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BURNLEY

   ATHLETIC

         CLUB

AGE GROUPS

U11’s-U13’s-U15’s & U17’s :- are determined by their age at midnight 31st August.  U20’s = Under 20 on 31st December this year.  Seniors :- are determined by their age on the day of competition  Masters :- have to be 35 years old or over on the day of competition.

U9 = School Years 2 & 3.  U11 = School Years 4 & 5.  

U13 = School Years 6 & 7.  U15 = School Years 8 & 9.  

U17 = School Years 10 & 11

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OPEN RECORDS SET AT BARDEN TRACK

Under 8-9-10-11 open here.  Senior Ladies-Senior Men open here.  Under 13-Under 15 open here.  

Masters V35 to 59 open here.  Under 17-Under 20 open here.  Masters V60 and over open here



SCRAPBOOK

Delve into the history of Burnley Athletic Club with past years newspaper cuttings and pictures.  Please help us to add information and more years, send us copies of newspaper cuttings and photo’s you may have.  Many thanks to Alan Schofield for supplying the 1976/77 news cuttings.  He is also looking into the old record charts for us and bringing them up to 1998 (the change over to the new synthetic track).  If anyone has any information about the Club’s early days we would love to hear from you.







ABOUT THE CLUB

KEY HOLDERS

CROSS COUNTRY FIXTURES

SCRAPBOOK


ROAD AND FELL RUNS



KEY HOLDERS APPLICATION


Anyone wishing to use the running track out of opening hours can hire a key on a yearly Membership basis. (1st April - 31st March each year). Please see below to contact us. Key Members can use the track (not football pitch) at any time that it is not being used by Burnley Athletic Club, Burnley United Football Club or any School / Club that has made a prior booking.


KEY HOLDER COSTS

Track Key Holders fee is £60.00 for the year 1st April to 31st March. This includes £30.00 key charge which is refundable upon return of the keys


GATE KEY MEMBERSHIP


Important notice


The Gate Key Membership has currently been suspended whilst much needed repairs are carried out to the track surface. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we hope to continue this service as soon as possible after 1st April 2016.

There are a few current key members who have not returned their keys, please do so as soon as possible.  Those wishing to renew their membership in 2016 who have not returned their keys will be charged for the missing keys on top of their renewal fee.


RECORDS SET AT BARDEN TRACK


TRACK AND FIELD FIXTURES

ABOUT THE CLUB

We are a long established club going back many years with an old cinder track. This was upgraded in 1998 to the present synthetic track through various joint funding's with Burnley Boys Club, Burnley United FC, Burnley Athletic Club and Burnley Borough Council.

An upgrade of the Hammer/Discus cage in 2011 now allows us to host National competitions, this again was awarded to us through various funding's.

The Clubs Coaches and Officials are all UKA qualified and hold current DBS certificates, as volunteers they each give up their spare time free of charge to run the Club so that all Membership and Track Fees go toward the upkeep of the Club and the Affiliations to the various Leagues the Club competes in.  Transport to and from meetings can be arranged through volunteer drivers, the Club does not cover costs of entries and transport to Open competitions, League Medal meetings or Championship meetings. The Track and Field season runs from March to September and the Cross Country season runs from October to March so there is always something to do.

We are members of, and compete in various leagues:

MID LANCS TRACK & FIELD AND CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE NORTHERN SENIOR TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE - NORTHERN MASTERS TRACK & FIELD LEAGUE   RED ROSE CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE

At the end of the Track & Field season we hold a presentation evening, this is when our Athletes are rewarded for their hard work over the past Cross Country & Track & Field season, Certificates and Trophies are awarded. This is a good time for all the Athletes, Parents, Families and friends to get together for an enjoyable social evening.


WHO DO WE CATER FOR

We cater for all ages and all abilities over the age of 7 years old, male and female.  We have a growing 7 to 11 year old group who train on Mondays and Thursdays between 6.30pm and 7.30pm.  All other age groups 11 and over start at 6.30pm and finish at 8.00pm on the same nights, everyone is welcome.

(please arrive before 6.15pm for warm up’s, as this will allow  a prompt 6.30pm start.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

Membership Prices for April 2016 to  March 2017

(Price increase of £1.00 for U 13’s to Masters inclusive as from 1st April 2016)

Pacesetter U8’s to U11’s  £18.00  -  U13’s to U17’s  £33.00 - U20’s, Senior &  Masters  £38.00 - Second Claim Members £20.00.  Family Memberships available (Please ask). Please  see the age group list below to view your catagory

Newcomers (7 years old and above) can attend the FIRST TWO training sessions free, after which the costs are as follows :- £1.00 per session for paid up members, £2.00 per session for affiliated clubs and £3.00 per session for non members.  Parents are encouraged to join in and use the track for jogging sessions whilst the youngsters are being coached in their events. Members of road and fell running clubs are welcome to join us for the Track & Field season as Second Claim Members

All parents & spectators not using the track must stay outside the track fence at all times.  Please be aware of all others on the track, Sprinters use the inner lanes, slower runners and joggers use the middle and outer lanes.  No running across the Field or Track in front of any  Athlete who is training.

(Burnley AC membership costs include League Affiliations with:- England Athletics - Red Rose - Mid Lancs - North of England Athletics Association)

Download the membership form here

AGE GROUPING

2010 ON
2000 to 2009
 1990 to 1999
1976 - 1977

HAVING A PROBLEM SIGNING IN

If any Club Member is having problems logging in to the members pages please e-mail   info@burnleyac.co.uk


CROSS COUNTRY MEETINGS

Sat 26th September 2015, Astley Park, Chorley

(Mid Lancs)

Sat 10th October 2015, Leigh Sports Village

(Red Rose)

Sat 24th October 2015, Townley Park, Burnley

(Mid Lancs)

Sat 7th November 2015, Wilson Fields Hyndburn

(Red Rose)

Sat 21st November 2015, Bolton Leverhulme BL26EB

(Red Rose)

Sat 28th November 2015,Cross Challenge, Liverpool

(Mid Lancs)

Sat 5th December 2015 - Rossendale

(Red Rose)

Sat 16th January 2016, Wilson Fields, Hyndburn

(Mid Lancs)

Sat 13th February 2016, Rossall School, Cleveleys

(Mid Lancs)

Sat 5th  March 2016 – Cuerden Valley Park, Bamber Bridge

(Mid Lancs) this event has been cancelled

FORTH COMING EVENTS THAT

MAY BE OF INTEREST

 

Daisy Nook Country Park 10k

Thursday 16th June 2016 - Link to Entries

The Edgworth 10k Reservoir Challenge

Sunday 19th June 2016 - Link to Entries

Cancer Care Cross Bay Challenge Morecambe

Sunday 7th August 2016 - Link to Entries

Natterjack Seaside 10k 2016

Sunday 25th September 2016 - Link to Entries

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

Sunday 25th September 2016 - Link to Entries

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7th ANNUAL UNDER 11’S OPEN MEDAL

MEETING 2016

Open to Schools and Sports Clubs

Sunday 10th July 2016

LINK TO THE UNDER 11’S MEETING PAGE

NEW:- YOU CAN NOW REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE.

THERE WILL BE NO ENTRIES TAKEN ON THE DAY

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SAD NEWS


It is with great sadness that we report the loss of one of our Honorary Members,

Allan Preston who passed away on 9th May 2016.


He dedicated many years as a Committee Member, Team Official and most of all an excellent Throws Coach, mainly Javelin.  He passed on his great knowledge of the sport to some of the coaches we have today.


Rest in Peace Allan, we will all remember you and what you gave to the club.


A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER

STEVE BATESON


of Runningpix was at Hyndburn on 16th January and took some lovely photographs.  Unfortunately

at the moment the Mid Lancs League website is not accessible for updating with photos of that event and

some of our members, particularly younger ones and their parents, may be interested in looking at Steve's photographs. Can you please let your members who ran at Hyndburn know that these photos are to be

found by clicking this Runningpix link.  Copies of the photo’s can be ordered from his website.


FUNDRAISING

U11 BAC member Francesca Farnworth has been busy fundraising again.  This time she asked her Grandma Jones to bake a Christmas cake and arranged for their friend Liz to raffle off the cake in the Burnley Hospital shop.  Francesca raised £91 for BAC which will go towards new equipment and repairs to our facility.  

Both the Committee and all BAC’s members are very grateful and proud of Francesca and her efforts to help raise much needed funds , a BIG well done goes to Francesca!!


DAREDEVIL GRANDAD

A very big thank you the Eric Smith who you may know from our story (Newsletter) shocked everyone by completing a run tethered to the Longest Zip Wire in the country (in the slate mines of Wales) and said he enjoyed every minute of it. His fete has donated over £220.00 to the club. Again we say a big WELL DONE and THANK YOU to Eric.



If any Members have any fundraising ideas, please approach a member of the Committee and we will

do our very best  to put them into practise and raise the money needed to improve YOUR CLUB.





FREE SESSIONS                  COUCH 2 5k


Burnley Leisure, in partnership with Burnley Council, Burnley Athletic Club and Get in2 Running has setting up a change for life venture called ”COUCH TO 5k”  It is a 9 week class consisting of 3 half hour sessions to be held at Barden Athletics Track on Tuesdays, Blessed Trinity, Ormerod Road on Thursdays (both at6.30pm) and Riverside car park, Townley on Saturdays at 10.00am

Please visit the website www.upandactive.co.uk to view the

activities and Sign Up for the events.

Please bring your barcode with you to register.


Next set of 9 week sessions starts on 10th May

But you can join in anytime and continue through the next session




SPONSORED BY

TRACK & FIELD MEETINGS


Sat-19-Mar

Sat-02-April

Wed-13-April

Sat-30-April

Sun-01-May

Sat-07-May

Sat-14-May

Sun-15-May

Sat-28-May

Sun-05-Jun

Wed-08-Jun

Sat-02-Jul

Sun-03-Jul

Wed-06-Jul

Sun-10-Jul

Wed-27-Jul

Sat-30-Jul

Sat-06-Aug

Sat-27-Aug

Sun-11-Sep

Open Meeting

Mid Lancs League

Vets T & F League

Mid Lancs League

Vets County Champs

Noeaa Senior League

Lancs Champs

Lancs Champs

Mid Lancs League

Noeaa Senior League

Vets T & F League

Mid Lancs League

Noeaa Senior League

Vets T & F League

U11's Open Meeting

Vets T & F League

Mid Lancs League

Noeaa Senior League

Mid Lancs Medal Meeting

Open Meeting

Blackpool

Blackpool

Cleckheaton

Blackburn

Leigh

Bury

Blackpool

Blackpool

Hyndburn

Kendal @ Preston

Sport City

Lancaster

Burnley

Cleckheaton

Burnley (entries)

Leigh

EdgeHill University

Stockport

Wigan

Blackpool


ROAD AND FELL RUNS


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