Our Runs

We have several weekly training events suitable for differing ages and abilities.

Our main club training nights are Tuesday and Thursday. In addition, we have Monday Intervals, Monday Juniors, a Friday morning run and sometimes informal sessions at the weekend. Everyone is welcome, to any standard, but it is beneficial if you can run a few miles.

Please sign up for our runs here before turning up and always check our Facebook Page for last-minute minute changes especially over holiday periods when the normal schedules may be disrupted but also in case the unforeseen interferes with best-laid laid plans.

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Monday - Intervals
Intervals take place on a Monday at 7 pm at the Leyland Vehicles parts car park near Centurion Way, Farington Moss, Leyland PR26 6RB. Please park on Croston Road or thereabouts, if you park in Leyland Vehicles car park you will be asked to move.

The session usually involves running short distances, e.g. 800 metres or less, at quicker paces with recovery time in between. It caters for different ability levels with different distances and number of repetitions.

Tuesday - Fulwood

From the start of October to the end of March a group meets at Fulwood Leisure Centre at 18:30 for a choice of road runs of between 6 and 8 miles. These sessions continue through the Summer for the benefit of those who cannot get to the Summer Country runs.

Please gather near the main car park entrance. Parking can sometimes be a problem at the leisure centre, but there is normally room on the surrounding side streets.

Tuesday - Bamber Bridge

This is a social run, welcoming members. It meets in the car park at Morrisons, Station Road, Bamber Bridge PR5 6TP each Tuesday at 7 pm and runs around the local streets. You need to be able to run 5 to 6 miles and the faster runners will loop to those that are slower to keep the group together. It retains a social feel and holds regular social evenings in the local bar!

Tuesday - Trail

From the start of April to the end of September we have runs in the country from various locations near Preston. Although most of these runs are at 18:30 there are exceptions depending on the time of year and venue. During the Summer months, we may have members arranging informal runs from Fulwood Leisure Centre.

We encourage car sharing at the summer trail events as there is often limited parking. Make certain you know where the meeting point is and how long it might take to get there given the nature of the evening traffic.

On the run, we must respect the countryside. Pay attention to the run leader and be prepared to follow instructions especially when going through farm yards, near livestock and crops.

Although no one will admit to any of our runs being muddy, up hill or held in less than balmy weather, it is a good idea to bring a change of socks, shoes and other clothes so you are more presentable in the pub afterwards and more comfortable on the journey home.

Thursday - Bamber Bridge

On Thursdays, we meet in the car park of The Poachers Pub (near Bamber Bridge Sainsbury’s) at 19:00.

Please park in the lower car park, and try to arrive a few minutes early as we aim to start the run on time.

There are several groups graded by distance and pace. In addition, we have a Tempo run which is normally faster paced and longer.

Routes normally go via Bamber Bridge, Leyland, Walton-le-Dale, Walton Summit and Lostock Hall. During the summer, when it is lighter, it is also possible to run through Avenham and Cuerden Parks.

Runners sometimes gather in The Poachers after the run for a drink and something to eat.

Thursday - London Road
This is a social run of 7+ miles, meeting at Ashworth Grove, off London Road, Preston. The run begins at 7 pm, early arrival is preferred so we can set off promptly.

No one is left behind and faster runners are asked to loop so the group remains together throughout the run.

Biscuits are usually available at the finish line.

Please Note that once a month the run is led from the Poachers at Bamber Bridge, for more information check our RunTogether group.


Thursday - Trail

On a monthly basis, during the summer months, we gather for a trail run on Thursday evenings. Details will be posted on the club’s Facebook page and booking should be done through RunTogether.

Friday - Avenham Park
We have a daytime run every Friday at 10:00 am. It’s a friendly, social group that runs. There is regular regrouping to keep the group together but there is an expectation of being able to run at least 5k.

We meet at the car park in South Meadow Lane, opposite The Continental PR1 8JP. Check Facebook for where the group are meeting each week in case of any changes. The runs will last about one hour with an opportunity for a tea, coffee and chat in the car park afterwards. Bring a mug.