Rochdale Harriers and A.C.

Ian Chadwick

clock27th April 2020

We are saddened to learn that long time club member Ian Chadwick has died recently. Ian joined Rochdale Harriers in 1959 and was a member of many successful track, road and cross country teams. He was the Club Treasurer from 1976 to 1982. Deepest sympathy to Ian’s wife, Christine.   Keep reading »

Happy Birthday Mr President!

clock21st April 2020

Our President, Colin Robinson is 80. Colin joined Rochdale Harriers as a teenager in 1956 and became Cross Country Secretary whilst still a teenager in 1959, a job that he still has 61 years later. Colin is rightly recognized as the greatest athlete to run for Rochdale Harriers, winning many races and also helping the […]   Keep reading »

Tommy Smythe

clock12th April 2020

Rochdale Harriers are sorry to hear of the death of Tommy Smythe aged 88 in Northern Ireland. Tom joined Rochdale Harriers and AC in 1961. He was a loyal team member and competed in road, cross country, track and fell teams for the club. Tom was secretary of the Harriers from 1970 until 1976 and […]   Keep reading »

***CORONAVIRUS*** Latest Statement from England Athletics

clock24th March 2020

Coronavirus Statement Athletics in England suspension extended until 31 May 2020 24 March 2020 Following the further restrictions on movement put in place by the UK Government last night, UKA and the Home Country Athletics Federations have made the following updates to our previous statement issued on 17 March: Extending the suspension of all athletics […]   Keep reading »


clock14th March 2020

Following the update of Coronavirus control measures announced by the Prime Minister on 16th March, including asking the public to avoid all non-essential social contact, we have reached the decision to suspend all training. Unfortunately, we feel that this is unavoidable. I will update if the situation changes. Nick Barton – Chairman, Rochdale Harriers & […]   Keep reading »

Rochdale Harriers & AC Annual General Meeting

clock14th March 2020

The Annual General Meeting will take place at 7:30pm on Monday 6th April 2020 at our HQ at Springfield Park. All club members are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have any questions that you would like raising at the meeting, please submit them in writing to the Club Secretary – Ray Dalby ([email protected]) […]   Keep reading »

Harry Peacocke Qualifies for Inter Counties Cross Country

clock4th March 2020

Building on a strong season over the mud, which included wins in the South East Lancs Cross Country League and sixth place in the Greater Manchester Cross Country Championship, Harry will represent Greater Manchester at the Inter County Cross Country Championships at Loughborough on 7th March in the U13 age group. Harry is one of […]   Keep reading »

Urgent: SEL XC Cancelled

clock12th February 2020

Important announcement: SEL XC due to take place on Saturday 15th February at Yarrow Valley Park has been cancelled due to a waterlogged course. Please tell any fellow Harriers. Thanks Jeff     Keep reading »

Wardle Skyline Fell Race

clock11th February 2020

***RACE CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS*** The 34th Wardle Skyline Fell Race Saturday 11th April 2020, 2 p.m. Distance: 11.3km / 7miles Climb: 381m / 1250ftThe prizes are as follows: First three ladies and first three men overall (6 prizes in total) Club runners – ladies team prize (3 ladies to count) Club runners – men’s team prize […]   Keep reading »

Our Races 2020

clock10th February 2020

We have updated this website to include dates and entry links to the following RHAC races in 2020: Wardle Skyline Fell Race, Rochdale 10K, Three day Event (Norden Road Race, Naden Valley Multi-Terrain Race and Knowl Hill Fell Race)   Keep reading »