NOTTINGHAMSHIRE AAA COUNTY FELL RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022

 

Sunday, 20th March 2022 11.00 am

 

VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

ONLINE ENTRIES OPEN VIA FABIAN4 AT https://www.fabian4.co.uk/

AND OPEN AT MIDDAY 14TH FEBRUARY (FOR EARLY NOTTS ENTRY) AND THEN ADVERTISED MORE WIDELY FROM THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND.

 

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 tenth year of competition. My thanks again to the landowners, race organisers and on the day marshalling for making Wolf’s Pit our Notts fell champs again.

 

Venue:  Wolf’s Pit fell race, Shatton, near Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire.

GR 196825 (field off Townfield Lane), Hope Valley, S33 0BG.

Category: AS

Distance: 9 km / 5.6 miles

Climb: 450 m / 1476 feet

Minimum age for Notts fell champs: 18

 

The race is held over private land so no training on the route before race day.

 

IMPORTANT!! FRA RULES FOR THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2022

 

Fell Runners Association (FRA) requirements for runners 2022 “Runners’ Rules” apply to runners in FRA-registered races and events and you are expected to have read them, and to agree to comply with the requirements, as a condition of race entry. These rules can be found in the FRA Handbook and Fixtures Calendar 2022 or via the FRA website homepage at https://www.fellrunner.org.uk/ and then via the Documents tab at the bottom of the page https://races.fellrunner.org.uk/articles/documents#rules and specifically:

 

Principles of fell running

file:///C:/Users/N0902018/Downloads/principles-of-fell-running-2022.pdf

 

“Runners’ rules”

file:///C:/Users/N0902018/Downloads/fra-requirements-for-runners-2022.pdf

 

Summary of rule changes

file:///C:/Users/N0902018/Downloads/summary-of-rule-changes-for-2021-2022.pdf

 

Rules of competition 2022

file:///C:/Users/N0902018/Downloads/fra-rules-for-competition-2022.pdf

 

And these should be essential reading:

 

Hypothermia leaflet

file:///C:/Users/N0902018/Downloads/FRA_Hypothermia.pdf

 

First on the scene (of a casualty)

file:///C:/Users/N0902018/Downloads/FRA_first_on_the_scene.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The course has steep, grassy ascents and descents, rough grass with exposed heather moorland and rocky tracks. Studded fell shoes are advisable. Full kit is mandatory. Runners should wear clothing suitable for the conditions. It is not essential, but it is hoped that club vests will be worn.

 

Please car share where possible, limited parking approximately 15 minutes walk from the start at Shatton Garden Centre / or alternative site on approach to Shatton.

 

PARKING AT HIGH PEAK GARDEN CENTRE, HOPE ROAD, BAMFORD, HOPE VALLEY, S33 0AL. 900 metres to registration and start / finish

 

PLEASE CHECK FOR 2022 info at https://braddadads.wordpress.com/wolfs-pit/ (and where a route map can be found. THE DETAILS IN THIS INFORMATION MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGES BY THE RACE ORGANISER.  

 

IN THE EVENT OF SEVERE WEATHER ON OR FORECAST FOR RACE DAY, CHECK THE RACE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES / CANCELLATION / DELAYED START TIME

 

RACE ENTRY DETAILS

 

Entry via Fabian4

Pre-entry fee (FRA members): £8.00

Pre-entry fee (non-members): £10.00

 

Competitors must be over 18 for the Nottinghamshire Championships and must compete for their first claim club (unattached [not members of a club] runners may compete in 2022 but unattached runners from the last Notts fell champs in 2019 must be first claim in 2022 to qualify in the Nottinghamshire Fell Championships). 

 

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).

 

IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY ENTRANTS MUST FIRST COLLECT THEIR RACE NUMBER FROM THE RACE DESK AND THEN REGISTER AT THE NOTTS DESK TO ENTER THE COUNTY FELL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

 

Nottinghamshire qualification based upon birth in county or residence for the last 9 months in Nottinghamshire. 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.

 

County championship medals to men and women in open, V40, V50, V60 and V70 and senior team (3 to count and comprised of any age). The default team for all clubs is a senior team; if a club wishes to enter a veteran team (3 to count and comprised of runners aged V40 category and older) this team must be nominated with the runners’ names at Notts registration before the race by the club captain. A club can enter senior teams, or just a veteran team, and both senior and veteran teams (provided veteran teams are nominated).

 

Teams will consist of the first 3 scoring runners 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. Medal presentations will take place soon after the end of the race – this may take some time, so your patience is appreciated!

 

Any protest or objection by a competitor or club against the placing another competitor or a club’s team or against the conduct of another competitor must be made to the Race Organiser ([email protected]) within one week of the publication of the results on the Notts AAA website.

 

The race act as the Notts selection race for the British Intercounties Fell Running Championships at Elio Ridge, Llanberis, North Wales on Saturday 7th May, 2022 (first 4 Notts men and women selected and 5th, 6th, 7th etc. become reserves 1st, 2nd , 3rd etc.:

 

Website: http://britishintercountiesfellrunningchampionships.wordpress.com/

Category and distance: AM; 12.6 km / 7.8 miles

Climb: 760 m / 2493 ft

Venue: Registration at Padarn Hotel, High Street, Llanberis, LL54 4SU

 

Nottinghamshire Fell Championships results will be posted on the Nottinghamshire AAA website  www.nottsaaa.org  as soon as possible after the race.

 

MANDATORY KIT REQUIREMENTS FOR WOLF’S PIT AND THE NOTTS FELL CHAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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 attached hood and full-length waterproof bottoms, hat and gloves, whistle, silva type compass and map suitable to navigate the course 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 randomly 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.

 

 

Race Notes

The race is to be run under Fell Running Association Rules for Competition. Should you be unclear in any way as to what these are please visit www.fellrunner.org.uk

  • We would reiterate that previous fell running experience is required. This is NOT a trail / parkland race it DOES cross rough, exposed open moorland.
  • Whilst the course is partially marked, it is possible some navigational experience will be required. Do not rely upon following the person in front. Have a map & compass and know how to use it.
  • Full Body Cover must be carried by all competitors; waterproof cagoule with hood, full length waterproof bottoms, hat & gloves. Plus map of the course, compass & whistle must be carried by all competitors. A spot check will be undertaken prior to the race starting.
  • Any competitor retiring MUST report both to the nearest marshall & to the race organiser.

 

 

 

Please direct any enquiries to Dicky Wilkinson at [email protected]