The Deepdale Dash will celebrate its sixth birthday this Sunday (1 November) with a full house after news that its 350 places have been snapped up. Despite its relatively modest field, the event, which takes place at Barton upon Humber, is held in extremely high esteem and was voted the UK’s third best 10k in 2014.
Organised by Barton and District AC, the race begins at Baysgarth School on Barrow Road and takes runners on a scenic course. While the route is known to be undulating, the various downhill sections make it a fast 10k for those chasing a PB.
Last year’s race saw Notts AC’s Jarratt Perkins take first position in a time of 32:56, followed by Barton & District’s Carl Ryde (33:53) and Gregan Clarkson (34:31). In the women’s competition, Natalie Burns recorded a convincing victory in 37:16, with Beverley Wilson her closest competitor in 39:32.
In addition to its status as the third best in the UK, the Deepdale Dash was voted the top 10K across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. The race also marks the last race of the year for Barton and District AC, their 2015 event calendar has included the Phil Johnson 10K and the Barton AC Cross Country.