With a backdrop of the amazing Dalby Forest, it’s little surprise that the 7th edition of the Dalby Dash 10K (12 November) is once again a sell-out. The event, which occurs every Remembrance Sunday, is organised to raise funds for Help for Heroes and has contributed over £15,500 to the charity since its inception.
Strictly limited to 600 runners, the 10k will see competitors move from Low Dalby’s visitor centre for a steady climb on a tarmac road along House Dale and then at the top of the hill turn right as the track levels off. First to reach the summit will receive the King and Queen of the Hill prize.
The surface continues as an uneven compacted stone trail and then continues as a fast and furious descent moving towards Sand Dale and Heck Dale. At the bottom, a right turn takes participants along Dalby Beck and down the trail back to Low Dalby and the finish.
The 10k has been designed to appeal to runners of all standards and receives 70% of its entries from non-club runners and, with a small pool of competitors, retains a local, friendly atmosphere. All finishers receive a special commemorative gift which differs annually.
Entries for next year’s Dash open in January and will once again be held on the second Sunday in November 2018.