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. With lighter evenings, groups are back to running off-road.  

Dates for your diary 2021

Calderdale Way Relay – Sun 15th May 2022

Back in its normal place in the calendar, this is one of the highlights of the Club year. The race is a team relay run on tough trail/fell/mixed terrain around the perimeter of Calderdale, with 12 runners per team running in pairs.

 

The 6 stages are as follows:

  • Leg1 – Clay House Park, West Vale to Cragg Vale (10.55m)

  • Leg 2 - Cragg Vale to Todmorden, Centre Vale Park (8.46m)

  • Leg 3 - Todmorden to Blackshaw Head  (4.8m)

  • Leg 4 - Blackshaw Head to Wainstalls Road (9.36m)

  • Leg 5 – Wainstalls Road to Bridle Stile Road, Shelf (7.55m)

  • Leg 6 - Shelf to Spring Hall Athletics Track, Halifax (10.6m)

 

If you are interested in taking part please contact our team organiser Ralph Barker by 11th February so he can decide how many teams to enter.   

Halifax Harriers Relay information

2022 Club AGM

The AGM is on Tues 24th May 8-9pm in Denby Village Hall.

Please do attend if you would like to influence club plans for the future.  

2022 Combined Senior club championship 

A single club championship has been devised for 2022 featuring a mixture of 'local' road, fell & trail races. The competition features 13 events; 7 ‘short’, 2 ‘medium’ and 4 ‘long’ with best scores from up to 6 races to count. This year we are trialling a performance-based scoring system.

Full details can be found on the Combined 2022 page via the ''Club Championships' drop-down on the menu bar. 

 

The next championship race is: 

Silkstone Shuffle Thurs 9th June at 6.30pm

Silkstone Shuffle Details

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

Annual membership subs for 2021/22 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. 

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.

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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).