Coming Up

Club Road run
Wed 5th Oct
DPFR race
Rivelin Foxtrot
Other runs
Go Big Moor
Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay
Sun 2nd Oct
Winter Mondays Training
Mon 3rd Oct

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. 

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 …

Don't ever let it be said that romance is dead in the Dark Peak. Spyke has been in touch to fill us in on some of the details of Jude's recent purple patch on Lakeland Fells ... some of which the Calendar admits had rather passed it by in the …