Our club

More than just a running club

Dursley Running Club (DRC) welcomes all levels of runners from those wanting a little bit of gentle exercise to those competing in Ultra Marathons and other crazy events. The club also has an active triathlon and junior section.

Have look and join our Facebook page, this gives a really good view of both the activities and friendliness of the club.  All club runs take place on a Tuesday at 18.30 – If you would like to come along to one of our weekly runs, please email us at dursleyrunningclub@gmail.com or call us on 07950 128 247.  Information can then be provided about what group may be suitable for you and where they are meeting that week.  We also provide a more structured running session on a Thursday at 19.30 with a different focus each week, for example, speed, hills and / or working on running form.

Why join?

Well the club has a well supported club night on a Tuesday with wide variety of groups to suit all levels of runner and also organises runs on other days of the week via our Facebook page and members e-mail, but apart from these opportunities to enjoy running around Dursley and other areas of the country with a friendly bunch there are a number of good reasons to join:

  • Club running will help you improve
  • The club affiliations provide reduced entry fees to races, for those entering regularly the savings made are likely to outweigh your membership fees.
  • As the club gets discounts off training courses we are developing our coaching resources in the club, which means as a runner you can take advantage not only or wealth of experience but also our Run Leaders and Coaches can give you up to date advice training. If you are interested in coaching and willing to commit to a minimum number of hours contribution the club will consider supporting your attendance at UKA courses.
  • We also run structured sessions, and sometimes stand alone programmes such as “Walk 2 Run”, “Running Slightly Faster than Normal” and speed endurance sessions, clubs nights also feature structured training sessions to help members improve their running. All sessions are built around the abilities of those participating.
  • We support local charities, see charity page >>

The club also runs a number of races; the famous Dursley Dozen, Dursley Peaks and the Berkeley 10k are all open races.

Over the summer the club runs a “members only” handicap series. Over 4 races this fastest start last series is great fun and offers everyone a chance to win a prize.

We don’t expect anyone to join straight away, but we won’t stop you if you want to! Please feel free to run with us for 2-3 weeks but after that point if you are coming along on our runs we require you to have submitted your membership application form and subs.

Dursley Running Club is a registered Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC), registered number; CH12059.