Christmas Handicap

The handicap has changed from it’s provisional day (Sunday) to the traditional Saturday.

Sandbags at the ready…

So to confirm:

SATURDAY 29TH December 10.30AM for an 11.OOAM START, at The Royal. 

Followed by pie & peas at 12.30. (Be honest, that’s the bit you’re most interested in)

Usual route will apply.

Dave Collo (via P.)

Pre Xmas Xmas Race

Good evening all ,

Christmas run and meal.

We are as last year going to attend the Percy Pud 10k on December 2nd starting at 9.30 am, this is a very popular race put on by the Steel City Striders , it’s a fast course run down to and part around the Dam Flask reservoir. NOW HERE IS THE IMPORTANT BIT this race is very popular and sells out quick , entries open at 5pm this Sunday 7/10 so YOU must be on it !!!!!

The club will put a coach on there and back. We will then be having a meal at The Wortley Arms afterwards that I will post details about shortly.

The entry to the race is via FR systems online via the Steel City Striders website.

I cannot stress enough if you want to run you need to be on this as it will sell out within hours !

If you require any further info please pm me .


Update from race organiser:


Could you please remind your members that the Steel City Striders “Percy Pud 10k” online entry starts on Sunday at 5pm. Race Director Richard Dunk asks that all entrants are patient as a online queuing system is used. With the race selling out last year in under 3hrs he has after consultations been able to increase the number of runners by 100 too 3,000. This year all finishers will receive a large luxury Christmas Pudding and a Packet of Custard!!. Also special for this year, a Runners Lightweight Soft Touch Fluo Yellow Beenie Hat with the Percy Pud logo embroided on the front.

Hope you can Oblige

Kind Regards

Richard & Alan

Dates for your diary

Update 1. Post Xmas Xmas do is now Saturday 19th January. The provisional date was already booked.

Update 2Christmas Handicap is now Saturday 29th

Morning all, with Christmas coming up and prep for next year’s races beginning here are some key dates for the next 12 months.

  • Saturday 29th December: Christmas Handicap
  • Saturday 19th January: Post-Xmas Xmas Do
  • Sunday 3rd March: Norton 9
  • Wednesday 15th May: Askern 10km
  • Sunday 11th August: Askern 10mile
  • Pre-Xmas Xmas Race-do: TBC


Dave’s Relay – postponed

Was meant to be this Tuesday 3rd, but has been decided to be pushed back to make sure maximum attendance when it’s run. I mean, could you imagine Dave’s stress levels with a race in his name whilst England were playing in a World Cup knock out? Even Jane’s commented he wouldn’t have been there…

Take care all.


Dave Bullock Memorial Relay

Invitation to all ADRC members.

This year we are changing the date and format from the Norton 9 relay of last year to make it more inclusive and viable, we felt last year that runners waiting or finished were isolated until we regrouped in the pub….

The date this year is three weeks today, Tuesday 3rd July (it was always intended to move it towards lighter nights in summer) and we are thinking a team of 3 x 2.2mile legs through Campsall Park.

I’ll put more info on when available but this year the theme will be to wear something green, the closer to the Freddo green you can achieve the better… This is intended be a fun night of running, as Dave always loved it when the club had a bit of a get together.

Hope to see you there, whether it is as a runner, spectator or a helper.

Miss you Dave.


Post-Xmas-Xmas Do

A break with the norm, the date has been set for Saturday 20th January, the venue Norton Coronation Club.

Tickets are the same at £5 / £7 / £2 for Members, Non-Members, Children.

Not sure who’s taking the names, I’ll suss that out shortly.


Percy Pud Pickups

Here’s the following pickup times for Percy Pud this Sunday, race starts at 0930 so be ready to run when bus dumps us on the start line.

  • 7.30        Norton – Royal Hotel (not Colby Castle)
  • 7.35        Campsall – Campsall Club
  • 7.37        Campsall – Bone Lane (bottom)
  • 7.41        Burghwallis – (personal pickup of 1)
  • 7.45        Skellow – Grange Club
  • 7.47        Carcroft – Library
  • 7.54        Scawthorpe – Don Valley School

The times look military precision, in truth its best estimate, margins are tight though so be there in good time. Early night Saturday!


Pre-Christmas Christmas Do.

Yup, I’m bringing up Christmas already.

I may seriously regret this but we’re mixing it up the year and doing a different race, the Percy Pud ( The complexity comes that is is a /very/ popular race and sells out in a couple of hours.

I’ve contacted the organisers and they’ve said for everyone to enter normally and if anyone misses out they’ll see what they can do.

So this requires a little effort from those who want to run to either enter when it opens up (5pm on Sunday 1st October 2017). I will be posting many reminders and the link before time. If you think you’re unable to book yourself buddy up with someone who can (and that doesn’t mean I’ll have 30 buddies! I’m actually travelling at that time).

Obviously, we’ll find a nice place to eat too and likely organise a coach. Of course, if someone wants to step up and take on one or both of these roles feel free!

The Sunday is the usual for our pre-Xmas Xmas Do, first Sunday of December.

And remember, an ADRC vest is for life, not just for Christmas.