Diary

Our club meets for a social run every Tuesday, and for a training run every Thursday. We also participate in cross-country and road races most weekends, and ad-hoc groups often get together during the week for various other runs together, such as long runs.

All of our activities are attended by members of all abilities.

In general:
Winter runs are on the road within Burton, starting from the Shobnall Leisure Complex reception.
Summer runs are off-road from various locations in the Burton area, usually starting and finishing at a pub.

High vis vests must be worn for all winter evening runs, and head torches where street lighting is poor. If any member requires a high vis vest, one can be ordered from our Club Kit page.

See also our running route maps:
Road | Off-road
and:
Burton & District Summer Race League Rules for 2019

Runs and Meetings


  • Tue
    10
    Dec
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Chris Fletcher
    6 miles. Out to Branston via Callister Way and Parkway, up Branston Rd to Tesco roundabout, through town to Sainsburys and the Station, and up Casey Lane to the canal bridge and into Shobnall.
    Here's the route.

  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2019
    7:15 pmMeadowside Leisure Centre

    Leader: Barry Birch
    This week the hill workout will be on Violet Way. We’ll do 3 sets of 10 minute runs up and recovery jog down the hill with a short rest between each set. There will be a choice of distance up the same hill: 0.11 miles (180m) with approx. 60ft of climb, ave. gradient 10%; 0.26miles with approx. 120ft of climb, ave. gradient 8.5%. We will start from the MEADOWSIDE Leisure Centre at 7:15pm (bring £1 for parking). We’ll warm up running to Violet Way via Clay St. which is about 1.5 miles. Or meet us there at Redwood Dr. on Violet Way.
    Follow this link to see the warm-up route:

  • Sun
    15
    Dec
    2019
    10:30 amSmally Richardson Endowed Primary School, Main Rd, Smally, DE7 6EF

    Approx. 5.5 miles, 2 laps. Car park is very small, PLEASE CAR SHARE. No changing facilities. There are portable toilets (no access to school so don't try to enter). Terrain will be a mixture of grassland and woodland. There are some steep gradients so spikes or studs are recommended.

  • Tue
    17
    Dec
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Karen Jackson

  • Thu
    19
    Dec
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the school. Approx. 0.8 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by one 15 minute set of quarter mile reps, a 3 minute rest, then 10 minutes of 150m sprints.

  • Tue
    24
    Dec
    2019
  • Wed
    25
    Dec
    2019
    8:00 amThe Wheel Inn, Burton Rd, Midway, Swadlincote, DE11 0DH

    Leader: Paul Mellor
    8 miles. Meet at 7:50 for an 8:00 departure. It's an undulating multi terrain run, approx. 6 miles on fields and woodland paths, with 2 miles of hard trail and tarmac. We should be done by 9:30am, when we can crack open a bottle of champagne, eat a few festive nibbles before heading off home with a smug sense of achievement before spending the day doing the usual Christmas stuff. All darts past and present welcome plus guests from other local clubs.

  • Thu
    26
    Dec
    2019
    9:00 amTicknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, Ticknall, DE73 7JX

    Leader: Andy Bennett
    5-6 miles. Christmas themed fancy dress social run. Xmas jumpers, santa suits, fairy or elf costumes,... whatever.

  • Tue
    31
    Dec
    2019
  • Thu
    02
    Jan
    2020
    7:15 pmMeadowside Leisure Centre

    Leader: Barry Birch
    We go to Beaufort Rd for Thursday’s hill rep’s. Meet at the MEADOWSIDE Leisure Centre to depart at 7:15pm (bring £1 for parking). We’ll warm up running to Beaufort Rd via Clay St. which is about 1.4 miles. Then 2 sets of 15 minute runs up and down the hill between Derwent Road and Daleside. One uphill run is about 0.2 miles. The hill run will be entirely on the footpath and won’t cross any side roads.
    Follow this link to see the warm-up route

  • Tue
    07
    Jan
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: TBC.
    Please wait at reception until 19:05 before going onto the track.

  • 8:30 pmMarstons Sports & Social Club, DE14 2BG

     

  • Thu
    09
    Jan
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Meet at Shobnall Reception for a 7:15pm departure. We will do a 1.4 mile warm up run to Forest Edge Way. If you can’t make it to Shobnall for 7:15 go directly to Forest Edge Way; we’ll probably get there at 7:30 but it won’t matter if you’re a little late.
    Forest Edge Way is a loop of 0.35 miles having an elevation gain of 22 feet for the first half of the lap, so the intervals will have a slight uphill and downhill. The course is in a residential area, crosses no roads, has good street lighting and has little traffic.
    It’ll be the 2 sets of 5 x 2 minute efforts with 1 minute recovery between each; 5 minute break between sets.

  • Tue
    14
    Jan
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Jane Wade

  • Thu
    16
    Jan
    2020
    7:15 pmMeadowside Leisure Centre

    Leader: Barry Birch
    This week the hill workout will be on Violet Way. We’ll do 3 sets of 10 minute runs up and recovery jog down the hill with a short rest between each set. There will be a choice of distance up the same hill: 0.11 miles (180m) with approx. 60ft of climb, ave. gradient 10%; 0.26miles with approx. 120ft of climb, ave. gradient 8.5%. We will start from the MEADOWSIDE Leisure Centre at 7:15pm (bring £1 for parking). We’ll warm up running to Violet Way via Clay St. which is about 1.5 miles. Or meet us there at Redwood Dr. on Violet Way.
    Follow this link to see the warm-up route:

  • Sun
    19
    Jan
    2020
    Allestree Park, Derby, DE22 2EU

    Approx 6 miles. Main entrance is off A6 (Duffield Road), just at the Northern boundary of the city. Use post code DE22 2EU. CAR PARKING IS LIMITED!

  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Jo Butler

  • Thu
    23
    Jan
    2020
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the school. Approx. 0.8 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by one 15 minute set of quarter mile reps, a 3 minute rest, then 10 minutes of 150m sprints.

  • Tue
    28
    Jan
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Chris Fletcher

  • Sun
    02
    Feb
    2020
  • Tue
    04
    Feb
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: TBC.
    Please wait at reception until 19:05 before going onto the track.

  • 8:30 pmMarstons Sports & Social Club, DE14 2BG

     

  • Sun
    08
    Mar
    2020
    Sinai Park, Burton on Trent

    If you are not running, please volunteer to Marshal.

  • Sun
    09
    Aug
    2020
    10:00 amShobnall Leisure Complex, Burton upon Trent