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Welcome to the Pontefract Athletics Club


Welcome to the Pontefract Athletics Club website. We hope that from these pages you will be able to find out any information you require about our club. It may even inspire you to join. Why not give us a try?


You will be made welcome at the club regardless of whether you are wanting to join as a junior member for Track and Field Athletics or whether you are wanting to join as a senior member for Road Running or Cross Country Running. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CLUB, PLEASE CONTACT CYRIL JONES ON 01977 702986 OR E MAIL HIM ON cyriljones97@talktalk.net



About Us

Find details about the club including training information, the management committee, coaching staff, membership and club kit.


Club News

View this page for the latest club news including information about forthcoming events.


Track and Field / X-Country

The club takes part in the West Yorkshire track and field and cross country league events. We also compete in the

Yorkshire and District Athletics League. View these pages for news and fixtures.














Road Running

News related to our senior road runners including rankings.



Grand Prix

Here you will find the current standings for the clubs grand prix.



















Club Records

View club records for all ages and events.


Notices to Club Members


The results of our Indoor Open Meeting at Thornes Park Stadium on 12 March 2017 are now shown on the Open Meeting page. Thank you to all the athletes, who took part and to all those, who officiated or helped with the organizing of the event.


Congratulations to Faye Lightowler, who won the women's race at the Norton 9 Miles Road Race on 5th March 2017 in a very fast 55 minutes 4 seconds and then followed this up with another victory in the women's race in the Thirsk 10 Miles on 19th March 2017, setting a club record of 61 minutes 4 seconds.


Please note that an additional Road Running training night will now be held each week on Wednesday nights, starting at 7.00 pm from the Carleton pub. This means that road running training sessions will now be held 3 times a week. See training page for details.


Track and Field fixtures for the whole of 2017 are now shown on the Track and Field Fixtures page as far as they are known. The Pontefract Open Meeting, the Pontefract Indoor Open Meeting and the league fixtures are the most important competitions, so please try to make yourself available for as many of these as possible.


Congratulations to Faye Lightowler, who started the 2017 Road Running year with an excellent 5th place in the women's race in the Dewsbury 10K with a very fast 36 minutes 38 seconds. The course was discovered to be about 200 metres over distance, which prevented Faye from improving her club record and she would probably have gone under 36 minutes if the course had been the correct distance.



































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