This will be the 33rd running of Tigger Tor (so named as the route starts from Tigers RUFC and includes ascent of Higger Tor). The race starts and finishes outside the rugby clubhouse, which, on race day, always has a convivial atmosphere with pre- and post-race refreshments available. Showers and changing facilities are available. Set in a beautiful winter landscape, for many runners, who return year after year, this is a challenging and enjoyable curtain raiser to the season.
However, if you have no prior fell running experience, you are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED from participating. This is because the course covers some difficult terrain and weather conditions can be severe.
- must accept primary responsibility for their own safety
- should, in view of the conditions that may be experienced, familiarise themselves with the FRA ‘Hypothermia’ leaflet
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 9.7 miles with total climb of around 1,500 feet. It is therefore a category B Medium race (over 10 km but less than 20 km, average not less than 25 metres climb per km, not more than 30% on road).
The locations of the checkpoints and the area defined as “out of bounds” are unchanged from last year.
HOWEVER: ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2017 RACE PLEASE NOTE: Runners will be required to find their own way across Burbage Moor (between checkpoints 1 and 2). Last year, an advisory route was defined and was flagged on race day; in keeping with the description of this race as requiring navigation skills, no such guidance will be in place for the 2018 race.
Most of the route is within a Site of Special Scientific Interest and formal consent for any large event is now required from Natural England. Due to severe environmental impact caused by other users, we were informed that consent would not be granted unless we avoided the area around the Ox Stones and the paths that lead to them.
The area around Ox Stones (as defined on the race route map) will again therefore be out of bounds.
Entries & transfers
You will be able enter online here on Saturday November 18th.
The entry limit for this race will be 470 and entry to the race will be closed if this limit is reached, or, otherwise, on Friday 26th January 2018.
This race is online pre-entry only – there will be NO entry on the day.
Registered runners should present their kit for checking and collect their numbers at Tigers RUFC no later than 10:20 on the day of the race.
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 to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday 23rd January 2017, naming the runner to whom the number is to be transferred.
Checkpoints, as marked on the race route map, must be visited in numerical sequence.
The route between checkpoints is optional but, apart from two short, marked, marshalled sections between Tigers RUFC and Checkpoint 1/11, must not involve running along roads.
Competitors must find their own way to each checkpoint without external assistance. Marshals will do no more than indicate the general direction in which you should proceed on leaving a checkpoint.
There will be no checkpoint at Ox Stones.
As indicated on the course map, the area around the Ox Stones and all paths leading to it from Jumble Road and Ringinglow Road are OUT OF BOUNDS.
Unlike last year, the route across Burbage Moor (leading to CP2) will NOT be marked with flags on the day of the race; runners are free to take any line provided that the out of bounds area is avoided.
If you require assistance at any time then please contact Race Control on one
of the following numbers:
07885 813124 Lindsay Evans
07549 629452 (Don Longley)
0114 2360075 (Tigers RUFC)
This race will be held under FRA Rules. Additionally, entrants should note the following:
- Mandatory kit inspections will be performed on race day adjacent to the number collection desks. You will not be admitted to the start pen unless you have passed this inspection. A further check will be undertaken on completion of the race – anyone completing the race without the required kit will be disqualified and reported to the FRA.
- ‘FRA Mandatory Minimum Kit’ (waterproof whole body cover (withtaped seams and integrated attached hood) + hat + gloves + printed map of the route + compass + whistle and emergency food) will be mandatory and any runner presenting non-compliant kit will not admitted to the start pen and no refund of race fee will be provided. Note that kit inspections will include checking that whole body cover is waterproof (windproof/showerproof kit e.g. Montane Featherlite will not be accepted).
- 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. 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 controller
- Report directly to race control at Tigers RUFC when retiring between checkpoints or
- Telephone Race Control (see numbers listed above)
The race starts from:
Sheffield Tigers RUFC
Dore Moor, Hathersage Road
Sheffield, S17 3AB
Limited parking is available in the rugby club grounds and at the Dore Moor Garden Centre (www.doremoor.co.uk/contact)
The Garden Centre car park entrance is on Brickhouse Lane. When coming from the direction of Hathersage, there is NO RIGHT TURN into Brickhouse Lane. Instead, continue and turn right into Cross Lane, then right again into Brickhouse Lane.
Once the available off-road parking is full, you will have to park on the road some way from the club; please allow sufficient time, park responsibly and avoid inconveniencing local residents.
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. Through the next set of lights (at Beauchief Hotel), follow the road until you come to a T Junction, turn left (onto the A625 to Hathersage). Go past the Dore Moor Inn and the ground is the next right. Please allow sufficient time to park.
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.
Date: Sunday 28th January 2018
Start: Tigers RUFC 10.00am
Distance: 9.7 miles
Height gain: 1,600ft
Cost: £10 pre-entry ONLY
Facilities: a FrontRunner stall on the ground for you to purchase any essential equipment, either for the race or another event.
Toilets, Showers, Food, Bar, Limited Parking