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Race organiserRace Organiser: Harriet Eisner
Date: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Start: Cricket Inn 7.30pm Map
Cost: £4 pre-entry, £5 on the day

Introduction

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

The race starts at 7:30 pm prompt. The registration process will close at 7:15pm. Please make sure that you arrive in good time to park, register for the race and collect your number. The race starts and finishes at the Totley AC Pavilion (showers and changing rooms) above the Cricketers’ Arms on Penny Lane.

The race is over mixed terrain over 6.2 miles with 1444 ft ascent. It is therefore a B Short category race. The course record is: Male: K Manning, 37.29 (1992); Female: H Archer, 44.23 (2016). This race is held under FRA Rules. All runners should bring FRA Best Practice (waterproof whole body cover (taped seams and attached hood) + hat + gloves + map + compass + whistle + emergency food) in case of bad weather. A decision will be made on the night.

Entries and Transfers

This race is both pre-entry and entry on the day. To enter in advance, please enter online Here. 
The online entry facility will close at 22:00 on 16th June. Pre-entered runners should collect their numbers at the Totley AC Pavilion on race night before 7.00pm. Runners entering on the day must have completed their registration by 7.10 pm.
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

The route

Check Point Grid Reference Description
1 SK 301800 (jct) then GR301799 (field entry)
2 SK 296802 (road end / path junction)
3 SK 291797 (gate); on return GR292798 (gate)
4 SK 290797 after gate, immediate right turn onto path
5 SK 286797 (gate)
6 SK 280796 (stile and gate at main track)
7 SK 273802 (gate onto road) and 274803 exit from road
8 SK 277806 (gate at wood entrance)
9 SK 283807 (path jct at top of descent)
10 SK 282807 (stepping stones)
11 SK 286799 (trees & gate)

Race Day

If you require assistance at any time then please contact Race Control on one of the following numbers:

 07484634602 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 2017 (the “Runners’ Rules”).

It has a distance of approximately 10km with a total climb of around 440 metres. It is therefore a category B Short race.
This means that the kit runners are required to carry is at the discretion of the Race Organiser, depending on the weather conditions.

All runners should bring FRA Best Practice kit with them in case the weather is bad.
A decision will be made on the evening.

FRA Best Practice Kit  (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 may 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 may 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.
Runners are not required to record their arrival at checkpoints in any way. The only requirement is that competitors must run past the marshals (without taking short cuts) with their race numbers clearly visible.

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)

Directions and Parking

The race starts from:
Totley AC Pavilion, Penny Lane, Totley, Sheffield S17 3AZ

Follow marshalls and signs for parking.

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 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 and please give consideration to the local residents.

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.

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