Please note that owing to the horse show the club will not be open tomorrow night. Instead we’ll be doing a 10k run from the Boathouse at Dorney Lake at 19:15.
Owing to the closure of Home Park for the Horse Show next week we will be doing the beginners session on The Long Walk near the castle. If you’re unsure of the area please click this link for a map of where it is, plus details of the nearest public car parks.
The kit page has been updated with details of a lightweight, breathable beanie hat – a nice round £10.
Please note that we will be running the Eton Wick route on Thursday, and that we will be starting the run slightly earlier at 7:00. Bruce Tulloh’s talk will then start at 8pm in the Cricket Club bar.
|Datchet Dashers Annual Race Statistics|
|Number Of Races||1525||1014||887||758||737|
|Average Race Time||0:55:16||0:54:07||0:59:04||0:58:38||0:59:58|
|Average Race Distance KM||10.62 km||10.70 km||11.56 km||11.3 km||11.93 km|
|Anerage Race Distance Miles||6.64 miles||6.69 miles||7.22 Miles||7.06 miles||7.46 miles|
|Average Race Pace Min/KM||05:12||05:04||05:07||05:11||05:02|
|Average Race Pace Min/Mile||08:20||08:06||08:11||08:18||08:03|
|Average 5k Time||0:25:20||0:24:35||0:26:09||0:25:16||0:24:01|
|Average 5 Mile Time||0:37:17||0:35:04||0:36:51||0:37:48||0:39:44|
|Average 10k Time||0:48:28||0:47:21||0:49:13||0:49:01||0:48:10|
|Average 10 Mile Time||1:16:33||1:15:44||1:15:23||1:17:10||1:18:27|
|Average Half Marathon Time||1:46:39||1:45:49||1:47:10||1:50:49||1:46:47|
|Average Marathon Time||3:57:59||4:04:00||3:48:38||4:02:37||3:46:07|
|New Club Records in 2012|
|FV55||Barbara Allen (4 times)
Valerie Williams (5 times)
|FV65||Jackie Stallwood (4 times)|
|FV45||Janet Binns (twice)|
|Leading Times in 2012|
|MS||Thomas Stevens||0:16:24||FS||Catherine Lees||0:21:42|
|MV40||David McNally||0:17:15||FV35||Joanna Griffiths||0:21:22|
|MV50||Chris Hunt||0:19:50||FV45||Janet Binns||0:21:33|
|MV60||Mike May||0:23:38||FV55||Valerie Williams||0:24:30|
|MV70||Jim Butcher||0:29:15||FV65||Jacqueline Stallwood||0:26:31|
|MS||David Lee||0:26:51||FS||Nicola Way||0:34:13|
|MV40||Philip Jones||0:29:19||FV35||Joanna Griffiths||0:35:57|
|MV50||Michael Hill||0:34:18||FV45||Cherry Key||0:40:54|
|MV60||Mike May||0:38:56||FV55||Barbara Allen||0:41:38|
|MS||Alexander Miller||0:33:08||FS||Andrea Georghiou||0:41:56|
|MV40||Robert Hudson||0:38:15||FV35||Joanna Griffiths||0:43:38|
|MV50||Chris Hunt||0:41:52||FV45||Janet Binns||0:45:37|
|MV60||Ian Spencer||0:45:31||FV55||Barbara Allen||0:50:51|
|MV70||Jim Butcher||0:59:39||FV65||Jacqueline Stallwood||0:56:00|
|MS||Alexander Miller||0:55:04||FS||Nicola Way||1:07:20|
|MV40||Robert Hudson||1:03:36||FV35||Joanna Griffiths||1:11:42|
|MV50||Chris Hunt||1:07:22||FV45||Lorraine Johnson||1:23:11|
|MV60||Mike May||1:18:06||FV55||Barbara Allen||1:28:43|
|MV70||Jim Butcher||1:39:26||FV65||Jacqueline Stallwood||1:36:11|
|MS||Alexander Miller||1:13:29||FS||Andrea Georghiou||1:34:07|
|MV40||Andrew Cooney||1:14:45||FV35||Sarah Lester||1:37:51|
|MV50||Chris Hunt||1:28:32||FV45||Janet Binns||1:32:52|
|MV60||Peter Todd||1:46:04||FV55||Susan Todd||1:49:07|
|MS||Guy Bowles||2:43:58||FS||Jenny Guy||3:45:31|
|MV40||Philip Jones||2:50:28||FV35||Julie Humphries||3:37:13|
|MV50||Chris Hunt||3:12:56||FV45||Janet Binns||3:26:11|
For those looking for some festive exercise Brent Curless, Mike May and Gary Mash invite you to join them in their traditional Xmas morning run. 9.00am, 25th December by The Castle Gates at the top of The Long Walk for a run to The Copper Horse and back.
On Boxing Day there is a Freedom Run on the Black Park parkrun course at 9:30. It will be timed so don’t forget your barcode, but it won’t count for parkrun PBs or shirt counts, it’s just a social run for the Black Park parkrun family. The cafe will be open.
Parkrun events will be open as normal on Saturday 29th December, then on New Year’s Day there will be an extra official parkrun at Black Park at 9:30. Be there or be in bed with a sore head.
Please note that the club will be closed over Christmas & New Year, including December 25th & 27th and January 1st, and will reopen again on Thursday January 3rd.
Please note that there will be no run on Thursday 15th November as the club’s AGM is being held at 7:30pm in the cricket club bar. Please come along to have your say on the future of the club. The bar will be open and there are plenty of snacks.
The new route for the Paddle is shown below. We’ll be starting near Bishopsgate;enter the park at Bishopsgate, turn left at the crossroads, and continue about 400m to the first junction.
The loop is about 4.35 miles, so the total distance of the run will be ~8.7m.
The race is on October 28th, with the exact time to be confirmed.
Click the image for a larger version.
The club will be closed on Tuesday 19th June because of the Handy Cross 5k. If for whatever reason you have not received details of the Handy Cross race via e-mail please get in touch and we will forward the race instructions.
As a change to our published schedule on Thursday 7th June we’ve decided to run the Windsor Great Park Dash 10k course instead so that people get chance to learn it.
As running this route from the club is a somewhat longer run than usual at around 10.5 miles we have two options:
1. If you feel running from the club is too far then please go directly to the White Gates on The Long Walk for 7:30.
2. If you’re happy to do the full distance from the club then the club will be open as usual but we will be leaving promptly at 7:15, and if you’re a slower runner please leave slightly earlier so that we’re all at the White Gates at around the same time.
We’ll then run the Dash course starting from the White Gates rather than the official start which is slightly longer at around 10.4k or 6.5 miles. Road shoes will be fine unless it has been exceptionally wet, and even then there are actually only a couple of short stretches that may be slippery.
There is a map of the route here.
Sadly the additional rain we have been having today has resulted in the parking area for the Wargrave 5k being in no fit state for car parking. Wargrave Runners have therefore had to make the decision to cancel the event. They will try to reschedule the event for later in the season.
As a result the club will now be open on Tuesday 15th for a usual Tuesday session.
Jim Banks Handicap Trophy
Julia Martin Heaven Trophy for most improved lady
Contenders – Pam Jackson, Pav Khaira, Bella Shah, Clara Trant
Winner – Nneka Okonta
Terry Purser Trophy for most improved man
Honourable mention – Tony Curtin
Contenders – Steve Fell, Guy Grewal, Martin Richardson, Paul Woolley
Winner – Craig Sherratt
Ladies Veteran Champion
Men’s Veteran Champion
Age Graded Championship
1st Anthony Curtin
2nd Thomas Stevens
3rd David Priddy
4th Mike May
5th Paul Woolley
1st Joanna Griffiths
2nd Pam Jackson
3rd Mel Golding
4th Nneka Okonta
5th Claudia McKenzie
1st Thomas Stevens
2nd Paul Woolley
3rd Jonathan Davies
4th David Priddy
5th Anthony Curtin
Hannah Wheeler Merit Trophy
Dasher Of The Year Trophy
Please note that there will be no training run on Thursday 17th November due to the club AGM being held upstairs in the Cricket Club bar at 7:30.
The annual Jim Banks Handicap Challenge is being held at 7:15 on Tuesday September 20th at the club house, and will be followed by a fish & chip supper in the Cricket Club bar.
The event is open to all Dashers and to members of the beginners group. If you are not currently in running shape then you are still welcome to attend the social, but we do need to know you’re coming so that we can ensure we order enough food. We may rope a few spectators in to do a bit of marshalling.
The course will consist of the regular 2 lap 5k course round Home Park, with the slowest runners starting first and the fastest starting last, and the winner is the first person across the finish line. Obviously daylight is at a premium so we will be starting promptly outside the clubhouse at 7:15. Handicaps will be published before the race and it will be your responsibility to get yourself to the start line on time. If you miss your start slot then you can still run, but obviously you’ll be putting yourself at a disadvantage.
Times will be taken for the winners only as if we get the handicapping right you’ll all finish together, so if you want to know your time please bring your own watch.
To enter the race or to let us know that you’re coming as a non-runner please fill in the entry form.
Entries will close on Sunday 18th in order to allow time for handicapping.