2024 Dursley Dozen Results

Thank you to everyone who ran, marshalled, volunteered, or simply came out to watch the 34th edition of our iconic race – The Dursley Dozen!

In the male category, Sam Moppett led home James Everett (first DRC runner) in second with Daniel Shepherd in third.

Top female runner was Caroline McAleese (19th overall) with Hannah Large (32nd) finishing as runner-up. Kath Sutherland rounded out the podium and placed 60th in the overall rankings. Leading DRC runner was Tia Corkish who delivered a top-100 finish in 97th.

Top three per individual category

Male
1st Sam Moppett
2nd James Everett
3rd Daniel Shepherd

Female
1st Caroline McAleese
2nd Hannah Large
3rd Kath Sutherland

Male 17-34
1st James Plumstead
2nd Dougal McDonald
3rd Theodore Roberts

Female 17-34
1st Amy Brammar
2nd Alice Saltmarsh
3rd Olivia Zeltner

Male 35-39
1st Ben Bohane
2nd Robert Deller
3rd Lance Taylor

Female 35-39
1st Candice Snelling
2nd Eleanor Lacey
3rd Olga Goffin

Male 40-44
1st Andrew Kirkup
2nd Alexander Sampson
3rd Edward Bailey

Female 40-44
1st Tia Corkish
2nd Jo Widdup
3rd Kylie Mansfield

Male 45-49
1st Stuart Padget
2nd Tom Wilson
3rd Martin Wright

Female 45-49
1st Debbie Jones
2nd Sophie Bruce
3rd Rachel Stanley-Evans

Male 50-54
1st Chris Newby
2nd Philip Kirk
3rd Andy Monro

Female 50-54
1st Corinna de Vries
2nd Kate Browning
3rd Ruth Walker

Male 55-59
1st Richard Davis
2nd Alec Woods
3rd Sean Williams

Female 55-59
1st Lucie Lynk
2nd Kathryn Hoffen
3rd Sandra Evans

Male 60-64
1st Simon Merrick
2nd Vaughan Lindsay
3rd Andrew Hindson

Female 60-64
1st Maggie Salter
2nd Ingrid Harris
3rd Helen Mann

Male 65-69
1st William Lee
2nd Clon Ulrick
3rd Brian Griffin

Female 65-69
1st Bardie Holmes
2nd Jan McAll

Male 70-74
1st Jon Brough
2nd John Hargreaves
3rd Chris Foley

Female 70-74
1st Sharon Smith

Male 75-79
1st Andy Johnson

Full results of the race can be found here.

Well done to all those that took part in the 2024 Berkeley 10k

Results – https://results.raceroster.com/v2/en-US/results/mpg6da3jcgt4bbjs/results

Race Report to follow….

Come and join us for the 2024 Berkeley 10k!

Please note that we are reverting to running a single race event this year, which takes place on Sunday 28th April.

Entries are now open with the venue remaining the same – SGS Berkeley Green UTC.

For full information and to enter the Berkeley 10k, click or tap here.

Entries near full capacity for 2024 Dursley Dozen with just under 100 places remaining

Dursley Running Club are excited to announce that entries for what will be the 34th edition of their infamous, lung-busting trail run – the Dursley Dozen – are almost sold out. With just under 100 places available until the event reaches full capacity, returning runners or those thinking of taking part for the very first time are urged to enter very soon to avoid missing out. The race takes place on Sunday, February 18, 2024 with a start time of 10:30.

After the near sell-out success of the 2023 edition that took place under beautiful sunny skies in late February, the race will once again be held on the same undulating course in 2024. Taking runners up, down, and around Stinchcombe Hill, the 12-mile course offers stunning views of the Severn estuary and boasts just over 2000 feet of climbing.

Arguably the ultimate trail running experience in the Cotswolds, the Dursley Dozen is the perfect event for runners who enjoy a challenge as well as racing offroad. All finishers will receive a commemorative technical t-shirt as a memento of their hard work after crossing finish line in the centre of Dursley.

Race entry

More information can be found here

Spectator and useful information

Words: Dan Grove
Photos: Charles Whitton Photography

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.

AGENDA

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:

https://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/Berkeley-Sprint-Triathlon_12634