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
    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.

  • Thu
    03
    Jan
    2019
    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 2 sets of 5 x 2 minute efforts with 1 minute recovery between each; 5 minute break between sets.

  • Tue
    08
    Jan
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

  • 8:45 pmMarstons Sports & Social Club, DE14 2BG

     

  • Thu
    10
    Jan
    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 Malvern Ave. 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:

  • 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.

  • Thu
    17
    Jan
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the Bridge Inn. Approx. 0.5 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by 2 sets of 4 x quarter mile with quarter mile recovery jog. 3 minute rest between sets.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Thu
    24
    Jan
    2019
    7:15 pmMeadowside Leisure Centre

    Leader: Barry Birch
    We go back to Beaufort Rd for Thursday’s hill rep’s (just for a bit of variety). 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.

    UPDATE 24/1: The paths don't look slippery so the run is on.

    Follow this link to see the warm-up route

  • 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.

  • Thu
    31
    Jan
    2019
    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
    05
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

  • 8:45 pmMarstons Sports & Social Club, DE14 2BG

     

  • Thu
    07
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmMeadowside Leisure Centre

    Leader: Barry Birch
    This week the hill workout will be on Violet Way. So 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 Malvern Ave. 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
    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.

  • Tue
    12
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Andy Bennett

  • Thu
    14
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the Bridge Inn. Approx. 0.5 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by 2 sets of 4 x quarter mile with quarter mile recovery jog. 3 minute rest between sets.

  • 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.

  • Thu
    21
    Feb
    2019
    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
    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.

  • Thu
    28
    Feb
    2019
    7:15 pmElms Road, Stapenhill

    Leader: Marie Hutson
    Meet on Elms Road, Stapenhill, DE15 9AG (Plenty of Parking) @ 7.15 pm. The route is relatively well lit.
    Session Structure – Fartlek targeting threshold pace.
    Warm up (15 mins) - RAMP protocol.
    Main Session (35 mins) - (0.6km @ 75-80% effort: 0.6km @ rec jog) x 3 – 6 sets
    Cool Down (10 mins)
    Course (Strava segment)

  • Tue
    05
    Mar
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

  • 8:45 pmMarstons Sports & Social Club, DE14 2BG

     

  • Thu
    07
    Mar
    2019
    7:15 pmMeadowside Leisure Centre

    Leader: Barry Birch
    This week the hill workout will be on Violet Way. So 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 Malvern Ave. 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
    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

  • 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.

  • Thu
    14
    Mar
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the Bridge Inn. Approx. 0.5 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by 2 sets of 4 x quarter mile with quarter mile recovery jog. 3 minute rest between sets.

  • 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.

  • Thu
    21
    Mar
    2019
    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
    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.

  • Thu
    28
    Mar
    2019
    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
    02
    Apr
    2019
    8:00 pmMarstons Sports & Social Club, DE14 2BG

    No club run this Tuesday due to the early start of the AGM.

  • Sun
    07
    Apr
    2019
    10:45 amConkers Discovery Centre, Rawdon Road (B586), Moira, DE12 6GA

    5 mile multi terrain race. Some Tarmac sections but mainly on compacted trail paths.
    Link to Entry Form on Run Britain web site

  • 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.

  • Thu
    11
    Apr
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the Bridge Inn. Approx. 0.5 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by 2 sets of 4 x quarter mile with quarter mile recovery jog. 3 minute rest between sets.

  • 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.

  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019
    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
    23
    Apr
    2019
    7:15 pmJacksons Bank, DE13 8RG

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

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019
    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
    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.

  • Thu
    02
    May
    2019
    7:15 pmJacksons Bank car park on Brakenhurst Rd, DE13 8RG

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Come along for a nice woodland trail run on this evening. All welcome to do the run you want, from a post-marathon recovery jog to taking part in the hill training. The training will follow a 0.85 mile, 125ft ascent, figure of 8 route. We’ll do 3 or 4 sets of 2 laps with rests in between. For other runners there is a nice 3km loop.

  • Sun
    05
    May
    2019
    10:30 amUttoxeter Racecourse, Wood Lane, Uttoxeter, ST14 8BD
  • Tue
    07
    May
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

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

     

  • Thu
    09
    May
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the Bridge Inn. Approx. 0.5 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by 2 sets of 4 x quarter mile with quarter mile recovery jog. 3 minute rest between sets.

  • 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.

  • Thu
    16
    May
    2019
    7:15 pmJacksons Bank car park on Brakenhurst Rd, DE13 8RG

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Woodland trail hills this evening. But all welcome to come and do the run you want. The training will follow a 0.85 mile, 125ft ascent, figure of 8 route. We’ll do 3 or 4 sets of 2 laps with rests in between. For other runners there is a nice 3km loop.

  • Sun
    19
    May
    2019
    10:00 amMeadowside Leisure Centre, Meadowside Drive, DE14 1TL

    2 laps, undulating course, parkland paths and urban streets, mile markers, water station approximately every 2.5 miles. Race memento to all entrants, cash Prizes for categories. Starting and finishing from the Washlands adjacent to the Meadowside Leisure Centre.
    Link to Entry Form on Run Britain web site

  • 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.

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019
    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
    28
    May
    2019
    7:15 pmTBD

    Leader: Karen Jackson

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019
    7:15 pmJacksons Bank car park on Brakenhurst Rd, DE13 8RG

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Woodland trail hills this evening. But all welcome to come and do the run you want. The training will follow a 0.85 mile, 125ft ascent, figure of 8 route. We’ll do 3 or 4 sets of 2 laps with rests in between. For other runners there is a nice 3km loop.

  • Tue
    04
    Jun
    2019
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

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

     

  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2019
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Intervals on Branston Road by the Bridge Inn. Approx. 0.5 mile warm-up run from the Co-op car park followed by 2 sets of 4 x quarter mile with quarter mile recovery jog. 3 minute rest between sets.

  • Tue
    11
    Jun
    2019
    7:15 pmTBD

    Leader: Chris Fletcher

  • Wed
    12
    Jun
    2019
    7:00 pmBurton Upon Trent

     

  • Tue
    18
    Jun
    2019
    7:15 pmTBD

    Leader: Pete Wright

  • Tue
    25
    Jun
    2019
    7:15 pmTBD

    Leader: Andy Gadsby

  • Sun
    30
    Jun
    2019
    11:15 amAnker Valley Football Pitches, Amington, Tamworth B77 3AX

    The 10km course is through the fields of the Anker Valley. It consists of tracks, concrete paths, grass, fields and a short section of tarmac. Stiles, gates and bridges to climb over add to the experience. The course is relatively flat and normal running shoes should suffice. The course is traffic-free throughout.

  • Tue
    09
    Jul
    2019
    7:30 pmWorthington, LE65 1RQ

    Race HQ and race finish at the Malt Shovel Inn. Race start is a 10 minute walk from Malt Shovel. Use official car park and car-share if possible.
    Refreshments and a pay as you go BBQ will be available after the race.

  • Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019
    10:00 amShobnall Leisure Complex, Burton upon Trent
  • Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019
    10:30 amTamworth AC Track, Glascote, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 2HF

     

  • Fri
    27
    Sep
    2019
    7:30 pmMarstons Sports and Social Club, Shobnall Rd, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2BG