Totley Moor

Race OrganiserDiane Clewes
Date23rd May 2023 7.30pm
StartCricket Inn (GR302799)Map
CostCost £7.00 (+ £0.95 admin fee)
Pre-enterPre-enter here no entry on the day
Distance10.5km / 6.5 miles
FacilitiesToilets, Showers, Food, Pub, Limited Parking
CoursePrintable Course Map
Car SharePlease see the list of participants at to assist with arranging a carshare


The race starts and finishes outside the Totley AC pavilion which is at the top of the field behind the Cricket Inn (GR302799 or S17 3AZ). There is an entry limit of 250. There are changing facilities and showers available in the pavilion.
Totley Moor is the third race of the annual Totley AC series of five races and the route is over varied terrain including road, track and footpath through woodland, fields and open moorland. This is a challenging race with some great views (and some great climbs) and varied scenery.

See the map for details of the route.
All runners MUST remain on the paths designated on the route map and abide by the instructions given at the start of the race and by marshals along the route.
This is a fixed route race as required by the race license issued by the Eastern Moors Partnership and Natural England. Any runners not abiding to the indicated route will be disqualified as none conformance with the license conditions will put the future of the race in jeopardy.


There will be a prize giving ceremony inside the bar area. So head there for a well-deserved drink after your race. Prizes have been kindly donated by Katie Bell Physiotherapy & Wellness, DrinkWell UK and also The Cricket Inn. There will also be fruit/veg included in the prizes from Scrivens at Totley. There will be top 3 male/female, 1st Totley runner, and prizes in the following age groups: 

  • 18-23 
  • Senior 
  • V40 
  • V50 
  • V60 
  • V70 

There will also be a couple of spot prizes too. 
Thankyou to MyRaceKit for printing and supplying our race numbers.

Entries and Transfers

This race is both pre-entry and entry on the day (if not full). To register for this race please enter online.
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.

The Route

See map
Checkpoints are marked on the map, usually, we will have marshals at all checkpoints, resource permitting. Runners must stick to the indicated route and pass all checkpoints in numerical sequence.

Grid Reference

Check Point

GR 301798
CP1 & 3: Junction of Penny Lane & Moss Road
GR 296798
CP2: Bend in Moss Road (no entry through horse field)
GR 293800
CP3 & 15: Junction of track and road at Bolehill Lodge
GR 291797
CP4 & 16: Gate on Moss Road (left turn) and entry to horse field plummet on return.
GR 289796
CP5: Junction of Moss Road and path running between pile of stones & trig.
GR 286786
CP6: Junction before sharp right turn back on path back to trig and moos Road.
GR 283793
CP7: Junction of trig path with Moss Road.
 GR 280796
CP8: Stile at turn off main track
GR 286799
CP9: Gate at ‘seven sycamores’.
GR 289803
CP10 & 13: Sharp left turn (behind wall) at junction of tracks next to bench and then back up from Stepping stones and down to ‘sting in the tail’.
 GR 287812
CP11: Junction of Blackamoor path and Pipers Gate descent.
GR 282807
CP12: Stepping Stones at bottom of Blackamoor woods.
GR 296802
CP14: Sharp right turn up hill at car park at far end of Strawberry Lee Lane

Race Day

If you require assistance at any time, please contact Race Control the following number:
07818424493 (Diane Clewes – Race Organiser)

This race is held under FRA Rules and runners must familiarize themselves with and comply with the FRA Requirements for Runners 2020 (the “Runners’ Rules”).

The race covers a distance of 10.5 kilometres (6.5 miles) with total climb of 440 metres (1,444
feet). Under the FRA definitions this means that it is a ‘Category B Medium’ race. This means that the kit that runners are required to carry is at the discretion of the Race Organiser, depending on the weather conditions.
All runners should bring FRA Best Practice kit with them in case the weather is bad.
A decision will be made on the evening.

FRA Best Practice Kit  (Waterproof whole body cover (taped seams and attached hood) + hat + gloves + map + compass + whistle + emergency food).
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
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.
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 Totley AC Pavilion when retiring between checkpoints or
  • Telephone Race Control (see numbers listed above)


The race starts from:
Totley AC Pavilion
nr. Cricket Inn
Penny Lane
S17 3AZ

Please carshare if possible. We are trying to minimise the impact of our races on the community in Totley and the environment. You can help by arranging to travel to the race with other members of your club. See the list of participants at

You are encouraged to come by bus if you can. The 97 bus to Totley from Sheffield High Street stops a five-minute walk from the start. Get off at the Cross Scythes pub on Baslow Road and walk down Hillfoot Road to Penny Lane.
Limited off road parking is available and will be signposted on the day. Please share cars if you are able to. Once the car park is full limited on road parking is available but please consider local residents and avoid parking across or opposite any drives or gateways, or damaging grass verges.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. At the traffic lights turn left onto Abbeydale Road which turns into Baslow road (A621).
Follow this road until you get to Totley. Turn right after the Cross Scythes pub onto Hillfoot road and follow the road down to the Crown Inn. Turn left onto Penny lane, the Cricket pub is on the left before the playing field, and the Totley AC pavilion, where the race starts, is at the top of the playing field. Follow the Marshalls for parking directions. Please do not park in the pub car 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.