Clumps training starts tonight on Thursday evenings

  • Posted on: 4 May 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

Reminder: Training at The Clumps tonight.

If you are heading from Didcot to the Clumps, go passed the main public car park on your right and head slightly downhill towards the village. As you head down the hill, the Earth Trust Car Park is on the right at the Barn. The gate will be open for you to use. Go through the gate and bear left and you will see a oval carpark outside the Barn. There are no toilet facilities, as as Lisa reminded you yesterday, bring some water and/or inhaler (if you use one).  Have Fun.

Upcoming Socials 2017

  • Posted on: 24 April 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

Dates for your diary...

Saturday 3rd June, 10am. Social Thames Run. 
Saturday 8th July, 3pm, The Didcot Runners Bake Off
Saturday 19th August, 12pm. Punting in Oxford. (sorry, no punting emoji).

Read on for further info, but please take note of these dates and keep an eye on this page for updates.

Social Thames Run. A casual group run along the Thames path ending with lunch at the Waterfront Cafe, Benson. There will be multiple distances available, ranging from 5 to 15 miles. 

Bake Off. This will be a chance for us to get competitive without running, whilst showing off some of our artistic flair. Basically an excuse to eat lots of cake. This will be held at the Plough Inn, Long Wittenham which has a lovely long garden and should provide the perfect setting. There will be a prize for the best cake voted by you. Bring the family along too.

Punting. This could be fun.... If you haven't tried punting before, I hightly recommend it. It's a fun technique to learn. Starting from Magdalen Bridge, Oxford, this is a great section of the river Cherwell. We can go out for 1 or 2 hours, costing around £5 each for 1 hour or £10 each for 2 hours (TBC). We are also able to take food and drink aboard. 

It'd be nice to see some initial feedback on these events. Just to get an idea of attendance. 

Thanks and well done to London Marathon runners... Great stuff!

"London's Calling...."

  • Posted on: 11 April 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

Any runners taking part in the London Marathon are invited to come to the Football Club at 10:30am on Saturday 15th April.  A photographer will be there to meet you and take a group photo, please wear what you will be wearing on Race Day.  If you are unable to make it, please email with your phone number and the journalist, Georgina will call you to interview you, so you can get a mention in the article. 


Congratulation to the Beginners..

  • Posted on: 7 April 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

.. and welcome to the Improvers.  Sessions start next Tuedays 11th.. Check out the Calender for route information and also the Beginners Facebook page. 

Next Committee Meeting

  • Posted on: 22 March 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

March's Committee Meeting minutes have now been published. 

Your committee will be holding the monthly meeting to discuss the daily 'runnings' of the club on Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 20:00 at DTFC. If youd like a topic added to the agenda, email

2017 Oxfordshire Club Road Relays- 30th April 2017

  • Posted on: 13 March 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

The annual relays, hosted by AAC.  The club relays take place on Sunday 30 April 2017 in the afternoon, at Abingdon Rugby club, Lambrick Way, Abingdon OX14 5TJ.  The first race starts at 3pm (hour later than last year).  Teams are made up of three runners for women. There will be senior (15 years and over) and masters teams (35 years and over). Men's teams are made up of six runners. Senior (15 years and over) and masters (40 years and over).Entry must include an estimated 5km time per team member. £5 per person Entries are done through and verified through England Athletics to ensure we have the correct runners in the correct categories

For any team to run, we would also need to provide 2 volunteers to marshall, the marshall may run in a race.  Note: Runners need to be Didcot Runners 1st or 2nd Claim members, have an up to date membership and wear a club vest/top.

Closing date for entries is 23 April. There will be no late entries.  All entries will be submitted by myself, so have a chat among yourselves, see if you'd like to get a team together and let me know.

Cross Country Results Season '16-'17

  • Posted on: 6 March 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

Season ’16-’17 Cross Country Results

It has been a magical and fun packed season, with runners persistently turning up to every single round. This shows in the overall individual standings, see the absolutely fantastic results below.

Ladies  Team A Started the season at position 17 out of 43 teams, Finishing an astonishing 10th in the 3rd division.

(in the last round, Didcot Runners conceded the least amount of points, what a way to finish the season!)



The A team, and what a team that has been over the season, we started the season at position 11th and are now in the top 10 at 10th. This may not sound like we have not done very much, but we have held our position throughout the season, round by round looking out for other clubs to overtake and take the points. Keeping the team positive and having a full team helped the scores every time.

FINAL Individual Standings are as follows


Women   Senior (out of 32)     18th Eileen Naughton -220 (+ 6 places from the last round)

Vet35 (out of 33)    22nd Clare Ludlow - 203 (+3 places from the last round)     28th Theresa Lamble - 333 (+10 places from the last round)


Men  Senior (out of 64)    30th Ben Adams - 252 (+15 places from the last round)   60th Daniel Fisher - 606 (+ 20 places from the last round)

Vet40 (out of 63)   45th Andrew Forster - 417 (+ 9 places from the last round)    63rd - Jonathan Boucard - 739 (+ 17 places from the last round)

Vet50( out of 39)   18th Dave Knopp - 532 (+10 places from the last round)   37th Noel Francis - 728 (+ 4 places from the lat round)


Just a note of thanks to Sian Loveless, for really putting her best foot forward, Sian was only able to make a couple of the Rounds, but what an extraordinary effort she put in for Didcot Runners and for herself,  Round 4, Sian came in 11th Lady at 27:12  Round 5, Sian came in 10th Lady at 31:36I wonder at how she would have done, if she had made the full season.

Congratulations to the winners of their categories. A thank you again to everyone. See you next season x


If anyone would like to take on the role of entries & scoring, Frank is retiring from the role. Check out the link attached for more details