Training Nights

Training takes place on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings starting at 6.45pm. There are some Sunday runs which tend to be longer for those training for marathons. We now run a series of Couch to 5ks for beginners...... please check out ALL the training nights info below......

Monday Nights - Middleton Arena (Winter) or Heaton Park (Summer)

  • Monday night sprint training takes place from 7pm.
  • Jason Cunningham runs the session and the training alternates each week between hill reps and flat roads. Suitable for all speeds and abilities.
  • From Middleton Arena (September- March). We meet in the Foyer at 7pm.
  • From Heaton Park (March - August). We meet at the South Car Park, 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 at 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 minutes per mile)
  • Middle paced group 7:00pm
  • Faster groups (must be able to do around 8 minutes per mile) from 7:15pm.
  • Note: Due to the amount of members growing, groups may need to be split into smaller ones on the night to ensure runners are able to run within the correct speed group. The Run route is usually posted on the Facebook page before the session.

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 and will run with the slowest runner.


Note: Members will need a headtorch in winter, fell shoes & should always ensure they bring a hat, gloves, waterproof and extra layers, you never know what the weather may be like on the fells.  Please let Michelle know if you are attending or if you were attending then decide not to come on: 07753 122326


Friday Nights - Track Session

This training session, provided by Rob Bishop, starts at 7:00pm and takes place at Boggart Hole Clough Athletics Track, Charlestown Road, M9 7DF. These sessions are free to club members.

  • All abilities catered for
  • Secure, all-weather track, floodlit
  • Toilets
  • All year facility
  • Off Road Parking


Sunday mornings- Marathon training

 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