Wolf's Pit - race notes & entry

The Wolf's Pit

Date: 19th March 2017.
Start Time: 11:00 am
Registration opens 09:45 am
Location GR 196825, second Field on right off Townfield Lane, Shatton, Nr. Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0BG.

Race Notes

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.

 

Wolf’s Pit Fell Race

Race Notes

 

 

 

 

Grid reference

Description

 

 

 

Start / Finish

195825

2nd field on right off Townfield Lane

CP1

203803

Path junction on Abney Moor

Route Note

 

Competitors MUST follow the flagged route to and from checkpoint 1.

 

Footpath across Abney Moor

From CP1 to CP2

Competitors MUST stick to the footpath across Abney Moor

CP2

213810

Stile / Gate to west of Offerton Hall

 

 

 

General Note

 

Do NOT cross any wall / fence at any point other than a designated access point / stile.

 

 

 

Land Access Notes

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 10:30 -12:30hrs on the 19.03.17 – please do not abuse this privilege).

 

You will NEED to carry, wear or use the following kit:

  1. Full Body Cover must be carried by all competitors; waterproof cagoule with hood, full length waterproof bottoms,
  2. Hat
  3. Gloves.
  4. Map of the course
  5. Compass 
  6. Whistle

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. 

 

Entry 

  • Enter on the day
  • Race entry fee: £7.
  • Minimum age 16 years old, but 16 to 18 year old runners only accepted with signed parental consent form available at registration.

Car Parking

  • 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.

Toilets

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).

Dogs

The race is to be held in early Spring (lambing time), so no dogs on the course.