Coming Up

DPFR race
Burbage Summer Sharpener 3
Wed 2nd Sep
Other runs
Crowden Horseshoe
Hairy Dog

From the Photos page


Welcome to Dark Peak Fell Runners

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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. 

This year, after a break of a few years, the Tour of Britain will be passing through our area.On Friday 11th September the race goes from Stoke to Nottingham, and passes through the Hope Valley on the way.

All the details are here: Route and expected times

Some timings from the above …

George Yates is organising pies and quiz for Friday of Thornbridge. Please could you text George (07740860541) if you would like pie and peas and if you are veggie. Pies will be ordered week commencing 24 August so please let George know by 23 August.

Pies will be served at 7pm …

Entries for the Mountain Trial close at the end of August, and there are plenty of places still available. For those who don't know it, the event is a navigational fell race in classic Lake District terrain. A variety of course lengths is available but all provide an excellent challenge. …

Congratulations to Ian Winterburn, who yesterday climbed his 282nd Munro to collect the full set of Scottish summits over 3000ft - a journey which we understand has taken him roughly thirty years (albeit very largely confined to the last few years).

Facebook using members will be relieved to note that this …

Enormous congrats once again to Glen Borrell, who completed his self-supported BG last night in the very impressive time of 22hrs and 14mins, thereby ensuring that his kids could get to bed before midnight. Glen becomes the tenth DP member (and only the 38th person anywhere?) to complete the three …