What Are Athletics Networks?

Athletics Networks are clusters of athletics clubs and running clubs working strategically with other local key partners to develop the sport of athletics in that area. Athletics Networks will be multiple clubs (often comprising of a mixture of track and field and off-track) working together in each area. Athletics Networks will seek to drive up the quality of coaching, links with community groups such as schools, competition in clubs (inter and intra club) and also seek to develop the all round quality of provision within clubs in the network.

The ethos behind Athletics Networks is all about working in partnership. By demonstrating this, there is greater chance of accessing local and national funding from a variety of partners.


Leeds Junior Clubs Virtual Races 2020/21


Click here for results of the sixth event (age in minutes) on 20-28 March 2021.


Use the same link for the results of the first event (10/15 mins) on 6/7 June 2020, the second event (10/15 mins) on 11/12 July 2020, the third event (hill reps challenge) on 13-18 August 2020 and the fourth event (10/15 mins) on 28/29 November 2020 and the fifth event (age in minutes) on 13-21 February 2021.


Leeds Race Series & Leeds Junior Run Series

Tables for Leeds Race Series and Leeds Junior Run Series have been updated to 21 March 2020.  These are now suspended till competitions return, hopefully in the summer.

In the meantime, if you're fit and healthy, enjoy your training, and if you're not, ensure you're fully recovered before you restart training.

Quick Links:

·        LRS & LJRS general information - rules , photos and historical results

·         LRS & LJRS calendar of races (updated 21 March 2020)

·         Leeds Race Series 2019 Table (updated 29 December 2019).  Click for final points after all 24 races) (202 names entered)

·         Leeds Race Series 2019 Club Participation Table (updated 29 December 2019)  See which club ran most LRS races in 2019

·         Leeds Junior Run Series 2019/20 Entry Form (added 9 September 2019).  New junior series started 1 September 2019.

·         Leeds Junior Run Series 2019/20 Table (updated 21 March 2020)  Click for list of entries and points after 11 of the 17? runs (10? runs to go!!) (39 names entered)

·         Leeds Race Series 2020 Entry Form  (added 12 January 2020).  New series started 1 January 2020

·         Leeds Race Series 2020 Table (updated  21 March 2020).  Click for list of entries and points after 7 of the 24? races (23? to go) (136 names entered)

·         Leeds Race Series Awards History 2012-2019

·         Click one of these links : as a table / as a list (both are Excel) (added 12 May 2020)

·         Previous results can be found via the links near the bottom of this page


Information for juniors (click links)

·         General information

·         Clubs for juniors

·         Race calendar


Click here (opens in new window) for Run Leeds groups for beginners and improvers - now over 40 groups in Leeds at various times of day, different days of week, many different locations, all led by UK Athletics trained coaches.


Click here for Coach and Athlete Workshops open to all athletes who are club members – workshops postponed to Winter 2014.


Network Name

Leeds Athletics Network

Clubs in Network

·         Abbey Runners

·         Airecentre Pacers

·         Chapel Allerton Runners

·         Horsforth Harriers

·         Hyde Park Harriers

·         Leeds City AC

·         Leeds University Athletics Union

·         Kirkstall Harriers

·         Kippax Harriers

·         Otley  A C

·         Pudsey and Bramley AC

·         Pudsey Pacers

·         Rothwell Harriers

·         Roundhay Runners

·         St Theresas AC

·         Valley Striders AC

·         Wetherby Runners AC

Other Partners

·         County Sports Partnerships:
West Yorkshire Sport

·         Local Authorities:
Leeds City Council

·         FE/HE:
Leeds Metropolitan University
University of Leeds   

·         School Sports Partnerships:
Boston Spa SSP
Carr Manor SSP
South Leeds SSP
St Mary’s SSP
Priesthorpe SSP

·         Others:
Leeds Schools Athletics Association
UK Athletics permitted Race Organisers
Special Olympics

Clubs in LADG

but not in Network

·         Crossgates H

·         Dragons Sports

·         Horsforth Fellandale

·         Leeds & Bradford Tri Club

·         Leeds Carnegie AC

·         Skyrac AC

"New" affiliated clubs

(since 2012)

·         Bramley Breezers

·         Farsley Flyers

·         Leeds Frontrunners

·         Methley Striders

·         Morley Running Club (2019)

·         North Leeds Fell Runners

·         Pudsey Runners

·         South Leeds Lakers

·         South Leeds Sisters

Network Contacts 2016

·         Network Chair - Bob Jackson: bob.jackson1@talktalk.net

·         Chair of Track & Field sub-group – Hugh Pearson H.A.Pearson@leeds.ac.uk

·         Treasurer – Paul Beresford

·         Accountant – John Marshall

·         Leader of Endurance sub-group (LEAF) – Bob Jackson

·         Leaders of Recreational Running sub-group - Holly Williams holly@leedsathletics.net  & Ray Rundle

·         Volunteers co-ordinator – Jill Stocks

·         Coaching co-ordinator – Helen Cowley

·         Schools co-ordinator – Shaun Mulhearn

·         Leeds City Council clubs support officer - TBA

·         Leeds City Council active lifestyles officer – Louise Walker

·         West Yorkshire Sport - Louise Forrest  louise.forrest@wysport.co.uk

·         England Athletics Club Support Officer - Emma  Hurst ehurst@englandathletics.org 

Key Projects

·         Coaching workshops

·         Disability coach mentoring

·         Coaching clinics

·         Club structure

·         Endurance club provision