The Inter club road races series is between 7 local athletics clubs – Preston H, Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC, Chorley A & TC, Lytham St Annes RRC, Red Rose RR, Thornton Cleveleys RC & Wesham RR & AC. Each club hosts a midweek race from April to September. The race distance is usually from 4 – 5 miles.
The races are open to all affiliated members. From 2022 there will be no guest runners allowed. Please note the minimum age to enter is age 15 on the day of the race. The races are run in a competitive but friendly spirit. They are free to enter for all club members. You just turn up and run with a club vest on.
You will need to collect a race number for the series. The same race number must be used for all the races in the current year. Numbers will be available from a club official before the start of the series. Numbers can also be collected from a club official on race days. Please allow plenty of time before the race starts. Please note, from 2024, you are NOT ALLOWED to wear headphones, of any type. Anyone reported with headphones will not appear in the results.
There are five team categories. An Open with 10 to count; Women with 5 to count; Veterans with 6 to count; Vet 50 with 4 to count and Vet 60 with 3 to count. There are team and individual prizes, to be presented after the first race the following year.
Road Race Series 2024
Wed 10th April
Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park
Start nr. Cricket Club in park
Thur 9th May
Pleasure Island - car park at swimming baths
Start near pitch & putt by beach huts
Wed 12th June
Moor Park (nr. Preston NE)
In the park
Tue 25th June
Mon 22nd July
BNFL Car Park, Lea Lane, Salwick (opp. Smiths Arms)
Start on road
Wed 14th August
Start nr. Astley Hall
Wed 4th September
Worden Park, Leyland
Start within the park