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