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Club Training & Coaching at Blacka Moor

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Sat 29th Feb 2020 Start Times 11:00 - 12:30

There is a coaching and training session on Saturday 29th February on Blacka Moor.

This Training session will take a slighly different format to normal and will be more self-led with longer loops. Some loops are planned to orange / light green technical diffficulty while others are as difficult as we can make them, including a challenging long legs course. SI timing will be used so bring your dibbers. There will be some available to borrow for those that don't have their own.

The session is suitable for adult beginners / improvers but all juniors attending must be confident on orange courses. Juniors below orange standard can attend with an accompanying parent but should note that the easiest loop is of a hard orange standard. 

The session will run from 11am - 12.30pm. Please meet at the start triangle on the map at 11am. What3words:remedy.gained.cats

Please allow at least 20 minutes to walk from the car parks. You have a choice: the top car park is just before the junction of Hathersage Rd and Stony Ridge Rd and the bottom car park is at the end of Strawberry Lee Lane. Both are quite small but it is probably easier to park on Stony Ridge Rd if the car park is full than down at the bottom.


Pre booking is essential. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm Thursday 27th February  so that we can ensure we have enough coaches available to comply with safety ratios and have enough maps available.

Please wear plenty of layers and full leg cover and bring a water bottle, waterproofs and gloves. 

Cost is £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.

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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