2021 event will be run by Peak Running
Another fantastic turnout for The 17th Annual Dovedale Dipper and many thanks to all those who took part. We are sure that a goodly sum will be raised for the charity Derbyshire Autism . Our thanks once again to all the many volunteers who staffed the checkpoints and looked after the competitors at HQ. Thanks of course mainly to you guys for coming and making the event such a success.
The Charity supported by Matlock Rotary this year was Derbyshire Autism Services who attended and supported the event enthusiastically. After deducting expenses the entry money will go to them. The hidden benefit is that many of the entrants are sponsored for their own good causes; I spoke with a runner who was supporting a charity for Multiple Sclerosis, I am sure that there are others.
Despite the dire forecast of thunder storms later in the day, the weather held off and the event was a great success. Everyone was accounted for and the drop out rate was low. The event was fully booked at 417 well before the day., There were some no shows as expected with the heavy rain forecast being but we had a very good turnout, well over 350.
My day started early moving a few hundred sheep from the car park which they had broken into through a wall. From then on all went to plan with great help from Peak Running who will be taking over the event, Raynet who managed all communications with the Checkpoints with their usual efficincy, MediPatrol who were delighted to have a completely boring day and Matlock Inner Wheel and friends who kept all fed and refreshed with tea, coffee, baked potato and filling (450) and fruit salad. Marking out the course and the sweeping on the day was done by our friends from the High Peak Group of the LDWA. Special thanks to go to them. The atmosphere was cheerful and feed back was very positive - a great end to Matlock Rotary's Dovedale Dipper and a great start to Peak Running Dovedale Dipper for next year.
A big thank you to Simon Brister who created this event 17 years ago and has proved to be an event on the running calendar not to be missed and to the Rotarians who have made it possible.
The 2017 results
The 2016 full results
The results for 2015 are:-
We do not have the results for 2009 to 2010. If you have a copy we should be delighted to put them on the site.
Dipper Challenge Placings 2011.pdf
Dipper Ramble Placings 2011.pdf
26mile challenge 2013 All competitors.pdf
back This event is now managed by Peak Running www.peakrunning.co.uk
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