From Rebecca: I know a week late but I have attached a couple of photos of Tiarnan, Matthew Barnes, Matthew Dutton and Darius for the website, when they represented Lancashire at the inter counties in Birmingham, proudly wearing their county vests.

From Rebecca : I know a week late but I have attached a couple of photos of Tiarnan, Matthew Barnes, Matthew Dutton and Darius for the website, when they represented Lancashire at the inter counties in Birmingham, proudly wearing their county vests.


The Club desperately needs qualified officials at track and field meetings.  Last year we were fined (again) by the Mid lancs league for not providing enough officials.

If you are taking your kids to meetings why not get this basic qualification and help them to compete in safety.  Very often all that is needed is a hour or so 3 or 4 times a year.  This is at Hynburn and the Club will meet any course fees:

I am organising a UKA Level 1 Officials Course and was wondering if anyone
from Pendle AC might be interested in attending.

The date for the UKA Level 1 Officials course is Friday 30th March 2012
starts at 18:30 & Finishes at 21:30 down at Wilson Playing Fields,
Clayton-Le-Moors, BB5 5SD.

Would you please let me have the names of the members of Pendle AC that
migh tbe interested in attending, so I can forward them to the tutor from
UKA for the register to make sure she has enough course manuals when she
delivers the course?


& Coaching and Youth Development Officer
Hyndburn Athletic Club

James Marchant and Tiarnan Crorken represented Lancashire Schools at the English Schools Cross Country Champs at  Ilton Somerset on Saturday 17th March.

James was 216th and Tiarnan 307th out of 329, but there was only 4 minutes  between the first and last runner crossing the finishing line.  This just  shows you the quality of the competition, just a few seconds separating quite a  few runners.  Both boys had a great weekend away, traveling down, and  being with the Lancashire Squad. Valuable experience was gained by both our  runners.  The event was brilliantly organised and the weather stayed fine  for all the races.

kind regards


The annual Pendle Primary Schools run in the park was well supported on Saturday with many of the most talented athletes at our local schools competing. The race began at Seedhill and continued into the park off Carr Road  finishing back at Seedhill track.

No real surprise that the most impressive athletes are actually coached at the club and it was Laneshawbridge School pupils Ruby Schofield and Kai Atkins who came out winners of the boys and girls races.

If your friends enjoyed the race and wish to continue ask them to come down on Monday or Wednesday between 7.00pm – 8.00pm.

Results are below and schools will receive certificates in the next week or so.



There is another running of the inter club fell championship this year.  Details pac Pennine Inter-club fell races 2012

Unfortunately the first race this weekend clashes with the Primary Schools Run and some of the events are a long way from Pendle.  However a number of athletes did well in this competition last year.

Several Pendle athletes turned out on an unseasonal day for the Blackpool Open – “strangely there was no wind!”

Leah Hillman did what she does best – in winning the Shot Putt, Hammer Throw and Javelin.

Spencer Phelan won the Shot Putt late in the day, beating athletes from Blackpool and Sale with 5.09m, he also came 3rd in the U13B LJ (I predict he’ll break 4m before the season ends), and ran well in the 80m sprint.

Neng was happy with his 2 sprints and Natrika appears to be getting back to full fitness.

In the final event of the day Helena Leathley competed in the 3k and was first woman home.

Congratulations to all the 5 Pendle athletes who ran in the English Counties XC on Saturday – all athletes finished in the top halves of the field with Matthew Barnes having the highest finish – being 73rd.

It is my opinion that Helena Leathley is the most improved athlete on the XC circuit this year – congratulations Helena.

Pendle AC is hosting a Come and Try It evening on Monday 16th April at 7pm.  This marks 100 days before the start of the London Olympics and is open to any young person from the age of 7.

New members are welcome on any club night but previous evenings such as this have been a great success.  Combined with linking to the London Olympics we hope to have a fun night and recruit a few new members.

Many thanks to everyone who came along and to the coaches who helped out.  If you came and enjoyed yourself then you are welcome at club training sessions on Monday and/or Wednesday at 7pm at Seedhill track.  On Monday we run young athlete (7 yrs old to approx 10/11) and intermediate (10/11 to 13/14 yrs) squads plus the main sprint, endurance and throws squads.  There isn’t an intermediate squad on wednesday but atheletes can join the other squads as appropriate.

When you come down ask for Paul or Christine and we will sort you out.  After a couple of weeks we ask that you join the Club, but make sure that you enjoy it first.

This is an English junior fell championship race and the Lancashire Junior Fell Championship race.  Starts at 11:45 from Barley, right on our doorstep!

There is also a senior fell race starting at 1400.  Note that U18s run the senior race.  Get there early because this race is always very popular and suitable for all Pendle athletes.

The Club have received details of three races, entry forms are pac andems runners skyes syke and Healey Dash 2012 pac andems runners ron hill race 2012 pac andems runners action against cancer 5k Cowm Res 2012.

Please support these races because they raise money for good causes and last year helped support Pendle member Bryce Butterworth to compete in the World Transplant Games.

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