Pudsey & Bramley A.C. is a small club with a big reputation.
With a history extending back over a century, we’re a club with a history of extremes, a history of upsides and downsides. People who run for Pudsey & Bramley probably get lost, fall over or fail to reach the start line more than most other clubs; but people who run for Pudsey & Bramley make up for that by competing at the highest level. Not that competitiveness is the only way success is measured at P&B: there are other things to take into consideration – commitment, camaraderie, fun, loyalty.
Pudsey & Bramley isn’t like other running clubs. Really, it isn’t. For such a small club, situated on the border between the cities of Leeds and Bradford and surrounded by much bigger athletics clubs, we punch well above our weight. We have a history of fell running champions and international athletes that stretches back several decades: Pete Watson, Jack Maitland, Sarah Rowell, Gary Devine, Anne Buckley and Rob Hope, to name a few. We can’t stop winning on the mountains and hills of Britain. And when we’re not competing, we’re challenging.
We’ve been known over the years as a maverick club, a ‘not-normal’ club. This may be true, but Pudsey & Bramley is a club for athletes and enthusiasts who want to be part of a small and friendly group that is focussed on success, teamwork and, above all, enjoyment of sport.
Interested in joining us? See Membership section below.
Our weekly senior club training sessions take place on Tuesday evenings, meeting at 6:30pm at Priesthorpe School, Pudsey. (Click for map)
These sessions range in distance between 6 and 11 miles and rotate each week to cover hill reps, and speed sessions of different lengths. The schedule of sessions is available on the CALENDAR (updated approx 1 month ahead).
The Tuesday session is generally attended by members who live locally. This is a small and focused single group – ie. everyone runs together – so while we are a friendly bunch and always happy for new runners to join our sessions, it is important that anyone wishing to do so is able to keep up with the group.
As a guideline, we suggest runners should be able to run at least a 45 minute 10K to join the session.
Ideally, individuals should already be in a routine of regular training sessions and have experience of interval work and hill training. Since we only have one weekly group training session, members are expected to have an understanding of what is required for their own independent training schedules, depending on their own aims and circumstances.
This means that unfortunately we do not cater for beginner runners. If in doubt, please get in touch and we can answer any questions you might have.
Our Junior section is active in track, field, cross country and fell running. The emphasis isn’t just on success, it’s also about good fun and getting the best out of yourself.
P&B Pups (aged 8 – 10 years) meet every Tuesday night at 6.30pm at Priesthorpe School.
P&B Juniors (aged 11+) meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm at Priesthorpe School.
For more information, please email us at email@example.com or contact directly:
Coach: Andy Cook 0113 2297086
Junior Development Co-ordinator & Assistant Coach: Joanne Boocock 07941678790
Pups Coach: Adele Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
P&B may be known for training hard and competing at a high level but we’re also a club known for our character, humour, and an ethos of never taking things too seriously. We’re a friendly and social bunch and always keen to welcome new recruits, whether to our thriving Pups and Juniors section, or the fold of the Senior fell running faithful.
- First Claim Senior: £30 per year or can be reduced to £20 per year by opting out of paying the England Athletics Affiliation fee — this provides a saving for those who only run on the fells BUT doesn’t allow entry to races which require EA Affiliation. The new Membership Forms will contain more information on this.
- Second Claim Senior: £15 per year.
- Junior: remains £30 per year (unfortunately EA opt-out is not applicable due to required competition insurance).
- Pudsey Pups: £60 per year
P&B is affiliated with England Athletics for Fell, Cross Country, Trail, Road, and Track & Field disciplines.