Wednesday evening included the DRC versus BOK orienteering event. A few DRC Juniors joined in, including Olive who put her training from the Saturday session into practice and was first DRC Junior on the Orange route.
Thursday Summer Athletics was another lovely sunny evening (with fresh white lines – thanks to Carly and Andrew), and some more great training on display from hurdles to shot put.
The first of our Yate Athletics sessions kicked off on Saturday with some great long jump and pull through (javelin) training. It was a hot day, but the there was a good turn out and some great technique development.
Sunday included the U14 Track and Field League event at the Prince of Wales stadium, and the DRC Juniors brought a sizeable collection of medals; well done Tom, Harry, Jack, Freddie and Harry.
Dylan represented DRC Juniors in Essex on Sunday by completing his first junior park run; he completed the course in 9:39, 8th overall and 3rd in his category, great run.
The DRC Juniors were busy this week!
Wednesday evening included a high jump session, with even the coaches having a sneaky go. Thursday evening was another great session with some endurance running, shot put, javelin and long jump training keeping everyone participating on track and field.
Saturday saw a great turn out of both club members and non-club members ready to try out orienteering. A massive thank you to the knowledgeable coaches and organisers from the Bristol Orienteering Klub (BOK). Participants had a brief warm up, followed by some instruction in how to read the maps and how to plan a route and then they were off! Our budding orienteers enjoyed the ‘dibbers’ and the challenge of finding the flags, and then to finish off some delicious cake (thank you to the cake makers too). If you are interested in getting involved in more Orienteering events, then either join us on Wednesday evening this week for another adult and junior appropriate orienteering event and/or please visit the BOK website here >>.
Back on the tracks, Freddie represented the DRC Juniors at the Gloucestershire AAA Track and Field Championship, silver in the 200m, fantastic!
Looking forward; continuing Wednesday and Thursday evening athletics sessions and on the horizon is our Yate athletics sessions. Just five weeks of athletics training, these sessions start at 2.30pm on Saturdays (19/05, 26/05, 02/06, 16/06 and 23/06) and will include some coaching from Jeremy, a high jump specialist coach. We are not asking for a registration form for these events so please do join us if you can, sessions will be suitable for any of our DRC Juniors, this is a great opportunity to train using some great facilities.
Have a great week.
Some more speedy running from our Wednesday juniors at Rednock school led by Alice Lewis and Margaret Johnson. Track running 100m and 200m repeats. Well done juniors!
There was also some javelin training at the Rugby Club, what great weather to be outdoors.
Well done to Tom Smith for completing his ‘Marathon in a Month’ challenge. A break from running earned now.
Planning is going well for Summer Athletics and I will post the programme soon for all to see. We’ve bought some new training equipment (new toys!) so will look forward to using those. Nearly all spaces are gone now.
Just a reminder too that registration is open for the Orienteering Event on 12th May:
And finally could people please let David Durden know if they are planning to attend any local competition events if you have not already done so.
Have a great week.
Some great photos of the Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, we waited for some better weather and it paid off. The Juniors were able to test their map reading skills and were rewarded with mini eggs.
We have started planning for the summer now and should be putting our Summer Athletics dates out soon so watch this space; they will be Thursday 6.30-7.30pm sessions at the Rugby Club. We have also agreed to put on our first ever Mini Athletics for 4-7 year olds, so if you know some younger budding athletes then watch this space for that.
And finally a reminder of our Orienteering event 12th May 12 noon at Rednock. We are opening this event up to all 7-18 year olds in the area as a chance for others to find out about us. The plan is to have a bit of a display and have cakes available after the orienteering. So if anyone is able to come along and support us or make cakes for us that would be great.
Some speedy running on Wednesday I understand from our yr7+ Juniors.
Thursday’s Indoor Athletics featured throwing practice; shot put, howler/foam javelin and discus. Just one more indoor athletics session left and back by popular demand another bleep test (can you beat your previous score?).
On Saturday DRC Juniors were able to promote our activities at the Kingshill House clubs and societies event.
And then Sunday, what a great Spring Championship event! 19 Junior Athletes took part and there were some impressive performances all round. Thank you to everyone who supported the event; a great start to the outdoor athletics season.
Next Saturday will be the Stinchcombe Golf Course Easter Egg Hunt; chocolate eggs for grabs!
And last but not least, congratulations to Annette Keevil on qualifying as an Athletics Coach!
DRC Juniors Chair
What a great event, well done Junior Athletes!
It was a beautiful day at Yate Outdoor Sports Centre. We started with a brisk warm up and then moved swiftly on to our distance running; 400m, 600m or 800m; the 800m was a particularly close event with four athletes running the 800m in under 3 minutes.
We followed this with our Javelin/Howler throwing, High Jump and Long Jump. These events give our athletes a chance to improve as they were able to have a couple of attempts at each event. Again some impressive performances; two Howler throws over 22m, Long Jumps over 4m and High Jumps of 135cm.
Then came hurdles and sprints with some really fast performances across all age groups.
See link to the results.
A chance to promote our activities.
DRC Juniors and BOK are arranging an Orienteering Event in Dursley for Junior Athletes between 7-18 years old. Starting at 12 noon in the Redneck School grounds. This free event is for DRC Junior members and non-members. Run or walk, come along and give it a try. Under 11s to be accompanied by an adult. Cakes available after the race.