Dovedale Dash 2018
Another Sunday, and another number to pin on. This time 2 numbers for the Dovedale Dash 2018 as Mrs BeestonRunner was also running with a number for the first time
As Mrs BR was running there’s slightly less photos than normal as I didn’t fancy fumbling with a mobile phone whilst running through the River Dove
There’s no pre registration for the Dovedale Dash, and it’s pretty popular with 1300+ registrations for the main event this year. So if you want to guarantee a spot then you need to get there early and register. Getting there early also means less queuing to get into the car park.
We left Beeston about 8:15 and after a trouble free drive got to Thorpe just after 9am. Car parking was being marshalled nicely so no chance of getting wedged in or not having enough room to turn out. Stepping out of the car was a bit of a shock as it was a tad colder than Beeston, cloud was down to the top of Thorpe Cloud
Registration was well organised, and with minimal queues didn’t take long to complete. We caught up with a few friends who were also running, and then retreated back to the car until it was time to get ready. We’d planned for this so had a nice flask of coffee and some bananas to wait with.
Dovedale Dash 2018 route
Though to be honest, it doesn’t change from year to year: