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. (Please note temporary change to Tuesday venue & meeting times in club news. 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 18. Currently around 50 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

Club News - Seniors  

Tuesday night runs

For the forseeable future Tuesday club runs will start from behind The George Inn in Upper Denby HD8 8UE. Please arrive at 6.45pm so groups can set off sharply at 7pm. The landlord, Dean Wyatt, will reserve 3 tables for our post-run drinks from 7.30pm onwards. 

Now that it's dark by 7pm, please make sure you wear a hi-viz top and head torch - see & be seen!


In accordance with the UK Government's roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions and England Athletics guidance, Tuesday night club runs resumed on 30th March. 

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. 

The 2021 championships will be announced once there is a clearer picture about COVID-19 and its impact on race organisation and travel restrictions.   

Dates for your diary 2021

Travellers 6 - Sun 19th December 2021

Having had to cancel the 2020 edition of our club race we are delighted to invite runners back this year.  

Pre-entry only via Racebest - still a month before race day and the race is already FULL.    

See race page for further information

Volunteers required for marshalling, time-keeping & preparation of goodie bags etc - please contact Jon O'Hanlon, Race Organiser, if you can help.

West Yorkshire Cross Country League 2021

DDAC members are invited to take part in the WYXC League - a series of 4 races in parks across West Yorkshire :


  • Race 1: Sun 3rd Oct - Spenborough, Cleckheaton

  • Race 2: Sat 30th October - Nunroyd Park, Leeds        

  • Race 3: Sun 21st Nov - Thornes Park, Wakefield                  

  • Race 4: Sun 12th Dec - Oulton Sports Club, Leeds     


The ladies race is normally over a distance of ~5k starting at 1.45pm, with the men’s race over ~9k at 2.15. There are also junior races earlier in the day over shorter distances.

Individual championships are decided on your best 3 races in the series, with the team competition decided over all 4 races. The senior men’s competition is teams of 6, with the senior ladies teams of 4.

Senior entry fee for the series of 4 races is £25.


​Please contact club captains Katie Sharp & Phil Ellis if you would like to be included in the teams or have any questions. Club entries need to be finalised by 21st September. 

Senior Parkrun Challenge 2021/22

This favourite club competition is back - suitable for senior members of all running abilities (a separate competition is being planned for juniors). For those who have not taken part before, all you have to do is register with parkrun (recording your club as Denby Dale AC) and bring along your barcode to the events below: 

2nd Oct - Locke Park, Barnsley

23rd Oct - Middleton Woods

13th Nov - Nostell

4th Dec - Penistone

18th Dec - Frickley Country Park

8th Jan - Wakefield Thornes

29th Jan - Oakwell Hall

19th Feb - Temple Newsam


The scoring system is as follows:

Best 6 runs count

10 Points for running

10 Points for a PB

5 Points for getting within 20 seconds of your PB

5 Bonus Points for spot position 1st,5th,10th,25th,50th,75th, 100th, 125th etc.

A new PB will automatically be set at your first challenge event. We will not be using previous parkrun PB’s. If a parkrun is cancelled due to bad weather it will be run the following week. If you have any questions, please contact Rosalind Bedford, our event organiser. 

Senior membership subs (Apr'21 - Mar'22)

Annual membership subs of £25 for 2021/22 are now due.

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 George Inn. 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.


Photos Courtesy of Steve Frith 

Thursday Evening Club Sessions for Seniors

Thursday evening training sessions (7-8pm in the Pie Hall) are currently focusing on run-specific strength & conditioning. Sessions are great for improving general fitness and preparing for races. Runners of all abilities are very much welcome . Please contact Abbie Dagg as places are limited. 

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).