Date: Sunday 4th September 2016
Start: Cricket Inn (GR303800) 10.30am………. Map
Cost: £5 pre-entry, £7 on day
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 4th September 2016. The registration process will 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.
- Full kit must be carried throughout the race (see details below).
- Race numbers must be pinned on your chest and clearly visible to the marshals. Numbers must not be folded or reduced in size as this makes them less clear.
- We will need to collect the numbers from those who DO NOT FINISH so please hand your number in, if you retire.
- Any runner retiring from the race must report to the Race Organiser – not just to a marshal.
- If you feel that you have a disability you should seek advice and support from the Race Organiser ideally prior to race day.
- After the race all runners marshals and supporters are invited to partake of tea, coffee and a bite to eat.
- The Race Organiser’s phone number Kieran Hickey is: 0791 3660770
This is a category “A” Long Fell Race. It is mandatory (as specified by the FRA) to carry the
equipment specified below for your own safety. There will be kit checks at registration before your
number is issued; at the start of the race; and also during and at the end of the race. Any runner
found without the required kit will be DISQUALIFIED AND REPORTED TO THE FRA.
- Windproof whole body cover [taped seams and attached hood]
- Other body cover appropriate for the weather conditions
- Map and compass suitable for navigating the course
- Emergency Food
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
Entries and Transfers
This race is both pre-entry and entry on the day. To enter in advance, please complete the attached form and post it to the address indicated so that it arrives no later than Wednesday 31st August or enter online Here. The online entry facility will close at 22:00 on Wednesday 31st August 2016. Pre-entered runners should collect their numbers at the Totley AC pavilion by 10 am pm on the day of the race. Runners entering on the day must have completed their registration by 10-15 am at the very latest The registration desk will close at 10-15 prompt – 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. Transfers of numbers will NOT be allowed on the day of the race. But, if you are unable to run, you can transfer your number to another runner prior to race day by following the procedure set out below:
- Original entrant sends an email from the account indicated on entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org naming the runner to whom the number is to be transferred
- Replacement entrant completes postal form, writing “TRANSFER” across the top of the form, and sends it to the address indicated on the form, so that it arrives no later than Wednesday 31 August 2016.
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
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.
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.
|Check Point||Grid Reference||Description||Comment|
|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|
|Start||Check Point 1||New Fencing – Moss Road|
|Check Point 2||Check Point 3||Check Point 4|
|Check Point 5||Enter Michell field||Check Point 6|
|Check Point 7||Check Point 8||Check Point 9|
Start: Cricket Inn (GR303800) 10.30am………. Map
Distance: 25.7km / 16m
Height: 1290m / 4232ft
Cost: £5 pre-entry, £7 on day
Facilities: Toilets, Showers, Local Pub, Limited Parking
Exterminator course views
Please note that the change made to Check point 6 will remain:
CP 6 was moved to 251 817 where the path across Mitchell’s 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 out of bounds. We don’t want to upset any more landowners than is necessary.
Please also note that maps will not be provided on the day. 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!