John Carr Trail Series Information

Inevitably, due to the Coronavirus situation, we’re having to cancel all three races in the 2020 series

Everyone who has an entry automatically has a place in the race on the equivalent dates in 2021. So your choices are:

1. If you can race on Wednesdays 5/12/19th May 2021 then you don’t need to do anything, you don’t need to tell us. Your place is secured and we look forward to seeing you next year. We would prefer that you choose this option if you possibly can, as it will help us to ensure the race is staged again next year.

2. If you can’t race on the 5/12/19th May next year, you can claim a refund. Send an email to with the subject line ‘JOHN CARR REFUND’. We will refund you in full. It may take up to 20 working days for the funds to credit your account as RaceBest are currently processing numerous cancelled races for organisers nationwide.

We hope that you are able to stick with us and race next year

In the meantime, look after yourself and your loved ones, and stay safe. Keep your social connections as well as your physical distance.

The John Carr Series consists of three trail races held on Wednesdays during May in memory of a former member of the club who tragically died aged 30.

2019 Series cumulative results

The race headquarters for registration, parking, toilets, etc. is Titus Salts school, Higher Coach Road, Baildon, Shipley BD17 5RH.

The race start is a 2-3 minute walk away – on the main path through Roberts Park near the bandstand.


From Shipley take the A6038 Otley Rd. towards Baildon after crossing the river take the left turn on Green Lane (signposted Baildon Green / Shipley Glen Tramway).

From Otley/Ilkley/Baildon head towards Shipley on the A6038 and take the right turn on Green Lane on the bend after the B&M store (of your left).

The venue is also convenient for travel via train, from Saltaire station head down Victoria Rd. cross over the canal and river Aire and continue through Roberts Park to Higher Coach Road turn left and Titus Salt school is on your right.

John Carr Trail Series 2020

Race 1 Wed. 6th May – 5k flat trail race on riverbank/canal towpath.

Full details and online entry on  RaceBest

Race 2 Wed. 13th May– 4m trail/fell race – circular route from Roberts Park in Saltaire, over fields, tracks, woods & moor to Baildon Trig point and back.

Full details and online entry on racebest

Race 3 Wed. 20th May 5k beat the clock

Full details and online entry on racebest