Please read the following safety guidance: https://www.wfra.org.uk/information-for-runners
In addition to the WFRA guidance due to length of race and time of year the following additional kit is MANDATORY:
+ Full body Waterproofs MUST be worn or carried.
+ Spare thermal layer (top) MUST be carried (and bottoms if you choose to run in shorts)
The RO also advises carrying a Foil-lined bivvy bag/emergency shelter
The foil-lined emergency shelter can be sourced from e-bay/amazon for less than a fiver. They are lightweight and will save your life.
Full safety guidance and rules for competition can be found at http://www.wfra.me.uk/
2022 Map & Checkpoint Grids
2022 route is using the cancelled 2021 route as a base with a couple of tweaks and the end of the route has been changed. This information is made available to those wanting to recce the course beforehand. The Race Organiser welcomes feedback and comment both before and after the race – the inbox is always open 😉
Recce info: You are an ambassador for the fell race race community. Our races need supportive landowners. PLEASE be courteous and gracious if approached by anyone. STAY ON OPEN ACCESS LAND or public rights of way. DO NOT climb fences – there are gates, stiles & step-overs. Close gates behind you. Do not spook the sheep – extra care around Ewes with new-born lambs.
The Short course goes straight from CP3 to CP8 (missing 4-5-6-7) approx 18.5k & 900m.
Full course is circa 26.5k & 1400m dependant on line taken. Stay safe – take your safety kit.
Sheeptracks Race Map 2022 – ST2022_25k v5
Version 5 map issued – CP5 moved to avoid fence crossing issues
Version 4 map issued – OOB added east of CP5. The top boundary must not be crossed. No public right of way. Not open access.
Version 3 map issued – OOB north of CP1 due to disputed path thro Crug Farm (there is no exit through boundary in any case as was removed some years ago), OOB highlight above Cilcain reservoir between CP10 and CP11 (this is obvious boundary on the ground – stone wall/barbed wire – all boundaries on fields to west are ruined), Open Access on north west flank of Moel Llys-y-Coed highlighted.
Version 2 map issued – CP5 nudged back halfway up the hill. CP12 dropped down the hill to prevent straight lining farmers fields. Updated 2022 course MapRun map is on the server UK/Wales/Clwyd/Fell Races/Sheeptracks/Sheeptracks 2022 PXAC
Race Info Sheet – Race Info Sheet – single page v2
In the case of poor weather & visibility the race route could be changed at the ROs discretion either to protect runners and/or race marshals.