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1. Sun 21/Jan/2018: Ranking by Lee Taylor - Woodland 5k Charity Run.

2. Sun 21/Jan/2018: Ranking by Lee Taylor - Witton Park 5k Charity Run.

3. Wed 17/Jan/2018: News item by Fred Green - East Lancashire Hospice 10k Trail Races (1/7) (14/Jan/18).

4. Wed 17/Jan/2018: Ranking by Glen Goodwin - Hyndburn Park Run.

5. Tue 16/Jan/2018: Ranking by Joshua Woodstock - East Lancs Hospice 10k.

6. Mon 15/Jan/2018: Ranking by Glen Goodwin - Ribble Valley 10k.

7. Mon 15/Jan/2018: Ranking by Glen Goodwin - East Lancs Hospice 10k.

8. Mon 15/Jan/2018: Ranking by Lee Taylor - East Lancs Hospice 10k.

9. Fri 12/Jan/2018: Event item by David Sagar - Race you to the Summit.

10. Fri 12/Jan/2018: Event item by David Sagar - Race you to the Summit.

11. Wed 10/Jan/2018: News item by Graham Morris - Cross Country League (06/Jan/18).

12. Wed 10/Jan/2018: Photos by Graham Morris - Cross Country 2017.

13. Tue 09/Jan/2018: Members profile by Pete Waring.

14. Sun 07/Jan/2018: News item by Fred Green - Ribble Valley 10k - Points Race Road (1/7) (31/Dec/17).

15. Mon 01/Jan/2018: Members profile by David Savage.

16. Wed 20/Dec/2017: Runner of the month for December 2017 - Michele Baker.

17. Wed 20/Dec/2017: Runner of the month for November 2017 - Pam McCullough.

18. Wed 20/Dec/2017: Members profile by Joshua Woodstock.

19. Sun 03/Dec/2017: News item by Graham Morris - Award Winners 2017 (02/Dec/17).

20. Sun 03/Dec/2017: Ranking by Craig Clark - Myerscough 10 Miler.


1. Message posted by Graham Morris on Sun 21/Jan/2018.

Message from Registration Secretary

It is noted from our records that some members haven’t paid their subscriptions for 2017/18; they were due in October 2017.

We hope this is an oversight and you will continue to be a member of Accrington Road Runners by completing the membership form on this website below and returning it together with your payment before end of January 2018.

If however you do not intend to renew your membership, please inform a committee member, so our records can be updated and remove you from England Athletics list.

(message will expire on Wed 31/Jan/2018).

2. Message posted by Graham Morris on Thu 18/Jan/2018.

This Sunday, 21st January is The Mast Race our 2nd event of the season in our new “trail” category. Although the race is advertised as full, the organiser has very kindly offered Accrington Road Runners members some extra places due to it being part of our race series. These places are to be paid for and collected on the day. (Ask for Melissa on the registration desk). The only condition is that we don’t collect any finisher’s medals after the race. They have only ordered enough for the official race limit. Any questions or more information contact Graham.

(message will expire on Mon 22/Jan/2018).

3. Message posted by Michael Leeming on Tue 16/Jan/2018.

Delays have occured in assessing individual Runner of the Month awards because our Committee does not meet up on a monthly cycle. Therefore it has been decided we will replace the present format with a similar award covering the four seasons, Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn. This arrangement will allow our Committee more time to fully assess the merits of future award winners

(message will expire on Wed 28/Feb/2018).

4. Message posted by Peter Blackledge on Sat 13/Jan/2018.

 Thankyou to all the Accy runners for the encouragement and help and support up to and during my 200th Parkrun and of course the Parkrun team at all the venues I was able to attend escpecially Towneley and Hyndburn.

Thanks to Karen, Paul, Alison, Janet, Peter, Paul and Steve for all the cards of congratulations.

Now to take it easy on Sunday race, if Alison lets me????

(message will expire on Thu 25/Jan/2018).

5. Message posted by Michael Leeming on Fri 06/Jan/2017.

Polite Winter Training Nights Reminder  (Health and Safety)

Please will all members ensure they wear some form of reflective clothing or accessory, its for your own safety and that of others running in your group. Also on dark nights, will group leaders ensure no one in their group sets off running again until everyone present in the group has safely crossed the roads on the training route. Thank you for your co-operation.

(message will expire on Sun 28/Jan/2018).

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 Mon 31/Dec/2018).

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 as a member of Accrington Road Runners in a race or event; 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 Vests are available from Colette

(message will expire on Mon 31/Dec/2018).
ARR members - Athletics night 2016

Club events

The Mast Race (Trail). On Sun 21/Jan/2018 which is today.
Blackburn Winter Warmer 10k (Road). On Sun 04/Feb/2018, which is only 14 days away.
Standish Hall Trail Race. On Sat 24/Feb/2018, which is only 34 days away.
Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round (Fell). On Sat 03/Mar/2018, which is only 41 days away.
Burnley Half Marathon (road). On Sun 25/Mar/2018, which is only 63 days away.
Brun Valley 10k (Trail). On Sun 29/Apr/2018, which is only 97 days away.
Hameldon Hill fell race. On Sun 06/May/2018, which is only 104 days away.
Burnley lions 10k (Road). On Fri 25/May/2018, which is only 123 days away.
Weets fell race. On Sat 09/Jun/2018, which is only 138 days away.
Race the Train (Bury) Trail. On Sun 10/Jun/2018, which is only 139 days away.
Freckleton Half Marathon (Road). On Mon 18/Jun/2018, which is only 147 days away.
Trawden 7 Trail Race. On Sun 01/Jul/2018, which is only 160 days away.
Townley park 10k road race. On Sun 22/Jul/2018, which is only 181 days away.
Padiham greenway 5k (Road). On Wed 25/Jul/2018, which is only 184 days away.
Worsthorne moor race (Fell). On Sun 05/Aug/2018, which is only 195 days away.
Boulsworth Fell Race. On Sun 12/Aug/2018, which is only 202 days away.
Yarrow River Splash (Trail). On Sun 16/Sep/2018, which is only 237 days away.
Race you to the Summit. On Fri 26/Oct/2018, which is only 277 days away.
Race you to the Summit. On Fri 26/Oct/2018, which is only 277 days away.
Ribble Valley 10k (Road). On Mon 31/Dec/2018, which is only 344 days away.

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January 2018
Title: East Lancashire Hospice 10k Trail Races (1/7) Location: Great Harwood Date of event:Sun 14/Jan/2018

East Lancashire Hospice 10k Race Report


Something a little different occurred on Sunday 14th January 2018, the first race of the new “Trail” series for ARR.


An increasingly popular discipline which bridges the gap between road and fell racing – something the club felt needed recognising as its own unique discipline this year as a part of the points races series.


32 Accrington Road Runners took to the trails of Great Harwood to get some early points on the board – and also raise some money for a fantastic cause. As of yet there hasn’t been confirmation of the amount raised – but this will be published on the website when there is. Well done to everyone who took part, and as ever a big thanks to the numerous ARR supporters who turned out on a very cold East Lancashire morning!


A total of 532 runners took part, and looking at the times at the top of the field, it’s clear to see the additional time that the trail element can add to a standard 10k time. The race winner Danny Collinge actually broke the course record in a time of 33.50 – some four minutes slower than the top three finishers at Ribble Valley a fortnight previous.
The course consisted of woodland trail / canal paths / a rather muddy hill and some park running, a tough uphill first half did require some pacing and sensible race management.


However these challenges did not deter many of our athletes, who posted improved times from the Ribble Valley 10k, albeit athletes with less turkey and “Christmas cheer” in their systems…your author included.
Tuesday night summer runners would certainly have found some familiar trails on offer, and potentially this experience led to some fantastic running.


In terms of the points results, Glen Goodwin took first place in the men's race, with a very impressive 14th place overall, missing out on a top ten finish by less than 60 seconds. Glen was also first in his age category. He was closely followed by Chris Halstead and Martin King who also finished in the top 25 overall.


Sarah Ridehalgh faced tough competition from the in-form ARR ladies but was able to take home first place, and also first lady overall! Well done Sarah.
Julia Hartley finished 4th place in the ladies race, also taking 1st in her category!
Catherine, Laura, Michele and Janet also had good results all taking third place in their respective categories.


David Hartley made an impressive debut for the club coming home in a sub 45 time and finishing inside the top 50 on the day, well done David!


A strong and enjoyable start to the trail racing season – hopefully this attendance can carry on throughout the year!


Finally a special mention for David Sagar who attained his own unique personal result which I’m sure he’ll be happy so share with you all! Just ask him…



Position Chip Time            
Glen Goodwin 14   00:39:04 Another stellar run, first in age category.    
Chris Halstead 23   00:40:12 Ran Glen close, good top 25 finish.    
Martin King 25   00:40:23 Great run from arguably the most vintage vest in the field.
Sarah Ridehalgh   1 00:41:21 Winner of the ladies race, great run.    
Josh Woodstock 40   00:42:24 Good to see that race pace un-leashed again.  
Dave Hartley 41   00:42:35 Great debut from Dave, look forward to more this year.
Julia Hartley   4 00:44:19 Won her age category, a minute off RV time, impressive!
David Savage 65   00:44:19 Continued good form, exciting 2018 ahead!  
Catherine Derbyshire   6 00:45:13 A great time returning from illness, good to see you back!
Neil Thompson 89   00:45:48 Also ill over the festive period, finished strong  
Fred Green 92   00:46:18 A one minute improvement on RV, still looking to improve!
Stephen Shackleton 99   00:46:51 Great return to form from Ribble Valley, nearly 3 minutes quicker!
Laura Hudson   10 00:46:55 Improved on RV, still getting up to full speed post injury
Liam Moden 109   00:47:50 Great improvement from RV from the ever present Mr Moden
Michele Baker   22 00:48:50 3rd in her age category, strong race on a tough course!
Michael Whewell 130   00:49:49 Good to see Michael back post injury, great to get inside 50!
Thomas Battrick 137   00:50:24 Excellent run from Tom after being un-well!  
Michael Hartley 136   00:50:25 Unlucky to not be inside 50 minutes, strong running!
Keith Robinson 140   00:50:40 Good consistency,         
Annette Ball   37 00:52:05 Continued good form from RV, closing in on 50m!  
Millie Kayley   50 00:53:07 Another strong run at East Lancs, well done Millie!  
Lee Taylor 185   00:54:38 Good running Lee, extra speed from the new streamline haircut!
Vanessa Oldham   62 00:55:06 Continued good form, always seems to be smiling!  
David Sagar 196   00:55:06 Super Dave, dug deep after being ill recently!  
Alison Hargreaves   73 00:56:07 Another returning from injury, hopefully this continues!
Peter Hoyle 226   00:58:25 ARR regular, great support as ever, well done Peter  
Christian Hill 229   00:59:18 Great running to break an hour on a tough 10k course!
Paul Dudbridge 232   01:00:10 Again good consistency from RV    
Alex Fensome   128 01:00:20 Great improvement from 2017 - well done Alex keep it up!
Janet Hoyle   135 01:01:13 Third in her age category, great improvement from RV.
Alison Wolstenholme   227 01:13:43 Accompanying the parkrun king, good running Alison
Peter Blackledge 277   01:13:44 ARR's Mr Parkrun fresh off his 200th, well done Peter!


Submitted by: Fred Green - 792 - created on Wed 17/Jan/2018, last modified Wed 17/Jan/2018.

January 2018
Title: Cross Country League Location: 2017 season Date of event:Sat 06/Jan/2018

Our 2017 Cross Country Season finished on a “high” last weekend at the Lancashire Championships, Witton Park, Blackburn with our Ladies Vet Team winning a team bronze. Individually in their age groups Debbie won a Silver medal, Julia won a bronze and Lisa Parker just missed out finishing 4th in her age group. Well done girls you did us proud. Also many thanks to Liam, he was the only runner in the men’s race “flying the flag” for Accrington.


During the course of this season we had 27 different members represent the club over 4 x races in the Red Rose League. The ladies team finished 6th overall from 17 different clubs, but won bronze in the vets category. For those runners that completed 3 or more a league table was complied. Individually we had some great performances………


Ladies V40

Catherine Derbyshire –      7th another great season, finished our top runner.

Jo Hosker –                           14th improved during the course of season

Pam McCullagh –                19th Great performances in her first season in XC


Ladies V45

Laura Hudson –                   5th - only lady to complete all 4 races – well done


Ladies V50

Carole Morris -                      7th – Finished all 3 races in top half.


Nancy completed 2 of the races and finished in the top 5 in her age group.


In the men’s event Liam, Steve Shackleton and Glen completed all 4 races and Graham, Fred, Chris Halstead completing 3 races. Both David Savage and Josh performed well in there first season completing 2 races.

Many thanks to all those that supported the club during the season.

Submitted by: Graham Morris - 791 - created on Wed 10/Jan/2018, last modified Wed 10/Jan/2018.