Penistone Footpath Runners

Fell and Trail Running

No pain, no gain

Off-road running is a big part of the club, with options on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the club and active informal groups on other days. The club's name has its origin in the wish to exploit the vast network of local public footpaths and bridleways, and we keep that tradition going. We are also close to the Peak District and can easily exploit the open access and wonderful scenery it provides. Many members compete in fell races and members of the club organise several local fell and trail races:

English Champions

Many members, junior and senior, compete at all different levels, mostly there to take part, enjoying pushing themselves and/or the sociable nature of fell racing, but we have had a few very successful runners, three of which have been English Fell Champions:

  • 1986: Dave Cartwright, MV40
  • 2012: Barbara Haigh: FV65
  • 2021: Julie Darigala: FV45 and FV50