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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Saturday, 20 January 2024

Montane Spine Sprint Race - 13 January 2024

Ian Cocks Ian Cocks Montane Spine Sprint

Nobody thinks of a marathon as a sprint, yet this race is called a sprint despite encompassing almost two back to back marathons. It is the first part of the Spine Race Series and covers the 46 miles from Edale in Derbyshire to Hebden Bridge.

This year Ian Cocks entered and set off at a blistering pace and was amongst the first three who were running together as a group. The initial reaction was that he had gone off too fast, but that was without knowing the training that Ian had put in. In fact he had carried out the largest block of training ever over 14 weeks, in which he reccied the whole course and carried his full kit weighing 10.5 kg up and down Pendle. As Ian said, “Descending with that kind of weight is very challenging on your legs”.

This what Ian said of the race:

The race was going well until I got to Wassenden and then the cramps started. This was a surprise being a cold day . I held 2nd place from the start of the race till the finish with 3rd place just kept behind me until we got to Snake Pass which is 10 miles in , then I didn’t see him again.

Ian is being a little modest. He ran a brilliant race. He trained and prepared well and it was perfect execution on the day. It was only that he came up against that superb athlete, Rupert Allison that he did not take first place.

2 Ian Cocks 8:53:13

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