Training Nights

Training takes place on Monday,Wednesday and Thursday evening starting at 6.45pm. Monday evenings the training comprises of speed work and work on hill circuits. Wednesday evenings tend to be a longer pack run. Thursday nights are for the fell runners of the club, they tend to start from various locations and we also have a Sunday run which tend to be longer for those training for marathons.,,, please check out the training nights below......

Monday Nights

  • Monday night sprint training takes place from 7pm

  • Jason Cunningham tends to run the session. The training alternates each week between hill reps and flat roads.

  • From Middleton Arena. (September- March)
  • Summer sprint training (Heaton Park - March - August): Sheepfoot Lane entrance, 7pm throughout the summer period (excluding bank holidays).

Track Sessions: There is also opportunity to take part in track sessions . Track sessions are available weekly for anyone who wishes to attend them. Royton Road Runners take the track sessions at Kingsway Park High School (formerly Springhill), Turf Hill Road (off Kingsway), Rochdale OL16 4XA - (7pm). Coach Brian Moore, for all ability levels, track sessions usually last 1-1.5 hours & are open to runners of all standards, including non-members & members of other clubs. Use of the track costs £2 per head - payable to Brian on the night .


Wednesday Nights


  • Wednesday night training consists of a longer run (between 5-10 miles).
  • Slower paced group  6;45pm (slower than 10 min mile)
  • Middle paced group 7pm
  • Faster groups (must be able to do under 8 min mile) from 7:15pm.

Note: Due to the amount of members growing, groups may need to be split into


Thursday Nights

There are a selection of fell runs that take place on a Thursday night from various venues, 6.45pm meet for a 7pm start, please visit the fell section for the locations. The group caters for all abilities an will run with the slowest runner.


A number of us will be meeting on Sunday mornings for a long run (10 miles minimum) to maintain the mileage we've built up as part of our marathon training. The pace need not be too fast. If anyone wants to set up any other runs, please let us know & we will put it on the website. Please check out the Facebook page to keep updated or contact Craig Sutherland!

Meet: Middleton arena

Start at 9.30 prompt.

Mobile 07729150997

New to running

Never ran: If you can only run a few miles or have never ran before:


  • Middleton Harriers is a friendly and very inclusive running club – whether you are new to running, recovering from an injury or an experienced runner returning to the sport after a lay off, you will be welcome to join one of our groups. For those runners who would like to gently return to running or are novices, we offer the opportunity of a personal training buddy.
  • Buddies are club members who volunteer to take out new or returning runners and help them build up their distance and speed to enable them to eventually join one of the established groups within the club – there is no pressure, the Buddy allows you to determine the pace and distance.
  • If you feel you would benefit from joining our Buddy scheme and would like to meet up with one of our volunteers, please email – a Buddy will be assigned to you and a suitable time on a Monday evening will be arranged for you to meet up at a pre arranged venue. It's that simple – a small step on your road to running!
  •  Something to bear in mind – we have all been novices. We have all relied on support from other runners. So don't feel intimidated by approaching a running club – Middleton Harriers is a very welcoming and supportive club. You'll wonder why you didn't join us sooner!