windmill_image.jpg Lytham St Annes Road Runners Club
Founded in 1998
'Fitness, Friendship and Fun'

Green Drive Five and Junior Green Drive Mile

2022 GD5 Date

We're busy planning for this year's event, which will take place on 23rd October 2022 - you can find out more on our Green Drive 5 event page.

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  • The 2021 races were held on Sunday 24th October with a bumper turn-out.

    Green Drive 5 results 2021

    Junior Green Drive Mile results 2021

    Start of Junior Green Drive Mile

    About Our Club

    Lytham St Annes Road Runners Club is a friendly running club established in 1998. As well as road running we participate in athletics, cross country and fell running.

    Each year we organise the renowned Green Drive Five (a 5 mile road race) and the St Annes Carnival 5k & Fun Run.

    Whatever your standard of running, come along to Lytham YMCA, Mythop Road on a Tuesday or Thursday night at 6:30pm and find out how quickly your running improves.

    The Junior Section of our club train on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Additionally, we also have junior athletics sessions on Mondays (you don't need to be a club junior to attend the Monday sessions).

    You'll receive a warm welcome and will soon see how being a member of Lytham St Annes Road Runners will lead to many enjoyable competitive and social activities.

    We have been awarded Clubmark accreditation by England Athletics. Read more on the England Athletics website

    Press Reports

    Our weekly press reports are available.

    Monthly handicap

    The 2022/2023 Club handicap started in April, with latest results from July now available (xls).

    Results of the 2021/2022 Club handicap can be found in the final March update (xls).

    St Annes Carnival 5k and Junior 1500m

    Lytham St Annes Road Runners are proud to annouce the return of the St Annes Carnival 5k and St Annes Carnival Junior 1500m races on Sunday 5th June 2022.

    This year will mark the 100th St Annes Carnival. St Annes will also be hosting a Platinium Jubilee Celebration over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. What better way that to enjoy your time in St Annes, than with a couple of runs - suitable for all ages and levels of ability!

    Brought to you by the same team who organise the successful Green Drive Five races in October, we're busy planning these events, so for the latest information, keep an eye on our dedicated page.

    Online booking is now closed but on-the-day entry is still possible.

    Couch to 5k (c25k) Programme - started 9th May 2022

    We love to support people who are new to running or returning to it after a break. As a club, we pride ourselves on being inclusive of all abilities. We are really proud when our faster runners produce amazing performances, but just as thrilled to see people achieving personal goals, distance or time personal bests and becoming part of the life of our club.

    After having completed a successful programme for beginners in January, we are launching our next course, offering support for beginner runners, with a 9-week Couch to 5k programme. Led by a group of friendly, trained coaches, we'll help you reach that milestone following a tried and tested programme. We'll keep the group small so we can tweak it to support individual needs. And we'll celebrate with you as a club as you hopefully "graduate" at our local parkrun.

    While the programme is free and there is no obligation to join the club afterwards, we hope you'll get the running bug, make some friends, and decide to stay with us.

    We started on Monday 9th May 2022 at 6:30pm, with weekly sessions at the same time throughout the programme. There will be runs for you to complete in between but if you want company, you may be able to arrange it with a fellow couch to 5k buddy or we'll help find one of our members to join you.

    To book your place, please click here.

    If you would like further information, please contact: Kirsten Burnett (07846 112332 /

    Welsh Castles Relay

    Another great weekend was had at the Welsh Castles Relay. We were successful in obtaining a place for 2022, but were unable to field sufficient members. Many thanks to Richard, Welsh Castles Team Captain who has supported many successful weekends in Wales, who is now standing down. If you fancy a challenge, and would like to take over, please let us know. In the meantime, we look forward to what 2023 can bring.

    WCR 2018

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    Upcoming activities


    We've set up a Strava group for the club. It's just for fun and open to any member to join if you use Strava. Just search for LSARRC and follow the instructions - any problems see Greg.

    This is what we've been up to so far this week.....


    Our eternal thanks go out to the late Dave Wood for providing many of the photos on this website (not to mention his unwaving support for the club, and athletics in general).

    If you regularly take photos of our runners (or other local clubs) and are happy for everyone to see them let Greg know and he'll add a link in for you.