32nd Roddlesworth Roller and Daffodil Doddle 2020
Sunday 8th March 2020

in aid of Abbey Village Parents Association for Abbey Village CP School


The Roddlesworth Roller is a friendly 9km trail race on good paths/roads around lakes and through woods. It is run by athletes of all ages and abilities, from 16+ to 80+ and national athletes to absolute beginners. The Daffodil Doddle is a 2.2km road/trail race for Junior and Fun runners, using part of the Roddlesworth Roller course (no public roads).

Latest News

  • March 2020: The planning for the 2021 event has started.
  • March 2020: Thanks to all runners and helpers that supported the 2020 successful event.
  • March 2020: Please allow lots of time to collect your number because school gets very busy. Please park sensibly on roads, plus there is extra parking at the Naga restaurant. Do not park at the Hare and Hounds.
  • March 2020: The Roddlesworth Roller is almost full. Sorry, we cannot guarantee an entry on the day as they tend to sell out very quickly.
  • March 2020: The Daffodil Doddle is FULL. Sorry, no entries on the day.
  • This year's event is proving very popular, so please allow plenty of time to park and collect your race number.
  • Please park carefully when attending the event, and share cars if possible. Extra parking at Naga Restaurant.
  • Minor detour to route will be required due to path water erosion.
  • September 2019: Online entries 2020 are open.

Supported by The Endurance Store and...

For more information please join Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club Facebook Group.

What's it all for?

The event is run to generate funds for the Abbey Village PTA. After the 2019 event the funds were used to create a new library for the school.



Roddlesworth Roller
Daffodil Doddle

Entry Forms :
Roddlesworth Roller Entry Form
Daffodil Doddle Entry Form


Previous Events

Thanks for brilliant event. Boys first timers at roller & both loved it :-) - TJ Hughes,2020

"Just wanted to let someone know that the Marshalls and fabulous first aiders were so lovely today when I needed their help. I am so grateful to them all" - Lisa,Blackpool Wyre and Fylde,2020 x

"It was a great weather day, enjoyed it thx 😊" - Nikki,Chorley,2020

"Brilliantly organised race thanks Simon." - Nicola,2019

"Just wanted to say thank you for sorting out the swap with your wife - she was really helpful ..... we had a great time and even the weather manged to stay off for the race.
Please thank all of your volunteers and people behind the scenes .....
Hopefully see you next year.
" - Fiona,2019

"Great and a well organised event again Simon"- Rob,2019

"I survived my race! It was surprisingly warm running, but geez that wind!!!!
Was actually super fun sploshing through all the mud and puddles (and a river??).
There was a particularly evil uphill though and I’m still bloody awful on downhills, but all in all I really enjoyed it! Was very dubious when Martin Quinn described it as “great” “fun” and all the highly positive words he’s renowned for using 🤣 but he was right this time 🤣🤣
Bethany also did the juniors race - she did fab and wasn’t even out of breath at the end......think daddy held her up tbh 😂. She also loved sploshing through the puddles!
" - Lara,2019

"Thank you Simon.... I made it !!! Great event and super Marshall's and cake." - Gillian,2019

"I loved the race. It was the first time I'd done it. Good runnable trails." - Nick,2018

"James loved his first race thank you x" - Karen,2018

"First race that Dan has actually really enjoyed!!!!! And Bethany got to run with her friend too lol" - Lara,2018

"Thanks Simon, Kath and Tash and all the marshals and helpers. For another superb race with perfect weather !" Bill,2018

"Top race, Simon. Thanks to you and all the team." - Michael,2018

"To have a load of kids smiling at my mate & I handing them a medal- magic mother's Day moment, thanks to Simon organising a fab daffodil doddle." - Hayley,2018

"Great route, I loved it!" - Diane,2018

"Really enjoyed the race, well done on the organisation it was superb." - Paul,2017

"Can I just say that was a fantastic run today. Well organised and marshalled." - Denis,2017

"We, Chorlton Runners traveled an hour to join the race and had an awesome time! It was a rewarding experience for me as I just involve with this trail and fell running business this year :). I hope to take part in other events organised by your club." - Khursiah,2017

"It was our first time at the Roller/Doddle it was fab. Chloe has gone to school with a big beam on her face and her medal THANK YOU" - Hayley,2016

"I loved the race, and really the weather was perfect for running. Please pass on my thanks to all the marshals and the ladies who served the lovely refreshments. See you next year." - Eileen

"Great race yesterday, congratulations! My son loved every minute of it and so did I… Roddlesworth never fails, even in the pouring rain…" - Simone

"Really enjoyed it mate it was great fun… I learnt a lot about where I am physically because I took my time and the hill still knocked the life out of me. It was well organised and everyone was helpful and friendly ….well done mate." - Dave

>>> Doddle Photos by Carl Prince and Stephen Baker
>>> Roller Photos by Martin Harrington and Stephen Baker


Date : 8th March 2020
Time : 11:00(Roller) and 12:30(Doddle)
Entries to : Simon Townsend, Abbey Village CP School c/o 47 Carleton Road, Chorley, PR6 8TQ
Marshals/Helpers : If you are able to help on the day, please let Simon Townsend know (sp_townsend@hotmail.com). There are lots of fun jobs to do :)
Free : cake and brew for all Roller finishers
Free : medal, plus hot dog and juice for all Doddle finishers
Registration : Abbey Village School
ARC Race Permit Numbers : Applied for.

Course Maps :
Roddlesworth Roller and Daffodil Doddle Runners Map
Roddlesworth Roller and Daffodil Doddle Marshal Map

Suggested Parking :
Parking Map
Please park legally on Bolton Road (or satellite roads), Naja car park, Dole Lane, Twistmoor Lane, as there is only limited parking at the school.
Please share cars if possible.
Do not park on junctions, crossings and in from of or in the car park of the Hare and Hounds.

Extensive refreshments are available to purchase before and after the racing from the school. Runners will get free food and drinks after the race.

Please wear clothing and footware that is suitable to the season and weather.

The Doddle can be completed in virtually any type of footwear, but the Roller really requires trainers with some grip.

First Aid
At least 3 First Aid teams will attend the race. They will be based at the Start/Finish, and at the top and middle of the Roller course.

Marshals and Helpers
Please meet outside the Hare and Hounds at 10:00 on the Sunday morning of the event for briefing.

We always need more helpers, so please come along if you can lend a hand.


Behind the scenes at the Roddlesworth Roller

The Courses

Roddlesworth Roller Start 2020

Daffodil Doddle Start 2020


ARC Permits 2019
United Utilities Permit

Thanks to

All marshals and helpers, Abbey Village School, Chorley's Angels First Aid, United Utilities, Raynet, Sponsors, The Endurance Store, John Schofield Results, Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club.

2019 Results

Daffodil Doddle Results Full Results
Roddlesworth Roller Results Full Results

2018 Results

Daffodil Doddle Results Full Results
1st Boy - Ben Pickford, Bolton United Harriers
2nd Boy - Jason Scaife, Bolton United Harriers
3rd Boy - Harvey Kenny, Bolton United Harriers

1st Girl - Olivia Leigh, Chorley
2nd Girl - Bethaney Reid, Chorley
3rd Girl - Lily Philbin, Unattached

UKA Team - Bolton United Harriers
Seconday School - St Michaels, Chorley (Harrison Rawlinson, George Norris, Oliva Leigh)
Primary School - St Chads, Chorley
1st Abbey Boy - Joseph Rawlinson
1st Abbey Girl - Amelia Heyes
1st Abbey Team - Joseph Rawlinson, Mason Filstrup, Daniel McElhinney

Roddlesworth Roller Results Full Results

2017 Results

Daffodil Doddle Results Full Results
1st Boy - Isaac Simonite, Horwich
2nd Boy - Jason Scaife, Bolton United Harriers
3rd Boy - George Denye, Lytham St Annes

1st Girl - Olivia Leigh, Chorley
2nd Girl - Amy-Nicola Davies, Blackburn Harriers
3rd Girl - Bethaney Reid, Chorley

UKA Team - Trawden
Seconday School - St Michaels, Chorley (Harrison Rawlinson, George Norris, Oliva Leigh)
Primary School - Laneshawbridge Primary School
1st Abbey Boy - Joseph Rawlinson
1st Abbey Girl - Amelia Heyes
1st Abbey Team - Joseph Rawlinson, Zac Newman, Finlay Ross

Roddlesworth Roller Results Full Results

2016 Results

On behalf of Abbey Village School and Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club, a massive thanks to all runners and helpers (club members, school teachers and parents, Chorleys Angels, Raynet, United Utilities, Schofield Family, Tony Bolton Sports) that helped make today's Roddlesworth Roller and Daffodil Doddle a safe, fun and competitive event.

Daffodil Doddle Results Full Results
1st Boy - Lewis Wilkes, Horwich
2nd Boy - Harrison Rawlinson
3rd Boy - George Norris, Chorley

1st Girl - Olivia Leigh, Chorley
2nd Girl - Amy-Nicola Davies, Blackburn
3rd Girl - Molly Philbin, Bolton

UKA Team - Chorley (TBC)
Seconday School - St Michaels, Chorley (Harrison Rawlinson, George Norris, Oliva Leigh)
Primary School - St Johns, Brinscal (Lucy Goldthorpe, Jack Lamb, Oliver Platt)
1st Abbey Boy - Nat Latham
1st Abbey Girl - Megan Molloy
1st Abbey Team - Nat Latham, Joseph Rawlinson, Aaron Choudry

Roddlesworth Roller Results Full Results
1st Male - Anthony Valentine, Bolton
2nd Male - Christopher Davies, Blackburn
3rd Male - John Rahom Holcxombe
1st Male Vet - Gary Vose, Unattached
1st Male 40 - Sean Molloy, Rossendale
1st Male 45 - Sean Molloy, Rossendale
1st Male 50 - Rob Jackson, Horwich
1st Male 55 - Thornton Taylor, Rossendale
1st Male 60 - Fred Lynch, Red Rose Runners
1st Male 65 - Ken Taylor, Rossendale
1st Male 70 - George Fletcher, Red Rose Runners
1st Lady - Christina Singleton, Trawden
2nd Lady - Suzanne Budgett Horwich
3rd Lady - Laura Murphy, Chorley
1st Female Vet - Anneke Crosby, Red Rose Runners
1st Female 40 - Allison Allereton, Prestwich
1st Female 45 - Jane Bowles, Chorley
1st Femnale 50 - Debbie Fallon, Prestwich
1st Female 55 - Carol Critchley, Holcombe
1st Femnale 60 - Eileen Sharman, Radcliffe
1st Male Team - Blackburn (Christopher Davies, John Sutton, Alan Hartley)
1st Lady Team - Trawden (Christina Singleton, Lucy Beresford, Charis Rowlands)
1st Vet Team - Blackburn (John Sutton, Alan Hartley, John Cookson)