<![CDATA[Dark Peak Fell Runners]]> <![CDATA[ DPFR Fantasy Fell Race #1 update on the results]]> Browell leads the way

Congratulations to Mike Browell for claiming the first completion of Fantasy Fell Race FFR#1. Mike took a break from his intense training schedule on the turbo trainer to finish well clear of a very strong field (maybe). In order to give the navigationally/lexicographically (sp?) challenged a chance to catch up, the route will not be revealed for a while yet. FFR#2 is at the planning stage (it takes ages to get the necessary permissions), but I can reveal that it will be based on OS Sheet 41. Time to brush-up your Gaelic!
Hot off the press: I understand from Seb that fantasy fell racing is being considered as a demonstration event for the 64th Olympiad, due to be held in Todmorden in 2032.
Yours in (virtual) sport,
Gavin Williams
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Wed, 25 Mar 2020 06:22:01 -0400
<![CDATA[DPFR Fantasy Fell Race #1]]> As there are going to be absolutely zero fell races for the foreseeable future, Gavin has very rapidly come up with this challenge. Attached are a couple of files with the full game, but briefly here are his instructions:

"Clear all junk off the table. Unfurl copy of the OS 1:25000 Dark Peak map (eastern side). Decipher clues 1-32 and plot them on the map to form a well known shape. Prize (TBD) and instant stardom to first person to complete the course."

Presumably a description or photo of the resulting shape should be provided, either directly to Gavin, or to webmaster@dpfr.org.uk

Thanks to Gavin for coming up with something for the days ahead, and of course any more ideas and contributions from members will be very welcome.


2020-03-20--Fantasy-Fell-Race-1.png-web.png

2020-03-20--Fantasy-Fell-Race-1.pdf

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Fri, 20 Mar 2020 05:47:20 -0400
<![CDATA[Burbage Skyline race CANCELLED]]> RACE CANCELLED. For obvious reasons - I’m very sorry.

Thanks to all those who had already put time aside and started making preparations to assist - with timing, results, website, prizes, MRT cover, pub premises, registration, permissions etc - a lot goes into these events from a lot of great people - thank you.

As Kipchoge says, "Keep smiling and seek your next goal on the horizon".
We will return next year - put Tuesday 11th May 2021 in the diary!

Paul Fauset, RO

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Tue, 17 Mar 2020 17:24:18 -0400
<![CDATA[Bilsdale on 2020-03-15]]> Bilsdale on Sunday 15th March 2020
100 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1W Carter02:17:11(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
6Joe Blackett02:36:06Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
18F Brannan02:42:02(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
21Nicky Spinks02:43:20Dark PeakW50(not set)(not set)
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Tue, 17 Mar 2020 14:41:44 -0400
<![CDATA[Brough Law on 2020-03-15]]> Brough Law on Sunday 15th March 2020
120 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1C Larkin00:37:23(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
17G Bradley00:46:12(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
98Pete Macfarlane01:05:48Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
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Tue, 17 Mar 2020 14:35:23 -0400
<![CDATA[Club events and Covid-19]]> England Athletics (our parent body) have issued the following advice this morning:

"England Athletics advises that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of April."

Therefore, any club training sessions and events are cancelled until that time and we will update our club members if this changes.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2020 09:18:34 -0400
<![CDATA[Tuesday Coaching]]> Coaching Cancelled

Unfortunately Tuesday night coaching is cancelled for the foreseeable future due to the Covid-19 outbreak. With official advice to avoid unnecessary social gatherings I don't feel that it would be responsible to have a group of people doing strenuous exercise together, even outdoors.

I'm not suggesting you stop running or training, just not as a group.

Dave

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Tue, 17 Mar 2020 03:52:45 -0400
<![CDATA[Haworth Hobble on 2020-03-14]]> Haworth Hobble on Saturday 14th March 2020
236 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1K Hoult04:16:57(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
13H Lord, L Piercey04:55:56(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
19E Hopkinson04:59:24(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
33D Harrison05:25:27(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 16 Mar 2020 10:31:02 -0400
<![CDATA[Not the Edale Skyline]]> I am organising a club race for this Sunday, 22nd March. It is to be called ‘Not the Edale Skyline’.

The race is to be self-timed and, in order to avoid having a number of us in close contact, there is no official start time other than that you must set off on Sunday morning. Because of this, there will be no start list and so runners are responsible for their own safety. So, as well as standard FRA kit, consider carrying a mobile phone, extra clothes, survival bag, plenty of food and some water. The weather forecast is for dry cool weather. I plan to start at about 08:00.

So that everyone starts and finishes at exactly the same point, the start / finish is to be the access gate at the top of the field, SK 12289 86513 and you must follow the zigzags up to and returning from Ringing Roger. and follow the Skyline route anti-clockwise as per the DPFR website. https://www.dpfr.org.uk/pages/view/skyline

After your run, send your name, time and age category (5 year age groups, so MV45, FV45 etc.) to me via email jim.paxman@blueyonder.co.uk or Facebook message and we’ll have prize giving at The Sportsman after the club run on Wednesday, 25th March. The prizes are, I assure you, truly original!

Jim Paxman

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Mon, 16 Mar 2020 09:30:59 -0400
<![CDATA[Lads Leap on 2020-03-15]]> Lads Leap on Sunday 15th March 2020
118 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Rob James00:50:49(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
10Simon Mills00:57:32Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
24Julie Darigala01:01:46(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
27Sally Fawcett01:03:05Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
50George Yates01:09:29Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
51Elizabeth Batt01:10:08Dark PeakW55(not set)(not set)
62Alison Wainwright01:11:28Dark PeakW50(not set)(not set)
64Jim Paxman01:13:26Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
65Gabor Csorba01:13:42Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
68Adrian Baker01:14:57Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
84Keith Holmes01:19:42Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
97Tim Mackey01:27:29Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
98Ken Jones01:28:36Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
113Michael Arundale01:40:46Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
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Sun, 15 Mar 2020 15:02:32 -0400
<![CDATA[Yr Aran on 2020-03-14]]> Yr Aran on Saturday 14th March 2020
312 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1F Wild01:25:22(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
28Josh Williams01:34:26Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
37H Horsburgh01:36:01(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
39Oli Johnson01:36:30Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
47Lova Chechik01:37:19Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
52Rhys Findlay-Robinson01:38:30Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
71David Taylor01:41:56Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
74Tom Saville01:42:11Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
91Stephen Pyke01:45:57Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
95S Birch-Machin01:46:29(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
111John Hunt01:50:40Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
130Megan Wilson01:52:36Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
137Lisa Watson01:55:15Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
139Ellen Downs01:55:19Dark PeakWU23(not set)(not set)
174Joseph Delahunty02:03:06Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
176Joe Law02:03:55Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
205Judith Jepson02:08:37Dark PeakW50(not set)(not set)
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Sun, 15 Mar 2020 09:48:04 -0400
<![CDATA[Edale Skyline Fell Race is CANCELLED]]> Sadly the Edale Skyline Fell Race is cancelled due to the escalating Covid-19 outbreak. My main safety concern is for the throng in the village hall before and after the event, rather than the actual race. We have considered whether the event could proceed without using the hall, but have come to the conclusion that this would be neither safe nor enjoyable. In the words of a well-known advert: When the fun stops, stop. All competitors will be emailed soon, but in the meantime please pass the word.

Gavin Williams, Race Organiser

If you are reading this on Twitter please RT

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Fri, 13 Mar 2020 16:46:10 -0400
<![CDATA[Juniors Cancelled]]> Due to the uncertainties relating to Corona Virus it is proving difficult for individual leaders to commit to plans and so it is proving difficult to make plans. Consequently, I'm cancelling Junior runs until at least April 19th.

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Fri, 13 Mar 2020 10:59:16 -0400
<![CDATA[Edale Skyline Entries]]> An update - as of Wednesday 11th March there are still people on the Waiting List. Thanks to everyone who has cancelled so far, it's allowed us to invite other people to run who would not otherwise have a place. We would ask that anyone else who finds they cannot run lets us know as soon as possible so that we can offer their place to someone who is waiting.

To anyone who gets an invitation from the Waiting List, just remember that you have until the end of Thursday 19th to accept the offer of a run, after that it's not possible to make any entry changes. Also please remember that there will be no entry on the day.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday 22nd for an excellent day out.

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Wed, 11 Mar 2020 05:39:56 -0400
<![CDATA[Saddleworth Ten Reservoirs on 2020-03-07]]> Saddleworth Ten Reservoirs on Saturday 7th March 2020
119 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1C McIntosh04:08:00(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
16K Patten05:24:00(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
32Alison Wainwright05:57:00Dark PeakW50(not set)(not set)
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Tue, 10 Mar 2020 14:23:58 -0400
<![CDATA[Peak Raid 3 Spring Series Round 1 on 2020-03-08]]> Peak Raid 3 Spring Series Round 1 on Sunday 8th March 2020
121 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1A Thornton02:44:37(not set)(not set)500 points(not set)
6Jon Moulding03:02:18Dark PeakM40480 – 6 = 474 points(not set)
15Andy Bell02:53:22Dark PeakM55450 points(not set)
22Chris Clay02:41:43Dark PeakM40420 points(not set)
30Peter Gorvett03:00:22Dark PeakM70400 – 2 = 398 points(not set)
71Martin Smith02:45:42Dark PeakM55330 points(not set)
101Maurice Musson02:51:08Dark PeakM65250 points(not set)
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Sun, 08 Mar 2020 14:42:59 -0400
<![CDATA[Bluebell Run 1 on 2020-03-08]]> Bluebell Run 1 on Sunday 8th March 2020
98 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1C Sleath00:27:46(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
8A Crane00:30:46(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
53Jon Heathfield00:42:24Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
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Sun, 08 Mar 2020 13:55:59 -0400
<![CDATA[Horsehill Tor on 2020-03-08]]> Fine spring day for this classic in the making. A much more respectable turnout this year in the sunshine, but unfortunately no ladies - perhaps occupied with other International Women’s Day duties. All found their way round with the usual minor variations right from the off. Apart from Jim, who apparently struggled with a map too small for his needs. Neil luckily remembered Mam Tor is indeed the last checkpoint just in time, and Gabor’s pioneering individual line down the final descent provided good value for the spectators. No records in the windy and very heavy underfoot conditions, but pretty close run to the finish for the only four to wait for the official 10am start.

Jack

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Horsehill Tor on Sunday 8th March 2020

Fine spring day for this classic in the making. A much more respectable turnout this year in the sunshine, but unfortunately no ladies - perhaps occupied with other International Women’s Day duties. All found their way round with the usual minor variations right from the off. Apart from Jim, who apparently struggled with a map too small for his needs. Neil luckily remembered Mam Tor is indeed the last checkpoint just in time, and Gabor’s pioneering individual line down the final descent provided good value for the spectators. No records in the windy and very heavy underfoot conditions, but pretty close run to the finish for the only four to wait for the official 10am start.

Jack

12 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Tom Saville01:40:20Dark PeakMSENWinner(not set)
2Tom Brunt01:41:42Dark PeakM451st MV40(not set)
3Neil Northrop01:44:11Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
4Tim Rutter01:48:40Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
5Dominic Watts02:14:10Dark PeakM501st MV50(not set)
6Paul Walwyn02:18:45Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
7Richard Mead02:20:50Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
8Andy Barnett02:23:06Dark PeakM551st MV55(not set)
9Gabor Csorba02:34:45Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
10Andy Harmer03:01:50Dark PeakM701st MV70(not set)
10Graham Berry03:01:50Dark PeakM751st MV75(not set)
Jim Paxman(not set)Dark PeakM60DNF(not set)
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Sun, 08 Mar 2020 11:45:43 -0400
<![CDATA[Black Combe on 2020-03-07]]> Black Combe on Saturday 7th March 2020
165 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Rhys Findlay-Robinson01:16:54Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
14Sharon Taylor01:23:42(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
24Mike Robinson01:27:25Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
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Sun, 08 Mar 2020 07:13:13 -0400
<![CDATA[Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round on 2020-03-07]]> Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round on Saturday 7th March 2020
232 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1R Howie01:05:48(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
10V Wilkinson01:11:09(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
28John Hunt01:18:09Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
206Dave Tait01:51:27Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
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Sat, 07 Mar 2020 12:28:26 -0500