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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 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 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

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

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 races in this year's combined championship are:

Parkrun 5k - A Saturday in July            

Complete any UK Parkrun in July and we’ll calculate your score relative to the first man or lady at that event (the course can be fast or slow, what matters is how close you are to the winner!), so 4 opportunities to run a good time.

NB. Your club must show as Denby Dale AC on the parkrun website otherwise we’ll not find you.

 

Higham Hurtle – ~5 miles (trail) - Thursday 18th July 6.30pm

Higham Hurtle details

Chip Chase (Fell) - Sun 4th August 11 am

6.2 miles, 1300ft ascent (Category BS)

Pre-entry £10, EOD £11 - Entry fee includes chip butties at the finish

Chip Chase 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 races in this year's Fell championship are:

Peak Forest Fell Race (BS) 6m 810ft - Sun 14th Jul 2024 at 11:15am

Peak Forest Details

Chip Chase (Fell) - Sun 4th August 11 am

6.2 miles, 1300ft ascent (Category BS)

Pre-entry £10, EOD £11 - Entry fee includes chip butties at the finish

Chip Chase details

Other notable dates 
Deffer Dash – Tues 7th May, 2nd July, 3rd Sept at 7pm
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'24 - Mar'25)

Annual membership subs for 2023/24 is £27, 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 & Men's club vests are available from Abbie Dagg.  

Other items of clothing incorporating the club logos can be ordered from Blackford Barnsley Ltd.

Click here for more information

Photos Courtesy of Steve Frith 

Thursday Evening Club Sessions for Seniors

Thursday evening training sessions are resuming - details shared via club social media. 

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

Contact Us

For further information about the club's Senior-section, email Richard Walker (Secretary).

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