Coming Up

Club run
Blackden Lay-by
Wed 2nd Aug
DPFR race
Summer Series (9)
Mon 31st Jul
Other runs
Stoney Middleton
Burbage Skyline
Tue 1st Aug
Parwich Panoramic Five
Tue 1st Aug

From the Photos page


Welcome to Dark Peak Fell Runners

man running
pic of Dark Peak T-shirt
Dark Peak Fell Runners is an athletics club for (mostly) hill & mountain running. The club is based in Sheffield and although the majority of the 300+ membership is local, the famous brown vest has migrated as far New Zealand. The club caters for a wide range of running interests and abilities, from short local races to ultra distance events, with some individuals achieving success in the English and British championships. The club thrives on minimal organisation and if you have a slightly anarchic sense of humour and an appetite to compete in unusual events, you will feel at home with people of a similar disposition. 
Fell running has a culture for individuals to take personal responsibility for safety when out on the hills, as terrain and weather conditions can be severe. Therefore it is expected that you assess your own physical ability, mountain craft skills, clothing and equipment before going for a run. 

There will be a break in the Tuesday coaching sessions over the summer holidays. Coaching will resume on Tuesday 5th September, 6.30 pm in Millhouses Park.

Well done to everyone who has attended this year, good to see a strong female turn out as well as some younger members. Remember …

Kev Borman has sent me loads (131) of old photos which he has transferred from slides. They range in date from 1988 to 1996 and Kev has named them carefully, so they make an excellent historical record. Full of unfeasibly young Dark Peakers...

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Race 4 Lords Seat to Chapel Gate results

Dave Sykes 1:57Dave Lund 2:00Jon Pemberton 2:02Pete Davies 2:29

Race 5 Mam Tor trig to Dave's Van parked at Odin's Mine results

Jon Pemberton 3:42Pete Davis 4:13Dave Lund 4:14Dave Sykes 5:06

Great to see the rising star Pete Davies out for this and increase the field …

Many congratulations to Simon Rippon, only quite recently of this manor, who did the brown vest proud with a consummately executed Joss Naylor Challenge completion on Saturday. Soggy in places underfoot, but a cracking day for it otherwise, minimally (but expertly) supported by brother Tim, Sarah Broadhurst and Mike Bourne …

New for the Club Championships this year, we'll be adding Under 23 categories for men and women. So we're now on the hunt for two trophies of aesthetic merit. Recommendations gratefully received by Lewis.

This should also serve as good notice for the youth to get paid up, book it in …