Our club

More than just a running club

Dursley Running Club (DRC) welcomes all levels of runners from those wanting a little bit of gentle exercise to those competing in Ultra Marathons and other crazy events. The club also has an active triathlon and junior section.

Have look and join our Facebook page, this gives a really good view of both the activities and friendliness of the club, alternatively give us a ring and have a chat if you are interested or come along to the Dursley Rugby Club at Stinchcombe on a Tuesday at 6.15pm for an ever optimistic 6.30pm start. We also run on Thursday at 7pm, this includes structured training both in winter and summer with a focus on doing something different, speed, hills and or working on running form.

Why join?

Well the club has a well supported club night on a Tuesday with wide variety of groups to suit all levels of runner and also organises runs on other days of the week via our face book page and members e-mail, but apart from these opportunities to enjoy running around Dursley and another areas of the country with a friendly bunch there are a number of good reasons to join:

  • Club running will help you improve
  • The club affiliations provide reduced entry fees to races, for those entering regularly the savings made are likely to outweigh your membership fees.
  • As a member of UK Athletics via the club you will also get discounts at Sweatshop.
  • As the club gets discounts off training courses we are developing our coaching resources in the club, which means as a runner you can take advantage not only or wealth of experience but also our Run Leaders and Coaches can give you up to date advice training. If you are interested in coaching and willing to commit to a minimum number of hours contribution the club will consider supporting your attendance at UKA courses.
  • We also run structured sessions, and sometimes stand alone programmes such as “Walk 2 Run”, “Running Slightly Faster than Normal” and speed endurance sessions, clubs nights also feature structured training sessions to help members improve their running. All sessions are built around the abilities of those participating.

The club also runs a number of races; the famous Dursley Dozen, Dursley Peaks and the Berkeley 10k are all open races.

Over the summer the club runs a “members only” handicap series. Over 4 races this fastest start last series is great fun and offers everyone a chance to win a prize.

We don’t expect anyone to join straight away, but we won’t stop you if you want to! Please feel free to run with us for 2-3 weeks but after that point if you are coming along on our runs we require you to have submitted your membership application form and subs.