London Marathon 2017 Club Ballot

  • Posted on: 11 October 2016
  • By: Didcot Runners

London Marathon Place eligibility:

  1. b)  The draw for the London Marathon Place will take place at the end of October. Runners wishing to be entered into the draw must give their name to the Club Secretary.
  2. c)  Runners can only enter the draw if they are fully paid up First Claim members of `The Club` and if they themselves have entered the London Marathon but were not successful in their application. They need to send their unsuccessful slip to the Club Secretary, together with a description of how they meet the eligibility criteria.
  3. d)  Even though you `win` the place you still have to pay for it. It’s just guaranteeing you a place.
    To be able to enter the club ballot, you must be a member of the club and come to the club on a regular basis. You must wear the Club vest when you run the London Marathon.
  4. e)  To be able to enter the club ballot you must have helped with the running of the club in some way, i.e. volunteered to help with the Didcot 5, be on or help the committee, been a tail runner/buddy, etc. 

The winner will be drawn out of the hat by a non­-interested party.

A great turn out for the Oxford Half Marathon

  • Posted on: 9 October 2016
  • By: Didcot Runners

Well done to all our members who ran and volunteered for the last Summer Championship race today. A magnificent turn out and club visibilty. #Oxfordhalf

We have been shortlisted for the nomination: Best Established Charity/Community Group

  • Posted on: 6 October 2016
  • By: Didcot Runners

Didcot Runners has been shortlisted to receive a prestigious Business & Community Award (BACAs)!.  Following a nomination in the Charity/Community Sector: Best Established Charity/Community Group category.  Thank you all so much for your support and votes. we will share any further information with you soon. The awards night is 18th November 2016.

Fleetmeadow route tonight 4th October 2016

  • Posted on: 4 October 2016
  • By: Didcot Runners

Tonight is the new route Fleetmeadow and it has been donated from Noel - it’s quite straight forward, but we suggest you buddy up for this route to reduce the chance of you getting lost. We would like to advise you that a headtorch maybe needed at times. The route is 5.5 miles, Noel, Sue P, Dave E, Theresa, Rachael H have all ran the route if you need some guidance or check out the map on the calender. There are many points in the run if you would like to make this a smaller run or a longer one. Take care and remember your hi-viz and head torch to stay safe.  Please feedback to the committee if you have any concerns or if you have enjoyed the new route, or maybe if you would like to give the club a run of your own to follow and use. 

Upcoming social events, payments required.

  • Posted on: 4 October 2016
  • By: Didcot Runners
  • Christmas meal on Friday 9th December - Please can you send your balance to Theresa by 1st November in readiness to pay the venue.
  • Bowling is set for 21st October at the Kassam Stadium, the lanes are BOOKED, if you would like to come along, please contact Theresa to make payment.
  • Could those of you joining us for the Loose Cannon brewery tour on the 18th get your payment to Simon Woods as soon as possible.


    Cross Country Season 2016-2017

    • Posted on: 4 October 2016
    • By: Didcot Runners

    Cross country - If anyone would like to be added to the team sheets for this season, please speak to Theresa and Andrew or message them your interest. Team sheets need to be submitted by next week. You can join in the fun during the course of the season (season being November- March) but Theresa would need 7 days to add you to the following Round.

    Presentation evening for the Didcot 5 charities

    • Posted on: 24 September 2016
    • By: Didcot Runners

    Thank you for all of your help with the Didcot 5 race this year. We are very pleased to say that your efforts managed to raise £2000! This will be split between the Earth Trust and the Damascus Youth Project.

    We would like to invite you all to celebrate this at the presentation evening on Tuesday 27th September, in the Club Suite at the Didcot Football Club from 20:00, with presentations at 20:30. There will be a buffet afterwards. if you can make it, it would be very helpful if you could let us know, and also if you could bring something along for the buffet! 

    Everyone is welcome! Hope to see you all there!   From Katie, Sian and the Didcot 5 team

    Upcoming meetings...

    • Posted on: 15 September 2016
    • By: Didcot Runners

    Both meetings will be held after the club run at Didcot town Football Club, email if you would like anything added for discussion.  An email has been sent to each member with more details. If you have not received anything, please check your contact details are up to date on the England Athetics profile

    Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th October 

    Ordinary Meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th October 


    Social event, 18th October organised by Simon Woods

    • Posted on: 15 September 2016
    • By: Didcot Runners

    Loose Canon Brewery Tour - This is a bit different to some of the other events which people post in this group, but, some of us have been discussing a club night to the very popular Loose Canon Brewery in Abingdon for one of their tours. £15 per head gets you a brief tour, unlimited ale (there is something for everyone), a free pint or half pint glass and sausage & chips (veg option available). 

    The next tour is on Tuesday 18th October at 7pm and finishes at 21:30 and there are still plenty of spaces available. I am already booked on so if anyone would like to join me, please contact me and I'll let you know further details/how to book. There is also information on the Loose Canon website. contact Simon woods on the facebook page or message who will pass the message on.