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Race organiserRace Organiser: Kieran Hickey

Date: Sunday 4th September 2016

Start: Cricket Inn (GR303800) 10.30am………. Map

Cost: £5 pre-entry, £7 on day

Key Information

  1. Please note: Hillfoot road will be partially closed on race day. Access Penny lane [to gain aces to the car parking] via  A621 Baslow road.
  2. Full kit must be carried throughout the race (see details below).
  3. 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.
  4. We will need to collect the numbers from those who DO NOT FINISH so please hand your number in, if you retire.
  5. Any runner retiring from the race must report to the Race Organiser – not just to a marshal.
  6. The Race Organiser’s phone numbers are: 07913 660770

Equipment

This is a category “B” 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. 14_Competitors_Safety_Rules_and_Equipment.pdf

  1. Windproof whole body cover – mandatory
  2. Other body cover appropriate for the weather conditions
  3. Map and compass suitable for navigating the course
  4. Whistle
  5. Emergency Food

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 the Race Director.

General Race Instructions

This is a category “B” 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.

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

Check Point Grid Reference Description Comment
Start SK 303800 Cricket Inn
1 SK 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 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

Checkpoints visually

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