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 & Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

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 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

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.