Upcoming Races

The man behind the weekly phenomenon

I know some of you think that I slave for hours over a hot computer researching the words ‘n’ stuff for your weekly helping of Abbey pie, but truth is, I rely on a phalanx of informants closer to the dark underbelly of the running underworld than I. All of which is a roundabout way (the only way I know) to point out that if there are things you think your fellow Abbey ought to know (such as up and coming races, bargain offers at Up & Running, a planned Sunday long run, repeats of Blake’s 7 on BBC4) then email me and I’ll include it in the weekly circular (well maybe not the repeats of Blake’s 7; I’ll keep that one to myself).

Abbey Dash

A plea from your Uncle Peter to please help at the Abbey Dash on Sunday the 18th November. We need more members to marshal at road junctions on Kirkstall Road and to help at the start and finish areas in the city centre.

Please will you contact Mark our club coach using our snazzy new contact form to offer your help. Mostly it will be a couple of hours work on a bright sunny morning, cheering on 9,000 runners. It can be very rewarding knowing you are putting something back into the sport you love!


As previously notified the Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 6th November 2012 at 8pm at AWMA. Please make every effort to attend the AGM. It is your opportunity to get involved in what the club does and, honestly, it’s not as dull as the image that the words “Annual General Meeting” conjure up. And there’s free food!

Any club member can stand for any committee position; you just need one member to nominate you and another member to second you. A number of incumbents will be standing down, so there are definitely opportunities for new people to step up. The committee positions for 2012-13 are:

  • President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Men’s Captain
  • Ladies’ Captain
  • Club Coach
  • Fell Running Secretary
  • Vets’ Secretary
  • Membership Secretary
  • Social Secretary
  • Communications Secretary
  • Website Administrator

Thursday training

18th October 2012 – ‘Threshold Miles’ (track). Meet trackside at Carnegie Sports Centre (Headingley Campus) 7:20 for 7:30 start.

Forthcoming races

If you know of races that should be included please email me.




Sat 20 Oct West Yorks XC Race 1 at Wetherby
Sun 21 Oct Withens Skyline
Bridlington Half Marathon
Sun 28 Oct Harewood Trail 2, 5 and 10 mile races
Sun 4 Nov Guy Fawkes 10
Sat 10 Nov West Yorks XC Race 2 at Guiseley
Sun 11 Nov YVAA race 10
Sat 24 Nov West Yorks XC Race 3 at Huddersfield
Sun 25 Nov PECO XC Race 1 at Fitzwilliam
Sun 2 Dec Leeds Xmas 10K (new race!)
W/e 8/9 Dec West Yorks XC Race 4 at Wakefield
Sun 16 Dec PECO XC Race 2 at Middleton Park
Tue 26 Dec Chevin Chase (entry now open)
Mon 31 Dec Auld Lang Syne (entries open 1/11/12)
Sun 6/13 Jan PECO XC Race 3 at Bramley Fall Park
Sun 20 Jan Brass Monkey

Entries for the Brass Monkey open at 7am on Saturday 20th October

Sun 24 Feb Snake Lane 10


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