Enjoy running road, off-road, trail or cross country? Live in or around East Lancashire? You're more than welcome to join Team TAC! We're a thriving and sociable running club based in Pendle, East Lancashire, where absolutely everyone is welcome. You'll find Trawden AC caters for runners of all abilities and offers an unrivalled network of support, including a very popular Couch to 5K group.
Trawden Athletic Club was voted England Athletics North West "Club of the Year 2015", and won "Team of the Year 2014" at the prestigious Pendle Sports Awards, positive proof that we provide outstanding opportunities and support for runners and athletes throughout the Pendle area and beyond.
Our many members range from beginners who choose to run for fitness to those who regularly compete in local and national races. As well as encouraging members to run and helping train those who wish to participate in the local racing scene, Trawden AC hosts two of the annual Pendle & Burnley Grand Prix races – Boulsworth Fell Race and the Trawden 7 – as well as the Bowley Hill Trail Race in May.
In early 2014 we established what has already become a blooming juniors section. We often have over 40 children of all ages attend our Tuesday evening training, all under the watchful eyes of our junior coaching team. All our children enjoy and benefit from structured exercise plans and we already have some young race winners pushing through the ranks.
So please take a good look around our site and discover our recent activities, race results, training and the many forthcoming local and regional events in which Team TAC is taking part. Although running is the mainstay of the club, we also encourage and promote other activities such as map reading and navigation, duathlons, triathlons and adventure racing.
We hold four regular weekly training sessions on Monday to Thursday evenings. You can check our training diary for further information. Our dedicated qualified athletics coaches can tailor a training or exercise regime to your specific needs. You are very welcome to come along to any of our training sessions to see if Trawden AC is for you.
We hope to see you soon and in the meantime...happy running!
Over 150 age group runners made up of those from their late 30s to those in their 70s qualified for the England team which competed in Chester against a Celtic Nations Team.
I’ve been struggling with a couple of long(ish) distance races recently, and still finding it difficult with the enthusiasm to get myself out often enough and long enough on training runs. I’ve decided that the best course of action over the long winter is enter 10 mile plus road races as often as possible to make myself get out. At the same time, I’ve recently started following Trawden AC on Twitter.
A combination of these two came together last Sunday as TAC retweeted a 10-mile race that Preston Harriers were organising. A quick look at the website, and it turned out the race was £16 including a t-shirt, which sounded a bargain. Relatively local, so I thought there’d be a few familiar faces on show. Quick arrangements made with my ever obliging wife, and I was signed up.
Less than a week later I found myself on the way to the suburbs of Preston for a 10-mile race. I’d mentioned on the Friday TAC facebook page that I was going and offered a lift to any fellow humbugs. No one took me up on the offer, and there was no mention of anyone else heading over to that ‘superior’ area of Lancashire (it’s really not, there must be something about fans of teams that wear white and their delusions of grandeur). It seemed most humbugs were mud-lovers for this weekend, and some really bonkers sorts were after both mud and climbing Pendle more times in a few hours than I have in my whole life. Special well done to all those folks.