Stretton Skyline Fell Race
A 19 mile / 305 km and 4,450'/ 1357m climb an FRA category B Long race.
Registration at the Church Stretton Cricket Pavilion, Lutwyche Road, Church Stretton. SY6 6AT ( just round the corner from the Social Club we have used in previous years )
The course is through the beautiful Shropshire hills starting in Cardingmill Valley.
Entry fee £7.00 on the day only,
Food goody bag to all finishers.
First 3 overall men, First 3 overall women & 1st placed in each masters men and womens age category V40, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65, V70
Post race presentations at 3.15 pm in the cricket pavilion.
FRA rules & safety requirements apply to this event the course is partially marked, navigational skills recommended.
All competitors must carry : waterproof body cover, hat, gloves, map, compass, whistle & food as specified by FRA rules.
The event is open to men & women over the age of 18. Navigational skills are recommended as there is considerable route choice & the course is not marked, except for a short section between the Lawley (SO 485 968 ) & Dudgeley Farm (SO 467 969 ). Although it will not be marked, competitors must follow the road & path up Cardingmill Valley, not the Burway road. The route crosses the busy A49 at Little Stretton (SO 444 915 ) & Gorsty Bank (SO 471 968 ). Please exercise great caution & give way to traffic, these crossings will be marshaled but marshals will not stop the traffic. Please obey the country codes & close farm gates behind you. We regret that no dogs will be allowed.
Water will be provided at Little Stretton, Church Stretton and at Comley Farm, using compostable cups. In an effort to encourage reusable containers, if any runners would like personal refillable water or other energy drink bottles, which are well labelled with their name or number, taking to these 3 drinks stations please leave them in the containers at race registration on the day.
Entry - £7.00 (payable to Telford Athletic Club) on the day. Over 18's only. To Paul Sanderson, 6 Spring Village, Telford, Shropshire. TF4 2LY. Tel : 0771 534 7587.
Each will be marshalled and they should be visited in the following order:-
1 Pole Bank (Long Mynd)SO4159441693 ft
2 A49 Road CrossingSO444915
3 Ragleth HillSO4519171280 ft12:20
4 Church Stretton Watling StreetSO456935
5 Caer CaradocSO4479541506 ft13:10
6 LawleySO4959751246 ft13:45
7 A49 Road CrossingSO472968 14.15
8 Mott Road / Portway junction (Long Mynd)SO4279581575 ft15.00
If a checkpoint has closed, competitors are asked to make their way to the finish by the shortest route & report their retirement to the finish officials. If any competitor retires at any time they are asked to confirm their retirement to finish or checkpoint officials.