Tigger Tor 2020

Tigger Tor Race Director Chris Day
Click here to enter the 2020 Tigger Tor
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Race Organiser
Chris Day tel. 07930 944 001
Race date
Sunday 26th January 2020
Start location
Tigers RUFC, Dore Moor, Hathersage Road
Sheffield, S17 3AB – Link to Google Maps
Timings
Registration & kit check from 8.30am to 9.40am and race start 10am
Distance
Approx. 9.7 miles
Overall climb
Approx. 1,600ft
FRA race cat
BS 
Cost
£10 (pre-entry ONLY)
Number of places
Limited to 440 participants
Facilities
Toilets, showers, changing rooms, food, pub, limited car parking
Please note, in order to reduce waste, plastic cups are not provided for water.
Course map
Click here for the Course Map
Requirements
Previous fell running experience is strongly recommended

Full FRA minimum kit must be carried at all times during the race. Kit checks will take place both at registration and after the race. Any runners found without the required kit will not be allowed to race or be disqualified and reported to the FRA – no exceptions. FRA min. kit consists of a paper map of the course, a whistle, a physical  compass, emergency food, hat, gloves, and full waterproof  body cover with taped seams and an integrated hood

Introduction

2020 marks the 35th outing for the Tigger Tor Fell Race – the first race of the year in the famous annual Totley AC Race Series. The race starts and finishes at the Sheffield Tigers club house on Hathersage Road and requires reaching 11 checkpoints in order via an un-marked route over Houndkirk Moor, Burgage Moor and Hathersage Moor via landmarks such as Burgage Edge (the continuation of Stanage Edge), Higger Tor, Winyards Nick, Toad’s Mouth (at the top of Padley Gorge near Fox House) and Houndkirk Hill providing some of the most beautiful scenery the Peak District has to offer. On race day, the Sheffield Tigers club house provides a convivial atmosphere with food and refreshments (including a licensed bar) along with showers and changing rooms. 

However, the Tigger Tor race itself is not only a relatively ‘tough’ fell race with some very difficult terrain, but it is also subject to the winter weather. Temperatures on the day have regularly been well below zero on the moors and this is even before the effects of the wind chill. The course is unmarked so there may also an element of navigating using a map. Therefore, those with no prior fell running experience are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED from entering. If you have any doubts, please get in touch first with any questions. 

All entrants:

  • must accept primary responsibility for their own safety
  • should familiarise themselves with the FRA ‘Hypothermia’ leaflet
  • agree to abide by the FRA rules at all times
  • carry the FRA minimum kit along with any other items appropriate to the potential conditions 

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 are unchanged from 2018 / 2019. However, as most of the race is run within a site of special scientific interest and formal consent for this event is grated by Natural England, we have had to mark the Ox Stones area as ‘out of bounds’ on the course map.

Entries & transfers

The entry limit for this race is 440 and entry to the race will be closed either if this limit is reached, or, on Wednesday 22nd of January 2020.

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 archie@hartwright.org no later than Monday 23rd January 2017, naming the runner to whom the number is to be transferred.

  • Replacement runner completes the on-line form no later than Thursday 26th January 2017.
  • Archie will acknowledge that the swap has taken place by including the replacement runner in the list of registered runners.

The route

Course Map

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.

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.

Race Day

If you require assistance at any time then please contact Race Control on one of the following numbers:

07930 944 001 – Race organiser Chris Day

07549 629452 or 0114 2360075 – Tigers RUFC Don Longley 

 (Tigers RUFC)

This race is held under FRA Rules and runners must familiarise themselves with and comply with the FRA Requirements for Runners 2018 (the “Runners’ 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 (with taped 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).
  • Please bring a reusable plastic cup if you would like a drink of water at the finish. Single use cups are not provided.
  • 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.
  • GPS devices are not permitted for navigational purposes. You will need to visit the checkpoints in numerical order as marked on this map.

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)

Useful information

Directions

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.

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. 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.

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.