Another great Turnout for Didcot Runners. Watch out for Newbury News this Thursday, we will have our club photo in there in support of Pangbourne school.
The next course will start Thursday 21st September 2017.
The Beginners Course lasts 8 weeks and is aimed at a range of participants from complete beginners to returning runners. We will introduce you to jogging/running in a fun and friendly way.
Our goal will be for you to run 5km. We meet at Didcot Football Club ready to start at 19:00 on a Thurday evening and there will be a charge of £15.00 for the course. Each session will be no more than an hour long.
If you are interested and want to register please click on the link to register on line with Run Together https://runtogether.co.uk/groups/
A great turn out for Didcot Runners and with Mike finishing in the top 10, we certainly deserved the post race meal organised by the Socal Secretary. Some great times and New PB's made. A great run ran by all. well done everyone, see you all at he next championship race, Pangbourne 10km.
Dear Didcot Runners,
As some of you may be aware over the August bank holiday the club has for several years been involved with the Ridgeway Challenge and this year will be no different.
The Ridgeway Challenge (http://ridgewaychallenge.com/index.html) is an beautiful 86 mile Ultra-marathon from Ivinghoe Beacon to Avebury Stone Circle and this year there will be over 150 runners including our very own Paul Griffiths, Dave Knopp and Mike Suggate. The brave ladies and gent will have between 24 – 26 hours to complete the race with zero change to sleep and whatever rest they can get at one of the 9 checkpoints along the way.
Each of these checkpoints relies solely on volunteers and have vital supplies for the runners such as food, water, first aid, baggage drop and shelter. Tim the event organiser as asked us to man Goring Village Hall on Saturday August 26th. This is probably the busiest check point as it provides warm food and drink, indoor toilets, a chance to get changed in to fresh clothes, and is the half ways point in the race so people tend to retire here if they don’t feel they can make it.
So what am I asking for? The check point needs at least 16 volunteers to man the station between the hours of 4.30pm and 12.00am.
What will we be doing? Volunteers will be responsible for preparing food and drinks, checking runners in and out of the hall, sorting out baggage and marshalling the road outside.
Having run the race myself I can not stress how important these checkpoints are and without the help of Didcot Runners Tim will have a hard time manning this checkpoint. So if you are free on the evening of Saturday the 26th please let me know (email: email@example.com) and together we can help some fellow runs complete a monumental task.
Please see the latest committee meeting minutes, they have been emailed to you, popped on the closed FB page and also under the tab> Club info> meetings. If you have anything to add to the next agenda pleae email Secretary@didcotrunners.org.uk
Have your say before 31st July.
Some of members will be agreeing with the plans and some will be disagreeing with the plans.
Some of our members will be adding feedback for a "Track" to be placed in the new plans. Help the club to get better facilities for our training. Have your say.
Your feedback is anonymous (unless you add your name at the end)
It is your town, it is up to us to implement a better Didcot for us and for our families and for future generations.
Have your say! https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=149786530529
A toe to toe finish for the Fun Run, Kie Francis has returned to reclaim First place, First female over the line was Georgia Evans who made an outstanding effort to hold off 2nd place. Well done to all that have taken part and making our Fun Run a success. If you would like a video of your finish, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, DOB and time.
Thank you to everyone that turned up and ran either races and a thank you to the supporters that helped to raise money for our charities.
Didcot 5 mile race and 2 mile run run 2017 photos, link attached to Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10154452343350213.1073741944.5... courtesy of Andrew Casey. Please like and share
ALSO photos from Barry Cornelious are available : We would be grateful for the credit "Photo by Barry Cornelius" if you use one of the photos on Social Media http://www.oxonraces.com/photos/2017-07-02-didcot