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South Mynd Tour Fell Race (English Champs Race)

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Sunday 19th September 2021

Entries Open
Monday 9th August 2021 at 10:00
Entries Close
Thursday 16th September 2021
Entries so Far
236 Participants
Entry Fees
FRA Member   £15.00   
Non Member   £17.00   
Event Organiser - Tim Parker

FRA grade AL (ER PM LK NS) 1270 m climbing, 23km

Pre-entry only.
FULL FRA KIT is mandatory (including a map) - "no kit no go" will be strictly enforced

Car Park and Registration is in a field behind Little Stretton church accessed off Elms Lane SO 445919. Potaloos available there and in start field. Sorry, no Food included in entry fee. We will provide water, but please bring your own water bottles or camel - no cups provided.

Any National Covid rules at the time of the race will apply. Do not come if you have any suspicions you are developing Covid symptoms. Please bring a face mask anyway as we may suggest their use for the start (until runners 2m apart).

Start 11am at Little Stretton in field just opposite the camp site - SO 441 919 (Field private with permission to use only on race day) (Practice via existing public footpath along the valley) 

Check points:

  1. CP1 - Grindle summit cairn - 430 926
  2. CP2 - Bridge in Minton Batch - 421 902
  3. CP3 - Cross tracks at high point in forest - 406 902
  4. CP4 - Stream crossing, bottom of Wooler's Batch - 408 887
  5. CP5 - Gate and stile on Portway, top corner of forest - 398 897 (first aid kit available)
  6. CP6 - Southern Ridge (just south of Black Knoll) - 393 887
  7. CP7 - Quarry on road near Myndtown - 393 895 (water point)
  8. CP8 - Gate on Portway, top corner of forest - 398 897 (same location as CP3) (first aid kit available)
  9. CP9 - Prolley Moor Road 'T' Junction - 403 929 (possible water point if weather hot)
  10. CP10 - Pole Bank - 415 944

Finish (as start) 441 919.
Please - YOU MUST DOWNLOAD data off your dibber at the Registration tent, or else you will not get a time. 

See race map on the Mercia fellrunners website - "events"

You have totally free route choice between the start and CP1 (Grindle), CP1 and CP2 (Minton Batch), CP8 and CP9, and from CP10 to the finish.  You must not cross out of bounds areas (shown in blue on the map) and you must only use roads and public rights of way when you are not in the open access area. The Gliding airfield is strictly out of bounds too for obvious safety reasons (ie you must past WEST of the gliding club house). The route will be marked through the forest. For those not able to reccie, you should note that there is no crossing point on the fence which runs down from the Portway at 401903 to Handless Cottage. Either pass above it on the Portway or below it on the road. Needless to say, if you choose route options involving running on a road, please follow the highway code and be wary - drivers will not be expecting to encounter runners.

If you develop Covid-19 symptoms and/or have a positive test within 72 hours of the race, you must inform the Race Organiser.

If you test positive you should complete the UKA Covid-19 Report Form.


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