ITS HERE  THE 2015 DOZEN ......

The fog is gradually lifting on a cold day in Dursley to reveal one of the best off road courses around

Start time 10.30am

A challenging 12 mile multi terrain course around the beautiful Dursley hills

Information for runners is here

Now full – no further entries

Please give yourself plenty of time to get to Race HQ to pick up your number and chip

Going: is now pretty complex! Some elements of course very slippy over hard ground, other areas have crusty, semi frozen mud, and some very runnable sections over leave mould. Low temperatures forecast for tomorrow. Also the course changes significantly once a couple of hundred runners have been through! Course will be well marked and marshalled, the roping of the precipice ropes has also been suitably improved this year   ENJOY.....

Most importantly the cakes are ready for for the finishers, and maybe the odd starter


Eye Eye, what’s Emma up to ...?

Speedy Dursley runner Emma Denton is running the London Marathon dressed as an eye. She’s aiming to be the fastest woman to run a marathon dressed as a human organ. But she’s not just in it for the ocular glory. She’s also raising money for RP Fighting Blindness, a charity dedicated to stimulating and supporting high-quality medical research, with the aim of increasing scientific understanding of retinitis pigmentosa and related eye conditions that lead to a gradual progressive reduction in vision.

Sponsor Emma at



Dave Wood has kindly provided a list of up and coming multi terrain races for those you like hills, mud, stinging nettles and beautiful views of the country side.


Most will accept entry on the day (EOD), although the Sodbury Slog is always full months in advance.


These races vary from a mild/moderate outing, such as the "Devils Chimney Chase" to a very hard outing the "Major Muggle" or the "Mendip Muddle" which is a fell race and classed as a category C (easiest) in the long section. Times in brackets are race start times, but I suggest anyone wanting to do any of these check the organising clubs website for fuller details.


Saturday 14/07/2012 (6pm)        -    "Devils Chimney Chase" Organised by Almost Athletes RC Cheltenham. (10k) EOD 


Saturday 11/08/2012 (2pm)        -    "Cranham 5 - Pre Feast Beast" Organised by Gloucester AC (5 miles) EOD


Saturday 12/08/2012 (10am)        -    "Buckholt 5 - The Beast" Organised by Gloucester AC (14 miles) EOD


Sunday 12/08/2012 (11am)        -    "Standish Woodland Chase" Organised by Stroud AC. (10 miles) EO





Sunday 11/11/2012 (11am)        -    "Sodbury Slog" Organised by Bitton Running Club (8.5 miles) Pre entry a must


Sunday 14/10/2012 (11am)        -    "Mendip Muddle" Organised by Weston AC (20k) Pre enter to ensure a place


Sunday 09/09/2012 (10-30am)    -    "Woodchester Park" Organised by Stroud AC (8 miles) EOD






Events listed are either local or have Dursley Runners planning to take part.

There are also a number of series and leagues running through the year. These are good events to meet familiar faces, gauge progress and sometimes even have a beer afterwards: Gwent and Gloucester XC leagues, Weston Prom Series, Pilot Fitness 5 Miler and Severn AC's White Horse 5K.

Not all dates are available but the list will be updated regularly. If you want to add events, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2014 calendar




New Years 5 mile Road Race

1 Jan

Severn AC @ Pilot Inn

Rough and Tumble

12 Jan

10 Mile off road event

Riverside Rollick

19 Jan 014

Thornbury Running Club


Gloucestershire XC league

1 Feb

Plock Court, Gloucester

Mayhill massacre

2 Feb

Dursley Dozen

9 Feb

Dursley Running Club

Winter 5 Mile Road Race

15 Feb

Severn AC @ White HorseSandhurst

National XC Championships

22 Feb

Wollaton Park, Nottingham

Bourton 10K

23 Feb

Bourton Road Runners

Castle Combe Chilly 10K plus Duathlon

23 Feb

DB Max Events

Terminator 11

23 Feb

Pewsey Vale Running Club


Bath Marathon

2 March

Now Full

Gloucester 20

16 March

Gloucester Athletic Club

Grocery 4 Miler

22 March

Severn AC @ White Horse, Sandhurst

Hogweed Hilly Half VI

30 March

Hogweed Trotters

Cleevewold 14

30 March

Cheltenham and County Harriers


Chedworth Roman Trail

6 April

Cirencester AC

London Marathon

13 April


Frenchay 10K

13 April

Charity Event

Severn AC Easter 10K

19 April

Severn AC @ White Horse, Sandhurst


Berkeley 10K

Dursley Running Club

Hogweed Trotters 10K

Hogweed Trotters

Beer Race

28 May

4 Mile Fitness Run

1st Thursday of Month

Severn AC The Pilot Inn Quedgeley

Severn AC 5K

3rd Thursday of Month

Severn AC The White HorseSandhurst


Frampton 10K

7 July

Stroud AC


Standish Woodland Chase

10 August

Stroud AC


Cirencester Park 10K

Cirencester AC

Woodchester 10 K

Stroud AC


Hogweed Muggles

Hogweed Trotters

Stroud Half Marathon

Stroud AC

Original Mountain Marathon


Sodbury Slog

Bitton RR

Get your entries in early

Glos XC Country League

Blackbridge Gloucester


Xmas tree run

Forest of Dean AC

Glos XC Country League

Pilot Inn Boxing Day 4 miler

Pilot Inn Gloucester

The kind folk of Yeovil Town RRC have kindly sent us a list of events that they are hosting in the coming year. Yeovil is not exactly  local so the events have not been posted on the calendar of local events but if any club members fancy going and want others to know we can post on the calendar, send a group e-mail or make an announcement at club night.