We try to run regular training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Tuesday runs meet at 7pm for a 7.10 start. Thursdays: 7pm for a 7.05 (ish) start. You can see the latest schedules here.

General points to note

During the summer months there are also midweek races that our runners will participate in, often in an around the areas where we train. Where these clash with training sessions, we will put up a message to say if training is still on.

We aim to cater for all fitness and ability levels and whatever your speed, you will not be left to run alone. We have qualified off-road Leaders in Running Fitness (LiRF) who accompany most training runs.


Although we can (just about) run in the light during the months of May, June, July and August, the rest of the year is dark and unlit. All runners require head torches. The Club has two spare head torches, so if you are running for the first time off road and wish to try one out please let us know beforehand so that we can ensure these are brought along. Please also bring a taped seamed waterproof jacket, hat, gloves and a whistle. It may seem warm when you start, but a turned ankle can soon change this and we want everyone to be safe and secure when out.

Typical Locations

Adel War Memorial (AWMA):  The Old School, 34 Church Ln, Leeds LS16 8DE

Hermit Pub: Moor Rd, Burley in Wharfedale, Ilkley LS29 7AS.

Otley Chevin: Surprise  View car park: Yorkgate Road, Otley, Leeds, LS21 3DG

Round Hill: Hill Top Farm, Hunger Hill, Middleton, Ilkley LS29 0DN

Beamsley Beacon: Swan Inn car park, 106 Main St, Addingham, Ilkley LS29 0NS

Darwin Gardens: The car park, Darwin Gardens, Wells Road, Ilkley, LS29 9JD

Local hills/shorter sessions: Meanwood Park/Sunsets; Roundhay Park


Once per month we pick a local, Leeds-based, parkrun and encourage as many of our members and friends to join us in running the course. Afterwards, we find a local cafe and have a cup of coffee (or even breakfast) and a chat. The latest schedule for NLFR@parkrun can be found by clicking here.

If you’ve never run a parkrun before, you do need to register first and print off a barcode (this enables Parkrun to put you into the results), which you can do on the parkrun website. You only need to do this once and it covers all parkruns.

We’ll post details about each NLFR@parkrun and confirm the location on the weekly update.