Sale Harriers provides endurance training for its members at all three of its sites - Wythenshawe Park, Sportcity (East Manchester) and Crossford Bridge, The club's faster, mostly middle distance, track specialists train at Wythenshawe Park and Sportcity so the vast majority of senior and veteran endurance men and women train from Crossford Bridge, Danefield Road, Sale, M33 7BG. This is the club's 'mother site' founded over a century ago! If you're an initial enquirer and thinking about joining the club, go to How to Join and follow the procedure there, where you'll be directed to the most suitable site and/or coach for you.
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.
Sessions start at 7pm prompt (so be in plenty of time) and last around an hour. The group meet outside the clubhouse at 6.45pm for 7pm start following essential announcements. Sessions are a combination of longish runs (approx 6 - 9 miles) and/or interval work. During summer months (April - September) we utilize the vast network of paths, trails and parkland around the Mersey Valley. During the winter months (October - March), sessions are usually on roads in and around Sale. In these months, ensure you wear reflective clothing.
Newcommers please make yourself known to the following people for initial guidance.
Marinda Breddy - All new runners especially those who might achieve 50 minutes to 60 minutes in a 10k road race.
Mobile 07742 727 591 email email@example.com
Graham Padget - Runners who might achieve a 10k time of over 60 minutes.
Paul Barrett - Any runner who thinks they can achieve a time of less than 50 minutes for a 10k road race.
Paul Barrett. Mobile 07890818702 email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can't see the above please look out for Tim Rainey,
or Claire McCarron.
For a taster of the next few weeks here is the proposed endurance sessions as proposed by Dave Rodgers. Subject to change.
Saturdays.. Many people do parkrun. Stretford, Wythenshawe, Sale Water Park, Platt Fields or Worsley Woods. All start at 9am every Saturday. Free for ever. Click here for details of how to register. And details of runs in your area.
13th Thursday 7.00pm Crossford Bridge 7.30pm session
A. 5 x 1000m 200m jog + 5 x 200m parluuf (2 person)
B. 5 x 900m , 100m jog + 5 x 200m parluuf (2 person)
C. 5 x 700m, 100m jog + 5 x 200m or 150m parluuf (3 person)
15th Saturday 10:15am first off.
Christmas Handicap 5k and 10k distances
17th Monday. Track at crossford starts at 6:30. On the whistle.
18th Tuesday. from Crossford Bridge. 3k to Derbyshire Road South 4 x 1550m's or 1200m's A & B together, C timed separately
20th Thursday Crossford Bridge
N.B. assuming the track is open. if not will do 900m's road loop Fairy lane or a 400 - 600m grass loop on field along side A56.
22nd Saturday. Christmas parkruns.
24th Monday. track at Crossford Bridge. 6:30 start.
25th Tuesday. Christmas Day. South Manchester, Worsley Woods or Delemere parkruns.
December Golf / Fairey Lane Norris Derbyshire Road South Christmas
January New year day Banky lane Chorlton Golf / Fairey Lane Timperley
February 2019 Banky lane or Derbyshire Rd Sth Sale West Golf / Fairey Lane Norris Road
2018-19 Greater Manchester AA Cross Country Championships
will take place on Saturday 8th December at:
Boggart Hole Clough, Charlestown Road, Manchester, M9 7DH.
GREATER MANCHESTER ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS
2018-19 Cheshire AA Cross Country Championships
5th January 2019 Birchwood Park.
Saturday 5th January 2019
First Race 11:30am
1:00pm U20 Women 17-19 in 2018 (6.4K)
1:40pm Senior Women and Vets (8.4K)
2:45 U20 Men 17 -19 in 2018 (8.4K)
2:45 Senior Men 20 and over Vets (11,5k)
Get your name down for entries now. !!!!!
Too late if you miss the closing date.
Make sure you are registered with English Athletics. See below.
By knowing your training session beforehand, you can be mentally prepared and also check out the route if necessary.
Follow links for route details:
Thursday 7pm Wythenshawe Park
The club provides two sessions on a Thursday. One is at the Wythenshawe Park track and is for runners who have the ability to compete to a standard of roughly sub 45 minutes for 10k. The sessions are usually a combination of short and long interval work. They begin at 7.30pm; however people arrive at 7pm to warm up. For more information about these sessions, please contact Dave Rodgers.
Thursdays 7.30pm- Crossford Bridge
The second session is based at Crossford Bridge for runners roughly over 45 minutes for 10k. Depending on running experience, some of this group maybe taken on runs similar to Tuesday's sessions until they strengthen their endurance base. The interval sessions on the track are designed to develop speed to an endurance base. The Interval sessions commences at 7.30pm, however it is encouraged for athletes to warn up in advance. Morris Jefferson. (Note Morris is out of action at the moment but should be returning soon)
Small groups of various abilities go for long easy/steady runs in the Mersey Valley. These are invariably from 75 minutes up to 1:45 and longer if groups are training for a half-marathon or marathon. Again, meet outside Crossford Bridge's main entrance from 10.15. There are men's/women's changing facilities, toilets and showers available. However, we advise people to arrive changed and not to leave any valuables in the changing rooms. These can be put in your car or left in the upstairs office. Sometimes small groups also meet elsewhere because they want earlier runs (e.g. preparing for a marathon) or to enjoy scenic places like the Peak District. You'll hear about these through the club's informal networks or via the website Twitter feed, Facebook and/or email.