03 January 2024

New for 2024 - Dallam Club Championship

The 2024 Dallam Championship kicks off at the end of February! A club tournament that will hopefully appeal to lots of you, comprising 7 shorter races and 7 longer events spread throughout the year. Any 4 of each set of 7 races (i.e. your best 4!) to count towards your final score.

Click on the race links below for start times and please note any pre-entry/pre registration requirements.Entry for some of these events is already open.



Kendal Winter League Cunswick Scar, 25th February (8.5 km / 200 m climbing) 

Coledale Horseshoe, Sat 30th March (13.7 km / 915 m)

Wray Caton Moor, Tues 30th April TBC, EVENING (11 km / 340 m) 

Hutton Roof Crags, Sat 25th May (11 km / 402 m) 

Clougha Pike, Sat 22nd June (7.9 km / 400 m) 

Beetham Sports, Sat 27th July (9.3 km / 283 m)

Allithwaite 8, first Saturday in November (12.8 km)


SEVEN LONGER RACES (14 km and over)

Spring in Lakeland LDWA event, 14th April (38 km)

Fairfield Horseshoe, 11th May (14.5km / 914 m) 

Duddon Valley fell race, Sat 1st June (Long = 29 km / 1830 m; Short = 15.3 km / 915 m)

Coniston Trail marathon OR half marathon, 9th June (42 km / 2130 m OR 21km / ?? m) 

Pete Bland Memorial Kentmere Horseshoe, Sun 21st July (19.8 km / 1006 m) 

Lowther trail race, Sun 11th August (21 km / 426 m)

Three Shires fell race, Sat 14th September (20 km / 1220 m)


BONUS – 80 points for ANY one other race in 2024 (excluding Parkruns) regardless of how many other Dallam folk participate

e.g. Lake District Mountain Trial (N.B. it’s the day after Three Shires!), Saunders Mountain Marathon, an Ultra, a road race, Old County Tops, or something further afield?

Let the friendly competition with your clubmates begin 🙂 

Jenny Lyon - Club Championship coordinator.

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.