Results

“I shall always remember this race for the finish! After- Frank took us on a recce before the AGM I thought the course had the right recipe for a classic short fell race- Despite being in no shape to race and having run the Dearne Way Relay the previous evening, how could I not run.

The pace was fairly swift from the gun with ex-international Roy Bailey making the climb up through the woods to Tegness quarry look very easy- I tried in vain to stay in contact and paid for it dearly, dropping into the thirties as we approached the top of the hill- A sprint across the marshes to the Longshaw estate brought the chasing group back into sight. The boulder sprint down Padley gorge must be more suited to a ballet dancer, in fact some of the runners I passed may have been. A concerted effort along the banks of the Derwent before the plunge pulled back a few more places, but not enough to catch that old goat, Harmer. I wonder what the finish would be like in times of flood!?
At the sharp end, Andy Moffatt and Stuart Rochford had very good runs to finish 3rd and 4th and with newcomer Gary Picken finishing 9th, we had 5 in the first 9. 155 turned out for this inaugural race – not bad for a week day evening.”

E.Torrence, a review of the inaugural event in 1987

Local Winners:

2019 – Mike & Julia Nolan

2018 – Mike Nolan & Jane Crowson

2016 – Dave Miller & Jane Crowson

2015 – Matt Heason & Jane Crowson

2014 – Dave Miller & Jane Crowson

2013 – Mike Nolan & Jane Crowson

2012 – Dave Miller & Jane Crowson

2011 – Mike Nolan & Ayshea Furlong

2010 – Joe Gratton

2009 – Mike Nolan & Julia Nolan

2008 – Mike Nolan & Julia Nolan

2007 – Mike Nolan & Julia Nolan

2006 – Mike Nolan & Jane Crowson

2005 – Dave Allen & Helen Barnett

2004 – John Coffey & Jane Searle

2003 – Andy Barnett & Helen Barnett

2002 – Andrew Battye

2000 – Richard Patton

1999 – Richard Patton & Chana Patton

1998 – Richard Patton & Chana Fothergill

1996 – Andrew Battye & V Ironside

1991 – Steven Donnelly or David Tiplady & J Chadwick

1990 – Paul Donnelly

1987 – John Wood & Helen Jackson

Course Records (the course was changed in 2018 so these times are for the current course):

Male Open – Steve Franklin – 32:12 (2019)

Male U 23 – Ryan Laxton-Kane – 46:22 (2018)

Male Vet 40 – David Miller – 34:33 (local) (2018)

Male Vet 50 – Mike Nolan – 34:41 (local) (2018)

Male Vet 60 – Anthony Whitehouse – 40:20 (2019)

Female Open – Caroline Brock – 36:49 (2018)

Female Vet 40 – Zoe Proctor – 39:29 (2018)

Female Vet 50 – Nicola Rafferty – 44:04 (2018)

Female Vet 60 – Pat Goodall – 45:54 (local) (2019)

Full Results:

2019

2018

Dark Peak Results: