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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.

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

The summer social runs start this Thursday. Our aim is to be inclusive and ensure everyone is comfortable and having fun.
They are open to members and friends.

This week we are going to do a trial run of the alternative Fountain Five route. The route is five miles, the track is currently quite dry but there is still mud in places, so I would recommend trail shoes.
Meet at Parkend Cricket club for a 6.30pm start.

There will be two different paced groups (anti-social and giggle groups). I will be leading the anti-social group and Stef the gigglers.

Pub finish optional at the Fountain Inn.
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This weekend, Soudley village will be serving tea & cake at the hall, from 11am. Chris Hawkins normally leads a run from the hall, back in time for the cake but is injured so I've said I'd lead it. Not feeling up to going too far so aiming for about 6 miles, leaving at 9.45 - 10.00. Anyone interested? ... See MoreSee Less

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Can I ask a quick question or three? I hope this doesn't come across as stupid or daft but, not having attended any of the clubs social runs, I'm not sure of the format.

1) Is there a fast group and a slower group or is it all just one group?
2) is the route normally published beforehand?
3) is the run leader expected to run at the front to show the way or does q2, above, suffice?
4) is food normally ordered from the pub beforehand and, if so, who pays for it?

As an aside, how many of you would be prepared to come and run with the 0-5k and 5-10k groups? We are trying to increase the amount of new members to the club from the groups and I was wondering if some of you would be prepared to come and join in a session with us on a Wednesday evening? I'm not asking for loads of people to come, just 2 or 3 per week would be great. We're aiming to promote the club from within and having some members there to run, chat and mingle with the groups would, I think, go a long way to easing the transition from the groups to club membership.
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Hi if anyone wants to run angels 10k road race this Sunday my place is going f.o.c cheers ... See MoreSee Less

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Andy Creber shared Rogueruns's post to the group: Forest of Dean Athletic Club. ... See MoreSee Less

BLUEBELL BLUNDER Sunday 7th May. 11:00 am. Near Bigsweir Bridge and Redbrook in the beautiful Wye Valley. Usually a fantastic display of bluebells.

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Peter Compton shared Forest of Dean junior parkrun's event to the group: Forest of Dean Athletic Club. ... See MoreSee Less

Working Party

April 29, 2017, 10:00am - April 29, 2017, 11:00am

Clearing undergrowth around the parkrun course

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