17 March 2020

COVID-19 Coronavirus Statement

In light of recent government direction and with regret I feel the responsible reaction for Dallam Running Club is to suspend Wednesday evening social runs until further notice as our activities fall within the "non essential social gathering" defined under recent government advice. Our AGM that was rescheduled for the 25th March will also be cancelled.
I will monitor the developing situation and advice and ensure that our running reconvenes as soon as is safe for members to do so.

Many thanks for your understanding during this challenging situation.

Jon Wallbank.

12 March 2020

Rescheduled AGM

Hello Dalamites,

Unfortunately I have been unable to reschedule our AGM at the Heron Corn Mill as they are still suffering power supply problems. However we have been kindly offered the facilities of the BillerudKorsn√§s Paper Mill at Beetham by Mark O Shaughnessy on Wednesday 25th March.
Mark will lead a shortened run after which we have the use of the mills canteen where soup and chip butties will be on offer at a low cost of £3 per person. We will then be able to use the canteen area to conduct our AGM.
Parking is available within the mill but is limited and so car sharing would be appreciated. As usual, please bring your own alcoholic drinks should you want to.

Gary Dowthwaite has asked me to communicate his wish to step down from his duties as Team Manager and committee member (probably the best description).

Dowy has long served the club in famously organising entries to and teams for all our club team races. Consequently we are now seeking a replacement Team Manager/Committee Member and would ask anyone that is interested in taking up this role to either contact myself or make themselves known at the AGM. If you require any further information regards this position, pleased not hesitate to contact me.

Jon Wallbank

02 March 2020

Kendal Winter League

Well done to all those racing in the Kendal Winter League, there really have been some great performances from Dallam runners so far.
Most notably Graham Beaumont who is leading the Mens Vet 60 category but also Jenny Lyon currently 2nd in the Ladies Vet 40 category and Wendy Dodds 2nd in Ladies Vet 60. It's great to see so many Dallam runners placing within the top 10 of their respective age categories.
Well done to all...

Go Dallam!

26 February 2020

AGM Cancellation!

Unfortunately our AGM has been cancelled at short notice by The Heron Corn Mill due to power failure and will have to be rescheduled.
Under the circumstances we will continue with a Wednesday run as normal from the Heron Corn Mill and then to the Tavern Hale if consensus agrees.
Apologies to all for any inconvenience!
I just have to break the news to Karen, Sue and Dowy now that we don’t need 9 pans of soup!!!
Jon Wallbank.

04 February 2020

Dallam Running Club's Annual General Meeting

Dear Dallamites,

It’s that time of year again where we request the pleasure of your company at Dallam Running Club’s Annual General Meeting.
Our meeting is to be held at the Heron Corn Mill, Beetham on Wednesday the 26th February, where Mark O’Shaughnessy will lead a shortened run at 7pm which will be followed by our meeting.

There will be soup and bread provided for all members post run which will be kindly provided by Sue Goodfellow, Karen Wallbank and Garry Dowthwaite.
I am sure that any members wishing to contribute cakes and or tray bakes to the meeting will be greatly appreciated by all and please remember to bring your own drinks, alcoholic or otherwise.

At the meeting we will have reports from our Treasurer, Secretary and Junior Leader, we will endeavour to keep these as concise as possible but it is also important we relay all that has been happening within the club over the past year.
If any member would like a specific point discussed we can cover this in Any Other Business and I would ask you forward your request to me by email well in advance of the meeting.

Jon Wallbank.

16 December 2019

Dallam Christmas Run and meal update

Hello Dalamites,

I have some further information for our Christmas run and meal on the 28th December.

All members intending to run will need to board the 12.54 train from Staveley station to reach Windermere for 13.00 where we will run back to Staveley. The cost for this short journey is £3.30.
The main run will follow predominantly the same 9 mile return route although there will be a point at which those who wish to run a little further will have a 12mile option available too.
There will also be an alternative 6 mile run/walk route available for those that would prefer a shorter, lower level return route and route maps will be provided.

In keeping with tradition we will be holding a raffle after our meal and Mark Bell has kindly requested members to bring prize donations on the day…  it will be interesting to see if the “white sport socks” make a return for the third year running!
Also and sure to be a highlight of the evenings entertainment, our quiz master Mark O Shaughnessy will be conducting a general knowledge quiz which is sure to be be both popular and possibly competitive.

Whilst post run we will have time to sample one or two beverages from the Hawkshead Brewery giving Wilf’s time to prepare for the onslaught of smelly runners, it is worth noting that Wilf’s isn’t licensed and so you will have to bring your own alcohol should you want.

Finally Mark Bell has requested that those who have booked places but haven’t yet paid to please make payment as soon as possible if they can (payment details are listed below).

Anyone that still hasn’t booked but would like to, below are the details for payment and booking once again…


To book your place please contact Mark Bell by email or alternatively speak to him on his number below or after running on a Wednesday.
Tickets are £12 per head payable by bank transfer, cash or cheque made out to “Dallam Running Club”.

Mark’s contact details are…

Mbl.  07939037204

Bank payment details below…

Sort code 40-33-28
Account# 31378996
Account name Dallam Running Club.
Please reference Xmas meal

Jon Walllbank