Long Mynd Valleys Race

09/02/2020 - 11:00
Registration Location: 
Carding Mill Valley Pavilion, Church Stretton, SY6 6JG
Race Organiser: 
Mercia - Arthur Clare-Hay
Total ascent (metres): 
Entry type: 
Pre-register only
Entry fee (£'s): 
Distance (km): 


Do not turn up if you haven't received an invitation to complete your entry from SI - we can't take entries on the day. If you haven't paid, we know who you are, bring your tenner please. NO KIT, NO RUN.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. On-line entries for the 2020 running via SIEntries. Entries for 2020 are open now.

2015 Notes:

There are some small changes for this year as follows:

CP5 has reverted to its original location at the stream junction - GR 409 918 - and there will be no token drop there

CP8 has a time cut-off of 2.20PM, if you miss that you'll be asked to return to the start via the road

2014 Notes:

The Long Mynd Valleys has Changed - , New Route, New Registration, New Tally System, Please Read all the details below, all the information you require is here or follow the links to get further details

Long Mynd Valleys Race, starting in Carding Mill Valley, Event run in conjunction with the Titterstone Clee Race - part of The Shropshire Winter Series.

Details: Arthur Clare-Hay, chairman@merciafellrunners.org.uk or 07860 529707

­Click here for to see the location of our new event centre or Here to get Direction

The Long Mynd Valleys Race is run under FRA Rules, the governing body of our sport, all runners who compete in any of our race must comply with FRA Rules and comply with the FRA Safety Requirements for fell races and carry all equipment specified by the FRA and race organisers. If you do not know the rules please click the on the links provided. Failure to comply with FRA Rules & or Requirements means you will not be allowed to start the race.

Car parking charges apply in Carding Mill Valley for non NT members - alternative free on street car parking is available 10 minute walk from registration. Please respect the privacy and property of the householders who live in the area.

Please use the toilets at registration. Please do not water the grass in the valley; the future of the race depends on this! Anyone caught will be embarrassed & then disqualified.­­

Retirement Procedure: You must report and surrender your race number to an official at the finish.

Safety: Make sure your number is worn on your chest and clearly visible. Competitors must be aware of weather conditions. All competitors must carry waterproof tops, waterproof bottoms, hat, gloves, emergency food, map, compass & whistle. Competitors will be checked. Any competitor not carrying this equipment will be disqualified. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT AN EASY FELL RACE AND IS UNSUITABLE FOR NOVICE OR UNFIT FELL RUNNERS.

Out of Bounds: The Golf Course and the lane between Minton and Little Stretton are not to be used for the race route.

Check Points and Cut Off Times will be strictly enforced & you will be asked to retire.

A map highlighting changes for the 2014 race can be found here

Start 444 944 11.30am

Proceed UP the Valley

1. Stream Bend 446 964­

2. Road Track Junction 423 946

3. Stream Junction 423 932 

4. Stream Junction 416 924

5. Stream junction 408 920  1.05pm cut-off

6. Stream junction 418 909

7. Top of Ridge near Nils Summit 433 925

8 Stile 439 926

9. Yearlet Summit 436 935

Finish Top Car Park, Cardingmill Valley 440 948 Finish Closes at 3.00pm

There could be race officials at checkpoints 1-9 who will be taking your number. In the event of the check point being unmanned, there will be an orienteering flag and a punch. Please punch your number to prove you visited these controls - checks will be made at the finish. Additional checks will be required at Check Points 2 and 5 to comply with the NEW FRA rules, see race monitoring below, make sure you are familiar with these, as failure to comply will result in disqualification. If you think you are likely to take more than three and half hours to get round there will be an earlier start at 10.30am, please let registration know if you wish to start at the earlier time.

Race Monitoring: For 2016 we have introduced a revised tally system.

At registration you will be issued with a Race Number (printed on waterproof Tyvek paper) that includes several tear-off tags. The appropriate tear-off must be presented/dropped at specified locations (the start, CP2, CP4 and the finish).

Do not lose them.

The Race Number must be worn on your chest (not folded or minimised) and made accessible to marshals at all check points and at the finish.

Failure to comply will lead to instant disqualification and the start of a search and rescue call out!

First Aid: Available at the Finish and CP6 - Windy Batch. All other checkpoints will have basic items of first aid.

Changing and Showers:   Sorry - No showers available at this race

Coffee & Tea: Available from the National Trust Café next to registration

Soup & Bread: Available free to all finishers at race control following the race

Male Record: Ian Holmes 1:29:58 (1997) [new course Tom Addison 1:33:28 (2017)]

Female Record: Vic Wilkinson 1:41:20 (2017) [old course Carol Greenwood 1:46:12 (1993)]

Prize Giving: 3.00 - 3.30pm or asap in Race Control

Results: Will be published on our website ASAP, see merciafellrunners.org.uk/results