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.


See England Athletics website Networks page (opens in new tab or window)


Quick Links for Leeds Race Series & Leeds Junior Race Series

         Leeds Junior Race Series 2017/18 Table (updated 15 October 2018) 18 races 1 Sep 2017 to 31 Aug 2018 - COMPLETE

         Leeds Race Series 2018 entries closed 30 Sept 2018.

         Leeds Race Series 2018 Table (updated 9 December 2018). Click for list of entries and points after 22 of the 23 races (236 names entered) (Still opportunities to collect points at up to 3 events)

         Leeds Junior Race Series 2018/19 Entry Form started 2 September 2018.

         Leeds Junior Race Series 2018/19 Table (updated 29 November 2018). Click for list of entries and points after 4 races (38 names entered)

         LRS & LJRS calendar of races (updated 1 October 2018)

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


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

Leeds Metropolitan University
University of Leeds   

         School Sports Partnerships:
Boston Spa SSP
Carr Manor SSP
South Leeds SSP
St Marys SSP
Priesthorpe SSP

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