An early start on Sunday 2nd February 2020 in West Yorkshire for the Dewsbury 10k
saw a fine individual victory for the club’s Chris Parr.
The out and back race from Dewsbury to Batley has a reputation for fast times that are at least comparable to the Abbey Dash, and that was certainly the case for Morpeth’s Chris Parr, who clocked an excellent time of 29 minutes 57 seconds, finishing ahead of Muhammed Abu-Rezeq of Altrincham (30:11)
and Joe Sagar of Spenborough (30:45).
The race route passes, incidentally, the building that housed the legendary BATLEY VARIETY CLUB now sadly closed, but famous in the 70s as the North’s leading chicken-in-a-basket nightclub venue
that hosted such legends as Louis Armstrong, Roy Orbison and Shirley Bassey.