02 July 2020

Bay Limestone Round attempts

For those of you not on Facebook, there has been lots of Dallamite activity around the Bay Limestone Challenge recently and coming up soon which presents a great opportunity to get out there and offer some real support to our fellow runners.
Wednesday 1st July saw Dallam new member Tracey Barker set the fastest ladies time to date of 16hrs 3 minutes while looking very composed indeed, well done Tracey!
Listed below are some attempts coming up soon and I am sure there is scope for more too, having heard mention of a Mens V60 and further possible “faster attempts”. So if you can offer support, even just a passing shout, I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.

Friday 3rd July - 7.30am Start - Relay
Dallam Ladies:
Leg 1 Karen Gates
Leg 2 Debbie Copley
Leg 3 Jessica Goodfellow
Leg 4 Lorna Hewitt
Leg 5 Grace Leedham

Saturday 4th July - 4.00am Start - Solo
Penny Attwood along with her friend Sue T

Wednesday 8th July - Relay
Alistair Shawcross has organised a team incorporating colleagues from LRGS.

Wednesday15th July - 7.30am Start - Relay
Dallam Ladies Vet 60:
Leg 1 Elizabeth Hindle
Leg 2 Wendy Dodds
Leg 3 Marian de Silver
Leg 4 Helen Whitehouse
Leg 5 Dorcas Doolan

Sunday 19th July - Relay
Dallam Mens:
Leg 1 Graham Beamont
Leg 2 John Gill
Leg 3 Will Fish
Leg 4 Andy Obrien
Leg 5 Dave Nichols

08 June 2020

Dallam's new running challenge

The Bay Limestone Round is Dallam's new running challenge posed to test the very best of runners.
Set in the stunning surrounds of Morecambe Bay, covering 55 miles, 13 limestone peaks and with 8700ft of ascent this run has all the potential to become a real classic.
The creator of the route and long time Dallam member Tom Phillips will already be known to most of you for his amazing feats of endurance and unassuming manner.
Last Friday some of you may have seen that Tom became the first person to complete the Bay Limestone Round in 12hr 2mins and laying down a firm marker for others to aspire to.
In an attempt to make this challenge more accessible to a wider audience of runners there is also a relay version available which comprises of 5 defined legs of varying distance and ascent.
Importantly, there is also a very worthy charitable aspect to this challenge where teams and individuals are asked to raise funds for either CALM or Cancer Care charities before entering. More detail can be found on the BLR website.

At a time when running events and races still seem like a distant prospect, we are very lucky to have a new challenge like this is in our area of running and I see no reason why individual or relay attempts cannot be conducted safely whilst adhering to current government guidelines.

In support of Tom's work that has gone into this I think it would be great if Dallam members could organise between themselves some relay attempts as I don't think it feasible for one point of contact to logistically organise multiple relay attempts. However if you are a new member of Dallam or someone that hasn't attended club runs for a while but would like to be part of a relay attempt please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to include put you in contact with others committed to running a relay although Dallam's Facebook page is a great tool to hook up with other club runners.

So for those of you that have been putting in the miles during lockdown, here is your challenge...  here is Dallam's challenge!

For all Bay Limestone Round information please see the website below.
(Tom has asked me to point out that the site is still in stages of refinement)

Jon Wallbank

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.