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
Mickleden Straddle - Sun 2nd February at 10.30am
This is the fell race that the club organises. The race is now full but if you would like to be involved, race organiser Simon Browne would appreciate offers of help with marshalling and making soup and sandwiches for hungrey runners.
Annual Presentation Evening - Sat 29th February 7pm
Venue - The Pie Hall, Denby Dale
The evening will commence with presentation of trophies to junior and senior winners of the 2019 club championships, followed by Pie & Pea supper (including vegetarian option), a quiz and local band 'Dark Horse'. Tickets (price TBC very soon) available from Social Secretary,
Si Warsop. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Cross Country Events 2020
It’s time to put some dates in the diary for events early next year :
Northern Championships – Sat 25th January at Camp Hill Estate, Bedale. Event information. Seniors need to let captains know by Tues 7th January if they would like to be included in the team.
National Championships – Sat 22nd February at Wollaton Park, Nottingham. Event information. Seniors need to let captains know by Tues 7th January if they would like to be included in the team.
Senior Parkrun Challenge 2019/20
The 2019/20 parkrun challenge organised by Rosalind Bedford will take us to yet more local parkruns.
19th October - Frickley Country Park (South Elmsall)
16th November - Storthes Hall - re-arranged date
30th November - Temple Newsam
21st December - Penistone
11th January - Oakwell Hall
1st February - Hillsborough
22nd February - Middleton Woods
14th March - Clumber Park
In line with the parkrun ethos, the challenge is for runners of all abilities & there is a lovely trophy for the winner. So please put the dates in your diary and become a DDAC parkrun tourist! Latest challenge scores are posted on DDAC senior facebook.
Road Championship 2020
The first race in the 2020 championship is :
Huddersfield 10k - Sun 23rd Feb 2020 at 9.30
It is expected to sell out quickly with entries costing - £13 including a free t shirt for all pre entries before 31st Jan.
Senior club championships
Details of the 2019 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.
Senior membership subs (Apr'19 - Mar'20)
Annual membership subs (£20) are now over due and can be paid 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
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 Andy Kirby (club secretary).
Photos Courtesy of Steve Frith