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Race OrganiserRace Organiser: Steve Franklin

Date: Boxing Day December 2017

Start: 11 am, Totley Athletics Club Pavillion, The Cricket Inn, Lane Head Road, S17 Map

Cost: £5 (Entry on day only)

Introduction

Boxing Day 2017 will see the inaugural running of the Totley Two Turtle Doves (TTTD) fell race. After the race organiser took part in the Chevin Chase, a Boxing Day race up north in 2015 and 16 and absolutely loved it he thought about trying to organise a similar thing locally.
Like all the races from the Totley AC Pavillion a loop of the cricket pitch is mandatory before heading out briefly on the tarmac into Blacka Moor woods. The route will take in the Devils Elbow, a path not taken in any other races and will finish with the infamous dash down the horse fields.
The route is fully marked and is entirely on footpaths and bridleways. You must follow the marked route. Please note the route will not be heavily marshalled.
As it’s the first running of the event the RO would like to keep it relatively small in 2017.
However, we’d love the TTTD to grow, ideas for additions of a Cracker Relay around the cricket pitch pre fell race, a sing song and plans to bring along left-overs from Christmas Day to be taken to local homeless shelters are all things we’d potentially like to work towards.

Mandatory kit

Due to the time of year you will be asked to carry full FRA Best Practice kit (Waterproof whole body cover (taped seams and attached hood) + hat + gloves + map + compass + whistle + emergency food). Should the weather be very kind the RO reserves the right to reduce the minimum kit required. Ensure you bring EVERYTHING just in case.

The route

TTTD is 7.8km with 270 metres of ascent making it a BS category race. Due to access on Blacka Moor and Totley Moor the route is entirely on PRoW and is therefore fully marked and must be followed at all times.

Entries

The race is entry on day only. Entry can be made using the standard FRA entry form, these are provided at the pavilion or you can download one from the FRA website and bring it with you. Entry will open at 9.30am and close at 10.40am Boxing Day.
TTTD is open to 16+ year olds (age as on day of 26.12.17) a parent or guardian must complete the “Parental Consent Form for Junior Fell Runners”, this can be found on the FRA website and will also be available at the pavilion. 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.

Race Day

If you require assistance at any time, please contact Race Control on one of the following numbers:
Steve Franklin 07749 646272

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”).
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 Competitors are responsible for their own safety when running on the roads at the start and finish of the race.
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 Tigers RUFC when retiring between checkpoints or
    • Telephone Race Control (see numbers listed above)

Directions and Parking

The race starts from the Totley AC Pavillion, Bents Road, Totley Bents, S17. (GR303799)
Limited parking is available at the Totley Rifle Range and on Moss Lane – DO NOT PARK in the Cricket Inn car park, on Penny Lane or Bents Road. Follow the instructions given to you by the parking marshalls.

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