The annual Dumble Bimble charity fun runs are named in memory of Club members Alan and Andrew Dumble, with all monies raised going to Weldmar Hospice in their memory. Alan was an original club member when the club was formed. Why the Name? Alan always use to say to his wife Jan when he was going for a run “I’m just going out for a bimble”. Invariably when you hear other runners chatting about the race it will be referred to as the-Dimble Bimble, Dimble Dumble or any other such combination, those who knew Alan’s sense of humor say he would have loved this!
The race takes place on a Tuesday night early in September and is always well supported by local runners and clubs, it is a great family event with kids and adults of all ages and abilities taking part.
Entry is on the night and costs £5 for adults and £2 for children
If you would like to help raise money for a great cause sponsorship forms are available HERE and will be available from local businesses nearer the time.
New for 2020 The Dumble Bimble Virtual Race
The coronavirus lock-down has had a devastating effect not only on events, with many postponed or cancelled, but also for charity organisations as their fund raising has been severely compromised.
This year there will be a slight twist as the event will become a virtual event for the first time.
There will still be both the 2K fun run, jog or walk and the 5-mile event.
It is even easier to take part this year, just sign up below via the link. You will then receive an email with a link to enter your details on our virtual timing board and print out your running bib ready for when you choose to run the event.
You then have from the 10th August to 6th September to complete your run and then record it on the virtual scoreboard. On completion of your race and the entering your time, you will be able print out your personal certificate of achievement.
We suggest if you want to track your run, download a fitness app to track your progress, such as Run keeper or Strava. Remember, this is a fun run so a stop-watch is just as good. The main aim is to get active and have fun whilst raising money for such a worthwhile charity.
You may be running solo or with family and friends (please adhere to government guidelines), but you are certainly not alone. Virtual runners are not only part of our community, but they also give back to their communities, with all monies raised from this event going to Weldmar.
So, if the race itself isn’t motivation enough, you can pick up the pace knowing your efforts are helping to make a real difference.
Please share your stories and pictures on our club Facebook page so you can engage and interact with other participants in our Virtual Dumble Bimble, share your photos and join in with the fun.
With your help, we can continue to support Weldmar in such challenging times, whilst having a great time doing the event, not forgetting that amazing sense of achievement you will experience as you cross that virtual finish line.