Former Radcliffe AC president Terry Nortley.

Terry Nortley Relays

Hundreds of runners enjoyed some lockdown racing action when they took part in the Terry Nortley Relays. The event, named in memory of the much-respected former Radcliffe AC president, is normally held in Close Park, Radcliffe. But coronavirus restrictions meant that it had to be held as a virtual event this year, ... More

New club badge unveiled

Radcliffe AC have unveiled a new club badge which reflects the town’s heritage. The logo, in the club’s yellow and black colours, has been designed by the company which created Radcliffe Borough FC’s badge. It incorporates images of Radcliffe Parish Church, the former town hall and the River Irwell, and includes ... More

Virtual Race Report 04/06/2020

Radcliffe AC members haven’t let the cancellation of the racing calendar due to coronavirus slow them down. They have been taking part in virtual races and challenges, earning themselves an impressive array of medals and raising money for charity in the process. Dave Ward completed the Great Run Solo challenge in aid ... More

James runs a garden half marathon

Runner James Higginson beat the coronavirus blues by completing a half-marathon in his parents' back garden. The Radcliffe AC athlete admitted he felt "a little dizzy" after completing around 1,300 lengths of the garden path in 3 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds. And he has since estimated that he probably ran closer to ... More

Weekly update 23/03/2020

Radcliffe AC has set up virtual running sessions and a hardship fund to help members during the coronavirus crisis. The club announced the moves because of the restrictions on people socialising and the financial impact that coronavirus is having on some members. Chairman Chris Paxton said: "As scientists and health ... More

*** All Radcliffe AC races for 2020 postponed ***

*** All Radcliffe AC races for 2020 postponed *** Following guidance from both England Athletics and the UK Government, we have taken the decision to postpone all Radcliffe AC races planned for 2020, to help slow the spread of COVID-19. For the avoidance of doubt this includes the Jim Rhodes Memorial 5k, Bull Hill Fell ... More

Race Report 15/03/2020

Neal Emmerson was a superb fourth in the tough Spen 20 in West Yorkshire in a busy week of racing for the club - despite the running calendar being hit by coronavirus fears. He was among more than 150 runners who tackled the challenging hills in the 20-mile course around the Spen Valley, clocking 2:00:21. A total of 23 ... More

Race Report 08/03/20

Radcliffe AC had a strong turnout of 22 runners at the tough Roddlesworth Roller. Robert Short was 19th out of a field of 324 in the undulating 9k race, the first fixture in the Central Lancashire Grand Prix which is contested by local clubs. He clocked 37:12 on the trails and paths above Abbey Village while Alex Pullan ... More

Race Report 02/03/2020

A trio of Radcliffe runners took on the trails around Smithills in Bolton in the popular Trotters Five Mile Race. Mark Williams was the club's first finisher, coming 39th out of 241 runners in 36:41. He was joined in the cold conditions by John Mcnicoll who was fourth Vet-55 in 39:30 while David Bartlett clocked 44:47.... More

Race Report 25/02/2020

RADCLIFFE AC athletes battled gruelling conditions at the English National Cross Country Championships. The club took a nine-strong team to the event at Wollaton Park in Nottingham. One of the muddiest ever national courses, they also had to contend with strong winds, knee-deep puddles and log obstacles. Alex Pullan ... More