NO MORE RACE ENTRIES TAKEN - NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY - Am I in?
History of The Beast:
The Beast was conceived over a few pints in a pub and first took place in 1994.
The course has varied over the years, the second year it did a complete loop going through the gully
a second time and running up the unpopular metalled road to Kingston.
However it has settled down over the last dozen or so years with the exception of 2001, which was hampered
by the Foot and Mouth outbreak and one part of race the had to be run counter-current to the out-going runners
and of course last year, 2013 we had to change the course because of damage to the coastal path.
The most significant event was the tragic death of Princees Diana in the early hours 31st August 1997.
After the organisers got over their shock and horror and after a respectful minutes silence,
The Dinosaur Dash went ahead that morning, a decision I am sure the Princess would have agreed with.
In a more cheerful mood, it can be noted that we have our dedicated followers. Three runners have done all 20 races
and 2 volunteers have also been ever present, not to mention the year that by invitation 2 runners did the race a week late
and were still got a T-shirt. Here is to the next 20 years.
Previous Race names of The Beast:
|2016||The Stairway to Hell|
|2015||Call of the Wild|
|2014||The Key to the Castle|
|2013||The Second Decade|
|2012||Born to Run|
|2011||Coming of Age|
|2008||The Fifteenth Kindred Spirit|
|2006||The Lucky Thirteen|
|2005||The Dirty Dozen|
|2003||The First Decade|
|2002||One Over The Eight|
|2001||Chariots of Fire|
|1999||The King of the Castle|
|1998||Over the Hill and Back|
|1997||The Dinosaur Dash|
|1996||The Beauty of the Beast|
|1995||The Last of the Summer Wine|
|1994||The Corfe Castle Challenge|