You’ve arrived at the online home of Abbey Runners, the north Leeds club for runners of all abilities and all ages. Abbey Runners has something for every runner: our members take part in road running, cross-country, fell, trail and triathlon.
We meet twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:30pm) to run and train in ability-based groups for about an hour. For those new to running we have Beginners groups that meet on Tuesdays (7:30pm). We also have a thriving Juniors Section which meets on a Monday at 6:00pm. We also stage several races each year including the Abbey Dash and the Eccup 10, as well as the Golden Acre Relay, the Anniversary Fell Race and the Rombalds Romp.
So whether you want to get fit or fitter, train hard or train harder, or if you just want a social, friendly run with like-minded people, why not come and try Abbey Runners. For more information, use the Contacts page to get in touch with our Membership Secretary
The PECO XC season is fast approaching and this is probably the biggest event for Abbey Runners each year where we encourage all runners (new members and veteran; men and women; pensioners to school students; roadies, triathletes and fell folk) to come along and represent the club in these ‘wet and muddy fun’ team events! Like last year we are allocating and distributing one number to each runner to wear for the entire series (or even if you only run one or two races). [...]
A select band of Abbeys (Dominic Nurse, Greg Weatherhead, Martin Shaw and 2nd claimer Matt John) traveled to the Lakes to compete in the Langdale Horseshoe fell race, which is a brutal course over 14 miles and 4500', taking in some of the high fells including Bowfell, Crinkle Crags and Pike 'O Blisco. It started wet and cloudy which didn't help navigation and made parts of the course very slippery and resulting in a number of nasty injuries. Two runners were airlifted off [...]
Club Ballot for London Marathon places (2015): Some of you will have received your annual London Marathon rejection letter, unless you are one of the lucky ones who have actually got in! For those who have been rejected, there is another way you may be able to gain entry. The club has provisionally been assigned 3 places which will be allocated by means of names-drawn-from-a-hat at the AGM from those who have rejection letters. The rules for entitlement to a club pl[...]
Abbey Runners has decided to target a local Parkrun 5k on the second Saturday of every month, rotating around the three main Parkruns in Leeds and then targeting a different one every 4th month. The aim is to get more Abbey Runners together at these fun, free races. It is good speed training and also encourages people that are new to racing to have a go at a 5k! Duncan Clark came in second in 18:55 Pos Name Time 2 Duncan CLARK 18:55:00 30 John WARD[...]
Latest Race Reports
RoM – August 2014
Amanda Rhodes – for competing in a triathlon on the morning of the leeds country way relay and still volunteering to come out and run leg 6 of the relay when her club needed her!