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Club Training & Coaching

A Club Training event at Blacka Moor

On Sat 3rd Feb 2018 from 13:00


There will be a coaching and training session on Saturday 3rd February on Blacka Moor. The area comprises of fast open pasture, runnable deciduous woodland and open moorland with some intricate contour detail. Sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities including experienced club members.

We will meet in the small car park (nearest postcode S17 3BJ) off Hathersage Road, here. If the car park is full please take the 1st left after the car park and park on Stony Ridge Road.

If you would like to attend please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday 2nd February so that we can ensure we have enough coaches available to comply with safety ratios and know what resources to prepare.

The sessions will start at 1pm. Please arrive by 12.50pm so we can get started by 1pm. Parents who wish to accompany their children on the activities are encouraged or alternatively are very welcome to join the adult's group and have a go themselves. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. All participants should wear full leg cover and sturdy footwear and should bring a water bottle. Gloves, hat and a waterproof are strongly advised as the area is very exposed.

Cost will be £3 per session to non-members, free to club members.

Venue Details

The area we call Blacka Moor is a physically challenging area, though brambles and even bracken are less fierce in 2017.  It consists of two distinct parts, Blacka Moor and Totley Moor.

Blacka Moor is the northern part, cut by two streams with steep sided valleys. The northern and eastern parts of this area are a mixture of deciduous woodland, with some bramble and bracken and open moorland with bracken, bilberry and heather, but with a good track network. The southern part of this area is mostly open moorland but with some open pasture, making for faster running.

Totley Moor is the southern part of the area,  mostly wild open moorland with heather or moor grass, but with many pits towards the eastern edge of the area.

The area is exposed and competitors should be dressed appropriately in the event of cold or wet weather.

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