Last month we had a challenge based on speed. This month the challenge is all about pace control and is suitable for all abilities – anyone can win!
We are setting you an ‘out and back’ segment on Strava (details below). All you have to do is run the return part of this segment faster than you ran the out leg to achieve a “negative split”. Sounds simple, but it’s not quite as easy as it sounds. The out leg is gently downhill, usually with a following wind. That means when you turn round you will have a climb and headwind to contend with – as well a fatigued legs. So this is all about running well within yourself for the first half, so you can up the pace on your return – allowing for the handicaps. To make this interesting, the leaderboard will be arranged according to how close you manage to get your negative split time to your outward time. So, you have to first get a negative split, and then make this as small as possible. Misjudge it slightly and it won’t count at all. Run whatever pace you like – this is all about controlling that pace with consistent running.
An additional prize will be awarded to the fast guys for the fastest time overall with any sort of negative split.
The link to the strava segment is below. This starts just past the small road at the top of Everlands next to the junction with Church Road. Continue down Everlands turning left onto Cam High Street at the bottom. Follow this past the Tesco turning, continuing on down to Draycott. Turn right on to Box Road and follow this until you reach Cam & Dursley Station where you should then turn round to retrace your steps back to the beginning – 2 miles each way, 4 miles in total.
Once you have completed your run, please share this on Strava by clicking the share button, then select “mail” and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Title the email “November Running Challenge”. Good Luck!!
It’s been a tough year and more. We missed the usual Cotswold Way Relay BBQ in 2020, we missed the usual club photo, we even missed our Juniors Athletics competition. So, we’re determined not to continue to miss out. Please join us if you can for some social running, cycling and/or some good old fun athletics (track running, javelin, high jump and more). All abilities welcome, and all ages welcome to take part in the athletics events. If you really want to challenge yourself then a 52k run is on offer, or you could enter multiple events. Regardless of whether you sign up for an event or not all club members are also invited to join us for a club photo shoot and barbeque; OK so we’re going to have to take photos in groups of 30, maybe some aerial shots, but we will make it look great (wear your club colours if possible for our ‘sea of blue’). The bar will also be open so come join us, catch up with people, celebrate what we have achieved. Book into our events via RunTogether (or email DRCbookme@gmail.com): 52k for 52 Run
This is our annual competition event for just DRC Juniors, we give all of our juniors the chance to put into practice all that training. There will not be a 09.30-10.30 training session on Saturday 10th July, instead we invite you to this event 13.00-16:00. Following the competitive event we have a club photo planned – it would be great to get more Juniors into this. We will also present medals and awards recognising the whole year’s achievements. And then if that’s not enough there will be a BBQ to finish. The Mindful Mile is still on at 09.00. And if the adults want to try their hand at athletics they are more than welcome to have a go too. For this event to be a success I really need people to complete our online forms as soon as possible, so that we can cater for the numbers required.
Please order your BBQ food using the Google form: Order Form
And please ask your Junior Athlete to nominate their ‘Athlete’s Athlete’ and ‘Coach of the Year’ here: Nomination form
I will need plenty of time keepers and measurers during the event too so any parents/observers present please let me know if you can help with that too. A massive thank you for all the support. If anyone has problems with the electronic forms then please email me, and/or I will bring along some paper versions of the forms on Weds/Thurs.
Yay! The news we’ve been waiting for. Providing government advice doesn’t change we should be able to return to ‘rule of six’ group running starting 30th March. Runners must pre-register using RunTogether >> or book by emailing DRCBookme@gmail.com. Check out our Covid Secure page for details.
We are working on arrangements for our normal programmes after Easter (provided Covid doesn’t come up with something new), we haven’t yet finalised all of the plans yet though, so haven’t drawn up our booking forms, but we will post them on fb, and on our website as soon as we can. We have set up our Easter Specials if that is of interest and they can be booked via the links below:
For many of us,
2021 represents a ‘re-boot’ of our athletic ambitions. To mark this, DRC Tri are proud to announce
the launch of a new triathlon in the region.
This is an ideal
event for those new to multi-skills competition, as well as more experienced
triathletes who want to test themselves against a competitive field.
Athletes will take
part in a pool-based 400m swim in the attractive school 20m open-air lido. This will be followed by a 21km bike ride on
mostly country lanes through the beautiful rolling countryside around Berkeley
(see link to route below). The 5km run
to finish is on a fast course on quiet roads starting and finishing in Berkeley
(see link to route below). The event will benefit from a professional timing
system and all competitors will receive their own commemorative medal.
The event will be carefully planned to take account of any
Coronavirus restrictions in place at the time with appropriate social
distancing and hygiene controls. If a decision is taken that it is not
possible to run the event safely under these conditions, then every
effort will be made re-schedule the event. Unfortunately,
no refunds can be offered in these circumstances, but all entrants will
be offered a free transfer of their place to the re-scheduled event.
Book early to be
sure of a place at this friendly and accessible event with great atmosphere and
support. Overnight camping for the night before the event may be
available. Contact email@example.com
As an approved UK
Triathlon event, places can be booked on the UK Triathlon entry system, link