Newcastle Dales Dash

Running the 14th, Newcastle Dales Dash, 11.00am Sunday, 3rd December 2017. The Newcastle Dales Dash is an annual multi-terrain race. The route of the race takes in most of Apedale Community Country Park with woodlands, meadows and pools. The race then takes a turn around Lymedale, once site of the famous Brymbo pit but now a solar panelled business park with wetlands and fishing ponds incorporated. This year’s race is the 14th staging of this event, first organised by Margaret Barker when she was with the Newcastle Countryside Project. She was a runner too and a member of Newcastle(Staffs) Athletics Club. Sadly Margaret passed away in 2008, so trophies for the Winning lady, 1st Newcastle(Staffs) AC lady, and first male and female under 16 on race day are now awarded in her memory. The ‘Dash’ is a special annual event at Apedale, which can only take place, thanks to the help from the band of willing volunteers who maintain and layout the route and marshal on the day. Now adopted by Newcastle Staffs AC Jason Blount is the Race Director supported by Ken Rushton our Race Referee, our team of Timekeepers, the Park Ranger Service and Pete Wells from the NCP. This year will be the 13fth staging of the Newcastle Dales Dash. Again all runners will receive a beautiful Aynsley China Mug bearing the Apedale Community Country Park logo in black, started in 2012, Olympic Year, (in green) this completes in 2016, a unique collection of mugs bearing all the Olympic colours, blue yellow black green and red. Prizes go to all the usual categories. For details contact the Race Secretary: Bill Barker: or Tel.07754 172801


  • Course address Apedale Country Park
    Loomer Road, Chesterton
    ST5 7RR
  • Venue facilities: Ample parking, toilets, no showers. Refreshments at the Apedale Heritage centre adjacent to the start/finish area.



  • Race Title: Newcastle Dales Dash
  • Race Date:
  • Licence Status: Full Licence
  • Distance: 10 km
  • Limit:500
  • No of Entrants Previously:240
  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Profile: Undulating
  • Water stations:Yes
  • Awards/mementos: Yes
  • Distance markers: km
  • Course Address: Apedale Country Park
    Loomer Road, Chesterton
    ST5 7RR

Entry Fees

  • Adult Affiliated £7.00
  • Adult Unaffiliated £9.00
  • Adult On Day Affiliated £9.00
  • Adult On Day Unaffiliated £11.00

Online Entry

  • Race: Newcastle Dales Dash
  • Entries Closed: 30/11/2017
  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Affiliated Runner Fee: £7.00
  • Un-affiliated Runner Fee: £9.00