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
    27
    Feb
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Paul M

  • Tue
    06
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Please wait at reception until 19:20 before going onto the track.

  • Tue
    13
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Barry Birch

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Pete S or Karen J

  • Tue
    27
    Mar
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Chris F

  • Tue
    03
    Apr
    2018
    6:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Karen J / Jo B
    Easter themed early track session. Please wait at reception until 18:20 before going onto the track.

  • Tue
    10
    Apr
    2018
    7:30 pmBarton Village Hall, DE13 8AF

    Leader: Karen Jackson

  • Tue
    17
    Apr
    2018
    7:30 pmJacksons Bank, DE13 8RG

    Leader: Chris Fletcher

  • 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.

  • Tue
    01
    May
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Please wait at reception until 19:20 before going onto the track.

  • 7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Volunteer needed to lead an alternative road run. Please confirm before the night.

  • Tue
    08
    May
    2018
    7:30 pmBeehive Farm, Lullington Road, Rosliston, DE12 8HZ

    Leader: Ian Stewart
    Approximately 5.75 miles, tracks and fields with short stretches of road.

  • Tue
    15
    May
    2018
    7:30 pmChurch car park Manchester Lane, Hartshorne, DE11 7ET

    Leader: Ian Webb
    Near Bulls Head pub.

  • Tue
    22
    May
    2018
    7:30 pm49 Main St, Milton, Derby DE65 6EF

    Leader: Paul Smith.
    Distance: 5.8miles. Park at the bottom of the pub car park. If you use the car park please try to use the pub too, it's polite to return a favour. Course recce done 21/5, road shoes will be fine. Care needed by the river. Click here to see Milton route

  • Tue
    29
    May
    2018
    7:30 pm1 Burton Rd, Overseal, Swadlincote DE12 6LQ

    Leader: Alison Larwood

  • Tue
    05
    Jun
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Please wait at reception until 19:20 before going onto the track.

  • Tue
    12
    Jun
    2018
    7:30 pmHollows Car Park, Stapenhill

    Leader: Andy Gadsby
    Roughly 5.75 miles with 1.9 miles of road and the rest is shale / field / grass. Meet at the Elms Pub after for a drink (no food avail).

  • Tue
    19
    Jun
    2018
    7:30 pmHatton

    Leader: Paul Smith
    Meet at the public car park in Hatton near the junction of the A511 and Scropton Rd. Farm land so the footing is made tricky in places by hoof marks, and there are stinging nettles in some sections.

  • Tue
    26
    Jun
    2018
    7:30 pmSt Marys Church, Marston-on-Dove DE65 5GB

    Leader: Ian Stewart
    This run starts from Marston on Dove Church, OS Explorer Map 245, grid reference 233296.
    Approximately 6.4 miles, out and back to Egginton, with a loop around the village. Flat, over pasture land, cereal crops, farm tracks and 800m of road. Nettles have been chopped down where necessary.

  • Tue
    03
    Jul
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Please wait at reception until 19:20 before going onto the track.

  • 7:30 pm

    Leader: Tony Press
    Meet at Shobnall Leisure Centre reception.

  • Tue
    17
    Jul
    2018
    7:30 pmHolly Bush Inn, Church Broughton

    Leader: Karen Jackson.
    Meet at The Holly Bush Inn. Fish & chips available from the pub afterwards. Let Karen know by Monday evening if you want to eat so she can confirm numbers.

  • Tue
    24
    Jul
    2018
    7:30 pmFirst car park, Barton Marina, DE13 8AS

    Leader: Karen Jackson
    5.1 miles, with the option to swim/shower at the pool (not lake).

  • Tue
    31
    Jul
    2018
    7:30 pmMill House, James Brindley Way, DE13 0LA

    Leader: Barry Birch
    5.6 miles. Meet at the Mill House Car Park. The Manager has asked that we park on the left side as you enter. The route includes the canal, Jinnie Trail, and Tafflands Wood. Followed by a nice drink at the canal side. Food can be ordered from the menu.

  • Tue
    07
    Aug
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Karen Jackson.
    This is a run around our Burton 10k course, in the week before the race, in order to show marshals their positions on race day and brief them, to check out the course and to allow runners to familiarise themselves with the route. Leave Shobnall reception at 7:30 sharp.

  • Tue
    14
    Aug
    2018
    7:30 pmGresleydale Health Centre, Glamorgan Way, Church Gresley, DE11 9JT

    Leader: Jo Butler
    Meet at the car park for Gresleydale health centre.
    Route is 6.2 miles, mainly through woodland, although a lot of the route is concrete tracks.

  • Tue
    21
    Aug
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Mark Slade.
    Please wait at reception until 19:20 before going onto the track.

  • Tue
    28
    Aug
    2018
    7:30 pmAngelsey Arms, The Green, Burton-on-Trent DE13 0EQ

    Leader: Ian Stewart
    Meet at the Anglesey in Stretton, (if runners use the car park, could they please try to use the pub afterwards, it makes sense if we want to run from there again).
    It's almost 6 miles, out along the Jinnie trail until the steps off to the left, footpath to Rolleston. Short stretch of road then footpath almost to Tutbury Mill. Double back along other path back to Marston Lane where we pick up the outward path back to the pub. All paths on pasture land.

  • Tue
    04
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: TBC.
    Please wait at reception until 19:20 before going onto the track.

  • 7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Karen Jackson

  • Tue
    11
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmBlacksmiths Arms, Main St, Branston, Burton-on-Trent DE14 3EY

    Leader: Tony Press
    Approx. 5.5 miles. Please park in the Co-op car park or on the road. The route will take us to the Branston Water Park and Tatenhill Common. Some road running is involved. Remember your headtorches and hi-viz, it'll get dark later in the run.

  • Tue
    18
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmChesterfield Arms, Ashby Road, Newhall, Bretby DE15 0QA

    Leader: Andy Bennett

  • Tue
    25
    Sep
    2018
    7:30 pmCar Park, Barton Village Hall, Crowberry Lane, Barton under Needwood, DE13 8AF

    Leader: Karen Jackson

  • Tue
    02
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Chris Fletcher.
    Running Form will be at the track from 7:00pm to demonstrate the latest running shoes, so this week you don't need to wait in reception before going onto the track.

  • 7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Barry Birch
    A short 4.7 mile run from Shobnall Reception so that we get back in time for the meeting. 60% road, 40% canal and Washland path. You'll need a headtorch for the canal.

  • Tue
    09
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Barry Birch
    6.9 miles to Briz Valley and back. See route 18 on the road routes page. A sub-group can shorten this to 5 miles by taking a short cut along Stapenhill Rd from St Peters Bridge to Burton Bridge instead of running through Briz Valley. Meet at Shobnall reception.

  • Tue
    16
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Karen Jackson
    5.4 miles, from Shobnall to Beech Lane, Stretton via quite a few footpaths. Route no. 5 on the road run routes page.

  • Tue
    23
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Paul Mellor
    The 6.3 mile run from Shobnall to Mill Hill Lane, Winshill, will follow route 13 on the road running routes page.

  • Tue
    30
    Oct
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Jane Wade
    6.7 miles to Rolleston and back via the canal and Jinnie Trail. Take a headtorch, it'll be scary!!!!
    To see the route go to the road route page, route 18.

  • Tue
    06
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Mark Slade
    Please wait at reception until 19:20 before going onto the track.

  • Tue
    13
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Stan Knopik
    5.1 miles. The route will be Shobnall, Outwoods Street, Belverdere Road, Denton Road, Field lane, Horninglow Road, Victoria Crescent, Dallow Street, Shobnall Street, Shobnall Road, Parkway, Callister Way, Footpath to Shobnall Road and then back in the main entrance to Shobnall.

  • Tue
    20
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Chris Fletcher
    A run up to the Acorn Inn on Henhurst Hill, while also taking in some of the Centrum Estate.

  • Tue
    27
    Nov
    2018
    7:30 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Jo Butler
    5 miles, Shobnall to Stapenhill Road. See route number 2.

  • Tue
    04
    Dec
    2018
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

  • Tue
    11
    Dec
    2018
    6:45 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Karen Jackson.
    This is an annual event, instead of a club social run we meet up and are told the distance of the course, we predict our time and run it with NO timing device, watch, phone or fitbit type device.
    There will be timekeepers, the person who is closest to their predicted time will get presented with the trophy at the awards night and get to keep it for a year. Just turn up on the night at 6.45pm to give enough time for you to submit your predicted time and a pre-race brief.
    Chip butties after in the Balcksmith's Arms.

  • Tue
    18
    Dec
    2018
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Stan Knopik
    5.15 Miles from Shobnall Reception. Over the A38 Bridge onto Belvoir Rd, Straight over the 2 islands into Calais Rd, Wyggeston St, Carver Rd, Footpath to Beleverdere Rd, Dallow St, Shobnall St, Shobnall Rd, Wellington Rd to Morrisons Island, Parkway, Callister Rd, Footpath to Shobnall Rd, Shobnall.

  • Tue
    25
    Dec
    2018
    8:00 amSt. Helen's Church, Main St, Etwall, DE65 6LP

    Leader: Chris Fletcher
    8 mile off road run followed by bubbly and nibbles.