ONE WEEK LATER THAN NORMAL, HOPE THATS OK WITH EVERYONE
Start from Carding Mill Vallley (10 minute jog from registration). Event run in conjunction with the Titterstone Clee Race - Race 4 of 6 in The Shropshire Winter Series.
Details: Pauline Richards, 23 St. Annes Rd, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 6AU. 01743 352387. firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for map to event centre
Click here for a map of a popular route (there are many variations possible within the rules).
Please do not take cars into the Carding Mill Valley unless you want to pay the parking charges for non NT members - the start and finish are only a 10 minute walk from registration. Please respect the privacy and property of the householders who live adjacent to the start/finish.
Please use the toilets at registration or the public toilets at the Carding Mill Valley Pavilion. Please do not water the grass up the valley; the future of the race depends on this! Anyone caught will be disqualified.
Retirement Procedure: You must report and surrender your race number to an official at the finish.
Safety: Make sure your number is clearly visible. Competitors must be aware of weather conditions. All competitors must carry waterproof/windproof tops & bottoms, map, compass & whistle. Competitors will be checked. Any competitor not carrying this equipment will be disqualified. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT AN EASY FELL RACE AND IS UNSUITABLE FOR NOVICE OR UNFIT FELL RUNNERS.
Out of Bounds: The Golf Course and the lane between Minton and Little Stretton are not to be used for the race route.
Check Points and Cut Off Times will be strictly enforced & you will be asked to retire.
Start 445 945 11.30am
Proceed UP the Valley
1. Stream Bend 446 964
2. Stream Junction 423 932
3. Stream Junction 424 924
4. Stream junction 409 918 1.15pm cut-off
5. Stream junction 419 909
6. Callow Summit 431 919
7. Yearlet Summit 436 935
Finish 448 942 Finish Closes at 3.00pm
There could be race officials at checkpoints 1,2,3,4,5,6 & 7 who will be taking your number. In the event of the check point been unmanned, there will be an orienteering flag and a punch. Please punch your number to prove you visited these controls - checks will be made at the finish. If you think you are likely to take more than three and half hours to get round there will be an earlier start at 10.30am, please let registration know if you wish to start at the earlier time. Early starts will be ineligible for prizes.
First Aid: Available at the Finish and at checkpoint 3 Barristers Batch and checkpoint 5 Windy Batch. Checkpoints 1,2,4 & 8 have basic items of first aid.
Changing and Showers: Sorry - None
Coffee & Tea: available free at the social club
Prize Giving: 3.00 - 3.30pm or asap in the Hall
Results: Please see merciafellrunners.org.uk