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Wolf’s Pit Fell Race
20th March 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
9.2km / 467m ascent
The Wolf’s Pit
|Date:||20th March 2016.|
|Start Time:||11:00 am|
|Registration opens||09:45 am|
|Location||GR 196825, Field off Townfield Lane, Shatton, Nr. Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0BG.|
The race is to be run under Fell Running Association Rules for Competition. Should you be unclear in any way as to what these are please visit www.fellrunner.org.uk
We would reiterate that previous fell running experience is required. This is NOT a trail / parkland race as it DOES cross rough, exposed open moorland.
Whilst the course is partially marked, it is possible some navigational experience will be required. Do not rely upon following the person in front. Have a map & compass and know how to use it.
You will NEED to carry, wear or use the following kit:
- Full Body Cover must be carried by all competitors; waterproof cagoule with hood, full length waterproof bottoms,
- Map of the course
A spot check will be undertaken prior to the race starting.
Any competitor retiring MUST report both to the nearest marshall & to the race organiser.
- Enter on the day
- Race entry fee: £5.
- Minimum age 16 years old, but 16 to u18 year old runners only accepted with signed parental consent form available at registration.
- Please park at High Peak Garden Centre, Hope Road, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0AL as instructed. Then make your way on foot through the village of Shatton, up Townfield Lane, to the start field.
- Please allow extra time to walk to the start/finish field, distance approximately 900 metres/0.55 miles from High Peak Garden Centre. (As well as an incredibly well stock array of garden goodies the Garden Centre has a great café, Outdoor Gear and photographic shop and they even sell Mars Bars)
Toilet facilities will be available, by kind permission, at the High Peak Garden Centre and Townfield Barn adjacent to the start/finish field.
Training on the course and important land access issues
The local land owners have been extremely co-operative, working with us to allow access across open farm land en-route to the mast (the first big climb), and allowing access across Abney and Offerton Moor for the later parts of the course. (This access is granted for the duration of the race only; a TWO hour period 1100hrs – 1300hrs on the day – please do not abuse this privilege).
The race is to be held in early Spring (lambing time), so no dogs on the course.