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Every Thursday plus NEW Tuesday bRUNch

Trail Therapy

bRUNch Club

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.

Must be booked in advance while Covid-19 restrictions apply.


Discount with 10-run pricing plan.

27th December 2020 at 09:00


White Christmas

12 miles (inc 1,500ft elevation gain) from Baslow

A classic route in the eastern Peak District, taking in no less than six of the spectacular edges that dominate that side of the national park. Great views of the contrasting local landscapes throughout and some fascinating points of interest. Although it's not exactly flat, the elevation gains is lower than average for these runs. So ideal for anyone wanting to step up to their distance on the trails.

Limited places: Must be booked in advance.

Note: Current Covid-19 restrictions mean that participants must not travel to, from or between Tier 3 areas to attend running events.


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

2nd January 2021 at 09:00


New Year New Trails

14 miles (inc 2,400ft elevation gain) from Tideswell

A wonderful tour of the Derbyshire Dales area, which takes you down deep as well as up hight. One of the highlights being a hilltop with, in our opinion, the best view in the whole of the White Peak.

Limited places: Must be booked in advance.

Note: Current Covid-19 restrictions mean that participants must not travel to, from or between Tier 3 areas to attend running events.


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

9th January 2021 (to be confirmed)

Wayfarer Lite

Back to the Bronze Age

8.5 miles from Darley Dale

An interesting run which is game of two halves. A pretty meander along the Derwent valley is followed by a climb up to explore a real Peak District gem. We'll visit some lovely moorland containing some fascinating relics of the Bronze Age and enjoy some fabulous views of the valleys below.

Limited places: Must be booked in advance.

Note: Current Covid-19 restrictions mean that participants must not travel to, from or between Tier 3 areas to attend running events.


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

Date to be confirmed

Guided Trail Run

Winter Trail Night

6 miles from Ticknall

The first of this season's Winter Trail Night runs. We will start and finish at Ticknall on a run that will be around 10k (6 miles) in length. Previous night running experience is not essential and all paces are catered for. You just need to be comfortable with around an hour of continuous running (although on the night we will stop and regroup as necessary to keep everyone together).

A good quality head-torch is essential. Chest torches are acceptable but you will not be allowed to run with a hand-held torch.

Meeting place is Ticknall Village Hall car park DE73 7JW
Limited places: Must be booked in advance.

Due to the current Covid-19 Tier 3 restrictions, this run is only open to residents of Derbyshire.


Possibly early 2021


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.

Currently on-hold due to Covid-19. Currently hoping to hold in modified format in early 2021.

2021 date TBC


The Winter Bash

2021 date to be confirmed

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.

Due to the Covid-19 situation the date for the 2021 race is currently to be confirmed.

14th May 2021 (Provisional)


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 7pm until midnight; 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.

Cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19. Date for 2021 is provisional.

5th June 2021


Peak District 70th Birthday Bash

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

In partnership with the Peak District National Park Foundation we are bringing you the Peak District 70th Birthday Bash. An epic 70 kilometre 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.

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

Not up for the full 70k? We’re including a 30k option too.

18th July 2021 (Provisional)


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.

Provisional date for 2021

31st July 2021


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. ​

Cancelled in 2020. Back in 2021.

13th to 15th August 2021


Peak District Trail Running Weekender

An action packed full weekend of trail and fell running

A weekend of spectacular trail running in the Peak District National Park. Includes a series of guided runs and a host of other activities.​

Details of how to secure your place coming soon.

2021 Bookings open soon

13th August 2021


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.
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.

Cancelled in 2020. Back for its third edition in 2021.

3rd / 4th September 2021


Peak District Ultras

Truly spectacular routes in the UK's original national park

Following the success of the ultra we organised in the Peak District in 2019, we are making an ultra-marathon weekend in the Peaks a regular fixture on the Peak Running calendar.

Although the 2020 edition of the Peak District Ultras was cancelled due to the Covid-19 crisis, it will be back in 2021 and take place on the weekend of 3-5th September. The event will incorporate three races:

The Millstone 100 : 100 miles, 16,5000ft

The Limestone 50 : 50 miles, 7,300ft

The Peveril 33 : 33 miles, 6,000ft

​Pre-registration open from 1st December 2020.

On hold until 2022


The Calke Outdoor Weekender

A whole weekend of running, walking & exploring.

A weekend extravaganza in partnership with the National Trust Calke and the National Forest Company.

• The Fractured Marathon
• The COW's Big Challenge (various distances)
• The Calke Explorer orienteering challenge
• Yoga
• Workshops
• Guest speakers
• Family fun
• & more

Cancelled in 2020 due to Covid-19. Currently on hold until 2022.

Next dates to be confirmed


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!

Next dates to be confirmed


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


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