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.
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.
Building on the success of our first triathlon in 2021, we are delighted to announce the date of this year’s Berkeley Sprint Triathlon. As a development we are offering a Super Sprint option as well as Relay, alongside the Sprint race.
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
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.