Sep 102014
A new home for Abbey Runners

As from week commencing 15th September, Abbey Runners will be meeting at Holt Park Active (Holtdale Approach, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS16 7RX).  This is a start of a new and exciting phase in the club’s life as we celebrate 30 years of running as a club!  Our meeting times are unchanged (Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 7:30pm) and Beginners will now meet at 7:30pm also.  The club will be able to enjoy use of state of the art sports facilities at this new Leeds City Council leisure centre; members will benefit use of the showers and meeting facilities as well as [more ...]

 September 10, 2014  Posted by at 5:40 pm news No Responses »
Nov 182014
Abbey Runners Grand Prix

You may still score long race points up to the end of November.  If your long race points haven’t been included, it is probably because you haven’t sent a link to the results of your race to Mark Hetherington (    Please make sure this is done before the end of November for the points to be added. There is only one designated race left in which you can score points: the first PECO XC of the season (short, XC on Sun 30th November). [more ...]

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Nov 172014
Race Result: Tour of Pendle - Sat 15th Nov 201

400 people turned out for the Tour of Pendle.  It’s is a category AL fell race held under FRA rules and insurance  in late season over Pendle Hill and it’s adjoining moorlands in the south west Pennines.   No official posting of times, but the report back was Muddy and misty. Karl Gray won, Matt J 23rd, Dom Nurse 24th and Greg Weatherhead about 35th I think. Dom won 3rd v45 and £25   Abbey Runner entries: Robert Jackson Ann Hall Hilary Lane Catriona Purdy Greg Weatherhead Dominic Nurse Sheelagh Ratcliff Mike Ward Mike Ayers Allison Skillicorn Stefan Skrimshire Michael Hartley   [more ...]

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Nov 102014
Targeted ParkRun – Roundhay November 2014

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! Good turnout this weekend – well done everyone 5 Duncan CLARK 19:17 VM50-54 6 Luke WRAY-ROGERS 19:37 VM35-39 41 Kate BELL 21:49 VW40-44 44 Ian PATCHETT 21:56 VM50-54 48 James WHITTAKER 22:20 [more ...]

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Nov 102014
Race Result: YVAA Grand Prix.

Congratulations to Sharon Williams and Liz Casey, 1st and 3rd respectively in the FV50 YVAA Grand Prix.   Yorkshire Vets AA Grand Prix 2014 Race 10, Spenborough November 9 – Results Womens Pos # Name Cat Club Time Points 4 337 Sharon Williams F50 Abbey Runners 38:48:00 147 27 176 Liz Casey F50 Abbey Runners 45:24:00 124 49 420 Jasmine Salih F40 Abbey Runners 49:18:00 102 Mens Pos # Name Cat Club Time Points 76 204 John Ward 1 M60 Abbey Runners 39:36:00 125 119 15 Dave Beston M55 Abbey Runners 44:39:00 82 [more ...]

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Oct 152014
Reminder: PECO Cross Country League – register your interest

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). We are putting the final touches to a beginners’ guide / frequently asked questions on this [more ...]

 October 15, 2014  Posted by at 2:22 pm news No Responses »
Oct 152014
Race Results: Langdale Horseshoe 2014

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 the fells by Mountain Rescue. But we all got round safely and in reasonable times in a [more ...]

 October 15, 2014  Posted by at 1:53 pm race reports No Responses »