Accrington Road Runners

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Accrington 10K - Sun 29/Oct/17

Click here to download the 2017 entry form (388KB), here to enter online and to see last year's results click here.

Recent additions and updates RSS Feed

1. Mon 18/Sep/2017: News item by Nancy Bailey - Yarrow River Splash (17/Sep/17).

2. Mon 18/Sep/2017: Members profile by Joshua Woodstock.

3. Sun 03/Sep/2017: Photos by Lisa Parker - Ben Nevis.

4. Mon 28/Aug/2017: Members profile by Fred Green.

5. Tue 22/Aug/2017: Runner of the month for August 2017 - David Sagar.

6. Tue 22/Aug/2017: Runner of the month for July 2017 - Stephen Shackleton.

7. Wed 16/Aug/2017: News item by Graham Morris - Handicap Race - 2017 (08/Aug/17).

8. Mon 17/Jul/2017: Members profile by Chris Walton.

9. Mon 17/Jul/2017: Ranking by Chris Walton - Elswick Express 10.

10. Wed 12/Jul/2017: Runner of the month for June 2017 - Alison Wolstenholme.

11. Fri 07/Jul/2017: News item by Paul Calverley - Rob Shepherd's STIRTON (05/Jul/17).

12. Fri 07/Jul/2017: Photos by Paul Calverley - Stirton.

13. Wed 05/Jul/2017: Members profile by Paul Wickham.

14. Wed 28/Jun/2017: Event item by Michael Leeming - Tuesday Summer Social Run.

15. Wed 28/Jun/2017: Runner of the month for May 2017 - David Sagar.

16. Tue 27/Jun/2017: News item by Paul Calverley - Ten Years of Team Organisation (27/Jun/17).

17. Tue 27/Jun/2017: Photos by Paul Calverley - Ten Years of Team Organisation.

18. Sun 18/Jun/2017: Ranking by Chris Walton - Podium 5k .

19. Tue 06/Jun/2017: Members profile by Les Readfearn.

20. Tue 06/Jun/2017: Photos by Les Readfearn - Burnley 10k 2017.

Announcements

1. Message posted by Michael Leeming on Mon 18/Sep/2017.

Please Note : ARR Runners taking part in the Ron Hill 79th Birthday 5k Race on Wed  27 Sept in Whitworth 

We have now been informed that the start venue has been changed from th Cock and Magpie Pub to the RED LION PUB, situated on Whitworth Square, postcode OL12 8PY 

(message will expire on Wed 27/Sep/2017).

2. Message posted by Joshua Woodstock on Mon 11/Sep/2017.

Sorry to have to ask but I'm starting to panic a bit.I am running the Yorkshire Marathon next month (8th October) and usually my wife drives me there and we stay overnight with family. Now, the problem I have is that the DWP have taken her motobility car off us so I am now struggling for a lift.Is anyone running this as well who is travelling up on the day who I can scrounge a lift off? I will not only pay the full fuel cost but also a little extra for your troubles.I should be ok to make my own way home on public transport so would only need a lift there.Thanks in advance.Josh(message will expire on Sun 08/Oct/2017).

3. Message posted by Michael Leeming on Tue 05/Sep/2017.

DIARY DATE NEXT ARR SOCIAL EVENT - FRI 29 SEPT

We are reinstating our highly popular         TEN PIN BOWLING NIGHT      at Blackburn Bowl . We divide up into team groups and compete against each other with a prize for the winning team. Bring along your family partner. If you would like to join us, please reply on ARR facebook or provide names at our next Tues training night. Followed by visit to nearby Turtle Bay Restaurant.  (optional)

(message will expire on Fri 29/Sep/2017).

4. Message posted by Michele Baker on Wed 30/Aug/2017.

Date for your diary - Christmas Party & Presentation Evening Saturday 2nd December 2017

ARR Christmas Party & Presentation Evening this year will be held at Green Haworth Golf Club, Green Haworth, Accrington, BB5 3SL. Pencil it in your diary now and don't double book yourself!!

More information to follow.....

(message will expire on Sat 02/Dec/2017).

5. Message posted by Neil Thompson on Tue 29/Aug/2017.

Accrington 10k Marshal Request. Our annual 10k race is coming up on Sunday 29th October. For those who do not know; as members we are required to marshal the route and therefore cannot enter the race unless you can find a non member to volunteer on your behalf. However, I am working on outsourcing some of the less significant marshal points which should create a limited amount of entries for members to run the race. Please look out for updates on this in the coming weeks.All proceeds of the race will be going to The East Lancs Hospice and this race could not go ahead without members being kind enough to give up their free time. Please can members contact Michele Baker (Head Marshal) to offer their support.Thanks in advance.(message will expire on Mon 30/Oct/2017).

6. Message posted by Gerry Bunn on Mon 14/Aug/2017.

A selfless act by David Sagar in a recent Fell Race.... a true sportsman. Well done David, ARR should be proud of you!

It appears that David stopped during the race to help an injured runner... and at the expense of his position in the race.  See F/book for more details 

 

(message will expire on Sat 30/Sep/2017).

7. Message posted by Graham Morris on Thu 27/Sep/2012.

Just a reminder – Wilsons Athletics Track is available to us every Thursday, 5:30pm to 6:30pm. We have a number of runners of all abilities currently using this facility for track sessions. Everyone is welcome! Speedwork doesn’t just make you run faster, it makes you more comfortable at all speeds and increases your fitness. Remember to ‘sign in’ & pay £2 to Hyndburn Athletics in the office next to the changing rooms.

 

(message will expire on Sun 31/Dec/2017).

8. Message posted by Graham Morris on Wed 02/Mar/2011.

Just a reminder to all our runners regarding the rule on club vests.
When competing in any race or event as an attached member of Accrington Road Runners; it is expected you wear (and display) a club vest.
This is particularly important when representing the club in team events and in our club races.
The club vest helps advertise and promote the club gives us a presence in races. 
Club vest are available from Colette
 

(message will expire on Sun 31/Dec/2017).
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Profile for John Wearne

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General

Occupation: Web developer

Number of years running: 34

Joined ARR in: 2016

Born: Burnley

Age: 49

Family line up: Married since 2003 to Nicola. 2 kids Kaila 11 and Jaylan 9

Weekly mileage: 35

Personal bests

5k: 20:06

10k: 38:52

Half marathon: 1:54:37 (Chester half Marathon 15.05.16).

Favourites

Shoe: Asics

Road/Fell race: Road

Holiday: Florida, U.S

Food: Italian

Drink: White wine

Film: Enter the Dragon

Pop star/Group: Gary Numan, Skillet.

Miscellaneous

Other hobbies/pastimes: Martial Arts. Currently a brown belt in Kempo Ju-Jitsu; have skied for over 20 years, been to most european ski resorts. Current favourite is Levi, Finland.

Sporting ambitions: Sub 1:30 half Marathon and sub 17 min 5k in 2017 would be nice. Black belt in jujitsu by Christmas 2017