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Dark Peak Fell Runners
18h • 20/01/2018 • 16:06

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18h • 20/01/2018 • 16:03

Dark Peak Fell Runners
19h • 20/01/2018 • 16:02

Stuart Walker
1d • 20/01/2018 • 9:11

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Dark Peak Fell Runners
2d • 18/01/2018 • 17:10

Dark Peak Fell Runners
2d • 18/01/2018 • 17:09

Dave Archer
2d • 18/01/2018 • 13:45

Dark Peak Fell Runners
2d • 18/01/2018 • 13:13

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2d • 18/01/2018 • 13:11

Dark Peak Fell Runners
2d • 18/01/2018 • 12:58

Dark Peak Fell Runners
2d • 18/01/2018 • 12:56

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3d • 18/01/2018 • 7:52

Mud, Chalk & Gears
4d • 16/01/2018 • 20:25

Faye Marie Warner
4d • 16/01/2018 • 14:13

4d • 16/01/2018 • 12:47

4d • 16/01/2018 • 11:31

5d • 16/01/2018 • 10:53

Tampa Bay Cannons
5d • 16/01/2018 • 4:16

From the Photos page


The Don Morrison Memorial Edale Skyline 2018 race will be held on

Sunday 11th March 2018 at 10:30

Entries will open on 1st February via this page, entry fee £15, NO entry on the day..

The route is different from that used in previous years, provisionally the control points will be:


Results from 2017 :-

Link to SportIdent Results (with splits and team results)

Link to DPFR Results

The Edale Skyline Fell Race is supported by:

Edale Skyline Equipment 2016

This is a long race in which there is little respite from the often 'challenging' weather. Ask anyone who was there in 2007 or 2015, or take a couple of minutes to look here:

YouTube clip of Edale Skyline 2007

The required kit list goes beyond the standard FRA kit list for an AL race and is as follows:

  • Waterproof cagoule with taped seams and integral hood
  • Waterproof over-trousers with taped seams
  • Shoes and socks
  • Hat (we'll accept a Buff, but would prefer you carried something warmer)
  • Gloves
  • Map appropriate for navigating round the course
  • Whistle
  • Compass
  • Food (400 kcal minimum) = at least 2 mars bars, preferable more!
  • Leggings (at least ¾ length)
  • Two long sleeved tops

At the organiser's discretion this list may be relaxed on the day, but all competitors should be prepared to carry all items listed above. We will have no hesitation in barring you from competing if you turn up without the stipulated kit. There will be kit checks for all runners at registration. There may also be random kit checks at the start and finish.

In addition, for the safety of you and fellow competitors, we recommend that you also consider carrying the following:

  • Mobile phone
  • Bivy bag

Sorry if you think this all sounds rather draconian, but it is done with your best interests at heart.

* Updated Saturday 12th March

Given the good forecast for the day the race organiser has relaxed the requirement for extra kit (i.e. kit in addition to the FRA rules requirements). We will rigorously check all runners to ensure that FRA requirements are met, and would strongly advise an extra thermal top and a mobile phone - it's still only March!.

Just to clarify, the FRA rules require a minimum of:

  • waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and attached hood)
  • hat
  • gloves
  • map of route
  • compass
  • whistle
  • emergency food

The route has changed for 2018, the provisional checkpoints are shown below. A revised map will be provided later, and all other details will be revised (e.g. cutoff times) when the route is confirmed.


Edale Skyline Fell Race is a category A long fell race held on an unmarked course, covering high and exposed fell terrain in potential harsh conditions. Suitable experience is required, as detailed below. If you cannot demonstrate this your place will be cancelled and you will receive a partial refund.

You need to fulfil at least one of these requirements:

  1. have finished this race in the last 5 years
  2. have completed 2 AL races in the last two years
  3. be able to demonstrate that you can safely navigate your way round exposed fell terrain in potential winter conditions - please give plenty of information on the entry form to help us confirm your entry. We may contact you for further information if this question is not answered to our satisfaction.

Edale Skyline 2016 On the Day

General Information

The Don Morrison Memorial Edale Skyline Fell Race has been going since 1974. It is a long, tough, early season race, with often challenging conditions – we have had runners retiring with heatstroke and hypothermia! You must carry the stipulated kit. Take care on the hills and have a good day out. Please note the following:

Car Parking

As in previous years, car parking will be in a field near Shaw Wood farm, on the road between Edale and Barber Booth SK120851. Please follow marshal's instructions. Have some change ready – there will be a charge of £3 per car. Please car share if at all possible. All car park charges are donated to Edale Village School. The will be a signed off-road route from the car park to registration.


In Edale Village Hall, between 8.30am and 10.15am. If you arrive later than this, sorry, you won't be able to run.

You will be asked to fill in an entry form and complete a kit check. Please make sure your kit conforms to the standards set out on the Equipment tab of the Skyline pages. You must get the kit check completed before you can collect your number.

Collect your number from the relevant table - numbers will be generated after the closing date by SportIdent - they will be in Surname order, so it should be simple to find the correct table! Then take your number to the SI card table where you will be issued with a Sportident dibber, unless you bring your own (if you do bring your own you must still go the the SportIdent table with your dibber).

Keep the vest number at its original size and pin it to your chest. Please show this vest number to marshals at all checkpoints, even if you are wearing a jacket over the top.

Once you have registered, we assume that you start the race. If you do not start, please follow the procedure for retirements.

There will be a dibber box on the footbridge, just before the start field, so we can double check starters.

Route see Route tab

Procedure at Checkpoints

Register your dibber in the dibber box (it will go 'beep' - more than one beep is unnecessary but not a problem).

Show your vest number to the marshal. Please give the marshal enough time to record your number.

There is no dibber or vest number recording at CP1 Ringing Roger (outward), CP2 Coffin Rock, CP6 Mam Tor and CP8 Stile on Rushup Edge

Please follow any instructions from marshals. If you look unfit to continue, you may be asked to retire.

Cut off Times – see Route tab


Report to a marshal if possible. Also, you MUST report to the village hall to hand in your dibber. Emergency phone number is: 01433 670323 - not the same number as 2014

Kit Check – see Equipment tab


An up to date forecast will be posted here and in the village hall.

Bad Weather

Organisers may shorten the route to finish off Mam Nick (map here) or even cancel the event. The final decision may be delayed as late as race day, but obviously we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible by posting a message on this site.

You are at risk of Hypothermia - more information


We will try to supply water at CP4 Hope village and CP7 Mam Nick. Drinks may run out on a warm day. There is very little water on the route, you are advised to take a water bottle with you.


  1. Use your dibber to record your finish time.
  2. Let marshals record your number.
  3. Hand in your vest number to the marshal.
  4. Take your dibber directly to the village hall for the download of your split times and return your dibber. If you don't download we don't know you are back and safe. There will be a charge of £30 for any lost dibbers.

Cancellation of entry and refund policy

Please let us know if you will not be coming to the event.

In the event of a cancelled entry the following policy on refunds will apply (unless the race has to be cancelled, in which case special arrangements will be made):

  1. if we decline an entry then we will give a full refund
  2. if a participant cancels within 7 days of entering then we will give a full refund
  3. if a participant cancels after the 7 days are up then we will give a partial refund, which will be the cost of the entry minus £2 to cover costs
  4. after Thursday 23rd March we will no longer issue refunds (unless 1. above applies).

Please note that this year substitutions will not be allowed through the SI website as it makes vetting of entrants for experience impossible.