It is with great sadness that we inform you that Faye Holden has sadly passed this morning. She has been fighting a brave and courageous battle against cancer over the last few months but has always remained very positive throughout. She has been a great ambassador for Athletics at Pendle Athletic Club over the years, no hurdle has been too high, no sand pit too long, no cross country too muddy and she has run many a lap !  She has always been the first to help out officiating and has met many people and been a great friend to everyone over the years through her athletics. She has also been a great inspiration to fellow athletes at the Club and has loved every minute helping everyone over the years especially our young athletes.  In honour of Faye, the Club will be renaming the Endeavour Trophy to the Faye Holden Endeavour Award, in recognition of athletes who go above and beyond in their training and competition, a trophy that Faye herself has held over the years.

She will be greatly missed by us all.

Hi all, I’ve been asked by the event organisers to see if there are any Pendle AC runners who fancy having a bash at the virtual East Lancs Fell Champs this summer. Would be really good to see a few Pendle AC names in the results! ? Here’s the link with all the details –

East Lancs Fell Champs

Peter Baistow


The club invites all members to its AGM on Monday, 3 February at the Thatch and Thistle, commencing after training at 8.15 p.m.  


If anyone wishes to stand for election as an Officer (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary) of the Club or Committee member, or if you wish to put forward any suggestions/proposals, in connection with the running of the club, please see Chris or any club official.






Presentation Evening


This year’s Presentation Evening is on Friday, 27 March at Nelson Cricket Club, 7:30 p.m. (next to the track).

Anyone interested in the Wrexham Games – I know of one family going from Pendle



Young Athlete Group  (Monday and Wednesday)

 During the school holidays there will be sessions on

Monday, 29 July and Wednesday, 31 July

Wednesday, 7 August                        

Monday, 12 August and Wednesday, 14 August

Wednesday, 28 August       

(Monday, 26 August is a Bank holiday – the track is not open)

Back to normal Monday and Wednesday from Monday, 2 September

Monday Young Athlete Group.

We are back at Seedhill track on Monday, 25 March, 7- 8 p.m.  Don’t forget you have to pay at reception to use the track – presently £3.90.  If you have an ACTIVO card, it has been confirmed, that it can be used – there has been some confusion recently regarding the use of these cards on ‘club nights’. The money for using the track is collected by Pendle Leisure Trust and does not go to the club.  If you need any information regarding the ACTIVO pass speak to Gavin at Seedhill – it does work out cheaper if you know your child will be regularly attending the coaching sessions and it can also be used at the swimming pools and some junior gym sessions.

Fisher More indoor training February half-term

Fisher More closes for half-term on Friday, 15 February for one week.   There will be no training on Monday, 18 February at Fisher More but, Daemon will be at Seedhill track for an outdoor session, 7-8 p.m.  The Young Athlete Wednesday session during half-term, will also go ahead as usual, 7-8 p.m.

The Monday Young Athlete group will return to Fisher More on Monday, 25 February and we anticipate the last indoor session will be on Monday, 18 March, returning to Seedhill on the 25th March.

Mid Lancs League
CPR, Defibrillator and Heart Start training.

If anyone is interested in attending the course please can you email

Dear Team Managers
The third Mid Lancs League CPR, defibrillator and Heart Start training session is scheduled for February and I would be grateful if you will pass on information about the training to members of your club.

An advert for the course is attached.
If you can, will you please pass this on to your members or display it on your club website and let them have the information below.

The session will familiarize candidates with the MLL’s defibrillator and with CPR, as well as taking a wider approach of what to do in different emergency situations as well as heart attacks.

The session will take place in the suite at the back of St. Saviour’s Church, Church Road, Bamber Bridge PR5 6EP on Tuesday 26th February starting at 7:30pm and lasting for about two and a half hours.

There is no charge for the course. There is ample parking in Church Road which is a wide cul-de-sac.

If any of your club members would like to attend, they should send their name and contact details by e-mail at or phone 01253 721514 as per the advert.

Thank you and kind regards,


We have been down to assess the track in respect of the ice and have made the decision to cancel sessions tonight (Wednesday) as the high jump area is covered in ice and snow and the track has large sections of ice on it – your safety is paramount. The throwing area also has ice on it – Derek has taken the decision to cancel the throwers also.


We have been told over the weekend that Fisher More has moved the date of their mock exams and will need use of the sportshall on Monday, 21 and Monday, 28 January.  Usually, if the hall is needed it is just for a week.  As it is a fortnight there will be training at Seedhill track, 7-8 p.m. on Monday, 21st and 28th January, returning to Fisher More on Monday, 4 February.

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