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 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).
ARR members - Athletics night 2016

Club events

THIEVELEY PIKE. On Sat 30/Sep/2017, which is only 11 days away.

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Club profile
About us This is fun

So what brings you here then? You want to take up running, maybe you are already a runner with no affiliation, or you're just being nosey? No problem. Let's give you some details about ARR and what to expect.

Accrington Road Runners has been established for over 20 years and currently has membership in excess of 100 of all abilities. The club meets each Tuesday throughout the year at Wilson's Playing Fields in Clayton-le-Moors near Accrington, Lancashire where changing and shower facilities are available. Training runs begin at 6.30pm and are split into mixed abilities so no-one is left struggling or finds themselves out of their depth.

If it's your first venture into running it is a good idea to get yourself into some sort of shape before coming down so that you can run for about 60 minutes at a modest pace. Don't forget though, no one gets left behind. Winter runs are obviously confined to pounding the streets around Hynburn and routes are varied each time to maintain interest .Summer runs are usually off the road. It could be Whalley Nab or a canal run, etc. the choice is endless.

If your would like to join ARR, then please download and complete the application form (66KB).

Race relays Splash down!

ARR also take part in club events such as the Pennlne Way relay, Calderdale relay and Bradford Millenium relay. We also have our own race competitions throughout the year (see 'Points Races' in our club news section) Through the summer months we have several 'social runs' at various locations in Hyndburn/Ribble valley or other outlying areas. Last year these runs were very popular with 40-50 runners at some.

What to wear

Along with the correct running gear you'll also need a pretty thick skin...leg pulling is not uncommon amongst runners. Mind you, you probably already have a sense of humour to even contemplate all this anyway!

Novice Runners Information Sarah on Leg 2

Michael Leeming is currently our contact for people who would like to give running a go. If you have logged on to our web site for some inspiration and would like to know how to start running, for whatever reason, either to just 'get fit' or train for a marathon, then we at Accrington Road Runners would love to help you achieve your goal.

So, interested? Then why not email us, or just turn up at Wilson's Playing Fields on Tuesday.

If you would like to read more information about running, then click here to go to a short article called "10 Steps to start you off running", written by one of our members, Colin Battrick.

A letter from one of our members Burnley_Fire_10K_2014

Marathon Training,
Could you please on my behalf say a big THANK YOU to all Accrington Road Runners who have not only helped me complete one marathon but who are now out slogging the streets with me and taking it in turns to help me achieve another marathon. Special thanks to Sue Pickup, Joanne Bramley and Jill McFadden for their support, guidance and most of all friendship, I only hope I can return the favours. I was misguided in the past and joined C-L-M Harriers but the year 2000 became a turning Burnlley_10k_March_2011 point for me when I joined A.R.R. I have never known a club be so friendly and so supportive, so once again thanks! You have given me lots to look forward to, club runs, Thursday runs with the girls, Sunday long runs, races and social evenings (which we don't have enough of) and of course the 'girlie nights out' which take time to recover from! I am proud to be a member of the club and can't imagine life without you all.

M.Hartley.

This page was originally written by Adrian Nicholls.