01 December 2023


23 November 2023

Dear Dallamites

Christmas is coming upon us fast and it's time to start taking bookings for the Dallam Christmas run/walk/meal.

It will be taking place on Thursday 28th December @ 1pm, once again at Wilfs Cafe.

There will be a run of around 10 miles, which Steve Jeffs is to lead. There will also be a walk of a similar time/duration. Both run and walk will be returning to Staveley in time for a pint or two in the brewery and then a buffet style meal in Wilfs at approx 5.30 to 6pm . (You will need to bring your own drinks to the meal).

There will be a choice of meals which will need to be selected on booking which are as follows;

  • Turkey casserole.
  • Salmon Koubliac pie.
  • Spinach, mushroom & chestnut lasagne..

There will also be a choice of 3 sweets (as long as we get more than 24 people)

  • Christmas pudding.
  • Peach & black cherry crumble with cinnamon.
  • Cheese cake.

The total cost this year is £25 per head.

I will need to know numbers and meal choices by 15th December but would appreciate it earlier if you can.

All payments will also be needed be received prior to the 15th December to secure a place (only in exceptional circumstances will payment be taken on the day).

Please send payment to Dallam Running Club (details at bottom of e-mail) or a cheque to Dallam Running Road or cash to me.

Text me on 07939037204 or e-mail, markbell612@btinternet.com with your bookings. 

N.B. Please also let me know when you have paid, as I have no access to the Dallam account to be able to keep a record.

Many thanks


Dallam Running Club 

Account number: 20737793

Sort Code: 01-00-61

01 November 2023

Help required for Arnside Knott Race on Sunday 19th November

It’s that time of year again when your help and support for our Arnside Knott Fell Race is vital to the continued success of the event!

Help will be needed setting up the venue at Hollins Farm from around 9.00 am, stewarding the car park, runner registration, start/finish line,results laptop,marking and marshaling the junior and senior courses.
Those of you wishing to enter the senior race could also help out with stuff beforehand and afterwards but obviously it's important that all the full time roles have been covered. If you have family or friends that can help out then all good.

If you can provide tray bakes, cakes and/or other food items to be sold at the race, please let Dave Shinn know. Also a reminder that the majority of the proceeds from race entries and tray bakes, cakes will go to our chosen charity St John's Hospice.So by helping out you will be contributing to a fantastic charity.

More details about the race are here https://arnsideknott.blogspot.com/
If you can give your time and support please contact our Race Director Dave Shinn directly via the email below...

Thank you.


18 October 2023

Dallam teams for the British Relay Championship

Wishing our two relay teams the best of luck (and storm-free weather) at the British Fell Relay Championships this Saturday 21st October!

The following runners will be wearing their Dallam vests with pride:
Team Dallam Distinguished (Leg 1: Christine J, Leg 2: Steve Jeffs + John Leech, Leg 3 (nav): Wendy + Sonja, Leg 4: Paul Thompson) 
team Dallam Determined (Leg 1: Robin Collins, Leg 2: Tom Harkes + Michael Collins, Leg 3 (nav): Alistair Shawcross + Jenny Lyon, Leg 4: Lizzie Goodfellow)

Good luck everybody!

07 October 2023

XBay Run Update


Dallam Running Club – Cross Bay Run

Cancellation update from Steve Jeffs and BSAR
I have just had an update from BSAR out on the sands this morning (Saturday at 11.30am) and they are saying the Kent Stream (flowing out of the estuary) is too wide, too fast and too deep for them to feel happy in supporting us on our run across.
Therefore the X-bay run for this year has to be cancelled as it is too late in the season now to squeeze in another date.
Please pass on this message to any fellow runners, friends or club mates who you know are intending to run tomorrow.
I will go to Arnside tomorrow to stop anyone getting on the train if they missed their email and this message.
I will organise a refund for everyone, I just need some info – so please email……
Your full account name, account # and sort code and I will get your refund sorted in the next week.
Sorry again about the cancellation but we obviously have to have the full support of BSAR to run this event and if they are at all unhappy about potential safety issues then we will always err on the side of caution.
Please pass the word. I will endeavour to get a successful crossing next year!!!

Steve Jeffs.

30 September 2023


Dallam Running Club – Cross Bay Run

new date - Sunday 8th October 2023.

Here are the updated details for the rearranged Cross Bay run on Sunday 8th October.


I’m writing to let you know that there’s a new date for the recently postponed cross bay run. I have been in contact with BSAR and they are able to put a team together to see us across the bay on Sunday 8th October. This would mean catching the 11.18 am train from Arnside station (cost still £2.55) and all other arrangements are the same as previously conveyed.

I do hope you can make this re-arranged date – it would be grand to share the crossing with as many like-minded runners as possible. If you know of anyone who is keen to run but wasn’t on the original list they are more than welcome to turn up and run and stuff a £10 note in my hand at some point on the day!! All monies go to BSAR.

If you can run with us on the 8th just email me a “yes”.

If the new date is inconvenient, then let me know and I will refund your £10 to your bank account (I can get sort code and account # from our Dallam account but would you send your full account name so I can process refunds more effectively). Any money unclaimed will be donated to BSAR.

General info.

We will be guided across the sands by Bay Search and Rescue. They will meet us at the foreshore under Humphrey Head at 5.10 pm. One rescue unit will guide us out across the sands to the River Kent. We wade this crossing and a second bay rescue unit will guide us the rest of the way to New Barns beach. We will then run the mile back into Arnside.  The Bay Search and Rescue vehicles will guide us over the sands but we should run with a small rucksac/bumbag containing anything you might need during the crossing.

Details for the Run.

I suggest we car share as much as possible and leave vehicles at Arnside. We all need to be at Arnside Station to catch the 11.18 train to Kents Banks Station. It costs £2.55 (Off Peak Single) – You need to buy tickets on the platform at the ticket machine – so a debit card is best.

We all get off at Kents Bank and have a pleasant warm up run of 2 miles along the foreshore and over to the beach below Humphrey Head. Here we meet the Bay Rescue units and start the crossing. I envisage this to be about 6 miles. Total run for the night will be about 9.5 miles at an easy pace with several “gather-up” stops. The wade across the Kent should be thigh deep.  After arriving at New Barns Cove we will have about a mile to run to get back into Arnside and so to our cars and warm, dry clothes.


What to bring.

It’s October, it’s the Lakes, it includes water so think a little about what to wear and bring.

Don’t wear best trainers but bear in mind we are running on uneven foreshore for about 2 miles at the start. Bring a small rucksac/bumbag with a spare warm top, a lightweight cagoul/waterproof and maybe a drinks bottle and snack. Camera/phone is useful as the run can be very photogenic. Don’t forget a card for the train ( and for a beer at the end!!) . If weather looks sunny maybe some sun cream and sunglasses.

How to get a place.

The cost is £10 per person for the crossing.



Any information/details not covered please contact me via email (see above) or phone

(number on contacts tab on Dallam Running Club website)


Hope to see you on Sunday 8th October.

Best regards

Steve Jeffs