Accrington Road Runners

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Accrington 10K - Sun 28/Oct/18
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1. Sun 20/Jan/2019: Ranking by Glen Goodwin - The Mast Race.

2. Thu 17/Jan/2019: News item by Fred Green - East Lancashire Hospice 10k - Trail Races (1/7) (13/Jan/19).

3. Mon 14/Jan/2019: Ranking by Chris Halstead - East Lancs Hospice.

4. Mon 14/Jan/2019: Ranking by Chris Halstead - Ribble Valley 10k.

5. Sun 13/Jan/2019: Ranking by Glen Goodwin - East Lancs Hospice.

6. Sun 13/Jan/2019: Event item by Fred Green - Ribble Way Trail Race.

7. Sun 13/Jan/2019: Event item by Fred Green - Worsthorne Moor Trail Race.

8. Sun 13/Jan/2019: Event item by Fred Green - Pendle Trail Race.

9. Sun 13/Jan/2019: Event item by Fred Green - Wholan Nook Trail Race.

10. Sun 13/Jan/2019: Event item by Fred Green - Blackpool Beach 10k.

11. Sun 13/Jan/2019: Event item by Fred Green - Jackals Trail Run Half Marathon.

12. Fri 11/Jan/2019: Event item by Graham Morris - Pendle 3 Peaks Fell Race.

13. Fri 11/Jan/2019: Event item by Graham Morris - Boulsworth Fell.

14. Fri 11/Jan/2019: Event item by Graham Morris - Thieveley Pike Fell.

15. Fri 11/Jan/2019: Event item by Graham Morris - Stoodley Pike Fell Race.

16. Fri 11/Jan/2019: Event item by Graham Morris - Weets Fell Race.

17. Fri 11/Jan/2019: Event item by Graham Morris - Great Hameldon Hill Fell Race.

18. Fri 11/Jan/2019: Event item by Graham Morris - Buckden Out Moor Fell Race.

19. Fri 11/Jan/2019: Event item by Graham Morris - Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon.

20. Fri 11/Jan/2019: Event item by Graham Morris - Burnsall 10 Mile Road Race.

Announcements

1. Message posted by Keith Robinson on Tue 22/Jan/2019.

Thursday run this week is from The Willows, Haslingden Road, Guide, Blackburn BB1 2NG meeting at the usual time of 6.30 pm. All Welcome !!(message will expire on Fri 25/Jan/2019).

2. Message posted by Liam Moden on Sun 20/Jan/2019.

Glen continued his excellent form with an impressive seventh place at today's mast race . 42.51 only around 2and a half minutes behind the race winner . Well ran glen(message will expire on Sun 27/Jan/2019).

3. Message posted by Liam Moden on Sun 13/Jan/2019.

Winter warmer reccy ( Sunday 27 th Jan) Ten am . Meet at the old pavilion near the running track . To suit all runners . Run backs for the faster ones . Absolutely everyone welcome(message will expire on Mon 28/Jan/2019).

4. Message posted by Fred Green on Fri 11/Jan/2019.

Anyone keen to run The Jackals trail race on Sunday 10th March - please try and register ASAP, the race has a 200 limit and is showing as "Nearly Full". Link available here https://www.howlerevents.com/the-jackals-run-trail-race

(message will expire on Thu 31/Jan/2019).

5. Message posted by Fred Green on Mon 17/Dec/2018.

Parkrun Handicap 2019

A message from Liam:

 

After the relative success of last years inaugural event we are going to stage this competition again in 2019 . The rules of the comp are as follows 
Each entrant will be allocated a time . This will be based on the runners current p b at parkrun or it will be an informed calculation of your current form . So as an example 
                        Steve cramm 22.40   Versus   Paula Radcliffe 21.50  
So Steve finishes the parkrun in 22.45 ( - 5 secs on his allocated time ) 
Paula finishes in 21.49 ( + 1 second on her allocated time ) 
Therefore Paula would win the tie by 6 seconds 
This year , there will be an opportunity for anyone who gets knocked out in the first round to race again . So everyone who enters will get at least two runs ( if they want to ) 
We have loads more time this year , compared to last years event , so we are going to try to have a parkrun handicap first round day on the 2 nd Feb ( day before winter warmer ) with the backstop of every Saturday in February for those unable to make that date 
Anyone wishing to enter please comment on the Facebook entry or speak to Liam moden 
N b unfortunately Steve and Paula are not joining our club their names were used for example purposes only 
Thanks liam

 

(message will expire on Fri 01/Feb/2019).

6. Message posted by Liam Moden on Sun 16/Dec/2018.

The 1st event in the 2019 road points series is the Blackburn winter warmer 10 k . This race is Sunday 3 rd Feb . Online entries close the previous week . Last year 25 ARR ran . We can beat that total for a very local race(message will expire on Sun 03/Feb/2019).

7. Message posted by David Sagar on Mon 06/Aug/2018.

After listening to feedback from various members, can we recommend that anybody with any special diet requirements or allergies that are attending future club events wether Summer Runs or other social events, please contact the venue directly and in advance to arrange their meals please. This will help the venue to cater for your needs.(message will expire on Thu 13/Aug/2020).

8. Message posted by Liam Moden on Thu 05/Jul/2018.

If anyone wants to buy a running vest ( new style ) I will have one size of each in my car at races and club nights . . The sizes are extra small ladies , small, medium , large ladies and small , medium and large men's . Thanks liam £15 each . Buy two get a free bonus item(message will expire on Thu 12/Dec/2019).

9. 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 £2.50 to Hyndburn Athletics in the office next to the changing rooms.

 

(message will expire on Tue 31/Dec/2019).

10. 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 as a member of Accrington Road Runners in a race or event; 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 Vests are available from Colette or Liam
 

(message will expire on Tue 31/Dec/2019).
ARR members - Athletics night 2016

Club events

Winter Warmer 10K. On Sun 03/Feb/2019, which is only 11 days away.
Mid Lancs Cross Country League. On Sat 02/Mar/2019, which is only 38 days away.
Jackals Trail Run Half Marathon. On Sun 10/Mar/2019, which is only 46 days away.
Buckden Out Moor Fell Race. On Sat 06/Apr/2019, which is only 72 days away.
Darwen Heritage Tough 10K. On Sun 07/Apr/2019, which is only 73 days away.
Great Hameldon Hill Fell Race. On Sun 05/May/2019, which is only 101 days away.
Blackpool Beach 10k. On Sun 12/May/2019, which is only 108 days away.
Wholan Nook Trail Race. On Wed 15/May/2019, which is only 111 days away.
Weets Fell Race. On Sat 08/Jun/2019, which is only 135 days away.
Barrowford Grand Prix 5K. On Fri 14/Jun/2019, which is only 141 days away.
Stoodley Pike Fell Race. On Tue 02/Jul/2019, which is only 159 days away.
Hendon Brook Half Marathon. On Sun 07/Jul/2019, which is only 164 days away.
Pendle Trail Race. On Sun 14/Jul/2019, which is only 171 days away.
Greenway 5k Road Race. On Wed 24/Jul/2019, which is only 181 days away.
Worsthorne Moor Trail Race. On Sun 04/Aug/2019, which is only 192 days away.
Boulsworth Fell. On Sun 11/Aug/2019, which is only 199 days away.
Pendle 3 Peaks Fell Race. On Sat 17/Aug/2019, which is only 205 days away.
Burnsall 10 Mile Road Race. On Sat 24/Aug/2019, which is only 212 days away.
Ribble Way Trail Race. On Sun 08/Sep/2019, which is only 227 days away.
Thieveley Pike Fell. On Sat 28/Sep/2019, which is only 247 days away.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon. On Sun 06/Oct/2019, which is only 255 days away.

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Tuesday group runs

Freedom of the Borough presentation to Ron Hill Jul12

Thank you for your interest in our club.

  • We welcome new members and hope you find the forthcoming information useful.
  • We meet at Wilson's playing field (Woodland Drive, Clayton-le-Moors, BB5 5SD) at 6.20 p.m. for a 6.30 p.m. start.
  • Parking in the lower car park or if full, park on the local streets.
  • We generally have 5 running groups taking between 60 and 80 minutes to complete the session.

As a guide the following groups include runners that complete a standard road 10k (6 miles) race in the following times:

Group10k race time5k race time
Group 1a41 Minutes. (and under)20 Minutes (and under)
Group 1b41 to 45 Minutes21:30 Minutes (and under)
Group 245 to 50 Minutes24:00 Minutes (and under)
Group 350 to 57 Minutes27:00 Minutes (and under)
Group 457 Minutes (and over)

Please run in a group that is a fair reflection of your current fitness. Running in the wrong group will not only spoil your night but the rest of the runners in that group. Being in the wrong group applies to both too fast as well as being too slow.

Cross Country, Townley, Dec 09
Before the run
Please ensure that you:
  • Are physically able to complete the run at the pace and duration as indicated above.
  • Wear suitable clothing and correct footwear. On dark evenings wear some form of light coloured/fluorescent clothing. Winter runs are generally along the roads whereas summer running tends to be a mixture of on and off road.
  • Take adequate amounts of fluids leading up to the run. It is also sensible to carry a running bottle to replace lost fluids.
  • Have a light meal 2 hours before your run.
  • Do not bring dogs or wear MP3 players/headphones etc.
  • Warm up before the run and cool down after it.
  • Carry any required medication and notify your group leader of any injuries or medical conditions.
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During the run
As a club we advocate that all runners:
  • Stay within the group they are running with for the whole run.
  • Maintain a “chain” between the last and first runner throughout the run. You should have visual contact with the runner behind and in front of you at all times. Should you lose visual contact communicate this immediately along the chain to ensure that the whole group re-groups.
  • Shout any oncoming obstacles, obstructions or dangerous situations.
  • For group safety we advocate that runners “Loop back” at regular intervals. Within each group runners abilities will vary and it is therefore vital that the lead runners loop back. We have found the loop back method an effective and fair way to cater for all runners needs in the group. It is not good practice to wait for the back runners to catch up, as when they arrive the lead runners will be fully recovered and head off at a pace too intense. We therefore strongly advocate the loop back method at regular intervals.
  • Abide by the highway and country code where necessary.
  • Please be very vigilant when running along/crossing roads and tracks. It is very easy to become distracted when running in groups. Your safety should be your paramount concern.
  • Please notify the leader should you experience any problems or difficulties during the run.
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End of run
It is best practice to cool down after a run. This should entail a gradual decrease in running pace at the end of your run (5 – 10 minutes) and static stretches. If you have any other queries or concerns please speak with one of our Tuesday group leaders.