<![CDATA[Dark Peak Fell Runners]]> <![CDATA[Blackden Rogain on 2019-03-17]]> The were a small band of brothers that took to the start of the 3rd and final Rogaine for this year. 10 turned out in what was a real mixture of conditions. We had bright sunshine one minute, followed by hail showers the next. It was however, a much nicer day than Saturday when i put out the controls in a torrential downpour.

Blackden has always been a favourite of mine and as it turns out is also one of captain Harmers so he was along as one of the 10.

24 controls and 800 points were on offer on the course and there was a real range of route choice with no controls left without a visit which is nice from a planners points of view. Rich Hunt took overall honours today getting 700 points and only missing 3 controls. James Lowe gave it a good push but came back late so lost 60 points dropping him to 3rd, with Jon Moulding taking 2nd place.

In terms of direction there was a pretty even split of clockwise and anti clockwise. The older crew and me going clockwise with the younger whippets anti clockwise. The biggest challenge for someone who wanted to get them all however, being how to get controls 26 and 25 deep in the valley having climbed up to get the controls along the edge. Depending on route choice this could add in a lot of climb. When out setting the course and even Saturday putting the controls out I couldn't quite settle on the "best" route. A previous run saw me do 39,16,40,26,25,18,23,32,15 but this did add in a bit too much climb in for my liking so the planners route became 26,25,13,37,33,34,28,39,40,16,32,23,15,35,36,27,38,18,30,31,2,3,24, running into the middle of the course before picking up one control. This meant avoiding another big climb and making a nice traverse of blackden edge into the waterfalls at the head of the valley.

So with no juniors in attendance as many were representing Dark peak at wolfspit i had an opportunity to run the course. Following my planners route it became apparent that it was the optimal route as I managed to clear the course in a time of 1.40.12, 12 seconds over the time limit. I did have a distinct advantage knowing exactly where all the controls were, so not losing precious time looking for the exact location and only using the map a couple of times and never needing the compass. I'm sure some of our quicker boys could knock at least 10 minutes of this.

The controls will be out for another couple of weeks before Rich Hunt is kindly going to bring them in for me.

I'd like to run a summer rogaine from Blackden but will have to survey the bracken as it will affect much of the route planning. But i'm sure it'll be possible so watch this space.


Name Points Penalties Score Number of Controls Points per control Time
1 Rich Hunt 700 - 700 21 33.3 01:38:50
17 Jon Moulding 620 - 620 18 34.4 01:38:00
15 James Lowe 680 60 620 20 34.0 01:50:07
10 Ian Winterburn 520 - 520 16 32.5 01:32:40
7 Martyn Jones 450 - 450 13 34.6 01:39:49
6 Andy Harmer 400 - 400 12 33.3 01:31:06
2 Roy Small 400 - 400 12 33.3 01:31:50
13 Andy Bell 420 40 380 12 35.0 01:38:48
14 John Dalton 330 - 330 9 36.7 01:32:40
3 Moz Musson 320 10 310 9 35.6 01:42:00
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Blackden Rogain on Sunday 17th March 2019

The were a small band of brothers that took to the start of the 3rd and final Rogaine for this year. 10 turned out in what was a real mixture of conditions. We had bright sunshine one minute, followed by hail showers the next. It was however, a much nicer day than Saturday when i put out the controls in a torrential downpour.

Blackden has always been a favourite of mine and as it turns out is also one of captain Harmers so he was along as one of the 10.

24 controls and 800 points were on offer on the course and there was a real range of route choice with no controls left without a visit which is nice from a planners points of view. Rich Hunt took overall honours today getting 700 points and only missing 3 controls. James Lowe gave it a good push but came back late so lost 60 points dropping him to 3rd, with Jon Moulding taking 2nd place.

In terms of direction there was a pretty even split of clockwise and anti clockwise. The older crew and me going clockwise with the younger whippets anti clockwise. The biggest challenge for someone who wanted to get them all however, being how to get controls 26 and 25 deep in the valley having climbed up to get the controls along the edge. Depending on route choice this could add in a lot of climb. When out setting the course and even Saturday putting the controls out I couldn't quite settle on the "best" route. A previous run saw me do 39,16,40,26,25,18,23,32,15 but this did add in a bit too much climb in for my liking so the planners route became 26,25,13,37,33,34,28,39,40,16,32,23,15,35,36,27,38,18,30,31,2,3,24, running into the middle of the course before picking up one control. This meant avoiding another big climb and making a nice traverse of blackden edge into the waterfalls at the head of the valley.

So with no juniors in attendance as many were representing Dark peak at wolfspit i had an opportunity to run the course. Following my planners route it became apparent that it was the optimal route as I managed to clear the course in a time of 1.40.12, 12 seconds over the time limit. I did have a distinct advantage knowing exactly where all the controls were, so not losing precious time looking for the exact location and only using the map a couple of times and never needing the compass. I'm sure some of our quicker boys could knock at least 10 minutes of this.

The controls will be out for another couple of weeks before Rich Hunt is kindly going to bring them in for me.

I'd like to run a summer rogaine from Blackden but will have to survey the bracken as it will affect much of the route planning. But i'm sure it'll be possible so watch this space.


Name Points Penalties Score Number of Controls Points per control Time
1 Rich Hunt 700 - 700 21 33.3 01:38:50
17 Jon Moulding 620 - 620 18 34.4 01:38:00
15 James Lowe 680 60 620 20 34.0 01:50:07
10 Ian Winterburn 520 - 520 16 32.5 01:32:40
7 Martyn Jones 450 - 450 13 34.6 01:39:49
6 Andy Harmer 400 - 400 12 33.3 01:31:06
2 Roy Small 400 - 400 12 33.3 01:31:50
13 Andy Bell 420 40 380 12 35.0 01:38:48
14 John Dalton 330 - 330 9 36.7 01:32:40
3 Moz Musson 320 10 310 9 35.6 01:42:00
10 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Rich Hunt01:38:50(not set)(not set) 700 (not set)
2Jon Moulding01:38:00Dark PeakM40 620 (not set)
3James Lowe01:50:07Dark PeakMSEN 620 (not set)
4Ian Winterburn01:32:40Dark PeakM50 520 (not set)
5Martyn Jones01:39:49Dark PeakM45 450 (not set)
6Andy Harmer01:31:06Dark PeakM70 400 (not set)
7Roy Small01:31:50Dark PeakM65 400 (not set)
8Andy Bell01:38:48Dark PeakM55 380 (not set)
9John Dalton01:32:40Dark PeakM70 330 (not set)
10Maurice Musson01:42:00Dark PeakM65 310 (not set)
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Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:11:29 -0400
<![CDATA[Edale Skyline - Important Parking Information]]> Due to the excessive March rainfall, parking in Edale is much more restricted than usual and we stress the importance of car sharing for the race. There is plenty of free parking available on route to Edale, why not share lifts from one of the surrounding villages? We have been asked not to use the main village car park – parking marshals will direct you to the available car parking areas, please follow their directions. There will be a car parking fee of £5 for the day (which is less than the cost in the village pay and display) – there’s another incentive to share lifts.

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Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:11:18 -0400
<![CDATA[Edale Skyline Entries]]> The Skyline reached its limit of 400 entries some time ago now, and we currently have a waiting list of around 30 people. So if you have an entry and know that you are not going to be able to run please let us know (at skyline@dpfr.org.uk) as soon as possible. If you are on the waiting list and we have sent you an invitation to enter please let us know by email if you will not be taking up the invitation.

N.B. You are not able to cancel your entry via the SiEntries website, you must email us to allow us to process the cancellation.

Many thanks to those who have already informed us, which has allowed us to offer places to people on the waiting list.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:17:49 -0400
<![CDATA[Stretton Hills on 2019-03-17]]> Stretton Hills on Sunday 17th March 2019
339 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1C Bell00:45:04(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
5Rhys Findlay-Robinson00:46:03Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
8Max Wainwright00:46:40Dark PeakMU23(not set)(not set)
14Tom Saville00:47:23Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
18Josh Williams00:47:43Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
27Will Boothman00:48:16Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
41Peter Davies00:49:33Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
54N Jackson00:51:01(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
57Michael Corrales00:51:25Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
60Ralph Simpson00:51:36Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
79Joe Law00:52:40Dark PeakMU23(not set)(not set)
91Lova Chechik00:53:18Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
92Jack Foxall00:53:28Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
96John Hunt00:53:45Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
101Ralph Skrimshire00:53:57Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
122Mike Nolan00:55:55Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
149Megan Wilson00:57:52Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
152Connor Smith00:58:00Dark PeakMU23(not set)(not set)
157Craig Fishwick00:58:12Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
165Joe Blackett00:59:03Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 09:31:38 -0400
<![CDATA[Wolf's Pit on 2019-03-17]]> Wolf's Pit on Sunday 17th March 2019
398 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Greg Hopkinson00:43:24(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
15David Taylor00:46:57Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
33Graham Moffatt00:49:24Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
34Robin Hope00:49:31Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
41Carl Bradford00:50:42Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
45Adam Mickletwaite00:50:49(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
54Mick Archer00:51:38Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
57David Miller00:51:59Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
69Pez Holda00:52:58Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
72Stephen Kenworthy00:53:08Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
90Rosie Walwyn00:54:19Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
95Judith Jepson00:54:40Dark PeakW50(not set)(not set)
158Adrian Baker00:58:40Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
164Martha Hart00:58:58Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
180Victoria King01:00:09Dark PeakW40(not set)(not set)
205Robert Moore01:01:20Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
318Pete Macfarlane01:11:56Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
326Steve Dewick01:13:01Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
139Simon Allen00:57:16Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
141Emily Barnett00:57:19Dark PeakU19G(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:32:37 -0400
<![CDATA[Wolfs Pit parking]]> In case you have not seen it, the website says “IMPORTANT UPDATE (14 March 2019): Parking options will be limited due to the very wet weather. Please arrive 30 mins early to allow extra time to walk to registration. Watch this space - braddadads.wordpress.com - for any further updates.“

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Sat, 16 Mar 2019 15:05:31 -0400
<![CDATA[James' Thorn on 2019-03-10]]> James' Thorn on Sunday 10th March 2019
43 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1J Oldfield00:37:58(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
6Robin Hope00:39:32Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
11C Rice00:42:02(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
21Simon Allen00:46:09Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
22Adrian Baker00:46:38Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
40Ken Jones00:55:22Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
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Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:15:11 -0400
<![CDATA[Pipe Dream on 2019-03-09]]> Pipe Dream on Saturday 9th March 2019
110 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Michael Corrales00:35:04Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
16John Hunt00:39:01Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
28J Henderson00:41:50(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
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Tue, 12 Mar 2019 06:46:15 -0400
<![CDATA[Ian Roberts on 2019-03-10]]> Ian Roberts on Sunday 10th March 2019
96 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Max Wainwright00:54:18Dark PeakMU23(not set)(not set)
6K Walshaw01:02:27(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
26Mark Jones01:22:42Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
40Alison Wainwright01:26:20Dark PeakW50(not set)(not set)
43Grace Kelleher01:27:38Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
46Eleanor Wainwright01:29:15Dark PeakWU23(not set)(not set)
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Tue, 12 Mar 2019 06:34:13 -0400
<![CDATA[​Edale Skyline 24thMarch 2019: more volunteers needed]]> Many thanks to all those of you who have already volunteered, it’s much appreciated. We need more volunteers to cover the checkpoints and the other jobs, including car parking, sweeping the route, village hall, kit check, finish, distribution of safety gear, etc.

If you’re happy to volunteer, please contact: Gavin Williams (RO) or John Dalton or Mick Stenton.

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Tue, 12 Mar 2019 05:52:21 -0400
<![CDATA[Horsehill Tor on 2019-03-10]]> A very small turnout of 3 hardy runners, perhaps the weather put people off, which was pretty grim. Crawling on hands and knees was needed to get to mam tor summit. We did get a bit of sunshine at the end though so were rewarded.

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Horsehill Tor on Sunday 10th March 2019

A very small turnout of 3 hardy runners, perhaps the weather put people off, which was pretty grim. Crawling on hands and knees was needed to get to mam tor summit. We did get a bit of sunshine at the end though so were rewarded.

3 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Tim Rutter02:22:26Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
2John Boyle02:29:00Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
2Dave Allen02:29:00Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 04:30:30 -0400
<![CDATA[Haworth Hobble on 2019-03-09]]> Haworth Hobble on Saturday 9th March 2019
295 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1R Harris04:22:59(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
28L Slater05:05:05(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
134Steven Jones06:17:56Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 03:35:58 -0400
<![CDATA[Black Combe on 2019-03-09]]> Black Combe on Saturday 9th March 2019
181 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1R Jebb01:12:48(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
2Rhys Findlay-Robinson01:13:11Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
25Simon Taylor01:26:48Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
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Sun, 10 Mar 2019 03:37:24 -0400
<![CDATA[Lads Leap on 2019-03-02]]> Lads Leap on Saturday 2nd March 2019
67 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1R James00:48:57(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
4H Page00:53:47(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
10Austin Frost00:59:24Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
18Elizabeth Batt01:04:14Dark PeakW50(not set)(not set)
49Keith Holmes01:14:36Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
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Tue, 05 Mar 2019 02:20:55 -0500
<![CDATA[Hope Winter on 2019-03-03]]> Hope Winter on Sunday 3rd March 2019
188 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1H Holmes00:43:36(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
12Joseph Wade00:51:05Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
16Austin Frost00:51:48Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
23Kieran Loombe00:52:50Dark PeakU19B(not set)(not set)
28M Jones00:54:04(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
30Steve Bell00:54:29Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
38A Fan00:56:32(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
39Dominic Watts00:56:34Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
44Simon Conroy00:57:53Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
45Chris Lawson00:58:15Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
50Tim Slack00:59:27Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
61Dave Coleshill01:01:23Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
62Rosie Walwyn01:01:26Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
64Richard Mead01:01:53Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
65Simon Allen01:02:02Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
72Alison Wainwright01:02:25Dark PeakW50(not set)(not set)
81Jane Crowson01:04:03Dark PeakW55(not set)(not set)
82Adrian Baker01:04:04Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
83Mike Annett01:04:10Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
64Grace Kelleher01:04:12Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 04 Mar 2019 03:05:13 -0500
<![CDATA[Carshare League - Moel Wnion]]> Moel Wnion, the third 2019 Carshare League race, is at 1pm on Saturday 16th March. The race venue is just outside Bethesda, not at Abergwyngregyn as in the recent past. I’ll be driving to the race but will be staying over with friends before heading to Stretton Hills the next day. Race map and route description attached.

Looking further ahead, entries are open for Teenager with Altitude, the fourth race of the series, which is on 20th April. Details in the Calendar.

Jim P

2019-03-04--route-description.docx

2019-03-04--map-Moel-Wnion-2018.jpg-web.png

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Mon, 04 Mar 2019 02:48:29 -0500
<![CDATA[Bluebell Run 1 on 2019-03-03]]> Bluebell Run 1 on Sunday 3rd March 2019
74 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1A Thornton00:24:07(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
16R Keeley00:30:08(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
55Chris Edwards00:38:34Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 04 Mar 2019 02:45:16 -0500
<![CDATA[Loopy Latrigg on 2019-03-02]]> Loopy Latrigg on Saturday 2nd March 2019
121 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1C Bell00:28:52(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
17H Horsborough00:34:43(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
35Joe Blackett00:37:19Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
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Sat, 02 Mar 2019 14:23:24 -0500
<![CDATA[Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round on 2019-03-02]]> Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round on Saturday 2nd March 2019
250 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Robin Hope01:05:03Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
25L Brindle01:15:22(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
175Dave Tait01:47:58Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
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Sat, 02 Mar 2019 14:00:16 -0500
<![CDATA[Rivelin Landmarks on 2019-02-27]]> Roy says "only seven starters, with the inevitable result".

For the uninitiated, the key to the order of controls in the Comments column:

  • T - tower
  • N - Rivelin Needle
  • H - Headstone
  • P - pillar on conduit
  • K - Wyming Brook knoll
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Rivelin Landmarks on Wednesday 27th February 2019

Roy says "only seven starters, with the inevitable result".

For the uninitiated, the key to the order of controls in the Comments column:

  • T - tower
  • N - Rivelin Needle
  • H - Headstone
  • P - pillar on conduit
  • K - Wyming Brook knoll
7 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Tom Saville00:48:58Dark PeakMSENT N H P K(not set)
2Neil Northrop00:56:10Dark PeakMSEN K P H N P(not set)
3Paul Walwyn00:59:28Dark PeakMSEN K N H P T(not set)
4Jack Foxall01:02:18Dark PeakM40 T K N H P(not set)
5Adam Samuel01:13:00Dark PeakMSEN T N H P ?(not set)
6Tom Westgate01:21:41Dark PeakM55 K N H P T(not set)
7Roy Small01:30:35Dark PeakM65 T K N H P(not set)
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Fri, 01 Mar 2019 05:41:31 -0500