Kit and Clothing

Weather conditions can change quickly in the Peak District. Please be prepared to run with FRA Mandatory Minimum Kit. Due to the terrain covered, fell or trail running shoes are strongly advised. Road shoes are unsuitable and can cause injury.

Weather conditions can change quickly in the Peak District, affecting both the temperature and visibility. As noted on the FRA Rules and Kit page, we  request that runners be prepared to run with FRA Mandatory Minimum Kit. This includes: 
  • Waterproof whole body cover (with taped seams and integrated attached hood) 
  • Hat 
  • Gloves
  • Map 
  • Compass 
  • Whistle 
  • Emergency food

Please note that for safety reasons, the organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone who is not adequately equipped.

Similarly, if visibility is poor on the day, an alternative route may be prepared (marked and marshalled) for safety reasons.

Mobile phone coverage is variable in the Peak District, but we would nevertheless recommend taking a mobile phone, with the number of Race Director Richard Conroy [07725 790779] pre-programmed into it.