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Notices and Forthcoming Events


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Our Absolute Beginners group is for anyone wanting to have a go at running, regardless of ability. Find them on their Facebook page or email

Here’s the latest, (including races up to 13th June), runner of the year & road rankings table for 2016, where are you?

A reminder of other forthcoming events in the near future:

Structured training - Suspended for the summer so we can get our off road shoes on and go running across the fields! We will reintroduce the sessions once the nights get darker and there is more interest in them.

Liam’s Hill Reps – 6:15pm every Tuesday, meet at the junction of St Richard’s Road and Kell Beck (up behind the hospital).

Sunday 24th JulyArthur James Saltaire Shaker, Holme Moss Fell Race

Tuesday 26th July – Hoka try night, 6:45pm at the cricket club

Thursday 28th JulyRound Hill Fell Race reccie, prompt start @ 7:15pm from the small car park up the start track, limited parking for 4 or 5 cars at most, alternatively at the start of the track, car share 6:50pm at the club.

Saturday 30th JulyCowling Gala FR,  Turnslack FR

Sunday 31st JulyCarleton Sheeplechase 2.2k,  James Herriot Country Trail Run 14k

Wednesday 3rd AugustFlat Cap 5

Thursday 4th AugustTodmorden 5k

Saturday 6th  AugustHellifield Gala FR

Sunday 7th August – Round Hill Fell Race, 11am.

Tuesday 9th August – Washburn Valley away run, meet Lindley bridge 7pm, approx. 7 miles, lead by Ian Broadbent.

Sunday 14th August – Askern 10

Tuesday 16th August – Race 8 of the Eric Smith Handicap Trophy the Liz Fawcett Leathley handicap, 7:15pm start.

Autumn Fell Relays:  a team will be entered for the Hodgson Brothers  & hopefully the British Fell relay dependent on interest.  Please email Andrew if you’d like to take part in either/both of these brilliant events, check out the links for more info.

Sunday 2nd October - Hodgson Brothers Mountain Relay, Lake District, Patterdale 4 paired legs.

Saturday 15th OctoberBritish Fell Relay, organised by Westerlands Cross Country Club Glasgow, venue tbc, probably in the hills near Loch Lomond.  6 person, 2 solo, 2 paired legs.  Sure to be a great weekend away if we can get 6 folk..

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‘Moonlighting’ is back; the alternative to pounding the Tarmac during the dark nights.

For the uninitiated, this involves off-road running. Everyone is welcome, but appropriate running gear is necessary ie, trail/fell shoes, windproof, head torch.

Ideas for routes are always welcome and if anyone wants more info on particular runs ask Head Moonlighter, Liz Fawcett, at training and she’ll bring a map with her next time.

Of course, this is not without danger (the run, not Liz) and – Disclaimer – by joining this activity, you agree to do so at your own risk!

We usually have two groups to ensure everybody’s pace can be accommodated and is open to everyone in the club however fast or slow. Anyone new to the club is particularly welcome, so why not give it a go?!

See Notices and Forthcoming Events for dates.