Upcoming Events –
Wednesday Athletics for yr7+ club member juniors starts on Wednesday 5th September 6.30pm start at the Rugby Club. No need to register.
Thursday ‘Kickstart’ Athletics for yr3-yr6 club member juniors starts on Thursday 6th September 6.30-7.30pm at the Rugby Club. Please let us know you are coming by registering here >>.
Saturday sessions will commence on the 15th September 9.30am start at the Rugby Club.
Check out the calendar below too for our regular sessions, other special one-off events and local championship events that you might be interested in.
(Membership form below)
DRC Junior Section Vision –
To encourage young athletes to participate and enjoy a wide range of running and athletics activities, providing opportunities for athletic development and competition, embedding a healthy appetite for sport and exercise which will continue into adulthood.
We provide a number of opportunities for Junior Members to take part in running and athletics activities.
DRC Junior members are aged between 7 (school year 3) and 18. All training sessions are delivered by DBS checked, UK Athletics qualified coaches and coaching assistants.
Normal junior sessions are on Saturdays 12.15-13.15; in the summer we are at the Dursley Rugby Club (Stinchcombe) on the grass running track for most weeks and then occasionally we use the Yate Outdoor Sports Centre athletics track. In the winter we focus more on cross country running and include some orienteering activities to keep it fun (e.g. Easter Egg Hunt). These sessions are open to all our junior members but tend to be more games focussed and attended by the under 11s mostly.
On Wednesday evenings 6.15-7.15 we run a running focussed session in the winter and preparation for competition athletics training in the summer. These sessions are for yr7+ juniors only.
Kickstart Athletics (Sep-Oct)
We also run other events to keep the juniors interested; Spring Mini Athletics Championship, Summer Athletics Championship (& BBQ), Orienteering in association with BOK and this year we are even looking at putting on a ‘Try out Tri for Juniors’ event.
Membership is £15 for the year. Optionally you may affiliate your Junior to England Athletics, this will be an additional cost – charged at the current EA affiliation cost, but unless you are entering regional events it is unlikely you will need this. The below is the membership form which includes details of how to pay:
Please check the programme information for up to date information regarding current junior sessions available.