<![CDATA[Dark Peak Fell Runners]]> <![CDATA[2020 AGM Juniors report]]> Ahead of the much delayed AGM, the Juniors report is published. It contains two proposals that will be debated at the AGM.

2020-09-27--DPFR-AGM-2020---Juniors.docx

2020-09-27--DPFR-AGM-2020---Juniors.pdf


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Sun, 27 Sep 2020 08:37:05 -0400
<![CDATA[Win Hill Uphill Only TT - women on 2020-09-20]]> A return of the brutal flog up Parkin Clough.

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Win Hill Uphill Only TT - women on Sunday 20th September 2020

A return of the brutal flog up Parkin Clough.

6 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Majka Kunicka00:13:01Dark PeakW40(not set)(not set)
2Rachel Thorley00:13:51(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
3Kirsty Bryan-Jones00:15:40Dark PeakW50(not set)(not set)
4Rosie Walwyn00:18:28Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
5Helen Elmore00:18:28Dark PeakW45(not set)(not set)
6Roberta Giubilini00:19:19(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
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Sun, 27 Sep 2020 08:18:54 -0400
<![CDATA[Win Hill Uphill Only TT - men on 2020-09-20]]> A return of the brutal flog up Parkin Clough.

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Win Hill Uphill Only TT - men on Sunday 20th September 2020

A return of the brutal flog up Parkin Clough.

14 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Euan Patton00:10:03Dark PeakU17B(not set)(not set)
2Steve Yeoman00:11:40Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
3Tim Rutter00:11:54Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
4Daniel Bent00:12:07Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
5Mark Whitworth00:13:17Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
6Andy Barnett00:15:14Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
7Jim Paxman00:15:40Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
8Michael Griffiths00:16:02Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
9Samual Adatto00:17:38Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
10Peter Gorvett00:17:44Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
11Ken Jones00:18:19Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
12Mark Gamsu00:19:16Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
13Ian Fitzpatrick00:21:35Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
14Louis Griffiths00:22:01Dark PeakU13B(not set)(not set)
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Sun, 27 Sep 2020 08:17:55 -0400
<![CDATA[Derwent TT: Race 3 Mens on 2020-09-20]]> Ten runners completed the course, all of which had also ran in the previous two races.

Tom Brunt once again came in a convincing first place, but not as fast as he ran it last year.

It was sunny all week so navigation didn't cause many issues, but there were ample variations in route choices, however everyone seemed to encounter energy sapping tussocks and heather at some point.

PW

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Derwent TT: Race 3 Mens on Sunday 20th September 2020

Ten runners completed the course, all of which had also ran in the previous two races.

Tom Brunt once again came in a convincing first place, but not as fast as he ran it last year.

It was sunny all week so navigation didn't cause many issues, but there were ample variations in route choices, however everyone seemed to encounter energy sapping tussocks and heather at some point.

PW

10 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Tom Brunt01:26:24Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
2Jack Foxall01:37:40Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
3Stu Reid01:43:30Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
4Paul Walwyn01:46:56Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
5Tom Pape01:49:31Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
6Nick Kirk01:50:45Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
7John Webber01:57:44Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
8Jim Paxman02:22:07Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
9Pete Macfarlane02:55:00Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
10Michael Griffiths02:57:06Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
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Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:09:10 -0400
<![CDATA[Peak Raid 3 Round 1 on 2020-09-20]]> A well organised carefully socially distanced event over Win Hill and Lose Hill, using Maprun software so that we did not have to punch at the controls.

Thanks to the Paul and the team for putting on a real event for us at last.

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Peak Raid 3 Round 1 on Sunday 20th September 2020

A well organised carefully socially distanced event over Win Hill and Lose Hill, using Maprun software so that we did not have to punch at the controls.

Thanks to the Paul and the team for putting on a real event for us at last.

141 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Mark Anderson03:02:42Totley AC(not set)570 (600 - 30) points(not set)
85Maurice Musson02:53:55Dark PeakM65310 points(not set)
87John Dalton02:57:59Dark PeakM70310 points(not set)
66Chris Clay02:59:44Dark PeakM40360 points(not set)
61Kirsty Bryan-Jones / Euan Patton02:57:52Dark Peak(not set)370 points(not set)
52Emily Barnett02:39:13Dark PeakU19G380 points(not set)
54Peter Harris02:56:33Dark PeakMSEN380 points(not set)
22Michael Trikic02:59:36Dark Peak Fell Runners(not set)450 points(not set)
13Jon Moulding02:55:56Dark PeakM40490 points(not set)
12Peter Gorvett03:00:55Dark PeakM70500 (510 - 10) points(not set)
5Simon Mills02:45:27Dark PeakMSEN540 points(not set)
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Tue, 22 Sep 2020 06:58:42 -0400
<![CDATA[Dark Peak Mountain Marathon]]> Here is a link for the Dark Peak Mountain Marathon Signup Form:

https://forms.gle/LSK4gZ7eq7TiGjka7

Sign up to receive full details of the Dark Peak Mountain Marathon. Full details will not be made public as this is for Dark Peak members only.
In short:
- A two day score style mountain marathon.
- Run solo or as a pair.
- 6 hour time limit for day 1 and a 6 hour limit again on day 2.
- Camp where you choose.
- Choose to run any time in October.
- Those who cannot commit to 2 days can run a single 6 hour day and see how many points they can get.
- Specialist swim-run category for the hardcore
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Sun, 20 Sep 2020 13:01:21 -0400
<![CDATA[Club AGM]]> The Club AGM on 29th September will be a virtual event to comply with Covid-19 constraints. Details will be emailed out shortly. If you do not receive an email by 21st September, you can mail Privacy [at] dpfr.org.uk for a link to register.

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Mon, 14 Sep 2020 05:11:52 -0400
<![CDATA[Derwent TT: Race 2 Mens on 2020-09-07]]> A small field of eleven, which didn't include any women, ran the race as a time trial over a week of reasonably settled weather.

Members who have experience of other DPFR races in the vicinity, such as Margery Hill and the Fairholmes night race will have had an advantage of knowing some of the lines around the route. However a number of runners commented on struggling to find a decent line heading back from the Wet Stones and through Abbey Brook. A couple of runners admitted making mistakes in getting to the correct checkpoints and were penalised accordingly. John ran around in his walking shoes having forgotten his fell shoes, but still ran an impressive time.

Tom got around comfortably as the winner, with Jack a comfortable second place. The middle of the pack were a lot closer to each other, and it would have been an interesting race amongst them if it wasn't a time trial.

PW

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Derwent TT: Race 2 Mens on Monday 7th September 2020

A small field of eleven, which didn't include any women, ran the race as a time trial over a week of reasonably settled weather.

Members who have experience of other DPFR races in the vicinity, such as Margery Hill and the Fairholmes night race will have had an advantage of knowing some of the lines around the route. However a number of runners commented on struggling to find a decent line heading back from the Wet Stones and through Abbey Brook. A couple of runners admitted making mistakes in getting to the correct checkpoints and were penalised accordingly. John ran around in his walking shoes having forgotten his fell shoes, but still ran an impressive time.

Tom got around comfortably as the winner, with Jack a comfortable second place. The middle of the pack were a lot closer to each other, and it would have been an interesting race amongst them if it wasn't a time trial.

PW

11 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Tom Brunt01:11:36Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
2Jack Foxall01:18:32Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
3Paul Walwyn01:29:11Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
4Nick Kirk01:31:49Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
5Stu Reid01:31:53Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
6Steve Yeoman01:32:40Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
7John Webber01:41:30Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
8Jim Paxman01:49:01Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
9Ken Jones01:52:02Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
10Michael Griffiths02:27:00Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
11Pete Macfarlane02:30:51Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
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Thu, 10 Sep 2020 06:03:09 -0400
<![CDATA[The September 7 Hill Climb Series is coming...]]> The September 7 Hill Climb Series is coming....

If lung bursting hills are your thing then during the month of September you can work your way though seven of the Hope Valley's iconic ascents. These carefully selected challenges are on a range of terrain and gradient but all had to contain at least 200m of climb and have an average gradient of more than 10%. Each one is listed in the calendar as a separate event but the idea is that you have a go at all seven. The notorious, mutant, Paxman algorithm will be used to allow us oldies to compete on a (not so) level playing field as the youth. These events are also ideal for the younger members of the club as they range in distance from 1-2km. I'll post results regularly and look at awarding some appropriate prizes. They are in reasonably close proximity meaning you could do them all in one or two outing as part of a long run. Good luck everyone.

MN


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Fri, 28 Aug 2020 09:38:09 -0400
<![CDATA[Fairholmes 4 Trigs TT - Women on 2020-08-23]]> A week of mostly wet and windy weather resulted in the Fairholmes 4 Trigs TT only attracting eight runners last week. Most had a story to tell not least Nick Kirk who now knows exactly where the bog-monster is. (On the trod between Cut Gate and Outer Edge - SK 18273 96531). Tom Brunt and Emma Mavin won their respective races in a canter. Tom’s tactic was to run the race 24 minutes quicker than anyone else, while Emma navigated her way round to be the sole female competitor.

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Fairholmes 4 Trigs TT - Women on Sunday 23rd August 2020

A week of mostly wet and windy weather resulted in the Fairholmes 4 Trigs TT only attracting eight runners last week. Most had a story to tell not least Nick Kirk who now knows exactly where the bog-monster is. (On the trod between Cut Gate and Outer Edge - SK 18273 96531). Tom Brunt and Emma Mavin won their respective races in a canter. Tom’s tactic was to run the race 24 minutes quicker than anyone else, while Emma navigated her way round to be the sole female competitor.

1 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Emma Mavin04:34:00Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 24 Aug 2020 07:51:38 -0400
<![CDATA[Fairholmes 4 Trigs TT - Men on 2020-08-23]]> A week of mostly wet and windy weather resulted in the Fairholmes 4 Trigs TT only attracting eight runners last week. Most had a story to tell not least Nick Kirk who now knows exactly where the bog-monster is. (On the trod between Cut Gate and Outer Edge - SK 18273 96531). Tom Brunt and Emma Mavin won their respective races in a canter. Tom’s tactic was to run the race 24 minutes quicker than anyone else, while Emma navigated her way round to be the sole female competitor.

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Fairholmes 4 Trigs TT - Men on Sunday 23rd August 2020

A week of mostly wet and windy weather resulted in the Fairholmes 4 Trigs TT only attracting eight runners last week. Most had a story to tell not least Nick Kirk who now knows exactly where the bog-monster is. (On the trod between Cut Gate and Outer Edge - SK 18273 96531). Tom Brunt and Emma Mavin won their respective races in a canter. Tom’s tactic was to run the race 24 minutes quicker than anyone else, while Emma navigated her way round to be the sole female competitor.

7 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Tom Brunt02:28:42Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
2Tim Rutter02:52:47Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
3Tom Pape03:02:19Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
4Nick Kirk03:13:50Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
5Steve Yeoman03:15:45Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
6Lee Walker03:19:16(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
7Jim Paxman03:49:29Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 24 Aug 2020 07:42:34 -0400
<![CDATA[Found - fell running shoes at Strines Inn]]> We found a pair of More Miles Cheviot shoes, black and bright green in the top car park at about 7pm yesterday. If they are yours then email us and we will try to reunite you with them.

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Thu, 20 Aug 2020 03:41:44 -0400
<![CDATA[Fairbrook Round TT - Women on 2020-08-16]]> This race was shorter than many that have made up the TT series this year. But it packed in the quality. The initial climb on to the plateau gave choices about where to hit the edge. After that there were choices about which Hartshorn to visit and how to get there. It would appear that the majority went to the Harvey's Hartshorn. The minority that went to the OS Hartshorn included one of the fastest times of the week. So the decision was by no means a certainty. Then to steep drop into Grindsbrook that led to a number of options for the return. Up the major tributaries of the Grindsbrook catchment seemed to be the favoured route, but where to leave it and strike out for the north edge: there were probably as many variations as there were runners on that one. After tagging a rock at Fairbrook Naze, there was just the matter of the sweeping descent back to the bridge. Responses were very positive about the route. Maybe we'll see it back again.

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Fairbrook Round TT - Women on Sunday 16th August 2020

This race was shorter than many that have made up the TT series this year. But it packed in the quality. The initial climb on to the plateau gave choices about where to hit the edge. After that there were choices about which Hartshorn to visit and how to get there. It would appear that the majority went to the Harvey's Hartshorn. The minority that went to the OS Hartshorn included one of the fastest times of the week. So the decision was by no means a certainty. Then to steep drop into Grindsbrook that led to a number of options for the return. Up the major tributaries of the Grindsbrook catchment seemed to be the favoured route, but where to leave it and strike out for the north edge: there were probably as many variations as there were runners on that one. After tagging a rock at Fairbrook Naze, there was just the matter of the sweeping descent back to the bridge. Responses were very positive about the route. Maybe we'll see it back again.

2 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Rosie Walwyn01:32:41Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
2Clare Oliffe01:46:33Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
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Tue, 18 Aug 2020 09:09:50 -0400
<![CDATA[Fairbrook Round TT - Men on 2020-08-16]]> This race was shorter than many that have made up the TT series this year. But it packed in the quality. The initial climb on to the plateau gave choices about where to hit the edge. After that there were choices about which Hartshorn to visit and how to get there. It would appear that the majority went to the Harvey's Hartshorn. The minority that went to the OS Hartshorn included one of the fastest times of the week. So the decision was by no means a certainty. Then to steep drop into Grindsbrook that led to a number of options for the return. Up the major tributaries of the Grindsbrook catchment seemed to be the favoured route, but where to leave it and strike out for the north edge: there were probably as many variations as there were runners on that one. After tagging a rock at Fairbrook Naze, there was just the matter of the sweeping descent back to the bridge. Responses were very positive about the route. Maybe we'll see it back again.

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Fairbrook Round TT - Men on Sunday 16th August 2020

This race was shorter than many that have made up the TT series this year. But it packed in the quality. The initial climb on to the plateau gave choices about where to hit the edge. After that there were choices about which Hartshorn to visit and how to get there. It would appear that the majority went to the Harvey's Hartshorn. The minority that went to the OS Hartshorn included one of the fastest times of the week. So the decision was by no means a certainty. Then to steep drop into Grindsbrook that led to a number of options for the return. Up the major tributaries of the Grindsbrook catchment seemed to be the favoured route, but where to leave it and strike out for the north edge: there were probably as many variations as there were runners on that one. After tagging a rock at Fairbrook Naze, there was just the matter of the sweeping descent back to the bridge. Responses were very positive about the route. Maybe we'll see it back again.

20 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Ralph Skrimshire01:03:45Dark PeakM40Thought it a splendid route(not set)
2Tom Brunt01:04:13Dark PeakM45CP1b OS Hartshorn(not set)
3Glen Borrell01:05:16Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
4Richard Bradbury01:10:30Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
5Jack Foxall01:13:02Dark PeakM40drizzle & clag(not set)
6Tim Rutter01:15:44Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
7Tom Pape01:18:19Dark PeakM40Compass misbehaviour(not set)
8Nick Kirk01:22:17Dark PeakM50Fog & rain. CP1a Harvey's Hartshorn(not set)
9Jim Paxman01:28:39Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
10Steve Yeoman01:29:46Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
11Paul Walwyn01:32:06Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
12Paul Addison01:33:48Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
13Tom Westgate01:39:17Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
14John Webber01:46:15Dark PeakM60Scenic trip north through the interior(not set)
15Lee Walker01:46:16(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
16Peter Gorvett01:47:32Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
17Graham Berry01:52:00Dark PeakM75(not set)(not set)
18Pete Macfarlane02:03:39Dark PeakM65CP1b OS Hartshorn(not set)
19Michael Griffiths02:24:29Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
John Dalton(not set)Dark PeakM70noncompetative(not set)
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Tue, 18 Aug 2020 09:08:52 -0400
<![CDATA[Derwent TT: Race 1 Womens on 2020-08-09]]> A shorter race than a lot of others in the TT league on a route similar to a race last year.

The start and finish were adjusted slightly to give some clarity. Runners ascended Lost Lad from the bottom of Walker's Clough, then continued to the finger post near Back Tor, which had been added as a checkpoint. This amendment led to a route choice to get to next checkpoint, the wall crossing above Dovestone Clough, some runners continued along the edge past Dovestone Tor, some dropped down immediately, and some found a route in between. The summit of Pike Lowe was added as a final checkpoint to ensure that the final climb was unavoidable.

The week was generally favourable for weather, however clag was present for some, slowing down their navigation.

Tom Brunt took the honours in the men's race a few minutes ahead of anyone else. Rosie Walwyn and Helen Elmore ran it together and took the honours in the womens race.

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Derwent TT: Race 1 Womens on Sunday 9th August 2020

A shorter race than a lot of others in the TT league on a route similar to a race last year.

The start and finish were adjusted slightly to give some clarity. Runners ascended Lost Lad from the bottom of Walker's Clough, then continued to the finger post near Back Tor, which had been added as a checkpoint. This amendment led to a route choice to get to next checkpoint, the wall crossing above Dovestone Clough, some runners continued along the edge past Dovestone Tor, some dropped down immediately, and some found a route in between. The summit of Pike Lowe was added as a final checkpoint to ensure that the final climb was unavoidable.

The week was generally favourable for weather, however clag was present for some, slowing down their navigation.

Tom Brunt took the honours in the men's race a few minutes ahead of anyone else. Rosie Walwyn and Helen Elmore ran it together and took the honours in the womens race.

2 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Rosie Walwyn01:27:59Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
1Helen Elmore01:27:59Dark PeakW45(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 10 Aug 2020 05:38:23 -0400
<![CDATA[Derwent TT: Race 1 Mens on 2020-08-09]]> A shorter race than a lot of others in the TT league on a route similar to a race last year.

The start and finish were adjusted slightly to give some clarity. Runners ascended Lost Lad from the bottom of Walker's Clough, then continued to the finger post near Back Tor, which had been added as a checkpoint. This amendment led to a route choice to get to next checkpoint, the wall crossing above Dovestone Clough, some runners continued along the edge past Dovestone Tor, some dropped down immediately, and some found a route in between. The summit of Pike Lowe was added as a final checkpoint to ensure that the final climb was unavoidable.

The week was generally favourable for weather, however clag was present for some, slowing down their navigation.

Tom Brunt took the honours in the men's race a few minutes ahead of anyone else. Rosie Walwyn and Helen Elmore ran it together and took the honours in the womens race.

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Derwent TT: Race 1 Mens on Sunday 9th August 2020

A shorter race than a lot of others in the TT league on a route similar to a race last year.

The start and finish were adjusted slightly to give some clarity. Runners ascended Lost Lad from the bottom of Walker's Clough, then continued to the finger post near Back Tor, which had been added as a checkpoint. This amendment led to a route choice to get to next checkpoint, the wall crossing above Dovestone Clough, some runners continued along the edge past Dovestone Tor, some dropped down immediately, and some found a route in between. The summit of Pike Lowe was added as a final checkpoint to ensure that the final climb was unavoidable.

The week was generally favourable for weather, however clag was present for some, slowing down their navigation.

Tom Brunt took the honours in the men's race a few minutes ahead of anyone else. Rosie Walwyn and Helen Elmore ran it together and took the honours in the womens race.

16 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Tom Brunt00:50:03Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
2Jack Foxall00:54:04Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
3Richard Bradbury00:57:15Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
4Paul Walwyn00:57:28Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
5Steve Yeoman00:57:57Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
6Chris Lawson00:59:33Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
7Tom Pape01:00:02Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
8Stu Reid01:00:47Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
9Nick Kirk01:03:53Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
10John Webber01:04:46Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
11Jim Paxman01:07:25Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
12Paul Sanderson01:14:46Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
13Jack McNieve01:20:55(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
14Michael Griffiths01:24:00Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
15Ken Jones01:25:03Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
16Pete Macfarlane01:38:40Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 10 Aug 2020 05:35:36 -0400
<![CDATA[Eyam & Abney TT - Women on 2020-08-02]]> This race was the resurrection of an excellent Club Championships staged by Mike Nolan, Simon Patton & Richard Patton. Judging by comments from the runners, the vegetation would appear to be more manageable in November than July - Sorry about that! There were some changes in the usual suspects taking part in this one; as I’d hoped with a different sort of a course. It would appear there were quite a lot of navigational issues, in between bouts of bracken bashing. Most reports concluded they’d made a hash of some bits of the course. There was also at least one report of a missed control by someone who chose not to submit a time at all.

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Eyam & Abney TT - Women on Sunday 2nd August 2020

This race was the resurrection of an excellent Club Championships staged by Mike Nolan, Simon Patton & Richard Patton. Judging by comments from the runners, the vegetation would appear to be more manageable in November than July - Sorry about that! There were some changes in the usual suspects taking part in this one; as I’d hoped with a different sort of a course. It would appear there were quite a lot of navigational issues, in between bouts of bracken bashing. Most reports concluded they’d made a hash of some bits of the course. There was also at least one report of a missed control by someone who chose not to submit a time at all.

1 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Julia Nolan02:34:00Dark PeakW50Head High Bracken(not set)
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Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:50:55 -0400
<![CDATA[Eyam & Abney TT - Men on 2020-08-02]]> This race was the resurrection of an excellent Club Championships staged by Mike Nolan, Simon Patton & Richard Patton. Judging by comments from the runners, the vegetation would appear to be more manageable in November than July - Sorry about that! There were some changes in the usual suspects taking part in this one; as I’d hoped with a different sort of a course. It would appear there were quite a lot of navigational issues, in between bouts of bracken bashing. Most reports concluded they’d made a hash of some bits of the course. There was also at least one report of a missed control by someone who chose not to submit a time at all.

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Eyam & Abney TT - Men on Sunday 2nd August 2020

This race was the resurrection of an excellent Club Championships staged by Mike Nolan, Simon Patton & Richard Patton. Judging by comments from the runners, the vegetation would appear to be more manageable in November than July - Sorry about that! There were some changes in the usual suspects taking part in this one; as I’d hoped with a different sort of a course. It would appear there were quite a lot of navigational issues, in between bouts of bracken bashing. Most reports concluded they’d made a hash of some bits of the course. There was also at least one report of a missed control by someone who chose not to submit a time at all.

13 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Tom Brunt01:41:07Dark PeakM45fierce wind, dense vegetation and the odd poor line(not set)
2Tom Pape02:07:31Dark PeakM40Much prefers fell & clag(not set)
3Paul Walwyn02:07:41Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
4Nick Kirk02:09:34Dark PeakM50ambushed by the bushes(not set)
5Jim Paxman02:12:07Dark PeakM60battling the elements(not set)
6Ken Jones02:12:11Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
7Stu Reid02:24:01Dark PeakM40Emergency stream water and nav horror show(not set)
8Mick Cochrane02:45:00Dark PeakM70mortal combat with the Bracken(not set)
9Michael Griffiths03:08:42Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
10Pete Macfarlane03:10:04Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
11Michael Arundale03:24:28Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
12Bob Bryan03:24:39Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
13Dave Arundale03:25:25Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
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Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:50:01 -0400
<![CDATA[Crowden Horseshoe]]> Pre-entries are being taken for Crowden Horseshoe, which is due to be run on Sunday, 23rd August. No entry on the day. Details in the Calendar.

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Sun, 02 Aug 2020 06:38:06 -0400
<![CDATA[Olympic Fell race - Womens TT on 2020-07-29]]> Although the I.O.C had postponed the Japanese held games until next year, the race organiser went ahead on schedule with the race.This was no time trial as several runners gathered for 2 of the early starts. Three runners broke the record, with Ralph coming home first. However as he didn't go down to the stream/wall end his time will not be recognised as the record. In fairness to Ralph there was lots of broken wall and tributeries up from the CP. Dunge Clough is rarely visited and quite knarly!

The most significant route choice is between Bob's rock and Dunge and going round the top or directly North seemed to work well, but not into the the jaws of Blackden where bracken waited to snare runners (including the R.O). James dropped off too early on the way from Madwoman and the CP3 is well out of sight from the first part of the ridge. Well done to Rosie, the only woman in a very creditable time and to Tom W who ran slightly quicker than 4 years ago.
Graham had already been up Dean hill to plant the flag, the day before, and having lost his 070 record to a speedy Pete Gorvett, he wished to claim an over 75 best time !
It is possible that when the actual Olympics are held, if they still happen, a rerun could happen .
As for the winner I am declaring that both Ralph and Nathan are joint winners with the record being held by Nathan at 60:13.
Andy
The 040/50 record remains Tim Tett 63:49, 060 record Keith Holmes 78:09 and women's vet and open Kirsty Bryan-Jones 76:30, all from the 2016 race.
Andy
§ Ralph probably would still have been fastest even with a slightly longer run, but as the RO declared him joint winner I have given him the same time as Nathan.
§§ 10 minutes added to James's time as he mistakenly started from the flag
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Olympic Fell race - Womens TT on Wednesday 29th July 2020

Although the I.O.C had postponed the Japanese held games until next year, the race organiser went ahead on schedule with the race.This was no time trial as several runners gathered for 2 of the early starts. Three runners broke the record, with Ralph coming home first. However as he didn't go down to the stream/wall end his time will not be recognised as the record. In fairness to Ralph there was lots of broken wall and tributeries up from the CP. Dunge Clough is rarely visited and quite knarly!

The most significant route choice is between Bob's rock and Dunge and going round the top or directly North seemed to work well, but not into the the jaws of Blackden where bracken waited to snare runners (including the R.O). James dropped off too early on the way from Madwoman and the CP3 is well out of sight from the first part of the ridge. Well done to Rosie, the only woman in a very creditable time and to Tom W who ran slightly quicker than 4 years ago.
Graham had already been up Dean hill to plant the flag, the day before, and having lost his 070 record to a speedy Pete Gorvett, he wished to claim an over 75 best time !
It is possible that when the actual Olympics are held, if they still happen, a rerun could happen .
As for the winner I am declaring that both Ralph and Nathan are joint winners with the record being held by Nathan at 60:13.
Andy
The 040/50 record remains Tim Tett 63:49, 060 record Keith Holmes 78:09 and women's vet and open Kirsty Bryan-Jones 76:30, all from the 2016 race.
Andy
§ Ralph probably would still have been fastest even with a slightly longer run, but as the RO declared him joint winner I have given him the same time as Nathan.
§§ 10 minutes added to James's time as he mistakenly started from the flag
1 starters
PosNameTimeClubCatCommentCourse
1Rosie Walwyn01:22:58Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
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