Running across country

5:22pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club member Christine Sweatman, undertook the Greater Manchester X-C Champs at Leigh rather than the Lancashire ones at Blackburn, and did well as 40th lady in 35:40.

Supurb athletic efforts in Cuerden Valley

12:42pm Wednesday 27th November 2013

In the popular Parkrun Series at Cuerden Valley, Julian Goudge took prime position of first home in 19 mins 16 secs, a superb effort.

Cuerden run

11:06am Wednesday 28th August 2013

In the Cuerden Valley Park run Michael Hendry finished in 24:45.

Chorley runners’ successes in club road and fell races

4:22pm Wednesday 21st August 2013

Shaun Wareing was the first club member home in the Chorley hosted Inter-Club road race in Astley Park, but was chased hard by Briony Curtis, Joe Allman, father Paul Wareing, Bill Beckett, Josie Hull and Mark Bond.

Chorley sprint stars lead team to second at Salford

5:00pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

A small, but select and hard working Chorley squad claimed an impressive second place in the last Northern Men’s and Women’s Athletic meet.

Chorley athletes tackle Lakes half-Ironman challenge

6:11pm Wednesday 10th July 2013

At A Day In The Lakes over the half Ironman triathlon distance international triathlete Joe Duckworth finished an excellent ninth overall in 5hrs 23mins 59 secs.

Rivals feel Payn as veteran athlete sets PB

6:33pm Wednesday 3rd July 2013

International race walker and chief coach John Payn took part in the Barnard Trophy at Macclesfield.

Chorley athlete Holly Bleasdale limps away from European championships

Chorley Citizen: Bleasdale in action

8:00am Wednesday 26th June 2013

International pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale limped away from the European Team Championships at Gateshead after failing to record a height.

Triathlete Joe hailed

6:11pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

Triathlete Joe Duckworth produced an excellent performance to finish second overall in the Capesthorne Triathlon in Cheshire in a superb time of 2:23.

Tactics win out in Brinscall fell race

5:18pm Thursday 20th June 2013

On an ideal afternoon at Brinscall, the 45th Great Hill Fell Race took place.

Chorley fell runners take to the hills and dales

6:09pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

Veteran Chorley athlete Lynne Clough took the honours at the Pen y Ghent fell race in the Yorkshire Dales.

Competition hots up for Chorley athletes as club fell races get under way

5:10pm Wednesday 5th June 2013

Two of the four 2013 Inter-Club fell races have now taken place at Wardle Skyline and Wray Caton Moor and the Chorley athletes have put down some serious results.

Chorley athletes head for the hills in bracing wind

5:39pm Wednesday 29th May 2013

On a lovely evening but with a bitter wind, the first Harrock Hill race of the year saw 14 Chorley athletes compete.

Chorley athletes brave the rain

6:15pm Wednesday 22nd May 2013

A typical summers day of rain greeted Chorley competitors at the second Mid Lancs Track and Field event in Preston.

'Golden girls' win ladies team prize

4:47pm Wednesday 20th March 2013

DESPITE an icy wind, nearly 200 runners ran in the 25th Roddlesworth Roller and Daffodil Doddle multi-terrain races.

Quiz-goers support young athletes with £1,000 donation

Chorley Citizen: Paul Henry, Holly Brookes, head coach John Payn, Ron Heyes of St Joseph’s, and Teddy Henry

5:21pm Wednesday 13th March 2013

Chorley Athletic and Triathlon club's junior section are much better off after a donation of £1,000 from the regular quiz-goers at St Joseph's Club, Harpers Lane in Chorley.

Personal bests are order of the day for Chorley athletics team

5:57pm Wednesday 27th February 2013

After the regional finals where Evie Barclay, U13, took fourth and seventh place and Charlotte Walsh, U15, ranked tenth in North West, with third and seventh places in their individual events, the Chorley team completed their first Lancashire Sports Hall league in seventh place.

Chorley trampolinist wins medal in Australia

Chorley Citizen: Harry Newbold-Cozens

5:33pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Harry Newbold-Cozens and Jess Leyden have medalled at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival – one of the biggest sporting events on the planet.

Athletes race in cross-country championships

5:35pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Five Chorley athletes chose to represent the club at the South-east Lancashire cross-country fixture at Leigh sports village.

Witton run for junior athletes

5:13pm Wednesday 9th January 2013

The club’s senior athletes had the joy of arriving at Witton Park, Blackburn to find their U11 juniors colleagues dancing in the car park having all won medals after securing a highly prized second team in the Lancashire cross-country championships.

Runners brave 'hardest fell face'

11:16am Tuesday 27th November 2012

Five Chorley athletes took part in arguably Lancashire’s hardest fell race, The Tour of Pendle 16.8mile and 4,800ft of climbing.

Pace hots up for race in villages

Chorley Citizen: Olivia Walwyn-Bush won the women’s race. Photo: Simon Townsend

1:52pm Wednesday 7th November 2012

The 29th running of the annual Sweatshop Through the Villages race took place in uncharacteristically sunny conditions, if not somewhat cold over the hills.

Centenery year success for Chorley athletes

2:20pm Thursday 25th October 2012

A small band of Chorley athletes took on the first SE Lancs cross country at Heaton Park in its centenary year.

Veteran John takes two victories

5:39pm Wednesday 17th October 2012

International race walker and senior coach, John Payn, undertook the tortuous Macclesfield 10K in sunny but very chilly conditions.

Success on the fells for Chorley runners

2:52pm Wednesday 10th October 2012

Chorley runners competed in the prestigious Ian Hodgson Fell relays on Sunday and achieved their best performance ever.

Graeme aims for second sprinting medal

Chorley Citizen: Sprinter Graeme Ballard

9:21am Thursday 6th September 2012

GRAEME Ballard is bidding to complete a memorable Paralympic double this evening – and he admits the partisan home crowd can act as an inspiration.

How Chorley sprinter Graeme Ballard overcame the odds to become a medal winner

Chorley Citizen: Graeme as a tiny baby

1:33pm Monday 3rd September 2012

WHEN Paralympian Graeme Ballard was born his father Dennis could hold him in the palm of his hand.

Ballard wins Paralympic silver on the track

Chorley Citizen: Sprinter Graeme Ballard

7:00am Monday 3rd September 2012

Chorley sprinter Graeme Ballard won a silver medal in the men's T36 100m tonight.

Athletes record personal bests, despite weather

1:25pm Wednesday 11th July 2012

A damp and windy day in Macclesfield, did not prevent personal bests by Chorley athletes at the North of England Track and Field competition.

Ian’s gold standard

5:09pm Wednesday 20th June 2012

An outstanding gold medal performance for Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club

Young star Ben makes it to divisional finals

4:22pm Wednesday 25th January 2012

A keen group of eight Chorley AC U11 athletes descended on Blackpool

Rising Chorley star honoured at awards

Chorley Citizen: Holly Bleasdale receives her award from David Haythornthwaite

10:39am Tuesday 30th November 2010

A POLE vaulter from Chorley was honoured at the Lancashire Sports Awards.

Tough week for Chorley athletes

1:55pm Monday 29th November 2010

Simon Townsend was the lone Chorley AC runner to join 139 other hardy runners for the annual David Staff Fell Race over the moors of Darwen.

Wheelton hosts almost 300 hill runners

1:45pm Monday 8th November 2010

The 27th running of the classic Through the Villages at Wheelton, held over a tough, hilly 8.45 miles was won in emphatic style by Bolton Harrier, Anthony Valentine.

Fell race success for Chorley junior

10:47am Monday 30th August 2010

EIGHT members of Chorley Athletics Club contested the last Harrock Hill fell race of the year.

Busy August for Chorley AC athletes

2:00pm Monday 16th August 2010

August is a very busy period of the year for Chorley AC athletes with the track and field meeting at Lancaster where world veteran gold medallist John Wright was fourth in the 100m and Bolu Olufa fifth in the 200m before gaining sixth in the 400m.

Chorley paralympians to go head to head

Chorley Citizen: WORLD CUP: Graeme Ballard and Michael Churm

8:36am Tuesday 25th May 2010

Graeme Ballard and Michael Churm have been selected for the Great Britain team at the BT Paralympic World Cup, which starts today in Manchester.

Young Chorley AC athletes start the season well

1:27pm Monday 12th April 2010

The first 2010 inter-club race began at Blackpool's Stanley Park over four miles, with Chorley AC's youngsters coming to the fore. Luke Betts was 12th, with Adam Sciacca 27th, Ryan Sciacca 39th and Ben Ramsay 92nd.

Abbey Village attracts hundreds to compete in races

Chorley Citizen: Adam Sciacca leads the field out of the village

2:07pm Monday 15th March 2010

Abbey Village hosted the 22nd Roddlesworth Roller multi-terrain Race and two mile Daffodil Doddle race.

County award for Chorley javelin thrower

4:38pm Wednesday 18th November 2009

A javelin thrower from Chorley has received a trophy at the Lancashire Sports Awards.

Golden girl Katie leads GB triumph in Keswick

Chorley Citizen: ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Katie Ingram on the way to her gold medal success.             Pictures: NORMAN MATTHEWS

10:24am Thursday 24th September 2009

KATIE Ingram and Sarah Tunstall gave England a 1-2 finish in the women’s Up-and-Down Race at the Commonwealth Cham-pionships for mountain and ultra distance runners in Keswick.

Chorley walker takes Masters’ crown

Chorley Citizen: Chorley walker takes Masters’ crown

11:06am Tuesday 25th August 2009

CHORLEY AC’s chairman, international race walker John Payn, devastated the field in the 30k British Masters Race Walking Championships held at Warwick University.

Chorley athletic Katie Ingram on top of the world

Chorley Citizen: TITLE RUN: Chorley’s Katie Ingram (left) at the World and Commonwealth Games Trials at Keswick.                                      Picture: NORMAN MATTHEWS

11:05am Tuesday 25th August 2009

CHORLEY athlete Katie Ingram has won the senior women’s Great Britain and Northern Ireland trial for the 25th World Mountain Running Championships and will take her place at Campodolciono in Italy on September 6.

Gold rush for Chorley athletes

9:46am Monday 24th August 2009

Chorley athletes returned from a Mid Lancashire medal meeting in Wigan with an impressive medal tally.

Juniors lead the way for Chorley AC

10:04am Tuesday 21st July 2009

Two Chorley Athletic Club juniors finished with impressive results at the English Junior Fell Championships this week.

Chorley's Alison Leonard focused on European mission

Chorley Citizen: JUNIOR VISION: Chorley ace Alison Leonard

4:21pm Wednesday 15th July 2009

CHORLEY’S Alison Leonard has vowed to take her Aviva World Trials and UK Championship exploits with a pinch of salt despite making the 800m final in Birmingham.

Valentine’s day in the park night series race

1:35pm Wednesday 13th May 2009

Chorley Harriers had to abandon their popular night series races around Astley Village for safety reasons so re-organised the series on a different route in Astley Park.

Dame Kelly helps put Clayton-le-Woods runner on fast track

Chorley Citizen: MENTOR: Alison Leonard with her mentor Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes

3:27pm Wednesday 25th March 2009

An aspiring teenage runner is on the fast track to becoming one of Britain's top athletes thanks to mentoring by Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes.

Club honours shared in tough village race

1:16pm Wednesday 11th March 2009

Intrepid Chorley Harrier Jenny Wyles took part in the Wye Ultra 30 mile trail race at Ross on Wye which consisted of four laps of 7.5 miles.

Chorley sprinters in Olympic doubt

Chorley Citizen: Chorley sprinters in Olympic doubt

9:55am Thursday 26th February 2009

Paralympians Graeme Ballard and Michael Churm are facing the toughest challenge of their careers to reach the London 2012 Games after losing their funding from UK Athletics.




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