Autumn Trail Run Series 
Series Information

Autumn Trail Run Series | Series Information

Series Dates 2019

Round 1 – Bradfield – Sunday 8th September

Round 2 – Calver – Sunday 20th October

Round 3 – Buxton* – Sunday 17th November

The venues marked with an asterisk * are currently provisional.

Three fantastic trail running events throughout the Autumn. Using our tried and tested formula of designing courses in conjunction/liaison with the rangers at the Peak District National Park in some of the most spectacular and scenic areas of the Peaks we will hopefully introduce you to some new tracks, trails and places which you didn’t even know existed! Wherever possible we will aim for the courses to be 100% off road in quiet countryside away from main roads, traffic, crowds, congestion, noise etc – all we want you to see and hear is nature at it’s very best.

Please find all the relevant event information below, and please do not hesitate to get in contact with us if you have any queries. Final details will be sent out via email to all competitors in the week prior to each round of the series which will include additional event details not found below.

Entry Fees

Entries open on the 1st April 2019

Single Round Entry
Long (14-17 km): £16 £14*
Short (5-8 km): £12 £10*

Discounted Series Entry – available until 31st July
Long (14-17 km): £45 £39*
Short (5-8 km): £33 £27*

*Affiliate £2 discount per event – for competitors who are either; a member of a UKA affiliated club (with a valid UKA Number) or the Trail Run Association (TRA Number). 

On the day or late entry is subject to availability and costs an additional £3

Age Classes

M: male 17 to 39
MV40: male 40 to 49
MV50: male 50 to 59
MV60: male 60+

F: female 17 to 39
FV40: female 40 to 49
FV50: female 50 to 59
FV60: female 60+

Age Limits

Solo runners minimum age is 17. Younger runners under 17 may enter so long as they are accompanied throughout the event by a parent/guardian who must be age 20+ – **contact us prior to entering for more details**.

The Courses

Each event will have clearly marked/arrowed long (14-17km) and short (4-7km) courses. The running terrain will be predominantly smooth tracks, paths & trails but you should expect the occasional rough section plus there may be short sections on connecting quiet country lanes. Each course will have some climb but these are not fell running events so the idea is that any hills are runnable/manageable rather than impossibly steep! All the routes are easy to follow.

Route Maps

A full colour route map with emergency numbers on the reverse will be provided at registration. You can view the provisional OS route maps for each round (once released) on the series home page. A4 transparent plastic bags are available as map protection but in an effort to cut usage of these for, environmental purposes, please don’t take one unless you really feel you need to.

Event Venues

Exact venues/locations for each round are as detailed on the series home page – on the day of the event look out for Dark & White yellow/black directional road signs. If in doubt as to the event location, please contact us BEFORE the day of the event. NB: SOME OF THE CAR PARKING MAY BE PAY & DISPLAY.

Car sharing – wherever possible please car share to events – this is not only considerate to the environment but it also minimises potential congestion/parking problems in and around the start venues

Registration

Long Registration
Open from 7.30 – 9.15 am 

Short Registration
Open from 8.45 – 9.25 am

On arrival at registration you will be given a bagged, full colour course map; you will also be given a SPORTident timing chip/dibber. You must use a SPORTident timing chip/dibber to compete and you need to “dib” this into the box at the start and at any control points on the way round your course plus at the finish box – you must “dib” in all of the control boxes in the proper order to be classed as a finisher. You may use your own dibber if you have one (please tell us your number when prompted on entering) if you don’t have one we will rent you one automatically for free.

Start Times

Start – choose your start window when entering
Long –  8.30 am – 9.30 am
Staggered group start windows every 10 minutes

Short  – 9:35 am – 9:45 am
Staggered group start windows every 10 minutes

All courses will close at 1.00pm.

****The Golden Rule – if you are unable to complete your course you MUST let the organisers know either in person or telephone that you have retired. If you do not, you will be held responsible if the police or mountain rescue team is called out to search for you. A central telephone number will be provided on all event route maps.

Start Location

At some rounds the location of the start may be a short (5-15 min) walk from the event venue (registration). Details of this will be provided in the final details emailed to all participants in the week prior to the event.

Briefing

Before each start window (choose your allocated start when entering) there will be a short 2 min briefing about the event. This will ensure you are fully aware of everything before you start and should ensure your run goes nice and smoothly!

Please arrive at the start 5 mins before your allocated start to hear the briefing.

You will not be allowed to start without hearing the briefing – please ensure you arrive on time!

Compulsory Kit List

You are required to carry the following for the duration of the event to ensure you have adequate clothing in case of emergency.

  •  Off Road Running shoes that in the organiser’s opinion are fully suitable for the type of off-road terrain to be encountered (NB road shoes are not suitable!).
  • Waterproof jacket (the jacket must be waterproof i.e. not just windproof/showerproof)*
  • Windproof leg cover*
  • Other waterproof & warm body cover appropriate for the prevailing weather conditions.*
  • Mobile phone.
  • Money (in case you get stranded somewhere!)

You should also carry sufficient food/drink to sustain you for the duration of the event – you should not totally rely on the feed station (long route only) for this purpose.

In the event of hot, sunny weather then the above kit requirements will obviously be relaxed and sunscreen, an appropriate hat and body cover will be very strongly recommended.

Basically be sensible and come prepared and don’t skimp on equipment! Wearing skimpy shorts and a thin running vest on a cold, wet day whilst carrying no extra kit is an absolute guarantee that you won’t be allowed to start.

Event officials will disqualify anyone who in their opinion does not meet the above compulsory equipment criteria.

*These items may be relaxed on the day depending on the weather conditions, however the final kit list wont be disclosed until the morning of the event so please bring all of the above to the event. Please check the updated kit list board at registration or ask an event staff member if you are unsure.

Feed Station Long Route Only

There will be a feed station approximately half way on the long route. It will include basic supplies of water, juice, OTE Anytime Bars, OTE Gels and biscuits.

Please be as self sufficient as possible and carry food/drink to sustain you for the duration of the event, as supplies are finite.

Plastic cups will be available at the feed station but we urge people to carry their own reusable collapsible cup (e.g. Hydrapak speedcup) or drinks bottle to reduce the amount of plastic used at events.

Timing Awards

There will be Gold, Silver and Bronze time awards on each course (NB separate times for men and women) and these times will be shown 1 month before each event on the series homepage. Certificates will be given at the finish.

Finish

At the finish dib in the control box to stop the clock then return to the event centre (registration) to download/ return your timing chip, this can be a short walk (5-15 min)

Once you have downloaded and received your time and certificate it is time to relax, chat and reminisce….

Post Run Refreshments

Free tea, coffee, squash, water, savoury snacks, cake and biscuits is available to all finishers.

Please consider the environment and bring a reusable cup for your post run cuppa rather than using our disposable cups.

Results

Provisional results will be displayed on the day at the event; full results will be published here shortly after the event.

Series Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to series class winners and runners up on each course after the final event is completed. NB: classes may be merged if entries are low. Prizes will be posted or handed out after the last event once the results are declared final. Class placings and prizes will be awarded based on two of the three events being completed on a specific course (but not as a combination of more than one course).

No Dogs

We are sorry but dogs are not allowed on any of our trail running events in order to comply with UK Athletics Insurance Policy