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Race organiser

Race Organiser: Marcus Adams

Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Start: Cricket Inn (GR302799) 7.30pm………. Map

Cost: £4 pre-entry, £5 on day

Entry Form


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 7:30 pm prompt on Tuesday 23rd May 2017. The registration process will close at 7:10 pm. 
The race starts and finishes outside the Totley AC pavilion which is at the top of the field behind the Cricket Inn (GR302799 or S17 3AZ). On race day limited showers and changing facilities are available.
Totley Moor is the third race of the annual Totley AC series of five races and the route is over varied terrain including road, track and footpath through woodland, fields and open moorland. This is a challenging race with some great views (and some great climbs) and varied scenery.

Please note that as the race is being run during bird nesting season two variations to the usual route have had to be made in order to meet licensing conditions – see revised map.
All runners MUST remain on the paths designated on the route map and abide by the instructions given at the start of the race and by marshals along the route.
This is a fixed route race as required by the race license issued by the Eastern Moors Partnership and Natural England. Any runners not abiding to the indicated route will be disqualified as none conformance with the license conditions will put the future of the race in jeopardy.

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. To enter in advance, please complete the attached form and post it to the address indicated so that it arrives no later than Friday 13th May 2016 or enter online Here. The online entry facility will close at 22:00 on 19th May 2016. Pre-entered runners should collect their numbers at the Totley AC pavilion up to 7.10 pm on the day of the race. Runners entering on the day must have completed their registration by 7.10 pm. The registration desk will close at 7.10 pm 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.

List of pre-entered runners

The Route

See map
Checkpoints are marked on the map, usually we will have marshals at all check points, resource permitting. Runners must stick to the indicated route and pass all checkpoints in numerical sequence.

Check PointGrid Reference
CP1 & 3: Junction of Penny Lane & Moss Road (Counter). GR 301798
CP2: Bend in Moss Road (no entry through horse field) GR 296798
CP3 & 15: Junction of track and road at Bolehill Lodge GR 293800
CP4 & 16: Gate on Moss Road (left turn) and entry to horse field plummet on return. GR 291797
CP5: Junction of Moss Road and path running between pile of stones & trig. GR 289796
CP6: Junction before sharp right turn back on path back to trig and moos Road. GR 286786
CP7: Junction of trig path with Moss Road. GR 283793
CP8: Stile at turn off main track  GR 280796
CP9: Gate at ‘seven sycamores’. GR 286799
CP10 & 13: Sharp left turn (behind wall) at junction of tracks next to bench and then back up from Stepping stones and down to ‘sting in the tail’. GR 289803
CP11: Junction of Blackamoor path and Pipers Gate descent.  GR 287812
CP12: Stepping Stones at bottom of Blackamoor woods. GR 282807
CP14: Sharp right turn up hill at car park at far end of Strawberry Lee Lane GR 296802

Race Day

If you require assistance at any time, please contact Race Control the following number:
07984 663014 (Marcus Adams – 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”).

The race covers a distance of 10.3 kilometres (6.3 miles) with total climb of 415 metres (1,361 feet). Under the FRA definitions this means that it is a ‘category A’ short race. This means that the kit that 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
nr. Cricket Inn
Penny Lane
S17 3AZ
Limited off road parking is available and will be signposted on the day. Once the car park is full limited on road parking is available but please consider local residents and avoid parking across or opposite any drives or gateways, or damaging grass verges.

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 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 is on the left before the playing field, and the Totley AC 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.

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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