30 May 2019

Cross Bay Run Wednesday 19th June

Dallam Running Club’s Cross Bay Run is a  guided run across the sands of Morecambe Bay supported by Bay Search and Rescue.
Bay Search and Rescue will guide us from the foreshore at West Plain Farm, Mile Road, Flookburgh starting at 7.00 pm.
A Bay Search and Rescue unit will guide us out across the sands to the River Kent where we will wade this crossing and be met by a second Bay Search and Rescue unit that will guide us the rest of the way to New Barns beach. We will then run the final mile back into Arnside.
While the Bay Search and Rescue vehicles will guide us over the sands you should run with a small rucksac/bumbag containing anything you might need during the crossing. 


All runners need to be at Arnside Rail Station at 17.57 to catch the train to Cark, costs for this journey is £3.90 – please try to have the correct change. For all those driving to Arnside, please try and car share where possible so as to minimise cars parking. We have been assured there will be a 156 train with enough seats for 250 passengers. All runners will depart at Cark at 18.11 and then have a pleasant warm up run of 3.5 miles along footpaths and bridleways to West Plain Farm.

Once at West Plain Farm we will meet the Bay Search and Rescue units to start the main crossing which is estimated be approximately 5 miles. the 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 a further mile to run in order to get back into Arnside.

Low water will be around 19.00 on this evening so everything should be straight forward. However the crossing is certainly weather dependent and also relies on the conditions of the sands. Bay Search and Rescue will check out the crossing a day or two before our run and if there is any doubt about safety they will let us know beforehand.

In the unlikely event of the cross bay run being called off there will be a club run around Arnside including the Knott.


It’s June, it’s the Lakes, it includes water so think a little about what to wear and bring. Please don’t wear your best running shoes but bear in mind we are running on footpaths for about 3.5 miles at the start.

We advise that you should bring a small rucksac/bumbag with spare warm top, a waterproof coat plus any drinks or nutrition you may require. If the weather looks likely to be sunny then maybe some sun cream and sunglasses would be a sensible option too. A camera/phone may be useful as the views during the run can be truly fantastic.

Most importantly, please don’t forget your £3.90 for the train fare.


In true Dallam tradition, we have arranged with The Albion pub for them to provide Cheesy Chips for £3.50 or Chips for £2.95 to accompany your well earned pint if you wish to partake.


The cost of entry is £10 per person for the crossing.
If you would like to take advantage of The Albion’s offer of Chips with or without Cheese then please add either £3.50 or £2.95 respectively.

Dallam’s preferred method of payment is via BACS transfer.
Please pay the correct amount to the Dallam Running Club’s account using the details below.

SORT CODE 40-33-28
ACCOUNT NAME Dallam Running Club
REFERENCE               Bay Run Your Name

Also you are required to confirm your entry/payment and food option via email to…    stevenjeffs@aol.com  

If you are unable to make a BACS transfer then payment via cheque for correct amount is also acceptable. Please make your cheque payable to Dallam Running Club and address it to…

Steven Jeffs
Dallam Running Club Treasurer
1 Sedgwick Court,
Off Cart Lane,
LA11 7AB

If you have any further questions please email either  stevejeffs@aol.com  or jonwallbank@btconnect.com.


26 May 2019

Dallam Running Club Members Championship

Hello Dallamites,

Dallam Running Club have introduced a members championship which will shortly be embodied within the Dallam website home page for members to follow their progress. It is hoped by introducing a championship it will encourage greater participation in races, friendly rivalry within the club and increased membership.
The more championship races you take part in the greater chance you have of attaining points.
Following the final race the overall female and male with the greatest accumulated points will be Dallam champions for that year, winning a runners center voucher and a trophy to be presented at the annual Christmas get-together.

Dallam Running Club Members Championship details

Points Scoring System.

1st  Dallam Male - Female Member scores 6 points
2nd  Dallam Male - Female Member scores 5 points
3rd  Dallam Male - Female Member scores 4 points
4th  Dallam Male - Female Member scores 3 points
5th  Dallam Male - Female Member scores 2 point
All other Dallam Member finishers score 1 point

Overall Standings:

1st Female - Marian de Silver - 13 points
2nd Female - Kel Richardson - 12 points
3rd Female - Veronica Waller - 10 points
4th Female - Jo Matthew - 7 points
5th Female - Jenny Lyon - Kare Wallbank - 6 points
6th Female - Elizabeth Hindle - 5 points

1st Male - Dave Nichols - 18 points
2nd Male - Graham Beaumont -15 points
3rd Male - Alistair Shawcross - Will Fish - 12 points
4th Male - Scott Boswell - 7 points
5th Male - John Leech - 6 points
6th Male - Ray Gill - 5 points
7th Male - Mark Oshaughnessy - 3 points
8th Male - Zach Doherty - Garry Dowthwaite - John Hodgson - Richard Simpson - Ste Tagg - Jon Wallbank - 1point

Qualifying Championship Races.

Race 1:  Race to the Castle
Date:  07.04.2019
Type:  Road 10K
Weblink:  http://www.lancaster-race-series.co.uk/10km-races/race-to-the-castle-10km/
1st Female - Karen Wallbank - 6 points
2nd Female - Marian de Silver - 5 points
1st Male - Will Fish - 6 points
2nd Male - Ray Gill - 5 points
3rd Male - Dave Nichols - 4 points
4th Male - Graham Beaumont - 3 points
5th Male - Scott Boswell - 2 points
6th Male - Garry Dowthwaite - 1point
7th Male - Ste Tagg - 1point
8th Male - Jon Wallbank - 1point

Race 2:  Loughrigg Fell Race
Date:  10.04.2019
Type:  Fell 6.4K
1st Female - Jenny Lyon - 6 points
2nd Female - Veronica Waller - 5 points
3rd Female - Marian de Silver - 4 points
1st Male - Will Fish - 6 points
2nd Male - Dave Nichols - 5 points
3rd Male - Graham Beaumont - 4 points
4th Male - Mark Oshaughnessy - 3 points
5th Male - John Leech - 2 points
6th Male - Zach Doherty - 1point
7th Male - Richard Simpson - 1point

Race 3:  Wray Caton Moor Fell Race
Date:  06.05.2019
Type:  Fell 11K
Weblink:  https://wrayscarecrows.wordpress.com/fell-race/
1st Female - Kel Richardson - 6 points
2nd Female - Elizabeth Hindle - 5 points
3rd Female - Marian de Silver - 4 points
4th Female - Jo Matthew - 3 points
1st Male - Alistair Shawcross - 6 points
2nd Male - Graham Beaumont - 5 points
3rd Male - Dave Nichols - 4 points
4th Male - Scott Boswell - 3 points
5th Male - John Leech - 2 points

Race 4:  Hutton Roof Fell Race
Date:  25.05.2019
Type:  Fell 11.3K
1st Female - Kel Richardson - 6 points
2nd Female - Veronica Waller - 5 points
3rd Female - Jo Matthew - 4 points
1st Male - Alistair Shawcross - 6 points
2nd Male - Dave Nichols - 5 points
3rd Male - John Leech- 4 points
4th Male - Graham Beaumont - 3 points
5th Male - Scott Boswell - 2 points
6th Male - John Hodgson - 1 point

Race 5: Clougha Pike fell Race
Date:  22.06.2019
Type:  Fell 8K

Race 6: Endmoor 10K
Date:  10.07.2019
Type:  Road 10K

Race 7:  Great Westmorland Trail Race
Date:  14.09.2019
Type:  Trail 13K

Race 8:  Three Shires Fell Race
Date:  21.09.2019
Type:  Fell 20K

Race 9:  Lancaster Half Marathon
Date:  03.11.2019
Type:  Road 21K

We hope you enjoy this new challenge and  if you require any further information or clarity please contact Dowy on bamber.dowthwaite@hotmail.co.uk

Jon Walllbank

19 May 2019

Calderdale Way Relay

Fantastic event today with near perfect running conditions.

Team Dallam put in a solid performance amongst some very impressive teams finishing a credible 61st out of 97.
Thanks and well done to all that competed for Dallam today.

Leg 1 Harry Wallbank, Graham Beaumont
Leg 2 Jon Wallbank, Ste Tagg
Leg 3 Alistair Shawcross, Andrew Whittaker
Leg 4 Jenny Lyon, John Leech
Leg 5 Steve Jeffs, Dorcas Doolan
Leg 6 Richard Jarvis, Garry Dowthwaite

Noteable performances were given by Leg 1 runners Graham Beaumont and Harry Wallbank coming 53rd and Jenny Lyon and John Leech finishing 49th overall for their respective Legs.

Many thanks to Dowy for his impeccable (ahem) organisation in pulling us all together with military precision and a special note of commitment to Ste Tagg turning up to run Leg 3 with myself straight off a 3am night shift with no sleep!

Time for a beer.

Results can be found below…

Jon Walllbank

05 May 2019

Compliance and Wellbeing

Compliance and Wellbeing

Dallam Running Club are affiliated to England Athletics and as such adhere to their best practice concerning compliance and wellbeing.
Dallam Running club aims to create an environment where everyone involved in running feels safe and secure and most importantly to enable them to enjoy their running. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of all those who participate in running with Dallam.

Compliance and Wellbeing covers a range of issues such as safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults, anti-bullying, equality, poor practice in coaching and disciplinary and grievances matters. It encompasses policies and procedures to set out minimum standards of expectations, such as codes of conduct, procedures to follow for dealing with child protection concerns, other compliance issues or complaints and to ensure that Dallam Running Club meet their statutory responsibilities to safeguard and protect children and vulnerable adults.
Welfare is essential to contribute to good practice within the sport, develop performance and to ensure the safety and enjoyment of athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers. Dallam Running Club believe that all children and vulnerable adults have the right to be protected from abuse.

Below are links to Dallam’s policies concerning compliance and wellbeing.
If you have any queries or concerns please contact either the Club Secretary or Welfare Officer.

Welfare Policy

Behaviour Policy

Junior Membership

23 April 2019

Tim Smith

Hello all, I have contacted Tim via email to check whether he was okay after recent events in Sri Lanka as I know some of you had stressed concern for his welfare. Below is his response.

For those new to the club Tim has been a long standing member of Dallam and friend who recently moved to Sri Lanka.

Jon Wallbank

Hi Jon 
Thanks for the mail. 
Yes, we’re all ok thanks, although the nearest bomb to us was only about 3 miles away do a bit too close for comfort.
All a bit shocked, and had 3 nights of curfew and a declared state of emergency!
Anyway, life goes on and we’re taking the kids away for a few days to the south today...thought of cancelling, but then they win don’t they?!?
Great to see and follow the dallam website and especially the new club championship. Well done on getting that up and running.
I’ve joined the local ‘hashers’ that run twice a week, although miss the hills of Cumbria, and still doing my morning beach runs about 3/4 times a week, so keeping it going at around 20/25 miles /wk, which considering the heat and humidity I’m pretty happy with!

Give my regards to all at the club, and keep posting on the website.

Thanks again for your mail.

Best wishes

26 March 2019

Wednesday Runs Update

As the lighter nights approach and historically our Wednesday road running group integrate back into the main off road group I would like to keep available the option of two runs during the summer months by way of offering a second faster paced off road running group.

This new run group would operate in exactly the same way as the existing road running group has previously operated and will importantly maintain the same start/finish venue with roughly the same time duration so we retain the same club unity and feel pre and post run.

The introduction of this new group is aimed at providing members the option to run further/faster than the main group ordinarily would. Initially 8 miles will be the targeted distance so pace will be circa 11 min/mile. The intention is to offer members who maybe training for or building up to an event with a meaningful run. This new option is available to all and will operate on a strict “no drop” policy for those wishing to try and see if this type of run is for them. Once established, the distance/pace can then be developed to meet the needs of those that find most use of this run.

The new run group will be available for those interested on April 3rd at the Ship, Sandside.

Jon Walllbank