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

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1. Sat 20/May/2017: Members profile by Les Readfearn.

2. Sat 20/May/2017: Ranking by Les Readfearn - Pilling 10k.

3. Tue 16/May/2017: News item by Paul Calverley - HAMELDON (07/May/17).

4. Tue 16/May/2017: Photos by Paul Calverley - HAMELDON 2017.

5. Sun 14/May/2017: Ranking by Chris Halstead - Worden Park.

6. Sun 14/May/2017: Ranking by Les Readfearn - Worden Park 10k.

7. Tue 09/May/2017: Event item by Michael Leeming - Tuesday Summer Social Run.

8. Fri 05/May/2017: Members profile by Paul Wickham.

9. Wed 03/May/2017: Event item by Paul Calverley - BURY 10K.

10. Wed 03/May/2017: Event item by Paul Calverley - PRUDENT RIVERSIDE 10.

11. Wed 03/May/2017: Event item by Paul Calverley - ELSWICK EXPRESS 10.

12. Tue 02/May/2017: Ranking by Chris Halstead - Burnley Parkrun.

13. Sat 29/Apr/2017: Members profile by Joshua Woodstock.

14. Thu 27/Apr/2017: Photos by Peter Blackledge - Bolton 10k 2017.

15. Thu 27/Apr/2017: Photos by Peter Blackledge - Tues night runs Group 3 and 4.

16. Thu 27/Apr/2017: Photos by Peter Blackledge - Summer run 2017.

17. Wed 26/Apr/2017: Runner of the month for April 2017 - Francesca Turner.

18. Wed 26/Apr/2017: Runner of the month for March 2017 - Laura Hudson.

19. Wed 26/Apr/2017: Event item by Michael Leeming - Presidents Summer Weekend Trip - LAKE DISTRICT.

20. Wed 26/Apr/2017: Ranking by Chris Halstead - Ribble Valley.


1. Message posted by Michael Leeming on Sat 27/May/2017.

Ruth Dawson - Family Bereavement

Sad to announce that Ruth's dear Dad Geoff Dixon has passed away.

Geoff was a great sportsman, and in his younger years was a very talented top Lancashire League Cricket Batsman. He had a deep lifetime love of Cricket and was a former Captain and Chairman of Enfield Cricket Club for very many years.

Our sympathy and condolences to Ruth and the family, from all your friends at ARR, at this difficult time.





(message will expire on Sat 03/Jun/2017).

2. Message posted by Paul Calverley on Tue 02/May/2017.


Yes, there has been some confusion over which races are included in our Road Points Races. I produced an initial list including the Arley Cheshire Half Marathon & Burnsall 10. Arley Half was to be on the 16th July, they then moved this to the 8th October, which is probably the busiest racing weekend of the entire year (Chester, Kielder & York Marathons to name just 3)!? I’ve since been waiting for official date verification, but I can now confirm that for that weekend we have now included the Elswick Express 10 on the 15th July instead. And as Burnsall 10 now clashes with our Race The Train social event, this has been replaced with the Prudent Riverside 10 on Sun 6th Aug. All other Races & Dates remain the same. We’ll get the listing updated on the relevant website pages ASAP.  smiley



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3. 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.


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4. 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

HENDERSON'S END. On Thu 01/Jun/2017, which is only 2 days away.
BURNLEY 10K. On Sun 04/Jun/2017, which is only 5 days away.
BARROWFORD 5K. On Fri 16/Jun/2017, which is only 17 days away.
Sabden Trail Race. On Wed 21/Jun/2017, which is only 22 days away.
Bradford Millennium Way relay. On Sun 25/Jun/2017, which is only 26 days away.
Rob Shepherd's STIRTON. On Wed 05/Jul/2017, which is only 36 days away.
Presidents Summer Weekend Trip - LAKE DISTRICT. On Sat 08/Jul/2017, which is only 39 days away.
ELSWICK EXPRESS 10. On Sat 15/Jul/2017, which is only 46 days away.
Athletics Night. On Fri 21/Jul/2017, which is only 52 days away.
WHITTLE PIKE. On Wed 02/Aug/2017, which is only 64 days away.
PRUDENT RIVERSIDE 10. On Sun 06/Aug/2017, which is only 68 days away.
Handicap Race. On Tue 08/Aug/2017, which is only 70 days away.
Race the Train. On Sat 19/Aug/2017, which is only 81 days away.
BURY 10K. On Sun 17/Sep/2017, which is only 110 days away.
THIEVELEY PIKE. On Sat 30/Sep/2017, which is only 123 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.

Dovestones and Yeomans reservoirs

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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.