Christmas Tree Race

Sunday December 17th 2017               Enter online

Ellwood Football Club, Coleford GL16 7LY.running-santa-claus-22514476
5mile Multi Terrain Race for Runners
2K Fun run for Juniors
Start 10.30am Adults.  10:00am Junior Fun Run



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.


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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.

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Great to see so many members old & new turning out for XC today. The pics from Blackbridge show an impressive turnout from both men & women. I look forward to seeing the results but should be good. We were rather less numerous at Cardiff but 6 men, 4 ladies & 1 lad had the privilege of racing with some of the best athletes in the country.
Alan Robertson, Dan Sandford & I timed our arrival to coincide perfectly with the start of the senior women's race so we were lucky enough to see Jess Judd take the lead going into the 2nd lap & finish in style. She was closely followed by Gemma Hewitt (running strongly only a week after her 50M ultra), Lynne Park, Jacqueline Green & Lisa Adams. Shame they were one short of a full team.
The men's team was completed by the arrival of Scott Berry (also only a week after running a 50M ultra), Richard Ray (6 days after racing a marathon) & Patrick Rennison. The going was good & we quickly settled in to our strides for 3 twisty laps of Llandaff Fields. The course had a different start/finish area this year & was run in reverse which made for an interesting variation. Great support from the lad, the ladies & Bob Park on the course certainly helped & thanks for the welcome flapjack Lynne.
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