29th April 2017

About us

VLA Events, a non-profit organisation, was set up in 2003, with the Ramsbottom Off Road Duathlon, which ran for 5 years raising money for local resources and charities. We also provide multi-sport opportunities that are accessible and reasonably priced to all, whilst raising funds for charity. The races we organise reflect our ethos of ‘try something different’ with the experiance of completing a challenge being the aim. We also offer our race services (for a minimal fee to support our own races) to any clubs or organisations. Races can be advertised on this web site, along with details of any races that we help out at.
We also offer a race results service through www.ukresults.net and have equipment to organise small events. Traffic cones (40), stopwatches, banners, barrier tape, wooden posts (approx. 80) , metal stakes (25), various signs and arrows, etc. We also have  a PA System for hire. This equipment can be borrowed separate of our services.

Contact us at equipment@vlaevents.co.uk for more information.

Alias: – Rammyrunner

In 2001 I started helping with race marshalling and organising, becoming a committee member for the local sports council (RADSAC) and organised the Ramsbottom Off-Road Duathlon to raise funds for the local community.

Under direction of www.ukresults.net (John Schofield) I also perform race results throughout the North-West of England. If it is a results service you need then contact John.

I am now found trundling along at Radcliffe Athletic Club, having sustained too many injuries to be any threat to the record books, but hoping to at least get fit again!

Co-Administrator and organiser – LORNA ASHTON