Knowle and Dorridge Running Club


Sponsor Announcement: Xact Homes

Knowle & Dorridge Running Club are pleased to announce the official launch of our Sponsorship with Xact Homes. Xact Homes have kindly offered to sponsor the club for 2017. As a local firm Xact Homes understand community and working in partnership with them we hope to be able to expand our club's offerings to the ...

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Membership Renewal: 2017/18 Season

Membership Renewal: 2017/18 - Click Here to Renew It's that time of the year again where membership renewal is needed.  To quote The Lego Movie Soundtrack:  Everything is awesome, Everything is cool when you're part of a team! If you wish to train with Knowle & Dorridge RC, compete for the club and maintain your ...

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Annual Awards Dinner Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are now available for our Annual Awards Night.  Friday 12th May is our annual awards night and disco at the Forest Hotel in Dorridge.  It's like the Oscars but with more glitz and you don't even have to sleep inside a horse to win a prize (sorry Leo!). Theme tbc. We expect to ...

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The Art of Running Course: 7th & 24th May 2017

Exciting news! We have Malcolm Balk and Susie Baker back again this year. Malcolm is a Canadian running coach and also an Alexander technique practitioner and combines both with a natural enthusiasm for running. The two look at your running and give lots of ways to change how you run for the better, ...

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Men's XC: The National - Team: 63rd

Lads on Tour. K&D's men took on the very best in the country at the 129th running of the Saucony English National XC Championships this weekend. Woollaton Hall in Nottingham played host to 8000 runners in all age groups while K&D's Men took on 2000 other XC runners from clubs ...

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AGM Announcement - April 5th

Annual General Meeting; April 5th It is vital that we get a big turnout as possible.  We are a club of 260 members so we need to ensure that you views are represented, it will take place after the normal club run so please do make every effort to attend.  We are also ...

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Knowle FC: Storm Doris Roof Damage

Storm Doris caused substantial damage to Knowle FC's Club House yesterday. Everyone at K&D RC Would like to send our full support to Knowle FC. They've been incredibly supportive of us recently during our move to their home and anything we can do to return the favour in this difficult time i'm ...

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Spring Training Plan 2017

Ladies Captain Kathy Bailey has circulated a detailed schedule of training opportunities and sample plan for those training through to Spring 2017. The plan is available on the Training section of the club website but can also be downloaded in excel format here: Spring Training Plan 2017 

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A New Era: A Message from the Chairman

Dear All, Welcome to a chapter in the history of our running club!  A reminder that from this week all of the main club sessions will now be from Knowle Football Club, Hampton Lane, Knowle.  Whilst there is plenty of car parking, the site is locked so please don't turn up ...

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Monday Night Speed Sessions

I feel the need... ...the need for speed. Monday Night Speed Sessions A reminder that Ladies Captain Kathy Bailey organises a speed session every Monday night for those athletes looking to put a little more speed into their legs. The speed session is suitable for all and will mostly focus on interval work at ...

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Wednesday Led Sessions

Our Wednesday club runs will always be led by members who have completed Leadership in Running Courses who will provide you with advice and guidance on your running and make sure you have someone to run with. Whilst our leaders are qualified please keep in mind they are volunteers and not professional ...

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Tempo Running

In our training schedules you'll find references to lots of different types of running, such as tempo running, fartleks, interval training and hill repeats which may be new to you or maybe you just need a refresher about what they all mean. In a series of articles over the coming months, club ...

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Club Buffs now available

Club Buffs now available.  £7.00 each Please contact Club Secretary Sally if you would like one on

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    WRRL: He's not the Messiah. He's the Monty 5k on 30th April

    And now for something completely different: Everyone's second favourite Monty is back (after Monty Python of course).

    The Monty 5k is back with a new date and time. 30th April, 11:00am.

    The Entry Form can be downloaded here:

    Monty 5k Entry Form

    Entry is £5
    The Race has a 300 capacity.

    Entry on the day only - Get there early!

    Camp outside like at a Donny Osmond concert if you have to (ask Tim Price for advice on Donny Osmond Super-Fan camping if advice needed. He's a big fan. Honest.)

    Race Start: 11:00am
    Course Map can be found here: Monty 5 Course Map

    Directions: Edmondscote Stadium, Leamington Spa, CV32 6AD
    Anyone going by train will find it about a one and a half miles from Leamington Station

    Anyone who can't run just remember these very wise words:

    When you're chewing on life's gristle
    Don't grumble, give a whistle
    And this'll help things turn out for the best...
    And...always look on the bright side of life...
    Always look on the light side of life...

    And to quote a Frenchman: "Now go away or I will taunt you a second time."

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    Training at St. Philips, Dorridge through May

    Due to ongoing work at Knowle FC your committee with much appreciated assistance from Geoff Lewis have booked St. Philips, Dorridge through the month of May.

    The dates we will meet at St. Philips are as follows:

    Weds 3rd May
    Weds 10th May
    Weds 17th May
    Weds 24th May
    Weds 31st May

    Thank you for your continued understanding with regards to our current nomadic status. We will liaise with Knowle FC during May and keep you updated where necessary.

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    Good Luck to our London Marathoners

    To everyone from K&D running London Marathon tomorrow:

    It doesn't matter if you're running for a record breaking time or just hoping to not be seen by the cameras as you stagger over the line like a drunk octopus in stiletto's.

    It doesn't matter if you PB or swear as a man dressed as a beer bottle passes you at 16 miles.

    Be sensible. Run your own race. Don't go off too fast and enjoy your day. 

    p.s. We've got you all down for a hill session on Wednesday. Sound ok? 🙂

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    Vitality London 10,000: Free Club Places - Wed 26th April Deadline

    Once again Knowle & Dorridge RC have 6 women's and 6 men's places available for the London Vitality 10k on Monday 29th May. It's a Bank Holiday, the sun is usually shining and you get to finish on The Mall infront of Buckingham Palace. No tea with Her Maj though. A handful of these places are still to be filled.

    Our teams usually end up a good mix of all abilities. You don't win the lottery unless you put your hat in the ring. It is a brilliant race, fast, flat and with a lovely t-shirt and medal.

    If you would like to be considered for selection please email as soon as possible (i.e. now!):

    Women's Team - Captain Kathy Bailey at
    Men's Team - Captain Torsten Roesler at

    They can then co-ordinate your entry with our Club Sec. Jo Tork. 

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    Running Knowle Fun Run? Let us Know for Team Picking!

    Knowle Fun Run

    The Knowle Fun Run is fast approaching. Sunday 21st May should be in your diaries. The Knowle Fun Run is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our club as well as showing off your athletic prowess to your neighbours.

    If your are running the Knowle Fun Run let us know by commenting below on facebook or emailing

    Register Online: Knowle Fun Run Online Entry


    Each year we enter teams. If you are running this year please do let us know ASAP in the comments section on facebook or via email.  We can then co-ordinate teams with the Knowle Fun Run Organisers. 

    This year there is both a 5k and a 10k option. Please do let us know which event you will be doing. Just your name and distance will be fine.

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    Wednesday 19th April - Training: Meet at St. Philips, Dorridge

    Wednesday Training – Meet at St. Philips Church Dorridge

    Address: St Philip’s Church, Manor Rd, Dorridge, Solihull B93 8DX.

    Meet in the main hall for training – doors open 7.15pm

    Parking: Limited parking for a few cars in front of the hall, also in Manor Road or Westfield Close opposite. Loads of free parking however, in the railway car park behind the church via the side of Sainsbury’s petrol station.

    Please note: Due to an incident on 5th April it is advised that if you have to park in the railway carpark behind the church to please use a steering lock if you have one and keep all valuables safely hidden from view. If you live locally we also encourage running to and from club night to save on parking.

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