Fun in the Forest

Lizzy Wise's picture

9am Saturday morning dawned over a forest full of happy runners (258 to be exact) for the 100th Dalby Forest parkrun.  The free, timed, weekly 5k is run by a super team of volunteers and is open to all (just register online first and bring your barcode). The 5k lap is run along the forest trails including a pesky little hill at the end and this week saw 16 Pickering running club members post great times including new PBs for Ben Myers and Kelly Gaughan.  The runners were supported by a great team of volunteers including 10 from the Club with Dean Wise as the run director and club president Syd Youngson taking the photos (as he does every week whatever the weather). In the almost 2 years since the parkrun started 59 club members have completed 1,252 runs between them which covers the distance from Malton to Marrakesh and back! It is a great way for new members to find out about the cub – we hope to see you there soon!

Saturday night saw the no ego head torch challenge also in Dalby Forest.  The weather was much better than the previous weekend where the snow had caused the event to be pushed back but the milder weather left a new challenge - plenty of mud!  Thick fog in the trees added to the challenge of running through the forest with only a headtorch to guide the runners over the tough terrain.  First back for the club was Matt Dun in a speedy time of 44.15, fast enough to claim 14th place. Next back was Ruth Kaftirani in 54.27 closely followed by Amanda Welburn-Smith who worked hard in the ankle deep mud to finish in 55.19.  Jenny Storrie felt like Bambi in the mud but got round in a great time of 56.57.


Report Type: 
Race Report
Report Date: 
Sat 17 Mar 2018 (All day)