Don’t forget folks – it’s your chance to put forward your views on how YOUR club is run as well as a social get together with your team mates.

WHEN:  Friday 17th November

WHERE: Eccleshill Working Men’s Club, Stoney Lane, Eccleshill BD2 2JG

TIME: 7pm – ALL WELCOME – BRING YOUR FAMILY ALONG (although they won’t be able to vote on any formal matters)



Join us in congratulating our winners of this year’s Eccleshill Road Runners Summer Championship:

First Ian Storey
Second Brian Perfitt
Third Marc Steele

First Rachel Smith
Second Gillian Jago
Third Julie Steele

Trophies will be presented at the AGM on 17th November (7pm Eccleshill Working Men’s Club, Stoney Lane Eccleshill)

You will now find a list at club on training nights to put your name down for the PECO XC races – this year we are required to have 8 men and 6 Ladies to avoid penalty points in the scoring system, the more the merrier as we also have all runners to count scoring too 

NB: In addition to needing to get our teams out we are assisting Ackworth Road Runners at Race 1 Nostell Priory on Sunday 26th November – we will be in need of marshals – please let us know if you can help out.

Good Running

Garry & Julie
ERR Club Captains



The results of the Winter championship are as follows:


1st   Marc Steele

2nd Steve Gledhill

3rd Gyorgy Imris


1st Debbie Bland

2nd Julie Steele

3rd Cathryn Smith

Trophies will be presented after the 1st John Carr race on Wednesday 3rd May (Which is also a Summer championship race!)  The plan is to go to the pub afterwards maybe the George & Dragon or the Stansfield Arms (both just around the corner).

Well done to everyone who took part – we have had a fabulous Winter season, and already a great start to the Summer! Take a look at the club races and activities tab on the website for upcoming races and join in!



Dear Member,

Most of you will have seen on Facebook that the club is ‘sponsoring’ Bradford parkrun, Lister Park on 30 April this year. I’ve emailed some of you separately about potential roles, but this email is to all members to invite you to get involved. That may be in an official volunteer role such as marshalling the course, or helping set up the ERR tent and stall to promote what we do. If you have any ideas as to how we might be even more visible & engaging with the approx 400 runners who attend, do come forward.
The commitment is from around 8.30am to 10.30am. Full descriptions and support on the day.

You may want to run yourself or just come and catch up with us.  This event is always well supported and it’s a great morning out – especially to catch up with club mates you’ve not seen in a while. We love seeing you all there.

Afterwards, we will meet for a brew / breakfast at Cartwright Hotel just outside the park��������gates. We’ll use this to present the winter trophies so please support that too if you can.
If you could let me know if you are coming & able to help out please either by replying to this email or sending one – that would be fantastic. Those already having notified us on FB don’t need to again.
Club Secretary



The results of the Winter championship are as follows:


1st   Trevor Rhodes

2nd Garry Ellison

3rd Taylor Waddell



`1st Reena Mistry

2nd Gillian Jago

3rd Liz Robinson

Trophies will be presented at the Eccleshill hosted Bradford parkrun  on Saturday 30th April. Well done to everyone who took part – we have had a fabulous Winter season, bring on the summer!



The day has finally arrived! Tomorrow, Friday 29th January, Eccleshill will be running with Ben Smith – he will complete his 151st consecutive marathon – here is the approximate schedule for the day – if you can come along and join in even if just for a few miles, do so, the more blue & white the better!

We’ve got nearly 20 people running various stages with Ben tomorrow. If anyone else wants to join us, even just the last few miles, see the probable time frame below:

9.30am meet at usual Peel park water fountain for 9.45am set-off.
10.45 /11.15am 6 miles in. Bottom Hollings Hill.
11.45 / 12.15pm 12 miles in. Otley. Probable lunch stop (30 -45 mins). Leave Otley 12.30/1.00pm.
1.30 / 2.00pm 18 miles in. Airport.
2.30/3.00pm 24 miles in. Greengates cross roads.
3.30/4.00pm ish. Finish Peel park.



The two people drawn out for a free entry into this year’s Epilepsy Action 10k were Brian Perfitt & Rachel Rostron. Congratulations to them and don’t forget you too can enter the race – follow the link from the home page on the website. Well done and good luck in the race! Remember if you have a few hours to spare you can give your time to marshal the race as we all know races couldn’t go ahead without the valuable help of people marshalling the runners around the course. If you can help get in touch.



This year’s ‘sooper dooper’ Xmas party will be on Saturday 30th January 2016 at the Great Victoria Hotel, Bradford.

There will be drinks on arrival followed by a 3 course meal followed by a (exercise some self restraint!!) Take That Tribute Band. There will be the obligatory Disco for all you disco divas and of course a late bar (for you alchoholics lol!!).

In order to secure your place, at what will be a fantabulous evening, I will need a £5 deposit (which will be returned to you on the night of the do). Please feel free to bring your spouse/partner/best mate etc at a cost of £15 (which must be paid when securing your place, please). As always the club will be standing the cost for club members as a thankyou for your continued support. The club could not function without it’s loyal membership.

So come on guys and gals let’s make this a do to remember and don’t forget you don’t have to wear your running vest and trainers unless you’re kinky that way,lol!!

There’s a sheet at club to  enter your name onto, please ensure that you bring your deposit at time of booking.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask me accordingly

Gillian (Social Secretary)



Friday 18th December is the last Friday run before Christmas, and of course as usual we will be tailoring our run to take in some of the most decorated houses around the Eccleshill/Idle area. Some collect small change for very worth charities so bring some along. Afterwards it’s back to the club house for mince pies, mulled wine and other Christmas treats!

Merry Christmas one and all!



DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: This year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 4th December at Eccleshill Working Men’s Club, Stoney Lane, Eccleshill at 7 pm.

As well as the formal business there will also be the presentation of the Member of the year shield, the Summer Championship Trophies and the draw for the London Marathon places.



As has been widely reported the YVAA have decided that non veterans ie under 35 runners will no longer be allowed to run the YVAA Grand Prix races (33/34 year olds will however, be allowed to run in the hope of giving them a taster to encourage them to run when they are 35!) So the last race of the season is this Sunday 8th November – let’s get our colours out in force for this fab race which if you haven’t run any of the races this season will qualify you for the Vet’s Presentation Dinner at just £15 @ Elland Road, 12th dec -a fab night out – race and dinner details here:




The Five Joker races have been added to the Summer championship tables and big congratulations go to the following:


1st Christopher Stanhope

2nd Brian Perfitt

3rd Paul Stanhope


1st Gillian Jago

2nd Sarah Rawlings

3rd Annie Kisluk

Big well done to everyone who took part – we look forward to the upcoming Winter Championship. First Race is Guy Fawkes 10 mile on Sunday 1st November – trophies will be presented at the AGM Eccleshill Working Men’s Club Friday 4th December.




The Five Joker races were drawn at club this evening and are as follows:

Race 1 Keighley 10k – Race 2 YVAA Honley – Race 6 Leeds Half Marathon – Race 8 John Carr Series race 3 – Race 11 YVAA Alwoodley

If you ran any of these races your points have been doubled and the winners are………………….



The Bridlington Half Marathon concluded Eccleshill’s 2015 Summer race season, and we certainly ended it with a ‘BANG’! Your team captains Garry & Julie would like to thank all our members for a fantastic season whether you represented the club or lent your supported, both are just as important and we’ve certainly seen ample of both, big thanks also to friends & family for their support, photography etc. The final piece of the jigsaw is the drawing of the ‘Joker Races’ – five of the 18 Summer races will be drawn and your points for these races will be doubled! This could well be the decider! The draw will take place this Wednesday 21st Oct at club.



The 2015/16 season Winter Championship races are now on the website. Click the ‘Club Races & Activities’ tab to view this year’s list of races. For race and entry details click the links provided. Let’s make it another great season with the blue/white of Eccleshill are out in force representing our brilliant club. Post on the ERRers Facebook group if you would like to car share or can offer a fellow member a lift to races.

In the meantime……..Watch this space for some exciting news and don’t forget the Summer season is not over yet, entry is still available to Kirkstall Harriers fantastic 30th milestone event the Kirkstall 7, a chance to get more points on the table. Also, let’s finish of the season with a bang, still time to join in the annual club trip to Bridlington for the family fun run and half marathon, support or run, your choice! See Gill Jago for details.



Team 1: Rachel Smith 25:16 Brian Perfitt 24:25 Marc Steele 23:48 Total 1:13:29

Team 2: Amanda Wrigglesworth 30:52 Ian Storey 25:11 Gill Jago 25:09 Total:1:21:12

Team 3: Ian Stow 21:36 Reena Mistry 23:04 Richard Phelps 26:08 Total: 1:10:48

Team 4: Sarah Rawlings 24:34 Steve Gledhill 23:26 Mick Hogan 24:03 Total: 1:12:03

Team 5: Jayne Robinson 28:18 Tim Wrigglesworth 25:04 Sam & Liz Robinson 25:42 Total: 1:19:04

Team 6: Trevor Rhodes 20:17 Gareth Harland 22:10 Alison Hartley 29:53 Total: 1:12:20

Team 7: Paul Stanhope 20:05 Christine Rhodes 31:50 Dawn Hogan 30:15 Total:1:22:10

Team 8: Garry Ellison 23:24 Lorraine McKnight 29:28 Garry Ellison 23:45 Total 1:16:37
The winning team, presented with the Arthur James Memorial Shield was Team 3 consisting of Ian Stow, Reena Mistry & Richard Phelps – Congratulations and Well Done to everyone, thanks for your support of the event and big thanks to our helpers and marshals without whom the race wouldn’t be able to go ahead. Here’s to next year!



Danefield, Washburn & Golden Acre Park Relays 2015, fancy joining in some fantastic team events? Details coming soon and there will be sheets available on a training night for you to add your name!



Summer Championship Results:
The Joker Races drawn on Monday 20th Oct at club were:
Race 1 Keighley 10k
Race 4 Bluebell Trail
Race 5 Leeds Half Marathon
Race 16 YVAA Bingley
Race 20 Bridlington Half Marathon
If you ran any or all of these races your points earned for those have been doubled and added to your total.
The results are:

Men: 1st Gareth Harland, 2nd James Goodall, 3rd Brian Perfitt
Ladies: 1st Sarah Rawlings, 2nd Suzanne Hague, 3rd Gillian Jago

Congratulations to them, trophies will be presented at the club’s AGM on Friday 28th November.
Brilliant effort from all those who took part in the championships – bring on the Winter Championships!



Club Membership renewal is now due. There are several ways to do this:

  • Online via the website
  • On a training night by cash or cheque (made payable to Eccleshill Road Runners)
  • By post to Membership Secretary Ian Stow (address on website)

Please Note: You must have renewed your membership before the Annual Trip to receive your deposit back.


♦ CLUB TRIP 2014

The annual club trip will be returning to Bridling this year. Despite there being no leisure centre we are assured there are plenty of public toilets on the sea front for those wanting to run the Brid Half Marathon or family fun run to freshen up and get changed. A list is available on training nights, please pay your £5 deposits upon adding your name to the list. Details of departure times etc will be emailed at a later date.