New Members!

It’s a really warm welcome to Sam and Andrew Allsop, who have recently joined the Club as competing members.   We can also welcome Paul Sneath as a non-competing member.  We sincerely hope you all enjoy your time with the Club!

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XC season start this Sunday!

The first XC race of the season is this Sunday 21st October held at Anslow.  These are closed club races for UKA competitive members and are part of the Staffs/Derby League.  There is information on the Facebook page, if any new members are interested in taking part then please contact a member of the committee or speak to one of the run leaders. Bring on the mud!!

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Dark Nights – be safe, be seen!

The dark nights are upon us which brings additional dangers for evening running.  There are a few things that can be done to help reduce risks:

1, Wear a reflective vest – these are very cheap and can be purchased from sports shops or off the net for a few pounds.  Be aware that wearing a bright coloured top does not mean that motorists will see you, its reflective tops that can be seen.

2, Body vests  – these are becoming more popular as they have a light on the front and back so you can be seen in either direction.

3, Head torches – give visibility not only for you to see the way ahead clearly but also allow you to be seen.

4, Stay on the pavement

5, Stand back at junctions, do not stand in the road, this allows run leaders to ensure it is safe to cross and motorists can see around the corner if making a turn.

Stay safe and happy running!

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October Committee Meeting

The regular club committee meeting will be held this Wednesday 10th October, starting at 8:30pm in the Sir Nigel Gresley.  If anyone has any new ideas, suggestions, concerns or questions to raise then here is your chance to raise them. Questions will be discussed at the beginning of the meeting to allow time for the agenda topics to follow on. This is a regular monthly meeting that is open for any member to attend if they wish.

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Members sign-up

If you haven’t yet set your account up…

Go to https://app.myrunningclub.net/account/register

Enter the basic info requested including the club code: 5b573abe

You’ll then receive a weekly email with upcoming training. ParkRun results links, recent races and upcoming races as well as the members who are doing them!

If you have a smart phone then after this download the app under the same name and take advantage of additional features like recording race results and pbs.

Andy

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BDSL Presentation Evening

BDSL Presentation night is two weeks today at 7:30pm on 28th September at Marston’s Sports & Social Club, Shobnall Rd, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2BD. The cost is £5 per ticket which includes a buffet, if you wish to go please give your money to any of the committee members by 26th Sept, who will register you on the attendance list.   It has been a very successful season for the club for both men’s and women’s teams and also individually and this gives you a chance to celebrate and socialize with club members.

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New Members!

It’s a really warm welcome to Nathan Holmes, Anna Casey, Joseph Baldwin, Sam Bassett who have recently joined the Club as competing members.  There is also a much welcomed return to the club for Sam Skidmore taking our competing members to 127.  We can also welcome Claire McArthur as a non-competing member.  We sincerely hope you all enjoy your time with the Club!

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Members Notice

Evening gang. I’m about to set up our subscription to the running club app. That means we’ll then be paying. I will be paying for licences for every member. I’d appreciate everyone that has not yet set an account up to do so please by doing the following:

Go to https://app.myrunningclub.net/account/register

Enter the basic info requested including the club code: 5b573abe

You’ll then receive a weekly email with upcoming training. ParkRun results links, recent races and upcoming races as well as the members who are doing them!

If you have a smart phone,then after this download the app under the same name and take advantage of additional features like recording race results and pbs.

Once again I stress… Facebook will still be running under Ade’s capable hands. The website will not vanish (but will be trimmed down a bit). Currently we have 90 people signed up… about 70 or so to go 😀

We will review the app in 12 months as it is a yearly subscription.

Andy H

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2018/19 Cross Country Fixtures

Below is a combined list showing all the dates and fixtures for both the DerbyRunner and Staffs/Derby XC leagues. The cost of most races will be £4 although some will be £6 due to venue charges.  Specific race information is normally posted one week prior to each race detailing cost, post code, route, approx mileage etc.  If you are new to the club and interested in taking part please contact a member of the committee or run leader.  Happy mud running!

DerbyRunner XC – the original league with traditional Leicestershire based fixtures
Staff/Derby XC – new league started last year, smaller with more local fixtures

 

Date League Venue

Start (Seniors)

21/10/18 Staffs/Derby Anslow

10:30

28/10/18 DerbyRunner Launde Farm

11:00

11/11/18 Staffs/Derby Foremark

11:02

18/11/18 DerbyRunner Holly Hayes Wood

11:00

13/01/19 DerbyRunner Bagworth Heath

11:00

20/01/19 Staffs/Derby Allestree

10:30

10/02/19 Staffs/Derby Sinai or Cliff Lake

10:30

17/02/19 DerbyRunner Grace Dieu

11:00

03/03/19 DerbyRunner Bosworth Battle Field

11:00

10/03/19 Staffs/Derby Sinai or Cliff Lake

10:30

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BMAF Vetrans Cross Country Relays 2018

The club has received an invite to attend the BMAF Vetrans Cross Country Relays at West Park, Long Eaton. The event will be held on Sat 27th Oct, starts at 12:00pm and be self funded by the individuals taking part. Ade Middleton will organise teams and sort registration out if there is enough interest generated to enter.  If you are interested in taking part please contact a member of the committee or add your name to the FaceBook post on this topic.

Below are the entrance pre-requisites, details on age category, laps required and the course.

The event is open to all athletes who are:
a) 35 years or over, and
b) have a valid EA registration number.
c) the club must be affiliated to UKA.

Basic Team Details:
Men V35-44 & V45-54 – 5 legs
Men V55-64 – 4 legs
Men’s teams over V65 in 10 year age bands – 3 legs
All Women’s teams in 10 year bands from V35-44 – 3 legs

The course is a flat & fast 3k mainly over grass, with some trail and woodland. Only one leg per runner. Down-ageing is allowed. Cost is £6 per runner, ie, 3,4 or 5 x £6/team as applicable.

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