<![CDATA[Dark Peak Fell Runners]]> <![CDATA[Peak Raid 3 Round 3 on 2019-12-15]]> Grindleford

Peak Raid 3 Round 3 on Sunday 15th December 2019


1Richard Robinson02:53:29NOCMSEN500(not set)
5Simon Mills03:04:19Dark PeakMSEN430 = 440-10 points(not set)
6Richard Hunt03:04:43Dark PeakM45425 = 435-10 points(not set)
7Josh Williams03:04:40Dark PeakMSEN420 = 430-10 points(not set)
8David Hakes03:00:40Dark PeakMSEN413 = 415-2 points(not set)
9Jon Moulding02:57:54Dark PeakM40405 points(not set)
29Mike Nolan03:11:47Dark PeakM50315 = 370-55 points(not set)
30Andy Bell02:55:48Dark PeakM55310 points(not set)
33Andy Barnett / Emily Barnett03:08:24Dark Peak(not set)305 = 335-30 points(not set)
39Peter Gorvett03:04:05Dark PeakM70285 = 295-10 points(not set)
66Martin Smith02:58:33Dark PeakM55230 points(not set)
94Julia Nolan / Jane Crowson03:11:24Dark Peak(not set)200 = 255-55 points(not set)
Kirsty Bryan-Jones / Rachel Horn(not set)Dark Peak(not set)(not set)(not set)
Sun, 15 Dec 2019 12:55:30 -0500
<![CDATA[Tuesday Coaching]]> Next Tuesday (17th December) will be the last coaching session of the year. Some of us will be going to the Waggon and Horses afterwards for drinks / pizza. Come along, even if you haven't been to coaching!
Well done everyone who has attended this year, good to see a range of ages and abilities and a mix of males and females. The first session of 2020 will be on Tuesday 7th January.


Thu, 12 Dec 2019 04:25:19 -0500
<![CDATA[Mytholmroyd on 2019-12-08]]> Mytholmroyd on Sunday 8th December 2019
214 starters
1K Gray00:48:27(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
20A Roberts00:56:46(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
41Bethan Gay01:02:22Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
62Elizabeth Batt01:06:37Dark PeakW55(not set)(not set)
Sun, 08 Dec 2019 13:09:27 -0500
<![CDATA[Eric Mitchell Trophy - the race is on!]]> Club members will remember that the family of our late life president Eric Mitchell donated a wonderful memorial trophy to the club last year, keeping Eric’s memory alive by celebrating success in one of our informal (i.e. non FRA Calendar) club races each year.

The trophy will be awarded each year to the runner who achieves the “best” performance in a nominated race, using a formula that weights performance by age and gender. The inaugural winner was our men’s club captain Tom Saville, whose winning time in last year’s winter Crookstone Crashout was so fast that none of the weighted times came close to it.

Tom has now nominated the 2019 race in which he would like to defend his trophy. The honour goes to Ian Winterburn’s excellent Three Tops race, which takes place next Sunday morning near Upper Midhope.

The winner of the trophy will be either the runner who achieves the fastest time or the runner who beats their weighted time by the biggest margin, (e.g. if the fastest time is one hour, a v70 runner will have a weighted time of around 90 mins, so if they come home in 85 mins they will win the trophy unless a runner in another age category finishes even further ahead of their target time).

Calculations will be done after the race. Tom will then present the trophy to the winner in The Sportsman after the traditional Headstone carols run on Wednesday 18th December. The winner will then have the honour of nominating a club race next year in which they choose to defend the trophy.

Sun, 08 Dec 2019 12:50:10 -0500
<![CDATA[A Club Champs Report from Nicky]]> By Nicky Spinks (the report is also on the championships results page)

The Dark Peak Club Champs and dinner is the main event of the Dark Peak year and the race to win! On the day in 2019 I had a niggly hamstring and driving over in thick clag to Old Glossop, over Woodhead, I wasn't thinking I could have a good run. Warming up along the start track out of Old Glossop I also knew I'd be last of the fast runners as it was my worse sort of start; slightly uphill along a track for a mile. But after that Andy Harmer’s course looked great with lots of rough ground and three steep climbs. The worrying bit in the clag was a straight line across the moors for a mile or so but at least I thought I shouldn’t be able to miss the Pennine Way and so that would catch me!

We set off (about 35 in the fast group) and yes, I was last along the track along with Kirsty Bryan Jones. Everyone was heading directly up a hill which I had thought was the most obvious line, so I went that way. Kirsty carried on along the valley and I thought "Oh well, I’ve been Worsel'd by Kirsty already”! Once climbing I was catching and passing people and it did make getting the best line easier. I found some flatter ground at the top and tried hard to run into wind. I was catching Megan and Hattie, but I could hear them chatting! Jon Morgan came running towards us and said he'd lost a glove so was looking for it. I carried on to CP1. From there we dropped down into the valley and climbed up. There was an obvious line and with Megan and Hattie in front we all climbed together, but while I was out of breath they were still chatting! I passed them and hoped they didn't jog round behind me and then trot passed me at the Finish! Jon Morgan had caught us up and Pez had latched onto him out in front. This was CP2 Shelf Moor Stones. Now came the long cross moors section. Pez was helpfully wearing a very bright jacket and so with my compass bearing and Pez/Jon in front I was able to run quite well in the clag. It seemed to go on forever and we crossed one big path but not the PW. We were further right than I planned but all good. Hitting the PW Jon/Pez crossed it. I stopped and made myself check. Nope - this was the PW and we should now be heading left/downhill. I set off left and Jon/Pez soon joined me.

I now thought I was first Lady through CP3 but not knowing the handicaps given out for everybody you never really know where you are in the race. I headed off across the moor again towards Dog Rock and once on the edge didn't know whether to drop or follow the edge. Dropping looked rough so I followed the edge and soon saw the CP in the bottom. A horrid steep, rough descent to CP4, then a great steep climb back out again! I climbed hard knowing that there was a long flat and gentle descent to the finish, and I knew nearly everyone could run faster than me down there! I didn't lose too many places actually - but a few minutes to Jon/Pez. No ladies caught me, although Majka came in soon after me at the finish!

So, I had won the Ladies, being fastest lady and there was talk of me winning the handicap but that depended on other people and their handicap. We all went to the pub in Old Glossop and had beer and chip butties. This is the best feeling, sitting there having had an enjoyable race, while everybody chats about their race lines and future plans.

Later that evening was the Dark Peak dinner. Steve and I went along. The speeches from the Club Men's and Ladies Team Captains were excellent and then came the Handicap prizegiving. I was very surprised when they called me out, having won the Ladies, the Vets and the Overall Prize! However, Helen Elmore technically won the Ladies Vets prize so I passed the trophy onto her.

Thanks, Andy, for a great “Harmer” course. I will endeavour to follow in your footsteps where route planning is concerned!


Wed, 04 Dec 2019 03:28:51 -0500
<![CDATA[baslow bolt on 2019-11-30]]> baslow bolt on Saturday 30th November 2019
229 starters
1Joe Oldfield00:50:36(not set)MSen(not set)(not set)
2Fraser Macdonald00:53:22(not set)MSen(not set)(not set)
3William Gratton00:53:34(not set)MSen(not set)(not set)
4Luke Beresford00:55:00(not set)MSen(not set)(not set)
5Robert White00:55:06(not set)M40(not set)(not set)
6John Thorpe00:55:18(not set)M40(not set)(not set)
7Patrick Wright00:56:15(not set)MSen(not set)(not set)
8Luke Butler00:56:36(not set)MSen(not set)(not set)
9Chris Wilshaw00:56:40(not set)MSen(not set)(not set)
10Chris Jones00:56:44Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
11Jason Bennett00:56:47(not set)M40(not set)(not set)
12Colin Nadin00:57:29(not set)M40(not set)(not set)
13Hugh Dennis00:58:09(not set)MSen(not set)(not set)
14Luke Kelly00:58:21(not set)MSen(not set)(not set)
15Kurt Fitch00:58:34(not set)M50(not set)(not set)
16Stephen Edwards00:58:33(not set)M40(not set)(not set)
17Joe Gratton00:58:48(not set)MSen(not set)(not set)
18Nick Syrett00:59:51(not set)M40(not set)(not set)
19Russell Price00:59:55(not set)MSen(not set)(not set)
20Derek Chetwin01:00:14(not set)MSen(not set)(not set)
Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:17:24 -0500
<![CDATA[Gravy Pud on 2019-12-01]]> Gravy Pud on Sunday 1st December 2019
226 starters
1R James00:36:47(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
9Daniel Cade00:40:20Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
15C Rice00:40:58(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
48Simon Conroy00:45:20Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
94Adrian Baker00:49:51Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
98Simon Allen00:50:16Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
173Pete Macfarlane00:58:45Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
Mon, 02 Dec 2019 03:35:07 -0500
<![CDATA[Cardington Cracker on 2019-12-01]]> Cardington Cracker on Sunday 1st December 2019
249 starters
1J Agnew01:19:50(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
21M Price01:30:52(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
33Lisa Watson01:34:01Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
176Steven Jones02:07:26Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
182Trevor Matty02:08:47Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
Mon, 02 Dec 2019 03:32:21 -0500
<![CDATA[Peak Raid 3 Round 2 on 2019-12-01]]> Peak Raid 3 Round 2 on Sunday 1st December 2019
150 starters
1Philip Vokes03:04:40(not set)(not set)490 (500-10) points(not set)
18Jon Moulding02:57:47Dark PeakM40375 points(not set)
26Claire Prosser02:55:42Dark PeakWSEN365 points(not set)
37Andy Barnett / Emily Barnett02:58:53Dark Peak(not set)340 points(not set)
42Sarah Lilleman / Amy Thacker03:00:04(not set)(not set)338 (340-2) points(not set)
49Julia Nolan / Jane Crowson03:05:34Dark Peak(not set)325 (340-15) points(not set)
65David Hakes02:39:52Dark PeakMSEN300 points(not set)
91Martin Smith02:38:23Dark PeakM55270 points(not set)
112Maurice Musson02:52:57Dark PeakM65245 points(not set)
64Alison Wainwright03:03:44Dark PeakW50302 (310-8) points(not set)
40Peter Gorvett03:04:27Dark PeakM70340 (350-10) points(not set)
Sun, 01 Dec 2019 14:02:27 -0500
<![CDATA[Hathersage Night Race on 2019-11-21]]> Hathersage Night Race on Thursday 21st November 2019
101 starters
1Greg Hopkinson00:36:27(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
2Martyn James00:38:38(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
3Mark Anderson00:39:45(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
4Joe Farnell00:39:54(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
5Max Barnes00:40:26(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
6Phil Moore00:40:52(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
7Neil Walker00:41:01(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
8Jonathan Breeze00:41:35(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
9Mike Taylor00:42:25(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
10Paul Lewis00:42:27(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
11Simon Watchman00:44:52(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
12Kevin Mann00:45:23(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
13Rob Turnbull00:45:27(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
14James Pratt00:45:29(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
15Dan Box00:45:32(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
16Sam Bellamy00:45:33(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
17John Stockdale00:45:36(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
18Dave Hill00:45:51(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
19Kyya Mayo-Morroll00:45:52(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
20Ben Brindley00:46:10(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
Sat, 30 Nov 2019 07:10:54 -0500
<![CDATA[Birchen Clough Night Race on 2019-11-27]]> A wet dreary night. Thanks to Bob for arranging an excellent route given the closure of the Snake Inn and the building works in the woods.

Birchen Clough Night Race on Wednesday 27th November 2019

A wet dreary night. Thanks to Bob for arranging an excellent route given the closure of the Snake Inn and the building works in the woods.

16 starters
1Neil Northrop01:01:36Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
2Richard Hunt01:04:52Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
3Simon Mills01:07:54Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
4Sam Dixon01:22:00Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
4David Hakes01:22:00Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
4Dan Stowers01:22:00Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
7Jon Moulding01:22:30Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
8Jim Paxman01:28:44Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
9Victoria King01:35:30Dark PeakW40(not set)(not set)
10Fi Fullwood01:35:36(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
11Peter Gorvett01:36:30Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
12Bob Berzins01:40:30Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
13Clive Last01:52:30Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
14Tim Hawley02:00:00Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
14Andy Harmer02:00:00Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
14Graham Berry02:00:00Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
Wed, 27 Nov 2019 17:26:01 -0500
<![CDATA[Trigger Bus 2020]]> For the next Trigger race Megan Wilson will be taking over the organising of the bus from Tim Rutter. Megan says:

Hello, I am organizing the Trigger Race bus this year. This will be travelling from Sheffield to Marsden with stops at Dore Station, Hunter's Bar, Hillsborough Penistone Rd and Deepcar. I will be following the same format Tim Rutter established last year; I am requesting a non-refundable payment of £10 for those who wish to have a seat on the bus. Therefore, if you drop out it is up to you to find a replacement if you want to reclaim your £10. Any surplus funds will be donated to Mountain Rescue. Please fill out the following form and transfer payment to the stated account in order to secure a place


Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:01:42 -0500
<![CDATA[Kong MMM Round 4 on 2019-11-24]]> Saddleworth

Kong MMM Round 4 on Sunday 24th November 2019


1N Talbott04:01:49(not set)(not set)760 – 2 = 758 points(not set)
7Richard Hunt03:58:05Dark PeakM45630 points(not set)
8Jon Moulding04:05:24Dark PeakM40610 – 7 = 603 points(not set)
39Andy Bell04:12:00Dark PeakM55470 – 25 = 445 points(not set)
41Kirsty Bryan-Jones / Helen Elmore03:56:05Dark PeakW45440 points(not set)
135Trevor Matty03:27:30Dark PeakM50300 points(not set)
192Steven Jones03:58:32Dark PeakM55200 points(not set)
206Martin Smith03:32:54Dark PeakM55170 points(not set)
208Andy Quicke04:28:00Dark PeakM40340 – 170 = 170 points(not set)
209Richard Needham04:28:35Dark PeakM55350 – 180 = 170 points(not set)
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 05:28:19 -0500
<![CDATA[Club Championship on 2019-11-23]]> 2019-11-24--Handicap-results.pdf

Club Championship on Saturday 23rd November 2019


54 starters
1Tom Saville01:11:13Dark PeakMSEN1st MSEN(not set)
2Josh Williams01:12:23Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
3Calum Wadsworth01:12:36Dark PeakMSENMale Handicap Winner(not set)
4Neil Northrop01:12:55Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
5Tom Brunt01:14:22Dark PeakM451st MV40(not set)
6James Lowe01:21:36Dark PeakMSEN1st almost MU23(not set)
7Ralph Skrimshire01:21:50Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
8Simon Mills01:22:00Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
9Ben Kelsey01:23:00Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
10Bob Johnston01:23:25Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
11Paul Fauset01:23:37Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
12Kristian Groom01:24:25Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
13Pez Holda01:24:28Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
14Jon Morgan01:25:06Dark PeakM501st MV50(not set)
15Jack Foxall01:26:07Dark PeakM40(not set)(not set)
16Nicky Spinks01:27:43Dark PeakW501st WSEN,WV40,WV50, Overall Handicap Winner(not set)
17Dave Sykes01:29:30Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
18Mark Whitworth01:29:51Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
19Majka Kunika01:30:07(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
20David Hakes01:32:40Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
Sun, 24 Nov 2019 06:37:05 -0500
<![CDATA[Tour of Pendle on 2019-11-16]]> Tour of Pendle on Saturday 16th November 2019
353 starters
1C Holdsworth02:20:02(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
18James Lowe02:41:20Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
35Simon Mills02:49:39Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
44K Sijpesteijn02:53:03(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
81Nicky Spinks03:06:25Dark PeakW50(not set)(not set)
235Jim Paxman03:49:18Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
266Steven Jones04:03:15Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
308Trevor Matty04:28:13Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
Sat, 23 Nov 2019 13:01:37 -0500
<![CDATA[Largo Law on 2019-11-16]]> Largo Law on Saturday 16th November 2019
88 starters
1Jamie McLaren00:46:33University of Strathclyde(not set)(not set)(not set)
15Heather Anderson00:54:36Fife AC(not set)first woman(not set)
45Ian Johnson01:04:50Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:40:22 -0500
<![CDATA[Warts' Revenge on 2019-11-03]]> Warts' Revenge on Sunday 3rd November 2019
11 starters
1Tom Saville01:12:43Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
2Bob Johnston01:18:46Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
3Jon Pemberton01:18:50Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
4James Lowe01:21:13Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
5Richard Hunt01:25:00Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
6Dave Sykes01:26:07Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
7Paul Walwyn01:26:15Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
8Steve Adams01:36:14Dark PeakM50(not set)(not set)
9Kevin Saville01:38:01Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
10Mick Cochrane01:50:20Dark PeakM70(not set)(not set)
11Keith Holmes01:56:14Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:05:26 -0500
<![CDATA[Winster on 2019-07-08]]> Racetek results are useless so kudos to Austin for managing to dig these out from somewhere.

Winster on Monday 8th July 2019

Racetek results are useless so kudos to Austin for managing to dig these out from somewhere.

1Austin Frost00:24:50Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
15Tim Slack00:28:38Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
37Simon Allen00:31:20Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
70Jon Heathfield00:34:30Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:03:49 -0500
<![CDATA[Fell 'n Back on 2019-09-28]]> Fell 'n Back on Saturday 28th September 2019
174 starters
1Billy Cartwright01:11:47Matlock ACMSEN(not set)(not set)
6Rupert Allison01:18:12Dark PeakMSEN(not set)(not set)
15Austin Frost01:27:10Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
17Harriet Wingfield01:27:31Dark PeakWSEN(not set)(not set)
Fri, 22 Nov 2019 08:57:56 -0500
<![CDATA[Leg it Round Lathkil on 2019-11-10]]> Leg it Round Lathkil on Sunday 10th November 2019
274 starters
1A Thornton00:46:33(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
19Austin Frost00:53:41Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
35O Brocklehurst00:57:25(not set)(not set)(not set)(not set)
81Jane Crowson01:03:49Dark PeakW55(not set)(not set)
93Adrian Baker01:05:25Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
161Dave Arundale01:13:41Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
163Pete Macfarlane01:13:53Dark PeakM60(not set)(not set)
164Chris Shaw01:13:57Dark PeakM55(not set)(not set)
166Chris Edwards01:14:12Dark PeakM45(not set)(not set)
187Tim Mackey01:17:24Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
214Joan Waller01:21:14Dark PeakW60(not set)(not set)
238Michael Arundale01:25:24Dark PeakM65(not set)(not set)
Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:07:38 -0500