There are a variety of club races both on Wednesday evenings and at other times, including the annual club championship race.
There are a number of annual classic races, some with a fixed route, some which change year on year. These are typically run on a Wednesday evening or a weekend morning. Please see the calendar for details.
When attending a club race please locate and add your name to the sign in sheet. You should do this regardless of whether you want your result to be recorded, unlike club runs when we run in a group, on races it is easy to find yourself split from a group and it is key we keep track of all runners coming back safely. Please don’t be too precious about recording your result, even if disappointed, we all have bad days!
There are typically a number of staggered starts to club races. Please choose the appropriate slot based on your expected time. If in doubt choose an earlier slot. Often small groups of runners choose to go around race routes together, this is encourages to help build confidence of navigating and running in terrain. That said, racing under your own steam is encouraged!
In summer there is a series of races on Monday nights organised by Nicky Spinks. The routes are relatively short but cover rough terrain and require navigation skills. Details of these appear on the Calendar and are linked to Nicky’s website. Nowadays these race often have flexible starting arrangement and details of how to log your result are on Nicky’s website.
Note that races are primarily organised for the benefit of members and are not normally open to non-members. It is recommended that non-members who are interested in joining Dark Peak come along to one of our club runs in the first instance.
Note also that dogs cannot be accommodated on club races.
Runners should equip themselves according to the guidelines on the Safety page.