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For one week only, this Sunday (17/03/2024) FUNdamentals and Foundation training sessions are cancelled because both Kevin and I are away. Normal service will resume next week. Worden Park junior parkrun is on (start 9am) this Sunday.
For one week only, this Sunday's (15/10/2023) FUNdamentals and Foundation training sessions are cancelled because both Kevin and I away. Normal service will resume next week. Worden Park junior parkrun is on (start 9am) this Sunday.
It is with great sadness I pass on the news that Stan Jewell's wife, Barbara, passed away peacefully this morning after several months of illness. There will be a small, quiet funeral for close family only. Stan and Barbara have given so much to our club, and I wish to thank them for their hard work and friendship. I know many of our club members will be very sad about the loss of Barbara, and I have told Stan that we are here if he needs us.
We have recently learnt of Ted Orrell's death with great sadness. Ted ran for Chorley for 25yrs or so until he moved to Clayton-le-Moor Harriers in the early 2000s. During the last few years, he has been suffering from Parkinson's disease. He died about a month ago and has now been buried with none of his compatriots in the running world being informed by his family. For many years Ted and John Swift were the fastest marathoners in categories V70, V75 and V80. Ted also won many age-category medals, particularly at Cross Country and long-road races.
Mel's funeral is planned for 13:30 on 14th July at Charnock Richard Crematorium, followed by a get-together at the Spinners on Cowling. All are welcome at either venue.
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Mel Blackledge. Mel was a long-standing member of our club and used to regular marshall at the Astley Trail Series. I often met him walking or running on trails around Chorley, and enjoyed his cheery chat and demeanour. If I receive any more details about the funeral they will be posted here.
Just a reminder that the FUNdamentals and Foundation session on Sunday (4th June 2023) is cancelled for one week only, due to both coaches being unavailable. The following Sundays will be on as usual. PS Worden junior parkrun is back on this week, so why not give it a try.
Mark Ellithorn
The 2023 fell race list is now available on the website. 2022 results have also been uploaded.
It is with great sadness to announce the passing of CAAT runner Henry Minorczyk on Monday. Henry was 75 years old but continued to run and cheerily support the club long into his later years. A Requiem Mass will be at St Josephs RC Church on Thursday 26th January at 10:30, followed by an internment at Chorley Cemetry. There will be a later buffet at St Josephs Club. Everyone is welcome to the church and/or drinks afterwards. Our thoughts are with his wife Ann and three sons at this difficult time.
Simon and Kevin
Due to today's and tomorrow's anticipated freezing conditions (and Westway track likely to be closed) we are unfortunately cancelling the FUNdamentals and Foundation sessions for this Sunday (11/12/2022) morning.
Calling all under 15 juniors. If your children are interested in doing some of the Sporstshall events please check the attached document. If you would like to enter, please complete the entry form and return it to Kevin Hogan( Sunday Westway 11-13:00, Monday Westway 18-20:00 or Thursday 18-20:00).
Simon and Kevin
Apologies, due to unforeseen circumstances Kevin and I are committed to other events tomorrow (Sunday) morning. Therefore, for one week only the FUNdamentals and Foundation sessions at Westway are cancelled for tomorrow (13/3/2022). We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Unfortunately, the FUNamentals and Foundation Session on Sunday 23rd January 2022 is cancelled for one week only due to a clash of diaries. Many athletes will be at Sportshall with Kevin and Simon will be in Birmingham at The National Running Show. However, if anyone fancies a junior parkrun (only 2k) please give Worden a try
Steve B
The Interclub races are back on this year. Unfortunately, there will be no buffet after the races due to covid restrictions. Another new rule is that there will be no guest runners allowed. I need the names and D.O.B (for age category) of anyone who wants to participate. For any new members the details of the Interclub series of races and dates are on the club website under Interclub, but basically it is a competition between 7 clubs with each club hosting a race. If you have run the interclub races in the past, I don't need your D.O.B just confirmation that you are going to take part. Anyone that has not done any of the races before can send your known first name, surname, date of birth and gender to and I will allocate a race number for you.
Mark E
John Payn sessions are -
1/7/21 - Astley Hall
8/7/21 - The Minstrel Pub
15/7/21 - Carr Lane Chip Shop
22/7/21 - Astley Hall
29/7/21 - Butterworth Brow
5/8/21 - Skew Bridge, Adlington
All 18:30 start.
Steven W
A trio of runners from Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club lined up for the Father's Day 10k race at Lancaster in warm and sunny conditions. Dan Edwards finished 9th overall in an impressive 35.28, Steven Wilde was 1st Vet 65 in a respectable 51.29, with Warren Crook chipping in with a steady 56.24.
John Payn Sessions:
20/5/21 - Merton Grove
27/5/21 - Skew Bridge
3/6/21 - Butterworth Brow
10/6/21 - Astley Hall
17/6/21 - The Common, Adlington
24/6/21 - Butterworth Brow
Pete and Mike
The resumption of Foundation training on Thursdays from 18:30 at St Michaels High School (outside) is planned for 10th June 2021. Anyone who used to attend these sessions are most welcome. Anyone new athletes, please make contact with the club because we operate a waiting list for sessions.
First Aid Course Update for everyone. Dates are 1 and 3 June 6.15 to 9.15 pm and venue,subject to confirmation, is Ian Leigh’s works. Please email me if you are happy to go ahead for the course - I have provisional interest already on FB but still need confirmation. Cheers
Great news; here is the latest club Covid update
Good morning, we have received numerous reports over the last few days from motorists complaining that joggers are dressed in black and using the carriageway to run. As we cannot use gyms at the moment running , walking is our only form of exercise. However please stay safe especially this time of the year when the evening s are dark, wear bright coloured clothing , or neon clothing.Be seen, be safe. Message Sent By Nichola Barff-Lewis (Police, PC, Lancashire - Chorley)
Due to Lockdown 3 restrictions all training, apart from virtual sessions, are cancelled.
Simon and Kevin
Sunday 3rd January junior sessions have been cancelled due to poor weather leading to health and safety concerns.
To all club members, parents / guardians As we expected, sadly it has been confirmed that all club activity is suspended through the 4 week lockdown. So we will have to suspend all training. As stated in the previous email, the coaches are looking to see what alternative arrangements we can make around on-line training and we will let you know. Please wait to hear from us as opposed to keep asking for updates. We have to see this as a small price relative to the potential consequences of the spread of the disease. Our role is to keep safe, protect those we can and help those in need - within the rules.
The latest advice from England Athletics
Rivington Pike and Good Friday Message Every Good Friday thousands of people choose to celebrate Easter by visiting Rivington Pike on Good Friday. Each year UU support this day through the provision of staff on-site, toilets, litter collection, etc. However this year we want to persuade people to not visit the area to avoid so many people being in close proximity to one another with the present coronavirus situation. We are in the process of contacting Silcocks who bring the fayre to ask them not to come and have been in touch with UUs comms dept to try and highlight the issues. Any help people can offer to spread the word would be much appreciated. Thank you and best wishes. Hazel, United Utilities
Please follow this link to view the latest statement about COVID-19 impact and club membership.
England Athletics have advised that all formal athletic activities (racing, training and meetings) should be postponed until at least the end of April 2020. Your club is following this advice and so all training sessions are cancelled with immediate effect. Sorry for the bad news.
As a result of the perceived threat from Covid-19 to our juniors and coaches, we have taken the decision to close all junior training based inside immediately. This includes Fundamentals and Foundation sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. For the moment training that is based outside will continue, but please do not attend if you are in any way unwell. We have a committee meeting on Wednesday18th March where we will consider what measures we will have to adopt going forward.
As a club we need to look at the current Coronavirus and other illnesses very carefully.

We need to ask all athletes and parents if they are feeling unwell in anyway to not attend training or large events. This is in line with England Athletics and Public Health England.

There may be circumstances where we may need to cancel training and events at short notice. So please look out for messages on our website/Facebook/What’s App.

Hopefully this won’t happen and we hope everyone stays fit and well.

If in doubt then follow the guidelines set by Public Health England.
Over 100 runners have already signed up to the Roddlesworth Roller on 8th March 2020. The Daffodil Doddle junior/fun run is also filling up nicely. If you fancy running the UK's oldest Mult-terrain race find out more here
CAAT Kit Night on 27th January at St Michael School
CAAT Awards Evening A members only Oscars style event celebrating the achievements of Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club athletes. Tickets are £10 per person available through - Doors & Bar open at 18:30 and the event starts at 19:00. Dress Code is Smart - (No Sportswear or Trainers). There will be a Buffet from Bees Country Kitchen.
Due to the water-logged course, next week's SE XC will be at Heaton Park NOT Tandle Hill.
Please note on Thursday the 12th of December access to the track will be from the side gate from the car park no access to the inside of the arena portable toilets will be available this is because the arena will be used for voting
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