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Am I good enough to come along?

  • We have weekly sessions on Tuesday and Thursday starting at Didcot Town FC and in the summer months from the Wittenham Clumps Earth Trust car park on Thursdays.

  • Our Tuesday sessions have two routes to choose from. A longer route of approx 10k / 6 miles and a shorter option of approx 6k (3 to 4 miles). If you can run for 50 minutes continuously (at whatever pace suits you) then you will be easily able to complete one of the runs on offer. We have a tail runner to make sure no one gets lost and finishes the route. If you can run for 30 minutes (however slowly) then you can do the shorter option.

  • Thursday sessions may be split between Coaches and Run Leaders depending on numbers and activity and are interval / endurance based.

  • If you are an absolute beginner (just started or never having run before) you are welcome to come and join in our Thursday Sessions or you could contact us to discuss how we can help get you started. We also have a couple of beginner's groups throughout the year, check out the beginners section for more information on dates.

What are the Benefits?

  • Club membership includes England Athletics (EA) registration

  • EA membership gets you subsidised race entry fees and exclusive offers

  • Discounted rates from local sports shops – including Fit2Run

  • No charge to members for competing in the cross-country league

  • Experienced Run Leaders

  • The chance to participate in team events

  • It's a great opportunity to meet like-minded people

Do I need Club Kit?

We have our own club kit to purchase and once you are a paid up member and are using your club affiliation to obtain discounts in races, you will need to wear the club colours at those races. Kit can be ordered direct by you from K & K PRINTING AND EMBROIDERY, 135 Brasenose Road, Didcot. OX117BP.  Telephone: 01235 516699. All kit has been agreed with the Committee and will be printed on approved kit. Any special requests for kit, please contact a member of the committee.

Is anything expected of me?

Nothing at all, yet once a runner has been a member for a while, they will be encouraged to help the club by volunteering to be the tailrunner, Pacing Group Leader, becoming an intro speaker, welcoming other new people and marshaling at our annual Didcot 5 race. We ask that all members decline to race this event and instead volunteer to help. The race is usually held on the first Sunday in July.

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