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Date: Sunday 6th September 2009
Start: Cricket Inn (GR302799) 10.30am.......... Map
Distance:
16m
Height: 4050ft
Cost: £6.00 on day
Facilities: Toilets/Showers/Local Pub/Limited Parking


Please note that there is a change to one of the Check Points from last yearís route:
Check Point 6 has been moved to 251 817 where the path across Mitchellís Field exits on to the road. There will be a marshal at this checkpoint. This is to ensure that runners do not cross the Private Land that is obviously out of bounds. We donít want to upset any more landowners than is necessary.
Please also note that maps will not be provided on the day and that you are expected to carry your own maps suitable for navigation of the course. The route straddles both the OS maps of the Peak District!



Race Organiser:
Mark Wilson


Directions

From North
Leave M1 at Junction 33. Head towards Sheffield City Centre on A57, after Dual Carriageway becomes a 50 mph zone follow signs for Ring road and Services. Turn left onto the Ring road (A6102) . Follow the ring road for 4-5 miles until you come to the Meadowhead roundabout (clearly signed). Go straight across and get in the right hand lane, which turns right after about 100yds (signed for Castleton and Bakewell). At the bottom of the hill, at the roundabout, turn left. At the traffic lights (at Beauchief Hotel), turn left onto Abbeydale road which turns into Baslow road (A621). Follow this road until to get to Totley. Turn right after the Cross Scythes pub onto Hillfoot road and follow the road down to the Crown Inn. Turn left onto Penny lane, the Cricket pub is on the left before the playing field/Totley club hut. Follow the Marshalls for parking directions. Please do not park in the pub car park.

From South
Leave M1 at Junction 29 towards Chesterfield, follow A61 to Sheffield until the Meadowhead Roundabout, turn left, then into right hand lane and then as above

Views from Stanage Edge

Looking towards the check point
Looking down towards Hathersage

 

Check Points
 
While every effort has been made to ensure that these grid references are correct it should be remembered that they only refer to a 100m by 100m square on the ground. They may also be subject to slight variation or change. If this occurs we will let you know on our Totley AC Home Page and will direct you to this table from there. If you have any feedback then please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Check Point Grid Reference Description Comment
Start 304800 Cricket Inn
1 285788 Totley Moor Trig There will be a marshal to ensure that you run around the Trig, there will be no clip at this point
2 294807 Stepping Stones Self Clip, marshalled
3 257822 Higger Tor, stile Self Clip, marshalled, water available at this checkpoint
4 243839 Stanage Edge Self Clip, marshalled
5 235819 Near Hathersage Church, where the footpath exits the field & joins the track Self Clip, marshalled, water available at this checkpoint
6 251 817 Bend in Road Marshalled, where the path across Mitchellís Field exits on to the road
7 247801 Millstone Edge Road Crossing Self Clip, marshalled. This is a few yards after crossing the road
8 251791 Bottom of Bole Hill Self Clip, marshalled
9 285788 Totley Moor Trig Self Clip, no marshal
10 304800 Cricket Inn  

Equipment
 
This is a category "A" Long Fell Race. As such, it is mandatory (as specified by the FRA Handbook Safety Requirements paragraph 9) for you to carry the following equipment or you will be disqualified from the race and if in the series you will therefore forfeit the right of gaining a T-Shirt.

a) Windproof whole body cover
b) Other body cover appropriate for the weather conditions
c) Map and compass suitable for navigating the course
d) Whistle
e) Emergency Food

Depending on the weather conditions it is possble that a hat and gloves are insisted on but this is a decision that will be made on the day. Random kit checks will be carried out.

General Race Instructions
 
This is a category "A" Long Fell race. Asides from the mandatory equipment as stated above it essential that all competitors realise the seriousness of the undertaking. We have been very fortunate in recent years with the weather but do not take this for granted. You must visit all the checkpoints in the prescribed order, punching your card when necessary. The route you choose between checkpoints is entirely up to you. There is over 4000' of climb throughout the length of the race. The route is not marked but is partially marshalled. There are three water stations but you should not be relying on them as you should be aiming to get round the course carying your own provisions. Navigational skills are therefore essential and experience of fell running or similar is also desired. Do not expect to be given a map at the start. You are responsible for providing your own map. There are 6 road crossings on the route. Only 2 of these are by marshalled checkpoints. Please take care when crossing roads. Traffic will not be stopped for you.
 
 
Events

One of the sponsors of our race series "Keep on Running" will be having a stall on the ground throughout the day for you to purchase any essential equipment, either for the race or another event. There will also be a post race massage tent.