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.

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1. Wed 07/Dec/2016: Member's profile by Chris Walton.

2. Wed 07/Dec/2016: Ranking by Chris Walton - Valencia .

3. Sun 04/Dec/2016: News item by Graham Morris - Award Winners 2016 (29/Nov/16).

4. Fri 25/Nov/2016: Event by Paul Calverley - BURNLEY 10K.

5. Fri 25/Nov/2016: Event by Paul Calverley - WIGAN Half Mara.

6. Thu 24/Nov/2016: Event by Graham Morris - Red Rose Cross Country League.

7. Thu 24/Nov/2016: Event by Paul Calverley - RIBBLE VALLEY 10K.

8. Wed 16/Nov/2016: Member's profile by John Wearne.

9. Fri 11/Nov/2016: News item by Paul Calverley - THROUGH THE VILLAGES (06/Nov/16).

10. Sat 05/Nov/2016: Event by Michele Baker - Winter Run & Eat REMINDER.

11. Tue 01/Nov/2016: Event by Graham Morris - Red Rose Cross Country League.

12. Sun 30/Oct/2016: News item by Graham Morris - Red Rose Cross Country League (30/Oct/16).

13. Tue 25/Oct/2016: Event by Michele Baker - Christmas Presentation Party.

14. Sun 16/Oct/2016: Event by Graham Morris - Red Rose League - Cross Country - Race 2.

15. Sun 16/Oct/2016: News item by Graham Morris - Red Rose Cross Country League (15/Oct/16).

16. Wed 12/Oct/2016: News item by Paul Calverley - LAKES IN A DAY (08/Oct/16).

17. Wed 12/Oct/2016: Photos by Paul Calverley - LAKES IN A DAY.

18. Fri 07/Oct/2016: Event by Michael Leeming - ARR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - FRIDAY 21 OCT - 7PM.

19. Wed 05/Oct/2016: Photos by Paul Calverley - CONGLETON.

20. Tue 04/Oct/2016: News item by Paul Calverley - CONGLETON HALF MARATHON (02/Oct/16).


1. Message posted by Michael Leeming on Mon 05/Dec/2016.

Thanks to all those Committe members that helped stage our Presentation Evening at Grants Bar.

Congratulations to all our award winners. I hope their success will inspire other members to strive to become award winners in 2017.

Mick Hartley gave a splendid display of African tribal dance moves to become the mens dance champion 

Debbie Gowans transfered her slick movements from the fells to the dancefloor to become ladies dance champion.

Details will be announced shortly for the holiday season annual ARR Presidents weekend social run followed by refreshments (with a sip of alcohol)


(message will expire on Fri 16/Dec/2016).

2. Message posted by Graham Morris on Sun 04/Dec/2016.

Well done to all members that won awards at our Presentation Night.

Full list on website - Club news

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3. Message posted by Nancy Bailey on Sun 04/Dec/2016.

Many thanks to members of the committee for organising last nights "do". Enjoyed the food and the band.


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4. Message posted by Paul Calverley on Thu 24/Nov/2016.


After taking into consideration all the race suggestions (and there were a lot this time!) I can announce that the ARR Road Races for '2017' will be:

Ribble Valley 10K - Tue 27th Dec '16
Wigan Half Mara - Sun 19th March
Burnley 10K - Sun 4th June
Barrowford 5K - Fri 16th June
Cheshire Half Mara - Sun 16th July? TBC
Burnsall 10mile - Sat 19th Aug? TBC
Bury 10K - Sun 17th Sept


Full details will be on the ARR website shortly. 
Sorry we couldn't squeeze all the suggestions in, there were a lot of other good races mentioned.

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5. Message posted by Gerry Bunn on Thu 17/Nov/2016.

Extracted comments from the 10K Race Adjudication report:  Quote:  'Course was well marshalled, Marshals were polite and helpful'    'This is a well organised and well delivered event'  ...   unquote

My grateful thanks to ALL Marshals and in particular, Helen, who is retiring as Chief Marshal.  Hopefully Helen will continue to help with art work and graphics (T shirt  design and entry form layout, not easy tasks)

Gerry RD

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6. Message posted by Gerry Bunn on Tue 08/Nov/2016.

'Found' Property:  Ladies fleece top with high/snood neck left at Registration after Accrington 10k on 30 Oct 16.  Owner respond please with description (make & colour would suffice)  text 07505426831 and I will arrange its return

(message will expire on Fri 16/Dec/2016).

7. Message posted by John Wearne on Thu 27/Oct/2016.

Hi, just a quick hello from me to all members of Accrington Road Runners. I've just recently joined the club and looking forward to some great runs/ competitions with you all. Best wishes John(message will expire on Wed 11/Jan/2017).

8. Message posted by Martin Wilcock on Wed 12/Oct/2016.

Would anyone be interested in meeting up for a regular Saturday morning endurance session on the bikes? The aim is during the winter months to build endurance on the bike riding at level 2 for 50 miles. The pace for a reasonably fit rider should be around 17+ mph (dependant on weather and terrain). The route to start will be flat (well as flat as it can be for Lancashire) starting at the Bulls Head Wilpshire 9.30am down to Ribchester/Longridge then on the Inglewhite Road to Garstang/Winmarleigh/Scorton/Barnacre then back onto the Inglewhite road retracing route back to Wilpshire. The ride should take approximately 3 hours riding nonstop (carry an energy drink and gel to keep fuelled throughout the ride). Rides like these are great for your endurance if you’re thinking about or already competing in duathlons/triathlons. The sessions can be developed to include sections of faster paced “through and off “or hill work coming back over the Trough in the New Year. It’s also a great way to develop you group riding skills and working in groups is great for motivation during those cold grey days.

Please note the idea is to ride at a consistent pace it’s not an eyeballs out session, we are not trying to ride each other’s legs off.....that comes later ha ha

 If anyone is interested please drop me an email: or leave me a message on facebook

Martin Wilcock

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9. 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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10. 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 Sat 31/Dec/2016).
ARR members - Athletics night 2016

Club events

RIBBLE VALLEY 10K. On Tue 27/Dec/2016, which is only 17 days away.
WIGAN Half Mara. On Sun 19/Mar/2017, which is only 99 days away.
BURNLEY 10K. On Sun 04/Jun/2017, which is only 175 days away.
BARROWFORD 5K. On Fri 16/Jun/2017, which is only 187 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
Fusedale, shortly after leaving Checkpoint 1

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