Entries Open – Allithwaite 8 2022


We’re super excited to announce the Allithwaite 8 2022 on the 5th of November is now open for entries. Following feedback from last year when we were still restricted in our operations, this year we are going bigger and even better, so it’s time to get all your friends to join in :))  One thing we won’t be changing is the warm welcome and the awesome prizes we’ve built a reputation for.  Entries here:https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=10427


Save the date


We’re excited to let you know that we are planning the return of the Allithwaite 8 race – on Saturday the 6th of November. We have a race permit and are on track to deliver the best race yet. Entries are available here: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?elid=Y&event_id=8861  We expect ALL entries will be online and we’ve worked to reduce the risks of Covid.  We are REALLY looking forward to seeing you once again.


Back to Club running – April 2021


Under the latest guidance, we’re back to running as a club again, and very glad to see people running together. We are still maintaining our Covid security and as per last year, we are extending our running into different locations and with the option of running in smaller groups as required. We have updated club first aid kits and if you run with us there will be a greater need for self-reliance (we’ll expect you to patch up cuts and grazes yourself!). We won’t be publishing our calendar for the moment – if you’d like to join us, please email or message us and we can give you details of where we’re running from. We are accepting new members, but we’d like to manage it carefully at the moment. Thanks for your understanding.


Running through Lockdown 3.0


Here we go, into the new year, full of hope for a better year than 2020, but once again we’re into lockdown. This time it’s hopefully the last time, but unlike the first lockdown in Spring, the weather isn’t quite so inviting to get out there. But we are still able to get out running, and with a friend too, so let’s make the best of things and get out when we can.  Whether you’re hoping for a restart to the racing season or simply wanting to enjoy the lighter evenings and better weather when they arrive, it’s important to keep going to maintain physical and mental health at this time.  So give us a shout, sign up to one of the many apps available or the NHS Couch to 5K (C25K) programmes.

There IS light at the end of the tunnel. The evenings are beginning to draw out and there is a vaccine getting out there. We will be stronger, better and, if it’s possible even more encouraging and caring as a club.  Hope to see you soon.


Update – November 3rd


Regretfully we are having to stop group training for November.  The law remains to be clarified, but with the second lockdown starting on November 5th, we will not be organising training evenings. We very much hope to resume at the start of December.

It is highly important for both physical and mental health that club members keep active. To that extent, we do encourage members to ‘buddy up’ for runs over the next month, maintaining the distancing that we’re used to, and the safety measures that we’ve put in place since resuming club running earlier in the year.


Situation update – October 2020


We’re pleased to say that we are now running again on organised training evenings. As per current guidance issued by the government, we are allowed to run in organised groups of more than 6 on training evenings. Our training is sent via email to members as the earlier guidance limited us to groups of no more than 6, and as guidance is changing fast we are limiting training to members or prospective members.

Adherence to our Covid 19 guidance is essential – DO NOT run if you are presenting any symptoms, have had any positive tests or are living with anyone testing positively OR have not yet had results of tests.

DO NOT run if you are feeling at all unwell – this is just common sense, but worth reminding. At the moment it’s not ‘one of those things you’ll run off’.

We are maintaining distance at training, and as normal we are training outside where there is less risk.

If you would like to join us, please get in touch via our contact form.


Covid-19 and club nights


The club’s committee had suspended all official club nights/runs/gatherings for the foreseeable future, due to covid-19.  The announcement from the government on the evening of the 23rd of March allows people to go out and do some exercise individually.  We understand people that would like to go for a run, not least of which to get some fresh air and for the benefit of their mental health as well as physical health.  Look after yourselves though please and we look forwards to seeing you all again in the future.


Santa dash – for Cartmel primary school


Feeling festive yet?  Why not start working up your appetite for some Xmas turkey by coming to a SANTA DASH to raise funds for Cartmel primary school.  It’s on Sunday the 1st of December.  More details here … Cartmel_primary-sch_santadash.


Lost & found at Allithwaite-8


After the race, a few items left behind were found during clearing up .. water bottles and a towel.

Please get in touch to claim them.


Allithwaite-8 2019


A massive thanks to all the 80 runners who came to Allithwaite last Saturday, all the people who helped set up, all the marshals and Heather, Ruth & Gill in the community centre!  It was so nice to hear from runners, on the finish line, how great the marshals had been.

This one was a tricky one to organise, due to a few hiccups the day before, but we hope you really enjoyed the changes in terrain from open cross-country to tight trail, road, watersplash & fell.  Sorry the sunshine wasn’t out, but we did pretty well for weather on the day compared to setting up the course the day before.

The results are now as .pdf files on the results part of the website.  We’d love to see you again in 2020!