HALL OF FAME
Sometimes, people within DRC achieve great things which don't necessarily tick a particular box for a club record or athletic achievement but non-the-less deserve to be recorded in the DRC 'History Books'.
Dronfield RC records these outstanding achievements in it's Hall Of Fame
25th September 2022
SUE ATKINSON - BERLIN MARATHON
In the relatively short time frame that our club has been operating, we've seen lots of incredible performances in the DRC vest.
We take great pride in people pushing for PB's and winning races whilst representing Dronfield, but Sue Atkinson's performance at The 2022 Berlin Marathon was on a level that truly stands out.
Just a few weeks after her 50th birthday, Sue ran a time of 03:07:15, a result which saw her finish in 9th place (globally) in the V50F category.
At a world major marathon, and in a field littered with top class athletes from right across the world, Sue's time and finishing position is an absolutely phenomenal achievement, way above anything that has been achieved in a DRC vest to date.
We're pretty sure that our new V50F Marathon record could be standing for some time!
11th September 2022
MEL CORBY - THE BIG DIPPER
On 11th September 2022, Dronfield RC hosted the inaugural Big Dipper Half Marathon.
The Big Dipper started life as a challenge race between friends who would later become the founding members of Dronfield RC and it was always the intention that, when the time was right, it would be our first and showpiece event.
Mel took that idea and turned it into a reality.
She would be the first to admit that she was backed by a brilliant team who helped with every facet of the organisation but every ship needs a captain and, as Race Director, Mel was pivotal in the creation and management of an event which surpassed everyone's expectations.
The proceeds from The Big Dipper, year on year, will ensure the sustainability and growth of Dronfield RC for years to come and Mel's role in that secures her place in The Dronfield RC Hall of Fame.
23-24th July 2021
JULIE BEMBRIDGE - 100 MILES FOR STAN
Starting and finishing at The Children's Hospital, Sheffield, Julie Bembridge ran 100 continuous miles, circumnavigating Chesterfield, Dronfield & Sheffield.
Julie completed the run on Saturday 24th July 2021, her 51st birthday. At the time of crossing the finish line she had raised over £18,000 for the hospital as a 'thank you' for the care they gave her son, Stan.
Julie's infectious personality shone throughout, inspiring hundreds of people to line the route and bringing together runners from clubs across the region to make up her support crew. A truly outstanding example of human endeavour, charity and community spirit.