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We very much encourage you to take part in our club championship races, and to join us in the Central Lancs Grand Prix races. The Central Lancs Grand Prix is fundamental to the success of our own Blackleach Country Park 5-mile Multi-Terrain Race; please support your club and the Central Lancs Grand Prix by taking part in as many of these races as you can!

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September 2018

Track: 600m relays
Tuesday 25th September, 19:00
Manchester Regional Athletics Arena
Sportcity
Rowsley Street
Manchester
M11 3FF
Route map preview for Track: 600m relays

This speedwork session will be 600m efforts followed by 200m of recovery. You will partner up with someone of a similar ability and run the session as a relay; one partner completes their 200m recovery while the other does their 600m effort.

You should aim to run the efforts at your “repetition” pace, which is about 30 seconds per mile faster than your 5K pace - you can calculate an accurate value at http://runsmartproject.com/calculator/. For the recoveries, you can walk or jog - just make sure you're back at your starting point before your partner completes their 600m effort! The session is aimed at improving your running efficiency and leg strength.

We will start the formal session at 7:00pm with some dynamic stretches - do a couple of warm up laps if you're ready before this. We will then do the main session. Afterwards, we will do a couple of easy laps to cool down and then some static stretching.

For more information about our speedwork sessions and the Manchester Regional Athletics Arena (cost, travel, parking, etc.), see https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/speedwork-sessions

Group run: River Irwell
Thursday 27th September, 18:30
Y Club
Liverpool Road
Manchester
M3 4JR
Route map preview for Group run: River Irwell

Meet at the Y Club reception at 6:30pm, followed by a warm-up in the Castlefield Arena. We'll head through Spinningfields and into sunny Salford, following the course of the River Irwell to "The Meadow", where we'll do a couple of laps. We'll then head further upstream to the end of Peel Park, before turning towards home and heading back through Peel Park and along Salford Crescent back towards the Y Club.

Central Lancs Grand Prix
Summer Championship
Swinton 5.25 Mile
Sunday 30th September, 09:30
Swinton FC Clubhouse
Barton Road
Swinton
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M27 5LJ

The eighth race in the Manchester YMCA Harriers 2018 Summer Championship and the ninth race in the 2018 Central Lancs Grand Prix.

Race date now confirmed for 30th September.

More information at http://www.swintonrunningclub.org.uk/swinton-525-mile-road-race.html

October 2018

New Runners' Night: Salford Quays
Thursday 4th October, 18:30
Y Club
Liverpool Road
Manchester
M3 4JR

Join us for our New Runners' Night! We have 5km and 10km route options.

The 5km route goes down the Bridgewater Canal to Throstle's Nest Bridge and back again. The 10km option adds on a loop of Salford Quays.

After the run we'll head to Cask on Liverpool Road for some drinks - you can also grab a chippy tea (or pizza!) from The Fish Hut.

P.S. Why not have a read about how some of our "new runners" from 2017 have fared? https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/my-first-year-with-the-manchester-ymca-harriers

Cross Country Championship
Cross Country: Wythenshawe Park (MACCL)
Saturday 13th October, 13:30
Wythenshawe Park
Manchester
M23 0AB

Manchester Area Cross Country League - Race 1

Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship - Race 1

Women's race starts at 1:30pm.

Men's race starts at 2:30pm.

Enter the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/cross-country-championship-2018-19

Summer Championship
Manchester Half Marathon
Sunday 14th October, 09:30
Emirates Old Trafford
Lancashire County Cricket Club
Talbot Road
Manchester
M16 0PX

The ninth and final race of the Manchester YMCA Harriers 2018 Summer Championship.

The price of this race tends to increase as the date approaches.

More information and online entry at http://www.manchesterhalfmarathon.com/home/

Central Lancs Grand Prix
Gin Pit 5 Mile
Sunday 14th October, 10:00
Miners Welfare Club
Gin Pit Village
Ley Road
Tyldesley
Greater Manchester
M29 7DW

The tenth and final race of the 2018 Central Lancs Grand Prix.

More information and online entry at https://bookitzone.com/gary_stevens/OD2FFX

Cross Country Championship
Cross Country: Heaton Park (SELCCL)
Saturday 20th October, 13:40
Heaton Park
Manchester
M25 2SW

South East Lancs Cross Country League - Race 1

Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship - Race 2

Women's race starts at 1:40pm.

Men's race starts at 2:20pm.

Enter the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/cross-country-championship-2018-19

University of Manchester Cross Country Relays
Saturday 27th October, 13:00
Wythenshawe Sports Ground
Wythenshawe
Manchester
M23 0AB

A cross country relay event with races for men (team of six), women (team of three) and mixed (team of six).

The club will pay the entry fee for any teams that we enter.

Sign up here if you'd like to take part: https://doodle.com/poll/eb7xyb72d7crqxn4

More information at http://www.umaccc.com/manchester-relays/

Milltown to Moors Oldham Half Marathon
Sunday 28th October, 09:30
Oldham Leisure Centre
Middleton Road
Oldham
OL9 6EJ

A tough, hilly half-marathon, starting and finishing in Oldham town centre.

Race entry and information here: https://milltownraces.co.uk/half-marathon/

November 2018

Cross Country Championship
Cross Country: Kenworthy Woods (MACCL)
Saturday 10th November, 13:30
Wythenshawe Sports Ground
Wythenshawe
Manchester
M23 0BD

Manchester Area Cross Country League - Race 2

Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship - Race 3

Women's race starts at 1:30pm.

Men's race starts at 2:30pm.

Enter the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/cross-country-championship-2018-19

December 2018

Cross Country Championship
Cross Country: Woodbank Park (MACCL)
Saturday 1st December, 13:30
Woodbank Park
Stockport
SK1 4JR

Manchester Area Cross Country League - Race 3

Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship - Race 4

Women's race starts at 1:30pm.

Men's race starts at 2:30pm.

Enter the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/cross-country-championship-2018-19

Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships
Saturday 8th December, 13:15
Boggart Hole Clough
Charlestown Road
Manchester
M9 7DH

The Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships are open to individuals who were born in Greater Manchester and/or have lived in Greater Manchester for at least the previous nine months before the date of the race.

If you want to enter, you must do so through the club - details TBC.

The women's race starts at 1:15pm.

The men's race starts at 2:00pm.

Cross Country Championship
Cross Country: Tandle Hill (SELCCL)
Saturday 15th December, 13:40
Tandle Hill
Oldham
OL2 5UX

South East Lancs Cross Country League - Race 2

Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship - Race 5

Women's race starts at 1:40pm.

Men's race starts at 2:20pm.

Enter the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/cross-country-championship-2018-19

January 2019

Cross Country Championship
Cross Country: Heaton Park (MACCL)
Saturday 12th January, 13:30
Heaton Park
Manchester
M25 2SW

Manchester Area Cross Country League - Race 4

Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship - Race 6

Women's race starts at 1:30pm.

Men's race starts at 2:30pm.

Enter the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/cross-country-championship-2018-19

Cross Country Championship
Cross Country: Heaton Park (SELCCL)
Saturday 19th January, 13:40
Heaton Park
Manchester
M25 2SW

South East Lancs Cross Country League - Race 3

Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship - Race 7

Women's race starts at 1:40pm.

Men's race starts at 2:20pm.

Enter the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/cross-country-championship-2018-19

Northern Cross Country Championships
Saturday 26th January, 13:00
Pontefract Racecourse
Park Road
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF8 4QD

If you want to take part in the Northern Cross Country Championships, you must enter through the club - details TBC.

February 2019

Cross Country Championship
Cross Country: Kenworthy Woods (MACCL)
Saturday 9th February, 13:30
Wythenshawe Sports Ground
Wythenshawe
Manchester
M23 0BD

Manchester Area Cross Country League - Race 5

Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship - Race 8

Women's race starts at 1:30pm.

Men's race starts at 2:30pm.

Enter the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/cross-country-championship-2018-19

Cross Country Championship
Cross Country: Yarrow Valley Park (SELCCL)
Saturday 16th February, 13:40
Yarrow Valley Park
Chorley
PR7 3RN

South East Lancs Cross Country League - Race 4

Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship - Race 9

Women's race starts at 1:40pm.

Men's race starts at 2:20pm.

Enter the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/cross-country-championship-2018-19

National Cross Country Championships
Saturday 23rd February, 13:00
Harewood House
Harewood
Leeds
LS17 9LE

If you want to take part in the National Cross Country Championships, you must enter through the club - details TBC.