Youlgrave Fell Race: The Pommie Panter ENTRY HERE (goes to Race Nation entry)
PAST RESULTS TABLE HERE
Entry: Pre-Entry £6 .Race Nation Entry Link HERE All profits go to Youlgrave Parish Council to be spent on village facilities.
When: Sunday 19th May 2024, 11:00.
Where: Youlgrave , Derbyshire DE45
Route: 5.8 mile / 876 feet. Partially marked and marshaled. Some navigation skills / local knowledge will be an advantage.
Start and Finish:
Start; Youlgrave Village Well, Moor Lane.
Finish ; The George, Youlgrave.
Parking: Alport Lane Playing Fields , Youlgrave DE45 1WN.
We've arranged to use the village playing fields, however space is limited so please car share. The village is only 800m end to end, so if you see a sensible parking space enroute, feel free to utilise as you'll be close to where you need to be. There is also a car park at Coldwell End at the 'top' of the village. If you're passing and there's space, please park up, you're 800m away from the registration desk in the playing fields. Make sure you leave sufficient room to allow buses, tractors and fire engines to pass.
Info: Its the 2nd edition of Youlgrave's Pommie Panter. The race is run under Fell Running Association (FRA) rules and licence. We're a 'proper' traditional Peak District roller of a race. The terrain is rough trails, open fields and a little bit of country lane with small sections of low level technical parts and a swamp. We keep a limit of 175 entrants and the field spreads out quickly on the opening 1mile climb, so you may very well end up solo or in a small group. Whilst the route is not complicated if you're not experienced or familiar with the area a course recce is recommended. The route is all public paths, so you can recce at your leisure
RACE DAY INFO
Below are a few bits of information to help things go smoothly. If you have any questions just send us an email to email@example.com
Parking: Alport Lane Playing Fields , Youlgrave DE45 1WN.
We've arranged to use the village playing fields, however space is limited so please car share. The village is only 800m end to end, so if you see a sensible parking space enroute, feel free to utilise as you'll be close to where you need to be. There is also a car park at Coldwell End at the 'top' of the village. If you're passing and there's space, please park up, you're 800m downhill from the registration desk in the playing fields. Make sure you leave sufficient room to allow buses, tractors and fire engines to pass.
Registration (number collection): 9:30 to 10:40. From Alport Lane Playing Fields , Youlgrave. Where the main parking is. Its the village football and cricket pitches.
Toilets: There are 3 toilet blocks.
1. Alport Lane Playing fields, Youlgrave (where parking and registration is).
2. Opposite the village hall in the centre of the village near the start line.
3. Coldwell End car-park
IF YOU WITHDRAW PART WAY THROUGH TELL A MARSHAL OR CHECK IN AT THE FINISH. WE DO NOT WANT TO BE OUT ON A BODY HUNT IF YOU'RE IN THE PUB.
The links to various maps of the route are below. It is challenging and it is mixed. Be prepared for some long climbs, Limestone on the descents (it can get very slippy, very suddenly) and a swamp. Cows, yes there could be cows. ~80% of the route is on potential grazing land, can't avoid the land sharks. We plan for them not to be in the way and for us to have multiple cow whisperers on potential meeting points, so there shouldn't be any interaction... However, they're cows so they'll do what they want. If you run close to them, they'll probably chase you, if you amble past them with a little space, they'll probably ignore you. We recommend the latter approach, oh and they like it if you sing for them.
We try very hard to put plenty of marshals out and to have the route taped . However we may be missing a marshal or they may have to move, a walker could 'tidy up' an arrow or tape. Assume the FRA description of 'partially marked' and come prepared to have to do some navigation. The route lends itself to splitting the field in the 1st mile, so do not assume there'll be anybody to follow.
Registration: Please collect your race number from our desk set up on the football pitches where the main parking is, we'll be there from 9:30 to 10:45.
The start is 300m away from registration a few metres uphill from the Village Well off the Main Street on Moor Lane. You finish on the main street between the village shop and the George pub.
There will be overall and race category winners medals. There will also be the Bugle medals for 1st Male and 1st Female finisher within the Bugle delivery area.
Race Categories. Open has no age group. All age groups are over the specified age. Eg. if a 75 year old Female wins the race, they win Female Open, F40+, F50+, F60+ ,F70+ and F75+. In all age groups the winning medal is for 1st place only.
Male Open 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Female Open 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
Male 40+ . Female 40+
Male 50+ . Female 50+
Male 60+ . Female 60+
Male 70+ . Female 70+
Male 75+ . Female 75+
Past Results HERE
Male record: Luke Beresford - 00:39:18 - 2023
Female record: Abbie Pearse - 00:43:21 - 2023
MU18 Joseph Young 00:45:18
FU18 Thea Garfield 01:19:15
M40 Luke Beresford 00:39:18
F40 Sophie Kirk 00:52:43
M50 Steve Lomas 00:47:23
F50 Jo Bednall 00:54:03
M60 Andy Barnett 00:49:44
F60 Jane Matthews 01:01:22
M70 M75 Stuart Whittaker 01:02:49
We'll have water set up at the end with paper cups, but if you have your own mug in your kit, please bring it to cut down on waste. We also finish next to Youlgrave Harriers HQ , The George pub, which is where the after party is.
Things to do: Post race why not hang around and have lunch and/or a few drinks. The post race party will be at the Youlgrave Harriers HQ (The George). If you fancy lunch make sure you book in advance, we have 3 pubs but we're a thirsty lot so they will book up. Details Below. We also have an exceptional bakery/cafe (Peakfeast) and our village shop does some fine cakes. If you fancy a cool down dip or have the family with you we do have a family friendly paddling area in the river or you can call it a 'wild-swimming' area for Instagram purposes. There's also the playground by the parking.
The George 01629 636292
Bulls Head 01629636307
Farmyard 01629 636221
Peakfeast - vegetarian bakery. Coffee, cakes, meals and takeaway. Outdoor seating for meals.
Youlgrave Village Shop - shop. Does made to order sandwiches and cake selection.
Youlgrave Post Office - shop. Normal shop selection of goods plus pick up some local Ales.
Fountain View Bakery, Coffee and Hostel - bakery and coffee shop. Also a hostel.
FRA DETAILS Race Licence HERE
Date & time: Sun 21 May 2023 at 11:00
Region: Peak District
Distance: 9.3 km / 5.8 miles
Climb: 267 m / 876 ft
Venue: Alport Lane Playing Fields, Youlgrave, DE45 1WN
Grid reference: SK213644.
Skills: PM, LK
Minimum age: 16
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