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Weekend Roundup in Photos

Busy weekend this weekend…

VLM photo’s – Andy Nash, Helen Brunt using the clubs places plus Trev, Chris, Shaun, Ed (setting a new club record!)
Teenager with Altitude fell race in the Lakes for Nathan and Alan (plus Graham C doing the AW)
Wirksworth Incline for Sam, Joel, Simon and Ruth

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Masson Hill Fell race Tues 25th no BLC run

Firstly really well done to all our racers this weekend whether it was the streets of London , Hamburg or the hills of the lakes 🙂

Secondly ……. Tomorrow night is the Masson Hill Fell race on the club calendar, last year i went to great lengths to ensure there were some run leaders for a leisure centre run should anyone not want to run the fell race – only 4 people turned up (all leaders) so this year unless someone wants to stick a post on facebook that they are wanting to run from the leisure centre there wont be a BLC run.

I would encourage all members to come and have a go at the Masson Hill fell race. Quite a few experienced the route on the pub social run a few weeks ago so know what to expect , it is undulating/hilly in the first half but the views from the top make it all worth while and then its pretty much non stop down hill all the way to the finish 🙂 4.5 miles in total.

We had lots of beginner fell runners last year including me as it was my first ! and loved it.

Race starts at 7pm

see website link for more details but if we say meet at the leisure centre car park for 6.10pm which should get us there in plenty of time for registration etc ………

Club vests are not mandatory but do make for a good photo at the start – last year i think we had 30+ runners out …….. let see if we can beat that this year !

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BDL Summer League – Race 1:

Wow what a turnout!! A record number of runners took to the Teversal course – 454 in total from 12 teams, beating the previous record of 404 at the same race last year. This being the first race of the summer season there is always an air of anticipation… confirmed by the large queues to the loos!

The Harriers bought 35 runners to the party, with some new faces (Jasmin, Zoe, Cathy, Emma, Tara and Jo) and some seasoned members making a long overdue return.  Great to see so many yellow vests amongst the throng of runners on the start line. A loud blast on a horn heralded the start of the race on the 4.6mile circular course.

What a lung buster it was too…barely recovered from Derby 10k two days before, I struggled to maintain pace on the flat, dusty route. Many runners were in the same boat and their exertions were palpable all around.

The first 7 ‘counters’ for the blokes were Joel, running a brilliant race to finish in 13th (hopefully Uni won’t interfere with attending too many of the future BDL’s), followed closely be Ed in 15th (clearly London Mara training paying dividends) and Tom running on his favoured flat terrain in 35th. Recent recruit James putting in an impressive shift in 46th, ever impressive Chris in 55th, closely followed by post injury Andy Watson in a very credible 57th and Zach in a post Derby 10k impressive 67th.

Next for the chaps were in-form Andy Marsden in 111th, ever-reliable Simon Edwards in 121st, Andy Nash in 152nd, Pete Baker running well in 160th, sprint legend Andy Lenton in 167th and Ian Hays running his first BDL for an age in a not-so-shabby 183rd.  Simon H not too far behind in 267th, Ant in 297th and Rob in 394th.  Well done chaps great effort to finish 4th overall.

It won’t surprise anyone to know Ruth (126th) and Helen M (146th) were our fastest Ladies, both finishing 6th in their respective age categories. Our 3rd lady and finishing within the ‘counters’ was Lizzy (240th) in great form and marathon training clearly paying off!

Close behind was new-recruit Jasmin in a great 250th and marathon-ready Helen B in 257th. Lois (264th) and Meg (266th) running strongly to finish next. Not far behind were Sarah H in 285th, Sarah J in 312th, first-timer Zoe in 320th, ever-reliable Georgie in 326th and Rosemary running well in 343rd.  Next up and in a very respectable 360th our Tuesday night Lead and all-round Club Fulcrum (look it up if unsure!) Clare. Nat in 392nd and BDL new-comers Cathy (386th), Emma (419th), Tara (427th), Laura (437th) and Jo (438th) all ran well and represented their club admirably. Great work ladies. These efforts but the Ladies in 7th…but not far behind North Derby or Ilkeston in  6th and 5th.

So……after all the sums were done the team finished in 7th, but not many points separate 4th from 7th so this is a good start.

The next race is at Ilkeston on 9th May. Again this is a fast flat course and is well worth a try. See you there!!

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BDL League race tonight

1st summer BDL tonight , lift shares meet at BLC carpark for 6.15pm , race starts at 7.15pm not 7.30pm so give yourself plenty of time to get there and get warmed up.

There will be no leisure centre run on the BDL race nights for those who are new to the club, all abilities are needed and welcome at the races there are no negative scores etc if you are a slower runner so come along and have a go 🙂

For further info look on the website.

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Burbage Skyline – Date Change – 1st August

Comment: Burbage Skyline 2017 – Date Change
The Burbage Skyline race 2017 has a new date of Tuesday 1st August (moved from Tuesday 9th May).
The change is being made further to consultations with the Eastern Moors Partnership and is owing to increasing sensitivities around bird nesting season on some of the sections.
I apologise to those who are now unable to race, however the date change means that the classic Burbage Skyline route can be retained.
Dark Peak Fell Runners and our hosts at the Fox House pub look forward to welcoming you on the 1st August (7:30pm start) for a hotter than usual Skyline!
Paul Fauset, Race Organiser
Release: 10th April 2017
Contact: paul_fauset

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Tues April 4th Pub Special – Earlier time

This coming Tuesday April 4th is a Pub special from the Fishpond in Matlock Bath which is opposite the pavilion.

Due to the daylight hours not yet fully covering the time needed to get around the route in the daylight we will have two earlier set off times.

Majority of runners will start running at 7.15pm but back of group 3 and group 4 runners will be setting of with me at 7pm ( lets see how long it takes the others to catch us up 😉 )

There is a good pay and display car park just up the gulivers kingdom side road just before the pub.

Please try and lift share where possible. I will be driving so will wait in the leisure centre car park at 6.30 for anyone who would like a lift.

We will be running the Masson fell race route which is approx 4 miles so people can have the confidence to run the race later in the month.

Dont forget to bring money for pizza and drinks in the pub after the run !!

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Weekend Roundup in Photo’s

…for all you dinosaurs not yet following our Facebook group ! 3 nice shots from the weekend…

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