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
and:
Training Session Booking form

Runs and Meetings


  • 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
    5.6 miles from Shobnall to Stretton and back.

  • 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
    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.

  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Andy Bennett.
    7.5 miles. Shobnall to Ashby Rd.

  • 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
    5.46 miles. Shobnall to Beamhill Road. Road route 7. Partly using unlit roads so wear hi-viz and head torches.

  • Thu
    30
    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

  • 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.

  • 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

     

  • Thu
    06
    Feb
    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
    11
    Feb
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Stan Knopik
    Approx. 5.1 miles. A meandering run from Shobnall, to Callister Way, Parkway, Shobnall Rd, Mosely St, Derby St, Dallow St, Goodman St, Sydney St, Hunter St, Horninglow Rd, Wyggeston St, Carver Rd, Belvedere Rd, Outwoods St, Shobnall.

  • Thu
    13
    Feb
    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:

  • Tue
    18
    Feb
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Barry Birch
    6.1 miles approx. Out to Rolleston.

  • Thu
    20
    Feb
    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
    25
    Feb
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Karen Jackson
    6 miles approx. From Shobnall out to Stapenhill via Moor St and Ferry Bridge, Cumberland Rd and Sycamore Rd, back over St. Peter's Bridge to Shobnall.

  • Thu
    27
    Feb
    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
    03
    Mar
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

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

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

     

  • Thu
    05
    Mar
    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.

  • Sun
    08
    Mar
    2020
    Sinai Park, Burton on Trent

    If you are not running, please volunteer to Marshal.

  • Tue
    10
    Mar
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Barry Birch
    6.3 miles. From Shobnall to Stapenhill Rd via St Peters Bridge, Burton Bridge, Wetmore Rd, Derby Rd, Eton Rd, Shakespeare Rd, Horninglow Rd, Dover Rd, Calais Rd, Belvoir Rd.

  • Thu
    12
    Mar
    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
    15
    Mar
    2020
    10:00 amMarket Sq, Stafford

    Start line is on Earl St. Information at https://www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/index/stafford-half-marathon/

  • Tue
    17
    Mar
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Jane Wade
    5.6 miles. Shobnall to Stretton and back. Head torches will be needed. Meet outside the reception to reduce the Corona Virus risk.

  • Thu
    19
    Mar
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Cancelled.

  • Tue
    24
    Mar
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Paul Mellor
    Cancelled

  • Thu
    26
    Mar
    2020
    7:15 pmMeadowside Leisure Centre

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Cancelled

  • Sun
    29
    Mar
    2020
    9:00 amPride Park Stadium, Derby
  • Tue
    31
    Mar
    2020
    7:15 pmShobnall Leisure Complex

    Leader: Chris Fletcher
    Cancelled

  • Thu
    02
    Apr
    2020
    7:15 pmCo-op car park, Main Street, Branston, DE14 3EY

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Cancelled

  • Tue
    07
    Apr
    2020
    7:30 pmMarstons Sports & Social Club, DE14 2BG

     

  • Tue
    14
    Apr
    2020
    7:15 pmTrent Lane, Newton Solney, DE15 0SF

    Leader: Paul Mellor
    Cancelled

  • Sun
    19
    Apr
    2020
    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.

  • Tue
    21
    Apr
    2020
    7:15 pm

    Leader: TBD
    Cancelled

  • Tue
    28
    Apr
    2020
    7:15 pm

    Leader: Barry Birch
    Cancelled

  • Sun
    03
    May
    2020
    10:30 amUttoxeter Racecourse, Wood Lane, Uttoxeter, ST14 8BD

     

  • Wed
    10
    Jun
    2020
    7:00 pmBurton Library, Burton Upon Trent, DE14 1AH

    Approx. two mile relay race in teams of 4 (male/mixed) or 3 (female) around the Burton Washlands. Car parking available at Burton Library and Meadowside Leisure Centre - £1 for 2 hours. Changing, lockers and showers available at Meadowside (charges may apply). Water at start/finish.

  • Thu
    11
    Jun
    2020
    4:00 pmHillfield Playing Field, Hillfield Ln, DE13 0BL

    Leader: Barry Birch
    The interval training will be held at Hillfield Lane Playing Field where there will be plenty of space for social distancing. This will be conducted according the EA guidance. Attendees will need to book on the booking page to reserve one of the 5 places available. Further information about the guidance will be sent to attendees before the session.

  • 7:15 pmHillfield Playing Field, Hillfield Ln, DE13 0BL

    Leader: Barry Birch
    The interval training will be held at Hillfield Lane Playing Field where there will be plenty of space for social distancing. This will be conducted according the EA guidance. Attendees will need to book on the booking page to reserve one of the 5 places available. Further information about the guidance will be sent to attendees before the session.

  • Thu
    18
    Jun
    2020
    4:00 pmHillfield Playing Field, Hillfield Ln, DE13 0BL

    Leader: Barry Birch
    The interval training will be held at Hillfield Lane Playing Field where there will be plenty of space for social distancing. This will be conducted according the EA guidance. Attendees will need to book on the booking page to reserve one of the 5 places available. Further information about the session and the guidance will be sent to attendees before the session.

  • 7:15 pmHillfield Playing Field, Hillfield Ln, DE13 0BL

    Leader: Paul Mellor
    The interval training will be held at Hillfield Lane Playing Field where there will be plenty of space for social distancing. This will be conducted according the EA guidance. Attendees will need to book on the booking page to reserve one of the 5 places available. Further information about the session and the guidance will be sent to attendees before the session.

  • Thu
    25
    Jun
    2020
    4:00 pmHillfield Playing Field, Hillfield Ln, DE13 0BL

    Leader: Barry Birch
    The interval training will be held at Hillfield Lane Playing Field where there will be plenty of space for social distancing. This will be conducted according the EA guidance. Attendees will need to book on the booking page to reserve one of the 5 places available. Further information about the session and the guidance will be sent to attendees before the session.

  • 7:15 pmHillfield Playing Field, Hillfield Ln, DE13 0BL

    Leader: Barry Birch
    The interval training will be held at Hillfield Lane Playing Field where there will be plenty of space for social distancing. This will be conducted according the EA guidance. Attendees will need to book on the booking page to reserve one of the 5 places available. Further information about the session and the guidance will be sent to attendees before the session.

  • Sun
    28
    Jun
    2020
    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
    07
    Jul
    2020
    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
    09
    Aug
    2020
    10:00 amShobnall Leisure Complex, Burton upon Trent
  • Sun
    13
    Sep
    2020
    10:30 amTamworth AC Track, Glascote, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 2HF

     

  • Fri
    02
    Oct
    2020
    7:30 pmMarstons Sports and Social Club, Shobnall Rd, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2BG