One of the fantastic elements of the London marathon is the number of good causes that benefit from the runners’ efforts. DRC believe in making a difference whether it is helping people of any age become fitter and heathier, supporting schools with their out of schools clubs, donating percentage of race profits to charities each year. This year’s chosen club charity is Bailey Griffiths from Cam. Bailey is 9, an incredible young lady who is profoundly deaf and has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. This year Dursley Running Club members and family members have raised over £23,000 for a variety of national and local charities a fantastic achievement

It has been two years since we last consulted with members about the direction of the club. We had been working on a sense of direction or “vision” at the time and the survey really reinforced the fact that people valued the inclusive and friendly nature of the club, with a fair proportion wishing to be supported in improving their running.

Dursley Running Club – Grand Prix 2017


This is a new championship for the club which will result in both a men’s and ladies champion based on race results gathered through the whole year (we mean club year so October to September).  Points will be accumulated by every participant attending any of the designated races, along with one or two option races, and then at the end of the year, the man and lady with the highest points will be crowned champion.

Emma Denton is doing an age related running challenge this year to raise funds for the charity RP Fighting Blindness. She is running 40 races to celebrate turning 40 - 10 marathons, 10 Half marathons, 10 10k's and 10 family races. Her Children Charlie and Daisy are supporting her doing 11 and 9 races themselves.

Road Running in the Dark – Safety Rules and Advice

These guidelines have been developed as the club has become larger and more groups are running around Dursley and its environs. Not only do we want our runners to be safe but we want the community to recognise that Dursley Running Club members are responsible and considerate, and such behaviours will promote a good image for the club.