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Weaver Hills Fell Races

Saturday 15 June 2024

Category 'AS' & 'BS' Junior races
& category 'AS' Senior race,
taking place in the Staffordshire hills!

FRA licensed races

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After the success of the previous Weaver Hills Fell Races we're honoured to host a round of the FRA Junior Championships, sponsored by Pete Bland Sports for 2024! Participants can return and tackle this traditional, exciting fell race, with the addition of two new routes for the Juniors.

 

You'll be exploring a beautiful but lesser known part of StaffordshireBased from Shawcroft Farm at Wootton thanks to Henry and the team at Daltons Dairy. These short but perfectly formed races are certainly going to to make for a fantastic Saturday afternoon.

From the farm you'll head up hill on fields and tracks before turning at the highest point, read to enjoy a fast descent all the way to the finish!

 

The U9 and the U11 races are both new routes over the fields, with a 'BS' amount of elevation.

The U13 route will involve some scrambling up the side of Weaver Hill, and is also a 'BS' cateogory race.

The U15/U17/U19 and the Senior Race all follow the original 'AS' route and include the “route choice” full ascent of Weaver Hill to the trig, where participants can enjoy the spectacular views as they catch their breath before a fast descent to the finish.

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JUNIOR RACES

U9 - 0.9 km / 31m elevation

U11 - 1.9km / 80m elevation

U13 -2.8km / 106m elevation

U15 / U17 / U19 3.6km / 201m elevation

Start Time

Junior races will commence from 12:00

(see full schedule below)

Entry - online

£6

(+ 0.85p booking fee)

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SENIOR RACE

Distance

3.6k

201m elevation

Start Time

15:00

(see full schedule below)

Entry - online

FRA Members : £7.50

Others: +£2 supplement

(+ 0.95p booking fee)

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Fell Running Rules and Safety 

The race will operate under the Fell Running Association's Rules for Competition and participants must comply with the "Runner's Rules".

Participants are required to wear shoes suitable for fell running, and should arrive at the race with the 'FRA Mandatory Minimum Kit' and be prepared to wear or carry it during the race. Depending on the weather conditions on the night we may relax some or all of these requirements: 

  • Waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood), 

  • Hat

  • Gloves 

  • Map of the route

  • Compass

  • Whistle 

  • Emergency food. 

Other useful FRA safety information includes the "First on Scene" and "Hypothermia" leaflets, although we obviously hope not to need these on the day.

More information about the Fell Running Association (FRA), including how to join, is available HERE. Membership is just £16 per year and includes lots of benefits. 

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On the day

Venue

Daltons Dairy, Shawcroft Farm Wootton, Ashbourne, DE6 2GW.  OS Grid Reference SK  105452

Parking

This will be at Daltons Dairy and will open from 8am. Please DO NOT park on the roadside in the village.

Registration

Registration will be open from 10am and will be based near Daltons Dairy Honesty Shop.

 

Please check-in on the day to collect your number and timing chip. Pre-Entry Juniors also need to register their attendance.

 

Junior EOD will need to ensure that they have their Parental Consent Form with them, copies of which can be downloaded HERE​.

Entries on the day for the Senior Race will be available until the limit of 250 is reached.

Schedule of Races

Refreshments

There will be no water on the course. Water will be available at the finish but the event is "cup free" so please bring your own drinking vessel. 

The Daltons Dairy Honest Shop will be open (as it is every day). We encourage you to partake in their delicious ice cream and/or other goodies in appreciation of Henry and the Daltons team allowing us to use the venue.  The "Coffee Hatch" will be open, serving hot drinks and cake. The farms own Ice Cream van will be on site too. You can keep up to date with them via their Facebook Page.

 

There will be other delicious food vendors on site - arranged by the team at Daltons -  so please bring cash & card with you to enjoy their goods.

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Race Routes 

The maps below show details of the race routes. Please note that parts of the route are used by agreement with the landowner on race day ONLY. If you plan to train on/recce the route beforehand, please keep to public Rights of Way and designated open access land. Daltons Farm shop encourage people to park and explore the hills, and have walking (running) maps available. If you visit, please support the farm and enjoy their goods for sale at the Honesty Shop and Coffee Hatch.

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Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to the following:

Senior Race: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female, 1st Male & Female Veteran in each age category represented.

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Junior Races: Supplied by Pete Bland Sports - TBA soon.

Terms and Conditions

No refunds / deferralls are available in the event of participants cancelling their place after entry. 

 

Transfer of an entry to another runner is permitted until 72 hours before the race, but must be processed by the original entrant using the process outlined by the entry system (Nifty Events). 

 

Our general terms and conditions apply in other respects. There are available here

Results & Photos

Results from the first edition of the race (2021) are available HERE

2021 photos by Mick Hall available HERE

2021 photos by Rod Kirkpatrick available HERE

2021 photos by Beau Dog Photography available HERE

Results from the second edition of the race (2022) are available HERE

2022 photos by Frank Golden available HERE

Results from the third edition of the race (2023) are available HERE

2023 photos by Mehul Vaitha available HERE

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