For the last 2 years Penistone Footpath Runners have organised a ‘Walk to Run’ group over a 10-week period during the summer months. The aim of this group is to get people running who: may never have run before; might have run in the past and want to get back to it; the occasional jogger who wants to get into more serious running. Ultimately we would hope everyone can, over the 10 weeks, end up running or jogging 5 kilometres without stopping.
This year’s course starts on Thursday the 11th of May 2017 at 6.30pm and continues for the next 9 Thursdays. The venue is the Trans-Pennine Trail by the skate park off Penistone Show Ground.
All are welcome to come and try – no cost and no commitment. Further details are here.
Results from the Hartcliff Hill fell race are on the Race Page.
Thanks to Simon Rippon for organising, all 144 runners for turning out, Andy Swift and Caitlin Rice for breaking their own course records and all who supported, baked, marshalled, etc.
Any queries about the results contact Simon directly or use the enquiries form.
The dates for the 2017 Trogs have been fixed:
- Thursday 4 May – Deepcar
- Thursday 1 June – High Hoyland
- Thursday 6 July – Underbank
- Thursday 27 July – Flouch to Derwent Reservoir
- Thursday 7 Sept – tbc
Details to follow.
Standings after Hartcliff Hill are here. The next races are the Bluebell Trail and Rotherham 5K on May 7th.
Current standings in the Junior Club Championship are here. The next race is Coiners fell race on May Bank Holiday Monday.
Online entry for the Penistone 10K on Sunday 25th June is open now – Click here.
Gaz Dean’s race from the village of Hood Green will take place on Tuesday 16th May 2017 at 7pm. Details are on the entry form here.
Following on from the success of last year’s event, the club will hold its Club Mile and other track events on Wednesday 24th May.
18:00 Children’s races and Club Mile
More details to follow.
Results for the last winter handicap race and final WMA table are on the race page.
The website has been reorganised a little, to accommodate all the additional activities going on in the club this year. There is a new “Club competitions” section on the main menu, which includes the club championship, winter handicap, fell league, parkrun competition and a new section on the Northern Track and Field League. The last section includes a link to details of Richard’s new Wednesday evening track sessions. Apologies if you can’t find something on the website because it has moved – nothing has been removed.
Ahead of the Northern League Track & Field League starting in May (still need people willing to go on official courses paid for by the club, if interested please email for more info), there are some tune up open events in March & April. So if you are looking to have a few tune up races, here are some dates for your diary:
All includes junior races as well, great early season testers. There are others such as Trafford but I felt these offered the best events and all with reasonable travelling time.
Plus Wednesday night Barnsley AC are doing a mile junior race and 10000m track race. Pay on night.
If you would like to know more about open meets and how it works etc, please drop me an email at richhayes[@]sky.com
The new club standards for road distances are now on the website here.
Yesterday was the 32nd running of Tigger Tor (so named as the route starts from Tigers RUFC and includes ascent of Higger Tor). It has a distance of approximately 9.7 miles with total climb of around 1,500 feet. It is a category B Medium race. Our club was represented with 6 runners making the short journey, first back for the club was John Tomlinson.
Click here for the results
The parkrun competition is in full swing, we’ve had our first full month of the competition. Currently David Needham leads the mens competition having already done 4 of the 5 venues and has yet to play his wildcard. In the ladies competition Maxine Deacon is leading having done 3 venues so far. 6 members have already played their wildcards, with Ray Brown travelling the furthest when he did the Hove Promenade parkrun on the 21st.
For full tables/scores and how it works please click here for the dedicated parkrun page.
While the club had a fab turn out just over the hill at Meltham, 7 Penistone runners made the short journey to Ferriby for the Ferriby 10 road race, first home for the club was John Howsham in 69:08. The first lady back for the club and also first in her age category was Dawn Broom in 72:14
Click here for the club results.
First road race in the club champs today at Meltham. Well done to Sam Shaw for 1st overall lady. Shaun Dimelow 2nd V45 Barabara Haigh 1st FV70, Raymond Brown 1st V75 and also 1st in both team prizes. For the ladies the winning team was Samantha Shaw, Julie Darigala and Laura Gill. For the mens it was Shaun Dimelow, Matthew Robinson and Damien Briscoe. Full results can be found on the results page by clicking here.
This past Saturday was the Northern Cross Country Championships over at Knowsley Safari Park. Injury and illness meant representation at the club was down to one soul. That person was Gary Dean, here is a brief report from Caroline Dean “Gary made the 4 hour public transport/walk along the grass verge on the A58 trek to the Northern Cross Countries to fly the flag for PFR yesterday
For result click here
This past Wednesday night Barnsley AC held their 2nd race of their winter series. This time it was over the distance of 3000m. Penistone had 5 runners venture out on a cold Wednesday night to set some early season personal bests. In the A race Richard Hayes was 2nd overall in a new personal best time of 9.58.10. In the B race Tom Fryers finished 3rd, Julia Johnson was our only female representation but she is now ranked 1st in the country in her age category, well done Julia!
Click here for the results
Results and WMA league standings are on the race page.
Results from the Amble’s Revenge on 2 January 2017 are here.
Standings have been updated to include the Travellers 6 results and are here.
Final standings in the inaugural junior club championship are here.
Results are on the race page. Thanks to all who supported the race, as organisers, marshalls and runners.
Final results from last Saturday’s race are on the race page. Thanks to all who ran and those who helped organise, register, marshall, etc.
The 2016 Club Summer Handicap was a paired event, run round Langsett Reservoir. Congratulations to Andy Walch and Steve Storey, the winning pair, with Lindsay Crew and Shaun Dimelow second and John Tomlinson and Brent Lindsay third.
The Junior Summer Handicap was run at the same time – results are here.
Thanks to Annie Lightowler, John Spencer, Ian Charlesworth and all others who helped with organising, timing, marshalling, etc. and to everyone for contributing to an enjoyable run and banquet afterwards.
The 2016 Thurlstone Chase was won by Andy Swift and Nicky Spinks. Full results are here.
Thanks to all that helped organise and marshal today and to all 252 runners. Results are available here.
Final results are here. Thanks to all clubs and teams for supporting the event!
Results of the club mile, run on Wednesday 20th April are here. Junior results from the night are here.
The results of the 2016 Hartcliff Hill Race are on the race page.
The Amble’s Revenge results are now available on the race page.
Final standings are now on the championship results page.
As runners we all spend time out training, buying the latest kit and entering races. But the one thing most of us forget, can’t be bothered to do or just don’t know how to do, is a post run stretch. In an attempt to keep injury free we really should not ignore this part of our training routine.
This link shows a number of key stretches that all runners should do post run. They shouldn’t take more than 5-10 mins and your muscles will appreciate them.
Results from the race on 27th September are here.
Results from the race run on 8th September are now available here. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Chloe Hinchliffe and Thomas Wood.
Results after the third and final race in Bob’s Duathlon series are on the race page. 34 people competed in one or more races, either as an individual or as part of a team. 12 individuals, one team and one dog qualified by competing in two or more races. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Shaun Dimelow, John Broom, Gary Dean, Sarah Halstead, Annie Lightowler, John Halstead, Tom Fryers and Scott & Kelvin Bowskill.
Dates for the winter handicap are on the winter handicap page.
Results from the 2015 Broomhead Chase are on the race page.
We were told to ‘prepare to be baffled’, and we were baffled, but we all got there in the end. Andrew Heppenstall, Tim Webster, Jane Cockerton and Keith Gordon got there first though, and they are this year’s winners!
Results of the senior relay race are here.
Thanks to Anne Beresford for organising an entertaining evening!
The junior race was won by Hannah Hinchliffe, with Harry Jarvis second and Laurel Claydon third. Full results here.
Results from today’s Thurlstone Chase are on the race page.
Results from the Penistone 10K, held on Sunday 28th June, are available on the race page. Thanks to all those who ran and supported the race, and to the organisers and marshals.
The results of the 2015 Oxspring Hunshelf Amble are available on the race page.
The results from Saturday’s race are now on the race page.
Results of the 2015 Hartcliff Hill Fell Race are now available on the race page.
Results are available here. Thanks to Nick and Teresa for organising, and to Andy and Sarah for hosting.
The results for the Oxspring Hunshelf Amble on 6 December 2014 are available here.
Copies of the club records as they stood in January of each year, from 1998 to date, are now accessible here.
Mark has set up a new Race Results page on the website for PFRAC runners’ results which Dave Needham helpfully provides. Results will appear there instead of this home page.
Steve Frith has provided some new header images for the website. Steve is raising money for Malaria No More by accepting donations for his photographs of local events – for more information visit his flickr site. If there is an image of you used here that you would like us to remove, please let us know.
The results for the Penistone Hill Race on Sunday 28th September are available here.
The results for the Thurlstone Chase on Saturday 5th July 2014 are available here.
The results for the Penistone 10K race on Sunday 29th June 2014 are available here.
The results for the 2014 Penistone Boundary Race are available here.
The website has an automatic link to Twitter, so if you want to keep up to date with new posts on the website, you can do so by following @PFRAC on Twitter.