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The Grindleford Junior Fell Race – The Platypus

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Wednesday 9th September to Sunday 11th October 2020

Entries Open
Wednesday 9th September 2020
Entries Close
Sunday 11th October 2020
Duck Billed Platypus (U12/U14/U16); Duckboards (U10); Duckling (U8)
Entry Fees

Voluntary contribution. All proceeds will go towards Grindleford Primary School.

Ed Richardson

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A series of short junior races based in Hay Wood in Grindleford.

Duckling - U8 – 0.96km, 73m height gain
Duckboards - U10 – 1.43km, 77m height gain
Duck Billed Platypus - U12, U14, U16 – 2.56km, 158m height gain

U8 - 1st, 2nd 3rd – Female and Male
U10 - 1st, 2nd 3rd – Female and Male
U12 - 1st, 2nd 3rd – Female and Male
U14 - 1st, 2nd 3rd – Female and Male
U16 - 1st, 2nd 3rd – Female and Male

The main Duck Billed Platypus route follows the adult fell race all the way to Jubilee Rocks (essentially straight on at every turn until a sharp left hand turn back on yourself at the end of the muddy gully). There it continues over the other side as far as the wall on the edge of the field before turning back right and reversing the route up for a few metres. It then bears left and enters the birch wood and tracks along to the right of the wall towards a car park in the woods. Just before the car park it takes the right hand turn to join the Gallop route through the narrow wooden gateway and into the very small disused quarry. Here, just before the large beech tree on the left it takes an abrupt left turn down a very steep section to join the path by the stream (dogleg left just before the stream). It then follows the same route as for the Under 10s, following the stream down until it joins the main path down through the woods, to finish at the top of the lane.

All races start at the same place at the top of the lane next to St Helen’s church, map details on the website. Detailed descriptions and GPX files can also be found on the website.

To gain access to the Maps you'll need a 4 digit pin number, this will be sent to you upon registration.

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