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 ...]

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Sep 232014
An Introduction to XC running with Abbey Runners.

We are quickly approaching the start of the cross country (XC) season. This information is mainly for those Abbey Runners who may not have done them before. But it is also a reminder to all club members to put the details in your diary. There are 2 leagues that our club enters… These are the West Yorkshire XC League and the Peco XC League. West Yorkshire XC League There are 4 West Yorkshire XC Leagues races, which are take place before Christmas. Race 1: Sunday 19th October at Thornes Park, Wakefield Race 2: Sunday 2nd November at Leeds Race 3: [more ...]

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Sep 222014
Ilkley Triathlon - 21st September 2014

Congratulation to Abbeys at the Ilkley triathlon Well done to Greg Weatherhead for coming 14th overal!! Pos Firstname Lastname Cat Cat Pos Gender Gender Pos Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Finish 14 Greg Weatherhead M20 2 M 11 0:08:46.20 0:01:17.70 0:30:39.50 0:01:00.00 0:20:10.10 1:01:53.50 15 Ian Furlong M30 3 M 12 0:09:20.50 0:01:06.70 0:30:12.35 0:00:48.30 0:20:46.40 1:02:14.25 48 Hannah Riechert F20 1 F 2 0:08:46.45 0:01:24.30 0:33:37.05 0:00:57.80 0:22:54.15 1:07:39.75 181 Laura Edwards F20 6 F 31 0:10:33.75 0:01:23.20 0:38:21.30 0:01:08.65 0:29:47.50 1:21:14.40  

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Sep 222014
Abbey's at Kirkstall 7

Photo of Abbey booty at the kirkstall 7! Kate Bell won the Stephen Blades Trophy, first v35 and 3rd lady.Dominic Nurse was first male v45 Abbey men were the first team. So a plate and bottle of wine each to Dominic Nurse, Richard Gaffey and Tony Ward.A good mornings work

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Sep 162014
Moving club headquarters and Crisp Night

Club headquarters and training will move to Holt Park Active 16th September  (excluding junior training with will continue to be from AWMA until the end of September). We are keen to make our presence known and would ask that everyone that owns Abbey Runners tops/vests or Eccup 10 vests please wear them tomorrow so that we start with an ABBEY SPLASH! We suggest that if you can, you aim to be at the club (Holt Park Active) for 7:15 so you can be shown around briefly ahead of the usual 7:30 start. Crisp night will also be held 16th September to [more ...]

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Sep 162014
New routes from Holt Park Active

A couple of starter routes for Tuesday’s first run from Holt Park Active. Both have short off road sections near the beginning, but if it is too dark, then the off-road sections can be missed out. Route 1 ( does a circuit of Cookridge having set off via Paul’s Pond. Route 2 ( heads through Cookridge and Horsforth and returns via Ireland Wood. Neither route needs to be followed religiously; they are intended as an introduction to some of the possible routes in the area for those that don’t know the best way to head out of Holt Park Active.

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Sep 152014
Yorkshireman Half Marathon

Great runs from Rob Jackson and Sharon Williams in this tough half marathon over the Haworth moors. It has a murderous finish straight up as steep a cobbled street as you will find anywhere. Sharon was first FV50.  Full results Results: Pos Name Chip Time 36 Robert Jackson 02:07:49 51 Sharon Williams 02:11:23

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