Registration opens at 7:30 am. Start anytime between 08:15 and 10 am. Course closes at 3 pm. Try to arrive at registration at least 30 minutes before you intend to run. At the start you will be given a map and a control description / value sheet.
If you haven't returned by 4 pm (1 hour after course closure) we will call out the Mountain Rescue Team. Please make sure you let us know if you are unable to complete the event either in person or telephone. Emergency numbers will be provided on your map.
To allow for a speedy registration process:
A waterproof, full colour 1:30,000 Harveys map pre marked with controls, will be provided at the start. One map per runner is included in the entry fee. An area master map can be viewed pre-start.
We are using the well known SPORTident timing system. You can either use your own dibber or hire one from us. If you would like to use your own dibber, please fill in its number during online entry, alternatively we will rent you one automatically. Please make sure you dib to clear, at the start, all the controls visited, the finish and download box back at registration. Control sites will be identified by a red and white orienteering kite on a feature to which a SPORTident box will be attached. If you don't dib at a control point (dibber beeps and a light flashes up) the control point does not count. Teams please note: both members must carry and use a dibber.
Given the time of year, the weather can be variable. Please check the weather before leaving home and bring appropriate equipment. The latest weather report will be available at registration.
In the event of inclement weather (particularly thunder storms) we will do our utmost to run the event but safety will not be compromised under any circumstances. Should we have to postpone an event all entries and fees will be transferred to a rescheduled date; if you cannot make this date then the entry fee will be held over as a credit towards future Mini Mountain Marathons OR refunds will be given less a 25% admin fee (to cover our ongoing event costs). We don't provide refunds for any other circumstances.
Please check your email, our Facebook page or Website before you leave home.
We run our Mini Mountain Marathons under the rules and regulations of the Fell Runners Association. Have a look on their website.
Under FRA rules if one of the two runners is under 18, the other runner must be over 20 and must also be the parent or guardian of the junior runner. The minimum age for the junior runner is 14 and the following straight line distance limits must apply for the event. Under 16 - 20 km,
Under 18 - 25 km. It is the parent or guardian's responsibility to ensure that this rule is adhered to.
IMPORTANT: These events are only possible with permission of the landowners. If any land is marked out of bounds on the map please do not cross. If any land is fenced off do not climb these fences or walls & only use public footpaths. As it is lambing season, we cannot allow dogs for this event. Please close gates - last year we had trouble with farmers as gates were left open and livestock escaped! ANYBODY ABUSING THESE RULES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND BANNED FROM FUTURE EVENTS.
Provisional results will be displayed on the day. For full results see this website the day after the event.
There are prizes for the first 3 finishers in each class at the end of the series. We have great prizes from our sponsor Kong Adventure. Class placings will be based on a minimum of three events completed as either a solo or as a team but not as a combination of both. The best 3 events completed will count towards the class placings.
In the event of two competitors in the same class gaining the same score, the competitor with the lowest cumulative time for the best 3 events completed wins.
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Due to the high fell nature of this event and the time of year, you MUST wear/carry the following items:
Please do not skimp on equipment - Hypothermia is dangerous, it is not worth it !! Event marshals will not let you start or disqualify anyone who does not meet the equipment criteria. And we will make full kit checks at registration.
The price to enter this event is £19.50 per person via on line entry, £24 on the day (includes waterproof, full colour map and lunch after the race).
For online entries via SiENTRIES (until Thu evening 23/11/17)
For postal entries download & complete (has to be in by Wed 22/11/17)
Entry on day possible, but please call us first on 07760558031 or 07469895267 to check if places are available.
FOR ENTRIES ON THE DAY :
PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM AND BRING TO THE RACE
To protect the sensitive environment of the areas we organise our events in, we work with our Ecologist David Broom to give you interesting and important information about the area. Please read.
Four hours of superb fell running & navigation in a Mini Mountain Marathon type score event. And a hearty lunch after the event with time to discuss route choices with your fellow runners. SPORTident chip timing.
Enter as solos or pairs in a variety of age categories.
As usual the fourth race in the Mini Mountain Marathon series is in the Peak District. This time we have been able to get permission to use the Kinder area (not on the plateau both on either sides of the plateau). A very remote, wild area with superb fell running, beautiful views, ridges, waterfalls, bog (!) and with low clouds your navigation will really be tested.
The Barn, Green Farm
DE6 2AW Thorpe, Ashbourne
Around Kinder Plateau, starting from Hayfield
Peak District National Park
The Scouts Hut, Swallow House Lane, Hayfield SK22 2HS
The start is just over half an hour walking from the Scouts Hut to enable the race to be fully off road.
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Results & Prizes
We have organised parking some parking near the Scouts hut including the field behind. The cost is £TBD. Please looks for the signs and follow the instructions from our marshals. When full, please park in the village, but please be considerate and do NOT block any entrances, narrow roads. Where possible car share.
Please contact us BEFORE the day of the event if in doubt as to the location.
Ecological briefing note
Out of bound areas
Sunday 26th November 2017
Kinder - Peak District