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.
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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.
Planning in progress for Thursday evening running sessions; Running Slightly Faster Than Normal (RSFTN)/Race Training
The latest DRC Grand Prix series tables are now available to view.
Click here for the latest league tables >>
This update includes the first two marathon results submitted for this series. Well done to Steve Barnes and Matt Read who finished at Gran Canaria and Manchester respectively and currently take the top points in this category. Remember, this can all change as more results are submitted up until the end of September!
Also, well done to Tony Woolridge who was the only DRC runner brave enough to take on the Tour of Torpantau fell race picking up maximum points by default!
The re-arranged FOD Spring Half Marathon took place last Saturday. Following the cancellation earlier in the year entrants were offered a place in on the rearranged date or a place in the Autumn Half Marathon on 30th September. Therefore the Autumn Half Marathon will be now be added to this years series which provides another opportunity for runners to complete the 8 races needed to qualify for the series prize giving.
Pete Chaffer and Tony Wooldridge still lead the way in the men’s league, with Matt Read now replacing Mike Crompton in 3rd just one point ahead of Andy Probert.
In the women’s league Alice Lewis remains on top, however Annette Heylings has closed the gap to just 10 points following maximum points at the FOD Spring Half overtaking Eileen Hieron who now sits in 3rd place.
The next event in series is the Frenchay 10k this weekend, followed by the Marlborough Downs Challenge Ultra and the Stroud Trails Half/Marathon. Details and links to entries for each can be found on the main Grand Prix page.
With quite a few of the big city marathons happening over the coming weeks, don’t forget to enter your time using the short form also found on the Grand Prix Details page to make sure its included.
As always, please feel free to get in touch with Mike Crompton or Tony Freer if you have any questions on the Grand Prix.
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.