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 »
Sep 302014
London Marathon - Did you get in?

The results for the online ballot for the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon are filtering out.  You should know in early October (that’s this week -eek!) whether you’ve been successful. So, how many Abbey Runners got a YES for the London Marathon?    

 September 30, 2014  Posted by at 3:55 pm news No Responses »
Sep 302014
ITU Triathlon World Cup: Alanya, Turkey, 27th September 2014

By John Ward Heather Sellars took part in her last triathlon, and first ITU world Cup race of the season. Taking place in Alanya Turkey, in hot conditions, she was competing against 60 athletes from all over the world. A great result, coming in 11th, on a course that did not suit her strength, with a very flat bike circuit. A few seconds improvement will see her in the big money. We hope to see Heather in the Abbey Runners colours in this seasons Peco XCs.

 September 30, 2014  Posted by at 2:09 pm race reports No Responses »
Sep 302014
Runner of the month nominations for September

Please support your fellow club runners and submit your nominations to Alison Smith for the September Runner of the Month by 1 October   You can either use the web site:  or email Alison directly ( providing:   the name of the nominee; a brief summary of the reason(s) for their nomination; and the month for which they are being nominated.   Thanks in advance!

 September 30, 2014  Posted by at 12:48 pm news No Responses »
Sep 302014
YVAA XC Championships, Sunday 28th September 2014

Karen Garvican and John Ward made an early start to the XC season, with many congratulations to Karen for getting on the podium at the Yorkshire Vets Cross Country Championships:   There seems to be an issue with the published men’s results (currently) all showing a time of 99.99 for John’s category… Results:  

 September 30, 2014  Posted by at 12:45 pm race reports No Responses »
Sep 302014
Chester Marathon and ‘metric marathon’ (26.2k!) on Sunday 5th October

Good luck to all the Abbeys running in Chester on Sunday! You can track their performances live online, ( with Garry Brownbridge looking for another PB in the (“Full Monty”) event: Marathon Garry Brownbridge 1075 Metric Marathon Martin Browne 5042 Jane Hallam 5044 Duncan Clarke 5178 Lynn Taylor 5302  

 September 30, 2014  Posted by at 10:00 am news No Responses »
Sep 302014
Chevin Chase 2014

Date for the diary…….. Chevin Chase 2014 Entry opens 12th October 5pm In 20213 – the race was full in 8 days

 September 30, 2014  Posted by at 9:52 am news No Responses »
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 ...]

 September 23, 2014  Posted by at 2:17 pm news No Responses »
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  

 September 22, 2014  Posted by at 1:18 pm news No Responses »