Author: PeakRunner

    Curbar Edge

    Curbar Edge is located on the east side of the Peak District a few minutes from the village of Curbar. It is quite expose so not advisable in the wind or wet seasons and it can get quite boggy in places. Parking is available at a national trust car park at the beginning of the route and some people park on the roads just outside it. Just bear in mind to bring cash as a lot of these national trust car parks don’t accept cards. Starting of by leaving the car park via the road and crossing to the opposite […]

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    Weekly Review 4th Dec

    This week I had a total of 5 active days, with just a week to go before my 2nd marathon I’m taking it easy with no run being longer than 10k. Although there were lots of hills (kind of hard to avoid in this area) I didn’t push myself until Sunday in which I achieved a 5k pb at a small organized run. I certainly didn’t intend to go flat out a week before a marathon but I found myself in the lead early on and ended up staying there beating of the handful of other competitors (it was a […]

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    parkrun Review: Sheffield Hallam

    A very popular parkrun in the middle of Sheffield. Consisting of 2 laps around Endcliffe Park which is mainly firm pathways and pavement. There is a small climb half way round and a few sharp turns which may make a PB a bit of a challenge, also the sheer amount of people that visit this parkrun will also hinder your performance a bit. In the wet weather this run can get a bit slippery (or maybe that’s just me). Also the final stretch of the lap is down a pavement which means coming head on with pedestrians. Even though announcements […]

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    parkrun Review: Rother Valley

    A popular parkrun located to the east of Sheffield near the m1 making it very accessible to a very large amount of people. This is a very flat parkrun with no need for pesky laps. The only things preventing a PB are the rather ‘pot holey’ footpaths and a very sharp turn near the finish. Also due to it’s popularity it can be difficult making a fast start so make sure you start near the front if you want a good time. Due to the location it seems as though most people drive to Rother Valley, parking is usually charged […]

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    parkrun Review: Sheffield Hillsborough

    Well located on a popular road in Hillsborough, Sheffield this course is very popular with people in the City. Located a stones throw from the Stadium, Hillsborough park is a lovely green area with lots of dog walkers and is popular with locals. This is a 3 lap course starting and finishing in roughly the same spot. For me the biggest challenge is not being lapped by the faster runners which I feel is an achievement in itself, considering the hills and sharp turns. It’s unlikely you will set a PB here as it’s not only very busy but there […]

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    Broomhead Reservoir 10k

    This run starts in the small Village of Ewden. There are several parking spots at the beginning of the run and along the road that runs parralel to More Hall Reservoir. If you end up parking down the road from the start it’s a nice easy jog to the beginning with little road traffic. The 10k route follows a mix of woodland paths, trails and unfortunately a bit of road. The roads aren’t too bad and for the most part are quiet but ofcourse you do get the occasional driver doing their best Lewis Hamilton impressions. There are plenty of […]

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    Derwent 9k Run

    This is my ‘bread and butter’ run. A nice easy run with few hills and little tough running. A stunning area to run round and very easy to extend your run either by taking one of the many up hill footpaths or running round the reservoir above the one I described below (which is pretty much all road/footpath and about double the length) Start of by parking in the lay-by just before the visitor centre (the lay-by is free and visitor centre is about £4). There is also a bus stop with frequent buses in to Sheffield which stops here […]

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    Mam Tor Hilly 6.8k

    This is a short but very challenging hilly run starting from near castleton. You can park at the start (there are some pay and display road side parking areas nearby but they only charge on weekends). You start of running on tarmacked roads but they quickly deteriorate like they been involved in some horrific earthquake. Taking a right turn up a steep grassy bank just before the first style you climb to a large opening with mam tor on your right. Your climb up until now has been quite mild with the most challenging part just about to happen! Climb […]

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