Welcome to Daventry Road Runners
Daventry Road Runners are a friendly, all-inclusive running club based in Daventry, Northamptonshire and have been around in our modern form for about twenty years. We’re very much a community club offering training sessions and coaching in a safe and supportive environment.
We love to welcome new runners of all ages and abilities and currently have over 100 members. So, whether you’re chasing a new personal best, looking to improve your fitness or would just like to enjoy the social aspect, then you’ve come to the right place.
Our main club nights are Tuesday and Thursday evenings, which offer a variety of sessions including interval training, hill repeats, group paced runs and more, all organised by our qualified run leaders. We also offer additional off-road trail runs, track sessions and regular social activities for members, including club breakfasts, evenings out as well as social runs. Feel free to try us out for up to four club run sessions before joining.
Want to know more? We’re a friendly bunch, so please feel free to come and speak to us if you see us out and about, or get in touch using our online enquiry form.
Meet your Committee
This is Daniel's fourth year as Club Chairman and it's hard to find anyone more passionate or enthusiastic about the club. One of, if not the fastest runner in the club, he leads by example. In fact, the only thing he loves more than running, is cake!
Club secretary and run leader, Becky is a keen runner and triathlete. She's at parkrun every weekend without fail, usually followed by a delicious afternoon tea. Becky also has the unenviable task of trying to organise Daniel.
As well as being club treasurer, Nadine is also our mad marathoner. On a mission to join the 100 marathon club, she's entering every long distance event she can find. And when not running herself, she's also one of our run leaders.
Never seen without a smile on his face, Stuart is a bit of a fair weather runner. If it's cold, wet or early in the morning, you'll rarely see him. He is renowned for his lightning fast first mile, which is inevitably followed by a walk and a breather in mile two.
John joined the club a couple of years ago and often enjoys a local parkrun with his whole family. Another one of our fantastic run leaders, John has also taken on the responsibility of membership secretary this year.
Run Leader Coordinator
Russ has stepped into the role of Run Leader Coordinator this year and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. A likeable character (not so much after his track sessions) he's always offering words of encouragement and support.
Club Ready Coordinator
In addition to being a run leader, David has been pivotal in organising and running our Club Ready programme, welcoming lots of new runners to the club. Like a fine wine, he's getting better with age, proving you can still improve even after retirement.
Michael is one of our newer members, but has very quickly become loved by everyone, with his park run report becoming the highlight of the weekend. He always gives 100% and when he's not running, he's planning his next brilliant social event.
Sharon is our club welfare officer, along with Chris and is always on hand should you need some words of wisdom or a friendly chat over a cup of coffee. Another much-loved member of the club and an ever-willing volunteer at the local parkruns.
We've been looking for a male wellfare officer for some time now and we're thrilled to have Chris onboard this year. Chris is a great runner, family man and all round nice guy, unfortunately he's also an Everton fan – guess you can't have everything!
If you've not heard of the now infamous Phil's Hills, where have you been! Phil loves to torture us all with his gruelling hill sessions, even sneaking the odd incline into more social runs. Phil joined the committee as a general member in 2022.
Denise is another long-standing club member and has been on the committee for a few of years now. A fantastic runner, Denise always gives it her all at every event.
Dan has been involved with the committee for several years now taking on lots of different roles, helping the club when needed. A very accomplished runner at any distance and completed 7 marathons in 7 days.
We are currently in the process of appointing a new Race Director. Following the huge success of last year's Daventry 10k, we're looking forward to putting on another brilliant race, later this year.