Blacka Moor Chase – trail race

Race OrganiserSteve Franklin (mob. 07749 646 272)
Race date21st July 2022
Start locationTotley Pavilion, Lane Head Road, Sheffield S17 3BA
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TimingsRegistration from 6.30pm
Race start 7.30pm
DistanceApprox. 7.2 km
Overall climbApprox. 270 m
FRA race categoryBS
Cost£6 on the day only
Min. age16 years old
FacilitiesToilets, showers, changing rooms, water (please bring own cup or bottle)
ParkingVery limited parking available. Please consider other transport, car shares, and parking further away
CoursePrintable Course Map

CAR PARKING UPDATE – IMPORTANT:

We don’t have access to the usual car park at the bottom of Moss Road this year so you will need to park further away and walk / jog / cycle to the cricket pitch.
If you could please park in the green areas marked on the attached map and car share as much as possible that would be fantastic.

Introduction

Blacka Moor Chase is one of the shorter Totley AC races but it still packs a punch. It takes in a few of the big hills within the Blacka Moor woods and finishes with the classic descent off of Totley Moor down through the steep horse fields.

This event is online entry only and numbers will be collected upon arrival. We will observe the FRA COVID guidelines throughout and you will be expected to wear masks (apart from when you are running) and maintain social distancing. 

The route

Blacka Moor Chase 2018 is approximately 7.2km and has around 270 meters of overall ascent. Due to access on Blacka Moor and Totley Moor the route is entirely on public rights of way and is therefore fully marked. The route must be followed at all times.

Entries

  • The race will be entry on day only.
  • It’s £6 to enter on the night, please try to bring the correct change.
  • 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 on the day of the race please contact the race organiser directly:

  •  07749646272 Steve Franklin, Race Organiser

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”).

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 shortcuts) with their race numbers clearly visible.

Retirement procedure

Runners who need to retire during 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 number listed above)

Directions and Parking

The race starts from:

  • Totley AC Pavilion, Lane Head Road, Totley, Sheffield S17 3AZ

Parking is very limited so please consider parking further away, sharing lifts, or even better, making your way to the start on foot or by bike

FRA Min. kit requirement

In extreme circumstances the race organiser may require all participants to carry the FRA min kit during the race. Please therefore make sure that you have access to your kit and are able to carry it if required.