Welcome to Denby Dale Athletics Club
The club is based at the Pie Hall in the West Yorkshire village of Denby Dale with training nights for adults aged 16 and upwards on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7pm. There are groups for all abilities, so if you are interested in running, either competitively or just to keep fit, why not pop down one evening. We would be very pleased to see you!
Launched in April 2015, the club also has a Junior Section based at Shelley College for children aged 8 to 18. Currently around 60 juniors attend training sessions on Wednesday evenings based around the key skills of running, jumping and throwing. Sessions are suitable for novices as well as more experienced junior athletes. Further details are available on the Junior pages of the website here.
Club members of all ages also participate in a wide range of events throughout the course of the year, details of which can be found on the relevant website pages.
Club News - Seniors
In the light of the statement from England Athletics (24/3/20) & government restrictions on movement, Tuesday & Thursday evening sessions for seniors will be suspended from 18th March until at least 2nd July 2020. The Club Management Team is reviewing Government and England Athletics guidance together with liaising with The Pie Hall to agree tentative steps for resumption of club activity in some way.
In the meantime, enjoy your daily run, walk or cycle.
Stay safe & try to stay positive.
'Virtual' Trail Championship 2020
With races cancelled for the foreseeable future and following the recent success of other virtual club events during lockdown, Chris Walker has devised a virtual trail championship featuring 6 local walking routes. There is a 2 week window to complete each route. Further championship details together with route leaflets can be found on the trail championship page.
The first race in the 2020 virutal championships is :
Skelmanthorpe Village Trail - to be completed between
Sunday 5th July - Saturday 18th July
Club AGM - Tues 31st March
The AGM has been CANCELLED. Revised date to be advised in due course.
Fell Championship 2020
Currently suspended. A 'virtual' championship is being considered.
Road Championship 2020
Also currently suspended. Plans for a 'virtual' road championship are being finalised.
Senior club championships
Details of the 2020 championships, including the new trail championship can be found on the individual road, fell and trail pages via the 'Club Championships' drop-down on the menu bar. League tables for each championship can be found at the top of each championship page.
Dates for your diary
(subject to change in response to COVID-19) :
Calderdale Way Relay – Sun 17th May - Cancelled
All club entries carried over to 2021.
Barnsley Boundary Relay
The 10-stage 'virtual' BBR was held over 11th - 16th June.
The club's men's and ladies teams finished 7th (total time 9:08:08) & 18th (total time 11:03:11) respectively out of a total of 32 teams.
Well done everyone!
Senior membership subs (Apr'20 - Mar'21)
Annual membership subs for 2020/21 to be ratified by the Club's Management Committee as the AGM had to be cancelled. Members will shortly be advised of a revised deadline for payment. Membership subs to be paid ideally by bank transfer to the senior club account (contact Jon for details) or in cash to Jon O'Hanlon (Senior section - Treasurer) on Club nights at the Pie Hall. Please note there are separate accounts for junior and senior sections of the club.
Club buffs, senior vests & T-shirts
Buffs with club logo can be ordered direct from giraffe uk. Cost £8.99. See page 2.
Ladies club vests are available from Abbie Dagg.
Men's vests and club T-shirts are available from Steve Blackford.
Thursday Evening Club Sessions for Seniors - currently suspended due to Covid-19
Thursday evening sessions focus on building speed and stamina working as a group. Runners of all abilities are very much welcome.
These sessions are great for improving general fitness and preparing for races. Why not come along and give it a try! Thursdays at 7pm from the Pie Hall.
For latest arrangements, check Denby Dale AC - Seniors Facebook (club members only).
For further information about the club's Senior-section, email Abbie Dagg (club secretary). ,
Photos Courtesy of Steve Frith