Welcome to Didcot Runners

Welcome to the Didcot Runners website. We're a friendly, AAA affiliated running club based in Didcot, South Oxfordshire that meets every Tuesday and Thursday for group runs and fitness sessions. Please see the club information for everything you need to know about the club. Come along and give us a try!

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Round 1 Cross Country - Newbury- Sunday 4th November 2018

  • Posted on: 30 October 2018
  • By: Didcot Runners

Dear lovers of mud, finally after a summer of baking hot weather turning the ground as hard as rock, we are only a week away to getting back to the muddy stuff!

Event 1: Sunday 4th November

Meet: Didcot football club at 09:30, leave by 09:40

(this is great for lift sharing as car parking costs £4 per car)

Venue: Newbury showground RG18 9QZ

Mens race 11:20

Ladies race 12:00

Need to bring: Didcot Running top and safety pins to attach your race number (PS you keep this race number for all 5 runs - do not throw it away!!!).

A mug!

You may wish to bring a towel and change of clothes, possibly some gloves and a hat for running in if it is that cold).

You may also consider upholding the club tradition of making a cake / nibbles and bringing them along.


What is provided: Hot water to make teas and coffee (the instant kind); as coffee is always best drunk from a mug rather than plastic, please provide your own!

I will also bring bread products and dips. We have a tent for our runners to change in and generally huddle together for warmth.


Footwear is always a tough question for those new to it. My preference is for trail shoes that have a deep tred and rubber soles, some prefer spikes. What sure is that if you only have road shoes, you will find sections on grass a little slippery (just like doing Didcot parkrun in the wet). Not impossible, but you will lose a bit of time. 


I hope to see you all there, fit a raring to go! But may I just make a little confession that I will be arriving direct to the venue as I am coming from London that morning.