Country to Capital - Our Boys Done Good!
Congratulations to Paul Griffiths, Mat Browne, Steve Payne and John Scarborough who ran from Wendover to Little Venice on Saturday 12th January. The Country to Capital Ultra is a 45 mile, self-navigated race and in the cold, wet weather it must have been quite a challenge. Congratulations guys, you were awesome and you did Didcot Runners proud.
Added January 12th, 2013
The Gut Buster
Congratulations to Paul Thomas for taking 4th place at the Gut Buster on January 30th. He also took first place in his vet category. A great run also from Julie Shand, proving she's still got it after a recent mini layoff due to injury.
Added January 1st, 2013
Endurance Life Coastal Trail Series - Dorset
Congratulations on a magnificent result Kirsty Reade, a fantastic effort and very well deserved. As always we are in awe of what you do, and that wonderful way in which you do it.
Our other ultra runner was Paul Griffiths who also ran a fantastic race in some spectactular running accessories! Another brilliant effort.
Also to Steve Payne who absolutely smashed the Half in preparation for his Ultra aspirations in the new year, and was enough of a Gentleman not to tell the rest of us mere mortals quite how painfully far we had to go as he passed us in a brief flyby on his way back in.
The other club members taking part in the race were Tom Reddy, Bill Larnach, Sam Counsins, Sue Powell and Julie Shand. All did fantastically well on an extremely challenging and demanding course. The race organisers classed this race as 'extreme' and it definitely lived up to this category!
Thanks as always to Lewis and Tom for some stunning photographs all of which are on our Facebook page. There are a few videos from Tom too, which were taken during the race and are quite entertaining!
Well done all, you should be proud of your performances, it's a massive achievement!
Added December 9th, 2012
The Saxon Heart Challenge is Complete!
Congratulations to Dave Knopp, who has completed his incredible challenge of 10 marathons in 10 months in 10 kingdoms. Dave certainly went out with a bang, achieving a PB in his final marathon. Didcot Runners all think you're amazing, Dave. Emmy took on 10 half marathons as part of the challenge and also managed a PB in her final race. Congratulations, both of you.
Added November 27th, 2012
Dave's Final Marathon
Good luck to Dave Knopp as he takes on the final marathon in his Saxon Heart Challenge this weekend.
Added November 16th, 2012
Weekend round up: the cross country season kicks off!
Our club secretary's strategy of enthusing about the cross country to every club member for the last 6 months paid off and we had a great turnout for the first race of the season. Huge congratulations to Tom, Lyn, Sam, Michael, Keren, Sue P, Sue B and Noel (apologies if I've forgotten anybody), who braved awful weather conditions to run their first cross country. Talk about taking one for the team. We salute you, cross country newbies, and are really proud to have you on our team! Well done to everybody who ran, supported, took photos, made cakes and hot drinks, and helped put up/take down the tent. You are all awesome.
Added November 4th, 2012