Race Report – Brighton Marathon Sunday 6th April 2014

By Julian Manser I woke up early on morning of marathon after getting around four hours sleep, my lack of sleep was most probably due to anticipation and anxiousness of the day ahead. The course of the marathon was mostly flat so overall was not too challenging apart from the long distance I was about to face. I set off at a steady pace soaking up the atmosphere and spurned on by the crowds. By the sixteen mile mark my legs started to feel like lead weights but I spurned myself on to … [Read more...]

Water of Life Half Marathon and 10k – 23rd March 2014

Water of Life Half Marathon and 10k, near Marlow  By Richard Phillips For those that don’t (yet) run, it is a great pastime for all ages and genders and in organised events you run both against those in your age and gender category and against yourself, searching for that elusive PB.  Jane and Richard Phillips of Dover Road Runners travelled to the Water of Life event that starts at the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey near Marlow and winds its away along the … [Read more...]

Race Report – Sheffield Half Marathon 6th April 2014 (by Angela Parker)

Sheffield Half Marathon – 6th April 2014.   This was the 32nd year for this race and the first from the new Don Valley Bowl.  There was big PR surrounding this event with Mark Lebett from ITV’s The Chase programme starting the firing gun and Porsche of Sheffield allowing the winner of the half marathon the use of a Boxster for the weekend.  So when the event was cancelled 50 minutes after it should have started, it was met with complete confusion and mixed messages.  The … [Read more...]

Snowdonia Marathon 2013 Report

A big group of Dover Roadrunners made the long journey to North Wales to compete in the 31st Snowdonia marathon. According to the organisers of the event, this marathon is "demanding and spectacular" and is one of the most difficult in the UK. A day of many seasons greeted the runners, as they joined over 1,500 other athletes on the start line. Steep climbs started almost immediately for the competitors, with stunning scenery, and sheep being the only spectators. The rough terrain continued … [Read more...]

Saxons 5 Report

Report by Leon Goldsack On Saturday 19th October 2013 I went to Saxmundham in Suffolk for camping and the five mile race the next day. The race was a multi terrain run on playing fields, footpaths and off-road and it was flat. Before the race it was raining but it stopped in time for the start of the race. I finished it in 47.20. I got a medal for doing it. I came 61 out of 74 finishers. … [Read more...]

Givaudan Ashford 10K 2013 Report

Report by Jo Daniels On an exceptionally wet morning, 6 DRR members travelled to the Julie Rose stadium to take part in the annual Givaudan 10k event. On arrival (already soaked after the 10 minute walk to the stadium) we huddled inside until the last possible moment when we waded to the start line. A few minutes later we set off around the track before turning into the road (or was it a lake?) towards Kennington. The first obstacle of the course was a large flood across both lanes of the … [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...]

October Quiz Night

Our next social event is fast approaching and it is the Quiz Night on Saturday 12th October at the Rugby Club Hall at  Crabble, Dover  at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. Tickets will be £2 per head and there will be a bar and you can bring your own nibbles along. Teams will be a maximum of 8 people. There will be a raffle on the night too. Please can you try to come along with a team of your own as it should be a fun night and all proceeds will be going to our club again. Looking forward to … [Read more...]