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Strines
Wed 31st Aug
6:30pm
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Pilsley
Today
7:00pm
Bradbourne
Sun 28th Aug
11:00am
Crowden Horseshoe
Sun 28th Aug
11:00am

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Dark Peak Fell Runners Calendar

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Thu 25th Aug 2016 7:00pmLocal racePilsley

£5 EOD only. Starts outside Devonshire Arms. Please park at Chatsworth Farm Shop or Penrose car park to ease congestion in village. Slightly shorter route this year with less tarmac promised.

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6.1mi, 804ftSK242711
DE45 1UL
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Sun 28th Aug 2016 11:00amLocal raceBradbourne

£5 PE & EOD. Kids races too from 10.20am.. Village Hall, Bradbourne. Start/finish 1km away.

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5.5mi, 850ftSK209526click
Sun 28th Aug 2016 11:00amLocal raceCrowden Horseshoe

£5 PE & EOD. Crowden campsite, nr Woodhead, off A628.

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8mi, 1699ftSK073993
Tue 30th Aug 2016 6:30pmLocal raceBarrel Inn

£6 PE by Aug 27th on form from website. £8 EOD. Registration Eyam Sports Pavilion from 5.30pm.

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6.5mi, 1509ftSK216767
S32 5QP
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Wed 31st Aug 2016 6:30pmClub runStrines

The nights be drawing in, so be sure to bring your head torch.

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Fri 2nd Sep 2016 6:30pmLocal raceGreat Longstone Chase

£5 EOD. Kids fun run at 5.30pm. Recreation Ground, Great Longstone.

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4.8mi, 951ftSK201716click
Fri 2nd Sep 2016 7:00pmOtherThornbridge Weekend

Annual club camping weekend at Thornbridge Hall for all the family, Friday evening to Sunday pm. The campsite had already been booked out for the bank holiday weekend before we came calling, so we're a week later on this occasion.

Expect the usual fun and games including Ashford-in-the-Water fell race (finishing in-the-water); kids fell race; Friday night something or other - following the Great Longstone Chase for the keener amongst us; cake & cava in the Sat late afternoon sunshine (not guaranteed); BBQ Sat night (bring something to blacken, and an instrument for entertainment if you aspire to such things); three-legged orienteering; kids & big kids cyclo-cross race; plus plenty of opportunities to cycle on the Monsal trail, run off your hangover on Longstone Edge on the Sunday morning, or just hang out on the campsite.

All welcome, especially new members, and do bring kids and partners. Surprising though it may seem, many have come away reporting themselves very satisfied with their DP 'full immersion' experience. The facilities are remarkably sophisticated for a DP event, including 'luxury' industrial kitchen, hot showers and loads of room to run around outside and in. Last year they charged £10 per adult per night/day and £5 for kids (under 5s go free). After several years of sterling service, Kirsty and Simon are stepping down as organisers, to be replaced by Bronwen and Tim Ray ... which means at least one of our new organisers will have some nous about them (so much so that the dates for 2017 are already booked, instantly going one better than the Pattons).

N.B. The fell race will be on the Sunday morning, not Saturday (tbc)

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Sat 3rd Sep 2016 10:30amLocal raceLongshaw Sheepdog Trials
£5 EOD. Longshaw Lodge, Sheffield-Hathersage Road. According to the best dressed RO in the club: "Part of the

world's oldest sheepdog trials; pay to enter, run for nowt! Real ale". Succinctly put, Jim.

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6mi, 1001ftSK265800click
Sun 4th Sep 2016 10:30amLocal raceTotley Exterminator

£5 PE; £7 EOD. Cricket Inn, Totley. Last counter in the Totley Fell Race Series. Showers and toilets available in Club's pavilion.

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16mi, 4232ftSK301800click
Sun 4th Sep 2016 11:00amLocal raceShelf Moor

£4 EOD. Scout Hut, Old Glossop. Race start 15 min walk from registration.

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5.7mi, 1499ftSK042949click
Sun 4th Sep 2016 11:00amDPFR raceThornbridge

Part of the club's annual Thornbridge weekend, but you don't need to be camping to pitch up. The classic Ashford-on-the-water route, provided always that sufficient numbers of entrants can remember it, culminating with a compulsory dip in the water at the finish. Some kind of kids race is also likely from the campsite in the afternoon, should you wish to make a day of it with the family (but haven't the heart to commit them to the full overnight extravaganza).

N.B. Moved to Sunday morning to avoid a clash with Longshaw Sheepdog Trials (tbc)

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6miSK195698
Mon 5th Sep 2016 6:30pmDPFR raceSummer Series (12)

Note earlier start at 6.30pm for final race of the series. New start location at Brogging House - either park on the road or possibly down rough lane (see location map on Nicky's site for more details). Start/Finish Brogging Gantry (SK230906); CP1 Footbridge (233906); CP2 Boots Folly (230899); CP3 Ruin (236888); CP4 Grouse Butt no.1 (240891); CP5 Footbridge (233906).. Map and compass compulsory; full body cover recommended. No dogs. For route map see Nicky's site (in time). Expect cakes, or other consumables, for series prizes in Strines Inn afterwards.

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Wed 7th Sep 2016 6:45pmDPFR raceBurbage Summer Sharpener 3
Subject to final confirmation by RO Dave Holmes. Meet Upper Burbage Bridge car park. Route/rules to be revealed on the night, but expect a bit of navigation (so be sure to bring a compass and pen). There's probably a small fee to enter and/or for waterproof map bags. Be prepared for midges. The latter notwithstanding, always a good night out. Sportsman, including series prize giving, afterwards.
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Sat 10th Sep 2016 10:00amLocal raceNine Edges Race

£25 PE only on-line on website from April 14th. Linear course from Fairholmes car park. Fund raiser for Edale Mountain Rescue Team. Sponsorship is encouraged. No toilets.

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20.4mi, 2930ftSK174894click
Sun 11th Sep 2016 11:00amLocal racePadfield Plum Fair Scamper

£5 PE & EOD. Padfield Recreation Ground, nr Hadfield. Kids races too.

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5.5mi, 1050ftSK031962
Sun 11th Sep 2016 11:00amOtherBluebell 3

£5 PE & EOD. From Bluebell Inn near Belper. Limited car parking. Too far south to count in the local league.

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Mon 12th Sep 2016 6:45pmLocal raceTrunce 9

From Oxspring Playing Field. £1.20 EOD - don't forget your personalised number ... one of nine races in the series - only your single quickest result will count in the local league. Last in the series, which generally means fancy dress for them what does such things.

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4mi, 550ftSE271020click
Wed 14th Sep 2016 6:45pmWarts runFairholmes

Dust down your head torch and fill up your flask ... it's wartin' season again. Hurrah.

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Wed 14th Sep 2016 6:30pmClub Road runSportsman
First club road fun of the autumn/winter from hut (behind Sportsman). Light coloured clothing or high visibility jacket recommended, plus head torch, wind/waterproof, hat & gloves as conditions dictate. Newbies should make themselves known at the start to the person calling the route.
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Sat 17th Sep 2016 2:00pmLocal raceLantern Pike

£8 entry to show includes race fee. Final counter in Hayfield Championship. Country Show and Sheepdog Trials. Kids races from noon.

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5mi, 1050ftSK035886click
Sat 17th Sep 2016 1:00pmBrit champMerrick Hill

£4 EOD. See website for entry details. There may be entries on the day if the race isn't full. Venue Bruce's Stone, Glentrool, Nr Newton Stewart.

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8.4mi, 3281ftNX427855
DG8 6SU
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Sat 17th Sep 2016 11:00amLakeland ClassicsThree Shires

£10 pre-entry ONLY between 1st May and 10th Sept. Registration atThree Shires Inn, Little Langdale. 'Entrants need appropriate navigation and mountaincraft skills', it says, but Ashley's a regular completer, so it can't be that tricky can it?

12.4mi, 4003ftSD317034click
Sun 18th Sep 2016 11:00amLocal raceStanage Struggle

£5 EOD. Registration from 9.30am. Hathersage Primary School. Toilet & changing facilities. Field parking if dry. Refreshments available. NO DOGS on school field. Kids fun run also.

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6.2mi, 1165ftSK235817click
Thu 22nd Sep 2016 6:45pmDPFR raceEquinox Dash

The (emergent) brainchild of Loxley C, RO, involving a quick sprint from Redmires to Hordron and Bamford Stone Circles, in celebration of the autumnal equinox. May involve toasting the setting sun with whiskey too. Then again, it may not. 40@40 league's already full, so we're keeping this in reserve as a possible counter if needed. More details to follow in due course.

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Sat 24th Sep 2016 11:00amDPFR raceRoyal Dungworth

The annual tour of farm tracks and stiles in and around Dungworth, complete with RO Alan Yates' very particular take on a prize giving. Register at the sports pavilion below the pub car park, and be certain not to miss the chips in the Royal pub afterwards. Always a pleasant run out with friends.

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5mi, 900ftSK282899
S6 6HF
Sat 1st Oct 2016 11:00amDPFR raceRivelin Foxtrot

Start/Finish Sportsman. RO Mike Hayes, reprising a once regular thrash through the thicker undergrowth of the Rivelin Valley. Previously run as a handicap event with a chasing start, the Calendar is exploring with Mike the possibility of a 21st century mash up of the Foxtrot and 'Dobbin' or 'Weights' Race ... confirmation one way or another, and full details, to follow.

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Sun 2nd Oct 2016 9:15amOtherHodgson Brothers Mountain Relay

The renamed (it would seem) Ian Hodgson Relays from King George V playing fields, Patterdale. Refer to club captains (Helen and Rob) for team selections.

25mi, 8000ftNY391161click
Wed 5th Oct 2016 6:45pmDPFR raceHunter Wreck Race

RO Andy Harmer. Exact date tbc. Park on Windy Bank, at top of Wilkin Hill. Slower runners start at 6.45, others at 7.00. Little climb, but our RO has leavened the mix with a bit of rough ground and enough indistinct features to insure you'll be running around in ever decreasing circles. Inexperienced warts should very definitely consider running in pairs/groups ... as should the rest of us, if conditions dictate.

Start - fell gate (243925); CP1 - New Cross (rems of, 215927); CP2 - Hunter Wreck (208943, or SK2085594342 to be more precise); CP3 Emlin Trig (240934); Finish at fell gate (243925, as per start).

For reasons known only to Andy, the Dukes Drive is out of bounds east of Flint Hill. The recommended line back from the wreck follows the 'corridor route', which crosses Hobson Moss Dike (220938) via Tom's 'better than some' ruin (220940), the rocks on Wet Slack and the Wet Slack Ridge. And having tried it last year, I would definitely not recommend returning via Thornseat Moor.

Kit: Full waterproof body cover & spare layers for winter mountain weather, head torch with spare batteries or backup torch, whistle, compass & map, & survival / bothy bag all deemed essential. A mobile phone will do no harm either.

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9km, 250mSK245927click
Sat 8th Oct 2016 10:00amLocal raceCurbar Commotion

£5 PE; £6 EOD. Note new venue (we think) - Curbar Primary School. All proceeds to the school.

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8.9mi, 1322ftSK248739click
Sat 8th Oct 2016 11:00amEng champLangdale Horseshoe

£10 PE only - online on the SportIdent website from 1st August. Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale. Car share if possible.

13.1mi, 4750ftNY286062
LA22 9JY
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Sun 9th Oct 2016 9:00amDPFR raceReservoir Rogaine

New for the 40@40 is this navigational race with a kiwi twist from Glen Borrell (RO). Visit as many of the 40 controls as you can within three hours, starting and finishing from Fairholmes. More details to follow when Glen's got his act together.

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SK172893
S33 0AQ
Sat 15th Oct 2016 10:00amBrit champBritish Relay Championships

To be hosted by Glasgow-based Westerlands Cross Country Club. Venue, timings etc. to be confirmed. Refer to club captains (Helen and Rob) for team selections.

Sun 16th Oct 2016 11:00amLocal raceWindgather

£10 EOD including Forestry Commission fee. Burbage Institute, Bishops Lane, Buxton. Check website for RO's Rules & Conditions.

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13.5mi, 2500ftSK044730
SK17 6UL
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Sat 22nd Oct 2016 11:30amOtherGreat Whernside

£5 EOD. Start field, Scabbate Gate, Kettlewell. Please do not park in the former campsite; alternative parking is being sourced, or park in main car park.

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4mi, 1558ftSD975726
BD23 5RH
Sun 23rd Oct 2016 10:30amLocal raceStuart Learmouth Wirksworth Undulator

£5 EOD. Stoney Woods, Wirksworth, on B5023.

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8.4mi, 1260ftSK287543click
Sun 23rd Oct 2016 9:00amOtherPeak Raid 3 - 1 of 4

3 hour mini mountain marathon score event. Peak District venue tbc. Solo or pairs. £11 per person if enter before August; £13pp in August; £15pp from September; £17pp EOD. Additional £2 for dibber hire. One of a series of four events. Full FRA kit required.

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Wed 26th Oct 2016 7:00pmDPFR raceGreat Urban Night Race

Date tbc. So good, they ran it twice ... as it were ... The Great Urban Fell Race (night version), followed by an 'autumn BBQ', from RO Tim Tett's gaff. Further details in due course.

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Sat 29th Oct 2016 10:30amLocal raceGrin and Bear It

£10 PE cheques to "Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team"; £12 EOD. From Langsett Barn. Kit checks pre/post race. Race HQ has toilets, changing and rest area. Car parking at HQ with more nearby and minibus shuttle if required. "Manned" checkpoints on course, feed station. Printed maps on sale and free to competitors. Hot food/drinks at end plus cake sale; prizes in usual categories. Organised by and ALL profits to Woodhead MRT.

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15.9mi, 1939ftSE211005
S36 4GY
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Sun 30th Oct 2016 9:30amDPFR raceEdale Circle

RO Dave Sykes.

Start from Odin mine bus stop. Take especial care to keep to public rights of way when crossing farmland in the Edale valley as we need to keep on the right side of land owners. All roads out of bounds except for two short unavoidable stretches - see weblink for checkpoints and further info. Suggested 9am start for early birds. FRA kit recommended.A counter in the 40@40 League
9mi, 3500ftSK134835
Sat 5th Nov 2016 10:00amDPFR raceRivelin Skyline

RO Dave Lund. Details to follow, just so soon as Dave can extract them from Tim Tett ...

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Sun 6th Nov 2016 9:00amOtherPeak Raid 3 - 2 of 4
3 hour mini mountain marathon score event. Peak District venue tbc. Solo or pairs. £11 per person if enter before August; £13pp in August; £15pp from September; £17pp EOD. Additional £2 for dibber hire. One of a series of four events. Full FRA kit required.
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Sat 12th Nov 2016 10:00amDPFR raceClub Championships

Venue and organiser to be confirmed ... but this is the date and time.

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Sat 12th Nov 2016 7:00pmOtherClub Dinner

Garrison Hotel, Hillsborough. Further details from the Chair in due course

Sun 13th Nov 2016 11:30amLocal raceLeg it Round Lathkil

£5 EOD. Part of Lathkil Hotel's "Fun Day" including kids race. All proceeds to "Children in Need" appeal.

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7.1mi, 951ftSK207665
DE45 1JE
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Sun 13th Nov 2016 10:30amLocal raceRoaches

£6 EOD. Meerbrook Village Hall. Parking near village hall is limited. Overflow at Tittesworth Reservoir pay and display car park.

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Wed 16th Nov 2016 6:45pmDPFR raceSnake Inn Race

RO Bob Berzins. Date and route to be confirmed in due course.

Notes from the organiser:

If you have not done a night race before, you must run as a pair. Full kit including spare torch required. Bothy/survival bag and mobile phone also strongly recommended. Expect to be out for 2 hours. Please bring a map of the larger area - if appalling weather there will be an alternative route.

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Sat 19th Nov 2016 9:30amDPFR raceNorth Grain There and Back

Graham B's Birthday Race makes a welcome 40@40 return in the RO's 72nd year chiefly, it seems, because the race is too good to wait until his 80th for a repeat. With some stalwarts taking over 3 hours to complete in its inaugural running, there will again be an earlier 9am start for the less fleet of foot. This is a challenging route across classic remote Dark Peak terrain, requiring full FRA kit, mobile phone, bivvy bag and emergency food. Greener runners may want to pair up if the weather is inclement and/or the clag is down.

Route as in 2014:-

Start: King's Tree (SK167938)
1: Linch Clough Access Gate (SK166941)
2: Upper North Grain Cabin (ruined) (SK103934)
3: Westend River Sheepfold (nr. Ravens Clough) (SK131946)
4: Linch Clough Access Gate (SK166941)
Finish: King's Tree (SK167938)

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13.5km, 800mSK167938
Sun 20th Nov 2016 9:00amOtherPeak Raid 3 - 3 of 4
3 hour mini mountain marathon score event. Peak District venue tbc. Solo or pairs. £11 per person if enter before August; £13pp in August; £15pp from September; £17pp EOD. Additional £2 for dibber hire. One of a series of four events. Full FRA kit required.
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Sat 26th Nov 2016 10:30amDPFR raceWarts' Revenge

Annual pilgrimage across Rud Hill via, or rather under, Burbage Bridge, up the Plummet, over Higger, down to the Mitchell Field finger post, up Callow Bank (all the way to top please), across to the Cowper Stone, wet feet to Stanedge Pole (remains of), then homeward along the routinely bleak Friar's Ridge to Rud Hill (again), and by one of a number of lines through the quarries to the finish. Post-race liquids in the Norfolk Arms to celebrate our survival. Electrical prizes this year, it is to be hoped, will be provided oncemore from the Alladin's Cave that is Austin's cellar.

Not much climb, but that is more than made up for by the rough and wet terrain - and as last year's participants fully demonstrated, surprisingly easy to mess up the lines too. A race which should not to be underestimated by the uninitiated. Full FRA kit and mobile phone recommended. Starts at the access point on Ringinglow Road. See link for location of controls. RO Willy Kitchen.

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8mi, 1050ftSK278835click
Sun 27th Nov 2016 8:15amOtherRab MMM Round 1
£19.50 PE; £24 EOD. 4 hour score navigation event; Peak District location tbc one month prior. See website for pre-entry and further details. Waterproof Harveys map and post-race lunch included in entry fee. Fourthof four in series (two in Peak, two in Lakes).
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Sat 3rd Dec 2016 9:45amDPFR raceThree Tops

Plodders start at 9.45am; whippets follow at 10am. Meet Midhope bend. CP1 and 5 is the access gate at SK 208 994, then visit the three tops - Margery Hill, Pike Low and Outer Edge - in whatever order you choose. RO Ian Winterburn asks that we carshare since parking is limited. Full FRA AL kit recommended, plus mobile phone, foil bivvy and emergency food.

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8.5mi, 1100ftSK214995
Sun 4th Dec 2016 11:00amLocal raceGravy Pud

£5 PE & EOD. Bulls Head, Tintwistle. Very informal cake competition as well. Best cakes win prizes. Park respectfully of village residents and car share where possible.

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5mi, 1001ftSK024973
SK13 1JY
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Sat 10th Dec 2016 10:30amDPFR raceBurbage Nuts

RO Ken Jones. Looks like the official Nuts race hasn't be run since 2005, so let's hope Ken can remember where it goes. Starts and finishes at the top of Porter Clough, by way of Houndkirk Hill, Higgar Tor, Stanage Pole and Rud Hill ... and involves, if we are to believe wikipedia, the collection of a variety of "... fruit composed of a hard shell and a seed, which is generally edible". Well we shall see. A bit more clarity on checkpoints etc. to follow in due course.

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Sun 11th Dec 2016 11:00amLocal raceLitton Christmas Cracker

PE £5; EOD £7. Litton Village Hall.

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7.6mi, 1181ftSK163752
SK17 8QX
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Sun 11th Dec 2016 9:00amOtherPeak Raid 3 - 4 of 4
3 hour mini mountain marathon score event. Peak District venue tbc. Solo or pairs. £11 per person if enter before August; £13pp in August; £15pp from September; £17pp EOD. Additional £2 for dibber hire. One of a series of four events. Full FRA kit required.
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Sat 17th Dec 2016 11:00amDPFR raceHeadstone Headache

ROs and past members Pete & Trish Kohn (with a little help from Tim T) revive a former DP classic last run nineteen years ago (following which permission to run the race as an open eventwas withdrawn by the landowner). That final (8th) running was chiefly made notable, it would appear, by Andy Harmer opting to run the final mile or so of the race on tarmac. The finer details of the route will be revealed in due course, but we understand it to involve - at the very least - a circuit of the goalposts outside the Sportsman and a visit to the eponymous Headstone. Just in from the chair: "The route is: Start on edge of playing fields car park, around the far goal posts (to split up the field which at times exceeded 200!) back past the start/line, out the gate, along to 3 merry lads garden – all other roads are out of bounds – then any route to/from the headstone (but not through the back garden of the house by the car park/dam wall). Some of the old route is overgrown but, like the Foxtrot, will just add to the challenge of the event – we aren't interested in records!" Ideal preparation for the Crookstone Crashout on the morrow then.

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Sun 18th Dec 2016 9:30amDPFR raceCrookstone and Beyond

The 66th running of the race will start/finish as usual from Rowlee bridge, SK150891. Route to be confirmed as and when, but assuming we've run the crashout proper in June, then we can expect some thrashing around on the sides of Kinder to prepare us for a full week of festivities running up to Xmas.

Early start 09-30; whippets 09-50. Full FRA kit, survival bag and mobile phone all strongly recommended.

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Mon 26th Dec 2016 10:30amDPFR raceBoxing Day Bogtrot

Possibly the finest DP antidote to your Christmas hangover, to be followed this year by the official 40@40 prize giving.

Register in lay-by at top of Lady Canning's Plantation between 10 and 10:15 am (allowing ten minutes slow walk to start). Start/finish at Oxstones SK 27934 83127 at 10:30 am. Full FRA kit strongly recommended. Further details to follow in due course.

Marilyn's magnificent soup, prize giving, and other assorted refreshments afterwards at 33 Bents Drive (just down the road, first street on right before Hammer and Pincers).

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7.7km, 220mSK278835
Sat 31st Dec 2016 10:00amLocal raceBowstones

£6 PE; £7 EOD if not full. Boar's Head, Higher Poynton. Registration opens 9am. Fancy dress optional.

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Sun 26th Mar 2017 10:30amLocal raceEdale Skyline

Registration in Edale Village Hall. Don't skimp on kit ... but do consider marshalling instead if you haven't done so for a year or two.

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S33 7ZN
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Tue 30th May 2017 8:00pmLocal raceHallam Chase

'The oldest fell race in the world' with a novel handicapping twist. Pre-entries strongly encouraged to avoid disappointment. See website for further details.

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3.25mi, 800ftSK313867click
Fri 25th Aug 2017 7:00pmOtherThornbridge Weekend

Annual club camping weekend at Thornbridge Hall for all the family, Friday evening to Sunday pm ... and in the calendar fully eighteen months in advance, thereby indicating the hyper-efficiency of the new regime (if not of its tractors).

Expect the usual fun and games including Ashford-in-the-Water fell race (finishing in-the-water); kids fell race; Friday night something or other; cake & cava in the Sat late afternoon sunshine (not guaranteed); BBQ Sat night (bring something to blacken, and an instrument for entertainment if you aspire to such things); three-legged orienteering; kids & big kids cyclo-cross race; plus plenty of opportunities to cycle on the Monsal trail, run off your hangover on Longstone Edge on the Sunday morning, or just hang out on the campsite.

All welcome, especially new members, and do bring kids and partners. Surprising though it may seem, many have come away reporting themselves very satisfied with their DP 'full immersion' experience. The facilities are remarkably sophisticated for a DP event, including 'luxury' industrial kitchen, hot showers and loads of room to run around outside and in. Last year they charged £10 per adult per night/day and £5 for kids (under 5s go free). Bookings and expressions of interest etc., in due course, to Bronwen and Tim Ray.

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Sat 26th Aug 2017 11:00amDPFR raceThornbridge
Part of the club's annual Thornbridge weekend, but you don't need to be camping to pitch up. The classic Ashford-on-the-water route, provided always that sufficient numbers of entrants can remember it, culminating with a compulsory dip in the water at the finish. Some kind of kids race is also likely from the campsite in the afternoon, should you wish to make a day of it with the family (but haven't the heart to commit them to the full overnight extravaganza).A counter in the 40@40 League
6miSK195698
Tue 29th May 2018 8:00pmLocal raceHallam Chase

'The oldest fell race in the world' with a novel handicapping twist. Pre-entries strongly encouraged to avoid disappointment. See website for further details.

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Sat 7th Dec 2024 9:30amDPFR raceNorth Grain There and Back

Graham Berry's one-off 70th birthday race was such a gem that the webmaster and calendar agreed in the pub immediately following that we cannot let Graham's 80th pass without a repeat running.  With a winning time on a fine day in December 2014 of 2hrs 15mins, and some stalwarts taking over 3 hours, the 9am start certainly needs retaining for the increasingly more mature.  As to other arrangements - all in good time, folks, all in good time.

S: King's Tree (SK167938)
1: Linch Clough Access Gate (SK166941)
2: Upper North Grain Cabin (ruined) (SK103934)
3: Westend River Sheepfold (nr. Ravens Clough) (SK131946)
4: Linch Clough Access Gate (SK166941)
F: King's Tree (SK167938)

13.5km, 800mSK167938