The Back Before Dark 10km fell race starts at 6:14pm. Runners have just one hour to ensure they’re Back Before Dark. Sunset is at 7.14pm.
The 10km Back Before Dark fell race is a clockwise loop, leaving Hathersage along the River Derwent and heading west over grassy fields and wide paths. Climbing starts around the 2km mark as you’ll follow Dunge Brook up to the edge of Offerton Moor and wide undulating tracks to pretty Shatton.
Grab some water from the drinks station and the home leg of course leads through flat fields and riverside paths. River crossings provide short leg-burning step climbs for minutes at a time, and the final straight is flat and grassy back towards Hathersage. The total climb is 270m, and we calculate the actual race distance is around 10,550m.