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.
Saturday 13th October saw the start of this year's cross country season with the opening races for both Red Rose and Mid Lancs leagues. Four years after my first outing in stripes, and a few months' worth of encouragement from Alex, I headed back to the race where I started on my journey with Team TAC.
On arrival I was greeted by many smiling faces and headed to captain Paula for my number. I then spent the next 10-15mins (no exaggeration) getting my number perfectly parallel to the stripes on my vest, to say I’m a little OCD when it comes to things being straight would be an understatement. I spent the next hour or so cheering on our juniors as they absolutely smashed it, doing the club proud.
After a few "I don't wanna do this" moments the time came to head to the start line, and off we went, my only aim was to start and finish. I set off with my XC buddy Alex and we were away. After the first little lap of the field (literally like the tiniest lap of the tiniest field) I had a bit of a blip and told Al I needed to go to my car and she was like "What now? No you don’t, come on!" So I gave my head a wobble and off onto the medium lap we went.