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Wed 27th Sep
6:30pm
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Wed 27th Sep
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11:00am
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Sat 30th Sep
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Dark Peak Fell Runners Calendar

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Tue 26th Sep 2017 6:30pmCoachingcoaching

Meet by astro turf pitch, Beauchief end of Millhouses park. Flexibility, strength & technique followed by hill reps or intervals. Trail / fell shoes advised.

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Wed 27th Sep 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 27th Sep 2017 6:45pmWarts runYorkshire Bridge

More than likely a slog up Parkin Clough for starters, and quite possibly a visit to Lose Hill too ... though not impossible we'll go east up Bamford Edge instead.

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Sat 30th Sep 2017 10:30amLocal raceGobigmoor
Holmesfield Village Hall, Vicarage Cross, Holmesfield, Dronfield, S18 7WZ

Pre-entry: £8.00; Eod: £10.00

See website for details

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Sat 30th Sep 2017 11:00amDPFR raceRoyal Dungworth

The annual tour of farm tracks and stiles in and around Dungworth. 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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Tue 3rd Oct 2017 6:30pmCoachingcoaching

Meet by astro turf pitch, Beauchief end of Millhouses park. Flexibility, strength & technique followed by hill reps or intervals. Trail / fell shoes advised.

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Wed 4th Oct 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 4th Oct 2017 6:30pmWarts runSportsman's Warts

Join the warts for a trot through some heather. For alternatives see the warts blog.

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Sat 7th Oct 2017 10:00amLocal raceCurbar Commotion

£5 PE; £6 EOD. NCurbar Primary School. All proceeds to the school.

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Sat 7th Oct 2017 11:00amLakeland ClassicsLangdale Horseshoe

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

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Sun 8th Oct 2017 11:00amOtherPentland Skyline

£10 pre-entry only. See Carnethy website for map and full details. From Hillend Public Park, Biggar Road, Edinburgh.

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16mi, 6200ftNT249669
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Wed 11th Oct 2017 7:00amDPFR raceFairholmes Night Race

Route to be revealed 1 week before. 18:45 start for the slow 19:00 for the quick

If you have not done a night race before, you must run as a pair. Full FRA 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.

A counter in the Dark Peak Races League
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Wed 11th Oct 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Sun 15th Oct 2017 11:00amLocal raceWindgather

£10 EOD including Forestry Commission fee. Burbage Institute, Bishops Lane, Buxton. Check website for map and RO's "specific requirements"

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Wed 18th Oct 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 18th Oct 2017 6:45pmWarts runBlackden lay-by

Always a classic, but watch your undercarriage on the kerb when pulling into the lay-by. Members new to winter club runs are asked to read the relevant web pages (see link) before joining the fun. Please also make yourself known at the start to the person calling the route.

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Sun 22nd Oct 2017 10:30amLocal raceStuart Learmouth Wirksworth Undulator

£5 EOD. Stoney Woods, Wirksworth, on B5023

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Sun 22nd Oct 2017 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. No dogs allowed

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Wed 25th Oct 2017 7:00pmDPFR raceGreat Urban Night Race

The Great Urban Fell Race (night version), followed by an 'autumn BBQ' (pre-order or BYO), from RO Tim Tett's gaff (68 Roebuck Rd). Entry fee £1. Early starters from 6.30pm; main start 7pm. Visit each of the three controls (see photo) in any order AND bridge at A AND either B1 or B2. The short course is just controls 1 and 2 and same rule re A and B1/B2. If you've run before (e.g. last year or year before) you can't run the same route as your last one again ... 2016-10-22--IMG_0416.jpg

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Wed 25th Oct 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 25th Oct 2017 6:30pmWarts runSportsman's Warts

Join the warts for a trot through some heather. For alternatives see the warts blog.

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Sun 29th Oct 2017 10:30amLocal raceGrin And Bear It

£10 PE cheques to "Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team"; £12 EOD. From Langsett Barn. Race HQ has toilets and changing areas. Hot food/drinks at end. All proceedsto Woodhead MRT.

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Wed 1st Nov 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 1st Nov 2017 6:45pmWarts runRowlee Bridge

In recent years we've had snow, piles of sh1t, and the odd gale ... what's this year's visit got in store (other than the obligatory visit to Cap'n Harmer's quarry)? Members new to wartin' are strongly encouraged to read the winter runs web page link before coming along.

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Sun 5th Nov 2017 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. No dogs allowed

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Wed 8th Nov 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 8th Nov 2017 6:45pmNorthern Warts runMidhopestones

Meet at road bend west of Upper Midhope. First (official) north-south split of the season. Members new to wartin' are strongly encouraged to read the winter runs web page link before coming along.

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Wed 8th Nov 2017 6:50pmSouthern Warts runMonsal Head

For something a little bit different in the White Peak, followed by a good pint or two afterwards. If we're lucky we may sight Roy Small in full cycling garb, or Dave Lockwood in his underpants. Members new to wartin' are strongly encouraged to read the winter runs web page link before coming along.

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Sun 12th Nov 2017 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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Sun 12th Nov 2017 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 15th Nov 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 15th Nov 2017 6:30pmWarts runSportsman's Warts

Join the warts for a trot through some heather. For alternatives see the warts blog.

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Sat 18th Nov 2017 10:00amDPFR raceClub Championships

Somewhere in the Hathersage area. Simon Patton RO. More details anon.

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Sat 18th Nov 2017 7:00pmOtherClub Dinner

Somewhere in the Hathersage area. Simon Patton organising. More details anon.

Sun 19th Nov 2017 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. No dogs allowed

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Tue 21st Nov 2017 7:00pmOtherThe Springvale Spiral

7pm start (or thereabouts) incorporating, we are told, Sheffield's 'steepest road'. Circular silliness from Tim Tett's gaff - 68 Roebuck Road - entry fee £1; followed by fish and chips (for which you MUST pre-book via facebook page). Maps are usually available for a small fee. 2nd counter in the Urban Nights Series.

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Wed 22nd Nov 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 22nd Nov 2017 6:45pmWarts runBroomhead

If you're lucky Andy H may introduce you to "the corridor". A more useful conduit there never was. Please make yourself known at the start to the person calling the route.

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Thu 23rd Nov 2017 6:30pmLocal raceHathersage Night Race
Outside Cafe, Hathersage, Derbyshire

Pre-entry: £12.00

Entry fee includes curry buffet and talk by Nicky Spinks

A counter in the Local League
8km, 400m
Sun 26th Nov 2017 8:15amOtherKong Mini MM Round 4

£19.50 pre-entry via website; £24 EOD. Peak District venue tbc one month before event. 4 hour score navigation event. Waterproof Harvey's map and post-race lunch included. Contact Alison Wainwright - 07760558031 - email for race info. Min age 18; 14yo if running with parent. Starts from 8.15am to 10am

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Wed 29th Nov 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 29th Nov 2017 6:45pmDPFR raceSnake Inn Race

RO Bob Berzins (who seems to be acquiring all manner of eponymous landmarks across the plateau).

Route yet to be determined

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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Sun 3rd Dec 2017 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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Sun 3rd Dec 2017 11:00amLocal raceHayfield Santa Dash

£7.50 EOD only. From Hayfield Cricket Club (adjacent to Royal Hotel). Proceeds to Kinder MRT and Hayfield May Queen committee. Kids race

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Wed 6th Dec 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 6th Dec 2017 6:30pmWarts runSportsman's Warts

Join the warts for a trot through some heather. For alternatives see the warts blog.

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Sun 10th Dec 2017 11:00amLocal raceLitton Christmas Cracker

£6 pre-entry only. RO Sue Jeff - email - see FRA site for contact details. From Litton Village Hall.

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Sun 10th Dec 2017 11:00amLocal raceShittern Santa Saunter

Howard Town Brewery, Glossop, SK13 7SS.

Eod: £8.00

Entry includes hot food and a beer after the race. Money raised for Glossop Mountain Rescue Team.

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Sun 10th Dec 2017 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. No dogs allowed

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Sun 10th Dec 2017 3:00pmOtherBradfield Christmas Score

'90 minute score event' visiting the Bradfield Parish Council Christmas trees. Start/finish chez Groom (Kris and Wendy), the ROs, with mulled wine and nibbles afterwards. Fancy dress 'not compulsory', but best bring a headtorch and reflective clothing as the race runs through dusk, finishing in the dark. The ROs allege that optimum routes will involve 'some interesting off-road sections' (which could be avoided) and 'pretty big hills' (which can't). Format similar to Urban Nights, 'but with a scruffier garage'. Please contact email Kris in advance if you want to take part.

Map and control descriptions to print. (The circles appear to be a shadow of themselves in Preview on the Mac but are good in Acrobat reader).

Wed 13th Dec 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 13th Dec 2017 6:45pmWarts runStrines

Heather, bogs, ridges and Cocker Hoop. What more could we ask for? Members new to winter club runs are asked to read the relevant web pages (see link) before joining the fun. Please also make yourself known at the start to the person calling the route.

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Thu 14th Dec 2017 7:00pmOtherThe Seven Hills of Sheffield

7pm start (or thereabouts) there may or may not be 7 vertical ascents in this run but there definitely will be 7 hills. Starts from Tim Tett's gaff - 68 Roebuck Road - entry fee £1; followed by a Rajput curry (for which you MUST pre-book). Pre-entry to email or on the facebook page recommended regardless, not least because Tim may provide you with a map of the route if you do so. 3rd counter in the Urban Nights Series.

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Sun 17th Dec 2017 9:00amDPFR raceCrookstone Crashout

Andy H says "Expect a special to suffer my 70th bday". Not one to be missed. Full FRA kit recommended.

Two starts 09:00 for slower runners and 09:30 for the swift

Route to be revealed on 1st december.

Park around rowlee bridge, please car share as there is limited space.

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Wed 20th Dec 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 20th Dec 2017 6:30pmClub runHeadstone Carols

Meet at Tha Sportsman for a vague ramble over to the Headstone, followed at 7.15pm sharp by the closest thing to a dawn chorus the assembled company can muster ... to the tune of something unfamiliar. Expect the repertoire to include at least one unfathomable South Yorkshire carol and a variety of unlikely lines back to the pub afterwards; all rounded off with a pint or two and possibly even some reluctant good cheer from our favorite stay-away old warts.

All welcome; families, runners, non-runners ... even men in fairy lights, if we're really lucky.

Wed 27th Dec 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 27th Dec 2017 6:30pmClub runSportsman DIY

Take pot luck as to whether anyone else will turn up for a quick trot and a pint to lend a little variety to the festive season. Don't be surprised if company is limited, and be ready to do it yourself.

Sun 31st Dec 2017 10:00amLocal raceBowstones

£6 PE; £7 EOD if not full. Boar's Head, Higher Poynton. Registration opens 9am. Bottle of beer for all finishers

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Wed 3rd Jan 2018 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 3rd Jan 2018 6:45pmWarts runLow Bradfield

The ideal solution for the xmas indulgences and possibly some cheap beer in the nags to undo it all afterwards. Members new to wartin' are strongly encouraged to read the winter runs web page link before coming along - and are warned that we really do meet in the dimly lit car park between cricket field and dam.

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Wed 10th Jan 2018 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 10th Jan 2018 6:45pmWarts runHagg Farm Layby

Makes for some less well trod wartin' lines onto Kinder and/or over to Alport Castles - and generally an amount of chuntering to boot. So will it be the Tower, or the Nether Moor quarry? Ladybower for afters.

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Wed 17th Jan 2018 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 17th Jan 2018 6:30pmWarts runSportsman's Warts

Join the warts for a trot through some heather. For alternatives see the warts blog.

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Thu 18th Jan 2018 7:00pmOtherThe North Stand

7pm start (or thereabouts) incorporating 'the oldest football ground in the world' (clue - it's not Hillsborough). Starts from Tim Tett's gaff - 68 Roebuck Road - entry fee £1; followed by a pizza (for which you MUST pre-book). Pre-entry to email recommended regardless, not least because Tim may provide you with a map of the route if you do so. 4th counter in the Urban Nights Series.

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Wed 24th Jan 2018 6:30pmDPFR raceWarts Night Race

neither RO nor venue have been decided yet so watch this space

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Wed 24th Jan 2018 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 31st Jan 2018 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 31st Jan 2018 6:45pmWarts runLadybower Inn

The ascent of Priddock Wood- need I say more? Members new to wartin' are strongly encouraged to read the winter runs web page link before coming along.

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Sat 3rd Feb 2018 9:30amDPFR raceMargery Hill

RO Andy Harmer. This is a long early season winter classic first run in 1985. It's highly recommended, very challenging (particularly in adverse weather conditions) and unmarshalled. There is only one unambiguous hazard - Abbey Brook - which can be a trickle or a torrent. If in doubt do not cross. Full FRA kit as a minimum, but add extra layers according to conditions - and come prepared to utilise map, compass and whistle as appropriate. All runners must sign in at the start and declare themselves at the finish, even if they've dropped out mid-race. If you hit trouble on the course, generally best to head west for the reservoir path.

There are three starts: 8.45am for the increasingly infirm ; 9.00 am for the middle of the pack (defined, by the RO, as nobody faster than the Hawley and Holmeses of this world) and 9.30am for everybody else.

Start/finish top car park Fairholmes.

cp1 Lost Lad disc 191914
cp2 Margery Hill trig 189958
cp3 Stream/path junction Cranberry Clough 174953
cp4 Long Edge fence 174946
cp5 Pond Howden Clough 178936
cp6 Ruin Cogman Clough 186922
cp7 Small pond Hancock Wood 176907.

Map plus race notes from Dave Tait

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Wed 7th Feb 2018 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 7th Feb 2018 6:45pmWarts runDenis Knoll

Seek the "bend before buckstone" and all will be revealed. Members new to winter warts run should familiarise themselves with the relevent web page.

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Wed 14th Feb 2018 6:45pmDPFR raceRivelin Landmarks

Our annual chance to play footsie with some of the worst vegetation the Rivelin Valley can throw at us. Classically silly Dark Peak. Full FRA kit and mobile phone recommended. A map may help too, but that's rarely been my experience. Checkpoints, such as they are, available from the route link..

RO yet to be decided - anyone up for the task?

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Wed 14th Feb 2018 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 14th Feb 2018 7:00pmOtherThe Tipsy Sportsman

For which the calendar, and the club, take no responsibility whatsoever ... 7pm start (or thereabouts) incorporating a somewhat dubious mix of score event and alcohol, and the potential to visit seven pubs in 100 minutes. Starts from Tim Tett's gaff - 68 Roebuck Road - entry fee £1; followed by another BBQ (pre-book or, possibly, BYO). Pre-entry to email recommended regardless, not least because Tim may provide you with a map of the route if you do so. 5th counter in the Urban Nights Series.

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Wed 21st Feb 2018 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 21st Feb 2018 6:50pmWarts runDoctors Gate

last lay-by car park on the A57. Members new to warts run should read the winter runs web page.

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Wed 28th Feb 2018 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 28th Feb 2018 6:45pmWarts runOdin Mine

Our annual visit to the foot of Mam Tor and Winnats Pass, at the interface between White and Dark Peaks.

Members new to wartin' are strongly encouraged to read the winter runs web page link before coming along.

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Wed 7th Mar 2018 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 7th Mar 2018 6:45pmWarts runStrines Inn

A second visit of the winter to this perennial favourite. Goody goody. Anyone for Boot's Folly and a frolic in the rhododendrons? Members new to wartin' are strongly encouraged to read the winter runs web page link before coming along.

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Tue 13th Mar 2018 7:00pmOtherKelham Island Street Orienteering Race

7pm start (or thereabouts) from the Fat Cat, Alma Steet. Entry fee £4; followed by food (for which you MUST pre-book) and prize giving in the Fat Cat upstairs room. Pre-entry to email recommended regardless, not least because Tim may provide you with a map of the route if you do so. Final counter in the Urban Nights Series.

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Wed 14th Mar 2018 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 14th Mar 2018 6:50pmNorthern Warts runWindle Edge

For those travelling north, meet in the wee car park at the junction of Windle Edge Road and A628 Woodhead Road. Expect tussocks. Members new to wartin' are strongly encouraged to read the winter runs web page link before coming along.

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Wed 14th Mar 2018 6:30pmSouthern Warts runGrindleford Cafe

The southern warts option. Members new to winter runs should familiarise themselves with the winter runs web page.

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Wed 21st Mar 2018 6:30pmClub runSportsman

Winter training road run - see link for details.

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Wed 21st Mar 2018 6:45pmWarts runFairholmes

Last winter warts run. much fun to be had from fairholmes. Members new to winter club runs are asked to read the relevant web pages (see link) before joining in. Please also make yourself known at the start to the person calling the route.

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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)

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