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Dovedale Dipper - Results 2017 and earlier year results
Here are the latest results. A 26 Mile circular run or walk (actually some say it is 27.4!), or shorter 15 Mile ramble or run through the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District National Park.details
27th November Jim Fearn - Speaker followed by Council
Jim is the Communications Manager for DDDC and will talk aboutis varied life ..so far!details
fundraising at various local events, Matlock Rotary Club has donated £2,500 to
the Greenaway Workshop at Darley Dale.
set up by the Matlock Rotary Club in 1981, Greenaway Workshop provides
employment opportunities for adults with long term health conditions, matching
their abilities to the jobs available in the workshop, in chair repairs or
printing. It provides therapeutic work for up to 20 adults with varying needs, mainly
living in the Derbyshire Dales area.
include re-seating to rush, cane, seagrass and Danish cord chairs.
further information about Greenaway Workshop visit greenawayworkshop.org.uk
Hammond, President of The Rotary Club of Matlock said “It is great to be giving financial assistance to Greenaway Workshop, as it provides
such a valuable service to the community. Funding is always finely balanced and
our contribution of £2,500 will help the Workshop buy new printing equipment. “
Below the President has a go at repairing a chair!
Dovedale Dipper Delight
On a beautiful day, 355 people, of all ages and abilities, took part in
the 15th Dovedale Dipper Challenge, running or walking over the full
26 mile course or running or walking the shorter 15 mile option.
This year, a record 155 runners took part in the event (with a further
200 doing the walks) and the winning times were astonishing when the terrain of
the route is considered. The first runner to complete the 26 mile run, Stephen
Shanks, from Bingham, did it in 3 hours 48 minutes and
the fastest walker of the 26 mile route, Miss F. Cooke, finished in 5 hours 6
minutes, with an average walking speed of over 5 miles an hour.
The fastest walker of the 15 mile route was John Griffin, who completed
in 4 hours 31 minutes and the fastest runner, Maree Jesson, from Northampton,
finished in 2 hours 29 minutes
All the funds raised through entrance fees and sponsorship will be
donated to The Royal National Lifeboat Institute
The Dovedale Dipper is organized by the Rotary Club of Matlock, with
help from Matlock Inner Wheel. This year the field used for car parking was
kindly provided by a local farmer, Mr Richard Sherratt. First Aid was provided
by St Johns and communication was provided by Raynet. Hartington Parish Council
provided the Village Hall as the event headquarters. All are thanked for their
The President of Matlock Rotary Club, Julian Hammond, said “The Dovedale
Dipper was another great success with much needed funds raised for the R.N.L.I.
I thank all of the organisers and helpers who made this event a success, and I
look forward to the 16th Dovedale Dipper next year.”
Rotary Club Awards School Bursaries
The Rotary Club of Matlock provides a bursary scheme for students at
Highfields School, Matlock, to help them with the costs of university life (or
This year, the Rotary Club of Matlock has awarded three bursaries to
The students – Michael Crowfoot, Jodie Crooks and Saffron Hallam – are
using their bursaries to purchase laptop computers and software supplied by the
Real Computer Shop in Matlock.
Michael Crowfoot, will study mathematics at Warwick University, Jodie
Crooks will study psychology at Newcastle University and Saffron Hallam will
study civil and structural engineering at the University of Leeds.
Since the student bursary scheme was started in 2013, Matlock Rotary
Club has awarded 11 bursaries to Highfields School students.
The President of Matlock Rotary Club, Julian Hammond said, “It is
terrific to see the enthusiasm that the bursary students have for their
university courses. The Rotary Club of Matlock is pleased to help local
students in pursuit of their careers and we wish them every success in their
July Social - Evening River Trip on the Trent
President Julian arranged a river trip with dinner and drinks on the River Trent - Glorious evening sunshine was an added bonus for the excellent turnout to this event.
Ashover Classic Car and Bike Show
The seventh annual Ashover Classic Car and Bike Show, held on July 23rd, at Ashover Showground, was a roaring success. Nearly two thousand visitors tuned out to see a truly magnificent display of 511 classic cars and motorbikes, including a few American pick- up trucks and Series 1 Land-Rovers.
The car show was jointly arranged by the Rotary Clubs of Matlock, Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale and Clay Cross and the profits made are to be donated to local good causes, working in the community, supported by Rotary.
The award for the best classic car was given to John Wilkes, of Wingerworth, for his beautiful 1935 Bentley Park-Ward Drophead, which was built in Derby.
The award for the best motorbike was given to Peter Kirkman, from Matlock, for his immaculate 1937 Aerial Square Four.
As well as having a huge display of classic vehicles, the show also included entertainment, a good variety of food and drink stalls, children’s rides, autojumble stalls, craft stalls, an Inner Wheel stall (selling cakes), model car stalls and tool stalls, and a display of new cars.
A great time was had by all and the event is now firmly on the classic car show calendar.
The President of Matlock Rotary Club, Julian Hammond, said “I am really pleased to see such a good turnout of cars and bikes, and people attending the show. Everyone enjoyed it and I look forward to the event next year. Thousands of pounds have been raised for local good causes, and the four Rotary Clubs who organised the event show how working together can be better than going it alone.”
The winning car
The winning motorbike
Julian Takes the Helm at Matlock Rotary Club
Julian Hammond, a retired solicitor and qualified ocean mariner, is the new President of Matlock Rotary Club.
Julian said “I am looking forward to steering the Rotary ship for the year ahead. We need new members and my aim for the year is to make being a member of the club a fun filled commitment to raising funds for local needs and charities, and for wider national and international good causes and responses to disasters. If anyone is interested in giving some time up for the community at large please visit our web site – www.matlockrotary.com to learn all about the club. “
Julian is supported by the new President Elect, Paul Edwards and the new
Junior Vice President, Phil Pegg
Photo President Julian (in the middle) with President Elect, Paul Edwards (on the left) and Junior Vice President, Phil Pegg (on the right).
Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 25th September 19.00
25th September - Talk from Cromford Canal Archiving Hugh Potter followed by Council
Monday 2nd October 19.00
Monday 9th October 19.00
Monday 16th October 19.00
Social - to be advised
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(For the first 4 Mondays of the month - No meeting on any 5th Monday (the third meeting is a social or a visit)
For August and September the club meetings will be at the Remarkable Hare at 77 Dale Road, Matlock DE4 3LT DE4 3LT 01629 580850