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
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
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.
|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|