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.

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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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Club profile
About us Sarah (1), Gemma Unsworth (2), Suzanne Budgett (3)

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 Sarah on the saucer!

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 Graham setting of on Leg 4

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 Ant & Sarah at Finish

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 London Marathon 2010 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.