|Race Organiser||Tom Ricketts -07813 761132|
|Race entry page||Enter here via AV Timing (opens in a new window). Price £11 + 99p admin fee. |
From this page you can also enter the full race series – £43 + £2.40 admin fee (Tigger Tor, Tiger’s Trail, Blacka Moor Chase, Totley Moor and Exterminator))
|Race date||Sunday 28th January 2024|
|Start location||Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow, Sheffield S11 7TS|
|Registration||Registration & kit check from 8.00am to 9.30am (min. FRA kit must be carried at all times during the race)|
|Distance||Approx. 8.8 miles / 14.2km|
|Ascent||Approx. 1610ft / 490m|
|Category||FRA race category BM|
|Price||£11 + 99p service charge (pre-entry ONLY)|
|Entries||Limited to 350 participants – Minimum Age: 18|
|Facilities||Toilets, food, bar, car parking (car sharing encouraged)|
Please note, water is provided, however, in order to reduce waste, plastic cups are not provided
|Map||View the Course Map PDF|
2024 marks the 39th outing for the Tigger Tor Fell Race – the first race of the year in the Totley AC Race Series. The race is based at the Norfolk Arms in Ringinglow, and the start and finish are along Houndkirk Road (the roman road). As a result the whole of the course is now on off-road tracks and fell. The race involves reaching 11 checkpoints in order via an un-marked route over Houndkirk Moor, Burbage Moor and Hathersage Moor. Landmarks include Burbage Edge, Higger Tor, Winyards Nick, Toad’s Mouth (at the top of Padley Gorge near Fox House) Carl Wark & Houndkirk Hill providing some of the most beautiful scenery the Peak District has to offer. On race day we will have exclusive use of the Norfolk Arms heated marquee for registration and results. The rest of the pub will be open for food and refreshments before and after the race.
The Tigger Tor race is not only a relatively ‘tough’ fell race with some 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 is also an element of navigating using a map and compass. In line with FRA policy no electronic navigation devices are allowed to be used (for instance phone apps, GPS watches that can follow a GPX track), except for recording and emergency purposes. 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.
- 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
- must carry the FRA minimum kit throughout the race along with any other items appropriate to the potential conditions. This includes a paper copy of the race route (electronic copies are not acceptable).
This race is held under FRA Rules. It has a distance of approximately 8.8miles (14.2km) with total climb of around 1,610 feet (490m). 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 shown on the course map, with grid references specified on the accompanying table.
Entries & transfers
This race is online pre-entry only – there will be NO entry on the day.
The timing and entry system this year is provided by AV Timing.
Apart from the required route between the start and checkpoint 1, this is a self-navigation race. Checkpoints are mostly manned by marshals but there is no defined route. Checkpoints, as marked on the race route map, must be visited in numerical order.
Over the mandatory section from the start to checkpoint 1 runners follow a route along Houndkirk Road, and then down to the fell gate (CP1).
|No.||Location||Map ref.||No.||Location||Map ref.|
|Start & Finish||Bottom of Houndkirk Road||SK290836||CP6||Winyards Nick||SK252812|
|CP1||Fell Gate||SK289823||CP7||Road Stile Toads Mouth Rock||SK260806|
|CP2 & 11||Bridge Houndkirk Road||SK283824||CP8||Carl Wark North||SK258815|
|CP3||Burbage Rocks||SK267826||CP9||Stone Trough||SK264808|
|CP4||Corner of Woods||SK262824||CP10||Houndkirk Hill||SK283817|
|CP5||Higger Tor North Summit||SK257821|
———- = Mandatory route out
Competitors must find their own way to each of the remaining checkpoints in numerical order without external assistance. Marshals will do no more than indicate the general direction in which you should proceed on leaving a checkpoint. You are encouraged to recce some or all of the route if you are not familiar with the area.
- Mountain Rescue donation page: https://tinyurl.com/emr-donate
If you require assistance at any time then please contact Race Control on the following number:
07813 761132 – Race organiser Tom Ricketts
This race is held under FRA Rules and runners must familiarise themselves with and comply with the FRA Requirements for Runners 2023 (the “Runners’ Rules) .
Additionally, entrants should note the following:
- Mandatory kit inspections will be performed on race day following number collection. You will not be allowed 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.
- ‘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 be allowed to start the race. 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 bottle 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
- 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. You will need to visit the checkpoints in numerical order as marked on the map (see link above).
- GPS devices are not permitted for navigational purposes. You will need to visit the checkpoints in numerical order as marked on the map (see link above).
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 the race organiser at the finish line or
- Telephone Race Control (see number listed above)
There will be a prize giving ceremony inside the Norfolk Arms. So head there for a well-deserved drink after your race. There will be top 3 male/female, 1st Totley runner, 1st Team (first 3 from same club) and prizes in the following age groups:
The race starts from:
The Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow, Sheffield S11 7TS
Mandatory FRA minimum kit
All runners will be required to pass a kit check during registration and there will be kit spot checks at the finish. Any entrant attempting to run at any point without the full required kit will be disqualified immediately.
- Printed map of the course (this could be a physical OS map or a print-out of the course map)
- A whistle
- Emergency food
- Waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated, attached hood) for example, waterproof over-trousers and waterproof jacket with hood
- A navigation compass (as opposed to an app)
Please note that digital versions of the course (for example on smart watches or mobile phones) will not be accepted.