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Welcome to Barnsley Athletic Club

Barnsley 10K

The club was formed in the late 1980s following an amalgamation of two well-established local clubs; Barnsley Road Runners and Dorothy Hyman Athletic Club.

The club is a truly inclusive one, with over 600 members ranging in age from 8 to the over 60s, competing over road, cross country, track and field events. We cater for runners of all abilities, from beginners through to county and regional level.

The main training evenings are Tuesdays and Thursdays, with road runners meeting at the Barnsley Metrodome at 6.45 pm for club runs catering for all abilities and structured training sessions set by a UKA Level 4 endurance coach. Track and field athletes meet at the Dorothy Hyman Stadium in Cudworth from 6pm onwards, where a variety of training groups are taken by qualified coaches, focussing on sprinting, middle distance, jumps and throws. In addition, individual coaches also organise training sessions on other evenings for different groups. Many runners also meet on a Saturday or Sunday morning for longer group runs, particularly when training for the marathon distance.

The club is a renowned promoter of events, and organises the Barnsley 10k, Ward Green 6, Spencer’s Dash Series and the Dorothy Hyman Winter Track Series, which draw runners from the local area and beyond.

We welcome new runners to our training nights.

Darren Middleton for junior middle distance -

Keith Binney for other track and field disciplines -

Dave Bennett for road running -

Linda Westlake for cross country -

For general enquiries Keith Binney -

We have a facebook page - Barnsley Athletic Club Group Discussions


Update June 2021 - Please note, the Track is closed from the 4th July 2021 for approximately 12 weeks for refurbishment work.

Update March 2021 - Unfortunately we have had to make the difficult decision to not take any new Junior members at the moment. We will add a new update here if anything changes. Please continue to stay safe and follow government and NHS guidelines.

The Barnsley Big Weekend - Town Centre 5K Road Race & Fun Run 2020 - CANCELLED

Sunday 12th July 2020. Accurately measured 3 laps of the Town Centre on closed roads.

Senior Men and Women age 15 to under 35 - start 9:15am.

Senior Vets Men and Women over 35 - start 9:45am.

Fun Run (one lap of the 5k course) age 7+ (under 7s must run with an adult) - start 10:30am.

Click here to view full race details

Click here for online entry

Spencers Dash 2020 - CANCELLED

For details of our Spencers Dash Race Series for 2020, please view our page - BAC RACES

Members Draw

The members draw is a valuable way to raise money for the club and also gives you a chance to win money too!. It is £12 for 6 months or you can pay £24 for all the year, starting in January.

How it works? You pay your money then get allocated a number.  At the end of every month a number will be drawn.  The winner of that number will win a cash amount. How much? That depends on how many get involved. Eg. if 40 people have numbers (£80 is paid in for that month), half the money will go to the club and half to the winner, so the winner would get £40.

Jenny Wakeman is collecting all monies for the Members Draw - you can see her at the Club on Tuesdays or Thursdays.


Barnsley A.C - Provisional Club Records

I have made a start, these are by no means a true record - some are missing, some are wrong. These club records are (or will be when completed), a combination of performances from the former Dorothy Hyman Track Club 1968-1989, Barnsley Road Runners 1974-1989, Barnsley AC (aka Barnsley DHAC for a short time) 1989-2016, so almost covers 50 years. GB International Dorothy Hyman competed for Hickleton Main SC during her glory days in the late 1950s/early 1960s, took up coaching and made a short comeback during the late 1960s for DHTC, so her fastest times are not listed. I am missing mens sprint records which were probably done by DHTC members - so if anyone can help me fill in some gaps or indeed point out better performances throughout the lists - please get in touch. Surprising the Marathon records have been much harder to find out than I thought it would - some members ran in other people"s names or charity places in events such as London. Also I have been struggling to find members performances elsewhere - so some of them are unoffical and by word of mouth !!! NB Jilly Woodthorpe /Ingman listed under JW

Provisional Mens Records - Click here to download

Provisional Womens Records - Click here to download






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Metrodome Sports Centre
Queens Road
South Yorkshire


Dorothy Hyman Stadium (Track)
Snydale Road
South Yorkshire