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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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May 2018

Track Training: #FreddyKruger
Tuesday 29th May, 19:00
Manchester Regional Athletics Arena
Sportcity
Rowsley Street
Manchester
M11 3FF

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

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 second 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
Track Championship
Track Championship: 3000m
Tuesday 19th June, 19:00
Manchester Regional Athletics Arena
Sportcity
Rowsley Street
Manchester
M11 3FF
Route map preview for Track Championship: 3000m

A break from our regular track session; instead, it's the first race in the 2018 Track Championship - the 3000m (seven and a half laps of the track).

Central Lancs Grand Prix
Horwich 5 Mile
Wednesday 20th June, 19:30
Rivington Village Club
Horrobin Lane
Rivington
Bolton
BL6 7SE

The fourth race in the 2018 Central Lancs Grand Prix.

Online entry available at https://www.race-results.co.uk/onlineentries/user/login.php?raceid=3092

Race form/more information here: https://www.race-results.co.uk/onlineentries/uploads/info3092.pdf

Round Sheffield Run
Sunday 24th June, 08:30
Endcliffe Park
Rustlings Road
Sheffield
S11 7AB
Route map preview for Round Sheffield Run

Entries open on Sunday 14th January - and they sell out very fast (i.e. within a day or two)!

http://www.roundsheffieldrun.com/

July 2018

Central Lancs Grand Prix
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 third race in the Manchester YMCA Harriers 2018 Summer Championship and the fifth race in the 2018 Central Lancs Grand Prix.

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

Enter online at https://bookitzone.com/fiona_lynch/2a2FFX

Track Championship
Track Championship: 5000m
Tuesday 10th July, 19:00
Manchester Regional Athletics Arena
Sportcity
Rowsley Street
Manchester
M11 3FF
Route map preview for Track Championship: 5000m

Another break from our regular track session. It's the second race in the 2018 Track Championship - the 5000m (twelve and a half laps of the track).

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

The fourth 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

Central Lancs Grand Prix
Ramsbottom Running Club Summer Mile
Tuesday 7th August, 18:45
Nuttall Park
Ramsbottom
Bury
BL0 9LU

The sixth race in the 2018 Central Lancs Grand Prix.

Information at http://www.ramsbottomrunningclub.co.uk/ramsbottom-summer-mile

Summer Championship
Pilgrim's Cross
Wednesday 8th August, 19:15
Sunnybank Social Club
Hemshore Road
Helmshore
Rossendale
BB4 4LQ

The fifth race in the Manchester YMCA Harriers Summer Championship (replaces Stan Bradshaw Half Tour of Pendle).

The race start is approximately 15 minutes walk away from race registration.

More information about the race at http://rossendaleharriers.co.uk/races/pilgrims-cross-race/

Track Championship
Track Day (TBC)
Saturday 18th August, 11:00
Longford Park Stadium
Ryebank Road
Stretford
Manchester
M21 9TA

We're planning on holding our 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1 mile track races on a "Track Day". Details are to be confirmed, but we plan to hold the track day at the Longford Park Stadium on Saturday 18th August, then maybe go out for a bite to eat in Chorlton afterwards.

Central Lancs Grand Prix
Summer Championship
Pennington Flash 5 Mile
Sunday 26th August, 10:30
Leigh Harriers AC
Turner Way
Leigh Sports Village
Leigh
Lancashire
WN7 4GX

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

Race date and time to has now been confirmed as 26th August 2018 at 10:30am - enter online at http://my2.raceresult.com/92228/registration?lang=en

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

Track Championship
Track Championship: 10000m
Tuesday 4th September, 19:00
Manchester Regional Athletics Arena
Sportcity
Rowsley Street
Manchester
M11 3FF

A break from the usual track sessions... it's the final 2018 Track Championship race... the one you've all been waiting for... the 10000m. Just the twenty-five laps of the track!

Central Lancs Grand Prix
Blackleach Country Park 5 Mile Multi-Terrain Race
Sunday 9th September, 10:00
Blackleach Country Park
John Street
Walkden
Manchester
M28 3TD

The Manchester YMCA Harriers' own race and the eighth race in the 2018 Central Lancs Grand Prix. We will need your help with marshalling duties!

More information at https://www.manyharrier.co.uk/blackleach

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

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