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


-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)


-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

Didcot 5 Presentation and London Marathon Draw

  • Posted on: 31 October 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

Dear Didcot Runners, 

A huge thank you to everyone who helped with the Didcot 5 mile run and fun run held on the 2nd July this year. We raised a whopping £1500 each for the Earth Trust and Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary! 

We would like to invite the whole club to attend an evening presentation to the charities, to thank you all for your support. 

The event will be held on Tuesday 21st November at the football club from 20:00, following the club run. Presentations to the charities will be at 20:30 and you can hear how the donations will be put to good use. 

Like last year, there will be a buffet and we would be grateful if you could bring along a contribution to this. The bar will also be open! 

New to this year's event the London Marathon ballot will also be announced in the evening. 

Please let us know if you are intending to make the evening - we will be setting up a facebook event. 

Hope to see you there,  The Didcot 5 team 

Club Draw Date for London Marathon

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

Keep those rejection letters/ emails and why not try to win a place through the Club Draw on Tuesday 21st November. The draw will take place after the usual club run. See email sent/ facebook message for eligibility.

Foam rollers are our friends:Physio Talk

  • Posted on: 27 September 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

A huge thank you to Charlotte Lattin to delivering an informative talk about Injury Prevention to all the runners last night. Making it fun and with practicals and tips, I'm sure we will all love our foam rollers again after learning that we only need to spend 2mins after a run to relase the muscles to help. If you would like to book an appointment or would like to ask Charlotte a question please contact her on http://www.charlottelattinmassage.com For more information on classes, treatments or 1:1 PT sessions please call 07725 334604, email charlottelattin@btinternet.com - Charlotte is offering £5 off your first treatment


Beginners, week 1 session

  • Posted on: 26 September 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

A great turn up for the Beginners and a lovely amount of helpers from the Club. Thank for you to all for making it a great session and dont forget, you all ran ONE MILE. Incredible. See you all on Thursday.    

Beginners start this week.. Thursday 21st September

  • Posted on: 17 September 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

The next course will start on 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/

If you would like more information please email beginners@didcotrunners.org.uk or visit the Didcot Beginners Group Facebook page

Pangbourne 10km Championship

  • Posted on: 10 September 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners
Championship club photo

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.