Membership fees

Despite the name, the club participates in all disciplines of running, fell, cross country and road and welcomes applications from runners of all abilities to join us. If you are not sure if the club is for you, why not come to one of our training sessions or one of our regular pub runs. You will be under no obligation to join, but you will get a feel for the club and a better idea if the club is for you. You can merely turn up to a training session unannounced, but it would be better if you contacted our club secretary first (details on the contacts page) and let him know that you will be coming and he will make sure that whoever is leading the group will look out for you. If you are an absolute beginner to running, you too are most welcome to join us in one of our sessions, but please contact our secretary first and he will make sure that you will have a programme with which you are comfortable. Membership fees for the club are as follows:
  • Seniors
  • For members over the age of 18
  • £10/year
  • For runners of all abilities over the age of 18
  • For runners participating in all disciplines of running, fell, cross country and road running
  • Regular training and coaching sessions provided
  • Apply
  • Juniors
  • For members under the age of 18
  • FREE
  • For runners of all abilities under the age of 18.
  • Regular (weekly) training sessions led by experienced runners/coaches
  • Advice about how to train properly so juniors can develop as athletes
  • Apply
  • Non-runners
  • For non-running members
  • £5/year
  • For supporters of the club and club members
  • Support the club and all the senior and junior runners
  • Apply
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Buckden Pike - 20 June 2015

Race winner Ted Mason on a very misty Buckden Summit Race winner Ted Mason on a very misty Buckden Summit James Stead

More Summit Pictures from James Stead

Results  (Published 17:00 20/06/15)

There was a tough battle at the front of this race.  On the steep ascent from the beck, Ted Mason veered to the left, whilst the pack headed straight up for the rocky outcrop. Of the followers only Adam Osborne followed Ted, probably figuring that he was the man to follow.  By the time they reached the summit, Adam Osborne has taken the lead and was followed by Ted Mason, Ian Holmes and Chris Smale.  When this news reached the field, the crowd started speculating about the descending abilities of Adam Osborne.  Ted Mason and Ian Holmes are renown descenders and would Adam be able to match them?  As events turned out, this proved to be his Achilles heal and both Ted and Ian passed him on the descent.  

Behind these three another battle was developing.  Chris Smale had made a good ascent to the top and at one stage was matching Ian Holmes.  He looked to have secured 4th place, but the young Luke Maude managed to sneak passed him and push him down into 5th place, just in front of Tim Cowin of Howgill who was just ahead of Nick Charlesworth of Wharfedale.  It was certainly tough in the top group.

The ladies race was a little bit less intense.  Catherine Spurden took the glory by finishing in 19th position overall and first lady with the fastest winning time in the last eight years.  She was followed home by Holly Martin of Pennine and then former race winners Lucy Needham.

Special mention should perhaps be made of Norman Bush of Ilkley Harriers.  He runs in the Vet 70 category, yet he finished in 55th position, comfortably in the top half of the field, once more demonstrating what a top athlete he remains, in spite of his advancing years.

As for teams, Wharfedale just shaded it with their men's team coming first with 18 pts, with Barlick 2nd with 20 pts and Sam Stell's Stag AC team third with 40 pts.  The Wharfedale ladies took first place too with 142 pts with Barlick 2nd on 190 pts with Trawden 3rd on 350 points.

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