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


  • Sun
    11
    Mar
    2018
    11:00 amBosworth (Hinkley)

    For car sharing meet at Stapenhill car park.

  • Tue
    24
    Apr
    2018
    7:00 pmElvaston Castle, off the B5010 between Thurston and Borrowash, DE72 3EP

    Leader: Jane Wade
    Meet at Elvaston Castle, at 6 - 6:30pm. The Darts have 6 teams of 4 for this 4 leg relay race. Each leg is 2 - 3 miles.

  • Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018
    10:30 amPoplars Farm Cross Country, Wild Wood Lodge, Bushton Lane, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 9QL

    Parking is limited, car sharing is essential! No changing facilities but one toilet is available.
    Approx. 5 miles, 2 laps of the course, which is mainly grassland and a short section of hard bridle path. There are some steep gradients and a water crossing. Spikes or studs are recommended.

  • Sun
    11
    Nov
    2018
    11:02 amForemark Reservoir, Repton Road, DE65 6EG

    Derby Runner Cross Country League Round 2, at Foremark Reservoir, approx 2 miles west of Ticknell.
    Approx. 5.5 miles (2 laps). Terrain will be a mixture of grassland and hard bridle path. There are some steep gradients so spikes or studs are recommended.
    Car Parking is limited!! Car Sharing is essential! £2.50 to park, correct change required. No Changing facilities. Toilets at the cafe.
    More information

  • Sun
    20
    Jan
    2019
    10:30 amAllestree 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!
    The city council has forbidden parking alongside the main entrance road. The main parking is in the wooded area, irregular in shape and not marked out – please park sensibly. There is a bit more parking around the hall, which is beyond the main carpark. There is an alternative car park at the top end of the park, off Woodland Road, and another at the Evergreen Club on Cornhill (DE22 2FT).

  • Sun
    10
    Feb
    2019
    10:30 amWild Wood Lodge, Bushton Lane, Anslow, Burton On Trent, DE13 9QL

    Limited parking. Car sharing is essential! Senior race 2½ laps. Approximately 5.5 miles.
    Terrain will be mainly of grassland and a short section of hard bridle path. There are some steep gradients with a water crossing so spikes or studs are recommended.

  • Sun
    10
    Mar
    2019
    10:30 amSinai Park, Burton on Trent

    If you are not running, please volunteer to Marshal.
    Parking:
    NOT AT MARSTONS SPORTS and SOCIAL CLUB.
    Shobnall Leisure Centre, RIS, Colman International and Active Engineering; all opposite Marstons Brewary on Shobnall Rd, DE14 2BB.
    Marshals
    For car parking please arrive at 8:45 to 9am.
    For the race, please arrive at 9:30 to 10am. Meet at the start area to check in and get your marshal's vest. Arrive early if you have a long walk to your marshalling point.
    Post race results
    At Marstons Sports and Social Club

  • Sun
    20
    Oct
    2019
    10:30 amWild Wood Lodge, Bushton Lane, Anslow, Burton On Trent, DE13 9QL

    Limited parking. Car sharing is essential! Approximately 5.5 miles. 2.5 laps.
    Terrain will be mainly of grassland and a short section of hard bridle path. There are some steep gradients with a water crossing so spikes or studs are recommended.

  • Sun
    24
    Nov
    2019
    10:30 amCliff Lakes, off the A51 Tamworth Rd, near Tamworth, B78 2DL

    Approx 6 miles over 2 laps. Terrain will be a mixture of grassland, hard bridle path and a short tarmac road. There are some steep gradients so studs are recommended. No changing facilities but toilets are available at the cafe. The car park charges will be waived until 1pm, after which time you must pay.

  • Sun
    15
    Dec
    2019
    10:30 amSmally Richardson Endowed Primary School, Kerry Drive, Smally, DE7 6ER

    Approx. 5.5 miles, 2 laps. Car park is very small, PLEASE CAR SHARE. The parking address and post code is given above; the nearest house number is 29. 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.

  • Sun
    19
    Jan
    2020
    10:30 amAllestree Park, Derby, DE22 2EU

    Approx 6 miles total, 2 laps. Muddy in parts, but extensive compacted limestone paths at end of lap. Off-road shoes preferable; spikes not ideal. Toilets next to the Hall. No showers.
    Main entrance is off A6 (Duffield Road), just at the Northern boundary of the city. Use post code DE22 2EU. Car parking is very limited, and the city council has forbidden parking alongside the main entrance road. SHARE CARS. The main parking is in the wooded area, irregular in shape and not marked out – please park sensibly. There is a bit more parking around the hall, which is beyond the main carpark.
    There is an alternative car park at the top end of the park, off Woodland Road, and another at the Evergreen Club on Cornhill (DE22 2FT). Runners from Derby please use these.

  • Sun
    02
    Feb
    2020
    10:30 amConker Discovery Centre, Rawdon Rd, Moria, DE12 6GA

    2 laps of National Forest Land approximately 5.5 miles mostly on grass land with a small section of compact path. Spikes or Trail Shoes. Strictly NO parking on the main road, there is plenty of parking at conkers with a very easy 5 minute walk to the start. There are NO toilets/showers or a changing area.

  • Sun
    08
    Mar
    2020
    Sinai Park, Burton on Trent

    If you are not running, please volunteer to Marshal.