Accrington Road Runners
Accrington 10K - Sun 30/Oct/16

Click here to download the 2016 entry form (415KB), here to enter online, here to view the course, and to see last year's results click here.

Recent additions and updates RSS Feed

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Tue 14/Mar/2017: News item by Paul Calverley - RIBBLE VALLEY 10K (09/Feb/17).

8. Fri 10/Mar/2017: Members profile by Neil Thompson.

9. Tue 07/Mar/2017: Ranking by Chris Walton - Trafford 10k.

10. Sun 05/Mar/2017: Members profile by Les Readfearn.

11. Sun 05/Mar/2017: Ranking by Les Readfearn - Ron Hill Accrington 10k.

12. Wed 15/Feb/2017: Members profile by William Swift.

13. Sat 11/Feb/2017: Runner of the month for January 2017 - Tom Battrick.

14. Wed 08/Feb/2017: News item by Graham Morris - Diary of Events 2017 (03/Feb/17).

15. Mon 30/Jan/2017: Event item by Paul Calverley - THIEVELEY PIKE.

16. Mon 30/Jan/2017: Event item by Paul Calverley - WHITTLE PIKE.

17. Mon 30/Jan/2017: Event item by Paul Calverley - Rob Shepherd's STIRTON.

18. Mon 30/Jan/2017: Event item by Paul Calverley - HENDERSON'S END.

19. Mon 30/Jan/2017: Event item by Paul Calverley - HAMELDON.

20. Mon 30/Jan/2017: Event item by Paul Calverley - WARDLE SKYLINE.


1. Message posted by Michele Baker on Wed 22/Mar/2017.

On Sunday 2nd April as part of our marathon training we are planning to do the annual "Preston Guild Wheel" starting at Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston PR5 0AG.  Its a loop of 21 miles which can be run, cycled fully or part.  Planned start is 9.00am and we going to have some lunch around 12.00 - 1.00pm, somewhere near by, yet to be decided.  If you are interested in joining us please let me know and we can book a pub/ restaurant in advance for food.



(message will expire on Sun 02/Apr/2017).

2. Message posted by Michael Leeming on Tue 21/Mar/2017.

Congratulations to our Mens and Ladies prize winning teams at the inaugaural WIGAN HALF MARATHON (ARR points race)

We had 27 ARR entries. This brilliant result, in a field exceeding 2000 runners, once again shows the indomitable competitive team spirit that exists in our club. Its no mean feat to take on much bigger North West clubs and come out on top !  Well done to every single one of our ARR runners that battled through the difficult rainswept conditions.

Winning Mens team   -  

Chris Walton, Chris Halstead, Martin King, Paul Gallacher

Winning Ladies team  -

 Cath Derbyshire, Laura Hudson, Kaye Callaghan, Lisa Boyle

According to the finish results websites :  individual runners entered the race from 155  different clubs/organisations !



(message will expire on Mon 10/Apr/2017).

3. Message posted by Michael Leeming on Mon 20/Mar/2017.

Committee Meeting Reminder - Accrington 10K debate - Tues 21.3.17  at the Dog and Otter.

A Extraordinary Committee Meeting will convene at 8pm following our club training session, tomorrow night.

All available Committee members are expected to be in attendance, to put forward their discussion contributions. 

(message will expire on Tue 28/Mar/2017).

4. Message posted by Graham Morris on Wed 15/Mar/2017.

Many thanks to all our members that have offered to represent the club at the Northern Road Relays in Blackpool on Saturday 25th March. We have an incredible 42 runners making up 5 teams. The event starts at 12 noon in Stanley Park, anyone wanting to support feel to join us, we will have all the usual refreshments. Look out for the club tent and club banner.

(message will expire on Sun 26/Mar/2017).

5. Message posted by Graham Morris on Wed 15/Mar/2017.

Congratulations to Les Readfearn on being voted Runner of the Month for February.

Les has returned to the club (and running) this year after being away for some time. He has shown fantastic progress on a Tuesday night and is now a regular in Group Two. The highlight so far has been his PB at the Ron Hill 10k. Well Done Les good to see you back.   

(message will expire on Thu 30/Mar/2017).

6. Message posted by Michael Leeming on Mon 06/Mar/2017.

Health and Safety - advance notice of suitable footwear for Tuesday OFF ROAD club training nights

Starting soon when the 'clocks change', be prepared to run off road routes, unless your group leader advises otherwise..

Please ensure you wear Trail Shoes as they are waterproof and designed to provide tread grip traction in muddy underfoot conditions. Wearing road shoes can potentially be an accident waiting to happen !!

(message will expire on Mon 10/Apr/2017).

7. 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).

8. 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

Ladies 6 Stage Road Relay. On Sat 25/Mar/2017 which is today.
Mens 12 Stage Road Relay. On Sat 25/Mar/2017 which is today.
WARDLE SKYLINE. On Sat 08/Apr/2017, which is only 13 days away.
HAMELDON. On Sun 07/May/2017, which is only 42 days away.
Calderdale Way Relay. On Sun 21/May/2017, which is only 56 days away.
HENDERSON'S END. On Thu 01/Jun/2017, which is only 67 days away.
BURNLEY 10K. On Sun 04/Jun/2017, which is only 70 days away.
BARROWFORD 5K. On Fri 16/Jun/2017, which is only 82 days away.
Sabden Trail Race. On Wed 21/Jun/2017, which is only 87 days away.
Bradford Millennium Way relay. On Sun 25/Jun/2017, which is only 91 days away.
Rob Shepherd's STIRTON. On Wed 05/Jul/2017, which is only 101 days away.
Athletics Night. On Fri 21/Jul/2017, which is only 117 days away.
WHITTLE PIKE. On Wed 02/Aug/2017, which is only 129 days away.
Handicap Race. On Tue 08/Aug/2017, which is only 135 days away.
Race the Train. On Sat 19/Aug/2017, which is only 146 days away.
THIEVELEY PIKE. On Sat 30/Sep/2017, which is only 188 days away.

16 visitors online

171 visitors today

Points races - 2008

There are 7 races in each category, with the best 4 counting towards the championships. Click on some of the races to find out more details.

Road Race Points Races

Fell Points Races. For further details contact Debbie or David (Graham)

Pennine 10k, Brighouse, Sun 06/Jan/08
(results in Excel format)
Half Tour of Pendle 9m 2250 ft, Sat 08/Mar/08
Standish Trail Race 10k Sat 23/Feb/08 Great Hameldon Hill Race 6m 1100 ft, Sun 04/May/08
Wilmslow Half Marathon, Sun 30/Mar/08 Stanhill Fell Race 5m 800 ft, Tue 27/May/08
Burnsall, Skipton 10m, Sat 23/Aug08 Paddy's Pole, Chipping 4.5m , Tue 03/Jun/08
Illuminations 10k, Blackpool, Sat 06/Sep/08 Aggies Staircase, Darwen 4m, Thu 26/Jun/08
Waddington 10k, Sun 12/Oct/08 Bull Hill Fell, Hawkshaw. 5.5m, Thu 10/Jul/08
Through the Villages, Wheelton 8m, Sun 02/Nov/08 Pilgrims Cross Fell, Helmshore 6m, Wed 13/Aug/08
Winners for 2008
Road races
Points champion: Simon Bailey
Vet points winner: Graham Morris
Most improved: David Graham
Points champion: Sarah Ridehalgh (also won a special award for winning this category five times in a row)
Vet points winner: Kaye Callaghan
Vet 45 points award: Nancy Bailey
Most improved: Kaye Callaghan
Road training
Mens Most improved novice: Cavan Smyth
Ladies Most improved novice: Ruth Dawson
Fell races
Mens Points champion: Graham Morris
Ladies Points champion: Debbie Gowans

2008 results in detail
Men's Road races
1stSimon Bailey10099100100100400
2ndGraham Morris10010099100999799399
3rdPaul Wickham9998989897393
4thDavid Smith9897969194385
5thThomas Battrick97949290373
6thChris Barnes989998295
7thGeoff Biscomb979595287
8thDavid Graham949696286
9thRobert White9997196
10thJohn Wieczorek9897195
11thMichael Bowkley9695191
12thIan Tomlinson9595190
13thMike Leeming9191182
14thMartin Bland9696
14thMervyn Owen9696
16thSteve Fish9595
17thPaul Jackson9494
17thDavid Gaskill9494
19thPeter Blackledge9393
19thAndrew Hollas9393
19thAlistair McEwan9393
19thMark Hammond9393
23rdMalcolm Bradley9292
23rdEd Grimshaw9292
25thBrian Scully8989
Lady's Road races
1stSarah Ridehalgh100100100100100400
2ndKaye Callaghan9810010097395
2ndCarole Morris989999999896395
4thNancy Bailey979897989795390
5thJennifer Adams989499291
6thJanet Holden939697286
7thAlison Hargreaves9996195
8thNicola Wood9999
8thDebbie Gowans9999
10thJulie Brady9898
11thCaroline Lee9797
12thLynn Huxley9696
12thKaren Jackson9696
14thSimone Der Weduwen9595
14thCaron Fenwick9595
Fell races
1stGraham Morris99100100100100100400
2ndChris Barnes95949797999999394
3rdDebbie Gowans9796969898389
4thAlastair McEwan9693969597384
5thKaye Callaghan92959495376
6thMartin Bland989898294
7thVictoria Burke969597288
8thStephen Fish949497285
9thJohn Wieczorek10099199
10thIan Burrows9899197
11thJohn Newsholme9698194
12thMark Hammond9295187
13thSteve Davies9096186
14thAdrian Nicholls100100
15thSimon Bailey9999
16thStephen Ball9797
17thDavid Gaskill9595
18thIan Wilcock9393
19thJames Smithson9191
20thDavid Hammer8989
21thPeter Blackledge8888

Looking to try a points race? why not check the weather first...