Info: New entries for this event closed on Thursday 16th September 2021.
FRA grade AL (ER PM LK NS) 1270 m climbing, 23km
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)
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.