Tuesday night is club night, we meet at Dursley Rugby Club, otherwise known as The Stragglers, at 6.00 for 6.15 aiming to leave at around 6.30.
During the summer months runs take us through the picturesque lanes and countryside of Gloucestershire, and during the winter we hit the road. After the run some retire to the Bell in Dursley others retire home for a rest!
Don’t run on your own come along and enjoy the company. We now have 7 groups running with an entry level group for any one new to or returning to running. If you are in this latter category also keep an eye open for our Walk2Run programme that starts in January and runs for 12 weeks.
Group target paces for winter road running are listed below:
G1- Cheetahs < 7:30 pace
G2- Antelopes 7:20-8:15
G3 - Leopards 8:00-9:00
G4 - Lions 8:45-9:45
G5 - Hares 9:30-10:30
G6 - Greyhounds 10:15-11:30
G7 - pace to suit group
Please remember in the winter NO HI-VIZ NO RUN, this rule is as much for other runners safety as your own, a car swerving to avoid an unseen runner creates dangers for others. You can buy Hi-viz d from Club but best to check kitman will be there on night if you have not got any. This can be done via Dursley Running Club facebook page or club e-mail.
All segments should start with runners knowing where next stopping point is, if in doubt ASK, also a "lanterne rouge" back marker to be identified for that segment. If yuo are a quicker runner who has stepped down a group or two because of injury, illness, fatigue or a desire to meet new friends please respect that groups pace.
Head torches are recommended for those running the lanes, please remember to "dip" your headlights if traffic approaches, we want to alert traffic of our presence not to blind them. Whilst you are running in a group and there is likely to be a leader advising on stop points and ensuring groups stays together individual runners need to take responsibility for their own safety e.g. when crossing roads, running into direction of traffic unless otherwise directed.
Further guidelines on running will be issued imminently
Below is a menus of runs, more will be posted soon and these are likely to be shorter runs for groups 5 to 6
Thursday Nights start at 7PM generally these nights are structured training sessions, get to practice pacing, running up hills, running faster than normal. Suitable for all levels of runner.
Friday and Sunday Mornings - a number of club members run on these days, again runs are posted on facebook and or announced at club nights on a Tuesday.
In the summer we see many groups running off road, there are a number of groups that continue road running, these tend to be around G4 -G6 levels. We start the summer with the Four Peaks Run and as along run hi-viz and torches are a good idea.
Please remember when running in the countryside to:
1. be aware of livestock, young cattle can be frightened by large groups of brightly colored runners, especially in the spring,
2. Please close gates when used,
3. Use footpaths and bridleways,
4. On long off road runs good to have a mobile within group - turned ankles can require "rescue"
Enjoy your running!