After 3 years of running a summer athletics programme Dursley Running Club are restarting a Junior Section. Over the years Dursley and District Athletics Club encouraged junior athletes to get to know and love the sport of athletics and in the new guise of DRC we hope to do the same.

The initial aim of the Junior Section is to give our junior athletes a chance to stay in touch with the club over the winter, provide structured training plus the chance to take part in competition and or events. Having fun, developing skills, learning how to train and practicing how to race.

We continue to grow our coaching team, but at present resources are limited. So we are offering a programme that is sustainable for the club, this will be two sessions a month for 7 to 15 year olds with athletes encouraged to take part in a park run once a month, with the emphasis on enjoyment.  We are offering one road session a week for older juniors, 12 to 15. Once we get an idea of the number and abilities the programme will develop, it will be structured and based around having fun as well as embedding core skills of agility, balance and coordination

Membership of the Junior Section will provide discounted entry into the Summer Programme and affiliation to England Athletics will allow entry in to events and in the winter this mean being able to run in the remaining Gloucester AAA cross country races the first is DRCs hosted event at KLB on the 17th of December and the second is held a Pittville Park. These races are built into the programme. More details can be found at the following link

https://www.athletics4u.co.uk . We are also hope to join a League in the Summer of 2017 to give the young athletes a chance to compete in track and field events.

 

 

DRC Membership

EA Affiliation

Total

Under 11

£5

Free

£5

11 and over

£6

£14

£20

 

We have attached our programme for November and December this year in the google link. We have set up a closed group DRC Junior Section which you can ask to join, and we will post training and other events on this page.

As with the summer programme we parents/carers are to remain on site during sessions. At present DRC is unable to transport junior athletes to events.

If as a parent/carer you are interested in helping or becoming a coach speak to Dave Durden

I hope you find this all very exciting and we look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Dave Durden

Chair

Dursley Running Club