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Stretton Hills (2) - English Championships Counter

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Sunday 17th March 2019

Entries Open
Saturday 16th February 2019 at 09:00
Entries Close
Saturday 9th March 2019
Entries so Far
393 Participants
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £15.00   
Race Organiser - Jim Tinnion
07790 938 447

Stretton Hills (2)


The Route:

The first round of the English Championships is once again being held on the rolling grassy hills of the Longmynd. Make no mistake though, as those who've done any of our recent champs races will tell you, while there's lots of fast running here there are also brutally steep but mercifully fairly short climbs and screaming descents. This is a one-off race in a point to point style so you will need to work out what the best line between each chekpoint is and then execute on the day. The first half is characterised by two climbseach with two options, one draggy but runnable and the other shorter but very steep. Between the climbs there is a long steady descent with a sudden drop towards the bottom. The second half of the race which is mostly level or gently downhill also will reward good route choices but should be very fast. An optimal route will be around 9.3km with 630m of ascent. A route map is available from the further details link below.


The race is pre-entry only. Entries are now on a first come, first served basis and you will have to pay as you make your entry.

For those who entered in the first week after entries opened you would have been put on a pre-selection list and should all now have received an invitation to complete your entries. IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLETE YOUR ENTRY AND PAY THE RACE FEE BY 9TH MARCH, YOU WILL NOT HAVE AN ENTRY AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REGISTER OR RUN ON THE DAY. To be clear, this applies also to guaranteed entry runners, you must actually enter the race via SI, you cannot just turn up and expect to run...


You should come prepared to run with FULL FRA KIT - "no kit no go" will be strictly enforced. ‘FRA Mandatory Minimum Kit’ comprises: waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood), hat, gloves, map of the route, compass, whistle and emergency food. Any relaxation of kit requirements will be notified to all registered runners by email the day before the race once a reliable weather forecast is available, but the carrying of map, compass and whistle will be mandatory whatever the weather. The race map is available at the link below.

In order to ensure marshals' instructions can be heard and as there is a road crossing on the route you may not run wearing headphones.

The race will be chip timed using which are attached around one ankle. We have selected this method as the chips are re-usable and because chips on numbers do not always register if covered up by say a waterproof or bumbag strap. You must follow the instructions which will be provided when attaching your chip to ensure that your time registers correctly.

If you retire you must return to the FINISH (not at the same location as the start) and hand back your chip timing device.

This could potentially be a tough race in poor conditions and so PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. However on this occasion we will not vet entries for experience. When you enter you will be asked to confirm that you have completed a fell race or a full or mini mountain marathon event, in the last two years. Fell races must have been registered by the FRA, WFRA, SHR or NIMRA and have been run over a largely un-marked course. Trail races are not considered suitable experience. If you do not have the experience, please do not enter.

Further information:

Full details and the race map are on the race web page.

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