I'm A Dirty Devil ;-)

I'm A Dirty Devil ;-)

Sometimes you ask yourself "why"???

Bovington Tank Training Range - The Dirty Devil Stampede, running 5, 10 or 15k through muddy VERY cold water, woods and trails finishing off with a tank hill and cargo nets.

I'll confess I only did the 5k but I thoroughly enjoyed something a little different although the icy water went up to my shorts and my feet took a few hours to thaw!!

Recommend that anyone who enters events tries something a little different from road running where its not about the time ... its just about finishing!!!

Also.. good bling, a water bottle and a bandanna.

I also liked the map of the run... looks like a dog cocking its leg... or is it me??


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  • It does!!! Well done you!!!

  • I saw a dog too, though I thought it was an enthusiastic puppy wagging its tail! Now you've said that though, that's all I can see! πŸ˜‚

  • well done Andy! looks like fun and you're right about the map! :)

  • Its c,early a cavie, and a gorgeous one! Sounds like good fun, and that's important to remember. Without fun it all becomes too serious.

  • Rather you than me for the mud and cold, but well done, glad you enjoyed it! :)

  • Nice to see a 'local' on the board, I lived in Wool until last year when I moved to lytchett.

    Running the tank ranges! No thanks, you're mad!

  • It's a Russian dancer with big hair, doing that dance where their hands are on the floor and they kick their legs up whilst staring, red-faced at the ceiling.

    But then again... It could also be a dog

  • Very impressed by your imagination. But no - just a dog.

  • Ah thanks for that... since we no longer have Rignold here, alas, I've been missing reports of the quirkier runs.

  • Nice one Andy, looks fun, I'd be ok until the 'tank hill' and 'cargo nets' - I'd get in such a pickle they'd have to come and cut me out! πŸ˜„

    And yes, can see the dog πŸ˜€,

    Where's the pic of the bling?


  • I couldn't agree more.... well done 😎

  • Looks horrific! My wife came home with a bag of very muddy gear. You might have spotted her mob from Lytchett Manor Striders, wearing tutus and red/green striped socks. Very friendly club BTW, if you're ever down this way and fancy a run out with the locals. They also put on a couple of great races each year, a 10 miler in Feb and a cracking 5k team relay in July. Homemade cakes at both!!!

  • Looks fab! Great fun! For you, not me πŸ˜ƒ

  • Ahh, I know the area well, used to live near Dorchester. A friend of mine posted a link on FB and I 'watched' the route (someone with a go-pro I assume) - looked very muddy and hard work but fun! Yes, the map does look like a dog! Well done Andy.

  • Ah yes, definitely a cute lil dog 🐢

    The run "sounds fun" but a bit hard core for me!

    You doing the Bristol 10k this year?


  • Not planning on doing the Bristol 10k this year... I've done the HM 2 times and the 10k once so probably had enough of plodding up and down the Portway!! Hope you enjoy it if you're planning on entering it. :-)

  • Ha ha ! Well done Andy , sounds great ! :-) xxx

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