#RunandTalk evening

  • Posted on: 29 January 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

Tuesday 31st Jan  is#RunandTalk run
We are running the Hagbourne Route, don't forget your torches.
(#RunandTalk week during the 28th Jan- 3rd Feb)

We have registered a run for #RunandTalk week, through RunTogether to improve our mental wellbeing through running and to break down the stigma associated with mental health by getting people talking about it.

Ideas for your run:
- Take a few minutes to say hello to someone that you don't usually talk to. introduce yourself and find out one thing about them.

- Buddy yourself with another person you don't normally run with. maybe that person is a member or maybe they are trying the club out for their first time. 

- Pace yourself slower so you can talk to more than one person.

- Stay behind for a drink and a social chat at The Ladygrove.

Whatever you decide to do, chat with friends and have fun. Think of how you are improving your own wellbeing and others.



Are you receiving club emails?

  • Posted on: 29 January 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

Are you receiving club emails? If you are but they keep going into your junk folder, simply follow these instructions below:  Add the senders address to your trusted list and address book. (Your email provider is deciding what is junk, based on keywords in subject and message).

Adding safe addresess should over-ride this.

If you are still having issues, please let me know.  All messages will be added to the website, so please do keep an eye on website to see if you are missing information.  If you don't tell me, I won't know to help you and I am here to help you.

New Beginners course- Start date Thursday 16th February 2017

  • Posted on: 23 January 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

New to 2017, new to running, new look to beginners.

Yes, our beginners group has under gone a massive face lift.

Our aim, remains the same, to get you to run 5Km in 8 weeks.

The venue and time, remains the same, Didcot Football Club at 18:50 for a 19:00 start.

The beginners Group is now registered with RunTogether. Registration will be on-line. Please follow the link: https://runtogether.co.uk/

We will now meet on a Thursday evening. The cost will be £15.00 for the 8 weeks course.

The new start date is now 16th February.

Finally, one thing that hasn't changed will be the fun and friendly environment of the Beginners Group.

If you have any questions please E-mail: beginners@didcotrunners.org.uk

Cross Country Round 3- Harwell, Sunday 5th February

  • Posted on: 10 January 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

Round 3 of Cross Country- Harwell

Bottom line up front.Who is coming to race in this Round? and who will be coming to the post race lunch? Please let me know by Saturday 28th January, so I can inform he league of our teams and inform the pub. All information is listed below.

What are the race timings? Mens Race 11:25- 8.5km.  Ladies Race 12:05 - 6.5km

What do you need to bring: Race numbers, (I have spares) Club Vest, £tbc car parking money and a smile. Meet at the club for lift sharing at 09:45.


NOTE FROM THE LEAGUE MANAGER Anyone seen urinating in public will be identified and their club informed. The individual identified will be disqualified from the race and banned from the League. This is private land. There will be no access for runners or vehicles before 09.00am on February 5th.

Round information is found on the OXL website: http://www.oxonxc.org.uk/events/index.php?viewevent=1827


Don't forget the Results from Round 2:


Ladies are in Division 3 position 15, 31 out of 35 teams. (moved up)

Team A: Moved UP 2 places from last round, Keep an eye on teams: Eynsham, Bicester and Cherwell

Team B: Moved UP 5 places from last Round, Keep an eye on teams:abingdon F & E and Witney D

Team C: we didn't qualify for Team c this round.

Men are in Division 3 position 11 out of 27 teams. (Held position)
Team A: holding our position from round one.Keep an eye on teams: Highworth and take position to score less points. 
Team B: We didn't qualify for Team B this round

If you would like to volunteer to Marshal at this Round, let Theresa know and she can put you in contact with the race director.


Pub lunch afterwards is booked at Hart of Harwell, OX11 0EH at 14:00

Meal Choices are here, depending on numbers we may need to pre-order, I will keep updated. http://www.hartofharwell.com/our-food_46_3.html

Keeping up to date with England Athletics events and news

  • Posted on: 10 January 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

Take your time to read through offers available to club members, http://www.englandathletics.org/?hidesplash=1  You should get a newsletter from England Athletics, if you dont receive it, let myself or the membershp secretary know and we can check your details are up to date.. If there is anything that you see and you would like to get involved in, please contact Secretary@didcotrunners.org.uk who can help put the wheels in motion.

Anyone interested in running Nationals for Cross Country, in Nottingham, Saturday 25th February. 

  • Posted on: 10 January 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

Anyone interested in running Nationals for Cross Country, in Nottingham, Saturday 25th February. 
(no Qualification needed) http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/the-national-cross-country-champion... run 8km at 14:20 and men run 12km at 15:00
Its chip timing, £7 per person.  If you are interested in running this race, please let me know as soon as possible as I need to enter you individually or into a team.

 Deadline for this race is 13th January. Let me know by 12th, So I can enter members in good enough time.

email secretary@didcotrunners.org.uk ASAP


County championships for Cross Country, 2017

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

A special mention to Sian Loveless who came 10th overall in the County Cross Country Championships on Saturday 7th January at Stowe. It was a tough field and well attended.Well done Sian.

Committee Vacancies

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

Dear All Members. The AGM is fast approaching and it is my responsibility to advertise the committee vacancies for 2017. So listed below are the positions that we require nominees for: 

  • Vice Chair
  • Membership Secretary
  • Social Secretary
  • Wellbeing Officer
  • Championship Coordinator
  • Cross Country Coordinator

However, please note that all positions are considered vacant on the evening; including Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

A draft copy of the Roles & Responsibilities of Committee Officers is attached to your email. Please note that this document shall be discussed and voted on during the AGM before it is formally accepted. We would like you all to have a read through and if you feel you are the right person for a role, please nominate yourself via email to Theresa (secretary@didcotrunners.org.uk) by 17th January. Note that all nominations must be seconded by another member. 

If more than one person stands for the same role, there will be a ballot at the AGM to decide who takes ownership of the role. Please note only First Claim members can vote (if required) on any motion raised during the AGM. 


Upcoming Ordinary Meeting

  • Posted on: 5 January 2017
  • By: Didcot Runners

There will be an ordinary meeting next Tuesday (10th January) to present the results of the tail runner survey and to discuss what the club would like us to do with the findings going forward. If anyone has any other buisness they would like to discuss please let myself or Theresa know. The meeting will be at the Football club following the club run; I will aim to start at around 8.15 pm. I hope that as many people as possible can attend as this is an important topic for the club.