<![CDATA[Dark Peak Fell Runners]]> <![CDATA[Kong Evening MMM Race 1 on 2018-05-19]]> Dovedale, 15 controls, limit 2 hours, max 480 points

Kong Evening MMM Race 1 on Saturday 19th May 2018

Dovedale, 15 controls, limit 2 hours, max 480 points

82 starters
1P Vokes01:39:14(not set)(not set)480 points(not set)
5Craig Jeffery01:58:36Dark PeakM40450 points(not set)
8D Harrison02:09:18(not set)(not set)440 – 15 = 425 points(not set)
21Andy Bell01:48:06Dark PeakM55320 points(not set)
65Richard Hopkinson01:54:05Dark PeakM70160 points(not set)
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:13:10 -0400
<![CDATA[Malham Kirkby Fell on 2018-05-19]]> Malham Kirkby Fell on Saturday 19th May 2018
50 starters
1P Cornforth00:27:30(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
9Helen Elmore00:30:54Dark PeakW45(not set)(not set)
15Andy Barnett00:31:53Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
Mon, 21 May 2018 06:30:19 -0400
<![CDATA[Lantern Pike Dash on 2018-05-20]]> Lantern Pike Dash on Sunday 20th May 2018
79 starters
1J Winfield00:11:51(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
15I Trinder00:14:30(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
37Adrian Baker00:17:06Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
40Eoin Connaughton00:17:25Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
Sun, 20 May 2018 13:49:19 -0400
<![CDATA[Lads Leap - Men on 2018-05-19]]> Lads Leap - Men on Saturday 19th May 2018
138 starters
1N Swinburn00:44:37(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
28Duncan Coombs00:50:06Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
35Rob Little00:50:55Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
40Max Wainwright00:51:40Dark PeakMU23(not set)(not set)
65Gareth Briggs00:56:05Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
68Adam Taylor00:56:44Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
75John Hunt00:58:34Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
93Sam Williams-Duncan01:03:22Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
Sun, 20 May 2018 04:27:26 -0400
<![CDATA[Lads Leap - Women on 2018-05-19]]> Lads Leap - Women on Saturday 19th May 2018
70 starters
1E Clayton00:53:58(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
25Anna Hoogkamer01:03:38Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
43Alison Wainwright01:10:25Dark PeakW45(not set)(not set)
52Ellie Crownshaw01:14:47Dark PeakWU23(not set)(not set)
Sun, 20 May 2018 04:26:34 -0400
<![CDATA[Mount Famine on 2018-05-19]]> Mount Famine on Saturday 19th May 2018
106 starters
1Josh Williams00:46:04Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
10Megan Wilson00:52:41Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
14Laurence Piercy00:53:46Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
44Adrian Baker01:04:56Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
51Stephen Kenworthy01:06:15Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
54Eoin Connaughton01:06:38Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
Sun, 20 May 2018 04:25:17 -0400
<![CDATA[Slieve Donard on 2018-05-12]]> Slieve Donard on Saturday 12th May 2018
204 starters
1S Lynch00:55:14(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
27S O'Kane01:12:20(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
87William Hoey01:27:05Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
Sat, 19 May 2018 14:38:21 -0400
<![CDATA[Buttermere Sailbeck on 2018-05-19]]> Buttermere Sailbeck on Saturday 19th May 2018
111 starters
1C Tinnion01:36:03(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
11H Pope00:51:27(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
18Peter Davies01:54:17Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
37Dave Sykes02:08:45Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
38Sally Fawcett02:08:47Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
Sat, 19 May 2018 14:34:16 -0400
<![CDATA[Hayfield May Queen on 2018-05-18]]> Hayfield May Queen on Friday 18th May 2018
91 starters
1J Lane00:20:40(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
38C Wood00:27:57(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
40Adrian Baker00:28:05Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
41Eoin Connaughton00:28:07Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
Sat, 19 May 2018 14:32:21 -0400
<![CDATA[Upcoming Carshare League race]]> Helvellyn and the Dodds, the fifth of this year’s Carshare League races is on Sunday 27th May. The race, which starts and finishes at Threlkeld Cricket Club, is a proper AL of 24km with over 1,300 metres of ascent. Worryingly, at the time of writing, the start list has no Dark Peak Fell Runners on it.

Pre-entry (£10) can be done here: https://www.fabian4.co.uk/step1/ContactDetails.asp... Alternatively, entry on the day is £12.

The weather forecast is looking very good!


Fri, 18 May 2018 06:55:38 -0400
<![CDATA[Kildwick on 2018-05-16]]> Kildwick on Wednesday 16th May 2018
114 starters
1N Crampton00:26:08(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
17A Roberts00:28:59(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
90Dave Tait00:40:26Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
Thu, 17 May 2018 13:10:03 -0400
<![CDATA[Shining Tor on 2018-05-16]]> Shining Tor on Wednesday 16th May 2018
278 starters
1Alexandra Campbell00:39:34Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
5Max Wainwright00:41:24Dark PeakMU23(not set)(not set)
6Peter Davies00:41:58Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
7Paul Fauset00:42:15Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
12Austin Frost00:43:08Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
60A Swift00:49:18(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
75Tyrrell Basson00:50:43Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
101Alison Wainwright00:53:35Dark PeakW45(not set)(not set)
259Steve Dewick01:09:25Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
Thu, 17 May 2018 02:44:10 -0400
<![CDATA[Pendle Cloughs on 2018-05-12]]> Pendle Cloughs on Saturday 12th May 2018
75 starters
1S Watson02:19:35(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
12C Nance02:34:07(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
61Dave Tait03:28:52Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
Mon, 14 May 2018 05:23:03 -0400
<![CDATA[Cressbrook Crawl on 2018-05-12]]> Cressbrook Crawl on Saturday 12th May 2018
128 starters
1Oli Johnson00:44:12Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
4Paul Fauset00:46:36Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
11Chris Vanderhoven00:50:16Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
29Andy Barnett00:56:25Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
33Chris Bennett00:56:52Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
54Michael Bourne01:01:18Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
58Kenny Turner01:02:13Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
61Robert Moore01:02:43Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
75Penny Collier01:05:36Dark PeakW50(not set)(not set)
90Jon Heathfield01:08:30Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
49Adrian Baker00:59:58Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
114Joan Waller01:17:27Dark PeakW55(not set)(not set)
120Michael Arundale01:18:04Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
Sun, 13 May 2018 10:34:30 -0400
<![CDATA[Fairfield Horseshoe on 2018-05-12]]> Fairfield Horseshoe on Saturday 12th May 2018
287 starters
1J Jardine01:21:26(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
28Tom Pape01:36:57Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
36David Lund01:39:00Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
42Sharon Taylor01:41:00(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
65Adam Taylor01:46:56Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
114Neil Weightman01:56:57Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
Sun, 13 May 2018 02:34:35 -0400
<![CDATA[Tansley on 2018-05-10]]> Tansley on Thursday 10th May 2018
126 starters
1P Sorrell00:39:08(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
3Austin Frost00:40:06Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
11Joseph Wade00:42:09Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
33F Cummins00:47:24(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
110Paul Gray01:01:13Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
Sat, 12 May 2018 02:32:48 -0400
<![CDATA[Rainow 5 on 2018-05-09]]> Rainow 5 on Wednesday 9th May 2018
177 starters
1J Fearn00:33:18(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
7David Bethell00:36:40Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
8Chris Vanderhoven00:36:41Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
40A Swift00:40:38(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
Sat, 12 May 2018 02:31:30 -0400
<![CDATA[Double Kinder Dozen]]> It’s no secret that I’m shortly to make my second and last attempt on Ramsay’s Round and so, in need of a local outing with plenty of climbing and descending, the Kinder Dozen sprang to mind. Having previously done the Dozen three times in 8 to 9 hours and wanting a 12+ hour outing, I next considered doing about one and a half circuits. However, that didn’t seem particularly aesthetic and so a full double Kinder Dozen became my aim for the day.

Kipling, my Border Collie, so called because he’s ruddy ‘ard, and I set off from Rowley Bridge at 5am carrying supplies for the first circuit. It was a clear day and so neither of us had bothered to carry either a map or one of those complicated pointy things that the FRA seem so keen on these days and our first navigational walkabout occurred as we dropped down from Druid’s Stone. We were about half way down to Woodhouse Farm in Edale when I remembered that we should have been heading for Oller Brook. Fortunately, we were able to use the very nice path that contours the hillside thereabouts back into Ollerbrook Clough. Climbs and descents came and went and, as we approached Mermaid’s Pool, the unmistakable honking sound of Canadian Geese betrayed the presence of half a dozen of those plump and tasty looking beasts. Later, after having savoured the delights of Ashop Clough, Fairbrook Naze, Seal Stones and the horrid climb from Blackden Brook to the edge above, we got back to the car at Rowley Bridge 8 hours 26 minutes after having set out.

While I restocked my rucksack and added a headtorch, Kipling settled down and lay in the sunshine but was then very surprised when I locked the car and set off on the second circuit. As we went along the Edale ups and downs it still seemed a very long way to the finish but at least we had the delights of the western and northern flanks of Kinder to look forward to which, for my money, are the best bits. Evening came, the sun set and then as we climbed to Fairbrook Naze and I donned my headtorch for that delightful running descent from Seal Stones towards Blackden Brook. Our twenty-fourth climb of the day took us back up to Blackden Edge and on to the trig point above. We then set off for Madwoman’s Stones at a canter and shortly thereafter I made my second navigatorial error. (Navigatorial actually isn’t a word but certainly should be!) Having continued northeast we reached the highest of the shooting butts but mistakenly took the edge path towards Crookstone Knoll. We were probably half way there before that lack of downhill and a total absence of more shooting butts made me realise what we’d done so we finished our day by hobbling down the crashout to reach Rowley Bridge 18 hours 18 minutes after having first set out.

There is some confusion as to whether or not ours was the first double Kinder Dozen, as Dr. K. and Dave McG. did something similar a few years ago, although that may have been the Kinder Dozen / Kinder Killer combination. Their itinerary notwithstanding, I understand that they took ten minutes longer and so, if anyone can be bothered, our time of 18:18 is the easy-to-beat world record. Or, the fleeter of foot, might consider three Kinder Dozens in under 24 hours. Go on, you know you want to!




Fri, 11 May 2018 16:35:42 -0400
<![CDATA[Dambusters Flypast Wednesday 16 May]]> You may be aware that there will be a flypast by the Lancaster of Dambusters fame on Wed 16th. It's going to be flying over Howden, Derwent & Ladybower reservoirs, then down to Chatsworth and Derby. Expected to be at Ladybower around 12.05 (all subject to decent weather).

It's worth noting that there are going to be road restriction in place till about 4pm as below:

The permanent traffic signals at the following locations will be manually controlled in peak times (especially post event to all speedy departure from the area):-
  • Junction A57 / A6013.
  • Junction Station Road, Bamford / Sickleholme.
A mandatory Temporary 20mph speed limit will be in place along the A57 (between Cutthroat Bridge westerly for 2.6 miles).
There will be a Full Road closure on Derwent Lane with 3 way temporary traffic signals be in place at junction A57 (manually controlled in peak times). Traffic will not be allowed onto Derwent Lane, from the A57, between 12 Noon to 3pm (at the earliest). The aim is to allow traffic to leave Derwent Lane as swiftly as possible post event, and this restriction will be lifted as soon as the area returns to normal. Residents of Derwent Lane should plan their day accordingly.
Arrangements are being made by DCC’s Public Transport Unit to mitigate School Transport arrangements on Derwent Lane. This will be communicated by DCC PTU to the families concerned.
Highways England are being asked to sign this event on the Variable Message Signs on their roads subject to their protocols. The aim is to get passing traffic to take a different route
Derwent Lane will have single file parking along southbound carriageway only, when car parks are full. There will be Traffic Operatives in place to direct traffic in 4 sections to control flow of traffic. There will be three no passing points in place for Emergency vehicles on Derwent Lane.
Hagg Barn car park to be signed for Motorcycles Only.
Fairholmes Car parks to be reserved for disabled traffic.
New Road, Bamford will become a One Way (westbound only); this will be all day unless otherwise signed.
Lydgate Lane / Carr Lane / Thornhill Lane will also will become a One Way ( west / southerly direction); this will be all day unless otherwise signed. This creates an anti-clockwise gyratory with the A6013 in the middle.
No parking areas (cones & signage at various points on the A57 / A6013 / Bamford village) will be identified and enforced by Police and Civil Enforcement Officers.
Emergency planning (Event Control will be located at Heatherdene Car Park).
Police will provide four motorcycle officers to patrol the A57 and A6013.
Parking enforcement officers will be on the route at various points.
It is hoped all traffic restrictions will be lifted by 4pm, but locals should abide by the signage until the signs are removed.
Fri, 11 May 2018 04:13:07 -0400
<![CDATA[Jack Bloor on 2018-05-08]]> Jack Bloor on Tuesday 8th May 2018
161 starters
1J Wood00:39:20(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
2Rob Little00:39:46Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
32R Watson00:48:35(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
33Chloe Haines00:48:39Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
123Dave Tait01:04:59Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
Wed, 09 May 2018 10:50:00 -0400