Dursley Dozen 2022 – Entries Open

It’s been a long time coming but the Dursley Dozen is back for 2022! Just as hilly, just as muddy and just as challenging as it ever was. Would you really want to be doing anything else?

The 32nd edition of the Dursley Dozen will beheld on Sunday 13th February 2022.

You can enter the race here >>

Race Information:

Important: The route of the Dursley Dozen traverses both public and private property belonging to a variety of land owners and uses some permissive and some private paths. Permission to use the race route is granted by certain landowners only on the day of the event and should not be reccied in advance of race day.

In Summary:

  • The race start time is 10:30am.
  • Registration from 9am
  • Race HQ is at Rednock School Sports hall – postcode GL11 4BY – parking marshals will guide you but please car share where you can
  • Collect race numbers and chips from HQ
  • It’s 10 minutes walk to the start which will be sign posted
  • You can leave bags in sports hall (no provision for bag drop at start, so maybe wear a bin-liner you can discard at start)
  • There are drink stations at miles 3,6,9 approx and at finish
  • There is a cut off at 12:30 at the ‘hole in the wall’ which is approx. 8 miles (bibs will be removed and if you do carry on, you will not be part of the race so doing at own risk)
  • T shirts will be handed out at finish
  • Tea coffee and other refreshments, both savoury and sweet will be available at HQ although subject to the relevant Covid-19 guidelines in place at the time 
  • Showers will be available at HQ
  • Prize giving will be at HQ at approx. 1:15pm

Getting there:

The start of the race is very close to the centre of Dursley. The postcode of race HQ is GL114BX. The best approach from the south -leave M5 at J14. travel north on theA38 for 5 miles then turn right by the Prince of Wales and follow signs to Dursley.

From north, leaveM5 at junction 13 travel south on A38 for 3 miles turn left at Slimbridge roundabout and follow signs to Dursley. From East A4135 from Tetbury to DursleyTown centre.


There is parking at Rednock school and at the main Dursley car park.
Race HQ is at the Sports centre next to Rednock school GL11 4BX

November Club Challenge

Last month we had a challenge based on speed.  This month the challenge is all about pace control and is suitable for all abilities – anyone can win!

We are setting you an ‘out and back’ segment on Strava (details below).  All you have to do is run the return part of this segment faster than you ran the out leg to achieve a “negative split”.  Sounds simple, but it’s not quite as easy as it sounds.  The out leg is gently downhill, usually with a following wind.  That means when you turn round you will have a climb and headwind to contend with – as well a fatigued legs.  So this is all about running well within yourself for the first half, so you can up the pace on your return – allowing for the handicaps.  To make this interesting, the leaderboard will be arranged according to how close you manage to get your negative split time to your outward time. So, you have to first get a negative split, and then make this as small as possible.  Misjudge it slightly and it won’t count at all.  Run whatever pace you like – this is all about controlling that pace with consistent running.

An additional prize will be awarded to the fast guys for the fastest time overall with any sort of negative split.

The link to the strava segment is below.  This starts just past the small road at the top of Everlands next to the junction with Church Road. Continue down Everlands turning left onto Cam High Street at the bottom. Follow this past the Tesco turning, continuing on down to Draycott. Turn right on to Box Road and follow this until you reach Cam & Dursley Station where you should then turn round to retrace your steps back to the beginning – 2 miles each way, 4 miles in total.

Link to Strava route: https://www.strava.com/segments/14180874

Once you have completed your run, please share this on Strava by clicking the share button, then select “mail” and send to drctriteam@gmail.com. Title the email “November Running Challenge”.  Good Luck!!

DRC Celebration Day 10th July

It’s been a tough year and more. We missed the usual Cotswold Way Relay BBQ in 2020, we missed the usual club photo, we even missed our Juniors Athletics competition. So, we’re determined not to continue to miss out.
Please join us if you can for some social running, cycling and/or some good old fun athletics (track running, javelin, high jump and more). All abilities welcome, and all ages welcome to take part in the athletics events. If you really want to challenge yourself then a 52k run is on offer, or you could enter multiple events. 
Regardless of whether you sign up for an event or not all club members are also invited to join us for a club photo shoot and barbeque; OK so we’re going to have to take photos in groups of 30, maybe some aerial shots, but we will make it look great (wear your club colours if possible for our ‘sea of blue’). The bar will also be open so come join us, catch up with people, celebrate what we have achieved.
Book into our events via RunTogether (or email DRCbookme@gmail.com): 52k for 52 Run

15 Mile Road Bike Ride

10 Mile Road Run

5 Mile Trail Run

Athletics Competition Event
Order your BBQ food using the Google form:Order Form
Will see you there!

Caroline & the DRC Committee & 10th July Event Organisers 🙂

DRC Celebration Day 10th July – Junior Athletics Competition

This is our annual competition event for just DRC Juniors, we give all of our juniors the chance to put into practice all that training. There will not be a 09.30-10.30 training session on Saturday 10th July, instead we invite you to this event 13.00-16:00. Following the competitive event we have a club photo planned – it would be great to get more Juniors into this. We will also present medals and awards recognising the whole year’s achievements. And then if that’s not enough there will be a BBQ to finish.
The Mindful Mile is still on at 09.00. And if the adults want to try their hand at athletics they are more than welcome to have a go too. 
For this event to be a success I really need people to complete our online forms as soon as possible, so that we can cater for the numbers required.

I will need plenty of time keepers and measurers during the event too so any parents/observers present please let me know if you can help with that too. A massive thank you for all the support. If anyone has problems with the electronic forms then please email me, and/or I will bring along some paper versions of the forms on Weds/Thurs.

Will hopefully see many of you there, Caroline

Juniors Activities Set to Return

We are working on arrangements for our normal programmes after Easter (provided Covid doesn’t come up with something new), we haven’t yet finalised all of the plans yet though, so haven’t drawn up our booking forms, but we will post them on fb, and on our website as soon as we can.
We have set up our Easter Specials if that is of interest and they can be booked via the links below:

6th April (1-3pm): Athletics based Easter themed events and games.

8th April (6-7pm): Return to athletics; Run, Throw, Jump activities.

13th April (1-3pm): More athletics based games and team races.

15th April (6-7pm): Return to athletics; Run, Throw, Jump activities.h

Kind Regards,

Caroline (DRC Juniors Chair)

Any questions, email us; dursleyrunningclubjuniors@gmail.com

Berkeley Triathlon

For many of us, 2021 represents a ‘re-boot’ of our athletic ambitions.  To mark this, DRC Tri are proud to announce the launch of a new triathlon in the region.

This is an ideal event for those new to multi-skills competition, as well as more experienced triathletes who want to test themselves against a competitive field.

Athletes will take part in a pool-based 400m swim in the attractive school 20m open-air lido.  This will be followed by a 21km bike ride on mostly country lanes through the beautiful rolling countryside around Berkeley (see link to route below).  The 5km run to finish is on a fast course on quiet roads starting and finishing in Berkeley (see link to route below). The event will benefit from a professional timing system and all competitors will receive their own commemorative medal.

The event will be carefully planned to take account of any Coronavirus restrictions in place at the time with appropriate social distancing and hygiene controls.  If a decision is taken that it is not possible to run the event safely under these conditions, then every effort will be made re-schedule the event.  Unfortunately, no refunds can be offered in these circumstances, but all entrants will be offered a free transfer of their place to the re-scheduled event.

Book early to be sure of a place at this friendly and accessible event with great atmosphere and support. Overnight camping for the night before the event may be available.  Contact drctriteam@gmail.com for details.

As an approved UK Triathlon event, places can be booked on the UK Triathlon entry system, link below: