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)


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 Leeds Race Series & Leeds Junior Race Series

·        Leeds Race Series 2017 - 22 races in Leeds area with grand prix format, also results since 2012.

·        Leeds Junior Race Series 2017/8 – approx. 16 races starting 1 Sept 2017, also results since 2012/3.

·        Leeds Race Series 2018 - now open


Information for juniors (click links)

·         General information

·         Clubs for juniors

·         Race calendar 2017


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

·         Bramley Breezers

·         Farsley Flyers

·         Leeds Frontrunners

·         Methley Striders

·         North Leeds Fell Runners

·         Pudsey Runners

·         South Leeds Lakers

Network Contacts

·         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  Davenport edavenport@englandathletics.org

Key Projects

·         Coaching workshops

·         Disability coach mentoring

·         Coaching clinics

·         Club structure

·         Endurance club provision