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Thursday night Summer social runs

These are Social Runs. Our aim is to be inclusive and ensure everyone is comfortable and having fun.  They are open to members and friends
6.30pm start – later by agreement
5-8 miles in two different paced groups (anti-social and giggle groups)
Pub finish optional
Runs are subject to late change. Check the FODAC Facebook page for updates and meeting arrangements before setting out.

CHANGE OF DATE: The 31st August will be the Ellwood Xmas tree course.

FOREST OF DEAN AC social runs 2017


In 2016, the Club applied to the Midcounties Co-operative for a grant.  We were pleased to be awarded £2000 which will be used to complete the throwing area and enable our juniors to improve their already considerable skills.  Committee members Stef Francis, Cherry Fowler, Alan Robertson and Chris Moore attended an awards event in the Coleford Co-op.

From left – Cherry Fowler from the Forest of Dean Athletic Club, Leadership team ambassador at The Midcounties Co-operative Chris Chandler, Stef Francis, Chris Moore and Alan Robertson from the Forest of Dean Athletic Club, Chairman of the membership strategy committee Pat Juby and Co-op Vice President Helen Wiseman.


 Race Entry Reminder! When entering a race can you ensure you specify the club/team as Forest of Dean AC (rather than FODAC, Forest AC etc). This makes it a lot easier for us to compile results for the papers and website.


Are you looking at this website because you parkrun and want to get a bit quicker?  Or do you want to get fitter or to lose weight?  Whatever the reason, would you like to try athletics with us?

We always extend a very warm welcome to new people in our club. We have different sessions for younger athletes, for older juniors and for adults, and we welcome anyone, whatever their current ability.  At a recent Cross-country event, one of our runners heard the following: “You guys from FODAC are brilliant. Great support for everyone. Wish our Club was like that. ”  

If you want to know more, click on the “ABOUT US” tab for details on where we are based, how to join us or about our training sessions.

If you want to know about the races we stage, click on the “Open Races” tab, where the results of those races also appear.

Any other questions? Just click “Committee” above, and contact one of the people listed.

Latest FODAC Facebook News

Hi all, just a quick reminder that Thursday’s social run is as planned. Running from the Royal Oak pub in Whitecroft, postcode GL145PG. With a Prompt 6.30 pm start please. The pub has said that it is ok for us to use their car park. Run is 95% off road with a few “undulations” along the way. Trail shoes are strongly advised. Part of the route is on narrow single trails so will not be suitable for anyone wanting to ride alongside on a bicycle, you will not get through. Mark will be taking the keen runners, and I will be taking the giggle group. Look forward seeing you all on Thursday, Gra ... See MoreSee Less

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Jacqui and I are running the Christmas Tree race route tomorrow morning. If anyone would like to join us, we are meeting at Ellwod Football club at 9.15. ... See MoreSee Less

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Roll up or Trot up next Wednesday evening at Pedal a Bike Away 6pm reg. - will you run the trail or ride a larger area on bikes? Either run round an easy trail but find clever cut throughs, or tour the Sallow Vallets enclosure on bikes since we are unable to use it on foot anymore. It's fast, it's fun, it requires cunning - that's you! Maps below for you to start planning though you'll be given a proper waterproof map on the night.
entries need to be in to order food - please enter through the R2T2 site (Fabian4 link)
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Hi all - I mentioned this a while back, SARA are looking for volunteers to help with Registration and other Race Start type admin for the Wild Wye Swim on Sun 24 Sept (same say at the Autumn Forest Half). We know FODAC are great at this stuff! It's at Huntsham Bridge near Symonds Yat, ideally from 0730-1030, through shifts are possible :-). Tea / coffee and other refreshments provided (not sure what yet though!!)
Please let me know if you can help and form an orderly queue...
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Few pics from the Two Tunnels Bath ... well done Cherry Fowler 1st FV 45, another age category win 👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less

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Ladies & Gents, I give you the South West Girls U15 hammer champion 2017 with a 4 metre pb of 35.96.
Congrats to Melissa Kolic who won bronze in the U17 hammer.
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Congratulations to Maisy Harvey for Gold in U15 Hammer (PB & new club record) and Tillie Westwood for Silver in U15 Discus and Bronze in Javelin (PB & new club record) at SW England Championships. Melissa Kolic also achieved Bronze in U17 Hammer, Wayne Booth Bronze in 100m (I can tell you it was very close between the top 3) and Lawrence Pierre got a new PB in 5,000m 16.18 mins finishing in 4th/5th. Great results for our little club!xx 🥇🥈🥉🥉🥉 ... See MoreSee Less

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For those of you wanting to see the t shirts, they are lovely and I thought even nicer than the vests. Lots of you asked me about ordering today please can you do so asap as I will be away in a few weeks. If you're running in your new vest tomorrow it would be nice to see the photos.
I will arrange for us all to have a new group photo taken at training in a few weeks so that I can send them to the designers.
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