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

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

3. Sun 16/Jul/2017: Members profile by Joshua Woodstock.

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

5. Sat 08/Jul/2017: News item by Lisa Parker - (09/Jul/17).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Sun 11/Jun/2017: Members profile by Fred Green.

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

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

17. Fri 02/Jun/2017: Event item by Michael Leeming - Tuesday Summer Social Run.

18. Fri 02/Jun/2017: Members profile by David Savage.

19. Sat 20/May/2017: Ranking by Les Readfearn - Pilling 10k.

20. Tue 16/May/2017: News item by Paul Calverley - HAMELDON (07/May/17).

Announcements

1. Message posted by Paul Calverley on Tue 11/Jul/2017.

 

Well done to Alison Wolstenholme, our Runner of the Month for June! 

 

(message will expire on Mon 24/Jul/2017).

2. Message posted by Gerry Bunn on Mon 10/Jul/2017.

He's done it again!! Well done Harry (Haseley), now Time Trial Champion at 100miles in his age group. This follows from his recent win over 50 miles

(message will expire on Thu 10/Aug/2017).

3. Message posted by Liam Moden on Sun 09/Jul/2017.

I am looking to do the salt cellar fell race on Friday 4 august its based at ladybower reservoir. It's about an hour and half away so I will be setting off around four for a seven o clock start if anyone fancies it let me know details on salt cellar fell race ps it's fully marshalled(message will expire on Wed 16/Aug/2017).

4. Message posted by Graham Morris on Mon 03/Jul/2017.

Bradford Relay - club records now updated. See our website - Links - Relays - Bradford. Check out were you stand in our all time records. Thanks to everyone that supported the club in this event.

(message will expire on Thu 10/Aug/2017).

5. Message posted by Gerry Bunn on Thu 29/Jun/2017.

129 Marathons, and goodness knows how many races at shorter distances..... then he took up cycling! Now  2017 National Champion at 50 miles Time Trial in his age group.  Well done Harry (Haseley), fantastic achievement.  Next he's competing in the 100 miles TT Championships.... Good Luck Harry, ARR are behind you all the way.

(message will expire on Mon 31/Jul/2017).

6. Message posted by Graham Morris on Tue 15/Jul/2014.

Anyone considering Race the Train there are places still available and space at our campsite. The entry fee increases early in August so make sure you book early. More information on our web site - Club Events. If you require a pitch on the campsite please let me know. Its a great weekend so come and join us........ 

(message will expire on Fri 18/Aug/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

Club events

WHITTLE PIKE. On Wed 02/Aug/2017, which is only 11 days away.
PRUDENT RIVERSIDE 10. On Sun 06/Aug/2017, which is only 15 days away.
Handicap Race. On Tue 08/Aug/2017, which is only 17 days away.
Race the Train. On Sat 19/Aug/2017, which is only 28 days away.
BURY 10K. On Sun 17/Sep/2017, which is only 57 days away.
THIEVELEY PIKE. On Sat 30/Sep/2017, which is only 70 days away.

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Features

Below are a list of simple features that you can use to measure running related statistics. Also there are more advanced running analysis features at the web site http://www.runningforfitness.org/ (thanks Shaun).



Fill in the top row & click 'Calculate' to see your pace & amount of calories burnt.

Pace & Calorie Calculator:



Race Time Predictor Chart

Work across from an actual race time to see what you should be capable of at another distance.

1 Mile 5K 5 Miles 10K 10 Miles 1/2 M'thon 20 Miles Marathon
4:00 13:40 22:30 28:30 47:00 1:03:00 1:39:00 2:13:00
4:10 14:05 23:30 29:45 49:15 1:06:00 1:44:00 2:20:00
4:15 14:22 24:00 30:22 50:23 1:07:30 1:46:30 2:23:30
4:20 14:40 24:30 31:00 51:30 1:09:00 1:49:00 2:27:00
4:25 14:57 25:00 31:37 52:37 1:10:30 1:51:30 2:30:30
4:30 15:15 25:30 32:15 53:45 1:12:00 1:54:00 2:34:00
4:35 15:32 26:00 32:52 54:52 1:13:30 1:56:30 2:37:30
4:40 15:50 26:30 33:30 56:00 1:15:00 1:59:00 2:41:00
4:45 16:08 27:00 34:08 57:08 1:16:30 2:01:30 2:44:30
4:50 16:25 27:30 34:45 58:15 1:18:00 2:04:00 2:48:00
4:55 16:42 28:00 35:22 59:22 1:19:30 2:06:30 2:51:30
5:00 17:00 28:30 36:00 1:00:30 1:21:00 2:09:00 2:55:00
1 Mile 5K 5 Miles 10K 10 Miles 1/2 M'thon 20 Miles Marathon
5:05 17:17 29:00 36:38 1:01:38 1:22:30 2:11:30 2:58:30
5:10 17:35 29:30 37:15 1:02:45 1:24:00 2:14:00 3:02:00
5:15 17:52 30:00 37:53 1:03:52 1:25:30 2:16:30 3:05:30
5:20 18:10 30:30 38:30 1:05:00 1:27:00 2:19:00 3:09:00
5:25 18:27 31:00 39:08 1:06:08 1:28:30 2:21:30 3:12:30
5:30 18:45 31:30 39:45 1:07:15 1:30:00 2:24:00 3:16:00
5:35 19:02 32:00 40:23 1:08:22 1:31:30 2:26:30 3:19:30
5:40 19:20 32:30 41:00 1:09:30 1:33:00 2:29:00 3:23:00
5:45 19:37 33:00 41:37 1:10:38 1:34:30 2:31:30 3:26:30
5:50 19:55 33:30 42:15 1:11:45 1:36:00 2:34:00 3:30:00
5:55 20:12 34:00 42:52 1:12:52 1:37:30 2:36:30 3:33:30
6:00 20:30 34:30 43:30 1:14:00 1:39:00 2:39:00 3:37:00
1 Mile 5K 5 Miles 10K 10 Miles 1/2 M'thon 20 Miles Marathon
6:05 20:47 35:00 44:08 1:15:08 1:40:30 2:41:30 3:40:30
6:10 21:05 35:30 44:45 1:16:15 1:42:00 2:44:00 3:44:00
6:15 21:22 36:00 45:23 1:17:22 1:43:30 2:46:30 3:47:30
6:20 21:40 36:30 46:00 1:18:30 1:45:00 2:49:00 3:51:00
6:25 21:57 37:00 46:38 1:19:38 1:46:30 2:51:30 3:54:30
6:30 22:15 37:30 47:15 1:20:45 1:48:00 2:54:00 3:58:00
6:35 22:32 38:00 47:53 1:21:52 1:49:30 2:56:30 4:01:30
6:40 22:50 38:30 48:30 1:23:00 1:51:00 2:59:00 4:05:00
6:45 23:07 39:00 49:08 1:24:08 1:52:30 3:01:30 4:08:30
6:50 23:25 39:30 49:45 1:25:15 1:54:00 3:04:00 4:12:00
6:55 23:42 40:00 50:22 1:26:22 1:55:30 3:06:30 4:15:30
7:00 24:00 40:30 51:00 1:27:30 1:57:00 3:09:00 4:19:00
1 Mile 5K 5 Miles 10K 10 Miles 1/2 M'thon 20 Miles Marathon
7:10 24:35 41:30 52:15 1:29:45 2:00:00 3:14:00 4:26:00
7:20 25:10 42:30 53:30 1:32:00 2:03:00 3:19:00 4:33:00
7:30 25:45 43:30 54:45 1:34:15 2:06:00 3:24:00 4:40:00
7:40 26:20 44:30 56:00 1:36:30 2:09:00 3:29:00 4:47:00
7:50 26:55 45:30 57:15 1:38:45 2:12:00 3:34:00 4:54:00
8:00 27:30 46:30 58:30 1:41:00 2:15:00 3:39:00 5:01:00
9:00 31:00 52:30 1:05:00 1:54:30 2:33:00 4:09:00 5:43:00
10:00 34:30 58:30 1:11:30 2:08:00 2:51:00 4:39:00 6:25:00


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Training with a Heart Rate Monitor ( ' Zone Calculator ' at the bottom of text.)

 

Brief explanation of the training zones and then a calculator at the bottom to work out your HR % zones so you can input them into your HRM.

Calculating your Resting Heart Rate

 

Each morning as you wake up you should take your pulse.This should be averaged out over the week to find your resting heart rate.Avoid taking it with a full bladder,while ill or after a hard training session the previous day as all these can elevate the RHR.

 

Calculating your Training Zones

 

The most effective method of calculating your zones is to use the Karvonen equation as used in the calculator below. This takes account of your (RHR) and therefore your Working heart rate (WHR). The WHR is the difference between your MHR and your RHR. Each training zone is a percentage of your WHR, plus your RHR.

 

The Heart Rate Training Zones

 

Within each training zone subtle physiological effects take place to enhance your fitness. It is worth understanding the physiological benefits of training in each zone as described below.

 

The Energy Efficient or Recovery Zone - 60% to 70%

 

Much of the physiological benefits of heart rate training is involved in the bodies energy systems. One of these systems is responsible for the long term supply of energy to the working muscles. Fat is an abundant source of energy for the endurance athlete. It has been clearly demonstrated that training within this heart rate for long slow runs - especially overdistance - develops the bodies ability to feed the working muscles more efficiently. All easy recovery runs should be completed at a maximum of 70 %. The other major advantage to running in this zone is that while you are happily fat burning you may lose weight and you will be allowing your muscles to re-energise with glycogen, which has been expended during those faster paced work-outs. Underestimate this training zone at your peril. Often at the end of six weeks training within this zone it is possible to race unbelievably well ! Personal Best have been known.

 

The Aerobic Zone - 70% to 80%

 

It is during this zone that you will be training your cardiovascular system. The bodies ability to transport oxygen to, and carbon dioxide away from, the working muscles can be developed and improved. As you become fitter and stronger from training in this zone it will be possible to run some of your long weekend runs at up to 75%, so getting the benefits of some fat burning and improved aerobic capacity. 75% running often feels good. This zone is also ideal for developing local muscle strength.

 

The Anaerobic Zone - 80% to 90%

 

This the zone in which an enormous amount of benefit can be gained. Somewhere between 80 and 90% your individual anaerobic threshold is found - sometimes referred to the point of deflection. During these heart rates the amount of fat being utilised as the main source of energy is greatly reduced and glycogen stored in the muscle is predominantly used. One of the by-products of burning this glycogen, is the runners worst enemy, Lactic Acid. There is a point at which the body can no longer remove the lactic acid from the working muscles quickly enough. This happens at an individual heart rate for us all and is accompanied by a rapid rise in heart rate and a slowing of your running pace - sound familiar ? This is your anaerobic threshold or point of deflection (POD). Through the correct training it is possible to delay the POD by being able to increase your ability to deal with the lactic acid for a longer period of time or by pushing the POD higher. The fitter you are the nearer you will be racing to your POD. Running 5 minute miles does not mean you are running at your POD if the training you have been under-going is incorrect. Assuming you are fit you will be racing 10ks at just below your POD and 5ks right on it. Sometimes elite runners can hold a pace above the POD.

 

The Red Line Zone 90% to 100%

 

In this zone you will only be able run for short periods of time. It effectively trains your fast twitch muscle fibres and helps to develop speed. It is worth being aware that to develop this speed it is important to have first developed your ability to deal with lactic acid. This zone is reserved for interval running and race peaking. Only the very fit are able to train effectively within this zone. The value of each training zone should not be underestimated. 70 % often feels very slow at first but do not be put off - Keep at it ! To utilise the zones correctly it is important to phase your training. Each zone is a stepping zone to a peak. Miss out a step and the next becomes a jump.




Training Zone Heart Rate Calculator

Enter your age, resting heart rate and the lower and upper training zone values (%) that you wish to train between and then select the 'Calculate' button.

Age years Max Heart Rate bpm
Resting Heart Rate bpm Working Heart Rate bpm
           
Lower Training Zone % which is a Heart Rate of bpm
Upper Training Zone % which is a Heart Rate of bpm

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