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

London Marathon Money Raised

Just to let you know, eight of the FODAC runners: Martin Adams, Forrest Jooligan, Gemma Hewitt, Jessica Ko, Tracy Lord, Sally Turner, Robert Freeman, & Melinda Ruck raised just under £12,000 in the VLM for Children with Cancer (Martin), Mind (Jools), Tenovus (Gemma), Trauma Care (Jessica, Tracy, Sally and Rob) and Great Oaks Hospice (Melinda). That is quite an achievement, not that running 26.2 miles isn't an achievement in itself on which note - The Public Ballot for the 2018 marathon opens on Monday 1st of May and closes on Friday the 5th at 5PM. Third time lucky? (please, please, please).
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Sunday's Bluebell Run will leave Soudley Village Hall at 10am, for 6ish miles. Returning at about 11am for cake. ... See MoreSee Less

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Reminder: Forest Mile this coming Tuesday, 2nd of May!
Registration from 5.30, Junior races start at 6.00pm.
All ages and abilities welcome!
Come along and enjoy another great FODAC event!
Donations of cake would be fab and if you can help with registration, cake sale or races it would be much appreciated!
There is NO normal training session on Tuesday!
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Space is filling up fast. Get your Tickets now at - www.bouncerun.co.uk
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Chepstow 5km Bounce Run

June 17, 2017, 8:45am - June 17, 2017, 10:00pm

5km Obstacle Run with Inflatables RACE ENTRY ONLY £16 CAMPING NOW AVAILABLE - Email: bounceweekender@hotmail.com if you would like to camp ABOUT THIS EVENT Our Obstacle Course has everything. It...

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The 1st of the Midland league fixtures is on the 6th of May in Kirby in Ashfield, We could do with two people in each event. please post below if you can join us. I really enjoyed a bit of parkrun tourism last year on the way, maybe Derby on the way up. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well here it is: CWR draft 1.
As you can see there are already a number of gaps due to injuries. I have another female runner who is particularly keen to do legs 2 or 4 so if any man wants to volunteer for the dawn shift that would be ideal as Forest Fliers are SM, Sheep are L, Boar are VM & Deer are Mixed.
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Lost property:
Any lost property left in the hut will be on display on Tuesday at the Forest Mile.
After that we will donate it to charity, so if you think you may have left something behind, please come and check.
There are lots of clothes (mainly junior clothes) and a lot of water bottles.
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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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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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