Saturday, 28 August 2021

Cross Country Update by Tim Campbell

 Exciting announcement: Cross Country season

I have amazing news to share, which is that our first fixture is now confirmed at Leigh Sports Village on Sat 2nd Oct. This is a Red Rose race and I will setup a Facebook event with more details. All information will also be available on the A&T website, which is now updated with the latest available details and I will continue to update with further news in the coming weeks as our affiliated leagues finalise their races.
Next, an ask from you. Very soon I need to pre-register individuals, so if there's the slightest chance that you may compete in even just 1 event this year, then please let me know by next Sunday 5th Sep. This does not commit you, and you can still enter later if you prefer, but that will cost you around £10 per series of 4 or 5 races, rather than £6. Still a bargain though! And in the case of Red Rose you will also miss out on a free 50th anniversary buff for anyone who pre-registers and competes in at least 1 of their races.
And finally, just to say that if you haven't done cross country before, or if you are an old hand who hasn't competed in the past few years, then remember that Cross Country is very inclusive, friendly and above all else, fun, whatever your ability. You don't need to be mega-serious about racing, but you'll definitely feel a part of Team A&T when you arrive at an event and see the A&T flag standing proudly aloft next to our cross country tent, so why not give it a go?! It is also fantastic Winter training and I can pretty much guarantee that if you regularly take part then you will emerge stronger into the 2022 season, whether going for a parkrun PB, competing in triathlon or planning a crazy ultra run. 
If anyone has any further questions at this point then I'd be more than glad to help out, just get in contact. 
Thanks, Tim

Monday, 9 August 2021

Manchester Marathon and Manchester Half Marathon - Sunday 10th October 2021 by Mark Riches


We have been asked to provide volunteers again this year, not sure where we will be, I have asked for the same water station as previous years


This is a lot of fun and the Club gets a donation based on the number of volunteers


If you are available on the day & would like to help (you can do anything from a couple of hours to the whole day) please complete the online registration below


You need to select the group you are volunteering with from the dropdown list i.e. Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners and the organisers want us to do this by Wednesday 1st September


Mark Riches

Thursday, 27 May 2021

•Update from Ironman• by Lynn & Karen


•Update from Ironman•

Hi guys, up to now Ironman Bolton is still going ahead on Sunday 4th July

Ironman are keen to have A&T volunteers helping out on the day again, however we’ve been told that there will be some changes to the course aid stations because of Covid-19.

As a result of these changes, there won’t be a feed station at the Ravenswood Drive location which we have managed there for the past few years. 

On the flip side, IM have offered us the following roles giving us the opportunity to still be involved on the day:

White bag drop @ Pennington Flash carpark

Start time 4 - 4:30 AM. (1 - 2 hours). 

10-12+ people needed.

Role involves taking white bags from athletes containing their finishing items and matching bag number to same numbered peg on the lorry.

Blue bag drop @ T1 area, Pennington Flash

Start time 6 - 6-30 AM (3 - 4 hours).

10-12+ people needed.

Role involves receiving blue bags in the transition area which contain athletes used wetsuits. Bags will need to be secured and thrown into large bins/ tubs numbered in batches of 50. Again matching bag number to relevant bin. 

Bike collection @ T2 Queens Park, Bolton

Start time 5 PM (5 hours).

Around 5 people needed.

Role will be checking athletes numbers to the bike number they are collecting from T2 and making sure they are taking correct bike home.

We have another call with IM this Friday and they’re looking for us to confirm which role/s we’d be interested in doing, if any.

I know this is short notice and given that two of the roles are early starts can we have a show of hands as soon as possible so we can secure the roles for another great year of volunteering.

Any questions regarding the above please reach out to Lynn Boylin or Karen Burgoyne 

Thank you!