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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About us Winter Wonderland

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 you can either pay online by clicking on this link or you can download and complete the application form (66KB).

Race relays Dave Mallaby making it look easy!

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 Paul Wickham & Debbie Gowans

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 Michael & Michele

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 Alex Whalley 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.