Marsden to Edale - Trigger Race
2013 Race Information
START: Road outside Marsden Cricket Field (SE 044 106) at 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 14.00 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) From the Start - Out of Bounds area
2) After Black Hill trig - follow the Pennine Way for 200m to where the flags cross the water before leaving the Pennine Way.
3) At Crowden the clay pigeon shooting range and Rollick Stones (which is enclosed by a fence) are out of bounds.
4) Descending off the Kinder plateau public footpaths must be used on leaving the Access land down into Edale village.
This is a LINEAR ROUTE and runners are expected to make their own arrangements for transport to / from the Start (MARSDEN) and the Finish (EDALE).
Pre Entry only by 5th January 2013 on the Pre Entry form . Entry limit of 200. No dogs
For anyone wishing to enter we do check the Experience required and will contact you to confirm details if we think it's necessary. The ability to navigate is very important as none of the route is marked / flagged and there are many route options. The Entry List will be published on this website and you should receive a confirmation email of your entry.
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.
In Marsden Cricket Club (SE 044 106 - just below the Golf Course) 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 midday. Toilets and refreshments are available in the club house. It will be possible to transfer bags of kit / shower stuff to Edale - a van will be in the carpark at Marsden Cricket grounds where you can drop the bag.
1) VERY IMPORTANT: If you retire you must inform a marshall at a designated checkpoint
2) Number must be shown to Marshalls at all checkpoints and the finish.
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 3pm. Tea and cakes will be available for all supporters/ friends and family for a mandatory 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 12th as soon as the decision is made.
If we cannot run the race it will be cancelled and people will have the option of donating the entry fee to Mountain Rescue or getting a full refund.