Registration is now open for the 2018 Walk2Run programme, starting in January. Limited spaces are available. If you would like to join then please email Damian Lai at firstname.lastname@example.org and the relevant information will be sent to you.
Please see link to the 2018 Walk2Run Overview and FAQs.
The 2nd event in the 2018 Grand Prix Series took place on Saturday 11th November. Despite there being a feast of points on offer over the 4 different races, just a few dedicated DRC runners made the journey to Long Marston to take on what will be the final Shakespeare Raceway Series as the airfield will be a housing estate next year!
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There’s no change in the men’s league as we had no DRC representatives in the 5km, 10km or half marathon. Those that ran the marathon (or any other marathon since October 1st) will need to enter results using the form on the Grand Prix Details page. This year all marathon results must be recorded this way otherwise they won’t be included.
In the women’s league Eileen Hieron jumps into the top spot with Annette Heylings just behind pushing last years champion Alice down into 3rd place.
It’s still not too late to fill in the entry form, a link for this can also be found on Grand Prix Details page.
There are no Grand Prix events in December so the next Grand Prix event is the Gloucestershire Cross Country Championships at Old Down Estate on 6th January. It would be great for the club to have a large DRC representation at this event, and I think it was Dave Durden who once said “you won’t get better value for money” too!
Following that it’s the Doynton Hard Half Marathon on the 21st January. This has now sold out so if you’re not already entered you’ll need to keep your ear on the ground for entry transfers.
In the meantime, please feel free to get in touch with Mike Crompton or Tony Freer if you have any questions on the Grand Prix.
🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️🏃🏽♀️ EVER DECREASING CIRCLES 🏃🏼🏃🏼🏃🏼
Good news for those who don’t live in Dursley…you can do this one anywhere. All you need is a 400m loop (+ or – 25m). Obviously a running track would be perfect, or you can use a street loop like the Crapen in Dursley, or find somewhere near where you live or work.
This one is all about pacing and progression and judgement. All you have to do is run as many consecutive laps of your chosen 400m loop as you can. BUT BUT BUT…each lap must be quicker than the one before it. If you run a slower lap it immediately wipes out your whole score; none of your laps count; you have to start again. So be very careful!
At the end of each lap you need to ask your legs and your lungs if they can go again and go quicker. If you gamble and don’t make it then you lose! If you manage it, then you’ve added another lap to your score and you have another decion to make. It’s all about judgement and knowing what you’ve got left to give.
There will be one winner, the person who achieves the most ‘ever decreasing circles’ – and a booby prize for whoever runs the most laps but then manages to disqualify themselves by running a slower one. Good luck everyone.
Having barely had any time to digest the final results of the 2017 Grand Prix series, already the first update from the 2018 series is here!
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Towards the end of last month the Stroud Half Marathon saw a host of DRC runners beating their PBs resulting in some impressive age graded performances.
In the men’s league there are some new names in the early podium places, with Peter Chaffer in the top spot. In the women’s league it’s the usual suspects, but with loads of races yet to come it is unlikely to stay this way.
There are many potentially unclaimed points, so if you ran Stroud and your name isn’t in the table then simply fill in the entry form, a link can be found on Grand Prix Details page.
Also on the Grand Prix Details page is a link to record any marathon results. Please don’t forget that this year all marathon results must be recorded this way otherwise they won’t be included.
The next Grand Prix event is the Shakespeare Raceway Series on Saturday 11th November. This presents a unique opportunity for Grand Prix entrants with a full set of points available over 5km, 10km and Half Marathon distances, so multiple runners can score the maximum 15 points for a single Grand Prix event. Choose your race wisely!
Good luck everyone!