Coming Up

Club run
King's Tree
Wed 31st May
Other runs
Barnoldswick Weets
James Thorn
Sun 28th May
Bamford Sheepdog Trials
Mon 29th May
Mon 29th May

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. 

Member Mike Sprot is taking part in the Brathay Trust '10 marathons in 10 days' event. They run the same course anticlockwise round Lake Windermere from Brathay near Ambleside. Today (thursday 18th), he completed seven and having achieved his initial £8,000 sponsorship target has bumped it up to £10,000. You …

There will be a meeting on Tuesday 23 May at 7.30pm in the Rising Sun, Nethergreen to discuss organisation, route tweaks etc. We are always looking for new members who are interested in getting involved with the planning of this event, so if you think you would like to help …

No coaching for the next 2 weeks. Working away then Half Term holiday. Next session Tuesday 6th June. Dave T

In less good news, Adam Perry's attempt at the 24 hour Lakes' record appears to have been thwarted in the last few hours by the weather . We'll leave it for those in the know to report anon, but from the tracker and twitter, it appears he was still six …

Many congratulations to another of the quiet men of DP fell running, Richard Hunt, who slipped (more or less) under the radar last night to complete his anti-clockwise BG in 20 hours and 56 minutes, and in sometimes less than ideal conditions overnight we are hearing. Very richly deserved - …