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Training Groups

OK folks, as usual, 6:45pm for a 7pm run from the Raggalds

a) Chris W – something off-road over moorland and local trails; about 8-10 miles; pace 7-8 min/mi
b) Andy S – something off-road; about 6-7 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi
c) Phil L – down Ned Hill, up Well Heads and back past Keelham via edge of Thornton; about 6.8 miles; pace 8:30-9:30 min/mile
d) Vikki B – featuring Well Heads, Denholme Gate, edging Odgen and Soil Hill; about 6.3 miles; pace 12 min/mile
e) Steve B – Bradshaw, Holmfield, Windy Bank, Roper Lane, & Old Guy; about 5 miles; pace 10 min/mile
f) Dianne S – down to the North Trail via Low Lane, up Brow Lane to Clayton, Baldwin Lane, Chapel Lane then back to club; about 5 miles; pace 10:30-11:00 min/mile
g) Martin F – to Keelham, down Cragg Lane, back to pub via main road – last week in reverse! ; about 3.1 miles; pace 11–12 min/mile

Cheers, P.

Escrick 10k 18Th August 2019

The Escrick 10k is a flat, scenic multi-terrain 10km course, running on-road for the Start and Finish sections and then on paths and bridleways within the Escrick Park Estate, Escrick Park has been owned and managed by the same family for over 350 years. Current owner Charles Forbes Adam has concentrated on diversification and conservation in order to maintain and develop the Estate. 

The run starts and finishes on the Escrick Village Green, well done to the ladies who travelled to Escrick for the race, we hope you enjoyed the race.

Elizabeth Bagheri 1:06:57

Sue Tozer 1:10:37

Dianne Simpson 1:10:42

Tracey Roper 1:15:21

Lynn Hill 1:15:22

Well done girls, awesome stuff.

Whittle Pike Fell Race 17Th August 2019

The Whittle Pike fell race is described as a rough, tough race over 5 ½ miles with 1600ft of climbing and it certainly lived up to this with plenty of mud, bogs, stream crossings and fog to add the seemingly never-ending ascents and descents of Scout Moor.

The race starts from Cowpe Village Hall in the Lancashire Borough of Rossendale and heads up to the cross on top of Whittle Pike before heading back down to the village hall.

Andy Smith made the trip over and finished in 1:38:31 coming 119th out of 120.

Well done Andy and once again thanks for making my life easy with a nice race report.

Run Leader Development Days

A series of informative and engaging workshops are aimed at leaders and coaches from both affiliated clubs and the RunTogether community. They are designed to bring leaders and coaches together in an environment where they can network and learn from each other by sharing skills and challenges, plus expand their knowledge of managing and growing groups, and enhance their understanding of technical skills in running.

The nearest ones all at the John Charles Centre For Sport, Leeds – details via the links below:
22 Sep 2019 – Day #1 – https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/public/course-list/eng?what=Run%20Leader%20Development%20Day%201
12 Jan 2020 – Day #2 – https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/public/course-list/eng?what=Run%20Leader%20Development%20Day%202
01 Mar 2020 – Day #3 – https://www.athleticshub.co.uk/public/course-list/eng?what=Run%20Leader%20Development%20Day%203

Leadership in Running Fitness course

The Leadership in Running Fitness course will focus on the safe organisation of achievable and progressive running activity and how to lead a group of runners of varying ability. It focuses on understanding and overcoming barriers to participation in running and how to increase participation by those not traditionally attracted to a running club.

This is a one day course, involving classroom and practical activity, and the next local ones are:
29 Sep 2019 North Bridge Leisure Centre, Halifax
13 Oct 2019 Leeds Beckett University,Leeds

Details for the course – https://www.englandathletics.org/coaching/qualifications-landing-page/leadership-in-running-fitness/

Training Groups

OK folks, as usual, 6:45pm for a 7pm run from the Raggalds, apart from group d)

a) Chris W – something off-road over moorland and local trails; about 8-10 miles; pace 7-8 min/mi
b) Andy S – something off-road; about 6-7 miles; pace 8-9 min/mi
c) Phil L – visiting Well Heads & Thornton; about 6.6 miles; pace 8:30-9:30 min/mile
d) Vikki B – starting from Denholme Velvets, a loop round Ovenden Moor & Ogden ; about 6.1 miles; pace 12 min/mile
x) Phillip W – Bradshaw hills 5 x (0.5km up + 0.5 km recovery); about 3.7 miles; pace to suit
e) Steve B – Well Heads, Thornton, and back via the GNT & Headley Ln; about 5 miles; pace 10 min/mile
f) Dianne S – taking in Keelham & Alderscholes Lane; about 5 miles; pace 10:30-11:00 min/mile
g) Martin F – Keelham & Cragg Lane loop; about 3.1 miles; pace 11–12 min/mile

Cheers, P.

Saddleworth 10k 11Th August 2019

An Undulating 2 lap 10km road race starting and finishing near Tame Valley Squash Club in Greenfield, Oldham.

Damp and miserable conditions didn’t stop Amy Mckenchie storming home to finish 1st lady followed by Gillian jago.

16th Amy 41:48

71st Gillian 54:21

Well done ladies great stuff.

PS. Sorry for the brief report, I couldn’t find much on this race.

Boulsworth Fell Race 11Th August 2019

The Boulsworth Fell Race was resurrected in 2010 after a few years’ absence.

The route passes through farmland on the way to and from the foot of Boulsworth, with the middle section consisting of a clockwise loop over the wide and boggy plateau, which provides an opportunity for some proper muddy Pennine fell running!

Andy Smith ran 6.5 mile route with over 1000ft of ascent in wet, muddy and foggy conditions finishing 196th out of 219 in a time of 1:20:40.

Thanks to Andy for his report and well done fella.

Man v Barge 10Th August 2019

The start is from the tunnel end Marsden. When the barge enters the tunnel it’s a go go go, can you beat the barge to Diggle? Run or walk to Diggle to earn chip butties in the Diggle Hotel.

From the finish in Diggle you then have a short walk to Greenfield to catch the train home

Philip Whetlock took a gamble to see if he could beat the 4mph barge and easily won.

Well done Phillip