DRC Juniors Weekly Round Up

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.

DRC Juniors Weekly Round Up

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.

Caroline

 

 

 

DRC Juniors Weekly Round Up

Another good turn out for yr 7+ athletics preparation for competition at Rednock, a great first Thursday Summer Athletics and a slightly hot and bothered last Muddy Running session. Many thanks to all the coaches, parents and supporters who help to make these events happen. It feels like effort paid off when we see these young athletes having fun, doing sport.
 
So Wednesday evening preparation for competition athletics sessions are set to continue at Rednock, and our Thursday programme runs now for 11 more weeks. This programme will finish with our very own DRC Athletics Championship event (provisionally 21st July).
 
Next Saturday (12th May at noon) is our one off Orienteering event; so some running around trying to find flags with electronic ‘dibbers’ in the Rednock School grounds followed by some cake. What’s not to like!
 
12th May is also the Gloucestershire AAA Track and Field Championships in Blackbridge so if you would like to try out your athletics skills in a competition environment this is a chance to do that. Please let Dave know if you’re interested in doing this.
 
We will soon be sending out some more information about our Yate athletics sessions, so watch this space but just so that you can put the dates in the diary they are 2.30pm on; 19/05, 26/05, 02/06, 16/06 and 23/06. (PS All our programme and event dates are on the Juniors page of the DRC website.)
 
Thank you to those who have provided feedback already about Saturdays it would be good to hear from a few more of you. You can email dursleyrunnjngclubjuniors@gmail.com or just message me.
 
Good luck to anyone entering the Brewer Games this weekend. Enjoy the sunny bank holiday and I will look forward to next week’s activities.
 
Caroline

DRC Juniors Weekly Round Up

Wednesday evening saw such a great turn out the group split into two to allow for some focussed athletics training on the track and field at Rednock. Well done to our year 7+ juniors, some good training for any potential competition events.
 
Saturday was a mixed bag, we offered both trail running and athletics and some great training was had but numbers are low on Saturdays. So really need to hear from our junior members (and the parents) about the Saturdays.
 
In the calendar currently we have one more week of ‘Muddy Running’ then we have our big Orienteering event (please sign up) and then one week break before we have our Yate athletics track sessions (19/05, 26/05, 02/06, 16/06, 23/06 2.30pm).
 
Is there ongoing interest in Saturday sessions? What would you like to do (athletics, trail running, orienteering, cross country training, strength and conditioning, a mixture)? Would you like a break over the summer after the Yate sessions to come back in September or carry on through July/August? Would you prefer a different time?
 
The Thursday evening athletics programme is all planned and we are really excited and really looking forward to these – let’s hope for some great weather.

DRC Juniors Weekly Update

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:

Registration form.

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.

DRC Juniors Weekly Round Up

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.

DRC Juniors Weekly Round Up

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!

Caroline Jones

DRC Juniors Chair

Spring Championship Event 25th March 2018

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.

 

Orienteering Event 12th May

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.

Register here.