Race Date: Monday 27 August 2018
Race report by Jeni Harvey
Described as a “scenic rural race, with flapjack”, the Denby Dash is a 5.6-mile jaunt around West Yorkshire’s trails and hills – and a fine way to spend a bank holiday Monday.
Four hardy Striders turned out for the event on Monday 27 May, which this year attracted a field of more than 170 runners. The course is best described as a scenic slog over mud, fields and hills, with plenty of stiles, river crossings and steps thrown in to liven things up along the way.
More than 170 runners conquered the Dash, with much enthusiasm being shown for the brass band, the flapjack and the beer after taking on those tough climbs.
First Strider home was Warren Brown in 45:17. The race was won by David Green (unattached) in 35:39 and first woman home was Katie Walshaw of Ribble Valley Harriers in 39:05.
Afterwards, they shall eat flapjack.