Accrington Road Runners
Accrington 10K - Sun 29/Oct/17

Click here to download the 2017 entry form (388KB), here to enter online and to see last year's results click here.

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1. Sat 22/Apr/2017: Ranking by Chris Halstead - Air Products Crewe 10k.

2. Wed 19/Apr/2017: News item by Paul Calverley - WARDLE SKYLINE (08/Apr/17).

3. Fri 14/Apr/2017: Members profile by Chris Walton.

4. Fri 14/Apr/2017: Ranking by Chris Walton - Salford 10k.

5. Sun 09/Apr/2017: Ranking by Chris Walton - Podium 5k.

6. Fri 07/Apr/2017: Event item by Michael Leeming - ARR First Summer Social Run.

7. Wed 05/Apr/2017: Members profile by Joshua Woodstock.

8. Mon 27/Mar/2017: Members profile by David Savage.

9. Mon 27/Mar/2017: News item by Graham Morris - Road Relays - Ladies (25/Mar/17).

10. Mon 27/Mar/2017: News item by Graham Morris - Northern Road Relay - Mens (25/Mar/17).

11. Thu 23/Mar/2017: Members profile by Paul Calverley.

12. Thu 23/Mar/2017: News item by Paul Calverley - STAN BRADSHAW PENDLE ROUND (04/Mar/17).

13. Thu 23/Mar/2017: Ranking by Chris Walton - Wigan Half Marathon.

14. Thu 23/Mar/2017: Photos by Paul Calverley - STAN BRADSHAW 2017.

15. Mon 20/Mar/2017: Runner of the month for February 2017 - Les Redfearn.

16. Sat 18/Mar/2017: News item by Paul Calverley - SOUTH PENNINE 24 (25/Feb/17).

17. Sat 18/Mar/2017: Photos by Paul Calverley - South Pennine 24.

18. Fri 17/Mar/2017: Members profile by Michael Leeming.

19. Wed 15/Mar/2017: News item by Paul Calverley - MUDDY SHOES (12/Feb/17).

20. Wed 15/Mar/2017: Photos by Paul Calverley - Muddy Shoes.


1. Message posted by Paul Calverley on Sun 23/Apr/2017.


Well done to all our runners today, wherever you were racing (Bolton 10K?)! But of course massive congratulations to our Marathon Runners, at both London & Blackpool: Martin King 3:06:14; Neil Thompson 3:28:44; Catherine Derbyshire 3:29:52; Laura Hudson 3:42:13; Michele Baker 3:49:13; Richard Smith 3:52:58 (with an injury!); Nancy Bailey 3:53:12; Ben Rimmer 4:10:13; David Sagar 4:10:49; Keith Robinson 4:11:45; Francesca Marie Turner 4:43:14; Pamela McCullagh 5:12:21; Paige Bethany Mallabourn-Edmondson 5:20:42; Paul Jackson 5:41:49 smiley I'm sure many others have been inspired by today's events. wink


(message will expire on Sun 07/May/2017).

2. Message posted by Michael Leeming on Tue 18/Apr/2017.

The clock is running down to this weekend's eagerly anticipated 2017 Virgin London Marathon. As always, our thoughts and best wishes go out to our members that are running this year. Also we will be represented with ARR runners at the Blackpool Marathon on the same day. Good luck to you all and return safe and sound ! proudly wearing your medals.

(message will expire on Wed 26/Apr/2017).

3. Message posted by Paul Calverley on Tue 18/Apr/2017.


Well done to Catherine Derbyshire, whose fund-raising Woodlands 5K event yesterday at Wilson’s in Clayton, raised a very impressive £1,045.00 for Pancreatic Cancer UK! Catherine & her cousin Julie who are both running the London Marathon next Sunday have now raised £2,246.00 in total. Catherine would like to thank all the ARR members who helped out yesterday, and especially Norman from Hyndburn Athletics.


(message will expire on Tue 25/Apr/2017).

4. Message posted by Damian Fletcher on Fri 07/Apr/2017.

Our first ARR (April) Summer Run Change of venue Tuesday 25th April will now be at the Bayley Arms Hurst Green at 6.45PM, BB7 9QB

There will be a Goups 3 and 4 run lead by Dave Mallaby and a group 1 and 2 run having a go at the Turkey Trott route.

Meat and Potato or Cheese and Onion Pie will be servered afterwoods at the pub that will be subsidised for paid members :)

Reminder- there will be no runs at Wilsions that Tuesday.

(message will expire on Wed 26/Apr/2017).

5. Message posted by Michael Leeming on Sun 02/Apr/2017.

Hyndburn Athletic Club have asked that I remind our Tuesday training night runners not to congregate in close proximity to the pavilion front entrance prior to our runs commencing. This request also includes the area below the viewing window which has to be kept clear as a public walkway. Therefore,on arrival, will all our running groups please move further along the concourse, starting from this week. Thanks everyone.

(message will expire on Thu 27/Apr/2017).

6. Message posted by Graham Morris on Thu 27/Sep/2012.

Just a reminder – Wilsons Athletics Track is available to us every Thursday, 5:30pm to 6:30pm. We have a number of runners of all abilities currently using this facility for track sessions. Everyone is welcome! Speedwork doesn’t just make you run faster, it makes you more comfortable at all speeds and increases your fitness. Remember to ‘sign in’ & pay £2 to Hyndburn Athletics in the office next to the changing rooms.


(message will expire on Sun 31/Dec/2017).

7. Message posted by Graham Morris on Wed 02/Mar/2011.

Just a reminder to all our runners regarding the rule on club vests.
When competing in any race or event as an attached member of Accrington Road Runners; it is expected you wear (and display) a club vest.
This is particularly important when representing the club in team events and in our club races.
The club vest helps advertise and promote the club gives us a presence in races. 
Club vest are available from Colette

(message will expire on Sun 31/Dec/2017).
ARR members - Athletics night 2016

Club events

ARR First Summer Social Run. On Tue 25/Apr/2017, which is tomorrow.
HAMELDON. On Sun 07/May/2017, which is only 13 days away.
Calderdale Way Relay. On Sun 21/May/2017, which is only 27 days away.
HENDERSON'S END. On Thu 01/Jun/2017, which is only 38 days away.
BURNLEY 10K. On Sun 04/Jun/2017, which is only 41 days away.
BARROWFORD 5K. On Fri 16/Jun/2017, which is only 53 days away.
Sabden Trail Race. On Wed 21/Jun/2017, which is only 58 days away.
Bradford Millennium Way relay. On Sun 25/Jun/2017, which is only 62 days away.
Rob Shepherd's STIRTON. On Wed 05/Jul/2017, which is only 72 days away.
Athletics Night. On Fri 21/Jul/2017, which is only 88 days away.
WHITTLE PIKE. On Wed 02/Aug/2017, which is only 100 days away.
Handicap Race. On Tue 08/Aug/2017, which is only 106 days away.
Race the Train. On Sat 19/Aug/2017, which is only 117 days away.
THIEVELEY PIKE. On Sat 30/Sep/2017, which is only 159 days away.

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Welcome to Accrington Road Runners

Accrington road runners was formed in 1985 and presently train at the Wilson playing field facility in Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington.

The purpose of the site is for runners to keep up to date with the latest at Accrington Road Runners. Whether you are a member or not, we welcome your input to our site.

Furthermore you can contact our President by clicking on the "Contact us" link.

Training night

We meet at 6.20 Wilson's playing field to start running at 6.30 prompt on Tuesday evenings. We have 3 or 4 groups to cater for the different levels of abilities, to ensure that no one is left on their own. Click on the Club profile link to learn more about us.

Directions to Wilson's playing field sports complex

Wilson's playing field is approximately 200 metres up Clayton Hall Drive, which is off the main Whalley road (A680) between Accrington and Great Harwood. Click here to see a map (opens in a new window).

There is also a large car park at the sports complex.


If your would like to join ARR, then please download and complete the application form (66KB).

A Note for members

If you are a member, please feel free to offer your input to your web site. Keeping the site current relies on your input. If you have photographs, race write ups or want to see your social events represented on the site, please either login and enter the details, email, or approach me with the details (Simon). Any new ideas would be welcome.

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You will also be able to request email notification of any new additions, access the minutes of committee meetings and view the list of members who have registered where you will be able to contact some of them via their email address.