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Race Listing for Greater Manchester

Date Event Location Results
26 May 2019 Leigh Weekend On The TrackLeigh Sports Village, LeighResults
29 Sep 2019 Woodford Village 10KThe Woodford Centre, StockportResults
01 Dec 2019 Manchester Christmas Pudding 5 Mile DashWythenshawe Park, ManchesterResults
12 Jan 2020 Three Halls of StockportStockport Georgians AC, StockportResults
19 Jan 2020 Mast 10K WinterSmithills School Sports Centre, BoltonResults
26 Jan 2020 Run Heaton 5K, 10K & Half Marathon JanuaryHeaton Park, ManchesterResults
08 Feb 2020 Windy Hill Fell RaceLittleborough RUFC, LittleboroughResults
22 Feb 2020 Standish Hall Trail Race FebruaryBritannia Hotel, WiganResults
23 Feb 2020 Canalathon 20 MilerAshfield Valley Primary School, RochdaleResults
01 Mar 2020 Trafford 10KLeisure Centre, PartingtonResults
01 Mar 2020 The Trotters FiveSmithills Coaching House, Smithills Dean Road, BoltonResults
05 Mar 2020 Run Manchester Etihad Campus 10K & 5KEtihad Stadium, ManchesterResults
08 Mar 2020 Irwell Valley 20 MileDrinkwater Park, Buckley Lane, Whitefield, PrestwichResults
08 Mar 2020 Resolution Run 5K, 10K & 15K ManchesterHeaton Park, Manchester
13 Mar 2020 Beat Beethoven 5K For Sport ReliefMediaCityUK, Salford
20 Mar 2020 Rivington Trail Half MarathonRivington, Horwich
22 Mar 2020 Run Heaton 5K, 10K & Half Marathon MarchHeaton Park, Manchester
22 Mar 2020 Blue RunEtihad Campus, Sportcity, Manchester
29 Mar 2020 Canalathon 50K & 50 MileRochdale Canal, Greater Manchester
01 Apr 2020 Curley's 5K Trail Series 1 of 3Curley's Dining Rooms, Wallsuches, Horwich, Bolton
08 Apr 2020 Curley's 5K Trail Series 2 of 3Curley's Dining Rooms, Wallsuches, Horwich
10 Apr 2020 Manchester to Liverpool UltraManchester United Football Club, Wharfside Way, Manchester
11 Apr 2020 Rivington Pike Fell RaceThe Crown Hotel, Horwich
15 Apr 2020 Curley's 5K Trail Series 3 of 3Curley's Dining Rooms, Wallsuches, Horwich
18 Apr 2020 Oldham Way UltraCastleshaw Centre, Delph
19 Apr 2020 Rivington 10 Mile Trail ChallengeRivington Bowling Green, Horrobin Lane, Bolton
23 Apr 2020 Run Media City 5K & 10K AprilMedia City, Salford
02 May 2020 It's A Piece Of Cake 10KBoggart Hole Clough, Blackley
02 May 2020 The Cake RaceKiln Green Church, Diggle, Saddleworth
06 May 2020 Hollingworth Lake 5K Series Race 1Littleborough RUFC, Littleborough
13 May 2020 Hollingworth Lake 5K Series Race 2Littleborough RUFC, Littleborough
17 May 2020 Race for Life Stockport 5KWoodbank Memorial Park, Stockport
20 May 2020 Race for Life Wigan 5KHaigh Woodland Park, Wigan
20 May 2020 Horwich RMI Harriers 5M Jubilee May RaceRivington Primary School, Horwich, Bolton
20 May 2020 Hollingworth Lake 5K Series Race 3Littleborough RUFC, Littleborough
21 May 2020 Run Media City 5K & 10K MayMedia City, Salford
27 May 2020 Hollingworth Lake 5K Series Race 4Littleborough RUFC, Littleborough
31 May 2020 Race for Life Leigh 5KPennington Flash, Leigh
04 Jun 2020 Run Manchester Etihad Campus 5K & 10K JuneEtihad Campus, Manchester
07 Jun 2020 Mast 10KSmithills School Pavilion, Smithills Dean Road, Bolton
14 Jun 2020 Flash in the Park Fun RunPennington Flash Country Park, Leigh
14 Jun 2020 Flash in the Park 10KPennington Flash Country Park, Leigh
21 Jun 2020 Marple Carnival 10K Trail RaceBrabyns Park, Marple Bridge, Stockport
21 Jun 2020 Race for Life Oldham 5KAlexandra Park, Oldham
24 Jun 2020 Eddie's Revenge Fell RaceBrushes Clough, Shaw, Oldham
25 Jun 2020 Trafford Trails 5 MilerTrafford Metroviks Rugby Club, Sale
25 Jun 2020 Run Media City 5K & 10K JuneMedia City, Salford
01 Jul 2020 Royton Trail RaceTandle Hill Country Park, Oldham
02 Jul 2020 Run Manchester Etihad Campus 5K & 10K JulyEtihad Campus, Manchester
11 Jul 2020 Pretty Muddy Manchester 5K & Kids RaceHeaton Park, Manchester
12 Jul 2020 Race for Life Manchester 5K & 10KHeaton Park, Manchester
22 Jul 2020 Foodbank 5K Race 1Bramhall Park, Stockport
23 Jul 2020 Run Media City 5K & 10K JulyMedia City, Salford
02 Aug 2020 Leigh Community 10KLeigh Town Hall, Leigh
02 Aug 2020 Run Heaton 5K, 10K & Half Marathon AugustHeaton Park, Manchester
05 Aug 2020 Astley Park Trail & Junior Park Trail Series 4Astley Park, Chorley
05 Aug 2020 Hopwood Trot 5.5 MilesHopwood Hall College, Middleton
06 Aug 2020 Run Manchester Etihad Campus 5K & 10K AugustEtihad Campus, Manchester
09 Aug 2020 Saddleworth 6.2Tame Valley Squash & Tennis Club, Oldham
09 Aug 2020 Saddleworth RoundCross Keys Pub, Uppermill
11 Aug 2020 Ramsbottom Summer Mile & 1K Family Fun RunNuttall Park, Bury
13 Aug 2020 Sale 4 x 5K Sizzlers Race 4Wythenshawe Park, Manchester
19 Aug 2020 Foodbank 5K Race 2Bramhall Park, Stockport
23 Aug 2020 Dog Jog Manchester 5KHeaton Park, Manchester
23 Aug 2020 Big Fun Run Manchester 5KHeaton Park, Manchester
30 Aug 2020 Pennington Flash 5 Mile Trail RacePennington Flash, Leigh
02 Sep 2020 Joe Salt Memorial Cowm Reservoir RaceCock & Magpie, CockHall Lane, Whitworth, Rochdale
02 Sep 2020 Foodbank 5K Race 3Bramhall Park, Stockport
03 Sep 2020 Run Media City 5K & 10K SeptemberMedia City, Salford
05 Sep 2020 Great Manchester Run 10K & Half MarathonPortland Street, Manchester
05 Sep 2020 Marple 10KMarple, Stockport
06 Sep 2020 Stockport Hatters Half MarathonEdgeley Park, Stockport
09 Sep 2020 Mollie Campbell Memorial Cowm Reservoir 5Cock & Magpie, Cockhall Lane, Whitworth, Rochdale
10 Sep 2020 Run Manchester Etihad Campus 5K & 10K SeptemberEtihad Campus, Manchester
12 Sep 2020 Cross Keys Road & Fell RelayCross Keys Pub, Uppermill
27 Sep 2020 Worsley Woods 5 Mile Trail RaceRoe Green Cricket Club, Worsley
27 Sep 2020 Run Heaton 5K, 10K & Half Marathon SeptemberHeaton Park, Manchester
27 Sep 2020 Littleborough 10KAmateur Boxing Club, Littleborough
01 Oct 2020 Run Manchester Etihad Campus 5K & 10K OctoberEtihad Campus, Manchester
18 Oct 2020 Gin Pit 5Miners Welfare Club, Gin Pit Village
25 Oct 2020 Oldham Half MarathonCommunity Leisure Centre, Oldham
01 Nov 2020 RunHeaton 5K, 10K & Half Marathon NovemberHeaton Park, Manchester
14 Nov 2020 Manchester MoRun 10K & 5KHeaton Park, Manchester
22 Nov 2020 We Love Our NHS Manchester 10KHeaton Park, Manchester
29 Nov 2020 Salford 10K Road RaceSalford Sports Village, Salford
29 Nov 2020 City of Salford 10KMediaCity, Salford
29 Nov 2020 Jingle Bee JogMediaCity, Salford
03 Dec 2020 Run Manchester Etihad Campus 5K & 10K DecemberEtihad Campus, Manchester
06 Dec 2020 Winter Bimble In The ParkAlexandra Park, Oldham
20 Dec 2020 Santa Dash 4 Mile Trail RaceJolly Crofter's Pub, Horwich
26 Dec 2020 Saddleworth Fell RaceTanners Waterside Mill, Saddleworth
31 Dec 2020 Trails & Ales New Years Eve Fell RaceCumberland School, Rivington
11 Apr 2021 Manchester MarathonEmirates Old Trafford, Manchester
09 May 2021 Wigan Trail 10KSpringview Sports & Community Club, Wigan
11 Jun 2021 Hell On The Fell RaceCopley Leisure Centre, Stalybridge
12 Jun 2021 Hero Half MarathonPadfield Main Road, Glossop
13 Jun 2021 Dr Ron Hyde 7 Mile Road RaceHyde Town Hall, Hyde
16 Jun 2021 Offerton 5Woodbank Stadium, Woodbank Park, Stockport
19 Sep 2021 Asda Foundation Bury 10 MileTown Centre, Bury
19 Sep 2021 Asda Foundation Bury 10KThe Rock Shopping Centre, Bury
10 Oct 2021 Manchester Half MarathonEmirates Old Trafford, Manchester
12 Dec 2021 Stockport 10Woodbank Stadium, Stockport

About the area

Trotters Runners

The reintroduction of the marathon in 2012 is a sure indicator of a flourishing running scene. The city was already home to Europe's biggest 10K - 40,000 runners pounding the springtime streets in a massive televised extravaganza; and with 15 local Saturday events, the area is the unofficial parkrun capital of the UK.

Other great local events like the We Love Manchester 10K, the City of Salford 10K, the English Half Marathon (Warrington) and the Wilmslow Half Marathon mean a full and varied calendar so good opportunities to build on those regular parkruns and take your running to the next level.

Progress at beginner level is highlighted by our group profile of Chester Roadrunners. Leader Louisa Dallas sketches the group's progress from a standing start to a 40 strong group. Our club focus is on Burnden Roadrunners and the colourful story of the Bolton based set-up that has come a long way in its 30 year history.

We round-up our whistle-stop tour of the area at the Manchester Regional Arena. The arena is the home of several running clubs, the arena boasts an eight lane 400m track with capacity for over 6,500 spectators.

Check out some of what Greater Manchester has to offer to runners below.

Running clubs in Greater Manchester

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Spotlight On Burnden Roadrunners

Burnden Roadrunners

Burnden Roadrunners’ history can be traced back more than 30 years and involves a wonderful tale of feathered tales, klaxons and a challenge laid down to their local football club, Bolton Wanderers…

A Little Club History? In 1983, Vince Regan, a former international runner approached John McGovern (manager of Bolton Wanderers) to run in Bolton’s Adidas British Marathon. John rose to the challenge and invited others to join him under the name of the Wanderers Lifeline Team. Following the event, they continued to run and raise money for local charities, thus the Lifeline Running Group began. In 1985, the group became a fully-fledged athletics club whose name was a nod to the then home of Bolton Wanderers, Burnden Park.

Why Roadrunners? This part of the name is inspired by one of its early members renowned for his participation in events dressed as the original roadrunner with a feathered tail flowing and klaxon blaring.

Claim To Fame? In 1988, 16 runners completed the ‘Pebble Relay’, a non-stop relay run from John O’Groats to Lands End, when they chopped 16 hours off their scheduled five day slog. The pebble collected from John O’Groats beach at 6am on 5 June was hurled into the sea at Lands End, four days, eight hours and 30 minutes later. Although many clubs had completed this feat, especially during the 1960s, it is believed that Burnden were the first club from the area to attempt it.

How Many Members? We have 124 members, with a dramatic increase in membership over the last four years. We have a Facebook page, website and regularly appear in the athletics section of the local paper. Our VET membership is particularly strong, but we also have athletes under 40, or ‘infants’ as we call them!

We Train… On Mondays we meet at Smithills Sports Centre, Bolton. There are usually about three different sessions on offer, varying from new starters/beginners/lighter effort to faster pace. In summer, we offer off-road options on the trails/moors above Bolton. On Wednesday evenings, a more informal grouping meets at Rivington and Blackrod School and on Thursdays at Smithills, an indoor circuit training session runs 7.30-8.30pm.

We Compete... Members compete in road, fell and cross country leagues. Central Lancs Grand Prix, National Relay Championships, British and UK Fell championship and South East Lancs/Red Rose Cross Country respectively; and regularly win championship, team and VET categories.

Favourite Training Run? Has to be the Mast or its kid brother, the Half Mast. The Mast is a seven mile loop that takes us up onto the moors above Bolton, the Winter Hill TV mast and sometimes Two Lads, before returning to base via Barrow Bridge and Moss Bank Park.

Social Side? We don’t forget to have fun and have a dedicated social secretary in Julie Newton, who has arranged all kinds of events from Halloween and Christmas events through to the more unusual, such as scavenger hunts and bowling nights.

Club Stalwarts? Paul Christie, Neil Nuttall, Simon Marland all have 20 plus years association with the club in many different capacities as club officers and runners.

Our Club Run... Is the Trotters 5, which is part of the Central Lancs Grand Prix and is organised for 2 March this year.  It is growing in popularity and now attracts 350 runners. In the past we used Horrock’s Fold Trails for our ‘Smithills Serpent’ race, which local runners jokily referred to as the only flat run they had ever done that was located on the side of a hill!

Local parkrun?  Bolton parkrun is the club’s local event and we always aim to have a strong turnout. Our current chairman Robert Short has won the males points competition for the past two years.

For more information, visit their website.

Interview featured in Northern Running Guide Spring 2014

Running groups in Greater Manchester

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Focus On Chester Roadrunners

Chester Road Runners

WELL KNOWN for its iconic racecourse, Chester is now gaining a reputation for a thriving running scene.  Here, we take a look at how one of its new groups, Chester Road Runners, reflects the growing popularity of the sport ...

CHESTER IS IN the enviable position of hosting one of the country’s most popular marathons - the race was voted the UK’s number one two years ago.  The critical acclaim of the event highlights how attractive the city is as a racing venue.  That and an eager core keen to get involved means that Chester is a city on the move.       
   One of the most recent additions to the scene, Chester Road Runners, have proven to be a hit with locals.  Established just over one year ago, the group already boasts over 40 registered members, with attendance consistently high.  Run England affiliated, Chester Road Runners is primarily aimed at encouraging newcomers and supporting beginners in a welcoming environment.  This ethos is promoted and instilled by group leader and UKA Level 2 coach, Louisa Hallas.
   Louisa explains why she set up Chester Road Runners: “I guess I just wanted to give people who were starting out in running some support and a reason to keep going.  Using the theories that I researched at university, together with my coaching badges I tried to create an environment that people new to running would find supportive and want to come back to week after week.”
   Louisa added: “We are a Run England group and as such we aim to encourage people to enjoy running as a sociable habit.  There are opportunities to join in on group races, parkrun, charity events and the odd social night.
   “Joanne Hutcheon (group leader) and I offer an ‘e-coach’ service via social media/email with posts and tweets designed to answer those burning questions about running.  Along with the usual motivation and banter from the rest of the family at Chester Road Runners, there are plenty of reasons to keep you going in between training.”
   A regular training week for Louisa and the members usually involves a speed, hill or interval session on a Sunday morning (how cruel!).  A social run around the city on a Wednesday evening, where walking and jogging for newer members is actively encouraged.  Sessions are conducted at Westminster Park, through the city centre or along the river, weather and light permitting.
   This pattern has proven to be successful, with members quickly acclimatising to the rigours of regular running and the interval sessions.  And the results are encouraging - two members successfully finished the Helsby Half Marathon in January, one of whom, Drew Skinner, started in 2013 as a complete beginner.
   Most members have now identified local events such as the Chester Santa Dash, Chester Half and even the full 26.2 of Chester Marathon as targets for 2014.  In addition, a few runners have acquired bikes since the club has started and have entered triathlons.
   On the group’s training, Louisa comments: “We aim to show that starting out in running can be enjoyable when done as part of a group.  Our sessions are relaxed, informative and structured to cater for all abilities to provide a running experience that will help educate you to the ‘secrets’ of running, as well as providing a healthy workout.”
   Just as the sessions provide a framework for improvement, Louisa also places a strong emphasis on the social side of the group: “We’re a very friendly bunch and always welcome new people with open arms.  All of us value support over competition and I think this has served us well, both in terms of expanding membership and making it an enjoyable group to be a part of.”
   Chester Road Runners meets every Sunday 10.30am-11.30am and Wednesdays at 6.30pm-7.30pm. 

More information on the group is available on the Run England website or Facebook page.

Services for runners in Greater Manchester

Sports Massage

Run & Relax is a sports massage business run by Sadie McKeand who is a keen runner, personal trainer and leader at Lancaster Women’s Running Group. She offers a relaxation and deep tissue massage. More information at runninggirl.co.uk

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Physiotherapy

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Podiatry

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Personal Training

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