Coming Up

Club run
DPFR race
Fairholmes Night Race
Other runs
Peak Raid 3 - 1 of 4
Sun 22nd Oct

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. 

And another change, this time to make it shorter and less rough (allegedly):

Start/Finish in Lower Car Park at FairhomesCP1 Hancock Pond SK176907CP2 Cogman Cabin SK185921CP3 Path/Stream Crossing (top of Far Deep Clough) SK192908CP4 wall junction/edge of wood SK181903
Start times 6.45 and 7.00 as before.

In case anyone has plans to head over the Snake Road to Glossop later this month, the signs are out warning of closure for "maintenance work" between 23rd & 27th October. No times mentioned so assume it will be all day for the duration.

With Willy "reviewing the situation" , it seems appropriate also for the Carshare page to receive the same treatment. I'm knowing that, being up in Otley, there is minimal news and stuff about local races and happenings, and with Facebook, Twitter, etc, needing maybe to be linked in, it's time …

We've had to swap the date with the Blackden run, so it's now a Warts' run from Blackden lay-by on the Snake Road on 11th October, and the Warts' Night Race on 18th, route to be revealed soon by Cap'n Harmer.

This year it's a Patton/Nolan double act!!!!

We have emailed current members for whom we have an email address with details of the club championships and dinner. The email contains a link which you should use to book your meal and plead/persuade/bribe Lewis Ashton for a decent club champs Handicap. …