Running on the trailway

Blandford Park Run

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 Blandfford Parkrun click here.

The Dorset Doddlers running club

The Dorset Doddlers Running Club have been running since 1983. The club was originally formed by 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 lesuire centre and all of our sessions are designed to cater, as far as possible, for mixed ability groups.

On Tuesday evenings during the winter, they also meet at 6.30pm at the Blandford Forum Leisure Centre.

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. We also have a 'Beginners and Novices' groups who meet at 6.30 on Mondays at Blandford Forum Leisure Centre (BST only).

We are also able to race each other, regardless of ability, by means of our 'Club Handicap Races' and our age related 'Club Championship'.

Our club also organises various races throughout the year, including the The Stur Half and The Stickler both of which attract over 400 runners.

We are an inclusive and social bunch, who welcome runners of all abilities. If you are new to the area or new to running, you are most welcome to come and try us out. Whatever your goals are in running, our ethos is to encourage , improve and enjoy running.

Further details of all of the above, can be found on the appropriate page of the Dorset Doddlers website.