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Welcome to Denby Dale Athletics Club


The club is based at The George Inn in the West Yorkshire village of Upper Denby with training nights for adults aged 16 and upwards on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7pm. (Please note - Thursday evening training is temporarily suspended.) 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 16. Currently around 40 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.

Seniors - How to join

Juniors - How to join


Travellers 6  - Sun 17th December 2023

Race Results

Club News - Seniors  

Tuesday night runs

Tuesday club runs start from behind The George Inn in Upper Denby HD8 8UE. Please arrive at 6.45pm so groups can set off sharply at 7pm. There are usually options for both road and off-road runs. On darker nights, please bring your head torch / running lights and hi viz to ensure you are visible to other road / footpath users. Do stay for a post-run drink - the landlord, Dean Wyatt, and his team always do there best to make us feel welcome. 

Dates for your diary 2024

Club Handicap & Presentation evening – Tues 23rd April 

Open to DDAC senior members only, this year’s handicap race starts & finishes at The George Inn in Upper Denby. It's an event that anyone can win, as faster runners are given a handicap.


The 4.7 mile route has approx. 1 mile on road; the remainder is on tracks & footpaths. You can start at any time from 6.30pm onwards, however you must finish by 8pm.


Prior to the handicap you need to:

  • print off the event map (& remember to bring it with you) or download handicap gpx

  • study the map and decide if you are going clockwise or anti-clockwise

  • submit your most recent 10K (or Parkrun) time to Anne Middleton in advance, so the handicapping can be worked out.


We will be heading to The George Inn afterwards for Pie & Peas & club presentations. Further details about the evening will be circulated soon.

2024 Combined Senior club championship 

This year's club championship once again features a mixture of mostly 'local' road, fell & trail races and uses a performance-based scoring system. The competition features 20 events; 12 ‘short’, 5 ‘medium’ and 3 ‘long’ with best scores from up to 6 races to count. 

Full details & league table can be found on the Combined 2024 page via the ''Club Championships' drop-down on the menu bar. 

The next race in this year's combined championship is:

Tiger’s Trail (BS - fell) 5.5m 679ft - Wed 24th April 2024 at 7pm

Tiger's Trail details

Please contact Anne Middleton if you do any races of half marathon or longer distances so they can be added to your score. 

2024 Club Fell Championship

After a lull for a few years the Club is reinstituting a Fell Championship for 2024. Fell Captains Johnny & Sam have proposed a championship comprising 12 races; with 4 'short’, 4 'medium' and 4 'long' to choose from, with best scores from 3 races to count. 

Full details & league table can be found on the 2024 Fell Championship page via the ''Club Championships' drop-down on the menu bar. 

The next  couple of races in this year's Fell championship are:

Kinder Downfall (BM) 9.6m 1,969ft - Sun 21st Apr 2024 at 11:30am

Kinder Downfall Details

Tiger’s Trail (BS) 5.5m 679ft - Wed 24th Apr 2024 at 7pm

Tiger's Trail Details

Other notable dates 
Deffer Dash – Tues 7th May, 2nd July, 3rd Sept at 7pm
Calderdale Way Relay – Sun 19th May
Joe Percy 10K – Wed 12th June at 7.30pm
Barnsley Boundary Relay – Sat15 th June
Damflask Road Relays – Tues 18th June
Cross Keys Road & Fell relay – Sat 14th Sept at 1pm
WYXC – dates in Oct – Dec tbc
British Athletics Fell & Hill Relay, Appletreewick, organised by Wharfedale Harriers – Sat 19th October

Annual Subs (Apr'23 - Mar'24)

Annual membership subs for 2023/24 is £25, 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 George Inn. Please note there are separate accounts for junior and senior sections of the club. 

Senior club vests & T-shirts

Ladies club vests are available from Abbie Dagg.

Men's vests and club T-shirts are available from Steve Blackford.

Photos Courtesy of Steve Frith 

Thursday Evening Club Sessions for Seniors

Thursday evening training sessions are currently suspended.

For latest arrangements, check Denby Dale AC - Seniors Facebook (club members only).

Contact Us

For further information about the club's Senior-section, email Abbie Dagg (club secretary).

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