Race organiser

Race Organiser
Harriet Eisner
Race date
Sunday 1st September 2019, 10:30 am
Start location
Totley Pavilion, Lane Head Road (near the Cricket Inn, Penny Lane, Totley.) Postcode for sat-nav: S17 3AZ.  Location on Google Maps (opens in a new window)
26km / 16 miles
Total race elevation gain
1290m / 4232 ft
Course map
Interactive Printable
Cost & entry
£9 pre-entry or £10 on the day. pre-enter via WebScorer up to 3 days before the race (this link opens in a new window)
Toilets, Showers, Food, Pub, Limited Parking – please park responsibly. 

Please note single use plastic cups are not provided for water.

Mandatory kit
Carrying the full FRA Minimum Kit is mandatory. If you do not have the full kit, you will not be allowed to race. The minimum kit comprises of:

  • Waterproof whole body cover (taped seams and attached hood)
  • hat
  • gloves
  • map of the course
  • compass
  • whistle
  • emergency food

Given the length of race and time of year we also highly recommend carrying water. There will be two water stations on the course but we do not provide cups. Therefore, please also carry your own cup!


Full FRA kit required and please park sensitively for the neighbours.

This race is both pre-entry (by post or on-line up to 3 days before the race) and entry on the day. Details below:

The race starts at 10:30 am prompt on Sunday 1st September 2019. The registration process will open at 0900 and close at 10:15
The race starts and finishes outside the Totley AC pavilion which is at the top of the field behind the Cricket Inn (GR302799). On race day limited showers and changing facilities are available.

The Exterminator is the fifth and last race of the annual Totley AC series of five races and the route is quite complicated with several route choices. It is recommended that make yourself familiar with the route before race day. The race is run over varied terrain including road, track and footpath through woodland, fields and open moorland, villages and hamlets. This is a challenging race with some great views (and some great climbs) and stunning scenery.

Please make sure that you arrive in good time to register your arrival, have your kit checked and collect your number. Please allow sufficient time for parking (see below for details) and registration.

Entries and Transfers

This race is both pre-entry and entry on the day. Pre-entered runners should collect their numbers at the Totley AC pavilion from 9 am on the day of the race. Runners entering on the day must have completed their registration by 10:15 am so please leave plenty of time to register. You must neither start the race using a number obtained in someone else’s name nor give your number to someone else to use in the race.

List of pre-entered runners


Check Point
Grid Reference
Start SK 303800 Cricket Inn
1 SK 285788 Totley Moor Trig There will be a marshal. There will be no clip at this point
2 SK 291 808 Stepping Stones marshalled
3 SK 257822 Higger Tor, stile marshalled, water available at this checkpoint
4 SK 243839 Stanage Edge marshalled
5 SK 235819 Near Hathersage Church, where the footpath exits the field & joins the track marshalled, water available at this checkpoint
6 SK 251817 Bend in Road Marshalled, where the path across Mitchell’s Field exits on to the road
7 SK 247801 Millstone Edge Road Crossing marshalled with water. This is a few yards after crossing the road
8 SK 251791 Padley Gorge – pump house Self Clip
9 SK 285788 Totley Moor Trig Self Clip, no marshal
10 SK 304800 Cricket Inn

Race Day

If you require assistance at any time then please contact Race Control on the following number:
Harriet Eisner Race Organiser

This race is held under FRA Rules and runners must familiarize themselves with and comply with the FRA Requirements for Runners 2018 (the “Runners’ Rules”).

It has a distance of approximately 17 miles, 27.3 km with a total climb of around 1290 metres It is therefore an FRA category A Long race.

FRA Best Practice Kit Mandatory  (Waterproof whole body cover (taped seams and attached hood) + hat + gloves + map + compass + whistle + emergency food).
All runners must carry the kit required by the Race Organiser. Mandatory kit inspections will be performed on race day.  You will not be admitted to start the race unless you have passed this inspection.  A further check may be undertaken on completion of the race – anyone completing the race without the required kit will be disqualified and reported to the FRA.
Your race number must not be folded or cut down and, at the start, all checkpoints and the finish, must be clearly visible on your chest.
Numbers will be recorded at some checkpoints as well as at the finish; failure to show your number at checkpoints will lead to disqualification.
Entrants may not take dogs on the course
Road crossings will be marshalled but competitors are responsible for their own safety.

Retirement procedure
Runners wishing to retire from the race MUST inform Race Control and not just a marshal. They should either:

    • Report to a checkpoint and then return directly to the finish to report to race control
    • Report directly to race control at Totley AC Pavilion when retiring between checkpoints or
    • Telephone Race Control (see numbers listed above)

General Race Instructions

This is a category “A” Long Fell race. In addition to having the mandatory equipment as stated above, it is 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 race number at the last two checkpoints. The route you choose for the entire course is up to you – but do not climb over walls or fences. 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 carrying your own provisions. Navigational skills are therefore essential and experience of fell running or similar is also desired. You are responsible for providing your own map. There are 6 road crossings on the route some of which can be quite busy. Only 2 of these are by marshalled checkpoints.

There will be warning signs for motorists but it is your responsibility to ensure you cross the road safely. Traffic will not be stopped for you.

There may be cattle and other livestock on sections of the course. Please treat them with respect, especially if there are cows with calves.

Directions – postcode: S17 3AZ

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 – now Christian Restaurant), turn left onto Abbeydale road which turns into Baslow road (A621). Follow this road until you 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 (S17 3AZ) is on the left before the playing field, and the Totley pavilion, where the race starts, is at the top of the playing field. Follow the Marshalls for parking directions.

Please do not park in the pub car park or in any coned-off areas or the lanes next to the Pavilion Penny Lane and Strawberry Lee Lane.

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.

Checkpoints visually

CP 1
New Fencing – Moss Road
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CP 2
CP 3
CP 4
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CP 5
Enter Michell field
CP 6
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CP 7
CP 8
CP 9
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