Spring Cup 4 at Rivelin Valley
Thu 26th May 2011
18 people (13 entries) braved the rain for the final Spring Cup. The vegetation has grown dramatically in the weeks since Charles Hird started planning the courses, but it was still goable, though the rain made the vegetation even slower. Next time we use it for a Spring Cup maybe a few weeks earlier.
Winsplits - see "other", Splitsbrowser = see "Splits analysis"
Registration and parking in the sports field car park off Redmires Road (just beyond the Sportsman Inn, grid ref. SK281862). Registration from 6:15pm, start times from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, but courses close at 8:30pm, so arrive early if you might be more than an hour. Courses: short (easy), 1.8k 90m climb; medium, 2.7k, 130m climb; long, 4.6k, 260m climb. SI punching - please bring an SI dibber if you have one and if possible an A4 plastic map bag.
The Rivelin Valley map covers the wooded slopes on the south side of the valley above the Rivelin Reservoirs. It is mixed woodland (mature conifer and deciduous plus some open areas and younger trees) with areas of contour interest. Its runnability it at its best in winter and early spring; later in the year the vegetation can make going heavy in places.More details about Rivelin Valley...
Safety & risk
A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event. If a competitor has a pre-existing medical condition that they think should be declared, please complete a medical form at enquiries. The sealed envelope will only be opened in an emergency.
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