Marsden to Edale - Trigger Race
2012 Race Information
START: Marsden Sports Centre (SE 048 114) 9am. Checkpoints: CP 1: Black Hill Trig (SE 078 046) , CP 2 Road crossing Crowden (SK 072 992 Cut off 12.00 hrs) , CP 3 Higher Shelf Trig (SK 088 947), CP 4 Road crossing Snake Top (SK 088 929 Cut off 14.30 hrs) , CP 5 Kinder West Trig (SK 077 893), FINISH Fieldhead Campsite Edale (SK123 855).
There are three road crossings; Wessenden, Crowden and Snake Top - it is the runner's responsibility to cross these roads safely.
CP's - There will be water only provided at Crowden and Snake Top.
IMPORTANT: Please note the following stipulations when reccying and on race day:
1) After Black Hill trig - follow the Pennine Way for 200m to where the flags cross the water before leaving the Pennine Way.
2) At Crowden the clay pigeon shooting range and Rollick Stones (which is enclosed by a fence) are out of bounds.
3) Descending off the Kinder plateau public footpaths must be used on leaving the Access land down into Edale village.
Pre Entry only by 5th January 2012. On Pre-entry form available at www.racekit.co.uk. now. Entry limit of 200. The Entry List will be published on this website and you should receive a confirmation email of your entry. Substitutions will be allowed up to this date only with submission of another completed form for the new runner.
Kit to be worn or carried:
Full waterproof jacket and bottoms (with taped seams), hat and gloves, map (the Dark Peak map which just excludes Marsden is acceptable) compass, whistle and some emergency food is the minimum kit.
There will be a full kit check at the start and spot checks on route and at the finish. Please do not skimp on clothing - it is a remote linear course with very few escape routes.
At Marsden Sports Centre from 7am to 8.30am. Race number will be provided on the day. There will be a full kit check by Woodhead Mountain Rescue. Do not park cars in the car park as this will be closed from 9am. Toilets are available. It will be possible to transfer bags of kit / shower stuff to Edale - a van will be in the carpark at Marsden Sports Centre where you can drop the bag.
1) VERY IMPORTANT: If you retire you must inform a marshall at a designated checkpoint.
Fieldhead Campsite at Edale (SK123 855) will be the finish. Showers are available for 20p. The campsite is open all year round. There is no parking at the campsite; please park in Edale public carpark. The bags transported from Marsden will be in a tent after the Finish Tent. There will be room to change in the tents.
Food and Presentation
A hot meal and drinks will be served in Edale Village Hall ; please show your race number to collect your meal. Presentation will take place at 2.30pm. Tea and cakes will be available for all supporters/ friends and family for a voluntary donation to Woodhead Mountain Rescue.
As already mentioned all the profits from this race will go 100% to Woodhead Mountain Rescue. They will announce the amount raised within two weeks of the race and we will publish the figure on this website, on WMRT site and on Racekit.
In the unlikely event of bad weather the deciding factor on whether to postpone the race will be the condition of the A57 Snake Road. If it is closed then we cannot run the race however do not assume that because it is deemed "closed" on the traffic reports that we will automatically be cancelling the race. Woodhead MRT will recce the road on the Saturday and then we will email and post on all the forums / websites we have on Saturday 14th as soon as the decision is made.
If we postpone the race will then take place on January 29th 2012.
If we cannot run the race on January 29th 2012 it will be cancelled and people will have the option of donating the entry fee to Mountain Rescue or getting a full refund.