Coming Up

DPFR race
Tha Sprunce (Route 1 Race 2)
Thu 4th Jun
Other runs
Ashop Horseshoe
Sun 7th Jun
Tha Sprunce (Route 1 Race 3)
Thu 11th Jun
Burbage Skyline TT
Sun 14th Jun


Dark Peak Fell Runners
6h • 1/06/2020 • 7:59

Mammal Recorder
13h • 1/06/2020 • 1:13

Moorland Monitors
18h • 31/05/2020 • 20:14

luke cook
1d • 30/05/2020 • 20:00

Charlie Massey
1d • 30/05/2020 • 18:44

Stuart Walker
2d • 30/05/2020 • 13:02

Si Brown
3d • 28/05/2020 • 15:45

Paul Besley
3d • 28/05/2020 • 15:41

Dark Peak Fell Runners
4d • 27/05/2020 • 18:10

Helen Elmore
4d • 27/05/2020 • 16:10

Rosie Watson
5d • 26/05/2020 • 16:57

Dark Peak Fell Runners
5d • 26/05/2020 • 16:19

Dark Peak Fell Runners
6d • 26/05/2020 • 12:04

Dark Peak Fell Runners
6d • 26/05/2020 • 12:02

Dark Peak Fell Runners
7d • 24/05/2020 • 23:05

Dark Peak Fell Runners
7d • 24/05/2020 • 20:30

St Piran Badger Protection
8d • 23/05/2020 • 21:49

Dark Peak Fell Runners
10d • 21/05/2020 • 23:04

Dark Peak Fell Runners
14d • 18/05/2020 • 13:51

From the Photos page


Burbage Summer Sharpener 3 on Wednesday 7th September 2016

'Back before dark' was both the name and the aim of this final race, hence a fairly short course and just the five controls. I tried to devise a fairly obvious horseshoe circuit with reasonably fast distance running between the controls, but requiring careful attention to detail in the final micro navigation as you approached your destinations. You also faced the choice of which way round to go – did you opt for a fast sprint down the green lane for starters, or the rockier and slightly undulating run out to Higgar Tor and Carl Wark? The top orienteers went for the latter, and predictably dragged most of the field with them, (presumably giving everyone a guided tour as far as the first control in the bracken?). I thought the description of the Carl Wark rock chimney was generously precise, but clearly not precise enough to prevent some people going walk-about for a surprising fifteen minutes or so, (no names eh, Keith/Kev?). There also seemed to be a very wide divergence of routes to and from the rocky pit off Houndkirk Road. Quite a spectrum of times, but mission accomplished with everyone back just before sunset, and just before the Burbage midges had bitten the race organiser to insanity.

Thank you all for coming, and for supporting the series again this year. Congratulations to Kris Groom, who capitalised on Neil's absence in the final race to take the series trophy with a fast accumulated time that suggested cocksure navigation across all three races. We got through four boxes of Mountain Rescue Ale in prizes, meaning we've done quite a bit of public-spirited drinking in support of the Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team. Covering costs is an inexact science, and the big field in this final race left me with in unexpected surplus of £38.28 which will now be donated to the rescue team too.

Anyone fancy organising it next year?


26 starters
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1David Lund00:43:00Dark PeakM 
2Cat Taylor00:43:57   
3Jon Pemberton00:43:42Dark PeakM 
4Kristian Groom00:44:05Dark PeakM 
5Tim Tett00:44:47Dark PeakMV55 
6Simon Mills00:45:15Dark PeakM 
7Tim Rutter00:48:18Dark PeakM 
8Richard Bradbury00:48:22Dark PeakMV45 
9Charlie Elliot00:50:26Dark PeakMV40 
10Ian Winterburn00:50:47Dark PeakMV50 
11Paul Walwyn00:53:10Dark PeakM 
12John Webber00:55:20Dark PeakMV55 
13Willy Kitchen00:58:25Dark PeakMV45 
14Aldous Everard00:59:15Dark PeakMV40 
15Neil Drake00:59:32Dark PeakMV50 
16Tim Wiegand01:01:00Dark PeakMV45 
17Julia Nolan01:01:45Dark PeakWV45 
18Keith Holmes01:02:12Dark PeakMV60 
19Bob Johnston01:03:10Dark PeakMV40 
20Lucy Wiegand01:06:04Dark PeakWV45 

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