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The proposed date for 2019 is Sunday 24th March

All details to follow


The Don Morrison Memorial Edale Skyline 2018 race will be held on

Sunday 11th March 2018 at 10:30

Entry fee £15, NO entry on the day.

Results from Sport Ident including splits (team results will be added on Monday)

Results on DPFR

Some photos by Sport Sunday

The route is different from that used in previous years, the control points will be:

Number

Location

Gridref

Start

Grindsbrook Meadow

SK122862

1

Ringing Roger

SK125872

2

Top of Grindsbrook

SK105872

3

Grindslow Knoll

SK109868

4

Start of Brown Knoll Flagstones

SK080861

5

Top of Chapel Gate (end of flagstones)

SK099829

6

Mam Nick road crossing

SK124834

7

Mam Tor

SK127835

8

Back Tor

SK145850

9

Lose Hill

SK153853

10

Townhead Bridge

SK168845

11

Top of Fullwood Stile Lane

SK170853

12

Hope Brink

SK177851

13

Win Hill

SK186850

14

Path on to Kinder Scout - stile

SK158878

15

Path junction (Coffin Rock)

SK143880

16

Ringing Roger

SK125872

Finish

Grindsbrook Meadow

SK122862

Results from 2017 :-

Link to SportIdent Results (with splits and team results)

Link to DPFR Results

The Edale Skyline Fell Race is supported by:

Buy a race map from
Pete Bland Sports

Race map


Edale Skyline Equipment 2018

This is a long race in which there is little respite from the often 'challenging' weather. Ask anyone who was there in 2007 or 2015, or take a couple of minutes to look here:

YouTube clip of Edale Skyline 2007

The required kit list goes beyond the standard FRA kit list for an AL race and is as follows:

  • Waterproof cagoule with taped seams and integral hood
  • Waterproof over-trousers with taped seams
  • Shoes and socks
  • Hat (we'll accept a Buff, but would prefer you carried something warmer)
  • Gloves
  • Map appropriate for navigating round the course
  • Whistle
  • Compass
  • Food (400 kcal minimum) = at least 2 mars bars, preferable more!
  • Leggings (at least ¾ length)
  • Two long sleeved tops

At the organiser's discretion this list may be relaxed on the day, but all competitors should be prepared to carry all items listed above. We will have no hesitation in barring you from competing if you turn up without the stipulated kit. There will be kit checks for all runners at registration. There may also be random kit checks at the start and finish.

In addition, for the safety of you and fellow competitors, we recommend that you also consider carrying the following:

  • Mobile phone
  • Bivy bag

Sorry if you think this all sounds rather draconian, but it is done with your best interests at heart.


The route has changed for 2018, the provisional checkpoints are shown below. The controls and associated map are subject to final approval, so may change.

Number

Location

Gridref

Start

Grindsbrook Meadow

SK122862

1

Ringing Roger

SK125872

2

Top of Grindsbrook

SK105872

3

Grindslow Knoll

SK109868

4

Start of Brown Knoll Flagstones

SK080861

5

Top of Chapel Gate (end of flagstones)

SK099829

6

Mam Nick road crossing

SK124834

7

Mam Tor

SK127835

8

Back Tor

SK145850

9

Lose Hill

SK153853

10

Townhead Bridge

SK168845

11

Top of Fullwood Stile Lane

SK170853

12

Hope Brink

SK177851

13

Win Hill

SK186850

14

Path on to Kinder Scout - stile

SK158878

15

Path junction (Coffin Rock)

SK143880

16

Ringing Roger

SK125872

Finish

Grindsbrook Meadow

SK122862

We will be applying cutoff times at 3 controls, provisionally there are:

  • Mam Nick (CP6) 2 hours
  • Townhead Bridge (CP10) 3hours 15 minutes
  • Path onto Kinder Scout (CP14) 4hours 30 minutes

There are good easy walking routes back to Edale from all of these points.

Click on the image to download a pdf of the provisional route, taking note of the compulsory route and out of bounds areas on the Kinder plateau:

Edale Skyline Fell Race is a category A long fell race held on an unmarked course, covering high and exposed fell terrain in potential harsh conditions. Suitable experience is required, as detailed below. If you cannot demonstrate this your place will be cancelled and you will receive a partial refund.

You need to fulfil at least one of these requirements:

  1. have finished this race in the last 5 years
  2. have completed 2 AL races in the last two years
  3. be able to demonstrate that you can safely navigate your way round exposed fell terrain in potential winter conditions - please give plenty of information on the entry form to help us confirm your entry. We may contact you for further information if this question is not answered to our satisfaction.

Edale Skyline 2018 On the Day

General Information

The Don Morrison Memorial Edale Skyline Fell Race has been going since 1974. It is a long, tough, early season race, with often challenging conditions – we have had runners retiring with heatstroke and hypothermia! You must carry the stipulated kit. Take care on the hills and have a good day out. Please note the following:

Car Parking

N.B. The parking field is VERY wet so parking may be difficult. Please car share as much as possible or come on the train.

As in previous years, car parking will be in a field near Shaw Wood farm, on the road between Edale and Barber Booth SK120851. Please follow marshal's instructions. Have some change ready – there will be a charge of £3 per car. Please car share if at all possible. All car park charges are donated to Edale Village School. The will be a signed off-road route from the car park to registration.

Registration

In Edale Village Hall, between 8.30am and 10.15am. If you arrive later than this, sorry, you won't be able to run.

You will be asked to fill in an entry form and complete a kit check. Please make sure your kit conforms to the standards set out on the Equipment tab of the Skyline pages. You must get the kit check completed before you can collect your number.

Collect your number from the relevant table - numbers will be generated after the closing date by SportIdent - they will be in Surname order, so it should be simple to find the correct table! Then take your number to the SI card table where you will be issued with a Sportident dibber, unless you bring your own (if you do bring your own you must still go the the SportIdent table with your dibber).

Keep the vest number at its original size and pin it to your chest. Please show this vest number to marshals at all checkpoints, even if you are wearing a jacket over the top.

Once you have registered, we assume that you start the race. If you do not start, please follow the procedure for retirements.

There will be a dibber box on the footbridge, just before the start field, so we can double check starters.

Route see Route tab

Procedure at Checkpoints

Register your dibber in the dibber box (it will go 'beep' - more than one beep is unnecessary but not a problem).

Show your vest number to the marshal. Please give the marshal enough time to record your number.
Please follow any instructions from marshals. If you look unfit to continue, you may be asked to retire.

There is no dibber at CP1 Ringing Roger (outward), CP2 Top of Grindsbrook, CP7 Mam Tor, CP8 Back Tor, CP11 Fulwood Stile Lane, CP12 Hope Brink and CP15 Coffin Rock.

Cut off Times – see Route tab

Retirements

Report to a marshal if possible. Also, you MUST report to the village hall to hand in your dibber. Emergency phone number is: 01433 670323

Kit Check – see Equipment tab

Weather

An up to date forecast will be posted here and in the village hall.

Bad Weather

Organisers may shorten the route or even cancel the event. The final decision may be delayed as late as race day, but obviously we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible by posting a message on this site.

You are at risk of Hypothermia - more information

Drinks

We will try to supply water at CP6 Mam Nick and CP10 Hope Townhead Bridge. Drinks may run out on a warm day. There is very little water on the route, you are advised to take a water bottle with you.

Finish

  1. Use your dibber to record your finish time.
  2. Let marshals record your number.
  3. Hand in your vest number to the marshal.
  4. Take your dibber directly to the village hall for the download of your split times and return your dibber. If you don't download we don't know you are back and safe. There will be a charge of £30 for any lost dibbers.

Cancellation of entry and refund policy

Please let us know if you will not be coming to the event.

In the event of a cancelled entry the following policy on refunds will apply (unless the race has to be cancelled, in which case special arrangements will be made):

  1. if we decline an entry then we will give a full refund
  2. if a participant cancels within 7 days of entering then we will give a full refund
  3. if a participant cancels after the 7 days are up then we will give a partial refund, which will be the cost of the entry minus £2 to cover costs
  4. after Thursday 8th March we will no longer issue refunds (unless 1. above applies).

Please note that this year substitutions will not be allowed through the SI website as it makes vetting of entrants for experience impossible.

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