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Welcome to Loftus and Whitby Athletic Club

2014 Photos by Reuben Tabner can be seen here
2014 Photos by David Aspin can be seen here

This year's run is on 20th December 2015 at 11.00am
Pictures from the 2013 Poultry Run are available here - many thanks to Karen Newton!
Many thanks for all Poultry Run entries last year.The charity chosen was The Breast Care Patient and Education Fundat St.James Cook Hospital Middlesbrough.Your £1.00 donation deducted from your entry fee and then Gift aidedraise £756.25 well done everybody.A good day had by all. 
Hope to see you all again at this years race on SUNDAY 20th DECEMBER 2015

You can download a 2015 entry form here
And download the information sheet here

The Loftus & Whitby Poultry Run has been held just before Christmas for over 30 years. It is a multi-terrain event and has built up a reputation as one of the friendliest and most fun events in the North East running calendar.

Loftus & Whitby Poultry Run

Loftus & Whitby Poultry Run sponsors

The run is approximately 8 miles and covers country lanes, bridleways, footpaths and muddy farmer's fields. The course is generally ascending for the first half of the race, with a steep climb at approximately half-way to the Boulby mast. It is then an exhilarating downhill run down to the finish where a mince pie and glass of wine awaits you! Sturdy trainers or trail shoes are recommended - there is too much road to suggest fell shoes. (Unless there is heavy snow as in 2009).

With costumes, a brass band and lots of cameraderie the Poultry Run is a great way to get your festive holiday off to a flying start. And who knows, with some generous prizes of Christmas fare - including the eponymous poultry - it could also be a handy way to stock your larder!

LOCATION:- Approach Loftus via the A173, at the Co-op shop turn into Deepdale Road continue past the pub called The Mars Inn and then turn right into Loftus Leisure Centre car park . Approximate travelling times to Loftus from major towns/cities are:- Middlesbrough 25 mins; Newcastle 75 mins; Scarborough 45 mins; Leeds 115 mins.

Start of 2008 Poultry Run
FACILITIES:- Changing rooms, toilets, showers and limited refreshments, such as hot dogs, burgers, chips, tea and coffee and soft drinks.

PARKING:- Available at the leisure centre but limited. Limited parking is also available in the Mars Inn car park. Please do not block or park your vehicle at the entrance to the leisure centre.

MAP of the COURSE: -

Poultry Run Route Map


A selection of previous year's T-shirt designs:

Poultry Run Designs

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Latest News

28 November 2015
Christmas Social 2015

This year's Christmas social will be on Wednesday 30th December. Could we all meet at Trevor's, 72 Mayfield Road, Whitby for a run and a walk at 11am. I have booked us in at the Hare & Hounds for ..

21 November 2015
X/C Croft

Details are on the fixtures page

18 November 2015
Friday Training Cancelled

Friday Night TrainingCancelled on the 20th Nov (this Friday) due to Club Presentation night.Hope to see you all there!

17 November 2015
X/C Hartlepool

Results are on the results page

03 November 2015
Yorkshire County X/C championships

Details are on the fixtures page together with team entry forms. Individual entry form are on this post