2021 runs

RUN 20, 28th September – Last Summer Run of the season, we met in Marks & Spencer’s Car park in Blandford for a 6pm for a 6.15pm start for a very wet run. Followed by a meal in the Namaste Gurkha.

Thank you Lynda for organising such a wonderful Summer season of Tuesday runs.


RUN 19, 21st September – 6.15 for a 6.30 start. Run from the the Cricketer’s in Shroton, followed by a meal in the pub afterwards. Brilliant run, thanks Lynda


RUN 18, 14th September – Our run organiser was Tim Cotton and we met at Gold Hill Organic Farm in Child Okeford, by kind permission of Sara Cross. It was and earlier start of 6:30 pm for a sharp 6:45 pm start. Followed by a pub meal at the Saxon in.


RUN 17, 7th September – Brilliant run from Charlton Horethorne this week, thank you Neil, Jane and Annnabelle for organinsing.


RUN 16, 31st August – We had an excellent run from Melbury Abbas, followed by a pub meal in the Half Moon afterwards, thank you Paul


RUN 15, 24th August – Thank you Jane and Annabel for a lovely run from Rushmore Golf Club. We all enjoyed the run, even those on the short run who lost their way. The food in the clubhouse was excellent


RUN 14, 17th August – Amanda organised a lovely run around Stourhead, and a few of us had a picnic after the run.


RUN 13, 10th August – Angela organised a lovely run from Fiddleford Mill, finishing with a pub meal at the Fiddleford Inn.


RUN 12, 3rd August – Matt took us on an enjoyable run from Tyneham, finishing with a swim and a picnic at Worbarrow Bay. He very kindly packed up all our bags and picnics and took them down in his wheelbarrow, with help from Pat and crew.


RUN 11, 27th July – our Chairman, Dave Jackson organised the run this week from Mere in deepest Wiltshire. Great run, beautiful scenery, shame about the rain. We had a very enjoyable mill afterwards in The George, thank you Dave.


RUN 10, 20th July – a great run from the Fox at Ansty. No maps or route marking but Lynda and Stuart took the lead around the beautiful countryside and kept us on track. Arriving back at the pub to enjoy a meal outside as the weather was good. Thanks Lynda and Stuart.


RUN 9 – Organised by Carlos from Okeford Hill (Start of leg 3 of the Wessex Ridgeway). A great run with a choice of distances of 2.6m for walkers, 6m medium and 7.2m long. Click to see map, followed by a picnic for a few afterwards.

RUN 8Organised by Stuart Martin from Milborne Port. The meeting point was “Something Else Fishy” fish and chip shop – located on the main road (A30) at the eastern end of the village. 

RUN 7 – Damian organising the run from The Fontmell in Fontmell Magna. A great run but unfortunately the pub was closed and England were playing Germany. Good news England won!


RUN 6 – Dave Borrows organised the run from Worth Matravers. We met in the car park near the Square & Compass Pub and enjoyed a nice run or walk along the coast and some of us stayed to watch the sun go down with our picnics. Thanks Dave for a great night 


RUN 5 – Jamie Drennan is organising the run from Marcia’s Farm, Cafe Shack in Spetisbury. As they are opening just for us we need to keep the menu simple so its basically a choice of Cod and Chips, Scampi and Chips and Burger and chips. Veggie and Gluten options will be available. 

RUN 4 – JOHN & CHRISTINE’S RUN FROM STURMINSTER NEWTON. Meet in the Trail way car park. The run will be followed by a pub meal at The White Hart. 

RUN 3 – ADAM’S FARM IN HAMMOON, followed by a picnic

RUN 2 – THE CROWN AT MARNHULL
Thank you to Spencer and Ian for our lovely run around Marnhull and another splendid meal at The Crown afterwards.


RUN 1 – THE CRICKETERS – SHROTON

Thank you to Lynda for organising our first post lockdown Summer run, supported by many of you with lots enjoying a meal (tables of no more than 6) in the Cricketers afterwards.


I think you will agree that we enjoyed our Summer runs in 2020…

I hope you all feel that you have benefitted from joining us on our Summer runs on Tuesday nights. It has not been entirely easy but we got out there and ran together when it was possible. Thanks to Lynda and Adam for their first year of organising, and everyone else who organised runs.

Summer Runs will hopefully be back in the Spring. Keep safe everyone.

See our Club Updates page for any further information. 


Thanks to Amanda for a great run from Stourhead on Tuesday 1st September

Our first Summer run was on Tuesday 4th August at Adam’s Farm in Hammoon, DT10 2DB. We enjoyed a 6ish mile run and a picnic afterwards in a field. It was great to see the Doddlers out again.


Please note that Lynda and Adam are organising the programme this year, so please get in touch if you need more details or would like to organise a run.


A few points to note…

Whilst there is no limit on group size nor any need to pre book attendance or indeed that attendees be paid up members of the club (though obviously we would like you to be), the run leader will be taking a register of names and contact details of those in attendance. These records will be retained for 3 weeks in case of any need to track and trace.

We are not expecting the routes to be marked so either stick close but not too close to someone who knows the route or navigate from the maps. 

Runners should come ready to run, carry a mask in case they need to assist an injured runner and not attend if they in any way feel unwell. It will be wonderful to see the Doddler Family running together once again. 


Well that was the last of our Tuesday Summer runs for this year (Tuesday 24th September 2019). Thank you Dave for organising it and for the curry at the Simla afterwards.

We are going to miss these runs/walks. A big thank you to Dave for co-ordinating them all, and for everyone who organised runs from various pubs around the county or from their homes. It has been a great year and below you will find a few photos from our 2019 summer runs.


Thanks Dave for organising the run from the Anchor Inn at Shapwick with Wimborne AC on 10th September and also this weeks run from the Fiddleford Inn.


Thank you Lynda for organising the run from The Fox at Ansty on 3rd September


Thank you to Adam for a lovely run and bbq from your Farm on 20th August

Thank you to Stacey for our run around the Martin Down Nature Reserve on 6th August


Thanks to Matt for a lovely run from Kimmeridge Bay on Tuesday 30th July


Our Tuesday run at the Seven Stars in East Bruton – thanks Dave for organising


The Brace of Pheasants with Lynda on 9th July

Thank you to Amanda for a lovely run around Stourhead on Tuesday 4th June

Thank you to Spencer for organising our run from the Crown in Marnhull. A nice sunny evening

Thanks to Jamie for organising our run at the Anvil in Pimperne on Tuesday 14th May

Thank you to Neil who organised the run on 7th May at Corton Denham – it was great to see so many of your Sherborne group running with us
A another good turn out from The Greyhound at Winterborne Kingston on 30th April

Our 3rd run of the season from the Cricketers in Shroton on 16th April

2nd run of the season from the Fiddleford Inn – 9th April

Summer Run from the Ham Car Park – 2nd April

A good turn out for the start of our Tuesday Summer Runs with runners, dogs and walkers. A bit cold and wet to start but cleared up and some of us enjoyed a meal at The Crown afterwards