Ackworth Road Runners
A Village Club with Members throughout Wakefield MDC and beyond!
The Club was formed in 1985 following a meeting of 25 local residents and over the years has grown to provide a running base for members over a wide area. People may join as strangers, but quickly become friends
Great mix of members.
We have a wide ranges of ages with an approximate 50/50 split between men and women all with a common love of running (well at least once they've finished!)
Over 150 Members and still growing. The last few years has seen a substantial increase in numbers with a record number now running with us.
Runners of all abilities, experience and aspirations
Whatever level you're at, we will most likely have members you can train with. We have seasoned runners to complete beginners. Aspirations range from running to keep fit, tackling a first 5k or even a first marathon, achieving personal time targets or simply getting out of the house on a dark Winter's evening!
Our financial year commences 1 September. The annual subscription is £25 which includes a Registration fee of £10 to England Athletics. Those renewing mebership may opt to defer paying the £10 Registration element until the following March. New members will be required to pay the full £25 to enable them to be Registered immediately.
For those joining on or after 1 April there will be a reduction to £20 and after 1 July to £15 to cover membership until 1 September.
01977 612677 or
07775 208 769
Interested in joining?
Ring / text or email Stewart Haigh
Training Nights at the Pavillion, Carr Bridge Playing Fields, Barnsley Road, Ackworth.
Tuesday and Thursday evenings - arrive for a 7pm start. Parking on site or closeby, showers, toilets and meeting room. Post run some gather for a drink at the Masons on Bell Lane!
Sunday Morning training runs - 9am start at The Anglers Country Park - Waterton Countryside Discovery Centre Car park at Wintersett.
These tend to be longer, slower runs when we have the opportunity to run off-road most of the year taking in woodland, canal towpath, cycleways or quieter country roads. Cafe and toilets on site. Numbers attending will vary due to any local / club races on the day.
The Club has a formal Constitution and is managed by a Committee.
This meets on a regular basis and has overall responsibility for the Club's affairs and finances.
We like to keep in contact.
Our web site is kept up to date - when something happens - we record it - if there's news - we let members know. Want to know who raced at the weekend? We will have the details on-line usually on the day results are known. Our site is visited hundreds of times per week.
In addition we are on facebook - a vital tool for members to communicate with each other and the Club. Have a look at some of our past events on Youtube.