This Weeks News Update

Weekly Update 14/05/17

Race results


Run Dartford race 2

A good number of volunteers on Friday evening and a few DRR runners as well. First home for DRR on the night was Stewart O’Toole and the age graded results put Pete Butler as DRR’s leader. There were 80 runners in total.

Next event – 09/06 – Darenth Country park relays.


Bexley Parkrun takeover

27 DRR runners and a full roster of volunteers = successful takeover. Special thanks to the volunteers, I’m sure we will be invited back.


Bewl Water half/marathon

Simon Hassett ran his 91st marathon at Bewl water today with Phillipa running the half. Not even the Duracell bunny will get the Andy Horton trophy away from Simon (other batteries are available).





Harvel 5

Our next Grand Prix – 3 weeks to go. We need a few extra hands to pass around some Dartford 10k flyers. Please contact Stuart Wood if you’re around to help.


Joydens wood

31/05 – provided all the marshalling duties are covered, you are welcome to run the Joydens wood series in a DRR vest. There is a rumour that DRR also bake some pretty decent cakes and it would be a shame not to sell a few on the night. Even if we don’t sell out, Stuart Wood will be there to clear up.



Some local races coming up soon and may be of interest:


21st of May – Chislehurst half marathon

28th of May – Larkfield 10k

11th of June – Orpington High Elms 10k


Plenty of other races in the south east on



Sunday social run


Not sure if this was run today/how it went, but a route was provided and I’ll assume it was a roaring success. Again, the Sunday runs need volunteers to explain the route at the start and make sure everyone sets off in groups – please put your name forward, it will be appreciated.





Dartford Heath – 800m partner reps in groups of 3



Terry Povey’s track tune up. Meet at central park at 18:50 with £4.50 for hire of the track. You will stretch out, warm up, work on your form and run a few speed reps. Very good for 5K/10K tune ups. Suitable for everyone so give it a go. Remember we have the 1 mile track races coming up in July.



20 mins out and back along Hawley road and up Shirehall. Normally run as a 20 minute out and 19 minutes back, but it will be explained on the night.



Diary dates

31/05     -              Joydens wood (1)

01/06     -              Assembly League, Battersea

03/06     -              Harvel 5 – GP

09/06     -              Run Dartford (3) – Darenth country park relays

25/06     -              North Downs Run

28/06     -              Joydens wood (2)

05/07     -              Swanley park relays

06/07     -              Assembly League, the Dome (5k)

14/07     -              Run Dartford (4) – Thames river path 10k

26/07     -              Joydens wood (3)

27/07     -              Assembly League, Victoria park