Ilkeston RUFC

Ilkeston RUFC
By STEPHEN MIDDLETON | 10th November 2010

Dovedale Dash Report

External Chamois Executive takes the Under 12s Dash!

On a wonderful fresh Sunday morning Ilkeston Rufc under 12s in conjunction with a number of the junior teams took part in the annual ‘Dovedale Dash’ held at Thorpe in Derbyshire to raise valuable funds.

A clear performance strategy had been laid out by the coaches which involved a ‘pack movement’ around the course however once the race started this was thrown out of the window as all the youngsters shot off to compete with the running club members.

The expected arrival of taxi’s/helicopters failed to materialise much to ever bodies disappointment. Within the first five minutes all competitors had either taken the first obstacle across the river via the stepping stones (Boring) or the eventful waist high push through the fast flowing river.

Over the next four miles each runner experienced numerous water obstacles, risk of lost footwear, mud up to their neck, walkers moving quicker than our running, and the ONE hill. This one hill turned out to consist of over six hills spread at the point where you are always at your most tired!!

Everybody completed the 4 ¾ miles within a very reasonable time all and felt very proud of what they had achieved.

The finishing positions (As I can remember!) From a field of over 1,650 participants:-

Gareth ‘ECE’ Norris – Finished mid 200th.

Tom ‘Whippet’ Caines – Finished 938th.

Joseph ‘Steady’ Doughty – Finished 1048th.

Steve ‘It’s all about self preservation’ Middleton

Jason ‘Easy run if fit’ Caines

Jon ‘Luke’s clothes horse’ Doughty

Luke ‘The stripper’ Moore

Kevin ‘Joke shirt’ Greenfield

Ben ‘Aliens must die!’ Middleton

Zack ‘I’m not wearing my gum shield’ Lebeter

Cameron ‘Chuckle brother 1’ Greenfield

Aidan ‘Chuckle brother 2’ Norris

Liz ‘The Babysitter’ Middleton

Jakson ‘Tom Daley’ Horton

Lawrence ‘Mud Pack’ Ah Weng

Jordan ‘Waterboy’ Pritchett

Conor ‘Chatterbox’ Corrigan

Jason ‘Gareth where’s the pub?’ Pritchett

Jordan ‘Brotherly Love’ Rathbone

John ‘Where’s my helicopter’ Rathbone

Donna ‘Bringing up the rear’ Rathbone

Thanks very much for all the supporters, Steve & Elaine, Jakson’s family, Lorraine & Simone and Frank.

Well done to all and thanks for raising sponsorship funds. Great turn out as normal.

Next years race is Sunday the 6th of November. No birthday’s that day and unless we have an arranged NLD match the rugby training session will be held at Thorpe and will be mandatory!!

Jon Doughty

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