Running on the North Dorset Trailway

Blandford parkrun

The Blandford park run takes place every Saturday at 9am. The event takes place at Jubilee Way, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 7DD.

It is a 5 km run which follows the North Dorset Trailway to France Farm and then back to finish at the Jubilee Way bridge. It is FREE to run although you will need to register before and bring along your Parkrun Barcode. For more details and to register for the Blandford Parkrun, visit Blandford Parkrun.

The Dorset Doddlers running club

The Dorset Doddlers Running Club have been running since 1983. The club was originally formed by a 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. Their main training sessions are held on Thursday at 7.00pm at Sturminster Newton Leisure Centre and all sessions are designed to cater, as far as possible, for mixed ability groups.

The Doddlers also meet on Tuesday evenings during the winter.

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. There are also ‘Beginners and Novices’ groups who meet at 6.30 on Mondays at Blandford Forum Leisure Centre (BST only).

The club also organises various races throughout the year, including the The Stur Half and The Stickler both of which attract over 400 runners and the North Dorset Village Marathon which takes place in the first week of May each year.

The Doddlers welcome runners of all abilities. Further details can be found on the Dorset Doddlers website.

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The Trailway is not to be used for any competitive racing without permission from Dorset Council