DPR Mid-August Club Update

Hi everyone – a brief mid-month update from DPR towers. For those participating, hope the training for the Big Half is going well. Still time to enter if you haven’t done so yet (see bottom of the email)!

Friday rounders
Our next social event is this Friday 18 August – we’re having a friendly game of rounders in Dulwich Park. Everyone (including children) welcome! Meet at 6.30pm in the open space to the right as you enter from Court Lane.

Club Survey
Thank you to everyone who has completed the survey so far. It remains open until Friday. So there is still chance to complete it (perhaps on your way to rounders…) to give your views on the club and how we can be an even better running club. It only takes 10 minutes of your time, and you can access it here.

Mid Year Club Forum
We’ll be presenting the survey results and next steps at after the club run at our new mid-year club forum on Tuesday 19 September. More details on the evening will follow.

We’d welcome ideas or topics for discussion from members at the meeting – please email IB by 5 September if you would like to suggest something.

5 mile championships
We will be doing our 5 mile club championships race at Dulwich Park on the morning of Sunday 19 September. This is a race we will be organising ourselves, so we need 3-4 volunteers to help with timing and marshalling – if you are able to help please email James.

Our Autumn beginners and 5k-5miles courses start on Saturday 2 September in the park. If you know someone who might be interested in getting into running, please do point them in the direction of the courses. More information and the signup link is here.

Please do also share the promotional materials below – there is an A4 leaflet here, and an image for social media below.

Cross Country
It may not feel like it in the warm weather, but autumn is coming. But there’s no need to be downhearted because that means the start of the cross country season! As dates for your diary, our first two fixtures are on 14 October and 11 November, with a reserve day on 2 December. 

Cross country racing last season

September events
Finally, a brief rundown and reminder of what’s going on next month in addition to the usual club runs, Thursday and Sunday sessions: 

  • 2 September (and subsequent Saturdays) – start of the beginners course, 8am, 9am, and 10am at Dulwich Park.
  • 3 September is our half marathon club championships, the Big Half in Central London. Last minute entries are still available until Monday from here. If you’re coming along, we have a specific WhatsApp group for DPR members here
  • 5 September – usual club run at 6.30pm and 7.30pm, with a post-run social to celebrate everyone participating in the Big Half
  • 12 September – Dulwich Dash, 7.30pm at the Rosebery Gate in Dulwich Park.
  • 17 September – 5 mile club championships in the morning in Dulwich Park.
  • 19 September – mid-year club forum, venue and time TBC.

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