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Race Listing for Lancashire

Date Event Location Results
25 May 2018 Burnley Lions 10K Road RaceColne Cricket Club, Byron Rd, ColneResults
28 Jul 2019 Caldervale Summer 10Village Hall, CaldervaleResults
18 Aug 2019 Scorton Feast Memorial 10KScorton Lake, Wyre
10 Sep 2019 inov-8 Pennine Trails September Series Switchback ValleyHurstwood, WorsthorneResults
29 Sep 2019 Mawdesley 10K Trail RunRed Lion Mawdesley, OrmskirkResults
05 Oct 2019 Chorley 6 Hours Road RaceAstley Park, Chorley, Lancashire
09 Nov 2019 Mad Bull Torch Run 1The Little Tea Rooms, RivingtonResults
30 Nov 2019 Wesham 10KSt Mary's Catholic Primary School, WeshamResults
01 Dec 2019 Lancaster University Santa DashUniversity Sports Centre, Lancaster
06 Dec 2019 Power of 5K DecemberSalt Ayre Sports Centre, MorecambeResults
21 Dec 2019 Christmas Cracker 10KGeorge & Dragon Pub, LancasterResults
29 Dec 2019 Astley Park Festive 4 MilerAstley Park, ChorleyResults
01 Jan 2020 John Schofield New Year's Day Awakener Multi Terrain RaceRed Lion Inn, WhitworthResults
11 Jan 2020 Petzl Nightrunner RivingtonRivington & Blackrod High School, BoltonResults
17 Jan 2020 Power of 5K JanuarySalt Ayre Sports Centre, MorecambeResults
19 Jan 2020 Inskip Half MarathonInskip, PrestonResults
19 Jan 2020 East Lancashire Hospice 10KGreat Harwood, BlackburnResults
02 Feb 2020 Blackburn Winter Warmer 10K & Fun RunWitton Park, BlackburnResults
09 Feb 2020 Mad Dog 10KStanley High School, Southport
15 Feb 2020 Parbold Hill RaceRichard Durnings School, BisphamResults
15 Feb 2020 Dunsop Bridge Trail RaceDunsop Bridge, Ribble ValleyResults
16 Feb 2020 Valentines 10KGeorge & Dragon Public House, LancasterResults
22 Feb 2020 Stanley Park 10K SaturdayStanley Park Running Track, BlackpoolResults
23 Feb 2020 Winter Hill 10K & 5K & 1 Mile Fun RunWalker Fold Car Park, Smithills, BoltonResults
23 Feb 2020 Lostock 6 MileLostock, BoltonResults
23 Feb 2020 Stanley Park 10K SundayStanley Park Running Track, BlackpoolResults
28 Feb 2020 Power Of 5K FebruarySalt Ayre Sports Centre, MorecambeResults
01 Mar 2020 Ron Hill Accrington 10K & Fun RunMarket Hall, AccringtonResults
07 Mar 2020 Stan Bradshaw Pendle RoundBarley Village Hall, Barley, BurnleyResults
08 Mar 2020 The Jackals Run Half Marathon & 10KOlde English Kiosk, Sunny Hurst Woods, Darwen
08 Mar 2020 New Longton 10KNew Longton All Saints Primary School, Hugh Barn Lane,, PrestonResults
08 Mar 2020 Roddlesworth RollerAbbey Village CP School, Bolton Road, ChorleyResults
08 Mar 2020 Daffodil DoddleAbbey Village CP School, Bolton Road, ChorleyResults
15 Mar 2020 Trimpell 20 Miles3-1-5 Health Club, Mannin Way, LancasterResults
21 Mar 2020 Mother's Day 10KGeorge & Dragon Pub, The Quay, Lancaster
22 Mar 2020 To The Pike & Back Half MarathonMoss BankPark, Bolton
29 Mar 2020 Muddy Bottoms 9M & 17MBamber Bridge Leisure Centre, Preston
29 Mar 2020 Darwen Heritage Half MarathonDarwen Aldridge Community Academy, Sudell Road, Darwen
29 Mar 2020 Resolution Run 5K, 10K & 15K BlackpoolStanley Park, Blackpool
05 Apr 2020 Brun Valley Trail 10KThompson Park, Burnley
05 Apr 2020 Race to the Castle 10KHoliday Inn, Caton Road, Lancaster
10 Apr 2020 Isle of Man Easter Festival 10KShore Road,, Port Erin
11 Apr 2020 Isle of Man Easter Festival Hill RacePeel Hill, Peel
12 Apr 2020 Isle of Man Easter Festival 5K RacesDouglas Promenade, Isle of Man
13 Apr 2020 Welly RunLancaster Priory, Lancaster
14 Apr 2020 Pendle Fell RaceVillage Hall, Barley
18 Apr 2020 Worden Park 5K & Fun RunWorden Park, Leyland
19 Apr 2020 3 Bridges 10KSalt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster
26 Apr 2020 Bolton 10KLeverhulme Park, Bolton
03 May 2020 Great Hameldon Hill RacePeel Park Hotel, Accrington
03 May 2020 Yarrow River Bluebell 10KFlaming Grill Pub, Bolton Road, Chorley
10 May 2020 The Foam Run BurnleyTowneley Park, Burnley
10 May 2020 Beaverbrooks Blackpool 10KThe Promenade, Blackpool
16 May 2020 Pilling 10K Series Race 1The Golden Ball Hotel, Pilling
20 May 2020 Wesham Summer 10KThe Smiths Arms, Lea Lane, Lea Town, Preston
24 May 2020 Blackpool 10K Beach RunSouth Promenade, Blackpool
24 May 2020 Hangman's Noose 10KRoyal Kings Arms Hotel, Lancaster
27 May 2020 Harrock Hill Race Series 1Farmers Arms, Parbold, Ormskirk
30 May 2020 Catforth Canter 5K MayVillage Hall, Catforth, Preston
31 May 2020 Crazy Cow 10KWalton-le-Dale Park & Ride Site, Preston
03 Jun 2020 Ice Cream 5K & 10K Series Race 1Walker Fold Car Park, Smithills, Bolton
07 Jun 2020 Morecambe 10K Series Race 1DW Sports Fitness, Morecambe
10 Jun 2020 Ice Cream 5K & 10K Series Race 2Walker Fold Car Park, Smithills, Bolton
13 Jun 2020 Pretty Muddy Preston 5K & Kids RaceMoor Park, Preston
13 Jun 2020 Pilling 10K Series Race 2The Golden Ball Hotel, Pilling
14 Jun 2020 Race for Life Preston 5K & 10KMoor Park, Preston
17 Jun 2020 Ice Cream 5K & 10K Series Race 3Walker Fold, Bolton
21 Jun 2020 Race the Train Bury To RawtenstallBury Bolton Street Railway Station, Bury
21 Jun 2020 Father's Day 10KGeorge & Dragon Pub, Lancaster
21 Jun 2020 Freckleton Half MarathonBush Lane Playing Fields, Freckleton, Preston
23 Jun 2020 Sabden Trail RaceSt Nicholas Church, Sabden, Clitheroe
24 Jun 2020 Ice Cream 5K & 10K Series Race 4Walker Fold, Bolton
24 Jun 2020 Race for Life Blackburn 5KWitton Park, Blackburn
24 Jun 2020 Harrock Hill Race Series 2Farmers Arms, Parbold, Ormskirk
28 Jun 2020 Asda Foundation Burnley 10KTurf Moor, Burnley
28 Jun 2020 Lancaster Crazy Cow 10K3-1-5 Health Club, Lancaster
03 Jul 2020 Scorcher 10in10 Day 1The Show Field, Salwick
04 Jul 2020 Scorcher 10in10 Day 2The Show Field, Salwick
04 Jul 2020 Catforth Canter 5K JulyVillage Hall, Catforth, Preston
05 Jul 2020 Scorcher 10in10 Day 3The Show Field, Salwick
05 Jul 2020 Morecambe 10K Series Race 2DW Sports Fitness, Morecambe
06 Jul 2020 Scorcher 10in10 Day 4The Show Field, Salwick
07 Jul 2020 Scorcher 10in10 Day 5The Show Field, Salwick
08 Jul 2020 Scorcher 10in10 Day 6The Show Field, Salwick
08 Jul 2020 Race for Life Blackpool 5K & 10KThe Prom, Blackpool
09 Jul 2020 Scorcher 10in10 Day 7The Show Field, Salwick
10 Jul 2020 Scorcher 10in10 Day 8The Show Field, Salwick
10 Jul 2020 Trailblaster 6, 12, 24 & 36 Hour RacesTowneley Park, Burnley
11 Jul 2020 Scorcher 10in10 Day 9The Show Field, Salwick
11 Jul 2020 Blackpool Colour RunStarr Gate Beach, Blackpool
11 Jul 2020 Pilling 10K Series Race 3The Golden Ball Hotel, Pilling
12 Jul 2020 Scorcher 10in10 Day 10The Show Field, Salwick
12 Jul 2020 Blackpool Summer 10KNorth Promenade, Blackpool
12 Jul 2020 Towneley Park 10K Road RaceTowneley Park, Burnley
15 Jul 2020 Lancaster 10KSalt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster
22 Jul 2020 Greenway 5KPadiham Greenway, Burnley
22 Jul 2020 Harrock Hill Race Series 3Farmers Arms, Parbold, Ormskirk
25 Jul 2020 Tolkien Trail 10KVillage Hall, Hurst Green
26 Jul 2020 Lancaster 5K Summer Series June3-1-5 Health Club, Lancaster
02 Aug 2020 Worsthorne Moor Fell RaceGorple Road, Worsthorne
02 Aug 2020 Riverside 10MGeorge & Dragon Public House, Lancaster
08 Aug 2020 Catforth Canter 5K AugustVillage Hall, Catforth, Preston
09 Aug 2020 Windmill Half MarathonFairhaven Lake, Lytham St Annes
09 Aug 2020 City of Preston 5 & 10 Mile Road RacesWalmer Bridge Village Hall, PrestonResults
09 Aug 2020 Boulsworth Fell RaceTrawden Recreation Ground, Colne
15 Aug 2020 Blackpool Bubble RushLawson's Showground, Blackpool
15 Aug 2020 Run The Lights 5K & 10KNorth Promenade, BlackpoolResults
16 Aug 2020 Riverside Half MarathonGeorge & Dragon Public House, Lancaster
22 Aug 2020 Pilling 10K Series Race 4The Golden Ball Hotel, Pilling
23 Aug 2020 Fleetwood Half Marathon & 10KBeach Road Car Park, Rossall Point, Fleetwood
26 Aug 2020 Harrock Hill Race Series 4Farmers Arms, Parbold, Ormskirk
02 Sep 2020 Blackpool Night RunTower Festival Headland, Blackpool
06 Sep 2020 Wigan Half MarathonTown Centre, Wigan
06 Sep 2020 Golden Ball 20 & 10 Miles3-1-5 Health Club, Lancaster
13 Sep 2020 Ribble Way Run Half Marathon & 10KThe Dolphin Inn, Longton
13 Sep 2020 Yarrow River Splash 10K Trail RunFlaming Grill Pub, Chorley
13 Sep 2020 Lancaster Castle Jail Break 10KRoyal Kings Arms Hotel, Lancaster
20 Sep 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City MarathonCity Hall, Belfast
20 Sep 2020 Fairhaven Flyer 10KFairhaven Lake, Lytham St Annes
20 Sep 2020 Padiham 10KPadiham Leisure Centre, Burnley
26 Sep 2020 Blackpool Festival of Running 10K, 5K & Fun RunNorth Promenade, Blackpool
26 Sep 2020 Pilling 10K Series Race 5The Golden Ball Hotel, Pilling
27 Sep 2020 Blackpool Festival of Running Marathon & Half MarathonNorth Promenade, Blackpool
27 Sep 2020 Winter Hill Mast Blast 10KSmithills School, Bolton
04 Oct 2020 Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon & 10KTown Hall, Rochdale
11 Oct 2020 Morecambe 10K Series Race 3DW Sports Fitness, Morecambe
15 Oct 2020 Autumn Handicap 10KNational Sports Centre, Douglas, Isle of Man
18 Oct 2020 Lytham Green Drive FiveGreen Drive, Lytham, St Annes
25 Oct 2020 Spar City of Preston 10KCity Centre, Preston
25 Oct 2020 Accrington 10KWalton Arms, Accrington
25 Oct 2020 Pendle Witches 10KRoyal Kings Arms Hotel, Lancaster
26 Oct 2020 Fairclough 5Stanah Country Park, Thornton
31 Oct 2020 Gisburn Forest 10K Trail RaceGisburn Forest Hub, Stephen Park, Clitheroe
01 Nov 2020 Through the Villages RaceWheelton, Chorley
01 Nov 2020 Lancaster Half MarathonRoyal Kings Arms Hotel, Lancaster
07 Nov 2020 Blackpool Promenade 10 MilerMiddle Walkway, North Promenade, Blackpool
08 Nov 2020 Windmill Rememberance 10KLytham Windmill, Lytham St Annes
11 Nov 2020 Hell Of A Hill Marathon Day 1Bibbys Farm Activity Centre, Chorley
12 Nov 2020 Hell Of A Hill Marathon Day 2Bibbys Farm Activity Centre, Chorley
13 Nov 2020 Hell Of A Hill Marathon Day 3Bibbys Farm Activity Centre, Chorley
14 Nov 2020 Hell Of A Hill Marathon Day 4Bibbys Farm Activity Centre, Chorley
15 Nov 2020 Hell Of A Hill Marathon Day 5Bibbys Farm Activity Centre, Chorley
15 Nov 2020 Blackburn 10KEwood Park, Blackburn
15 Nov 2020 Preston 10 Mile Road RaceHutton Grammar School, Preston
22 Nov 2020 Haldene Fisher Syd Quirk Half MarathonMelew, Isle of Man
22 Nov 2020 Morecambe Festival of Running NovemberThe Promenade, Morecambe
29 Nov 2020 Lee Mill RelaysStubbylee Hall, Rossendale
29 Nov 2020 Festive Flash FivePennington Flash Country Park, Leigh
29 Nov 2020 Lancashire Mind Mental ElfWitton Park, Blackburn
29 Nov 2020 The Best 5KPreston North End, Preston
06 Dec 2020 Myerscough 10Myerscough College, Preston
06 Dec 2020 3-1-5 Lancaster Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run3-1-5 Health Club, Lancaster
12 Dec 2020 Lancaster Christmas 10KLancaster Castle, Lancaster
12 Dec 2020 Leighton Hall & AONB 10K Trail RaceLeighton Hall, Carnforth
13 Dec 2020 Longridge Xmas Pudding 7Civic Hall, Preston
19 Dec 2020 Hurst Green Turkey TrotBayley Arms, Hurst Green
19 Dec 2020 Rudolf Red Nose 5 MileFire Station, Blackpool
20 Dec 2020 Bolton Bauble 5K, 10K & Fun RunWalker Fold Car Park, Smithills, Bolton
26 Dec 2020 Leyland Boxing Day 10KWorden Park, Leyland
27 Dec 2020 Ribble Valley 10KRoefield Leisure Centre, Clitheroe
27 Dec 2020 Festive 4K Fun RunSalt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster
03 Jan 2021 Lancaster Winter Series 5K3-1-5 Health Club, Lancaster
03 Jan 2021 Central Lancashire New Year Half MarathonSt Marys Catholic School, Preston
03 Jan 2021 3-1-5 New Year 5K3-1-5 Health Club, Lancaster
10 Jan 2021 Garstang 10K JanuaryGarstang High School, Garstang
24 Jan 2021 St Anne's 10 MilerYMCA Swimming Pool, Lytham St Annes
24 Jan 2021 Park & Run 10KWalton-le-Dale Park & Ride Site, Preston
31 Jan 2021 Morecambe Festival of Running JanuaryThe Promenade, Morecambe
21 Feb 2021 Great North West Half MarathonNorth Promenade, Blackpool
07 Mar 2021 Garstang Gallop 7MGarstang Sports & Social Club, Preston
16 May 2021 Worden Park 10KWorden Park, Leyland
10 Jun 2021 X-Trail 10KOldham Rugby Union Football Club, Oldham
17 Jul 2021 Rat Race Man vs LakesMorecambe Bay, Morecambe
18 Jul 2021 Mossley 10KMossley AFC's Seel Park, Ashton-under-Lyne
18 Jul 2021 Pendle Running Festival Trail RaceBarley, Pendle
05 Sep 2021 Garstang Half MarathonGarstang Sports & Social Club, Preston
03 Oct 2021 West Coast Half MarathonNavigation Way, Preston
10 Oct 2021 Autumn Breaker 10KStanley Park Arena, Blackpool
31 Oct 2021 Halloween 5KHeron's Reach, Blackpool

About the area

Lancashire

Lancashire beyond the great metropolitan centres of Manchester and Liverpool moves at a slower pace. Sure there are the traditional centres of Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn and Burnley, names resonant with sporting association, but there are beautiful natural places too like the Fylde peninsula, the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland. It might be stretching things to suggest a rustic feel but it is less congested and features some terrific running spots, amid that abundance of great scenery.

The club scene is vibrant while Run England groups help introduce many beginners to the sport. Established names like Wesham Road Runners and Lancaster and Morecambe AC are well represented in the region's events.

Many clubs and groups also arrange their own events - we loved the imagination shown by Darwen Dashers. Who can resist entering their events - Aggies Staircase and Mr Sparkle's Dark Un. This time in In Your Area we speak to Jonathan Stubbs from the Dashers, who tells about these races and some of the more unorthodox events they're involved in.

We also catch up with Angus Murray from Lancaster and Morecambe AC, who reveals that the media interest around their recent 3K tribute to late comedian Eric Morecambe could lead to it becoming a regular occurrence.

Other notable events in the area include the Pennine Lancashire 10K which has grown considerably in the last three years, Blackpool Half Marathon and the Great North West Half Marathon. And it would be remiss when mentioning running events in the county not to include the Lancaster Race Series which features Morecambe Half Marathon, Elletson Arms Pilling 10K Series, and Trimpell 20M.

There is a strong network of retailers too making sure all runners are kitted out with the latest shoes and apparel, as well as providing valuable advice. National chain Sweatshop has stores in Chorley and Wrea Green (near Blackpool) and there is also The Runners Centre in Lancaster and Foot Traffic in Preston.

Check out some of what Lancashire has to offer to runners below.

Clubs in Lancashire

As Lancaster and Morecambe AC celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, we caught up with club accreditation officer, Angus Murray. He tells us about the club’s development and its plans for the future.

Lancaster and Morecambe AC“We haven’t organised anything for our anniversary yet,” Angus warns me. “But don’t worry, we’ll definitely have a celebration to mark the occasion,” he says reassuringly.  Angus is clearly a busy man, with around 450 members of the club.  Half of those, he explains, are younger members.

“We received a bit of an Olympic bounce after the 2012 Games in London, with a lot of younger members joining the club.  The club focuses quite strongly on the junior side of things so it’s great to see so many young athletes joining our ranks!”

Angus explains that the club have a team of coaches focussed on junior athletes. “We want to develop their skills and pick up good habits.  We are also now coaching our adult road runners to improve their running form and steer them away from some old habits and existing mindsets.”

Despite the ‘athletics’ tag, the club is very welcoming to all types of runners: “We’re a friendly club and are open to members of all ages and abilities. We have members who can do 33-minute 10ks and others who are more recreational runners.”

The club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Salt Ayre Sports Complex located midway between Lancaster and Morecambe.  The sessions vary according to the abilities of the members taking part.

As well as the annual the annual Three Bridges 10K and Lancaster 10K race, a new event was introduced to the club’s calendar this year.  And it could be set to become a regular feature.

Angus explains: “We held the Leg It With Eric 3K this year and it was a great success. The statue of Eric Morecambe was vandalised last year, with the leg being sawn off. It was replaced in January and the council wanted to do something to celebrate, so we organised a run along the prom.  It was great fun as everyone was wearing Eric-style spectacles.  Due to the novel nature of the event, it got a lot of press attention.  It may become a regular event to replace our Keep it Ticking race, which we used to hold. Watch this space.”

On the subject of notable members from the past and present, one name springs to Angus’s mind. “Mark Croasdale was a former member who was very fast. He took part in the Man vs. Horse Marathon in Wales a few times and whilst he didn’t beat the horse, he came pretty close!”

A quick search online confirms this, with times of 2:08 in 2000, compared to his equestrian chum’s 2:10, and 2:19 in 2003 to the horse’s 2:02.

On the social side of things, the club organises several nights out and hold an awards ceremony at Christmas for senior members, and one for junior members in January. There is also an event that pits the younger members against the old guard…

Angus explains: “One of the events we arrange to get juniors and seniors together is the Candle Lit Run. It’s held at Christmas time and sees an adult drawn against a junior member.  The adults usually specialise in road running and the kids in track and field.  It’s run over 1.5k. Sometimes you can get a bit unlucky and race against a particularly fast kid.  Though, it’s all in good fun of course.  The event is held along an unlit cycle track so there are candles along the way since it’s Christmas.”

For more information, visit their website.

Have we missed something? If you know of, or operate a club in Lancashire and would like to add it to our list, please get in touch with us here.

Running groups in Lancashire

Focus on Darwen Dashers

Darwen Dashers

Billing themselves as ‘the finest running club in Darwen. Beyond doubt.’  It’s clear Darwen Dashers aren’t lacking in confidence, or a sense of humour.  Chairman, Jonathan Stubbs, tells us more…

When did the club form?
In 1990 – a group of six guys with a passion for running decided to form a club and it’s grown from there.

How many members?
The numbers go up and down but right now we have about 140 members.

What ages and abilities?

40 and falling.  We don’t have a junior section but family members are welcome. One of the founding member’s grandsons is a member as it happens.  Though he’s 20 years old so definitely not a junior.

We’re a very social club so everyone’s welcome.  We have a beginners group run by six qualified Run England leaders.  They take a ten-week course and at the end of the course the members all take part in a parkrun.  Being able to complete a 5k is a great way to demonstrate the real improvement shown from people, some of whom have never run before.  Most of those runners progress to becoming full members of the club.

Where and when do you meet?
At the Sunnyhurst pub on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm.  Our beginners group meets on a Wednesday at 6:30pm at Darwen Leisure Centre.  Our sessions vary in distance according to ability and we train in various places including Winter Hill, Pendle Hill and the Darwen Moors. Most members also participate in our club championships across the country, but primarily in the North West.  Fell running in Rossendale is popular too.

What big events do you organise?
We have Aggies Staircase on 18 June and David Staff Memorial on 29 November, run in memory of a member who died from an undiagnosed heart defect  The clubs also hosts Tockholes Evening on 2 July.  Finally, this one’s a bit special - Mr Sparkle’s Dark Un.  It’s a head torch race so is held at night and includes a free chip butty afterwards.

What other events are you involved with?
There are several fell races in the area we organise.  Our members also take part in various parkruns.  We have about 80 people doing parkruns regularly, which is a fantastic turnout.  We hold a monthly event where we measure members’ improvement along a route.  The person who’s improved the most - not necessarily the fastest - wins a prize.  You find that those new to the club improve the most, whereas more experienced runners find it tougher to win that particular prize.

We also host something called Guessathon which is good fun.  We choose a destination and route, with each member having to guess how long it will take them to run it.  The person who’s closest to their guess is the winner.  We also take part in cross-country events such as the Red Rose Championships.

Tell me about the club’s magazine

We produce a monthly magazine called the Dash.  It’s available through our website but you can also get a hard copy.  It’s got lots of great details about our races and also features race reports.  We’re always keen to have new runners write reports about our events!

For more information on Darwen Dashers, go to www.dashers.org.uk

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