NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AAA COUNTY FELL RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
Sunday, 18th March 2018 11.00 am
Venue: Wolf’s Pit fell race, Shatton, near Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire.
GR 196825 (field off Townfield Lane), Hope Valley, S33 0BG.
IMPORTANT ADDITION FOR THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2018
FRA requirements for runners 2018 “Runners’ Rules” apply to runners in FRA-registered races and events and you will be expected to have read them, and to agree to comply with the requirements, as a condition of entry.” These rules in full can be found on pages 8-10 and also links to Hypothermia and First on the scene (casualty) information on pages 36-41 of the FRA Handbook and Fixtures Calendar 2018 or via this link:
or via the home page of www.fellrunner.org.uk then via FRA and then documents and then the runners section.
The race organisers have once again kindly agreed for the Wolf’s Pit Fell Race to host the Nottinghamshire AAA County Fell Running Championships now in its eighth year.
PARKING AT HIGH PEAK GARDEN CENTRE, HOPE ROAD, BAMFORD, HOPE VALLEY, S33 0AL. 900 metres to registration and start / finish
FOR 2018 PLEASE CHECK on the race website www.wolfspitfellrace.org.uk AS THE DETAILS IN THIS INFORMATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGES BY THE RACE ORGANISER - race notes and entry for competitors, Route Description and Course Map. The race is held over private land and so no training on the route before race day.
Competitors must be over 18 for the Nottinghamshire Championships (see race website for information for junior races) and must compete for their first claim club (unattached runners may compete but unattached runners from previous years must be first claim in 2018 to qualify in the Nottinghamshire Fell Championships).
£7 entry on the day at registration which opens at 0945 – arrive in good time for the walk to registration and start / finish area and bring full kit for the race with you to the registration for kit checking. (See later AND on the Wolf’s Pit race website about kit requirements).
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY ENTRANTS MUST FIRST REGISTER FOR THE RACE AND THEN REGISTER AT THE NOTTS DESK TO ENTER THE COUNTY FELL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AND TO HAVE A MANDATORY KIT CHECK
Nottinghamshire qualification based upon birth in county or residence for the last 9 months. No previous participation in a championship race for another county in this competition year eg cross-country for Lincolnshire by residency then Nottinghamshire Fell by birth.
Runners should wear clothing suitable for the conditions. It is not essential, but it is hoped that club vests will be worn. There are strict requirements for kit / equipment to be carried throughout all of the race (see below).
County championship medals awarded in line with Nottinghamshire AAA rules to men and women in open, V35-44, V45-54, V55-64, V65-74, V75+ and team (3 of any age).
The race will act as a selection race for the UK Intercounties Fell Running Championships to be held at Lad’s Leap in Derbyshire on Saturday 19th May.
Nottinghamshire Fell Championships results will be posted on the Nottinghamshire AAA website www.nottsaaa.org as soon as possible after the race.
Teams will consist of the first 3 scoring runners of any age from each club and best on position NOT times - in the event of teams tied on points the last scoring runner nearest the winner determines final team position. There is only one category of open team. There are no vet team awards. Medal presentations will take place soon after the end of the race.
Wolf’s Pit fell race is an AS category fell race of 9 Km / 5.6 miles and 450m / 1476 feet ascent. The course has steep, grassy ascents and descents, rough grass with heather moorland and rocky tracks. Studded fell shoes are advisable.
The race is to be run under FRA rules and there is a mandatory full kit requirement THAT MUST be carried throughout the race. This will consist of full body cover of waterproof cagoule with hood and full length waterproof bottoms, hat and gloves, whistle, silva type compass and map suitable to navigate the course (available via www.wolfspitfellrace.org.uk) and the ability to use both map and compass. The kit to be carried throughout the race is a mandatory requirement - at the time of year of the race extreme weather conditions may develop rapidly with little warning. Alongside random kit checks by the race organiser, Nottinghamshire Championship runners WILL ALL be kit checked before the race start and at random on finishing. Failure to comply with kit requirements will result in disqualification from the race and championships.
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