Tigger Tor 2021 – team challenge

Tigger Tor 2021

Tigger Tor ’21 – Team Challenge

Tigger Tor ’21 team challenge
  1. The start & finish point is at Lady Canning’s Plantation and there are 6 checkpoints on the Burbage, Houndkirk & Hathersage moors (see images & OS map references below)
  2. Organise a team of 6 runners (and decide on your team name). Each team member will need a way of recording their individual runs using something like a Garmin watch
  3. Allocate each of the 6 team members one of the 6 checkpoints each
  4. Everyone starts running at the same time and from the same place
  5. Each team member then runs individually, as fast as they can from the start point to their allocated checkpoint and then back again to the start
  6. The timer starts when everyone sets off and stops when the final team member gets back to the start. 
  7. Not the overall time it took for the final runner to run to their checkpoint and back – this is the only team time you submit as your team race time (example below)
Start location
Lady Canning’s Plantation car park gate (car park off Sheephill Road) SK 290 834 (Google Maps link https://goo.gl/maps/xzb2Nqv5KoeACPPP8 )
Checkpoints
  • Higger Tor North Summit SK 257 821
  • Wynyards Nick SK 252 812
  • Toad’s Mouth Rock (road-side stile) SK 260 806
  • Carl Wark North SK 258 815
  • Stone Trough SK 264 808
  • Houndkirk Hill SK 283 817
Facilities
None
Safety requirements
This is a tough fell race over boggy moorland. The weather in January is likely to be bitterly cold with snow and strong winds. This is a race for safety-conscious & experienced fell runners.

  • Always check the weather forecast before you run, don’t attempt the race in poor weather conditions, and make sure you have the correct clothes & kit for the conditions
  • Always let someone know when & where you will be running along with what time you expect to return
  • Always carry with you at least the FRA ‘min. kit’ i.e. waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood), hat, gloves, map of the route, compass, whistle and emergency food.
  • Familiarise yourself with the symptoms of hypothermia, how to avoid it, and what to do if you get it. Please carefully read the FRA leaflet (https://fellrunner.org.uk/pdf/FRA_Hypothermia.pdf)
  • Familiarise yourself with the relevant FRA ‘Runner’s Rules’ (https://www.fellrunner.org.uk/documents/2020/FRA%20Requirements%20for%20Runners%202020%2007-10-2019.pdf)
Useful links

Here is an example of how this might work in practice

  1. Team ‘velocity’ consist of 6 runners – Bob, Sue, Jim, Anne, Dave & Sally
  2. Bob is the fastest runner over long distances, so the team allocate him the Wynyard’s Nick checkpoint (the checkpoint the furthest away). Sue is a fast runner, a good climber, and doesn’t mind getting her feet wet, so she’s allocated the Higger Tor checkpoint. Jim is the slowest runner in the team so he’s allocated the Houndkirk Hill checkpoint. Anne is allocated Stone Trough, Dave is allocated Toad’s Mouth, and Sally is allocated Carl Wark
  3. At 9am on Tuesday morning, the team set off running at the same time from the start point (Lady Canning’s Car Park). Each runner runs off individually towards their own  checkpoint – the one they were allocated – Bob runs off along Houndkirk Road, Sue heads off up through Lady Canning’s Plantation, etc.
  4. Jim is the first one back – he ran to the Houndkirk Hill checkpoint then back to the start. Second back is Anne who ran to the Stone Trough checkpoint and back. Then Sally & Dave get back. Anne gets back a few minutes after then and Bob gets back at 9:53am
  5. Each member of the team has successfully run to only their own checkpoint before returning to the start.
  6. The one who got back last was Bob who stopped his watch at 53 minutes & 22 seconds. His is the only time that us submitted as the team time. Team ‘Velocity’ completed the Tigger Tor team challenge in 0:53:22

For more info, or to ask a question, please join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tiggertor/

Rules

  1. This is an orienteering race for safety-conscious & experienced fell runners. If you do not yet have the relevant experience, please do not attempt the race
  2. Be mindful of sunset times when planning your run – it’s very easy to get lost on the moors and the temperature drops quickly when the light goes
  3. Open to anyone age 18+
  4. No entry fee, however, competitors are encouraged to donate the usual £10 entry fee to Edale Mountain Rescue
  5. Start and finish for all categories is Lady Canning’s Plantation bottom gate (in the car park)
  6. Only entries which start & finish in the correct place and have visited all checkpoints will be accepted
  7. No tarmac road running or road crossing allowed whatsoever
  8. Full FRA min. fell kit should be carried at all times during every race attempt (waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood), hat, gloves, map of the route, compass, whistle and emergency food.)
  9. No limit to the number of attempts you can have at the race or the number of times you can submit an entry
  10. No limit to the number of times you can enter any of the categories, and you can be a member of as many different teams as you like
  11. All submitted race attempts must be properly recorded using GPS (e.g. Garmin running watch or smart phone) and uploaded to Strava. Run recording cannot be stopped during a race attempt, even if you get lost. Wins cannot be awarded without proof
  12. Please follow the safety instructions including always letting someone know when you will be running the course (recces as well as race attempts) and also let them know when you are due back
  13. Main winning categories (individual)
    1. Under-23 M & F
    2. SEN (23-39) M & F
    3. V40, V50, V60, V70 M & F
    4. 1st Totley M & F
  14. Special competition categories
    1. Team category – team of 6. Within your team, allocate one of the 6 checkpoints to each of your team members. The whole team starts together at the same time from Lady Canning’s car park gate. Each team member runs to their own checkpoint then runs back to the start. The timer starts when everyone sets off and stops when all the checkpoints have been visited and all team members have made it back to the start. Fastest team wins
    2. Most completed runs (individual). This is awarded to the person who successfully completes the race the most times within January – recces included. In the event of a tie, the first submitted entry will be the winner
    3. Most direct route (individual). This category follows the standard race rules, but the win is awarded to the runner who completes the race in the shortest overall distance (i.e. the most direct route). In the event of a tie, the first submitted entry will be the winner
    4. Full race with checkpoints reached in alphabetical order (individual). This category is the same as the normal race, but with checkpoints visited in alphabetical order (i.e. start Lady Canning’s, 1. Carl Wark, 2. Higger Tor, 3. Houndkirk Hill, 4. Stone Trough, 5. Toad’s Mouth, 6. Wynyards Nick, finish Lady Canning’s)
  15. Remember this race is just for fun. Look after each other, always stop to help if someone needs assistance, and be courteous to others who are also using the moors
  16. If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid or have any other health issues that may affect your running or anyone else, please don’t attempt this race
  17. To reduce the risk of catching or spreading coronavirus, please adhere to the social distancing rules at all times including keeping a 2m distance from others and minimise time spent with people you do not live with. The government guidance is available here: https://tinyurl.com/tt-distancing

Safety

This list is not exhaustive

  • Don’t take any unnecessary risks
  • Account well for sunset times when planning your race attempt – this race may take much longer to complete than you imagine and it’s very easy to get lost on the moors even in the daylight!
  • Always check the weather forecast before you run, don’t attempt the race in poor weather conditions, and make sure you have the correct clothes & kit for the conditions
  • Always let someone know when & where you will be running along with what time you expect to return
  • Always carry with you at minimum the FRA ‘min kit’ (waterproof whole body cover with taped seams and integrated attached hood), hat, gloves, map of the route, compass, whistle and emergency food.)
  • Familiarise yourself with the symptoms of hypothermia, how to avoid it, and what to do if you get it. Please carefully read the FRA leaflet (https://fellrunner.org.uk/pdf/FRA_Hypothermia.pdf)
  • Familiarise yourself with the relevant FRA ‘Runner’s Rules’ (https://www.fellrunner.org.uk/documents/2020/FRA%20Requirements%20for%20Runners%202020%2007-10-2019.pdf)
  • Make sure your phone is fully charged before setting off

Prizes

Sorry, no actual prizes this year

Results

We’ll endeavour to keep the results updated in real time via our Facebook group as entries are submitted throughout the month. We’ll publish the final results shortly after the end of the race in early February

What you’ll need for the race

For this orienteering fell race you’ll need:

  • a GPS running watch (e.g. Garmin) or some other accurate way to record your run digitally
  • a Strava account (free) to log your run
  • a way of posting your run to Facebook (can be posted on your behalf by a friend)
  • an OS Explorer OL 1 (East sheet) or similar & good compass
  • good map reading skills
  • a running rucksack carrying the FRA minimum kit (see rule 8)

How to enter – team category:

  1. Pick a unique team name
  2. When your team has finished the race, upload your runs to Strava and title them ‘Tigger Tor 2021’ + team name (also make public if possible)
  3. Send an email to tiggertor@totleyac.org.uk with your team name, the team member names, and your race time

Feel free to also post your run on the Tigger Tor ’21 Facebook page

If you win, we may ask you to send in your Strava screen captures as proof of the time

Entry fee

There is no entry fee this year, however, entrants are encouraged to donate the usual £10 entry fee to Edale Mountain Rescue: https://tinyurl.com/emr-donate

FAQs

Are there any toilets or other facilities at the start or finish? No.

Do I have to submit my time every time I run? No, unless you’re entering the ‘most completed runs’ category

What’s the course record? This is a new race so there is no course record

Is there a set route? No. Provided you start and finish at the right place and visit all 6 checkpoints, you can take any route you like (unless you’re entering the ‘Full race with Checkpoints in Alphabetical Order’ category)

Do you assign teams for the team category or checkpoints to the team members? No, you organise your own team and allocate the checkpoints yourself within your team

Can I be a member of more than one team? Yes. There is no limit to the number of teams you can be part of and no limit to the number of times you can submit a race attempt

How much does it cost to enter? This year the Tigger Tor is free to enter, however, we’re encouraging entrants to donate the £10 entrance fee to Edale Mountain Rescue

Do I need to register? There is no registration – simply run the race and submit you time to enter

Checkpoints

Start & finish OS view

Start & finish OS view

Start & finish position

Start & finish position

Start & finish point wide view

Start & finish point wide view

Start & finish point SK 290 834

Start & finish point SK 290 834

Checkpoint – Higger Tor North Summit SK 257 821

Checkpoint - Higger Tor North Summit SK 257 821

Checkpoint – Carl Wark North SK 258 815

Checkpoint - Carl Wark North SK 258 815

Checkpoint – Houndkirk Hill SK 283 817

Checkpoint - Houndkirk Hill SK 283 817

Checkpoint – Stone Trough SK 264 808

Checkpoint - Stone Trough SK 264 808

Checkpoint – Toad’s Mouth Rock (road-side stile) SK 260 806

Checkpoint - Toad’s Mouth Rock (road-side stile) SK 260 806

Checkpoint – Wynyards Nick SK 252 812

Checkpoint - Wynyards Nick SK 252 812