Coming Up

Club run
Wed 11th May
DPFR race
Sun 8th May
Other runs
Up The Nab
Summer Series (3)
Mon 9th May
Lose Hill Uphill Only
Tue 10th May
Tue 10th May

New Photos


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. 

OS grid reference


Start - Langsett Barn

SE 212 005

Bus expected 09:45

Mickleden Pond

SK187 986


Doodlebug crash site the "wrong" side of Outer Edge trig

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Small circular pond

Cold Side Oaks crags

SK 174 944

Either of a couple of small crags …

Natural England have funded (with public money) the turquoise matted track
across Mickleden Beck, done without any consultation. The National Park
have asked them apply for retrospective planning permission and we need to
send our comments to stop any more tracks like this and to try to get this
one …

Seems both Ella and Laurence (B Class) and Rich Bradbury and me (Score), cannot now make the final Highlander weekend, as ever being held somewhere in deepest darkest northern Scotland (this year on the weekend of 4/5 June).

Promises to be a very fine event again for its final running …

This in from a producer who may, or may not, know the webmaster:

"I am emailing on behalf of Pioneer productions, we are producing a documentary called 'Face' for Channel 4. We are hoping to film a group of fell runners as part of our series. We would also like to …

The 57A (Sunday 8th May) is a particular DP Classic of Westgatian proportions - and more to the point, a counter in the 40@40 this year. Tom needs to get the minibus booked forthwith, so please contact him ASAP by email if you want to travel.. Further details in previous …