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.

Thursday Sessions

Planning in progress for Thursday evening running sessions; Running Slightly Faster Than Normal (RSFTN)/Race Training

DRC Grand Prix 2018 Update – FOD Spring Half Marathon

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.

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.