Sunday 30 September 2018

Fell Captaincy 
After 3 years and lots of fun I've decided to step down as Fell Captain at the end of this season. The main reason is that I am planning a challenge next year and so will struggle to make it to many races, which I don't think is right for the captain. I also think it's a good thing to refresh things with a new captain every few years, to get a different approach and perspective.
If you are interested in taking over then please let me or a member of the committee know. I will of course provide any help needed to set things up for next season.
Thanks for all your support. It's been a humdinger! Tim

Tuesday 25 September 2018

The 2018 Gin Pit 5 T-Shirts have arrived! 
This year we have gone for hi-viz orange, which will be ideal for the dark winter training nights.

Every finisher will get one of these t-shirts.  Enter online here

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Cross Country Championship 2018-2019

Here it is, the moment you have been waiting for.... Cross Country fixtures. Not too late to join in but please note strictly no entries on the day, please let me know asap and I can add you on to my list. Any questions please give me a shout. Look forward to seeing you all next month! 

***First race is Red Rose - please bring £6 on the day for your Red Rose bib number.***


Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners Cross Country Championship 2018-2019

1.     Races (all Saturdays)

Red Rose
Leigh Sports Village *
Heaton Park **
Red Rose
Leverhulme Park Bolton
Red Rose
Mid Lancs/European
Sefton Park, Liverpool
Red Rose
Todmordon Centre Vale Park
Tandle Hill, Oldham
Mid Lancs
Towneley Park, Burnley
Heaton Park
Mid Lancs
Leigh Sports Village
Yarrow Valley, Chorley
Mid Lancs
Cuerden Valley Park, Leyland

2.     Start Times

Red Rose - women 1:35pm / men 2:15pm
Mid Lancs - women 2:00pm / men 2:30pm
South East Lancs – women 1:40pm / men 2:20pm

3.     Websites

South East Lancs                                                                                     

4.     Cost

 *Red Rose - £6.00 for all four races payable to Michelle Fairclough at first fixture.
Mid Lancs  - no cost to individuals.
**South East Lancs  - £6.00 for all 4 races payable direct to the race organiser at the first fixture.

5.     Championship Categories

Under 45 women / Under 45 men / 45 & over women /45 & over men.
The UK athletics rule regarding age groups & ruling date 31 August (midnight)/1 September to apply.  Please note that while each league will have the standard age group categories displayed on their results, Astley & Tyldesley age grading for scoring purposes, has been decided by the Committee that ‘Senior’ is under 45 and ‘Vet’ 45 and over for both men and women

6.     Scoring

In all championship age categories 1st place 30 points, 2nd place 28 points, 3rd place 27 points etc.
Scoring is based on BEST 7 races from 12. Runners must complete at least 7 races to qualify for prizes.

7.     Championship Awards

Perpetual trophies will be awarded to first man and woman in each age category.
Championship trophies to first 3 men and women in each age category.
Additional award will be presented to runners who complete all 12 races.

8.     Contact

Michelle Fairclough
(m) 07971 993903

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Gin Pit 5 Update

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help out at the Gin Pit on Sunday 14th October.
If you can help please let me know via facebook or email.

Pre-Entries are going well for the race.  If you are planning to enter, I'd strongly recommend you enter online.  The race sold out in 2017 and there are no guarantees of on the day entries.

Enter here

Cheers, Gary S

Updated Volunteer List

10 course marshals - Craig Bradbury (head marshal), Joan Cooke, Andrew Cass, Matthew Perry, Lynn Boylin, Josie Maley-Jones, Dave Sloan, Michelle Fairclough, Anthony Hart,

3 x Car Park (can race) -Scott P, Shaun, Amanda & Mike Partington, Darren Williamson

2 x Course set and clean up (can race)  -Mike Carter, Brendan Loughrey

3 x Registration (can race) - Gary Steven, Louise Simpson, Rachel Haslam

3 x Time Keepers -Gary Stevens, Chris B, Claire Matchwick, Tim Campbell

1x Water Station -Paul Roberts

1 x presentation -Chris Bennett

1 x race starter -Chris Bennett

2 or 3 x handing out t-shirts - Emma and Annabel Stevens

Photographer - Joanne Gibson

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Club Meeting Wednesday 12th September – by Mark Riches

This coming Wednesday 12th September we are holding a club meeting at 7.30pm (after efforts) to discuss mainly the Gin Pit 5 * but also the upcoming X-Country season
All members are very welcome to attend
*GP5 is on Sunday 14/10/2018 10:00 start and there are a number of roles that need filing – see Gary’s earlier post HERE

Sunday 2 September 2018

Hades Hill fell race Thu 6th Sep 
The penultimate race in this year’s fell champs is Hades Hill in Whitworth near Rochdale, possibly also the last chance to race in the evening as the nights start to draw in. They are encouraging pre-entries to try to avoid chaos and delays on the night, but I’m going to pay on the night to avoid the extra booking fee!
·   Date & time: Thu 6th Sep 2018 at 18:30
·   Country: England
·   Region: South/West Pennines
·   Category: BS
·   Distance: 8km / 5m
·   Climb: 360m / 1181ft
·   Venue: Red Lion PH, The Square, Whitworth, OL12 8PY, SD885177
·   Entry on day fee: £4.00
·   Pre-entry fee: £4.00
·   Entry info: Full body cover in line with FRA kit will be required for this race.