Coming Up

Club run
Wed 26th Sep
DPFR race
Grindsbrook Circle
Other runs
21st Chelmorton Chase
Sun 23rd Sep


Dark Peak Fell Runners
1d • 20/09/2018 • 16:21

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1d • 20/09/2018 • 7:02

Pete Bland Sports
1d • 19/09/2018 • 19:45

Gareth Briggs
1d • 19/09/2018 • 19:35

Stuart Walker
1d • 19/09/2018 • 19:06

Rach FindlayRobinson
2d • 19/09/2018 • 18:36

Stuart Walker
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Rach FindlayRobinson
2d • 19/09/2018 • 18:31

Stuart Walker
2d • 19/09/2018 • 18:30

Dark Peak Fell Runners
2d • 19/09/2018 • 18:18

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2d • 19/09/2018 • 18:11

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2d • 19/09/2018 • 13:27

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3d • 18/09/2018 • 13:56

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From the Photos page


Junior runs and training

Runs have now been fixed as 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday of the Month.

Run leader calendar

The table below has dates and leaders for runs. Please let Lewis know if you are willing to lead a run so he can add your name. If you are a first time leader, feel free to discuss it with one of the established leaders.

Please see the calendar for more details nearer the time.

We encourage anyone who would like to take a more formal approach to leadership, to look at (or discuss) the possibility taking the the FRA LiFR and/or CiFR qualifications as a high quality entry into the coaching world.


Date @ 09:30

Leader 1

Leader 2 (optional)




Kris Groom

Cutthroat Bridge

A run up onto Moscar Moor. Expect a warm up, drills and technique, and a visit to the stone circle for some games and an opportunity for some fast running. Older juniors might even make it up to Stanage Edge.




Secondary Special - secondary school age runners only. Hopefully a trip into the wilds of Kinder.


Adam Taylor



Kris Groom


meet in car park on Rails Road (SK2915 8726) for fun warm up games and drills before a trot along the Rivelin trail for some work on up/down hill running further along the valley, and finishing with some short speedy loops.


No run

Day after the club champs & dinner.

But there is nothing to stop Juniors going out to cheer at the champs on Saturday.


Rosie Walwyn

Paul Walwyn



Graves Park

Meet at the Pavilion on the corner of Derbyshire Lane and Hemsworth Road.


No fixed plan. Suggestions welcome



Runners must have enough clothing to stay warm on the runs. Kit should include: waterproof top, hat, gloves, a long sleeved top and a running bag to carry them in. A pair of waterproof trousers is also strongly recommended. For runs in the depths of winter, considerably more kit should be worn & carried.

Local Races

Grindsbrook Circle Juniors. Sat 22nd September. A quality race, organised by Dark Peak's very own Ian Fitzpatrick. See the calendar for details.

Secondary Schools Cross Country Fixtures 2018/2019

Just to make things a little more simple, here are the dates for Sheffield Secondary Schools Cross Country:



Saturday 20th October 2018

Longley Park

Saturday 10th November 2018

Bradfield School

Saturday 24th November 2018

Norfolk Park

Saturday 15th December 2018

Castle Dyke

Saturday 12th January 2019

City Championships: Graves Park

Saturday 2nd February 2019

South Yorkshire Schools Championships (Venue TBC)

Saturday 16th March 2019

English Schools Championships: Temple Newsam, Leeds

2018 Membership

You will need to submit new membership forms for 2018, if you've not already done so.

Membership is open to runners from the age of 6, for the many and varied fell running related activities that the membership arranges, and of course the honour of wearing the coveted brown vest in local and national events.

Junior Membership form (.doc)

Junior Membership from (PDF)

Other Documents

Junior Membership policy

Parental Consent Form - for a visiting runner, or where event organisers require additional consent to participation.


DPFR Privacy Policy

Trips, runs and meets Junior events only happen because someone chooses to organise one. So if you would like to see a Junior event happen, please get in contact with Lewis and we can work out a plan.

Sir William Hill 15th July 2018

Plenty of additional runners headed out of town to supplement the over-night crew for the Junior run on Sir William Hill, including a few new faces. After a warm up and a bit of a name refresher, Glen led the group off down the path in the direction of Bretton clough. A few stops were had to gather the group, before the younger and less enthusiastic runners split off on the direct route, up on to the edge. Glen managed to stop the charge at the front of his group, before they headed all the way down into the bottom of the valley. The short run group had a wonderful view of the fast group running back up to join us, up the track and then through the rough up on to the ridge. After the tough climb. A break with some hide and seek was in order. A running version of cycling's through and off took us to the trig point for a photo opportunity and to meet up with the day's sole spectator. Before the charge back down to the cars and the pool café, there was just time for some variable paced intervals - slow, medium and fast on a circuit with a descent, traverse and climb. Were Totley spying or is it just coincidence that we bumped into them for a second time in three Junior runs?

Wild Camp 14th July 2018

Given the clash with Wasdale, the English Championships race in the Isle of Man and the impending summer holidays, it was not surprising that the group out for this year's wild camp was small. We met in the garden of the Barrel Inn and had a relaxed evening admiring the views south across the white peak, before heading off to the camping spot. A 15 minute walk from the cars saw up at the appointed spot, with panoramic views from the west all the way round to the south east. The kids played amongst the lumps and bumps of the ridge whilst we put the tents up in early dusk, but still searing temperatures; shorts and t-shirts on the roof of the peak district at 9pm. This weather is truly extraordinary!

As the children were convinced to feign sleep in the gathering dusk, the parents speculated on the disasters unfolding in the world below, only to finally figure out the flashing lights weren't an emergency, but a funfair.

Loxley Pavilion 17/06/2018

Nine Juniors turned out for this fist visit north of the A57. Some new faces and some regulars.

It was Kris' first time out leading the group; fresh from having completed his LiFR last weekend. He did a great job getting everyone warmed up and explaining the plan. We headed down into the valley, off in search of the infamous Loxely Lunge race route for a stiff climb and fast descent. Then back to the pavilion. Steve Joined us from Hallamshire Harriers to find out a little about what we do. Steve led us through a good stretching routine to end the session. Helen and Lewis will be out shadowing a coaching session at Hallamshire in the near future, as a return trip. The cakes and drinks stop was over the road at the plant nursery. The Warts are obviously getting worried and had sent a spy out to check on the upcoming competition - Mr Barber you have been rumbled!

Burbage rock hopping 03/06/2018

Seven juniors turned out for the last Sunday of half term at Burbage north. The run took us up to Apparent North, where some fun was had hopping up and down, and from rock to rock. everyone did vastly better than I'd expected. We are obviously going to have to work quite hard at developing skills workshops for the juniors! The keen crew headed off for a run across the top of Callow Bank and Higgar, whilst we few stayed and played hide and seek amongst the boulders until the midges drove us away. Even more energy (a lot more) was expended in Hathersage playground after a visit to the pool cafe.

Hathersage Ice cream 20/05/2018

Hot and sunny weather brought them out in droves! Thirteen Juniors were out for this run led by Kirsty and Simon Rippon. That most were under ten was testament to the virtues of the change in the rules. Many were familiar faces, but there were a few new-comers with parents already involved in the club and a few who were entirely new to the club. Parents joined in the run too, which always makes it more straightforward and fun with a group of mixed abilities. The run headed up towards Stanage and then back down to the ice cream farm, for a welcome feast of frozen delights. Thanks to Kirsty and Simon R for taking on the responsibility of leading the run.

Drills and Intervals - Mam Tor 10/03/2018

Another training session led by Helen Elmore. The format lent itself very well to all abilities so there were quite a number of young aspirant members in attendance. Everyone had an enjoyable time and some fun with a series of drills to encourage good form through out a run. This was followed by short hill intervals run in relay pairs. The older juniors finished off with a run over Mam Tor. All of this exercise was followed by a cafe stop in Hope.

Longshaw in the snow 11/02/2018

The run may have started in the jaws of a blizzard, but there were a good number of juniors determined to go for a run. It looks like the future of the Warts may be assured.The location had to be changed 24 hours in advance so that people could actually get to the start!

Navigation Run - Langsett 10/12/2017

December’s Junior run was planned with something a bit different in mind to avoid an exposed morning on the high moors in the depths of winter. Ian Winterburn was immensely generous in offering a navigation session. An unfortunate clash with Sheffield Junior schools cross country meant there were a few who couldn’t attend. The weather forecast made it look a little doubtful for all on Thursday/Friday, but Saturday was clear and (very) cold. As the only Junior attendees, Eddie and Mia got personal, high quality teaching from Ian and followed a laid out course through the woods into the Little Don valley. The packhorse team followed on behind, with bags of spare gloves, clothing and hot drinks. The running was good and varied: wood land tracks, (a few) warting trods, open ground and moorland trails. The navigation challenges were excellently planned. Afterwards, we retired to the spotty café to warm up.

Drills and Intervals - Mam Tor 04/12/2017

A good sized group turned out for Helen's drills and intervals run at Mam Tor. Instead of the previous format of go for a social run. Helen planned out a set of drills the provide an introduction to good running form, followed by some short hill intervals. The drills were run on the old road, half way up Mam Tor and the intervals made good use of a sheltered little valley on the edge of the land slip debris. The format enabled everyone to work had, stay warm and keep together in a sociable group.

2018 Championship races

The 2018 English Junior champs races are:

March 25th – Todd Cragg (Ambleside AC organised)

April 14th – Blacko, Lancs (Trawden AC)

May 19th – Malham (KCAC)

May 26th – West Nab (Holmfirth AC), also Yorkshire Junior Champs race

June 16th – Clougha Pike (Bowland Fell Runners)

June 30th – Up the Nab (near Glossop), and Junior Inter Counties competition (Buxton AC)

Dates and venues for Junior do and English Schools to be confirmed.

Yorkshire Junior Championships 2018

Congratulations on winning the Yorkshire Junior Championships to:

Eve Crownshaw (U19F)

Kieran Loombe (U19M)

FRA Championship rules for 2018

For a club member to score individual points in the Championship and for the club, they need to be either a member of the FRA, or registered with EA (for the club). FRA membership comes with t-shirt and hoody for race completion. EA registration is required for international events.

© Dark Peak Fell Runners 2018

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