Championship Entries for London Marathon 2017

  • Posted on: 29 November 2016
  • By: Didcot Runners

If you achieve(d) a championship-qualifying performance for a marathon (or half marathon) in 2015 or 2016, you can now apply for a championship entry place in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon.

You needed to have completed a marathon (or half marathon) in the same time, or faster than, the times listed below – these are the official championship qualifying performance times. Your qualifying time must have been achieved after 1 January 2015:

Men: full marathon time sub 2h45, half marathon time sub 1h15

Women: full marathon time sub 3h15, half marathon time sub 1h30

Runners will need to submit their application by the closing date of Monday 9 January 2017 at 5pm. If successful they will then need to complete the online registration form by the closing date of Monday 23 January at 5pm.

Please note:If you already have a Good for Age place in the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon you do not need to apply again. Please email after 23 January for instructions on how to upgrade your entry.

or email for more details

B&CA Gala evening

  • Posted on: 24 November 2016
  • By: Didcot Runners

For those of you who missed Tuesday nights introduction, last Friday night myself, Dave KnoppJudy Foster and Paul Griffiths (Dave, Judy and Paul are a few of our longest serving members) had the honour of representing the club at the Didcot First - Business and Community Awards. It was an "interesting evening" (quote provided by Dave Knopp) with several speeches including one from local MP Ed Vaizey, performances from local acts, quite a lot of clapping and some good company of course! 

Although the club didn't win the award we should be proud to have been shortlisted (1 of 3) for the award of Best Established Charity/Community Group by our peers within the wider Didcot community. Being shortlisted shows that the community recognises the clubs efforts to bring people together through running, raise money for local charities and provide training and support to encourage people to get involved with the sport. 

So I would like to say thank you to those who put the club forward for nomination; Carla HowesSam Eggleton and Theresa Lamble. In addition to the wonderful Vanessa Jane Armond who worked hard in her spare time to gathered information from Eileen NaughtonGeoffrey JacksonLisa Martin and the Didcot 5 team to support the committee's nomination.

Finally a huge thank you to everyone involved with the club, it is really the members who make our club friendly, welcoming and successful. 

Well done everyone!

London Marathon 2017 Winners

  • Posted on: 16 November 2016
  • By: Didcot Runners

Congratulations to Noel Francis and John Talbot for winning the two club places for London Marathon 2017. Thank you for everyone that showed up to see who was representing the club and I'm sure some of you will be involved in their training runs and will be there to cheer them on along the route next April.  Well done guys, its over to you now. 

London Marathon club draw, 15th November

  • Posted on: 14 November 2016
  • By: Didcot Runners

Please see list of names on the Didcot Runners Facebook Page that have entered into the club draw for a London Marathon Place for 2017.  The draw will take place on Tuesday 15th November after the club run in the bar at the Football Club.  Entries closed on 08/11/2016, but if I have missed you off of the list, please contact me immediately.

Round 1 Cross Country '16-'17

  • Posted on: 6 November 2016
  • By: Didcot Runners

Congratulations all the Round 1 competitors for Cross Coutnry, Round 1, A great turn out to represent the club and some new faces to welcome into the fold. See you all again and More for Round 2, December 4th, Adderbury (£4 parking fee). See the FB page for much much more photos and a lovely updates.  Results are published:

Final call for: Cross Country Round 1 - Newbury Showgrounds

  • Posted on: 3 November 2016
  • By: Didcot Runners

Round 1, Cross Country ’16-’17. 

What do I need to know?
- Bring club vest. 
- Bring spikes/ trial trainers, not a necessity, but useful.
- Car Parking money £3 per car
-Bring ID and England Athletics membership card
- 09:15-Meet at the Football Club and we can sort out car sharing.
- Let Theresa know if you’d like to attend the post race meal,
-Theresa will have your number on the day.

If you are making your own way there, Mens race is 11:20 and the Ladies race is 12:00.Myself and Andrew will be there around 10am to set up the tent and get all the admin sorted. 

Where is it: Newbury ShowGround, Nearest Postcode: : RG18 9QZ

-Please let me know if you are coming to Round 1 to run, volunteer, support or coming to the pub afterwards.
- you can not run if you are not wearing club colours.

If you would like to run the next Round or other Rounds, please let me know and I will add you to the team sheets.

Check out the XC website for any further information.

Who likes scrolling through stats?

  • Posted on: 3 November 2016
  • By: Didcot Runners

If this is you, you should log into OR  These websites are linked, if you are signed into Power of 10, then you can not duplicate in the Run Britain website, vice versa.  This allows you to check all of your runs that are associated with your England Athletics membership number. It tells you all of your PB's for every race distance you have achieved, plus park run results.  Its' fantastic, check it out and see how far you have come. It also ranks you with Runbritainrankings too, so you can see national ranking ladders etc.  Always worth a look, even if your performances have dropped off due to injury or lack of motivation. You will be buried in statistics forever, good luck everyone. 

Race Results on the club website

  • Posted on: 31 October 2016
  • By: Didcot Runners

If you would like your results on the website, please let me know and I will add them:I would need to know: Race name / Race Distance / Your name / Your time.  You can send your results to

Also, if you get them sent by 21:00 on a given Sunday, then Rob Runner will submit to the papers, Herald Series.  Rob needs a little it extra information for the papers:  The Herald have requested that results are forwarded with your finishing position & Age Categories only need adding for over 35 males or females.  V followed by age cat (35,40,45,50 etc) for men.  LV followed by age cat (35.40,45,50) for (Ladies)