<![CDATA[Dark Peak Fell Runners]]> <![CDATA[2018 Carshare League]]> Having pored over the FRA calendar Mike Robinson has selected the twelve races that will comprise the 2018 Carshare League. There are four long, four medium and four short races. Points are scored as a percentage of the winner’s time, with your best five scores to count.

Mike won last year’s Carshare League quite convincingly and so the quite magnificent Carshare League Coffee Pot will sit on his mantlepiece for the rest of the year, or it will as soon as I get it to him. Greg Rimmer was the vets winner and, not for the first time, Keith Holmes was nominated as the honorary woman, as no real women achieved the required five race threshold.

2017 Carshare League table

Pos Name Category Races Points Per Race

1 Mike Robinson M45 5 404.35 80.87

2 Greg Rimmer M55 6 367.75 72.08

3 Jim Paxman M55 5 355.38 71.08

4 Keith Holmes M60 5 328.22 65.64

The 2018 race selections include the three non-English British Championship races, has five Lakeland races, three Welsh races, and one in each of Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Howgills and the Pennines. One of the races involves no climbing what so ever.

These are the races…

27 Jan 2018 Blakes Heaven (AS) Lakes Entry on the day

18 Feb 2018 Stybarrow Dodd (AS) Lakes EOD

4 Apr 2018 Coledale Horseshoe (AM) Lakes EOD or pre-entry which is preferred (and cheaper!)

14 Apr 2018 Mourne Highline (AM) Northern Irish British Championship race – Pre-entry only which is already open

27 May 2018 Helvellyn and the Dodds (AL) Lakes – EOD

9 Jun 2018 Tal y Mignedd (AS) Welsh British Championship race – Pre-entry opens 1st March, also EOD according to the FRA calendar

21 Jul 2018 Ingleborough (AM) Pennines - EOD

19 Aug 2018 Sedbergh Hills (AL) Howgills – Pre-entry or EOD

24 Aug 2018 Tryfan Downhill Dash (AS) Wales – EOD

1 Sep 2018 Ben Nevis (AM) Scottish British Championship race – Pre-entry opens 4th February.

29 Sep 2018 Peris Horseshoe (AL) North Wales

13 Oct 2018 Langdale Horseshoe (AL) Lakes – Pre-entry opens 1st July

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The newly polished Carshare League coffee pot


JImP

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:11:09 -0500
<![CDATA[Clough Head on 2018-01-14]]> Clough Head on Sunday 14th January 2018
115 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1S Bailey00:38:01(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
10Rhys Findlay-Robinson00:42:39Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
12P Aitken00:43:02(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
18Simon Taylor00:45:17Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
20Mike Robinson00:45:42Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
37Joe Blackett00:49:03Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:41:18 -0500
<![CDATA[Stanbury Splash on 2018-01-14]]> Stanbury Splash on Sunday 14th January 2018
309 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1J Wood00:45:44(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
39R Sykes00:54:38(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
71Chloe Haines00:58:42Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
165Paula Gould01:08:05Dark PeakW45(not set)(not set)
193Dave Tait01:10:28Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:36:25 -0500
<![CDATA[Marsden to Edale Trigger on 2018-01-14]]> Marsden to Edale Trigger on Sunday 14th January 2018
177 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Nicholas Barber03:28:15PennineMSEN(not set)(not set)
8Calum Wadsworth03:57:25Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
12Paul Fauset04:04:55Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
14Mike Nolan04:08:35Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
18Simon Mills04:11:04Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
21Nicky Spinks04:14:00Dark PeakW50(not set)(not set)
22Sally Fawcett04:15:30Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
26Pez Holda04:18:06Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
27Tom Pape04:18:18Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
28Ralph Simpson04:22:57Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
34Kristian Groom04:27:23Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
46Austin Frost04:37:55Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
54Charlie Elliot04:43:50Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
59Clare Oliffe04:50:32Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
60Helen Elmore04:50:37Dark PeakW45(not set)(not set)
62James Halse04:54:30Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
64Paul Walwyn04:56:21Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
83Julia Nolan05:08:27Dark PeakW50(not set)(not set)
87James Lowe05:09:49Dark PeakMU23(not set)(not set)
94Stephen Kenworthy05:13:13Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:58:24 -0500
<![CDATA[Jen Scotney secures podium spot in Spine Challenger]]> Jen Scotney secures 3rd place in the 2018 Spine Challenger race. Apparently, she feels ok, this could mean anything though. Hopefully, we'll get a race report in due course but in the meantime. Take a look at those feet!!

Epic running Jen.

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Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:32:43 -0500
<![CDATA[Ashurst Beacon on 2018-01-13]]> Ashurst Beacon on Saturday 13th January 2018
120 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1C Bell00:35:42(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
5K Walshaw00:40:26(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
7John Hunt00:42:26Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
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Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:29:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Moz's Birthday Run on 2018-01-07]]> Good weather for a change made this years running of the race, somewhat easier than other years. Clear blue skies meant that navigation errors could not be blamed on poor visibility but only due to incompetence or poor route choice. The frozen north path was better than the frequently encountered muddy trod. Snow and ice in the groughs were a bit treacherous and the freaky 50mph plus cross wind on the path above the Crowden river to the Knoll was like something out of the Arctic!

Moz

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Moz's Birthday Run on Sunday 7th January 2018

Good weather for a change made this years running of the race, somewhat easier than other years. Clear blue skies meant that navigation errors could not be blamed on poor visibility but only due to incompetence or poor route choice. The frozen north path was better than the frequently encountered muddy trod. Snow and ice in the groughs were a bit treacherous and the freaky 50mph plus cross wind on the path above the Crowden river to the Knoll was like something out of the Arctic!

Moz

25 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Richard Hunt01:55:13Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
2Glen Borrell01:55:29Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
3Tim Rutter01:57:30Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
4Richard Bradbury01:59:30Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
5David Lund01:59:40Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
6Simon Mills02:04:25Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
7Dave Sykes02:08:01Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
8Calum Wadsworth02:14:46Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
9Dave Allen02:13:00Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
10Austin Frost02:23:30Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
11Tim Hawley02:30:00Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
12Kirsty Bryan-Jones02:32:48Dark PeakW451st Woman(not set)
13Andy Barnett02:32:49Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
14David Holmes02:34:20Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
15Neil Weightman02:35:00Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
16Tim Weigand02:53:41(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
17Keith Holmes02:55:00Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
18Robert Moore02:57:00Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
19Graham Berry03:03:24Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
19Andy Harmer03:03:24Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 11:11:20 -0500
<![CDATA[Views invited on Sheffield's 'Lakeland' landscape]]> http://www.sircsurveys.com/votingmodule/VOTING3/f/1173534/12fc/?msig=9093dcb7116ba5880842eea0f281555f]]> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:13:47 -0500 <![CDATA[Dark Peak membership form 2018]]> We have sent emails out to everyone we can to urge them to fill out a membership form for 2018, either online or on paper. It's important that all members complete a form this year, even if no details have changed, because we need your answers to the "Privacy" questions newly added to the form. This will keep us in line with the latest legal requirements.

Although we emailed everyone who had supplied an email address we did get quite a lot of failures, and it looks as though most of them resulted from the closing of the freeserve/fsnet/orange email servers. So if you had one of those addresses please email memsec@dpfr.org.uk with updated contact details.

The online application form, and link to the downloadable form are available at www.dpfr.org.uk/site/apply

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Mon, 08 Jan 2018 10:40:35 -0500
<![CDATA[Captain Cook's on 2018-01-01]]> Captain Cook's on Monday 1st January 2018
328 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1L Biddell00:30:41(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
26N Tarrega00:37:09(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
43Joe Blackett00:38:35Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:42:07 -0500
<![CDATA[Winter BG round?]]> Who attempts a solo BG in winter? Stuart Walker does.

Stuart says

"A solo unsupported winter Bob Graham is probably as antisocial as running gets, but it's something I've wanted to have a crack at for a long time. I finally had my opportunity last week and I gave it a decent go. It didn't quite happen and I ended up descending from Great Calva after I ran out of torch, but it was a great adventure!"

Put the kettle on and read about it here.



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Mon, 08 Jan 2018 06:43:25 -0500
<![CDATA[YHA King of the Castle on 2018-01-07]]> YHA King of the Castle on Sunday 7th January 2018
70 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1C Bell00:12:23(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
12Rhys Findlay-Robinson00:14:28Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
19A Roberts15:31:00(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 08 Jan 2018 06:21:34 -0500
<![CDATA[Auld Lang Syne on 2017-12-31]]> Auld Lang Syne on Sunday 31st December 2017
368 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1A Browmlee00:44:54(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
20N Jackson00:49:49(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
27J Crownshaw00:50:17(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
35Graham Moffatt00:51:13Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
92Eve Crownshaw00:56:54(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
100Ellie Crownshaw00:57:44Dark PeakWU23(not set)(not set)
141A Bkar01:00:58(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
169Keith Holmes01:03:17Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
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Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:21:27 -0500
<![CDATA[Ticks and Lyme disease]]> Back in 2015 we published a story at here (pdf) about some preliminary results of a survey taken at the 2014 LAMM. Since then a full paper has been published, thanks to Steve Martin for sensing the link. The good news for us is that he notes in his email that "[the paper] indicates that so long as you remove the ticks even if they are infected with Lyme’s it won’t be transmitted."

The full text is here (pdf).

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Thu, 04 Jan 2018 04:19:55 -0500
<![CDATA[Nine Standards on 2018-01-01]]> Nine Standards on Monday 1st January 2018
133 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1B Riddell00:54:55(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
7S Tunstall00:59:08(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
53Neil Weightman01:12:19Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
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Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:28:36 -0500
<![CDATA[Wormstones on 2017-12-31]]> Wormstones on Sunday 31st December 2017
94 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Alexandra Campbell00:31:14Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
8C Rice00:36:55(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
45Alison Wainwright00:44:54Dark PeakW45(not set)(not set)
84Pete Macfarlane00:56:15Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
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Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:21:51 -0500
<![CDATA[Peak Raid 3 round 4 rescheduled]]> Peak Raid 3 round 4 rescheduled to 21st Jan 2018.

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Tue, 02 Jan 2018 03:33:04 -0500
<![CDATA[Barbrook Blast on 2018-01-01]]> AKA New Year's Day race

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Barbrook Blast on Monday 1st January 2018

AKA New Year's Day race

20 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Dave Miller01:02:38(not set)(not set)1st Man(not set)
2Mike Nolan01:02:48Dark PeakM50worst route(not set)
3Andy Barnett01:08:43Dark PeakM551st Barnett / best route(not set)
4Stu Reid01:10:25Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
5Jim Paxman01:10:37Dark PeakM55happiest finished(not set)
6Dominic Watts01:11:48Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
7Richard Mead01:14:08Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
8Dave Coleshill01:14:09Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
9Keith Holmes01:14:11Dark PeakM60grumpiest finisher(not set)
10Mick Cochrane01:14:16Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
11Jane Crowson01:14:18Dark PeakW551st Woman(not set)
12Julia Nolan01:14:58Dark PeakW50(not set)(not set)
13Ian Winterburn01:15:00Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
14Emily Barnett01:17:04(not set)(not set)2nd Barnett / 1st U18(not set)
15Helen Barnett01:22:00(not set)(not set)3rd Barnett(not set)
16Dave Arundale01:24:16Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
17Matt Flinders01:28:00(not set)M50(not set)(not set)
18Michael Arundale01:50:01Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
19Stephen Martin01:52:00Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
Smudge(not set)(not set)(not set)1st Dog but not paid subs(not set)
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Mon, 01 Jan 2018 13:30:46 -0500
<![CDATA[Bowstones on 2017-12-31]]> Bowstones on Sunday 31st December 2017
384 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1H Oldham00:43:35(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
5Gareth Briggs00:45:50Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
10Craig Jeffery00:47:12Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
30H Kuter00:50:25(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
70Tyrrell Basson00:55:37Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 01 Jan 2018 02:30:04 -0500
<![CDATA[Warts' Revenge on 2017-11-26]]> A slightly disappointing 13 runners turned out this year to run The Warts Revenge, which was by far the best conditions I've ever run it. Nice & sunny with a gentle breeze. As we all set off the packs spilt into two taking different routes through the quarries, which the leading pack took a longer route than the back markers. The field spread out across Burbage Moor towards Burbage Bridge and down onto Burbage Brook. A few bad lines finding the start of the bottom of the plummet now the trees have gone. I was caught using the wrong gate down to Mitchell Fields. But it is my race now.

Everyone took the direct route up Callow Bank, no easy running up the track now, on to the Cowperstone and then across to Stanage Pole. Back to the finish via Rudd Hill with no navigation needed. Everyone came in with a happy face & got changed to go to the pub. With only two runners still out I sat in a chilly car waiting. The familiar figure of Moz came trotting into sight & what a sight I got as he got changed. That just left one more runner, new member Duncan Rance on his first Warts Revenge. That growing feeling of concern began to grow as time past, only to be interrupted by an unusual ping on my phone. Duncan had only stopped at Stanage Pole and dug his phone out, gone through Facebook, found me on the Dark Peak Facebook site and sent me a message that he was fine, don't wait for I might see you in the pub. I shot off to the Norfolk Arms to give out a grand selection of prizes as so few people turned up everyone got more than one piece of useless crap which was gratefully received. Even Duncan arrived in time to receive his.

Frostie Pants (RO)

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Warts' Revenge on Sunday 26th November 2017

A slightly disappointing 13 runners turned out this year to run The Warts Revenge, which was by far the best conditions I've ever run it. Nice & sunny with a gentle breeze. As we all set off the packs spilt into two taking different routes through the quarries, which the leading pack took a longer route than the back markers. The field spread out across Burbage Moor towards Burbage Bridge and down onto Burbage Brook. A few bad lines finding the start of the bottom of the plummet now the trees have gone. I was caught using the wrong gate down to Mitchell Fields. But it is my race now.

Everyone took the direct route up Callow Bank, no easy running up the track now, on to the Cowperstone and then across to Stanage Pole. Back to the finish via Rudd Hill with no navigation needed. Everyone came in with a happy face & got changed to go to the pub. With only two runners still out I sat in a chilly car waiting. The familiar figure of Moz came trotting into sight & what a sight I got as he got changed. That just left one more runner, new member Duncan Rance on his first Warts Revenge. That growing feeling of concern began to grow as time past, only to be interrupted by an unusual ping on my phone. Duncan had only stopped at Stanage Pole and dug his phone out, gone through Facebook, found me on the Dark Peak Facebook site and sent me a message that he was fine, don't wait for I might see you in the pub. I shot off to the Norfolk Arms to give out a grand selection of prizes as so few people turned up everyone got more than one piece of useless crap which was gratefully received. Even Duncan arrived in time to receive his.

Frostie Pants (RO)

13 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Austin Frost01:21:00Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
2Jack Foxall01:22:30Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
3Richard Bradbury01:24:50Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
4Dave Sykes01:32:10Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
5James Lowe01:32:15Dark PeakMU23(not set)(not set)
6Martyn Jones01:32:32Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
7Richard Baxter01:34:16(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
8Ashley Kay01:34:18Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
9Andy Barnett01:37:00Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
10Mick Cochrane01:39:34Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
11Steve Bell01:39:35Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
12Maurice Musson02:12:00Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
13Duncan Rance02:58:48Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
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Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:57:52 -0500