Congratulations to our runners that tackled this race at the weekend, a great turn out, with Sian coming in as First lady. Well done to those that ran a PB too on this course, with great encouragement from runners and supporters it was a race to remember. A thank you to Geoff too for baking Viennese whirls (or Vienesse Waltz as the compère was saying) they were delicious, followed by a lovely social meal afterwards to talk tactics for the last championship race-Oxford Half. Results can be found http://my3.raceresult.com/60954/results?lang=en#
Who would like a join us in an evening of bowling?
Pink Pin Friday is on offer for that date which is: if you get a strike while the pink pin shows, you win a prize.
When: Friday 21st October 2016
Where: Bowlplex (Hollywood bowl), Kassam Stadium, OX4 4XP
Cost: £6.49 per person per game (£12.95 for two games)
Contact Secretary@didcotrunners.org.uk if you'd like to join in the fun, so the lanes can be booked.
All payments are due up front, let me know by 30th September. If you'd like my banking details for convenience of payment.
A big welcome to all the beginners that came to the first session last night, it was a really great turn out and we hoped you all enjoyed the session (and that you don't ache too much this morning). Everyone put in a brilliant effort on the 'magic mile'.
If you couldn't make it for the first week, don't worry, print off the form and bring it along with you to the next session and let the run leaders know you will be coming. https://www.facebook.com/groups/448710201921051/
The first step is always the hardest and that's the one that gets you out of the door. Well done to you all. See you all next week.
The tail runners doddle poll is still in operation and can be found pinned to the facebook group page. http://doodle.com/poll/bd6iww28f9aycmq6
As a committee, we have discussed the relevance for a tail runner over a number of committee meetings that we hold each month and as a result felt that it isn't useful as they do not run the full route, therefore are not in a position to help out with any first aid equipment that they carry around with them and can not guarantee runners safe return from the route.
This was getting increasingly difficult to conjure up volunteers to help without the threat of over-nagging on a weekly basis.
We discussed that what we need is for the tail runner to run the full route to benefit the club and its members.
The committee will not actively pursue people to tail run anymore, the doodle poll will be in action until the end of October as a trail period and then we will review it at a later date.
If anyone is unhappy with this please approach a member of the committee and your views will be discussed at the next committee meeting in October, alternatively if you have any other suggestions then please speak to one of us.
We are here to help you run the club how you would like it, we are here to listen to you. If you would like to hold an ordinary meeting, please contact a member of the committe and we wil be happy to discuss your view and ideas.
Dan is leaving us for a month to travel to Mumbai to meet with Mike and Helen. Have fun guys and make lots of memories.
I am a local sports massage therapist, based mainly from the UTC Oxfordshire Sports centre in Didcot. I have recently moved to this location but have been working as a massage therapist for the last 11 years. As a local resident I am keen to support the local sports clubs and would like to offer a £5 discount on initial massage treatments for members of local clubs. I have worked with people from a range of sporting backgrounds, from athletics to more contact based sports such as rugby, and the treatment room that I work from is spacious enough to allow for demonstrations of stretches and exercises to help prevent further injury and promote self-care – something I am very keen to encourage for all clients.
...plus some new routes for us to try. We are making a presence around Didcot residential areas, one is Fleetmeadow and the other is at Great Western park. Both routes you are able to shorten or lengthen to suit your running ability. If any member has any other routes they would like to share please speak to a member of the committee. Head torches needed for some routes, so please read notes.
The route starts off flat and then gently undulates along footpaths, bridleways, and tracks up onto the Ridgeway National Path from where you can enjoy some stunning views of the rolling Oxfordshire countryside.
Altogether a better way to spend a Bank Holiday Monday and a great showing from Didcot Runners, click the lik to view results http://www.barnesfitness.co.uk
A great turn out for the Didcot Runners and another club came up to us to thank us for our own race, "we love your 5 mile race, its the best".
It started with a drizzly morning, but that soon cleared up for the run itself, which was a shame. A brief briefing and the gun was fired, a few long straights and then we were on our way home. A couple of club runners running a PB and some chasing other competitors and pacing them around the course. Well done to everyone that showed up and ran and also the supporters that cheered us on. A lovely meal post race at The Fishes, North Hinkey for refuelling and some social chats about Pigeon Street and the Joy of Painting.
Click on the link for the photos taken and results http://www.hrr.org.uk/h5m/
Happy Bank Holiday Weekend and good luck with the Harwell Half Marathon to all our runners participating tomorrow.
Photo credited to Andrew Casey