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Dash in the Dark 3 Results.

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Dash in the Dark – 3   22nd  January  2016

First home for the ladies and setting a new female course record was Kirsty Seddon , Chester Tri in a blistering time of 31.37. Second over the line was Rebecca Robberts, Clwydian in 35.13 and in  third place Kate Murphy, Outward Bound in 36.14.

As the field lined up for the start, the men’s race favourite and course record  holder, Karl Steinegger looked set to take his third race and overall title for Ambleside AC.  Indeed, in true form,  taking the win was Karl in 25.35, only challenged on the night by Simon Edwards from Buckley Runners in 27.36. Simon also took the V40 win. Third overall for the men was Joe Dogherty from Outward Bound in 28.54.

The rest of the prizes on the night went to ladies Jan Rodgers (V50), Chester Tri 36.18 and Ellie Robinson (V40), West Cheshire AC 37.04. The men’s category winners were Steve Toogood (V50) Buckley 29.11, Chris Wilcox (V60) Clwydian 32.03 and John Morris (V70) Buckley 45.45.

The series overall winners this year, with 3 out of 3 were Kirsty Seddon and Karl Steinegger. Well done !

Dash in the Dark 22 Jan 2016

Dash in the Dark 3 – Postponed due to ice and snow.

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Regrettably we have had to make the decision to postpone the Dash in the Dark race this evening.

Despite the valiant efforts of the OPA staff, the car park and visitors centre should be open later today, but the access road remains untreated and has a significant covering of ice and snow this morning.

With more snow forecast  later today, and the temperatures set to drop below freezing this evening, it would be irresponsible to continue with the race.

We would have liked for the race to have gone ahead but with the access roads into the forest itself being closed, vehicular rescues will not be possible, so any assistance will be a long way off if required. In other words, if we had an accident out on the trail, we could not ensure correct treatment was available.

Please keep an eye on the website for updates as we plan to hold the race on Friday 22nd January instead.