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About The Club

The Dorset Doddlers Running Club have been running around in circles since 1983.

The club was originally formed by small group of runners who had just completed their first London Marathon and now has well over 100 members drawn from all over the county.

Our main training sessions are held on Thursday and all of our sessions are designed to cater, as far as possible, for mixed ability groups. See our training section for details of all our training sessions.

On Tuesday evenings during the winter, we also meet at 6.30pm at the Blandford Forum Leisure Centre. Then, when the clocks change to BST, the Tuesday training is replaced by Cross-Country runs starting from various Pubs and beauty spots throughout Dorset.

Longer organised group runs sometimes also take place on a Sunday, particularly in the months preceding the London Marathon and subject to local races.

We also have a 'Beginners and Novices' groups who meet at 6.30 on Mondays at Blandford Forum Leisure Centre (BST only).

We are also able to race each other, regardless of ability, by means of our 'Club Handicap Races' and our age related 'Club Championship'.

Our club also organises various races throughout the year, including the The Stur Half and The Stickler both of which attract over 400 runners.

Further details of all of the above, can be found on the appropriate page of this website.

We are an inclusive and social bunch, who welcome runners of all abilities. If you are new to the area or new to running, you are most welcome to come and try us out. Whatever your goals are in running, our ethos is to encourage , improve and enjoy running.

If you would like to join our friendly club
Whether you are...

an experienced runner that is new to the area...

someone that goes running and feels that it is time to join a club...

or simply someone who is totally new to running...

Just come along to any of the sessions mentioned in our training section and introduce yourself. You will be sure to get a warm welcome.
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Club Sessions

The Dorset Doddlers run a beginners group during the summer months (Apr - Sep) which is FREE TO JOIN* :

Blandford Forum - Including free use of the Shower and Changing Facilities.
Monday evenings at 6.30pm in the main foyer at Blandford Leisure centre. These sessions have a structure tailored for new runners, based on short distance repetitions in ability groups.
In the Summer months we meet at various locations (normally pubs) for off road runs of between 4 and 9 miles. See website for details of times and location. Normally 7.00 (7.15 start) depending upon light.

In the Winter we focus on speed and hills from Blandford Lesiure centre at 6.30 (6.45 start). Once a month there is an alternative session from Shaftesbury, again see website for more details.
Our main training session is every Thursday evening, meeting at 7p.m. at Sturminster Newton Leisure Centre, off Honeymead Lane.

We alternate between three types of session: Hills, Endurance and Speed. Sessions are run by experienced Doddlers and generally last for just over 1 hour. We structure the training to cater for various levels of ability.

In the Summer there is a monthly event which can be one of the handicapped timed races, hill race or duathlon. These are all followed by a gathering for food, drink and merriment in one of the local establishments.
Not technically a Doddler session but some Doddlers join the North Dorset Tri Swim Session from Blandford Leisure centre at 7.30am. Cost approx £4.50
In the lead up to the Spring marathons there is often a Sunday long run to fit in with training. The location and terrain varies but details are posted on the website/facebook.
10 Apr 2023
Yeovil Easter Bunny 10K
16 Apr 2023
The Dorset Ooser Marathon
The Dorset Ooser Half Marathon
Butleigh Multi-terrain
Marnhull 12
23 Apr 2023
Wincanton Triathlon
30 Apr 2023
North Dorset Village Marathon
Glastonbury Road Race
13 May 2023
Immortal Stourhead 10k
Immortal Stourhead Mega Sprint Triathlon
Immortal Stourhead Juniors Race
14 May 2023
Immortal Stourhead Middle Distance Triathlon
Immortal Stourhead Aquabike
21 May 2023
The Dilton Dash 10k
May 5
27 May 2023
Egdon Easy
Bratton Hilly 11k
28 May 2023
Ox Frolic
The Ox 50
11 Jun 2023
Puddletown Plod Half
17 Jun 2023
Giants Head Marathon
18 Jun 2023
Martock 10k
Tarrant Valley 10k
1 Jul 2023
Ham to Lyme 50k
Ham to Lyme 100k
Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim
2 Aug 2023
Haselbury Trail
5 Aug 2023
The Wessex 10k
28 Aug 2023
Baltonsborough 5 mile
2 Sep 2023
Mendip Marauder - West Mendip Way

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Runner 5k 5mi 10k 10mi HM Mara WAVA
brotherjohn 16:38 27:42 34:50 57:32 1:16:37 2:58:29 90.72
Scotty P 17:11 - 36:30 59:36 1:19:26 2:59:04 79.93
Rog T 18:14 30:10 37:07 1:03:56 1:21:41 2:56:46 77.51
lpcollier 19:28 - 42:41 1:09:55 1:33:12 3:25:40 69.01
dazmo 19:31 - 40:30 1:07:39 1:34:21 3:20:44 65.84
F1fizzy 21:05 34:34 42:09 1:11:22 1:35:09 3:26:47 62.84
towney 21:10 - 48:14 1:18:48 1:42:00 4:17:27 67.57
Sick Note 26:01 44:47 53:55 1:29:17 2:06:44 4:30:36 56.63
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Rog T Salisbury 10 mile 26th Mar 1:24:48
Rog T
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0.9mi 19:53
0.9mi 18:46
0.9mi 22:14
0.9mi 19:34
1.4mi 45:25
1mi 26:50
4mi 35:55
14.1mi 2:26:06
6mi 1:15:20
3.1mi 1:39:24
2.4mi 49:56
4.5mi 52:13
5.2mi 44:28
2.2mi 18:12
4.2mi 35:28
3.1mi 27:43

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