DRC Winter Gala Dinner

Saturday 25th November 2023 at 19.00  at Dursley Running Club 

Come and join us for our annual Dinner, celebrating another year of DRC.  All are welcome, including partners / relatives.

This year’s Gala includes a three course sit down dinner followed by a DJ on the dance floor until Midnight.  The cost of the evening is £30 per head.

Dress as you wish – DJ’s and Dresses or Casual – it is up to you – it is your night.

If you would like to attend please complete the google form below with your menu choices (please complete the form for each person attending and choose one starter, one main and one dessert)

Places are limited to 60.

Many thanks DRC Social Team

Gala Dinner Google Form

Glos Cross Country Races

Gloucestershire Amateur Athletic Association (GAAA) organise a 4 races series. Link to GAAA Cross Country web site << here >>. Early bird team entries are once again available, as well as normal 4 race series entry and individual round entry. The dates are as follows.

Cirencester Park Saturday 4th November,

Bath University Sunday 10th December ( County Championship ),

Cotswold Farm Park Saturday 6th January

Pitville Park Saturday 17th February

We can get a club team discount entry for the whole series. Prices are £ 25 per senior/ Master entry and £12 per junior entry plus a 25% discount for every full series entry. Anyone wanting to do this needs to send contact Jonathan Tudor, our Cross Country Captain, by e-mailing ‘DursleyRunningClub@gmail.com‘ or Facebook messenger with the following details:

Name, EA URN, DOB, Championship Eligibility, Address, Post code, email and emergency contact name and number.

Jonathan has set a DEADLINE OF SUNDAY THE 15TH OF OCTOBER. Anyone wanting to enter after this date will have to go through ENTRY CENTRAL without the club discount, see link at the top of the post.

Dursley Running Club AGM 

Friday 6th October 2023 at 7pm at the Clubhouse.

The AGM will take place at the running club and we would like you all to join us, it is an interesting evening which will include updates from Seniors, Juniors and the Tri section, as well as an update on future plans.  The evening will also include the results from club nominations and the winners of each award, the club charity for 23/24 and the winner of the Dursley Dozen slogan competition. 

The bar will be open so you can have a drink in hand whilst you are listening.  It is your club so please be part of all aspects of it, your opinion and involvement is not only greatly appreciated but also very much needed for the club to carry on being the wonderful club it has been since it started.


Apologies for Absence

Minutes of Last AGM

Chairman’s Address

Sections Update

Chairman’s Update

Treasurer’s Report

Election of Officers

Committee Proposals

Life Membership?

Awards for 2023

Club Charity 2024

Dursley Dozen Competition Winner____________

DRC Autumn Walk2Run Programme – Starts September

We are looking to run an Autumn Walk2Run Programme if we have enough interest. Please register your interest here – https://forms.gle/3VdaKfxbCtVzdGeJA

The programme will run for 10 weeks and will be 2 sessions per week. 1 session Saturday morning at 9am and 1 session Tuesday Evening at 6.30pm from Dursley Rugby Club.

This programme is designed for complete beginners and is an introduction to running with the aim to be able to run/walk 5K after 10 weeks. You must be 18 or over to join Walk2Run.

If it goes ahead, Walk2Run will start Saturday 9th September 2023 at 9.00am

If you have any questions please contact Damian at drcwalk2run@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:


DRC Coronavirus Guidance Update

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.

DRC Supports the 2.6 Challenge

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.