The 5th running of the Denholme Doddle took place on Saturday 23rd July. All proceeds go towards the Mpika Village of Hope in Zambia. The charity sends supplies, including refurbished bikes, to the village and aims to provide the children with a safe, inclusive and caring home environment, an education, and hope for the future.
The Doddle is an informal and relaxed event. Runners and walkers get to choose whether they take on the 17, 21 or 27-mile routes. The route is demanding with lots of climbs and moorland trails but the views are spectacular.
Robin Naylor was first home in the 17 mile race in 3 hours 28. Fantastic running Robin. You are following in Dylan and Pauline’s footsteps by winning races!
Carl Heron ran the 27 mile route for the 5th year in succession. He finished in 2nd place in 5 hours 27. It was Carl’s second long distance race in two weeks having run in the Verbier 50K mountain race in Switzerland – although with over 4000 metres of climb and tricky descents off the mountains, he spent most of his time walking. But it was worth it. Alpine mountain peaks, glaciers, waterfalls and a lot of camaraderie between the competitors from many different countries
Thank you Carl for the words and photos and well done all!! – GC