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June News

Saturday 24th June 2023

South Leeds Lakers ran a stall at Beeston Festival.  It was a great opportunity to talk to the local community about the club & all it has to offer.  There were kids activities & leaflets given out advertising the club & the next C25K, which is planned for the Autumn.

Thursday 22nd June 2023

Representatives from South Leeds Lakers joined The Lady Mayoress of Leeds for a Civic Reception, which was organised by Leeds City Council & Voluntary Action Leeds.  The event was an opportunity to say thank you to small groups and charities for their contribution towards making a positive impact on the lives of Leeds residents.

Wednesday 21st June 2023

South Leeds Lakers hosted the 3rd race in the 2023 YVAA Grand Prix series.  The successful event took place in beautiful Middleton Woods, was enjoyed by over 230 runners & was supported by a great team of volunteers.



Thursday 1st June 2023

What a great turn out for the Apperley Bridge Canter.  An evening racing around the scenic trails and backroads of Apperley Bridge & Horsforth 



July News

Tuesday 25th July 2023 - Lakers on a bear hunt

August News

Friday 18th August 2023

Lakers had a blast at The Leeds Dock Relay.

Tuesday 8th August 2023

Lots of Lakers at the 5th YVAA Grand Prix Race in Pudsey.  Here we are, happy, that we didn't have to run up Post Hill.

Tuesday 2nd August 2023

The winners of the Leeds Abbey Dash 10K FREE places were announced!

  Congratulations to RayRichardGary, Mark & Heather.

Good luck for Sunday 22nd October.

If anyone is available to help out at the race finish we still need more volunteers.

September News

Sunday 17th September 2023

Read the full report here

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Sunday 10th September 2023

Vale of York Half Marathon & The Great North Run.  Lots of Lakers completing half marathons, some for the first time. 

Friday 8th September 2023

We were back at the track following the summer break.  Wendy held her coaching session, which focussed on speed work.  Remember, all members are welcome at our track sessions and it's FREE!

October News

Friday 27th October 2023

We held the first of our, new, monthly Walk & Talk sessions. 

Marathon Month

Here are, just, some of our marvellous, October, marathon runners. This time last year Thomas was doing C25K and on Sunday 15th October he finished his second marathon of the year. Keelan and Lois went all the way to Chicago to show off the South Leeds Lakers kit and decided to complete the marathon whilst they were there! The hills of Beeston prepared Kevin well for Marathon Eryri. The demanding and spectacular route, encircling Snowdon, Wales’ highest peak, has given the event a unique place in the annual marathon calendar ever since 1982. Well done to all our amazing marathon runners. 

We just love to volunteer

Twelve lovely Lakers were up, early, on the morning of the Leeds Abbey Dash, getting prepared to set off the runners and present the medals at the finish. Thank you all!

Welcome to the 10k Club

October was the month for some 10k first timers. Lucy, Heather and Chris smashed their first 10k races at The Yorkshire Coast 10k, in Scarborough and at The Leeds Abbey Dash. They had lots of support from coach Wendy, who put together a 5-10k improver plan, organised all the training runs and was even, there, giving the medals out at the Abbey Dash. Well done to all and keep up that 10k fitness.

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More from the Leeds Abbey Dash

Did you know Jane came third in her age group? Awesome running Jane! 

For more photos click here.

November News

Tuesday 28th November 2023

Well done to the 'Run to the Homeless' group. They made the club proud by running into Leeds to help support homeless people.

Lots of coats, hats, scarves, gloves & food parcels were handed out to some very cold people. Same again next year!

Sunday 26th November 2023

We had an amazing turnout for the Bah Humbug 10k recce. This was all in preparation for the main event on Sunday 10th December 2023.

Friday 24th November 2023

We hosted another successful Walk & Talk session at the track. See our 'Diary Dates' section for details of future Walk & Talk sessions. 

Sunday 19th November 2023

Lots of Lakers ran in the first West Yorkshire Winter League race of 2023/24. There was just a little mud!

Watch race 1 @ Baildon


Tuesday 7th November 2023

Hunslet Handicap

We held our annual fundraising event for Wheatfields hospice & raised £330!

Thank you to Claire & Richard Burgess, Julie Harrison,

Jeni Sword-Williams, Wendy Murgatroyd & Heather Graham who made a great night run smoothly.

Read more here

December News

Sunday 31st December 2023

A few Lakers braved the mud to complete the Winter League recce in Middleton Woods. Please let Ian know if you can volunteer, at our home race, on Sunday 21st January 2024.


Tuesday 19th December 2023

On our last club night of the year we enjoyed a festive Santa hat run to Christmas Island & back. Happy Christmas!

Tuesday 19th December 2023

On our last daytime session of the year we enjoyed a festive Santa hat run & some hills!

Sunday 17th December 2023

Lakers at the Bramley West Yorkshire Winter League Race!

Friday 15th December 2023

We hosted another Walk & Talk session at the track. It had to be a bit earlier in the month due to Christmas holidays. Next session will be on Friday 26th of January 2024. See you there.

Wednesday 13th December 2023

We announced our next Couch to 5K programme!

Sunday 10th December 2023

Lakers hosted the fabulous Bah Humbug 10K. It boasts a start and finish at South Leeds Stadium and a tough run round Middleton Woods. See more here.

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