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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

Not sure if anyone's interested but Ive sorted our running watches so Im selling two Garmin forerunner 110, ones grey & pink the other is black & grey. Also selling Polar M400, Polar heart rate monitor & strap & a Garmin heart rate monitor & strap. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ok - I have been in a quandary about tonights session and to continue to build our speed endurance I have opted for a longer effort tonight... The core session will be 4x 6:30minute efforts where you make the first one your marker and the rest all at least the same length. How good is your pacing? That is the session if you are training for 5K or 10K but if you want to make it a HM session then we will do an extra effort for those that want to make it 5 efforts - that should test your metal! Aim to better your 5K pace if you run a 25min or quicker 5K - if your 5K time is longer than that then aim at your 5K pace. 3 min Jog recovery. Unlike last week we will always start at the same place so you can be consistent about the distance. Those that are in race recovery mode can come and encourage and do a steady state run to help muscle recovery - It will do you good if you keep a steady low HR pace. If a time keeper/whistle blower is on hand that would be good. ... See MoreSee Less

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Anyone interested in a place next Sunday for Cardiff half marathon?. I'm unable to run due to injury! . There's two places now hubby can no longer do it. ... See MoreSee Less

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Anyone interested in a 6-8 miles trail run tomorrow morning? Leaving Parkend at 9.15. Some mud and hills included, but gentle pace. All welcome!
Suzanne Peters, Chris Hawkins, Sue Shergold, Margaret Powles, Jo Edwards? Any takers?
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When is a Half Marathon a 10K race? ... See MoreSee Less

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