Penistone Footpath Runners

Track and Field

No pain, no gain

Juniors can compete in the South Yorkshire Indoor and Outdoor track and field series, and other open events. For more details see the Juniors page.

In 2017, for the first time for many years, the club joined the Northern Track & Field league. Early fixtures in 2017 were poorly attended, but later that year and throughout 2018 and 2019 we fielded much stronger teams as more members discovered how much fun it could be! We finished 5th overall in division 4EC in 2017 and 2018, and 3rd in 2019. Links to the results for all previous fixtures are at the bottom of this page.

The 2020 season was abandoned without a shot being put in anger, due the the Covid-19 pandemic. The structure of the league was revised for 2021 and we finished 7th in the new East 2 Division, where we remain for 2022. The series consists of four meetings between May and August, the events are paid for by the club and are hence free for all members.

Everyone is welcome to join in and help the club – you don't need to be an expert in an event to get points, but you do need to be there. All members who are first claim Penistone for Track & Field, are in the under 17 age category or above (school year 10 or above) and have paid their England Athletics registration fee are eligible.

Anyone interested in competing, or just wanting more information, should get in touch with Paul Fryers.

The club also really needs members to become qualified track and field officials. We are supposed to provide a number of qualified track and field officials, and have a number of people in the process of qualifying, but still need more. The club will pay for courses, so if you are interested please get in touch with Paul Fryers or Martyn Cartwright.

Division East 2 Fixtures 2022

  • Saturday 30 April, Cudworth
  • Sunday 12 June, Cudworth
  • Sunday 10 July, Cleckheaton
  • Saturday 6 August, Mansfield


  • Men: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, 110m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Pole Vault, Triple Jump, Discus, Hammer, Shot, Javelin, 4×100m relay, 4×400m relay, 3000m Steeplechase, Non Scoring 100m
  • Women: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 100m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump, Pole Vault, Triple Jump, Discus, Hammer, Shot, Javelin, 4×100m relay, 4×400m relay, Non Scoring 100m


The events start at 11:00 and run until about 17:30 – all four meetings run to exactly the same timetable. What time you need to be there depends on which events you do. Warm-ups for the first field events start at 10:40.

Time Events
11:00 Hammer Men; Long Jump Women
11:30 Pole Vault Men and Women
12:00 Hammer Women
12:35 Long Jump Men
12:45 Shot Women
13:00 400m Hurdles Women; Discus Men
13:10 400m Hurdles Men; High Jump Men
13:25 800m Women
13:35 800m Men
13:45 100m Women
13:55 100m Men
14:00 Non Scoring 100m (Men and Women); Shot Men; Discus Women
14:05 3000m S/C Men
14:10 Triple Jump Women
14:25 100m Hurdles Women
14:35 3000m Women
14:45 High Jump Women
14:55 110m Hurdles Men
15:00 Javelin Men
15:05 400m Women
15:15 400m Men
15:20 1500m Men
15.35 1500m Women
15:45 200m Women; Triple Jump Men
15:55 200m Men
16:05 5000m Men; Javelin Women
16:30 4×100m Women
16:40 4×100m Men
16:50 4×400m Women
17:00 4×400m Men


  • An under 20 athlete (over 17) may only compete in a maximum of 5 events
  • A senior athlete may compete in a maximum of 7 events
  • An under 17 (school years 10 & 11) athlete can only compete in a maximum of 4 events and, if so doing, one must be a relay. In addition, U17 men shall not be allowed to compete in the 3000m steeplechase, 5000m, 110m hurdles, Hammer, Discus or Shot

East 2 Division Clubs

  • Barnsley AC
  • Bradford Airedale AC
  • Longwood Harriers & AC
  • Mansfield Harriers
  • Penistone Footpath Runners & AC
  • Pontefract AC
  • Worksop Harriers & AC


2022: Cudworth 30 April Cudworth 12 June Cleckheaton 10 July Mansfield 6 August

2021: Cleckheaton 22 May Newark 19 June Newark 4 July Newark 1 August

2019: Grantham 19 May Cleckheaton 16 June Cudworth 14 July Cudworth 10 August

2018: Boston 5 May Grantham 3 June Wakefield 8 July Halifax 4 August

2017: Grimsby 6 May Grantham 4 June Grimsby 9 July Wakefield 5 August

Club Records

The club keeps records for each event for each age group. Records broken are recognised with a certificate at the annual club presentation evening.