Training Nights

Training takes place on Monday,Wednesday ,Thursday and Friday evening 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 5k's for  beginners...... please check out ALL  the training nights info below......

Monday Nights - Arena or Track

  • 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) Winter
  • 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 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 Wednesday.

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 you 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

A new session will begin on Friday 1st Feb as a test period.... yes...We now have the use of Boggart Hole Clough Running Track!
Middleton Harriers will have sole use of the track for trial period of 6 weeks starting on Friday 1st February at 7:00pm and every week thereafter. The track is a secure, all-weather and floodlit facility and I propose that its use be free to Middleton Harriers members. We will have toilet facilities but no changing facility at this point in time. If the trial successful we will negotiate a long term arrangement.Please note: The track session will be in addition to our our extremely popular Monday evening sessions which will continue at Middleton Arena.

 

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

 

Beginners - Couch to 5k

New to running :

  • 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 to join our rolling Couch to 5k programme.
  •  The couch to 5k help out new or returning runners to build up their distance and speed to enable them to eventually join one of the established groups within the club – there is no pressure.
  •  If you feel you would benefit from joining our Couch to 5k  please contact one of our club couch to 5k Captains Rob Bishop or Jo Lynch @ robbish54@gmail.com
  • 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!