Peak Runners

Hello, I'm David the founder of Peakrunners. Along with my wife Amanda we organise running events throughout Yorkshire, Derbyshire and beyond. I originally started out in martial arts, where I trained intensively to get myself up to a high competitive level. I competed in full contact kickboxing / mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jujitsu. After gaining my 5th degree blackbelt and successfully running my own mixed martial arts academy, I decided to make the hard choice and close my academy, and follow my dreams of becoming an endurance athlete. My journey began in 2011 when I entered my first endurance race; The Hell on the Humber, a 12hr night run up and down the Humber Bridge. I shortly followed this up with many more 12hr and 24hr events and soon turned my focus into the world of ultrarunning. I've since gone on to compete in many more ultras here in the UK as well as in Europe, including an 8th place finish in the Spine. My focus is to become the best I can be in trail running. And to be honest, my life doesn't have a finish line, as my goals in my life are set very high.

Back for a fourth year, starting from the beautiful village of Langsett situated on the edge of the Peak District national park. This is a super fast technical route.

The race will twist and wind you through some beautiful forest hard packed trails, followed by some nice climbs with a fantastic downhill to the finish. The course is fully marked and marshalled so no need for navigation.

Langsett Trail 13

March

Langsett Trail 13

Back for a fourth year, starting from the beautiful village of Langsett situated on the edge of the Peak District national park. This is a super fast technical 10k route.

The race will twist and wind you through some beautiful forest hard packed trails, followed by some nice climbs with a fantastic downhill to the finish. The course is fully marked and marshalled so no need for navigation.

Langsett 10

March

Langsett 10

The Ladybower Trail Marathon is set in the idyllic beauty spot of the Peak District national park, the course is surrounded by the elevated fells set within the Derwent Valley. Described by fellow runners as one of the most scenic trail marathons in the Peak District this one is not to be missed.

Ladybower Trail Marathon

June

Ladybower Trail Marathon

Lost Lad is a 8.5 mile fell race with 1981ft of elevation. Starting from the iconic dam wall at Fairholmes, the route will lead you out onto the shores of the Derwent reservoirs.

Lost Lad Fell Race

September

Lost Lad Fell Race

With great success from lasts year inaugural Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail, and some fantastic feedback from competitors.

Being described by the elite field of runners as one of the best but hardest 30 mile ultras they have ever raced and truly a classic in the making. We where excited to bring this event back!!!

Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail

October

Dark Peaks 30 Ultra Trail

Starting from the beautiful village of Langsett, this new and exciting race will twist and wind you through some of the most scenic forest trails in the Peak District National park.

From there you will hit a single track that changes in elevation several times, from the top of this climb you will be greeted to a spectacular technical decent which will land you right into the heart of the Derwent valley.

Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon

December

Dark Peaks Trail 14 & Marathon

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