The CSAA Road Relays have been held at London’s Finsbury Park since 1978 but records show that possibly the first Relays were at the City of London Arena in 1953. Up until 2015 when the Race moved from October to March the Men’s Team had 5 runners racing over the tough 2 lap course. From 2015 it became teams of 4. The Women’s event used to be a straight race over the 2.8 mile course but in 1993 a 3 Team Relay was introduced and has continued since then.
The 2018 event saw the highest number of participants since 2013 which was pleasing for the event’s organisers as consideration was being given to the events future and whether it could continue in the face of falling numbers. However, it still remains popular and will hopefully continue for the foreseeable future.
In this year’s Men’s Race HMRC/RCSL retained their title for the 11th successive year ahead of Ordnance Survey and DWP/HASSRA. The fastest Leg of the Day went to George Dollner (DWP/HASSRA) in his first CSAA event with the fine time of 14.19, which was the quickest since 2013.
In the Women’s Race MINERVA recorded their 3rd successive win with Victoria Carter (MINERVA) setting the fastest leg for the third time in the last four races. It was good to see three teams from Land Registry competing
Thanks must go to the CSAA organising team for their support and to coming along to time-keep, record, and produce the overall results on the day.