AGM and Awards evening - Friday 26th January 2018

  • Posted on: 22 January 2018
  • By: Didcot Runners

You still have time to nominate yourself to become a committee member. Help us out and join a great team of enthusisatic volunteers to move the club forward this coming year.  Arrive at 19:00 for a prompt 19:30 start, bring along a plate of buffet food to share with your running buddies. 

AGM and Awards evening - Friday 26th January 2018

  • Posted on: 17 January 2018
  • By: Didcot Runners

Bring a plate of buffet food to share with your running colleagues and sit back to listen to how the club has progressed in 2017 and share opinons for move forward in 2018. Grab a drink at the bar and applaud the winner for the awards you nominated for. Remember there is still time to become a committee member and help the runners for the coming year. See you Friday at 19:00

EA Coach Tom Craggs Session 2

  • Posted on: 12 January 2018
  • By: Didcot Runners
A thank you to Tom and see you again in February

With a great turn out of enthusiastic runners Tom posts " Lovely evening spent with the fantastic athletes at Didcot Runners and their awesome coach Lisa supporting them for @EnglandAthletic #ClubRun programme. Full commitment, lots of smiles & a quality session of fast hills mixed with vo2 on the flat."

If you have any questions please contact Lisa or Tom directly. 

A thank you to Tom and see you again in February

Boxing Day run with Harwell Harriers

  • Posted on: 26 December 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners
Boxing Day at The Clumps

After a cold start to the day, it was all set right with chats with our fellow club members and festive treats to finish. 

Coach: Tom Craggs

  • Posted on: 9 December 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

"Wow, what an amazing Coach Tom is. 
He arrived at the club at 6pm and left at 10:30pm. That's a lot of extra time to have given us. His advice was very, very good, and there was no question too big for him. His experience, knowledge , and passion stands out a mile." We look forward to seeing you in the New Year. 

Didcot 5 2017 Presentation to the Charities

  • Posted on: 23 November 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

A night where the money raised from the annual Didcot Runners Didcot Five Mile Race and Fun Run is officially presented to the chosen charities.

This year's efforts meant a total of £1500 each for the two local charities was able to be gifted. 

The Earth Trust http://www.earthtrust.org.uk & Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary http://www.donkeyrescue.co.uk

Thank you to all who had a hand in making this possible.

(photo credit to Andrew Casey)

The beginners have graduated

  • Posted on: 11 November 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners
Our Graduated Beginners Nov 2017

Congratulations to all the beginners that started their journey Sept 2017.  It is a real joy to train with them, some not being able to run 100 metres and some that wanted to get back into running with a friendly group of like minded people. 

Parkrun saw a great turn out from the runners aswell as Didcot Runners helpers, all encouraging them to the finish line. 

Theresa will be running an Improvers group on Tuesdays which will bring the runners from 5km to 10km with a 10km race at the end, sometime in February. Ian will be running intervals on a Thursday to offer confidence to the group. There are of course the usual main group that they can get involved in. 

Well done to everyone. You are all amazing.

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Christmas party spaces available

  • Posted on: 8 November 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

Christmas meal and disco.
This is your chance to celebrate christmas with your fellow runners and look back on a great year for the club. We can enjoy a festive 3 course meal followed by a disco. We can all run, but can we dance...? We'll find out on the dance floor.

Price: £36 per person. Partners Welcome.

Limited spaces available, so contact Simon Woods by FB or simon.woods33@googlemail.com to reserve your tickets.
 

3 things to note. 
1) spaces still available
2) full payments required by the end of the week (10th November
3) menu choices also required by the end of the week.

Read on for more info...
There are still a few spaces for the Christmas Party, let me know if you're interested either on Facebook or simon.woods33@googlemail.com

It's almost time for me to confirm numbers to the venue, so please can I have all payments by the end of the week? online payment is my preference, but cash would be just fine.

I've attached the menu, please can you send me your choices for all 3 courses by Friday 10th November latest

Christmas Dinner Menu

Starters:

-Pressed terrine of chicken & smoked ham hock served with festive-spiced chutney, micro salad & rye bread croute's
-Poached & smoked salmon served with dill croquette, winter leaves, lemon & chervil crème fraîche dressing
-Cream of parsnip & celeriac soup, Butter-roasted croutons, braised pearl barley & sour cream (v)

Main Courses:

-Traditional roast turkey served with Sage & onion stuffing, pigs in blankets, Seasonal vegetables, sea salt & thyme roast potatoes
-Roasted fillet of smoked cod served with Parmesan creamed potato, roasted scallions & wild mushroom sauce
-Brie, mushroom & cranberry Wellington served with Root vegetables, white onion & thyme cream sauce (v)

Desserts:

-Traditional Christmas pudding served with Brandy sauce
-Rich chocolate torte served with Cranberry, blueberry and orange compote
-Classic lemon tart served with Raspberry essence & vanilla crème fraiche

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