The date for the Club Championship Race and Annual Dinner has been moved forward into October, since the dinner venue has unfortunately become unavailable for our preferred date in November. This year we have new venues for both race and dinner.
The Dinner will be held at The Beauchief Hotel, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield. The exact menu has yet to be finalised, but will likely be a Chilli / Curry / Lasagne buffet. Beer will be Moonshine and we will be dancing to our regular rock band.
By kind permission of the Cooper family the we have access to a field at Highfield Farm, Upper Booth, Edale for the Race. This venue gives easy access to the south western quadrant of the Kinder plateau, the slopes above the Kinder Reservoir and not forgetting Brown Knoll! The checkpoints are listed below. The location of the start and the order in which the checkpoints must be visited will be revealed on the day. Hopefully these arrangements will allow folk to ponder routes in advance, whilst maintaining a small element of anticipation for the day of the race. Note that the finish is on PRIVATE land. Please do not jeopardise the race by straying from public footpaths or access land if out for a recce. The optimum (?) route is under 9 miles with 2500’ of climbing – this is shorter, but more hilly than in recent years. The estimated winning time is around 80 minutes.
The race will be a staggered start handicap, with the slowest runners off at 10am and the whippets at 11am. Please enter in advance by contacting the handicapper Lynn Bland: 0114 264 6409. Lynn would appreciate an indication of your fitness level! A £1 charge will be levied on the day.
Note that the start is a few minutes jog from the parking field, so please arrive in plenty of time. Please try to share transport or use the train. Standard FRA kit requirements apply, i.e. full body cover, hat, gloves, compass, whistle, food and map (provided). Debriefing will be in The Ramblers Inn following the run.
If you cannot run, please consider lending a hand with the timekeeping or marshalling. Contact: Gavin Williams 0114 230 9227.
Check Points (in no particular order)
Start (to be revealed on the day) SK ?
Broad Clough Enclosure (western side) SK066871
Brown Knoll (trig point) SK083851
Bridge at foot of Jacob’s Ladder SK088861
Kinder Gates SK088886
Woolpacks (eastern side of the major crag, overlooking Jacob’s Ladder) SK091867
Finish Highfield Farm (PRIVATE LAND!) SK103850
Details and map of route here