The BDL returns on Tuesday 3rd August at 7:00 pm. This will be a one-off race on the regular summer league course starting at Shipley Hall cricket club, hosted by Heanor RC. As it stands the prize giving for the 2019/20 winter league may take place afterwards, but we shall wait and see on that front. The race HQ is at Shipley Hall pavilion (The Field, Shipley, Country Park, Heanor, DE75 7JH) and parking is available in a field near the venue – please adhere to any parking instructions that the marshals provide, and do consider car sharing / cycling if at all possible.
For runners new to the club, entry to BDL league races is free. The only real stipulations in place are:
Club colours have to be worn (i.e. Matlock AC vest / t-shirt)
You have to be a paid up member of your club on the day of the race (UKA affiliation is not required, however)
You need to be over the age of 14 on the day of the race.
There is no requirement to register for each race - just turn up at the start line in time for the gun. At the finish line you will be handed a metal disc indicating your finishing position. After you have recovered sufficiently this disc should be handed to your club representative (usually me) who will record your name, date of birth and disc number. All of the individual clubs finishing positions and times are then collated and the results published within a few days - the BDL prides itself on a slower pace of life!