Thursday, 14 May 2015

Relay Recorders!

Hello to all potential Relay Recorders!

If you're here, it might just be that you're one of the hundreds of runners already signed up to run a leg of the Great British Relay next month. If so, you're going to be taking part in an epic event linking up the running community all over mainland Britain. It's that story - the story of people coming together to achieve a common goal - that we want to tell... and you can help us.

We want to give runners on as many legs as possible the chance to share their relay experiences. It could be that you have a funny story about what happened to you when you went to recce your leg. It could be that you have a single photo that sums up your relay run. We don't mind if you want to write 50 words or 500. But get in touch as soon as possible so that we can get you set up to write your post.

Last year, we saw so many great posts from runners on the community Facebook page. Posts about people driving half-way across the country, begging their bosses to let them take days off work, running back-to-back stages in remotest Scotland, or diverting planned routes around incoming tides - just to make sure the baton got to the next handover point. Posts about needing a wee. Posts about the right way to hold the baton. Posts about being glued to the GPS tracker as it inched its way slowly across our screens. This year, The Relay Record is giving runners the opportunity to tell these stories to a wider audience. We also hope that this community blog will act as a lasting memento of what was achieved for everyone who took part.

So how will it work? All you'll need to do is log in, write your post and press publish, and we'll make sure everything reads in "running order". But we do need to keep things secure, so you'll need to contact us to get your log in sorted. Do it now by emailing with the subject line "New contributor". If you have a Google account, use the email address associated with that account and we can get you started straight away. If not, no worries, we'll explain.

And by the way, you don't need to know anything about blogging! :)

We have a couple of new posts coming up from last year's runners in the next week or so. Then, it's over to the 2015 team!

- Ed.

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