DRC Juniors

Coronavirus Update Mar 2021

We have returned!

All training sessions must be pre-booked. Please see our Covid Secure web page for risk assessment details.

2021 Summer Programmes

This is our planned activities for the 2021 Summer Season, subject to UK Government Coronavirus restrictions, click on the relevant RunTogether link to register:

Yr7+ Athletics and Running

For 11-18yr olds – Wednesdays 6.15-7.30pm meet at Rugby Club. You must pre-register via RunTogether before attending.

Thursday Mini Athletics

For Reception-yr2 athletes – Thursdays 5.15-5.45pm at the Rugby Club. This is an athletics games based training session for our little ones, an introduction to the basics of run, throw, jump events. You must pre-register via RunTogether before attending.

The last Thursday session will be 15th July.

Thursday Summer Athletics

For yr3-yr6 junior athletes – Thursdays 6.00-7.00pm at the Rugby Club. This programme normally runs for 12 weeks up to the Summer Holidays. You must pre-register via RunTogether before attending.

The last Thursday session will be 15th July, all being well we will be back 9th September for Kickstart Athletics.

Saturday Muddy Running/Athletics

This one is a mix of trail running and athletics activities throughout the summer season for all of our junior athletes. Normally sessions are on Saturdays 9.30am-10.30am at the Rugby Club, but we will have some track and field based training sessions at the Blackbridge track in Gloucester (2.00-3.00pm). You must pre-register via RunTogether before attending.

The last Saturday session will be 17th July, all being well we will be back 4th September.

Other Events

The calendar below also contains details of other special one-off events and local championship events (if and when they run) that you might be interested in.

Junior Membership

Membership is £20 for the year, payable in September. Optionally you may affiliate your Junior to England Athletics, this will be an additional cost payable in April – charged at the current EA affiliation cost, but unless you are entering regional events it is unlikely you will need this. The below is the membership form which includes details of how to pay:

About the DRC Junior Section

Our vision is to encourage young athletes to participate and enjoy a wide range of running and athletics activities, providing opportunities for athletic development and competition, embedding a healthy appetite for sport and exercise which will continue into adulthood.

We provide a number of opportunities for Junior Members to take part in running and athletics activities. DRC Junior members are aged between 7 (school year 3) and 18. However we also provide some training opportunities when we are able to for Reception to yr 2 athletes. All training sessions are delivered by DBS checked, UK Athletics qualified coaches and coaching assistants.

The overall annual training plan looks like the below:

Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
Muddy Running (Sat) Summer Athletics (Sat)
Kickstart Athletics (Thu) Indoor Athletics (Fri) Mini Athletics (Thu)

Summer Athletics (Thu)

Yr7 Athletics & Running (Wed) Chatty Running (Wed)

The below calendar provides the specific dates, times and locations of training sessions. It also has details of relevant DRC events that juniors can take part in as well as local open competition events that may appeal to our juniors. We also have a Facebook page primarily for notifications and sharing our athlete successes: link here >>