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
In accordance with the UK Government's latest national COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and England Athletics guidance, Tuesday night club runs are suspended.
DDAC Club races
Regretfully it has been decided to cancel both Travellers 6 (Dec 2020) and Mickleden Straddle (Feb 2021) due to current uncertainties, primarily related to COVID-19. Sadly another disappointment to enthusiasts of these events, but hopefully both will go ahead in 2021 & 2022, respectfully.
Virtual Road Championship 2020
Following a similar format to the successful 'virtual' trail championship, the 'virtual' road championship comprises 6 race routes, with a 2 week window to complete each route. Further details & route maps may be found on the Road Running page.
Race 5 – Sun 3rd – Sat 16th Jan
Birds Edge Road Challenge – 7.4 miles & 1,000 ft ascent
January rule change
The time window for race 6 has been extended to 4 weeks (Jan 17th - Feb 13th). During this period participants may also submit a time for ONE race they missed or a new time for a race they previously completed. All race evidence must be submitted by 8pm on Sat 13th February
'12 hours of Christmas' charity challenge - Sat 19th Dec
Stu Nutting completed 62.2 miles around the village of Skelmanthorpe during his epic 12 hour challenge with support from junior and senior running buddies. Club members and parents collectively ran 494 miles during the day. The event has so far raised £1,679 for the Forget Me Not Children's Hospice. Donations can be made via DDAC & the 12 hours of Christmas JustGiving page.
Virtual Trail Championship 2020
The championship concluded on 10th October. Well done to all those who competed and thank you to Chris Walker for devising the competition. Final leaderboard.
Fell Championship 2020
Currently suspended. A 'virtual' championship is being considered.
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.
Dates for your diary
(subject to change in response to COVID-19) :
Calderdale Way Relay – Sun 17th May - Cancelled
All club entries carried over to 2021.
Barnsley Boundary Relay
The 10-stage 'virtual' BBR was held over 11th - 16th June.
The club's men's and ladies teams finished 7th (total time 9:08:08) & 18th (total time 11:03:11) respectively out of a total of 32 teams.
Well done everyone!
Senior membership subs (Apr'20 - Mar'21)
Annual membership subs for 2020/21 to be ratified by the Club's Management Committee as the AGM had to be cancelled. Members will shortly be advised of a revised deadline for payment. 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 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.
Photos Courtesy of Steve Frith
Thursday Evening Club Sessions for Seniors
- remain suspended for the time being.
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 Abbie Dagg (club secretary). ,