Knowle & Dorridge Running Club COVID Secure Bookings
About our group
Welcome to the Knowle and Dorridge Running Club COVID Secure booking system.
This system is for paid up members only, and is not open to the public. When restrictions are relaxed, we will once again, welcome visitors for trial runs with open arms; but for now, it's strictly members only.
Official club runs must be pre-booked, and will take place at 19:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays, meeting (at a social distance) in the car park at Dorridge Village Hall, Grange Rd, Dorridge, B93 8QA. Depending on demand, alternative, outdoor meeting points will need to be used for additional groups, details and routes below.
Monday sessions will be a mixture of intervals, hill work, drills etc. For those wishing to work on pace and running form. They are suitable for all runners, regardless of experience or pace.
Wednesday sessions will be tempo runs, initially focusing on recovery, whilst the pressure of racing is off and COVID is a still a risk.
The listed pace is a long-term target, particularly for the first few weeks- choose the group running at your pre-lockdown pace. Please feel free to run with whichever group suits how you feel each week. If you fancy an easier run, that's absolutely fine, but please do not run any faster than the run leader, even if the pace feels a little too slow for you.
Numbers are strictly limited to 5 runners per group leader. If run leaders are available, and demand is there, additional groups at the same pace will be offered.
If a licensed run leader for your group is not available on a particular Monday or Wednesday, you will not see a link below. If that happens, informal runs, without an official leader may be organised by members, running at their own risk, in groups no larger than 6. If possible, the club would request that these start at meeting point outside Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath, to ensure we maintain social distancing. If you need to meet in the local area, please try to plan a route that does not overlap one of the official routes.
Other sessions e.g. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Friday mornings may also be organised informally, in groups no larger than 6, at runners' own risk. These will not come under the official K&D banner at the moment.
For any official or unofficial runs, please DO NOT run in your green and gold K&D top. Only run leaders will be running in green and gold, so they are clearly identifiable.
Before joining an official club run, particpants must:
- read and agree to adhere to our COVID19 risk assessment
- complete the individual self-assessment form to declare fitness to run, in a COVID capacity -this only needs to be completed once, unless your circumstances change
- listen to the pre-run briefing given by the run leader and follow all instructions given during the run
- ensure social distancing is maintained at all times, within the run group and with members of the public
Check out the links below to our club runs for this week.
When booking, please select the 'a' group option first. If this is full, and a 'b' option is available for your group, an additional group at that pace will be running from a different venue, or following a different route.
Wednesday Tempo Runs
All 'a' groups meet at Dorridge Village Hall
Group 1a following Route 1a
Group 1b following Route 1b, meeting at Knowle Park Car Park
Group 2a following Route 2a
Group 2b following Route 2b meeting at Sainsburys Car Park, Dorridge
Group 6b following Route 3a meeting, starting and finishing at Sainsburys Car Park, Dorridge, setting off 5 minutes after Group 3b
Group 8b Group 8b following Route 8b meeting at Downing Close
Group 9 following Route 8a leaving 5 mins after Group 8a
Monday Interval Training
Group A training in Rodborough Rd/Knowle Wood Rd
Group B training in Edstone Close/Granville Rd
Group C training in Granville Rd/Edstone Close
Our runs are not in the public domain, so the Our Runs link below and at the top of the page will not work, use the links above to access the session bookings.
A (Amanda) Crees - Group Leader
Meet our Team
A (Amanda) Crees Group Leader, Run Leader
Alan Marshall Run Leader, Group Leader
Caroline Edwards Group Leader, Run Leader
Chris Wellings Group Leader, Run Leader
Claire Deeley Group Leader, Run Leader
Darren John Group Leader, Run Leader
John Garside Group Leader, Run Leader
Karen Bell Group Leader, Run Leader
Kathy BAILEY Run Leader
Katie Price Run Leader, Group Leader
Lorna Davies Run Leader, Group Leader
Martin Hancock Run Leader, Group Leader
Paul Winwood Run Leader, Group Leader
Penny Taylor Group Leader, Run Leader
Sally Anderson Run Leader, Group Leader
sarah connors Group Leader, Run Leader
Siobhan Cotter Run Leader, Group Leader
Stephen Ray Run Leader, Group Leader
Steve Pensom Run Leader, Group Leader
Steve Armstrong Run Leader, Group Leader
Tracy Davies Run Leader