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 firstname.lastname@example.org
As an approved UK
Triathlon event, places can be booked on the UK Triathlon entry system, link
All, Well the 2019-2020 academic year didn’t exactly turn out as expected, but we still managed to keep active and get some great athletics and running training done. I’d like to thank every coach, coaching assistant and parent for making this happen. Our junior athletes are a credit to us.
Finances; we saved some money last year not booking the athletics tracks but then spent some money on hand sanitiser and cleaning equipment so broke even on that front. We also bought a new white liner to paint the track with. However, with a number of donations and grants over the years we have finally managed to purchase our high jump mat – yay! It should arrive in a couple of weeks, and if the weather brightens up we should get some use out of it this side of Christmas, if not then I’m sure it’s going to get plenty of use during our 2021 summer programmes.
Competition wise we’re still listening out for information on that. There is a lot of will to run both cross country and indoor athletics events in some format but we are going to have to wait and see how those pan out. We’ll do our best to keep you updated.
Autumn term is mostly outdoor training, and the England Athletics rules now allow us to train in our normal groups sizes provided we are in a COVID Secure location. So good news is that we are almost back to normal as far as these programmes go. There will still be measures to maintain social distancing and hygiene so please continue to adhere to these rules where required. Programme details and links to sign up to these are below:
At all times Dursley Running Club advises compliance with Government Advice (which can be found here >>). Exercise in these times, especially running and cycling, can be great for physical and mental health, but please remember safety first; run or cycle within your ability and if exercising alone outdoors take a phone with you to call for help if you need it.
The following link provides the latest club advice regarding Coronavirus infection control measures. Guidance >>
This page >> contains the latest virtual challenge information.
Run, walk or skip 2.6 miles, hold a plank for 2.6 minutes, do 26 press ups, do 26 squats, cycle for 26 minutes… anything 2.6. Raising money for UK charities who have also suffered during this period; Maggies, NHS Charities Together and Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust Charity.
Follow the link below for more info on the challenge and to donate to this cause:
The club reminds all members to stick to the Social Distancing rules; washing hands before and after an outing, keep the 2m distancing and keep to one local form of exercise a day. Please also be careful out there, we don’t want to add to the NHS burden with lots of extra running injuries, just run within your ability and if running alone take a phone with you.
Following government advice regarding the delay phase control measures for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Dursley Running Club is cancelling all organised club activities. This includes all adult running, triathlon and junior sessions. This is with immediate effect and until further notice.
We will continue to monitor the situation, particularly with respect to our planned club races and publish further information when available.
All ability club members welcome, start and finish from the rugby club, hot food to finish. 12, 6 and 3 mile options, 9am start. Please complete registration form to let us know you’re coming and order food: Another Dozen Form
Saturday 31st 9.30-11.30am at the Dursley Rugby Club
Come and find out what the 2019-20 DRC Juniors calendar has to offer for junior athletes.
Some fun activities for the juniors to try and an opportunity to question the coaches. Also hear what our development plans consist of and how we plan to spend our funds. Cake and coffee available too.
We will also be more than happy to talk about how you could help us run and develop the Junior Section.