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Latest Update (Wednesday 7th June 2023) HAPPY GLOBAL RUNNING DAY.
MEET AT THE MARKET CARPARK
(Opposite the big Coop)
Wednesday ‘s club social run
Speedsters with Lee (8-9 min miles). Road run. Army with Phill (9-10 min miles). Social (10-11 min mile pace)…. We’ll sort something out. Frunners (11 mins+ pace), with Marg. 5k crew with Ashley (what ever pace it takes to get the group across the line). MEET AT THE MARKET CARPARK
(Opposite the big Coop) in time to LEAVE at 1830 hrs please ….. bright gear, and head torches are now optional 💂🏻♂️😀.
Please stick within the pace windows, as this helps everyone gauge the best group for them.
Latest Update (Monday 5th July 2023) Competition time for Man versus Horse. If you are running man v horse, as a team or individually, … send us your finishing time prediction, individual or collectively (if a team). Closest to their predicted time wins a bottle of Prosecco and a big box of chocolates. Email them to email@example.com. Good luck.
Latest Update (Friday 2nd June 2023) 7th June … next Wednesday … Is Global Running Day….. so to celebrate this and share the activity we all love, we are opening up next week’s Wednesday night to everyone. Please feel free to let your family and friends know, and they will be made most welcome at club. 🏃♀️🏃♂️🏃♀️🏃♂️
Latest Update (Tuesday 30th May 2023) On Saturday afternoon, May 27th, our very own Ffion Price ran for Wales Seniors Cross Country team, in Brittany, France 🇫🇷. A tough course and very warm conditions made for a very difficult race but our amazing Ffion came home in an incredible 6th place. Well done Ffion.
Latest Update (Monday 22nd May 2023) Sunday morning, 28th May, 10am. Meet in Bettws, Hundred House, for a social 5/6 mile xc run. We will follow this with some coffee and bbq’d bacon rolls. Family and friends welcome. Please let us know if you are planning on attending and an optional £3 p/p donation to the bbq fund if possible please 🙏.
Latest Update (Sunday 21st May 2023) Congratulations to @Owen Cooper who has been selected to run for England Veterans at the Chester Marathon on 8th October 2023🏴
Latest Update (Saturday 20th May 2023) On Saturday June 3rd we are going on tour to Merthyr parkrun. We will then follow this with a visit to Sole Mate (Merthyr’s new running shop) for a coffee and chat with the owner and then a breakfast stop. Minibus/lift available
Latest Update (Saturday 20th May 2023) Club Parkrun takeover on Saturday May 27th. We need volunteers and pacers, so please help and get involved. Give Jarv a well earned day off.
1x Run Director, 1x Time Keeper, 1x Funnel Manager, 1x Marshal 1, 1x Marshal 2, 1x 20 min. Pacer, 1x 22 min. Pacer, 1x 25 min. Pacer, 1x 28 min. Pacer, 1x 30 min. Pacer, 1x 32 min. Pacer, 1x 35 min. Pacer, 1x 38 min. Pacer, 1x 40 min. Pacer, 1x Parkwalker, 1x Photographer and 1x Results Processor
Latest Update (Monday 15th May 2023) Our very own Coach, Bob Smith, is putting together training notes … weekly notes to help improve/top tips/avoid injuries/improves racing and everything in between. Please check your emails to sign up, the introduction email come out end of last week. Sign up or notify our secretary Kate Jones, if you would like to receive the weekly guide.
Latest Update (Tuesday 9th May 2023) Tonight sees our monthly peregrination to Brecon track. We will be under the watchful eye of coach Bob Smith. If you require a lift, please get in touch.
Latest Update (Monday 8th May 2023) We are moving!
From this Wednesday we are moving to the cattle market car park as a meeting point, 6.30pm. This is instead of the cricket club.
Please help to spread this news to other members. Thank you.
Latest Update (Thursday 4th May 2023) From The Bull in Builth Wells, up around Garth Hill Trig Point and back. That is the route of Sunday’s challenge. These are Strava segments. The current strava leaderboard, and therefore the times to chase are in the pictures below (in order of up, down and overall for both male and female).
Latest Update (Monday 1st May 2023) Next Sunday 10am. (May 7th). Prynnie’s Royally Inspired Coronation Run.
Builth Bull to Garth Hill, around the trig and back down to the Bull.
3.87 miles in total.
Liquid provided at the top if required. And obviously at the finish 🍺.
Coronation medal on completion.
£4 entry, to raise club funds. Spot prizes. Club members, family and friends only. It’s only a race if you want to race it.
Latest Update (Monday 24th April 2023) The Hall Of Fame webpage has been updated. Well done to Lee Price for completing Builth and District Running Club’s fastest ever London Marathon. Sophie Cook also increased her female record by exactly three minutes. Very well done both.
Latest Update (Sunday 16th April 2023) Your new club Committee is in place for the 2023-2024 season.
President – Gunvor Troelsen
Chairman – Haydn O’Reilly
Vice Chairman – Matthew Jones
Secretary – Kate Jones
Treasurer – Avril Hardwick
Male Welfare Officer – Gary Watts
Female Welfare Officer – Sophie Cook
Event Manager – Christian Prynne
Male XC Team Captain – Gareth Price
Female XC Team Captain – Jo Rees
Social Media Secretary – Izzy Watts
Membership Secretary – Matthew Sullivan
Team Kit Secretary – Hannah Wilding
Social Secretary – Adam Johnstone
Latest Update (Friday 14th April 2023) Club AGM is this evening at 7pm. Please make every effort to attend, so you can have your say on how your club is run over the next 12 months.
Latest Update (Wednesday 12th April 2023) Club is on as usual this evening, meet at 6.30pm. Tonight due to surface water, we are meeting behind the Sports Hall instead. See you all there.
Latest Update (Sunday 9th April 2023) Brecon Track this Tuesday at 6.30pm. Free and all members welcome. Our Chairman, Mr Christian Prynne, will be driving his bus so if you require a free lift please let him know. Weatherspoons for a celebratory £1 refillable decaf coffee afterwards for a track debrief.
Latest Update (Wednesday 5th April 2023) All membership payment requests for renewed membership have been sent out. We hope that you are excited to rejoin us for the next 12 months. If you have any issues in paying, or haven’t received an email, please fire Liam Daly a message. Thank you.
Latest Update (Thursday 23rd March 2023) Membership is due from April 1st 2023. Please check your inboxes from that date, as the club will send you an invoice and a link to pay. The cost from 1st April will stay at £26, which includes the admin charge. The AGM on April 14th may put prices up, so get in before any potential price rise. Any issues or dramas, please shout Liam, Kate or Haydn who will sort. Thank you.
Latest Update (Tuesday 14th March 2023) AGM date has been set. Friday April 14th. 7pm, upstairs of The Greyhound Hotel. Please come along and have a say in how YOUR club is run.
Latest Update (Monday 13th March 2023) Tuesday 14th March is Brecon Track Session, 6.30pm. This is open to all members and of all abilities. Our coach Bob Smith will tailor the session to each individual’s ParkRun time.
Latest Update (Monday 6th March 2023) Dates are in for Llanfrynach 3, 4, 5 Series for 2023. They are on our Race Calendar
Latest Update (Monday 20th February 2023) This Wednesday, the 22nd of February, we will be holding our first Food Bank Run.
This is an incentive running across the UK throughout the month of February, with a large majority of other running clubs, park runs and walking groups taking part. We will meet like normal in our groups, but this Wednesday we will warm up by running with an item of food, toiletries etc to the food bank situated by Jewsons, just over Builth bridge. At drop off, each group will take their group photo at the food bank as we all need as much coverage as possible. After drop off you then continue on with your group run. If unsure what item to bring, look on our messenger chat or message Izzy Watts.
Latest Update (Sunday 12th February 2023) Tickets for our dinner on Saturday March 11th go on sale today. Priced at £33 each!
Strand Hall 7pm.
3 Course Meal
Guest Speaker – Josie Pearson, Paralympic Gold Medalist
Live Music – Distant Relations
Dress Code is ‘Black Tie Optional’.
Tickets are on sale to club members and their guests for 7 days before going on General Sale. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat for what will be a prestigious evening. Limited tickets available, payment plan option,
book up early to avoid disappointment.
Update- Saturday 11th February 2023 Sunday Morning 10 miles ish. Meet at the steel bridge by Elan Valley Visitor Centre 9am. Led by Darren Hughes and Christian Prynne. Open to all abilities.
Update- Friday 10th February 2023 Our annual award dinner ball this year is on Saturday March 11th. One of our awards is our ‘Penelope Primrose’ Fellow Runners Runner Award, voted for members by members. Can you send me your nomination please?
Possible reasons for nominating … Achieved something special?
Made you feel welcome?
Showed good commitment?
Made a big Improvement?
Carried on after an injury?
A friend who has encouraged?Pick a person, think of a reason why youd like to nominate them and fire it to me on messenger or email email@example.com. Please have your say and vote or i will have to chase you up ❌😂. Vote closes on Wednesday March 1st. Thanks 👍
Update- Thursday 2nd January 2023 Three bits of news for you this evening. Firstly, Saturday’s Parkrun will be a club tops run. We want to show people of parkrun how many of us there are and that we are a running club for the masses. We will set up the gazebo as a home for your kit and we will celebrate in The Strand Cafe post parkrun. Secondly, Prynnie’s 6 nations hangover cure is this Sunday at 10am. It will be a 6 mile off road run, followed by coffee. Meet at the Bull in Builth Wells at 9.55am for Izzy’s pre run snap 📷 . Finally, the three runners who risked the wrath of the committee by racing without wearing their club colours, have one month to complete their punishment handed out to them. One month to participate in volunteering (whilst wearing at least one item of club kit) once at a parkrun, this can include next week’s pacer event. We will allow a run in club colours this Saturday as a special one off ‘punishment payment’. The three runners are Matthew Jones, Hannah Wilding and Vickie Turner.
Update- Tuesday 24th January 2023 Marshals are required for our Resolution Run this Sunday please. If you are unable to run or have friends or loved ones willing to give up their time, marshal briefing will be 10.30am in the old food hall foyer. No previous marshaling experience necessary. ALSO if you are a club member and coming along to run, marshal or spectate … please bring a cake. Thank you.
Update – Monday 16th January 2023 Tomorrow sees our monthly expedition to Brecon to use the Athletics Track (Dear Council, if you read this, please could we have one in Builth). We will be there at 6.30pm, led by coach Bob Smith. Wednesday (18th) is our club Open Evening. Bring a friend, introduce them to our Social Secretary Adam Johnson and he will put you in a draw to win a club t-shirt, vest or polo shirt. You can see our range of club kit here. Club run will be followed by tea and cake in the Cricket Club.
Update – Tuesday 10th January 2023 This Sunday, 15th January, sees race number 4 of the Herefordshire Cross Country league. This time the race is held by Croft Ambrey and the venue is Croft Castle. Be great to have as many of our runners there as possible. Full details can be found here.
Update – Saturday 7th January 2023 Tomorrow morning (Sunday 8th January) our Chairman is leading a 7 mile run. Meeting at the Bull near the Groe at 10am. “7 mile trail run 10am from the bull for those that fancy hills, mud and the odd 🐑, grippy daps, coats and climbing rope is a must” Christian Prynne
Update – Sunday 1st January 2023 Happy New Year to all from Builth and District Running Club. Entries are now open for our Resolution Run on January 29th. You can enter here. Please come and support our event, entries are only £5 for affiliated members.
Update – Tuesday 20th December We are hosting our latest BaDRC club members Handicapped 5k Race on Thursday 22nd December at 6.30pm. We will meet at the Parkrun start line at 6.30pm and all complete a warm up lap together. Then each runner will be given a start time to complete their mile, based on their ‘seasons best’ 5k time or a previous 1 mile or 5k challenge event. We will then all debrief on a further 1 mile cool down lap. This event is fun and open to all, regardless of ability. Previous winners of our Handicapped 5ks are Steven Evans 🏆 and Noreen O’Connor 🏆
Update – Monday 12th December We are hosting Race 3 at Fforest fields this Sunday 18th Dec. Details:💛Junior races (U11s, U13s and 15s) start at 9.30am. 🖤Senior race (including U17s) starts at 11am. 💛 PARKING will be on the lower track in the big camping field. Access via the tarmac reception road.🖤 MARSHALLS and HELPERS please 🙏 Many thanks to those who’ve volunteered already without you there would be no race.💛 Club vest MUST be worn. It’s going to be cold so base layers could be essential!🖤 MINCE PIES and CAKE please! Can we have donations to help feed the five thousand please. Thanks 🙏💛 Jo will have the race numbers for those that haven’t collected theirs yet.🖤Remember to KEEP your race numbers. One number for all league races.💛U17s can you put a red J on your number please. You have 2 laps of the course to do.🖤Enjoy!!! 😀Let’s make this a great race. 💪😀💪.
Update – Thursday 8th December This Saturday’s Parkrun on the Groe, at 9am, it is requested from the committee that all club members please wear club kit whether you are running or supporting please. Our full range of club kit can be seen here.
Update – Tuesday December 6th On Sunday December 11th we are running our annual Mulled Wine Run. It involves a 5 ish mile road run around Hundred House with Mulled Wine pit stops and a celebratory Mulled Wine at the finish. We are meeting at 10.30am at Gareth Morris’ estate in Hundred House, Post Code is LD1 5RW. All members are very much welcome.
Update – Sunday December 4th Draw for the club’s London Marathon place will be taking place in Wetherspoons on Tuesday December 6th after our Brecon track session. The draw will be made by our Chairman Mr Christian Prynne.
All welcome of course but you don’t need to be at ‘Spoons’ to be in the draw.
What you do need … 1) Send us your rejection email from the London Marathon ballet by Monday evening. 2) Be an active member of the club. 3) Been a club member since April 1st. 4) You haven’t won the club ballet ‘recently’. 5) You are unable to defer so it is a 2023 place. Please don’t enter if you can’t run this April as the club will lose its place.
Update – Thursday November 24th On Friday December 2nd at 7.30pm we have an evening with Graham Bell, a Sports Biomechanical Specialist who owns Cardiff Gait in Cardiff.
WHATEVER YOUR SPORT, IF YOU RUN, YOU WILL BENEFIT
Graham will deliver a presentation on Running Gait Analysis of the Whole Body, The Importance of Running Styles and Tips to Prevent Injuries, followed by a Q&A. He was Guest Speaker at our Club Dinner two years ago and everyone who attended was captivated. He truly is an expert in his field.
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU’RE THINKING OF COMING TO GIVE US ROUGH NUMBERS PLEASE.
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Tickets are £2 each (free to Builth and District Club members who bring cake) to cover costs and we will provide tea, coffee and cake post event with an opportunity for a one to one Q and A with Graham also.
Here is a promotional video from Graham Bell, owner of Cardiff Gait.
Please give up 2 minutes of your time to watch.
Graham Bell is a biomechanical specialist who will take us through whole body gait analysis. He has a unique skill set of biomechanics and strength and conditioning, with a Masters in Sport and Exercise Science focusing on biomechanics and a qualified strength and conditioning coach. He has over 10 years of experience working with running and walking gaits. Alongside this, he has years of experience working with elite international athletes and has worked with Olympic, World, European, and Commonwealth athletes from multiple sports.
He uses his combined knowledge in biomechanics, sport science, strength and conditioning, and sports massage to provide a complete and holistic approach to improve client’s performance and reduce injury risk.
Graham is also a level 4 sport and remedial massage therapist. With his knowledge and expertise from his Masters he provides top quality massage services but also has a thorough understanding of the body so is able to treat even the most complex and complicated issues. He has over 5 years’ experience of combining his knowledge of massage and biomechanics to solve and treat running injury puzzles.
Venue – Jubilee Hall, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells at 7.30pm. Postcode LD2 3TY