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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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December 2017

Cross Country Championship
SELCCL Race 2: Tandle Hill
Saturday 16th December, 13:30
Tandle Hill
Oldham
OL2 5UX

Race 2 of 4 in the South East Lancs Cross Country League; race 5 of 9 in the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship.

Ladies race starts at 1:40pm.

Mens race starts at 2:20pm.

Latest club championship standings at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/cross-country-championship-2017-18

League website at http://www.selcc.co.uk

Track: #FreddyKruger (1 x mile, 4 x 200m, 1 x mile, 4 x 200m)
Tuesday 19th December, 19:00
Manchester Regional Athletics Arena
Rowsley Street
Sportcity
Manchester
M11 3FF
Route map preview for Track: #FreddyKruger (1 x mile, 4 x 200m, 1 x mile, 4 x 200m)

A nice "easy" one to ease you into the festive period...!

This speedwork session starts with 1 mile (4 laps) slightly slower than “interval” pace (around your 10K pace), followed by one lap of jog/walk for recovery. Then, it’s 4 sets of 200m at your “repetition” pace, with 30 seconds standing rest between each effort - do another jog/walk recovery lap of the track after these four efforts. Then, do another mile, at “interval” pace this time (around your 5K pace, so slightly faster than the first mile) - again, follow with a jog/walk recovery lap. Finally, you’re back on 4 sets of 200m at your “repetition” pace, with 30 seconds standing rest between each effort.

If you think it will be too much for you, cut the miles down to 1000m (2.5 laps) - it is a bit of a killer session! (You can thank Sarah Crandon for suggesting it!) The inspiration for the session comes from Lauren Fleshman at https://blog.strava.com/wow-the-freddykruger-9769/

You can find calculate accurate values for your “repetition” and “interval” paces at http://runsmartproject.com/calculator/ .

We will start our “official” warm up at 7:00pm (though feel free to do a few easy laps if you’re a bit early); we will do a couple of easy laps of the track to warm up and then some dynamic stretches starting at 7:10pm. We’ll then get the main session started for 7:20pm. After the main session, we will do a couple of easy laps to cool down and then some static stretching. If you’ve got any favourite dynamic or static stretches, or any ideas for future sessions, don’t be shy about sharing them with the group - we’re always keen to try something new!

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: Salford Quays
Thursday 21st December, 18:30
Y Club
Liverpool Road
Manchester
M3 4JR
Route map preview for Group run: Salford Quays

Meet at the Y Club reception at 6:30pm. After a warm-up in the Castlefield Arena, we’ll head out down Ordsall Lane to Salford Quays. The full route is pretty much exactly 10K; we have a 5-mile route option available if you don’t want to run that far.

From the Y Club, we’ll head across Regent Road and down Ordsall Lane. We’ll then head over the Manchester Ship Canal and down Trafford Wharf Road to the Imperial War Museum, then over the bridge and through MediaCityUK. The route then takes us around Erie Basin and then past the Lowry Theatre and up the side of Ontario Basin, before making our way back over to Ordsall Lane and back to the Y Club to complete the 10K route.

The 5-mile route cuts across the bottom of Erie Basin rather than going around it.

Christmas Day Run
Monday 25th December, 10:30
Henry Boddingtons Pub
219 Bolton Road
Pendlebury
Swinton
Manchester
M27 8TG
Route map preview for Christmas Day Run

Meet in car Park at 10.30 for 10.45 start.

Run will go down Agecroft Road to bottom of Kersal Vale Road, then along the Irwell Valley Way – an out and back route of approx 6 miles. As this is mainly an off road run, shoes with a good grip are advisable.

All standards catered for, very easy pace, everybody most welcome.

Ribble Valley 10k
Sunday 31st December, 10:00
Roefield Leisure Centre
Clitheroe
BB7 3LA

January 2018

Greater Manchester Cross Country Championships - Heaton Park
Saturday 6th January, 13:30
Heaton Park
Manchester
M25 2SW

The Greater Manchester Cross Country Championship is only open to individuals who were born within of have lived within the County of Greater Manchester (as defined in the 1974 Local Government Act) for 9 months immediately prior to the Championships.

Greater Manchester Athletics Association: http://www.greatermanchesteraa.co.uk/

Cross Country Championship
MACCL Race 4: Woodbank Park
Saturday 13th January, 13:30
Woodbank Park
Stockport
SK1 4JR

Race 4 of 5 in the Manchester Area Cross Country League; race 6 of 9 in the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship.

Ladies race starts at 1:30pm.

Mens race starts at 2:30pm.

No entries on the day!

Latest club championship standings at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/cross-country-championship-2017-18

League website at http://www.maccl.co.uk

Cross Country Championship
SELCCL Race 3: Leigh
Saturday 20th January, 13:30
Leigh Sports Village
Leigh
WN7 4JY

Race 3 of 4 in the South East Lancs Cross Country League; race 7 of 9 in the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship.

Ladies race starts at 1:40pm.

Mens race starts at 2:20pm.

Latest club championship standings at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/cross-country-championship-2017-18

League website at http://www.selcc.co.uk

Northern Cross Country Championships - Harewood House, Leeds
Saturday 27th January, 14:00
Harewood House
Harewood
Leeds
LS17 9LG

February 2018

Cross Country Championship
MACCL Race 5: Wythenshawe Park
Saturday 10th February, 13:30
Wythenshawe Park
Manchester
M23 0AB

Race 5 of 5 in the Manchester Area Cross Country League; race 8 of 9 in the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship.

Ladies race starts at 1:30pm.

Mens race starts at 2:30pm.

No entries on the day!

Latest club championship standings at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/cross-country-championship-2017-18

League website at http://www.maccl.co.uk

Cross Country Championship
SELCCL Race 4: Astley Park
Saturday 17th February, 13:30
Astley Park
Chorley
PR7 1XA

Race 4 of 4 in the South East Lancs Cross Country League; race 9 of 9 in the Manchester YMCA Harriers Cross Country Championship.

Ladies race starts at 1:40pm.

Mens race starts at 2:20pm.

Latest club championship standings at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/championships/cross-country-championship-2017-18

League website at http://www.selcc.co.uk

National Cross Country Championships - Parliament Hill, London
Saturday 24th February, 14:00
Parliament Hill
London
NW3 2JP

March 2018

Summer Championship
Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round (Half Tour of Pendle)
Saturday 3rd March, 11:00
Barley Car Park
Barley
near Burnley
BB12 9JX

The first race in the Manchester YMCA Harriers 2018 Summer Championship.

There's more info about the race at http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=5418 and http://www.claytonlemoors.org.uk/races/stan-bradshaw-pendle-round/

Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon
Sunday 18th March, 10:30
Wilmslow RUFC
Kings Road
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5PZ

Yet another race that normally sells out pretty sharpish!

More information at: http://www.wilmslowhalfmarathon.org.uk/

Coniston 14
Saturday 24th March, 11:00
John Ruskin School
Lake Road
Coniston
Cumbria
LA21 8EW
Route map preview for Coniston 14

Shall we go and win some more slates?

http://www.coniston14.co.uk/

Manx Mountain Marathon
Saturday 31st March, 08:00
St Paul's Church Hall
Market Place
Ramsey
Isle of Man
IM8 1LA

2018 Manx Mountain Marathon - date now confirmed and online entries open.

http://www.manxmountainmarathon.com/

April 2018

ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon
Sunday 8th April, 09:00
Emirates Old Trafford
Lancashire County Cricket Club
Talbot Rd
Manchester
M16 0PX
Virgin Money London Marathon
Sunday 22nd April, 10:00
Greenwich Park
London

May 2018

Summer Championship
It's a Piece of Cake 10K
Saturday 5th May, 10:00
Boggart Hole Clough
Charlestown Road
Manchester
M9 7BR

The second race in the Manchester YMCA Harriers 2018 Summer Championship.

A three-lap route around Boggart Hole Clough (it's all on road, so no mud to contend with this time!) - a very friendly race with a great goodie bag, more cake than you can shake a stick at and a café serving food and drinks.

More information about the race and online entry at https://www.racespace.com/race-director/it-s-a-piece-of-cake-10km-2018/

Copenhagen Marathon
Sunday 13th May, 09:30
Islands Brygge
Copenhagen
Denmark

June 2018

Summer Championship
Race The Train
Sunday 10th June, 11:00
Platform 3
Bury Bolton Street Station
Bolton Street
Bury
Lancashire
BL9 0EY

The third race in the Manchester YMCA Harriers 2018 Summer Championship.

An interesting trail race that follows the East Lancashire Railway along the Irwell Valley from Bury to Rawtenstall. The race sets off when the train whistle blows, the challenge is for you to beat it to the end of the line!

More information about the race at https://www.madbullevents.com/race-the-train-bury-to-rawtenstall

Tour of Tameside: X-trail 10K
Thursday 14th June, 19:15
Oldham Rugby Union Football Club
Byrth Road
Oldham
OL8 2TJ
Tour of Tameside: Hell on the Fell
Friday 15th June, 19:15
Copley Leisure Centre
Huddersfield Road
Stalybridge
SK15 3ET
Tour of Tameside: Hero Half Marathon
Saturday 16th June, 10:00
Rough Fields
Padfield Main Road
Hadfield
SK13 1ET
Tour of Tameside: Dr Ron Hyde 7 Mile Race
Sunday 17th June, 09:30
Hyde Town Hall
Corporation Street
Hyde
SK14 1AL
Round Sheffield Run
Sunday 24th June, 08:30
Endcliffe Park
Rustlings Road
Sheffield
S11 7AB
Route map preview for Round Sheffield Run

Provisional date - entries open in January.

http://www.roundsheffieldrun.com/

July 2018

Summer Championship
Joan Rhodes and Fred Norris Memorial 5K
Sunday 1st July, 11:00
Cams Lane Primary School
Cams Lane
Radcliffe
Manchester
M26 3RU

The fourth race in the Manchester YMCA Harriers 2018 Summer Championship.

More information about the race at http://www.radcliffeac.org.uk/race/joan-rhodes-fred-norris-memorial-5k-inc-the-northern-masters-2018/

Summer Championship
Kentmere Horseshoe
Sunday 29th July, 13:00
Kentmere Village Hall
Hollin Lane
Kentmere
Cumbria
LA8 9JL

The fifth race in the Manchester YMCA Harriers 2018 Summer Championship.

A classic fell race in the Lake District.

You must enter this race in advance - there are no entries on the day. Online entry opens on 1st January 2018.

More information about the race at http://www.kentmerehorseshoe.org.uk/

August 2018

Summer Championship
Pennington Flash 5 Mile (TBC)
Sunday 26th August, 11:00
Leigh Harriers AC
Turner Way
Leigh Sports Village
Leigh
Lancashire
WN7 4GX

The sixth race in the Manchester YMCA Harriers 2018 Summer Championship.

Race date and time to be confirmed.

September 2018

Summer Championship
Longshaw Sheepdog Trials
Saturday 1st September, 10:30
Longshaw Lodge
Longshaw
Sheffield
S11 7TZ

The seventh race in the Manchester YMCA Harriers 2018 Summer Championship.

More information about the race at http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/races.php?id=5571 and http://www.longshawsheepdog.co.uk/fell_race

Summer Championship
Swinton 5.25 Mile (TBC)
Sunday 23rd 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.

The race date and time are to be confirmed.

October 2018

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/