Endurance (Senior & Veteran)

Sale Harriers provides endurance training for its members at all three of its sites:

The club's faster, middle distance & track specialists train at Wythenshawe Park and Sportcity. The vast majority of senior and veteran endurance men and women train from Crossford Bridge.  At Crossford Bridge, the club provides training in distances from 3k to marathons and promotes running across three formats: Road, Cross-Country and Fells.  Newcomers are welcome to come along for a few weeks and try the training without commitment. There are three main sessions per week though some groups train at other times and venues. You'll hear all about them in due course.  All sessions are designed to maximise your running potential. We also have an introductory group typically for those whose time over 10k time is slower than fifty minutes. Please contact us for more information. 

Crossford Bridge

Danefield Road
M33 7BG

Coaches & Training Sessions

Mondays: 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Mixed ability session based on timed efforts rather than distance. Start and stop on a whistle.

Tuesdays: 6:45pm - Set off from Crossford Bridge at 7pm for a mixed ability training run. Social run, not supervised by a coach.

Wednesdays: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Coach: Mike Hatch 

Track session open to all abilities looking to improve 5K & 10k times (will also benefit longer distances). Must be a member or join after 3 sessions. First-timers, contact Mike in advance or arrive early and introduce yourselves. £2 per session.

Tuesdays: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Coach: Dave Rodgers
Contact: Paul Barrett
Forthcoming Training Sessions

This weekly endurance session accommodates runners capable of sub-45 minute 10k and meet from 6.45pm for a 7pm start at varying locations including Crossford Bridge and Wythenshawe athletics track. Sessions alternate between long 'tempo' runs (from 6 - 9 miles) and interval work. 

During summer months (April - September) we utilise paths, trails and parkland around the Mersey Valley. During the winter months (October - March), sessions are usually on roads. Please wear reflective clothing during the winter months.

Please contact coach Dave Rogers for more information.

Thursdays: 7:30pm (meet earlier for warm-up)
Coach: Graham Padget

Track session for runners who would complete 10K in over 45 minutes. 

Sundays: 10.30am
Small groups of various abilities go for long steady runs in the Mersey Valley. Meet outside Crossford Bridge's main entrance from 10.15. 

Wythenshawe Park

Wythenshawe Park,


M23 0AB

Training Sessions

Mondays: April until Mid-October 7-9pm
Coaches: Paul Roden & Norman Poole
Men & Women U17 to Senior

Wednesdays All year 7-9pm.
Coaches: Paul Roden & Norman Poole
Men & Women U17 to Senior

Thursdays 7:30pm (meet from 7:00pm for warm-& drills)
Coach: Dave Rodgers

For sub-45 minutes 10k runners. The sessions are usually a combination of short and long interval work. For more information about these sessions, please contact Dave Rodgers. 

Fee is £2.

Saturday Mornings: (Summer Only). 10:00 - 12:00 on the track but various venues in Winter.
Coaches: Paul Roden & Norman Poole
Men & Women U17 to Senior


Rowsley Street,
M11 3FF

Training Sessions

Monday: Mid-October until the end of March

Coaches: Paul Roden & Norman Poole

Men & Women U17 - Senior


Saturday Training

Training Sessions

Sessions also run on a Saturday morning at a variety of locations. Please contact the coaches below for further information:

Coaches: Paul Roden & Norman Poole 
Location: Wythenshawe Park & Heaton Park (Winter Only), Wythenshawe Park (Summer Only). 10am-12.

Coach: Dave Rodgers
Location: Wythenshawe Park & John Leigh Park. 10:30am til 12.