Newcastle Dales Dash

The Race


Running the thirteenth, Newcastle Dales Dash, 11.00am Sunday, 4th December 2016.


Now 12 years old, we are pleased to announce that Newcastle (Staffs) AC has adopted this event.


Our thanks go to AYNSLEY CHINA our Sponsor and our hosts the Ranger Service at the Apedale Community Country Park.

Olly Clarke, Newcastle (Staffs) AC is the Race Director supported by Ken Rushton our, Race Referee/Adjudicator, our team of Timekeepers, the Park Ranger Service and our marshals, without whom we could not stage this challenging event.

The Newcastle Dales Dash is an annual multi-terrain race across the reclaimed coal mining landscape west of Newcastle-under-Lyme. The route of the race takes in most of Apedale, now a beautiful 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 13th  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.

Again all runners will receive a beautiful Aynsley China Mug bearing the Apedale Community Country Park logo.

 Prizes go to all the usual categories.

Bill Barker,

For details contact: Bill Barker:

Entry Details

N D D Form 2016 – FINAL WORD DOC

Please download an entry form: –


Club Runners £7.00

Unattached £9.00

An additional £2 will be charged for on the day entries.

Enter online runbritain or runnersworld or bookitzone

Closing date for postal entries is Wednesday 30th November


The race is based at Apedale Community Country Park, ST5 7LB: