Dalby Dash 2017

The 2017 edition of the Dalby Dash 10k, held on Remembrance Sunday to raise funds for Help for Heroes (as well as local charities) attracted a superb field of International elite runners.

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The overall winner was Great Britain middle distance runner Mike Burrett, from Leeds City, who completed the course in a new record of 31 minutes 59 seconds. The first lady come from York Triathlon Club; Helen Cross has competed Internationally in the triathlon and finished as ladies winner in 35 minutes and 4 seconds.

Such was the quality of the field that third lady Heather Tuffs, from York, ran faster than when she actually won the race two year's previously.

The race, organised by Pickering Rotarians and Directed by ex-International Marathon runner Darran Bilton, is always held on Remembrance Sunday and has a main beneficiary of Help for Heroes.

This year Michaela Slack who is the Chief Physiotherapist at Catterick rehabilitation centre, decided to compete and was supported by two veterans who have each benefitted from the work done in the centre (which is funded by Help for Heroes).

Race Director Bilton said "It is heartening that this race grows from strength to strength each year - this year the event was full over two months ago. Plus, local businesses are so generous in these times of austerity. In addition, over 50 marshals from York, Pickering Rotarians and Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue all give their support at no cost, meaning the race has raised well over £15,000 for this very worthwhile charity.

Hugh Morgan President of Pickering Rotary Club said “ This is a fantastic event that brings some 600 runners to the forest plus a large number of spectators. The money raised all goes to charity and Darren Bilton is to be congratulated for the huge success of this event.”

Next year's race will be held on the second Sunday in November and entries open in January at www.dalbydash.com

Above is the official story here is the real story.

Once the race was under way and our job car parking was completed Luke decided that he had only had a light breakfast so a bacon sandwich was in order.

Luke joined the lengthy queue at the cafeteria with instructions for teas and coffees, and 6 bacon sandwiches. When Luke got to the front of the queue he discovered that the deal of the day was an all-day breakfast bap.

Below are the photos of what he came back with.

A cold morning in Dalby ForestA cold morning in Dalby Forest

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Nobody was going to be left outNobody was going to be left out

President Hugh with Rotary organiser Peter, Race Director Darran and the Scarborough Mountain Rescue TeamPresident Hugh with Rotary organiser Peter, Race Director Darran and the Scarborough Mountain Rescue Team