Totley Ultra 2022

Race OrganiserChris Day – mobile / WhatsApp / text 07930 944 001
Registration / start list / resultsAV Timing (TBC)
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Race dateSaturday 8th October 2022
Start locationTotley AC Pavilion, Lane Head Road, Sheffield S17 3BA (Google Maps)
Start time & cut-offs8am
RegistrationRegistration & spot kit check from 7.00am to 7.45am
DistanceApprox. 31.5 miles / 50.8 km
AscentApprox. 3600ft / 1100 m
Category FRA race category AL (49km with 1km ascent)
TerrainMostly off-road on well trodden trails with some short road sections
Other‘ER’ = experience required (examples of similar races required)
‘LK’ = local knowledge an advantage.
‘NS’ = navigational skills required (course not marked)
Price £20 + 99p service charge (pre-entry ONLY)
EntriesLimited to 200 participants
FacilitiesToilets, showers, changing rooms, car parking (car sharing encouraged)
Please note, water is provided, however, in order to reduce waste, plastic cups are not provided
MapCourse south (map 1 of 2) high-res PDF
Course north (map 2 of 2) high-res PDF

Course south (map 1 of 2) high-res JPG
Course north (map 2 of 2) high-res JPG
Downloads (ZIP)Course (maps 1 and 2) high-res PDF (ZIP)
Course (maps 1 and 2) high-res JPG (ZIP)

Maps in JPG, PDF, & GPX versions (ZIP)

Course GPX (ZIP)
LinksRoute on Strava
Route on OS Maps
Kit requirementsTo be carried during the race:

FRA min. kit (including a physical map. – OS Explorer maps OL1 and OL24 recommended). See bottom of page for more info

Fully charged mobile phone. Race organiser number saved. The What 3 Words app installed (and familiarity with finding and sharing your location)

Checkpoints / controls

StartTotley AC Pavilion 0km0kmSK 3012 7998///cried.cook.broad8am
CP 1Bubnel12km12kmSK 2508 7235///spaceship.nasal.think
CP 2Hathersage22km10kmSK 2334 8058///spend.power.remarried
CP 3Shatton26km4kmSK 2032 8257///feel.nicknames.establish
CP 4Ladybower31km5kmSK 2048 8651///gazette.fewer.coconut
CP 5Strines34km3kmSK 2251 8858///card.soaks.names
CP 6Redmires40km6kmSK 2563 8513///drain.leader.tops
CP 7Lady Cannings44km4kmSK 2786 8347///jams.transit.chair
FinishTotley AC Pavilion 50km6kmSK 3012 7998///cried.cook.broad5pm
Please note all distances & references are approximate

Checkpoints will provide water, fizzy drinks, crisps and sweets

About the Totley Ultra 2022

The Totley Ultra is a challenging new trail race for 2022 brought to you by Totley AC. Designed for experienced long-distance trail runners, it takes you through some of the most beautiful parts of the Eastern Peak District Moors.

Starting and finishing from the Totley AC club hut on the border of the Peak District, the 31-mile route includes 1 vertical kilometre of ascent as you make your way over the moors to Baslow, then along the Derwent River to Ladybower Reservoir, along the edge of Derwent Moor, and back via Hallam & Houdkirk Moors.

The race starts at 8am sharp and all runners are expected to finish by 5pm

Water and biscuits are provided at check points on the route, however, runners are expected to be self-sufficient on the route. The FRA minimum kit is required to be carried at all times by runners and prior experience in a similar race is an entry requirement

Start and finish location is: Totley AC Pavilion, Lane Head Road, Sheffield, S17 3BA

Facilities include toilets, changing rooms and hot showers

After operating costs, a proportion of the profits from the Totley Ultra will be donated to Edale Mountain Rescue and 267th Dore Scouts

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 throughout the race along with any other items appropriate to the potential conditions

This race is held under FRA Rules. It has a distance of approximately 30.5 miles with total climb of around 3,800 feet. It is therefore a category B Long race (average not less than 25 metres climb per km, not more than 30% on road).

Entries & transfers

This race is online pre-entry only via AV Timing – there will be NO entry on the day.

If you would like to transfer your entry, please use the link in the confirmation email you received when you bought your ticket.

Race Day

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

07930 944 001 – Race organiser Chris Day

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:

  • Kit inspections may 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 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 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 card 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 are not marshalled. Competitors must take great care when crossing roads and are responsible for their own safety at all times.
  • Runners are required to clip their race card upon arrival at each checkpoint. Race numbers must be clearly visible to marshals.
  • GPS devices are permitted for navigational purposes. You will need to visit the checkpoints in numerical order as outlined above

Retirement from race

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 the Totley Pavilion when retiring between checkpoints or
  • Telephone Race Control (07930944001)

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.

  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • 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 trousers (taped seems) and waterproof jacket (with taped seams and integrated, attached hood)
  • A navigation compass

Please note that although digital versions of the course are allowed (for example on smart watches or mobile phones), they cannot be accepted as part of the FRA Min Kit (as physical map if required).