Coming Up

Club Road run
Sportsman
Wed 5th Oct
6:30pm
DPFR race
Rivelin Foxtrot
Today
11:00am
Other runs
Go Big Moor
Today
10:30am
Winter Mondays Training
Mon 3rd Oct
6:40pm

From the Photos page

random_picture

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. 

Just in from Mike Hayes below ... read it and weep (and please note the Cruiser and Middleweight categories are no more). Am thinking on whether the 40@40 League order should be determined by the 'Sherpa rankings' or not (i.e. on basis of additional weight carried, rather than total weight). …

As previously trailed by the Calendar, RO Mike Hayes has come up with a mouthwatering 21st century mash up of the Rivelin Foxtrot, a once regular thrash through the thicker undergrowth of the Rivelin Valley, and the 'Dobbin' or 'Weights' Race, to keep us all entertained on Saturday.

The race starts …

For those in the north/west of the city wanting to get/keep fit over the winter - please note the fortnightly Winter Monday Race Series, alternating with fortnightly training sessions, gets under way tomorrow. Organised by Nicky, with training led by sergeant major Keith, both races and training sessions are entertaining …

A little bird tells me that Big Bob Berzins, our most distinguished club access (or is it environment?) officer, quietly completed his last Munro a week or two back; like the vast majority, I suspect, unaccompanied by any other human. My informant wasn't quite sure which his final summit …