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Every Monday, Thursday and most Tuesdays

Trail Therapy

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Mon (Ashbourne) / Tues (Staffs/West Mids) / Thurs (National Forest) - 09:30am

Regular weekday morning off-road runs on scenic trails at a 'chatty' pace.

The runs takes around an hour going at a pace that is comfortable for everyone in the group. Distances range from 6.5k to 8k. There are likely to be some moderate hills on most runs and you may encounter some muddy sections. 

We cater for all paces but we recommend that you are capable of running 5km (3 miles) continuously on flat terrain.

CURRENT SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:

NATIONAL FOREST:
Thurs 2nd December: 09:30 at Barton Marina, near Marina Tea Rooms, DE13 8DZ
Thurs 9th December: 09:30 at Ticknall Village Hall, DE73 7JW
Thurs 16th December (CHRISTMAS SPECIAL) 10:30 at Donisthorpe Woodlands Centre, DE12 7PX.
NOTE: LATER THAN NORMAL START ON 16/12 AND OPTION FOR FESTIVE LUNCH AFTERWARDS. Get in touch if you'd like to book for lunch. Book in normal way for the run.
Thurs 23rd December: 09:30 at Ticknall Village Hall, DE73 7JW
Thurs 30th December 'FIFTH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH SPECIAL 09:30 at the Hulland Ward Farm Shop, Main Road, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, DE6 3EA

WEST MIDS/STAFFS:
New dates available soon.

ASHBOURNE:
(Meeting at the Hulland Ward Farm Shop, Main Road, Hulland Ward, Ashbourne, DE6 3EA)
New dates available soon.

Must be booked in advance

£4

Discount with 10-run pricing plan.

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28th December 2021, 10:30am start

Wayfarer

Wayfarer Run: Say Cheese (Festive Special)

14-16 miles from Hartington with some hills

A festive special Wayfarer run providing a mystery tour on the Derbyshire-Staffordshire border.

£14.70

70p of which is donated to the Peak District National Park Foundation charity.

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3rd January 2022, 09:00am start

Wayfarer

Wayfarer Run: Shining Cats

14-miles & 2,500ft elevation gain from Derbyshire Bridge

A wonderful tour showing you the best of the Goyt Valley area, including some great high level running with views in abundance as well as some lesser known corners of the valley below.

This run has been rearranged having been postponed from 27/11/21 due to Storm Arwen.

£14.70

70p of which is donated to the Peak District National Park Foundation charity.

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Next race Thurs 6th January 2022

Race

Starlight Trails Relay Series

The relay series with a twist

An exciting series of 3 off-road team relay races, with a twist. They will be in the dark using head torches to illuminate the way.

Race 1: Thurs 4th November 2021 at Shipley Park
Race 2: Thurs 2nd December 2021 at Markeaton Park
Race 3: Thurs 6th January 2021 at Calke Abbey

Entries still available for race 3

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Next date to be confirmed

Workshop

Navigation Skills for Trail and Fell Runners

Full day course to improve your navigational knowledge and skills

A full day of learning navigation skills, including route planning, use of map and compass, technological aids, judging pace and distance, and mitigating risks.

After a short theoretical session, the majority of the day will be spent learning and practicing navigation out on the ground in a variety of terrain.

There will be maximum student to tutor ration of 4:1 to ensure everyone gets a high level of attention and has their own needs addressed.

Price is £50 per person.

For more information email us at info@peakrunning.co.uk

If you're interested, get in touch as we may be able to find a date that suits you.

£50

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Winter 2021-22 TBC

Workshop

Fell Running Skills

Group coaching session and guided fell run

Want to try fell running but not sure where to start? Scared you’ll end up lost, last, or flat on your face?

Led by our coaching team, who have many years of fell running experience themselves, this practical session is for those new to fell running. It includes a guided run on a classic village fell race route and lots of information, advice and coaching input.

During the session, which lasts around 3 hours, we cover:
• Top tips on the up-hills and downhills
• Chance to practice your footwork skills over lots of fell running terrain
• Demos and explanation of Fell Running Association (FRA) minimum kit and fell shoes
• Explanations of race categories and which are right for your ability level
• Basic navigation skills
• The chance to have a go at a classic village fell race route of approximately 5-miles (8km) in a non-competitive environment with knowledgeable leaders and a friendly group!

Open Soon

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February 2022

Race

Run for the Trees

Unique Personal Challenge Event : More Miles = More Trees

A fun personal challenge event for runners and walkers to keep you active during the cold, dark days of the shortest month. Can be done local to home and the more miles that are run the more new trees will be planted In the National Forest. So it could be the most carbon positive event you’ll ever do.

There are 3 levels to choose from plus, for the very ambitious, the option of trying to achieve a 'PEAK SLAM'.

After its outstanding success in 2021, Run for the Trees will be back in 2022

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27th February 2022

Race

The Winter Bash

Like Brookie's Bash but in the winter!

This is a winter version of Brooksie's Bash 10-mile Trail Race, starting and finishing in Ticknall.

The race will mostly use the same trails around the wonderful South Derbyshire countryside as it's summer counterpart but will go in the opposite direction (clockwise). It will be a self-navigation event, although a guided option will be available.

Entries now open

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9th April 2022

Race

Peak District 70th Birthday Bash

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the UK's original national park

Peak Running in partnership with the Peak District National Park Foundation charity are bringing you the Peak District 70th Birthday Bash. An epic journey through the Peak District National Park for runners and hikers. The route showcases the best of the varied Peak District landscapes and is a celebration of the Park’s 70th anniversary.

Based in Castleton, the full route is appropriately 70 kilometres (43.5 miles) in length and will take you on a spectacular journey around the central Peak District. This is accompanied by a shorter option over half the distance (35km / 22.75-miles).

The event promises to be a challenging, fun adventure for all that take part, with all profits supporting the conservation and engagement projects of the Peak District National Park Foundation.

Entries open 9th December 2021

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17th June 2022 (provisional)

Race

The Fractured Marathon

Part race, part Friday night running party

The Fractured Marathon is an exciting event for teams or solo runners of all abilities. The innovative format was a smash hit with participants at the inaugural event in 2019. It created a great atmosphere and was as much a Friday night running party as a race!

Based in the grounds of the spectacular Calke Abbey, the event will run for 5 hours from 5pm until 10pm; going from sunlight to starlight.

There will be 10 timed laps around a scenic 2.6-mile course, which will start every half hour on the half hour.

Teams, or solo runners, can take part in as many or as few of the 10 laps as they like. For runners, solo and team, to be eligible to run the next lap they must be back before it starts. Otherwise they will have to wait for the next start time to re-join the game. So, to remain in with chance of completing a full marathon, each loop must be completed within half an hour.

A few entries still available

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1st July 2022 (provisional)

Race

Weaver Hills Fell Race

A brand new traditional fell race

This new category ‘AS’ fell race is a short but perfectly formed event that will make for an exhilarating Friday night out in a beautiful but lesser known part of Staffordshire.

From the start you'll head out on gently rising tracks before choosing your best route up the steep climb to the trig point. You'll then enjoy a fast descent all the way to the finish!

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17th July 2022 (provisional)

Race

Brooksie's Bash

10-mile & 5k trail race in the wonderful South Derbyshire Countryside.

The ‘Bash’ was our original race and has grown in popularity year on year, due to the fantastic setting in the South Derbyshire countryside and friendly atmosphere.

Organised in conjunction with Shelton Striders and raising funds for Derbyshire Mind.

Our mission for the 'Bash' is to provide a good value event which is challenging but suitable for all abilities from the recreational runner looking for their next challenge to experienced racers. 

If you haven't taken part in an off-road event before it is a great opportunity to come and have a go in a friendly and supportive environment.

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6th August 2022 (provisional)

Race

The Dovedale Dipper

Popular Peak District trail race and challenge hike with 26 and 15 mile options

Previously organised by the Matlock Rotary Club, the 'Dipper' is a popular trail event in a wonderful part of the Peak District National Park, based in Hartington. It is open to both runners and walkers and has both a marathon-ish distance and a shorter 15-mile option.

It is a challenging trail event popular with both runners and hikers in the Peak District National Park, offering a choice of distances on two great routes which explore a wonderful part of the white peak area. ​

2021 event cancelled. Will be back in 2022

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12th to 14th August 2022 (Provisional)

Weekend

Peak District Trail Running Weekender

An action packed full weekend of trail and fell running

Come and join us for a weekend of spectacular running in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park. Staying on the edge of the famous Chatsworth Estate, you’ll be able to take part in a fell race, stunning guided trail runs and enjoy a host of other activities in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Includes:
Guided runs taking in some of the best countryside in England
Entry to our very own Hob Hurst's Fell Race
A range of other activities throughout the weekend
Fully catered accommodation at the wonderful Dukes Barn in the historic village of Beeley

2022 Opening Soon

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12th August 2022 (Provisional)

Race

Hob Hurst's Fell Race

Traditional village fell race in the Peak District

Hob Hurst's Fell Race was a brand new race for the Peak District in summer 2018 and proved popular from the outset.
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Starting and finishing at Duke's Barn on the edge of the Chatsworth Estate, the race is an Fell Running Association category BS event covering 8km (5-miles) and with 256m (840') of ascent.

A few more entries released

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2nd / 3rd September 2022

Race

Peak District Ultras

Truly spectacular routes in the UK's original national park

The third edition of our classic Peak District Ultras will be in September 2022.

The event will incorporate three races, all of which are UTMB World Series Qualifiers.

The Millstone 100 : 100 miles, 16,5000ft

The Limestone 50 : 50 miles, 7,300ft

The Peveril 33 : 33 miles, 6,000ft

Entries open from 9am on 11th Sept 2021

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Past event held April to June 2021

Race

Run for the Birds

Unique Personal Challenge Event to celebrate the Peak District's 70th Birthday

A fun personal challenge event for runners and walkers to keep you active this spring and celebrate the Peak District's 70th birthday.

Can be done anywhere but the more distance you cover the more work to diversify and restructure woodland in the national park will take place, improving habitats and feeding opportunities for rare and endangered birds.

There are 4 distance levels to choose from, staring at 70 kilometres though to a whopping 700k. Each level has a distance target for you to aim for during the 70 days of the event.

You can cover as few or as many kilometres/miles as you like each day and, if you achieve your target amount over the 70 days, you'll receive a specially made memento crafted locally from sustainable wood.

A significant proportion of your entry fee will go to the Peak District National Park Foundation charity, and will be used on work to diversify and restructure woodland within the park to improve habitats and feeding opportunities for birds. As well as helping rare and endangered bird species survive, breed and thrive, this important work is part of a strategy to ensure our original national park is protected and enjoyed by visitors for many generations to come. The more distance that is covered during the event, the more birds can thrive.