Ackworth Roadrunners is a members running club who are staggeringly large in size for a village. They meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Carr Bridge Pavillion and on Sundays at Waterton Countryside Discovery Centre in Wintersett. Whether you are an experienced runner, complete novice or anywhere in between, you are very welcome to join them. If you want to run with them before making a decision to join then that’s no problem you can give them a try for free. There is a large membership, especially for a local running club and a corresponding wide range of abilities which includes qualified coaches. You will find people of similar abilities, potential and targets to match yours – whether to run your first race, a full marathon or simply run socially.
Your only outlay is an annual subscription of £25.00 per year, payable every January. Of this amount, the Club pays a registration fee of £15 to UK Athletics (major benefit being a £2 discount on race entry costs). The Club pays for the cost of hiring training facilities in Ackworth. Members are drawn from all over the Wakefield Metropolitan District and beyond – more live outside Ackworth than in it, so maybe a great way to meet new people.
Meeting at The Pavilion, Carr Bridge Playing Fields, Barnsley Road. One session for all levels of ability. Split into distance and pace groups with group leaders. Runs of 3-7 miles. They can also cater for beginners. The toilets, changing and showers available to the club.
Thursdays 18:15 and 19:00
Meeting at The Pavilion, Carr Bridge Playing Fields, Barnsley Road. We hold 2 sessions at 18:15 and 19:00. The options of Speed or Hill workouts with qualified coaches. The later session is a more intense workout aimed at the more experienced runners but they can accommodate those who cant attend the earlier one. Informal group runs for those who want a bit of extra mileage. The toilets, changing and showers available to the club.
Meeting at Waterton Countryside Discovery Centre, Anglers Country Park, Haw Park Lane, Wintersett, WF4 2EB in the car park. There are toilets and Cafe and is a carpark too.