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
Please note in line with the recent UK Government announcement we will be required to pause all club group organised activities from Thursday 5th November. This includes the Tuesday club runs, face-to-face coached running or triathlon sessions and all juniors sessions. The Government has indicated this will be a 4-week pause and so we will continue to schedule activity in the hope that we will be able to re-start early in December. We will continue to monitor this. The UK Government guidance states that: “You can exercise or visit outdoor public places with the people you live with, your support bubble, or 1 person from another household”. So you can keep running or cycling with an exercise buddy, but please make sure you continue to practice social distancing where possible and hygiene measures. Feel free to post in our facebook pages, contact your usual run leader or coach, or email DRCbookme@gmail.com if you need help linking up with fellow runners/cyclists. At the same time the weather has turned pretty miserable – so perhaps time for some stay at home strength and conditioning time. There are a range of online group training sessions such as Zwift cycling and running for those who have the equipment, or the Pulse have published a number of class videos on their facebook and you-tube pages. The DRC coaches will be happy to advise on individual training plans too if that is something you are interested in. Let us know how we can help you to stay active. November will also see the return of the DRC Club Challenges. We’re working on this just now, but watch this space. Stay safe, we will be back, Caroline, Dave, Martin & Damian
IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS UPDATE The Coronavirus Pandemic is still with us and the case rate is rising throughout the UK again and so we have to recognise that we may experience positive cases within our community. It is therefore important that all club members understand how Dursley Running Club expects to handle these cases. We continue to follow the UK Government legal requirements and guidance as well as our governing body guidance (England Athletics, British Triathlon and Swim England). We gather and hold attendance records for all organised club activity and we will cooperate with the NHS Test & Trace services as required. So what does this mean to club members? Single positive caseAnyone who has participated in organised club activity and tests positive for Coronavirus must:
Inform NHS Test & Trace of their contacts and;
Inform the club.
We will not take further action at this point unless contacted by NHS Test & Trace specifically. Multiple positive casesIf we receive more than one notification of a positive case then we will contact our local health protection team as this may indicate an outbreak. Either an individual case, or multiple positive cases, may result in the need for other club members or participants to self-isolate. If contacted by NHS Test & Trace, or if we need to contact the local health protection team, we will cooperate by providing attendance record details and support them in their assessment of infection risk. If you are required to self-isolate because you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive you must not attend club organised activities until you have completed your 14 day isolation period without symptoms. And it goes without saying, but if you personally have Coronavirus symptoms; new/continuous cough, fever and/or change/loss of smell/taste, you must not attend club activities, you must self-isolate and we would recommend you seek a Covid-19 test. The Dursley Running Club Covid-19 Coordinator is Caroline Jones, all Covid-19 risk assessments are on the club website here. Stay safe, look after yourself and others,Kind Regards, Caroline, Dave, Martin and Damian Dursley Running ClubSeniors, DRC Juniors and DRI-TRI