parkrun takeover and C25K
The C25K course has just completed week 3 and things are going well, despite some truly awful weather! The group will graduate at Bournemouth parkrun on Saturday 4th April. To show our support, the Club will be taking over all the volunteering roles for the event. Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help so far. We do still need more help, especially marshals, token sorters, finish tokens, a number checker and a photographer. If you can help, please CLICK HERE and put your name down! Thanks in advance.
Charmouth Challenge – Saturday 4th July
Don’t forget to enter the Charmouth Challenge through the Club and save yourself some money on the entry fee. It will take place on 4th July and will be a Club social event too. Barry is organising a coach to take us from LDC and back on the day. ENTER HERE
Club Championship and DRRL races
All the Club Championship races for 2020, along with the Dorset Road Race League (DRRL) fixtures can be found on our Club website. We update them regularly with entry links and details as to whether the race is open for entries, is already full etc. Please keep an eye on the website under the Members’ section for all the relevant info! You can find it HERE
Harriers Social – Friday 7th February
The next Harriers social is being organised for Friday 7th February from 7:30 at 1812 Lounge Bar and Restaurant, Exeter Road, BH2 5AG. See Facebook for more details! (**Edited – sorry for the wrong date previously, it is definitely on Friday 7th!)
Littledown Marathon and Half Marathon 2020 – Sunday 14th June
Now open for entries! Please help spread the word! More information and the link to enter can be found via the Club website HERE
Runs and other things going on outside of the Club
New Forest Run Camp
Liz Yelling is holding a run camp in the New Forest – full details can be found HERE
Trail runs in Salisbury
“On 1st March we have ‘Up on the Downs’ and on 4th October we have ‘Race on the Chase’ again. Both of which are based at Tenantry Farm, SP6 3PB, and offer 10k and HM routes. Different courses are used for each event.” Full details and booking can be found on the website HERE
Poole AC – The PB Challenge!
Saturday 23rd May 2020 Sponsored by Breeze VW
The PB Challenge is being organised by Poole AC and is an afternoon of racing which is designed to challenge you and bring out the best of your ability. The event will host a series of 10,000 metre and 5,000 metre races which will include the Dorset County and the South West Inter Counties 10,000 metre championships for male and female athletes. There will also be a Sub 6, 2000m Steeplechase targeting athletes that have already run under 6 minutes, but also for those that want to break the 6-minute barrier. Invites to some athletes are being sent out now, however entries for all athletes that have achieved the standard that we have set are NOW OPEN!!!
So you will need to reply swiftly as there are limited places available.
We are passionate about running here in Dorset and have listened to those of you that want to be able to race in races to the highest level that you can. Therefore, we have created this event so that you can have the opportunity to do just that and see if you can achieve that new personal best performance or championship qualifying time.
Further information and how to enter can be found on the Poole AC website HERE
Viking Boat Challenge
“We are looking for intrepid Vikings to join our 40 person Viking longboat at Brighton, Milton Keynes and Beer Lovers Marathons this year! Rock the Boat is a project aimed at raising £1 million for Children with Cancer by running marathons in a 40 metre Viking Boat. Last year we broke the world record at York and this year we set sail for marathons across the UK. Your entry fee is free once you have raised your sponsorship target and you will be fully supported by us to get there. We’re looking for teams from running clubs, offices, anywhere really to raise the bar and sail us to glory!”
To sign up head to https://marathonmarauders.com
Our very own Andy Broadfield recently took part so perhaps grab him and ask about it if you are interested!
Not All Heroes Wear Capes 5K Fun Run – 7th March
Run or walk 5k dressed as your favourite superhero on 7th March to raise money for a wonderful cause, Sarcoma UK. Maybe at a local parkrun..? Every entrant will receive a medal upon evidence of taking part. Entry is £8.
Enter at: https://racebest.com/races/6azeq
Fiona lost her brother-in-law to a rare bone cancer called Ewing sarcoma at 27. She watched a vibrant young man wither away and vowed that she would appreciate the body she has and run.
During this time, she met Rob who also has a very rare terminal sarcoma. He was diagnosed with Synovial sarcoma in 2019 and became an active fundraiser for Sarcoma UK.
She hopes that we can create an awareness of sarcoma by going out and appreciating the lives we have and seeing social media full with photos of everyone dressed up with the hashtag #notallheroeswearcapes and she herself will run as Wonder Woman at Virgin London Marathon 2020.
Looking for other runs nearby to tickle your fancy..?
Then you’re in luck! The Run Happy Dorset race list can be found HERE