2015 Dark Peak

Club Championships


Venue:  The Strines pub - SK222 906 Website: The Strines Inn 

Access / Area Restrictions: The Fitzwilliam Estate have been very accommodating in giving me access to run the Club Champs here and I'm very grateful to Will the gamekeeper for this. I have released the course details tonight so people can plan car sharing etc ...  and NOT so people can recce. There is no reccying allowed. 

Parking: The top carpark only so people must car share. There is a large layby at Cutthroat Bridge on the A57 Snake Road so make use of that.

Toilets: In the pub which will be open from 7.45am

Food / Drinks Afterwards: In the Strines pub where the bottom room is reserved for us. The Strines have offered us a bowl of Leek and Potato soup with a sandwich (Cheese or Ham) for 4.00. Please order at the bar and choose your sandwich there. The normal food menu will also be available.

Sign In Sheet, Number Allocation and Cost: - Sign the sheet in the carpark (Nicky / Lewis) with Name, Car Registration, Contact no, Companions and pay 1. Numbers will be allocated at the Start Tent and written on your hand.

Start Times: as per the Handicappers sheet.

Kit etc: Full waterproof kit is essential. There isn't going to be a kit check unless people are obviously carrying nothing.

Start: The Start and Finish is through the fields to the Gate leading onto the fells. As there are sheep in these fields it's extremely important that ...

a) We do not leave any gates open at any time

b) We do not warm up or run through these fields

Map and Checkpoints:  Runners need to print off a map (various formats below) or mark up one of their own. Maps are not provided.


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Start / Finish SK 221 904 Gate to Fells
CP 1 SK 196 928 Grouse Butt
CP 2 SK 180 897 Pike Low Summit
CP 3 SK 198 901 Cakes of Bread

Emergency Numbers

Please make a note and only contact us if you want the Pertex Award !! No seriously - Only in the case of an Emergency (especially the Strines Inn as they are not involved in the running of the race and do not need "Please can you arrange to pick me up from Glossop?" phonecalls.)

Charmian Heaton  07749 844212

Lewis Ashton 07971 640984

Nicky Spinks 07729 632405

Strines Pub 0114 285 1247

Mountain Rescue Dial 999 and ask for Mountain Rescue.


Safety Plan -

  •  Call out mountain rescue 1 hour after last runner. 
  • No member operated search on the hill. 
  • If a known casualty position exists, defined number of members to return with sleeping bags & bothy, or to evacuate if appropriate.
  • In line with first aid practice, no moving of casualty unless there is no risk of further injury.