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.

  • Tue
    01
    Jan
    2019

    There is no Club run; instead members will be participating in one of the many Parkruns and other events during the day.

  • Tue
    08
    Jan
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

  • Tue
    15
    Jan
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Stan Knopik
    5.1 miles. From Shobnall, Shobnall Rd, Moor St, New St, Lichfield St, Fleet St, The Ferry Bridge, Main St, Stapenhill Rd, Bridge St, Horninglow St, Dallow St, Outwoods St, and back across Shobnall fields.

  • Tue
    22
    Jan
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Barry Birch
    5.8 miles from Shobnall to Stretton via Derby Rd., Bitham Lane and Tutbury Rd.. See Road Running Route no. 10.

  • Tue
    29
    Jan
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Karen Jackson
    5.8 mile meandering route to Stretton and back via many footpaths. See Road Route 9.
    Bring a headtorch - some paths are not well lit.

  • Tue
    05
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

  • Tue
    12
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Andy Bennett

  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Paul Mellor
    5.5 miles. Shobnall Road, Anglesey Road, Branston Road, Regents Park Road, Burton Road, Clays Lane, Centrum 100, Callister Way, Shobnall Road.

  • Tue
    26
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Chris Fletcher
    6.4 miles. Out to Stretton via Tutbury Rd and Bitham Lane, and back via Derby Rd, Guild St, Station St and Shobnall Rd.
    For more details see Route 15 on the Road Routes page.

  • Tue
    05
    Mar
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

  • Tue
    12
    Mar
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Jo Butler
    5.9 miles. From Shobnall out to Stapenhill Rd via Shobnall Rd, Anglesey Rd, Branston Rd and St Peter's Bridge; and back via Bridge St, Horninglow St, Dallow St, and Outwoods St. Click here to see route.

  • Tue
    19
    Mar
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Stan Knopik
    5.1 miles. Out to Branston via Anglesey Rd, and back via Clay Ln and Parkway. See route 4 on the road routes page.

  • Tue
    26
    Mar
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Pete Wright
    7.6 miles. Out to Cumberland Road and back. Will follow road route 25 (Shobnall to Cumberland Road 1) but in the opposite direction to that shown in the road running routes page.

  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2019
    7:15 pmBeehive Farm, Lullington Road, Rosliston, DE12 8HZ

    Leader: Chris Fletcher
    Approximately 5.75 miles, tracks and fields with short stretches of road.

  • Tue
    16
    Apr
    2019
    7:15 pmCar Park, Barton Village Hall, Crowberry Lane, Barton under Needwood, DE13 8AF

    Leader: Karen Jackson
    6.1 miles. See off-road route XC1.

  • Tue
    23
    Apr
    2019
    7:15 pmJacksons Bank, DE13 8RG

    Leader: Karen Jackson
    5.3 miles. See off-road route XC2.

  • Tue
    30
    Apr
    2019
    7:15 pmChurch car park Manchester Lane, Hartshorne, DE11 7ET

    Leader: Ian Stewart
    6.5 miles total which includes farmland, tracks, woodland trails and 0.75 miles of tarmac. See route XC3 on the off-road run routes page.

  • Tue
    07
    May
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

  • Tue
    14
    May
    2019
    7:15 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
    May
    2019
    7:15 pmChurch car park Manchester Lane, Hartshorne, DE11 7ET

    Leader: Ian Stewart
    Same as a few weeks ago, but in the opposite direction. 6.5 miles total which includes farmland, tracks, woodland trails and 0.75 miles of tarmac. See route XC3 on the off-road run routes page.

  • Tue
    28
    May
    2019
    7:15 pmHealth Centre, 43 Savey Ln, Yoxall, DE13 8PD

    Leader: Karen Jackson
    5.5 miles. Park and meet at the Health Centre car park. After-run rehydration at the Crown Inn.

  • Tue
    04
    Jun
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

  • Tue
    11
    Jun
    2019
    7:15 pmThe Swan, 49 Main St, Milton, Derby DE65 6EF

    Leader: Chris Fletcher
    6 miles. Milton, Foremark, Ticknall.

  • Tue
    18
    Jun
    2019
    7:15 pmThe Wheel Inn, Burton Rd, Midway, DE11 0DH

    Leader: Pete Wright
    5.3 miles of fields, woodland paths, farm track and road. It WILL be a bit MUDDY and have lots of NETTLES etc. You're advised to wear long socks or leggings and trail shoes. Please park at back of carpark, but leave some spaces for the regular customers. Parking is available on Springfield road, between Springfield News (shop) and Springfield Close. If we fill/block the carpark we probably won't be able to use it again. So please only use pub carpark if you ARE GOING IN THE PUB after the run.

  • Tue
    25
    Jun
    2019
    7:15 pmMelbourne Hall, Church Square, DE73 8EN

    Leader: John Finn
    6 miles approx. Parking available at the Hall and also Castle Square 100 yards away.

  • Tue
    02
    Jul
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

  • Tue
    16
    Jul
    2019
    7:15 pmAcacia Lane, Branston, DE14 3EY (adjacent to the Co-op on Main St.)

    Leader: Paul Mellor
    7.0 miles, on fields, farm tracks and road.

  • Tue
    23
    Jul
    2019
    7:15 pmHolly Bush Inn, Church Broughton

    Leader: Karen Jackson.
    Meet at The Holly Bush Inn. Fish & chips from the pub afterwards, if you want to eat let Stan know beforehand.

  • Tue
    30
    Jul
    2019
    7:15 pmRepton Church, 7 Willington Rd, Repton, Derby DE65 6FH

    Leader: James Neilson
    6.9 miles. From Repton to Newton Solney and Milton. Meet at the entrance to Repton Church. Parking is available directly by the church and on the roads near the roundabout. The route is mainly footpaths and trail, with some small road sections. Generally a nice clear route. There are is a small section of one field that has long corn where the path is narrow, another section towards Milton with some slightly wayward rapeseed and one other section that will be single file and has a slight stinger risk. The ground at the moment is good so trail shoes or road shoes will be fine. Choice of either the Boot or the Red Lion on our return.

  • Tue
    06
    Aug
    2019
    7:15 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 7:15 sharp.

  • Tue
    13
    Aug
    2019
    7:15 pmTicknall Village Hall, Ingleby Lane, Ticknall, DE73 7JX

    Leader: Andy Bennett
    7.5 miles approx. Ticknall towards Ingleby then to Calke Park & return.

  • Tue
    20
    Aug
    2019
    7:15 pmGresleydale Healthcare Centre, Glamorgan Way, Church Gresley, DE11 9JT

    Leader: Jo Butler
    7 miles. Mainly off road, but a few road sections. Quite wet underfoot at the moment. There's option to cut it short towards the end. The route is through Gresley Woods to Albert Village Lake, Overseal, Linton Heath and back to Church Gresley.

  • Tue
    27
    Aug
    2019
    7:15 pmMelbourne Hall, Church Square, DE73 8EN

    Leader: John Finn
    6.1 miles approx. Parking available at the Hall and also Castle Square 100 yards away.

  • Tue
    03
    Sep
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

  • Tue
    10
    Sep
    2019
    7:15 pmThe White Swan, Main St, Walton-on-Trent, DE12 8LZ

    Leader: Karen Jackson
    5.2 miles. Meet in the furthest of the two car parks of the Swan. Flat on grass and gravel paths with a section of stingers. Bring a head torch & high viz.

  • Tue
    17
    Sep
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Chris Fletcher
    5.2 mile run to Anslow.
    Trail shoes advisable, and don't forget head-torches and reflective bibs.

  • Tue
    24
    Sep
    2019
    7:15 pmRiverside Hotel, Riverside Drive, Branston, DE14 3EP

    Leader: Paul Mellor.
    Approx 6 miles. Please park in the car park to the right of the pub if you plan to go for a post-run drink. Otherwise street parking available in riverside drive. Five miles of the run is off-road so bring a head torch, and the last 1 mile is on the road so a hi viz top is required.

  • Tue
    01
    Oct
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

  • Tue
    08
    Oct
    2019
    7:15 pm16th Stapenhill Scout Hut, Stapenhill Rd., DE15 9AE

    Leader: Andy Gadsby
    This is an annual event, instead of a club social run. Course - 4.2 miles on lit pavements. As in previous years we will ask you to predict your time and the winner will be the one nearest to their predicted time - No timing devices or pacing devices are allowed. Please wear reflective bright clothing and observe your own safety at junctions.
    The winner will be 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 receive a pre-race brief.

  • Tue
    15
    Oct
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Barry Birch
    5.8 mile meandering route to Stretton and back via many footpaths. See Road Route 9.
    Bring a headtorch - some paths are not well lit.

  • Tue
    22
    Oct
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Jo Butler

  • Tue
    29
    Oct
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Andy Bennett

  • Tue
    05
    Nov
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Barry Birch

  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Stan Knopik

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Jane Wade

  • Tue
    03
    Dec
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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