Thank you to everyone who ran, marshalled, volunteered, or simply came out to watch the 34th edition of our iconic race – The Dursley Dozen!
In the male category, Sam Moppett led home James Everett (first DRC runner) in second with Daniel Shepherd in third.
Top female runner was Caroline McAleese (19th overall) with Hannah Large (32nd) finishing as runner-up. Kath Sutherland rounded out the podium and placed 60th in the overall rankings. Leading DRC runner was Tia Corkish who delivered a top-100 finish in 97th.
Top three per individual category
Male 1st Sam Moppett 2nd James Everett 3rd Daniel Shepherd
Female 1st Caroline McAleese 2nd Hannah Large 3rd Kath Sutherland
Male 17-34 1st James Plumstead 2nd Dougal McDonald 3rd Theodore Roberts
Dursley Running Club are excited to announce that entries for what will be the 34th edition of their infamous, lung-busting trail run – the Dursley Dozen – are almost sold out. With just under 100 places available until the event reaches full capacity, returning runners or those thinking of taking part for the very first time are urged to enter very soon to avoid missing out. The race takes place on Sunday, February 18, 2024 with a start time of 10:30.
After the near sell-out success of the 2023 edition that took place under beautiful sunny skies in late February, the race will once again be held on the same undulating course in 2024. Taking runners up, down, and around Stinchcombe Hill, the 12-mile course offers stunning views of the Severn estuary and boasts just over 2000 feet of climbing.
Arguably the ultimate trail running experience in the Cotswolds, the Dursley Dozen is the perfect event for runners who enjoy a challenge as well as racing offroad. All finishers will receive a commemorative technical t-shirt as a memento of their hard work after crossing finish line in the centre of Dursley.
Gloucestershire Amateur Athletic Association (GAAA) organise a 4 races series. Link to GAAA Cross Country web site << here >>. Early bird team entries are once again available, as well as normal 4 race series entry and individual round entry. The dates are as follows.
Cirencester Park Saturday 4th November,
Bath University Sunday 10th December ( County Championship ),
Cotswold Farm Park Saturday 6th January
Pitville Park Saturday 17th February
We can get a club team discount entry for the whole series. Prices are £ 25 per senior/ Master entry and £12 per junior entry plus a 25% discount for every full series entry. Anyone wanting to do this needs to send contact Jonathan Tudor, our Cross Country Captain, by e-mailing ‘DursleyRunningClub@gmail.com‘ or Facebook messenger with the following details:
Name, EA URN, DOB, Championship Eligibility, Address, Post code, email and emergency contact name and number.
Jonathan has set a DEADLINE OF SUNDAY THE 15TH OF OCTOBER. Anyone wanting to enter after this date will have to go through ENTRY CENTRAL without the club discount, see link at the top of the post.
The AGM will take place at the running club and we would like you all to join us, it is an interesting evening which will include updates from Seniors, Juniors and the Tri section, as well as an update on future plans. The evening will also include the results from club nominations and the winners of each award, the club charity for 23/24 and the winner of the Dursley Dozen slogan competition.
The bar will be open so you can have a drink in hand whilst you are listening. It is your club so please be part of all aspects of it, your opinion and involvement is not only greatly appreciated but also very much needed for the club to carry on being the wonderful club it has been since it started.