There was a good Dursley turn out at the first cross country race of the season at Bourton on the 15th of October. Twelve Dursley Athletes ran altogether which included one our junior runners from our Summer Athletics programme, with another U11 from this programme one running for Stroud AC. This meant we had enough for a ladies and men’s team with 5 ladies, 6 men and 1 junior.
The Return of the Magnificent Dozen
Sunday 12th February 2107
The Dursley Dozen is now in its 28th year and is established as one of the toughest off-road races around and run under the ARC rules.
A multi-terrain race of twelve miles over hillsides, roads, woodland, open country, mud, more mud, and solid rock. The course sets off steeply up a road for 200 metres and the ascends a woodland track to the top of Stinchcombe hill.
With 45 Dursley runners the start line it was one of the biggest entries for DRC at the Stroud Half for a while. 2016 has seen a new generation of runners coming though and Mike Crompton is next in a long line of competitive club level runners from Dursley Running Club. His 17th position in 79 minutes an impressive result, with a significant personal best 0f 01:35.
The Berkeley 10K saw triathlon legend Chrissie Wellington on the start line along with another 305 runners. Despite the wet and humid conditions, a number of runners entered on the day. This included winner Anthony Glover. An unaffiliated runner, Anthony had a handsome lead by the 5km mark and neither Simon Campbell (Cirencester AC) nor Rob Cowland (Thornbury RC) could pull him back. Full results are available here
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