This is the least well known of the three race Club Championship series which includes the ever popular "Tinker Cup" and well known "Past Members 6", all of which are handicapped but the Championship is on an aggregate best time basis.
As point to point implies the race involves visiting points using your own route choice and the handicap is "open" i.e. set off at intervals in reverse order for a theoretical mass finish. Traditionally competitors had no need to worry if they strayed off the public footpath which meant pretty well anywhere but private land.
We are now restricted to roads and public footpaths. What constitutes a public footpath such as the Neiley Cliffe wood path or the many new paths being created by dog walkers? These are definitely not on the map but definitely in general use!
In the past points points had to be visited in a certain order but now it is up to you. Although utilising roads only is within the rules it would be boring if that was the obvious best route and might even flag up road safety issues so the aim is always to select points which encourage off road route choices.
To register, please enter your name on the entry sheet down at Neiley Pavilion so that you can be allocated a handicap.
If entering via website, Facebook group or email please give some indication of your current form when you enter, such as a recent race, virtual race, or just a timed run, so we can handicap you. Be Honest!
The website entry should now be live and you can also volunteer to help via this form.
Registration for the senior point to point is £2 (exact change please) on the night at Neiley from 6.30 to 6.50 p.m at the latest and we need to be starting near the stile at the top of Marsh Platt Lane (behind Neiley Field) GR 145 120, as soon as possible after that time.
The two points for this year are:
Where footpath north from Lady House Lane has a junction with a new path to the east at GR 1422 1404
A marked tree on footpath in Royd House Wood GR 1615 1314
Fields to the immediate south of Royd House Wood.
Footpath to be strictly adhered to and followed around last tree which will be taped. See map.
A link to a map showing points to be visited will be added shortly and a copy of this will also go on the notice board in the hall.
Use the online form or sign up at the club.