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 August 2020 - Limited training has now resumed, but unfortunately we have had to make the difficult decision to not take any new Junior members this year and suspend training for the 8 to 11 age group Junior members. This is due to unforeseen circumstances. The older Juniors who are coached by Mick have now started back training at the Track and must follow the strict rules and guidelines imposed at the Track. Additionally, due to restrictions on numbers, all Juniors wanting to attend the training sessions must contact Mick to book a place and contact the Stadium to book a slot. We do have exclusive use on Training nights for the BAC Juniors. Please continue to stay safe and follow government and NHS guidelines.
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
For details of our Spencers Dash Race Series for 2020, please view our page - BAC RACES
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.