Every year, Red Rose Road Runners take part in a series of races against six other clubs from the Fylde and Preston areas. The other participating clubs are:

Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC


Lytham St. Annes RR

Preston Harriers

Thornton Cleveleys RC

Wesham RR

All Red Rose Road Runners members are eligible to run in these races.  Club kit must be worn (you are reminded that all members are required to wear a club vest, short or long sleeve top in all competitions). 

Road Grand Prix

Between April and September each club hosts a race between 4 and 5 miles which is free to enter.  After each race, there is usually a buffet provided which is free.

Early in the year the Membership Secretary sends a list of the members to the organisers of the Interclub. They order the numbers and allocate numbers to names and give us a spreadsheet with the allocations and a big pile of numbers to hand out. The numbers will be given out at club training evenings in the weeks prior to the first Interclub race.

Please do not pick up a number unless you plan to do at least one interclub race in the season.

The numbers which we have not yet handed out will be taken to each Interclub race and a Red Rose volunteer will be on hand to hand them out. If you are picking up a number at an Interclub race then please remember to bring pins and be early. The Red Rose volunteer will probably want to compete in the race and will need time to get to the start of the race so please do not be expecting to pick up your number five minutes before the race.

The races are for all affiliated First Claim Club members aged 15 or over on race day. The races are run in a spirit of fun, as well as being quite competitive. Guests may be allowed at the discretion of the host Race Director. Guest runners should seek permission from the host Race Director before the race and must be affiliated to the UKA. Unattached members may not compete. Those are the Interclub rules, not Red Rose’s.

5th April
Blackpool - Stanley Park
11th May
Lytham - St Annes Seafront
14th June
Preston - Avenham Park
27th June
Thornton - Anchorsholme Prom
17th July
Wesham - BNFL Salwick
9th August
Chorley - Astley Park
6th September
Red Rose - Worden Park

Fell Championship

The Road Grand Prix and Fell Championship have a significant difference: namely that the Road Grand Prix is held on closed organized races, while the Fell Championship is held as part of pre-existing open races organized by outside authorities and are run under the FRA rules. These races are not free you must pay your own entry fee and only first claim members can count in teams. 

You may also be required to carry additional kit and protective clothing during these races (see Kit for the Fells for details). Organisers may disqualify runners with inadequate kit.

You are responsible for your own safety on the fells and must obey any additional rules and procedures drawn up by the race organisers.

8th AprilWardle Skyline
22nd JuneAggie's Staircase
29th JulyBeetham Sports
23rd AugustGolf Ball