Road Running

Huddersfield Road Runners Athletics Club (HRRAC) is an affiliate club within Huddersfield Rugby Union Football Club Ltd. and shares the facilities at Lockwood Park.

Formation of the Road Runners goes back to 1982 when the rugby club staged a half marathon. A succession of events followed leading to the founding of the Club.

We’re small and friendly club and that caters for all abilities – young or old, fast or slow, male or female, meeting on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. In winter, runners stay on the roads but, when daylight permits, we mix it with off-road runs on the many footpaths in the area.

John Sawyer and Alan Sykes became the founder members of HRRAC and their first training run took place on the 15th December 1982.  Their first competitive entry was the Ferriby 10 Mile Road Race in 1983.

The Club operated from Waterloo until 1997 when the HRUFC acquired a new venue and premises at Lockwood Park.

In 2002 we organised our first 10Km road race open to all.  It is the highlight of our season is the Annual 10Km race running successfully ever since and now attracts a field of 700 runners.  Due to the risks associated with COVID-19, the 2021 event has had to be postponed until 2022.

For more about us click here

Current Activities

COVID-19 presents challenging circumstances and we’re having to adapt to a ‘new normal’ for now.  We still meet at the club on a Tuesday evening at 7pm.  The changing rooms aren’t open so please come changed ready to go.

Remember that maintaining a healthy body is a great way to help cope with the stresses we’re all facing.  What better way to do so than with a group of like-minded friends so come along and bring new friends with you.

For more details about us and how to join in the fun and friendship of road running click here

A COVID-19 policy applies to anyone visiting and using the changing, bar and offices at Lockwood Park.  Please familiarise yourself with that policy and observe its provisions.

There’s more about the Road Runners and how you can become a member here

 

Race History

The first open race was a 6 miler in 1989 over a very similar course to the eventual 10k. No records were kept for this event.

Waterloo Route
Year Limit Entry Finish % Male Winner Time Female Winner Time Entry Fee
1990 n/a ? 185 Steve Halliday 30.56 Sare Gaskell 38.53 ?
1991 n/a ? 241 Michael Pearson 32.13 Kath Drake 39.11 ?
1992 n/a ? 441 Steve Halliday 31.08 Veronique Marot 35.37 £2.50/£3
1993 n/a ? 462 Steve Halliday 31.31 Carol Greenwood 35.38 £3/£3.50
1994 n/a ? 378 Paul Taylor 30.49 Sue Gaskell 38 £3.50/£4
1995 500 ? 360 Mark Lavender 32.10 Val Battye 39.39
1996 500 ? 313 Mark Lavender 32.13 Susan Pavey 39.58
Ave Win Time 31.57 Ave Win Time 38.13
Lockwood Park Route
1997 500 ? 348 Robert Holladay 32.45 Julie Krol 40.08 £3.50/£4.50
1998 500 ? 372 Robert Holladay 32.49 Kath Drake 39.52
1999 500 457 408 89.3 Adam Crosland 33.07 Penny Thackray 38.54 £4/£5
2000 500 408 351 86 Malcolm Price 33.31 Helen Burrell 41.02 £4.50/£5.50
2001 500 371 315 84.9 David Watson 33 Anne Kirtley 38.19
2002 500 353 297 84.1 David Watson 33.31 Rowan Smith 36.07
2003 500 437 363 83 Andrew Aked 34.12 Kath Drake 43.25
2004 600 583 502 86.1 David Gitau 33.45 Andrea Dennison 39.3
2005 600 539 450 83.8 David Watson 33.04 Andrea Dennison 39.1 £5/£6
2006 500 592 494 83.4 Alex Bowden 34.02 Jenny Murray 39.21 £5/£7
2007 500 576 494 85.8 Mathew Pierson 34.02 Kath Farquhar 40
2008 500 541 461 85.2 lan Fisher 32.59 Katie Walsh 40.2
2009 500 609 526 86.4 Andrew Pearson 33.32 Karen Pickles 38.51
2010 500 588 478 81.3 Glen Comish 33.2 Julie Buckley 41.27 £7.50/£9.50
2011 500 597 491 82.1 Mathew Pierson 34.05 Amy Green 39.54 £8/£10
2012 500 604 511 84.6 Mathew Pierson 34.12 Kath Farquhar 41.15 £8.50/£10.50
2013 500 602 515 85.8 Mohamed Aburezeq 32.28 Amy Green 39.57 online +50p
2014 650 650 527 81 Simon Cook 35.55 Sarah Glyde 44.09 £10/£12
2015 700 700 553 79.5 Marc Fenwick 35 Nicola Gleadall 40.55 £10/£12
2016 700 699 572 81.8 Tristan Learoyd 34.27 Johanna Winks 41.24 £10/£12
2017 700 700 586 83.7 Joe Sweetnam-Powell 35.43 Fiona Davies 41.51 £12/£14
2018 700 700 539 77 Rob James 36.13 Fiona Davies 39.08
2019 700 661 542 82 Chris Bevan 36.05 Laura Hesketh 38.31
2020 700 568 Joe Sweetnam-Powell 34.32 Sally Armitage 42.03
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a Covid-19 Covid-19