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Rivington trail run

Atherton running club took to the trails around Rivington.

We started off from the Rivington Foundation Primary School at Rivington. Taking the route along Upper Rivington Reservoir and Anglezarke Reservoir we scaled the tough road leading the Anglezarke and through the jungle to top of the reservoirs.

Taking the route to White Coppice we tried an alternative route up to Great Hill, this proved some typical soft going under foot!!

Scaling Great Hill we found the wind and some great views across to Heysham Power Station. We then set off along the slabs that connect Great Hill with Belmont Road, fast and flat meant we could up the pace.

We decided to take the route passed the Pigeon Tower and back through the Japanese Terraced Gardens and back to the car park.

All in all the root that around 10.5 miles with some tough climbing to reach 1,300 feet about a mile past Great Hill.

We also saw the Chorley Grand Prix cycle race taking place on Belmont Road. Apologies for the picture, we were far above it!!

The distant Chorley Grand Prix cycle race!!

Upcoming events – April 2017

The following runners are competing or expressed an interest in these upcoming races:

  • 2017
    • 23 Apr Blackpool Marathon (Sue)
    • 23 Apr London Marathon (John P, Chris Green)
    • 07 May Yarrow Valley Bluebell 10k Trail (Phil)
    • 28 May Liverpool R & R Marathon (Gary, Cheryl)
    • ??????? Irwell Sculpture Trail (max 33 miles) (Paul, Ian, Sharon, Bec, Becky, Alison)
    • 07 May Edgworth 5k Reservoir Challenge (Sue)
    • 14 May Howgills Trail 26 (Paul, Sharon, Ian, Gary, Cheryl)
    • 21 May Crazy Cow 10k (Bec)
    • 28 May Manchester 10k (Tammy, Vicky)
    • 10 Jun Bolton Hill Marathon (Paul, Gary, Cheryl)
    • 11 Jun Edgworth 10k Reservoir Challenge (Sue)
    • 18 Jun Pennington Flash in the Park 10k Trail (Phil)
    • 15 Jul Race to the Stones 100km (Ian, Sharon, Paul, Gary, Cheryl)
    • 02 Jul Edgworth HM (Sue)
    • 02 Jul Warrington Summer 5 miler (Bec)
    • 09 Jul I Love Manchester 10k (Bec)
    • 30 Jul London 100 (John P)
    • 26 Aug Glencoe Ultra 42 miles (Gary, Cheryl)
    • 03 Sep Manchester 100 (John P)
    • 03 Sep Wigan 10k (Phil, Jenny)
    • 10 Sep Great North Run (Bec)
    • 17 Sep Yarrow River Splash 10k (Phil)
    • 07 Oct 3 Towers Ultra Marathon (Gary, Cheryl)
    • ?? Oct Rivington HM Tail (Phil)
    • 14 Oct Lakeland Four Passes (22 miles) (Paul, Sharon, Ian)
    • 05 Nov Festive Flash 5k (Phil)
    • 17 Nov Escape from Meridan (Paul)

Feel free to leave a comment on any other runs we may be interested in!!

We’re a busy bunch…..

Start of the trail season

When the clocks went forward Atherton Running Club have hit the gorgeous trails on offer in the local area. Bec captured this great picture of the sunset on by the fishing pond on Beefold Lane.

Everyone is looking forward to a great trail season.