Welcome to Keswick Athletic Club

Keswick Athletic Association is a well established running club with a great tradition of fell, road and cross-country running. Over the years, some of the greats in British Fell running have represented the club and some of their records still stand today, including those of the great Kenny Stuart. More details of our history and club records can be found in other places on the website.

Today, the club is an eclectic mix of runners: young and old, competitive and social, fell and road, fast and slow, local and far afield, active and less active but the glue holding us all together is that running is what we do, though very occasionally we will talk about something else! Whilst strong club teams are often in competition, both at local races and on the national scene, there are lots of runners amongst our number who just like to run to keep healthy, to enjoy the fabulous scenery, to unwind, to just feel completely free for a while. That is one of the club’s strengths, it caters for all and everyone is welcome.

There is a twice-weekly club training session, a ladies’ social group, strength & conditioning sessions in the winter, as well as many informal training and social runs. Everyone is welcome to the training sessions, you do not have to be a member. Or perhaps if you want contacts to run with, at whatever level, or someone to take you out to run on the fells, just get in touch, just click on one of the icons below to send us an email.

There is no need to make a commitment, just come along and have a go!


Club Chair


Men’s Captain

Lindsay Walker


Women’s Captain


Club Secretary


Webmaster, Press & PR


Training Coordinator


Junior Coordinator


Club Statistician




Membership rep & Enquiries

KAC Policies and Welfare

Our Welfare Officer can be contacted HERE

More information on our Club Policies on Inclusion and Welfare are HERE

Fell Running Risk Assessment

Road Running Risk Assessment

Health and Safety

Protect as far as possible the health and safety of all our junior and senior members.

Emergency Action Plan

KAC training from Keswick leisure centre – covering evacuation, fire, minor and major injuries.

Covid 19 Risk Assessment

For Keswick Athletic Club Seniors carried out 3rd May 2021. Next assessment 17th May 2021.

Welfare Policy

All members of our club have a duty of care to one another. This is reflected in our Club Constitution.

Welfare Action Plan

At present Neil Cooper is the welfare officer and Jenn Bell is covering temporarily until someone volunteers.

Grievance Procedure

England Athletics reference for our club constitution on how we will deal with Complaints and Disputes.

Keswick Athletic Club Members*

*If you would like to be added or removed, send an email with a photo and your name to our Webmaster

Carl Bell

British and English Fell Champ 2019. KAC Life Member

John Battrick

Runner, coach, lover of the Lakes

Jenn Bell

Fell runner, cake baker, creative type

Ella Scott

Crazy cat lady that can’t believe she’s a runner!

Lynne Hume

Non runner, caught the running bug

Dave Spedding

KAC Life Member

Trudy Beetham

Runner, busy mum and chief minute taker

Therasa Paul

Runner from the south who’s still trying to get used to those hills!

Chris Clark

Super-vet runner

Calum Tinnion

Calum Tinnion

Love cake and custard

Patrick Butler

Club Statistician

Andrew Slattery

Club Chairman 2020

Lesley Malarkey

Club Chairwoman 2017-2019. KAC Life Member.

Catherine Spurden


Hannah Horsburgh

Super fast

Debbie Charlton

Harry Greenbank

Simon Netherway

Marie Nunes

Jo Gillyon

Sam Stead

Steve Harwood

KAC Life Member

Mark Lamb

Louise Brown

Emily Christmas

Lindsay Walker

Russell Maddams

Zoe Webber

Dan Mills

Katie Kaars Sijpesteijn

VLM Nic Wiseman 2019

Nic Wiseman

Rachel Findlay-Robinson

Jacob Adkin

Brennan Townsend

Anne and Jim Downie