Northern Athletics Autumn Road Relay Championships

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Date(s) - 23/09/2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sport City Manchester


Please note that this event is not subject to NA affiliation scheme.

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Thank you for your club’s entry to the above Championships which will take place on Sunday 23rd September at Sport City, Manchester. The Young Athlete’s events will begin at 11.30 am. The Men’s 6 Stage event at 14.00 and the Women’s 4 Stage at 14.05.
Please note all information will be displayed on our website at
Parking will be via Gate 2 at the Stadium (please see map). Stewards will direct parking from there. Please do NOT try to access the stadium via Rowsley Street as no parking will be available and you will be directed back to Gate 2.
Registration will be in the photo-finish/announcers kiosks by the outdoor track inside the main stadium area . Access to the indoor area will not be available as a Sportshall event is being held in the indoor arena.
Your race numbers must be collected by the Team Manager who should then distribute the numbers amongst the club athletes. Please ensure that the correct stage numbers are distributed to each of your athletes. Please inform ALL your athletes that race marshals will be wearing hi-vis jackets and directions during the race should only be taken from those marshals.
Please ensure that your team manager has given their name and an email contact address for your club to registration officials. Could you also note that the majority of the course should be run on the right hand side – only a small section of the SW race will be on the left. Please inform your athletes to keep on the right whilst racing.
Please note that club tents cannot be sited at the stadium, however adequate cover is provided in the stands where team flags/banners may be displayed.
National Relay Entries – Saturday – Sutton Park, Birmingham
Only clubs completing the Men’s Northern 6 Stage Road Relay Championship will be invited to enter the ERRA 6 Stage event. The first 25 teams (including ‘B’ but not ‘C’ teams) to finish in the Northern event will be guaranteed places. Entry information will be supplied by email on Monday afternoon –
Team Managers from qualifying clubs must ensure that the Northern athletics office or Ken Smith has their valid email address.
If you have any queries please contact us at the NA office on 01924 457922 .Any on the day emergency queries related to weather conditions etc, should be directed to Ken Smith (07962 109507) Weather updates and all latest information will be posted on the NA website – Thank you for your entry – we hope you have a good competition.

by car from the south
• Follow signs for city centre on the M56, which becomes the A5103 (Princess Road)
• Continue to the city centre, turning right onto the elevated A57(M).
• Follow this to the end, through two sets of lights and turn right onto Every Street.
• At the end of Every Street turn right onto A662 (Ashton New Road)
• Turn onto Rowsley Street (by Mercedes Garage) past Gate 11 to Gate 13
by car from the east
• Follow the M67 and join the M60 at junction 24
• Follow the M60 north to junction 23
• Exit left on to A662 (Ashton New Road)
• Turn onto Rowsley Street (by Mercedes Garage) past Gate 11 to Gate 13
by car from the west
• Join the M60 at junction 12 (M62) or junction 15 (M61)
• Follow M60 round the north of Manchester to junction 23
• Exit right on to A662 (Ashton New Road)
• Turn onto Rowsley Street (by Mercedes Garage) past Gate 11 to Gate 13
by car from the north
• Follow the M60 round to junction 23
• Exit right on to A662 (Ashton New Road)
• Turn onto Rowsley Street (by Mercedes Garage) past Gate 11 to Gate 13
There are many and frequent services to SportCity from all directions.
Direct services to the stadium are:
53, 54, 185, 186, 216, 217, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, X36 and X37.
Visit for information and an on-line Journey Planner or call 0161 228 7811 or 0870 608 2 608.
Manchester Piccadilly is the closest main line station to SportCity and is approximately a 20 to 30 Minute walk from the City of Manchester Stadium.Ashburys is a smaller station situated to the south on Alan Turing Way and is a 15 minute walk to the stadium.
There is a safe, sign posted and well lit route from the city centre and Piccadilly station to SportCity. It takes in Store Street, Pollard Street, Ashton New Road and Holt Town. The route takes around 30 minutes from Piccadilly Gardens and 20 to 30 from the Piccadilly station.

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