Accrington Road Runners

www.accrington-road-runners.co.uk
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 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).
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On the road - BE SAFE

The road is a dangerous place at the best of times, but when you are focusing on your own speed rather than that of the traffic, you need to be extra vigilant. Make sure you stay safe with these rules of the road:
    Llyn Cau, Cadair Idris
  • Run against traffic Always run on the right-hand side of the road, facing oncoming traffic. This way, vehicles can see you, and you can see them. The only exception to this rule is on sharp bends. Cross over well before the road curves so you can see what is coming.
  • MP3 players/headphones etc. Headphones (or any device that's plugged in to the ear) are now banned at any race that is held under UK Athletics rules for reasons of health & safety, both yours and other competitors. Any runner seen wearing headphones immediately gets a 'DNF' notice next to their name on the results. With safety our paramount importance, the committee have taken the decision to ban any music devices worn in the ears (or just one ear) on club training nights. Any runner who actively flaunts this new rule, will not have their membership renewed at the AGM. The committee sees Accrrington Road Runners as a friendly social club, and we do not make decisions like this lightly. In this instance where safety of or members is at stake, we have taken a decision that we hope makes sense to all club members.
  • Give cars right of way At any junction, let the car go first - do not try to beat them across the road.
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  • Be alert of just-parked vehicles Always monitor the movements of traffic around you. If a car has just parked, chances are someone is about to open the door. If in doubt, give parked cars a wide berth.
  • Never assume you have been seen Assumption is the mother of all disasters - unless you assume the worst. With traffic, act cautiously and imagine the worst-case scenario.
  • Double check one-way streets Although traffic is not supposed to go the wrong way up a one-way street, it occassionally does. Always check to your right before crossing a street.
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  • Wear reflective clothes Wear reflective garments when running at night and ideally during the day as well. Light coloured clothing is also a good idea. You can never be too visible.