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We are a friendly, non elitist running club that places great emphasis on encouraging beginners, while also catering for improvers and experienced runners.

This is achieved by offering an extensive range of weekly training to suit all. So whether you are a beginner inspired by watching the London Marathon, bored of running alone, or coming back from injury, experienced and looking for structured training, then Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners is the club for you.

All of our training nights meet either at the Gin Pit Miners Welfare Club , Leigh Sports Village, the big car park opposite Atherton train station during the winter months or Bee Fold Lane, Atherton in the summer. See our training webpage for more details.

Come and give us a try, you won’t regret it! Our members take part in road, fell,  cross country and ultra running as well as triathlon.

Training

Training Sesssions

Monday Speed Efforts and 10k easy/steady group
Tuesday Group Run
Wednesday Stamina Efforts
Saturday/Sunday Long Runs – arranged via Facebook group

All weekday sessions start at 6.30 prompt

Monday night sessions are held at Leigh Sports Village.
Speed session is on the track and the easy/steady 10k group start at LSV.

Track Sessions

Tuesday night sessions are from the bottom of Bee Fold Lane, Atherton in the Summer and Atherton train station car park in the Winter.

Wednesday night sessions are from the Miners Welfare at Gin Pit Village.  These sessions start with a 1.4 mile warm up and around 4 mile interval effort session with a 1.4 mile cool down.

Effort Sessions

Thursday night Effort sessions for beginners are from the Miners Welfare Club at the Gin Pit Village.

There may also be long runs on Saturdays and Sundays.
These runs are usually long steady runs, 10 miles and over. They are not always on due to club races etc. and it is recommended that you check the Club’s Facebook Group or Blog for the latest news regarding weekend training runs. Members sometimes suggest a long run on our Facebook Group and invite others to join, this can be a great way to get a group together to support each other when doing those extra miles.