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Fell and Mountain Running Club

Special Announcement From Race Organiser Helen Brown, 17 March 2020

Pen Cerrig Calch race. For clarification following recent concerns/questions, a socially-distanced version of PCC will still take place this Saturday. This means:

1. No cash. Please pay your £2 entry fee by PayPal or BACS. We’ll do this after the race as everyone is more subject to changes of plan than usual.

2. No entry forms. I will be stood at the start/finish from 1pm. If you want to run please give me your name, age and club and you’ll be asked to verbally accept the risks of participating in a fell race.

3. No numbers. I’ll record your times but please come and give me your name again immediately you finish.

4. No presentation. Prize winners plaques will be disinfected and boxed. If you have won a category you may come and take your plaque without touching someone else’s.

There are no indoor facilities. Please don’t run if you feel ill in any way. Please only use the vehicle you came in. Please avoid physical contact with others. As per government request we will not go to the pub after. Please take more care than ever not to fall as the NHS is stretched and you may not like the veterinary fall-back option.

If you don’t like this plan, don’t come, but please don’t give me earache on social media unless you’re an expert virologist with coherent evidence that this format will pose a statistically significant risk of the transmission of Covid-19. Thanks.

 

Final Pre-Race Announcement From Race Organiser Helen Brown, 20 March 2020

Final instructions for the SD-PCC race tomorrow:-

1. Parking at the farm as usual. I’ve spoken to the landowners this evening and they are very happy to have us, so do not be concerned about upsetting the locals. As a precaution no one is going to open and shut any gates but me.

2. Check in on the start line from 1pm. If you want to be timed separately from the main field I am happy to do that.

3. Shout your name to the summit marshal and again at the finish. Wear something with your name on if you can. Failing that wear something memorable so I can match times to names accurately after!

4. Pay your £2 entry by PayPal to 07885 576225 or by BACS to account 07407729 sort code 08-90-66.

5. Don’t use the farm toilet, and if you go outside do it responsibly. Don’t come if you feel ill, don’t come if you’ve been in contact with someone who has a new continuous cough or fever. Keep your distance from others.

6. There’s been three confirmed Coronavirus cases in adjacent Herefordshire and 8 in Powys so far so the argument that our little race is going to break the local hospital doesn’t hold much weight. All the same, do try not to use it. If you’re thinking of coming because your usual park run is cancelled, now is not the time to try a first fell race.

7. Enjoy, and try to keep things in perspective.

Non-compliers with these guidelines will be spanked on the ass from a safe distance with a 2 metre whip (I’m aware this may be incentivising for the likes of Andy Creber 🙄). Seriously, stay safe and have fun. See you tomorrow.

 

A straight up and down short, steep fell race. One checkpoint- the summit of Pen Cerrig Calch. No other course markings. No map supplied.

Date and time

2pm, Saturday 21st March 2020

Venue

The race starts and finishes at Ty Mawr Farm, near Llanbedr village. See below for location map.

Championship status

Not this year.

How to enter

On the day.

£2.

Teams free (3 to count).

Age Limit

16+ years on race day

Organiser

Helen Brown.

Contact Helen on 07885 576225 or lens3011@gmail.com

Registration

See special instructions above.

Parking

See special instructions above.

Location

Facilities

See special instructions above.

Course

5.5 km (3 miles), 450 metres ascent (1500 feet).

WFRA classification "AS".

WFRA other classifications: LK (Local Knowledge advantageous) / PM (Partially Marked).

Start and finish is on private land and is marked.

Pen Cerrig-calch Race Map
Pen Cerrig-calch Race Map

Kit Requirement

Waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood) + hat + gloves + map of the course area + compass + whistle + fell-running shoes. This maybe relaxed on the day at RO’s discretion.

No dogs.

No GPS.

The use of music/sound equipment that restricts hearing is prohibited.

Records

M: Tim Davies 26:30 in 2003

F: Ann Nixon 33:15 in 1997

Results

Results that we have tracked down from the past, plus current results, are available here.

Prize giving

See special instructions above.

Accommodation

Brecon Beacons Tourism

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