About Us

Accrington Road Runners has been established for over 20 years and currently has membership in excess of 200 of all abilities.

Training

We train each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Each training session usually consists of breaking up into 4 groups depending on ability. Join whichever group you are most comfortable in. We usually run around 10k in each training session.

Tuesdays

Tuesdays are our main training day, if you are a newcomer joining ARR for the first time, this is the best night to come. We meet at 6:30pm at the Great Harwood Showground. You can park for free at the showground.

Thursdays

On Thursdays we meet at 6pm on Livingstone Rd (meet by the entrance to Accrington Stanley). There is on-street parking available free of charge.

During the summer months there is also the option of fell training up Pendle Hill. The run will start every Thursday at 6:30pm, setting off from the tarmac car park on Clitheroe Road in Sabden. Everyone is welcome to join in with these sessions.

Sundays

Sunday is not a regular training day, we usually only train on a Sunday if there are no other races on the weekend. The location varies and if you become a member you will be kept informed about the time and location of the Sunday runs.

Club Kit

When competing as a member of Accrington Road Runners in a race or event; it is expected you wear (and display) an ARR race 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. ARR race vests ( luminous yellow/ blue piping and trim ) are available from Liam on club night/ races or text 07835796717 . All other kit (hoodies. Training tops , bags etc) can be puchased from pinosportswear.

The Committee

  • David Savage

    David Savage

    Welfare Officer

    David once did a sponsored hitchhike from Aberystwyth to Morocco!

  • Katharine Gregson

    Katharine Gregson

    Welfare Officer & Group 3 Run Leader

    Katharine started running in 2006 and have since completed 5 marathons

  • Mick Lemming

    Mick Lemming

    Committee Member

    In Micks spare time he collect crisp packets and now has over 7,000 varieties.

  • Dave Sagar

    Dave Sagar

    Group 2 Run Leader

    Dave has been a member of ARR for over 15 years!

  • Michele Baker

    Michele Baker

    Members Secretary

    Michele has been a member of ARR for over 12 years!

  • Neil Thompson

    Neil Thompson

    10k Advisor, Marketing, social media

    Niel is famous in Peru after a video went viral of Niel being attacked be a chicken

  • Graham Morris

    Graham Morris

    Sporting Secretary

    Graham has been a club member for only 17 years

  • Liam Moden

    Liam Moden

    Kit Manager/Relay and Team Events Coordinator

    Liam once slept overnight on a park bench in Sydney Australia

  • Pamela McCullagh

    Pamela McCullagh

    President and Secretary

    Once drunkenly professed her love to Justin timberlake in a hotel lift in Manchester

  • Fred Green

    Fred Green

    Treasurer

    Fred was a cricket umpire for 10 years before taking up running.