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.

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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 Keith Robinson on Wed 20/Sep/2017.

Thursday run this week is from Accrington Garages, Burnley Rd, Accrington, BB5 6DJ meeting at 6.30pm. All welcome !

(message will expire on Fri 22/Sep/2017).

2. 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).

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).
ARR members - Athletics night 2016

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THIEVELEY PIKE. On Sat 30/Sep/2017, which is only 9 days away.

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Race the train

Sarah gets some advice from Simon

Every August we have a camping weekend in Wales (tent or caravan). This also includes "racing trains".

We are referring to "Race the Train" event which is a unique race that covers a 14 mile "multi terrain" route alongside the Talyllyn Railway on its journey to Abergynolwyn with runners trying to beat the train. The event regularly attracts over 1000 runners including many from abroad.

The race is classed as one of the top 10 "must do" events in the UK by "Runners World".

Spectators are welcome and can enjoy watching the race by travelling on the train and shouting encouragement as it passes the runners.

There are alternative races 10K or 5 mile race for those that don't fancy the full distance and also children's races. Everyone welcome family (children) and friends.

The event is followed by a fantastic presentation and entertainment in a large marquee in the grounds of the school. Great music, good company.

This was introduced to our club by Peter Blackledge, he has completed in this race since 2001.

With the race being on Saturday you have the choice to travel on the day of the race or stay over on Friday night. You will need to enter the race yourself but we provisionally booked a number of pitches at a campsite. If you would like us to book you a "pitch" please let us know your requirements, number of nights and how many tents etc.

Journey
Sarah

There are many routes to Tywyn, but the best is to go through Bala.

Campsite

The campsite is only 200m away from the start of the race. There is a supermarket with 10 minutes' walk of the campsite.

Vaenol Farm Caravan Park

Aberdovey Road

Tywyn

Gwynedd

LL36 9HS

Tel: 01654 710232

Contact - Sian

Leg 1 Finish
Basic timetable
Friday
  • We arrive at the campsite and set up.
  • Go to the pub for tea or get fish and chips.
  • Few drinks around the campfire
Saturday
  • After breakfast a gentle walk along the beach then get ready for the race.
  • 2pm race
  • After race - washed and changed.
  • Depending on weather and times etc. we have a barbeque at the campsite then go to the presentation (prize giving about 8pm).
  • If weather bad - food available at presentation (decide on the day).
Sunday
  • Breakfast, pack-up and go home.
Don't forget
  • Race number, should have received through the post
  • Running kit, off road trainers, towel, toiletries
  • Tent, sleeping bag, pillow, something to sit on (camping chair), torch Cup, crockery, cutlery
  • Breakfast food, Beer or wine, although supermarket within 10 minutes of campsite.
  • Something for barbeque-get on the day
  • No cookers or kettles required
  • Mobile phone charger
  • Umbrella, Water proofs; if we take them we won't need them!!!!!
Event website

http://www.racethetrain.com/

Sarah gets some advice from Simon
Name Position Time Year Beat the Train Comment
Martin Wilcock 31 01:32:03 2015 yes 2nd in age group
Martin Wilcock 22 01:33:05 2014 yes
Sarah Ridehalgh 52 1:36:56 2011 yes Lady Winner - course record
Sarah Ridehalgh 52 1:37:55 2010 yes Lady Runner-up
Chris Barnes 54 1:38:21 2010 yes
Graham Morris 55 1:38:21 2010 yes
Sarah Ridehalgh 56 1:39:05 2013 yes Lady Winner
Sarah Ridehalgh 43 1:41:18 2012 yes Lady Runner-up
Chris Halstead 117 01:41:24 2015 yes
Graham Morris 55 01:41:42 2016 yes 1st in age group
Deborah Gowans 94 1:42:09 2013 yes 3rd Ladies race - 1st in age
Graham Morris 102 01:42:25 2014 yes
Paul Calverley 107 1:42:35 2013 yes
Graham Morris 132 01:42:57 2015 yes
Glen Goodwin 154 01:43:53 2015 yes
Chris Walton 134 01:44:29 2014 yes
Glen Goodwin 154 01:45:36 2014 yes
Paul Gallagher 187 01:46:35 2015 yes
Andrew Bush 181 1:47:14 2013 yes
Graham Morris 104 1:48:34 2012
Chris Halstead 158 01:50:43 2016
Deborah Gowans 224 01:51:07 2014
Andrew Bush 172 1:53:19 2012
Andrew Bush 311 01:54:52 2015
David Sagar 291 01:56:03 2014
Michael Bowkley 246 1:58:27 2012
Andrew Bush 323 01:58:27 2014
Andrew Bush 278 01:59:31 2016
Keith Robinson 401 01:59:38 2015
David Sagar 407 02:00:04 2015
Emma Taylor 354 02:00:48 2014
Kaye Callaghan 341 2:00:51 2010 Ladies Team Prize
Samantha Hughes 356 02:01:10 2014
Anthony Ridehalgh 422 2:03:07 2011
Julie Brady 396 2:03:45 2010 Ladies Team Prize
Carole Morris 404 02:04:49 2014
Nancy Bailey 410 02:05:22 2014
Katharine Gregson 502 02:05:49 2015
Andrew Bush 308 02:06:07 2017
Carole Morris 496 2:08:01 2011 Ladies Team Prize
Steven Shackleton 358 02:09:31 2017
Michael Bowkley 610 2:10:00 2013
Michael Bowkley 451 02:10:05 2014
Anthony Ridehalgh 479 2:10:40 2010
Carole Morris 591 02:10:59 2015
James Donohoe 546 2:11:07 2011
Karen O'Kane 483 02:12:23 2014
Kaye Callaghan 563 2:12:24 2011 Ladies Team Prize
Michael Bowkley 478 02:14:27 2016
Carole Morris 678 2:15:52 2013
Michael Bowkley 660 02:16:05 2015
Andrew Figiel 452 02:16:48 2017
Steven Shackleton 503 02:17:11 2016
Andrew Figiel 508 02:17:33 2016
Carole Morris 481 2:19:08 2017
Larry Greenwood 582 2:19:36 2010
Louise Mcauley 586 2:19:53 2010
Carole Morris 587 2:19:54 2010
Stewart Keighley 578 02:20:14 2014
Karen O'kane 718 02:21:14 2015
Peter Blackledge 704 2:23:36 2011
Elisabeth Sharples 615 02:24:31 2014
Carole Morris 605 2:26:54 2012
Peter Blackledge 645 2:26:55 2010
Stewart Keighley 785 2:27:16 2013
James Smithson 623 02:28:43 2016
Paul Jackson 801 02:30:30 2015
Michael Leeming 664 02:31:12 2014
Peter Blackledge 684 02:34:18 2014
Peter Hoyle 672 02:35:09 2016
Stewart Keighley 839 02:36:13 2015
Peter Blackledge 851 02:38:47 2015
Michael Leeming 859 2:39:18 2013
Stewart Keighley 697 2:39:24 2012
Ruth Dawson 827 2:39:29 2011
James Smithson 853 02:39:46 2015
Paul Jackson 711 02:39:57 2016
Stephen Mcmillan 880 2:42:55 2013
James Smithson 701 02:43:18 2017
Stewart Keighley 729 2:44:11 2016
Fiona Glen 742 2:44:54 2016
Peter Hoyle 729 02:48:38 2017
Janet Hoyle 775 2:53:03 2016
Karen Figiel 757 02:56:29 2017
Karen Jackson 906 02:59:19 2015
Karen Jackson 779 03:03:02 2017
Karen Jackson 814 03:07:41 2016
Karen Figiel 815 03:07:41 2016