Local Running Events

Deal Half 12.02.17

Whether you're looking for a 5k, a marathon (or even further!), here are a few websites listing local events and how to enter.... Nice Works - http://www.nice-work.org.uk/index.php Run Britain - http://www.runbritain.com/races Saxons, Vikings & Normans - http://www.saxon-shore.com/ UK Marathon Listings - http://www.apex-sports.co.uk/document/item-64-2017-uk-marathon-listing     … [Read more...]

Running Safety Reminder

When we train, the emphasis is always on safety. As a group, we ask our members to not wear headphones. Wearing headphones restricts communication with the group as well as decreases your awareness of the road. We also ask our members to ensure they wear high visibility gear when running, as this increases your visibility whilst on the road and to the other group members. Unfortunately, for your own safety, if you aren't wearing  high-vis clothing, you will be unable to run with the … [Read more...]

Kent Cross Country Championships – December 2017

Report by Angela Parker On Saturday 2nd December 2017 Ian McGilloway and Angela Wade went to Dartford to take part in the Kent Veterans Cross Country Championships hosted by Dartford Harriers. The race for Ladies (all age categories), Men’s 60-69 and M70+ started at 12 noon, the race that Angela was in and the Men’s 40-49 started at 12.45 which Ian took part in. The course was a typical cross country course with plenty of hairpin turns, contraflows, woodland tracks, short steep … [Read more...]

BMW Berlin Marathon – September 2017

Report by Angela Parker I woke up on the morning of the marathon before 6am and it was pouring with rain. The Friday and Saturday in Berlin had been lovely and warm days, not fair. By the time I had left the Hotel at 8am to make my way to the start at Tiergarten, it had eased to drizzle. The start area was very well set up. I cannot fault it. There were three waves and I was in the third wave. Each wave was set by the expected time of finish and the third wave was for those finishing … [Read more...]

The LWDA 18 and 32 Mile Challenge – August 2017

Report by Angela Parker On Saturday 26th August 2017 some of the DRR members took on the 18 and 32 miles White Cliffs Challenge organised by the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA). Despite the organiser’s name, runners were welcome and run we did. Gary and Michele Barnes, Jo Daniels, Angela Parker, Claire and Ben Thurgate took on the 18 miles challenge and Neil Coleman ran the 32 miles challenge. The start of the bank holiday weekend was not its usual weather wise. The day was a … [Read more...]

February Monday / Tuesday Sessions

Tuesday 6th February - 18.15 – Phil – Speed Session along the seafront. Meet at the subway shelter – by the statues near the Best Western Dover Marina Hotel. Tuesday 13th February - 18.30 – Timed pacing session at Crabble Athletic Ground (changed from the 18.15 seafront session due to bad weather) Tuesday 20th February - 18.15 – Sylvia - Hill session at Taswell Hill. Meet on the hill but park on a different road if possible to help keep the hill clear for us. Monday 26th February - … [Read more...]

London Marathon 2017 – Race Report

Angela - London Marathon 2017

   Report by Angela Parker, April 2017 I was at the blue start.  I arrived about 08.30 from Orpington, where we were staying, via London Bridge.  It was a nippy morning and the start area had water as well as tea and coffee facilities.  There was a big screen relaying the morning’s events.  The only DRR member that I saw there was Gem.  I handed in my bag on the lorry and made my way to the start zone.  I abandoned my outer clothing for charity and ran across the start line 10 minutes and 43 … [Read more...]

New York Marathon 2016

Angela & Elaine at the New York Marathon 2016

Report by Angela Parker and Elaine Ellender It is 4.30am on Sunday 6th November 2016 and we could not be more blessed with a better day for running the New York Marathon.  The morning was cool and predicted temperatures were for the mid-teens or high fifties depending on whether you prefer Celsius or Fahrenheit.  And they were not wrong.  The sun shone and the air was warm as we ran. After breakfast in Danny’s next door to our hotel, which was the Edison on 47th and 7th, we got on the … [Read more...]

Viking Ship Coastal Relay – Sunday 25 September 2016

Hello Vikings Drum Roll ------ Here are the teams.  Phil and I have tried to be fair as we can - if we feel any team has an advantage we will put a handicap on and will advise teams beforehand. You must decided your team your running order amongst you - we suggest your strongest runner goes first as they will run up the steps to Landgon and also run an extra leg to the finish. You must not change places once you start. Phil Coleman is Race Director on the day. Phil will need your team … [Read more...]