Two great cross country races coming up over the next two weekends and both local. This Saturday sees the latest round of the Red Rose league at Hyndburn and the following Saturday sees the opening fixture of the Mid Lancs League at Townley Park Burnley.
The Club is a member of both leagues so there is no entry fee for athletes, just turn up on the day. For the Red Rose league please remember your race number if you have run before, for the Mid Lancs numbers are collectable from Club officials before the race and are also reused.
This Sunday sees the first of the Quarry fell runs at Penistone Quarry near Haworth, again not far away. These races are ideal for younger athletes from age 6 upwards with interesting courses and lots of prizes. Do get there early because there can be nearly 200 young runners plus 300 or so seniors. The senior race is the Withins Skyline, the longest of the series. Details on www.woodentops.org.uk. Note that senior entries for the Auld Lang Syne open on 1st November (race is on New Year’s eve) and that this will fill up well before the day.
A number of club runners ran at the first Red Rose Cross Country league at Leigh Sports village and there is a report in the Lancashire Telegraph. We also has some great success at the English Schools Fell Running championships at Cockermouth where a number of Club athletes ran for their schools.
Just a reminder that the young athlete group have now moved to Pendle Vale School for the winter on Monday nights only. The intermediate group will remain at Seedhill track for the next few weeks to give them a variety of training opportunities. The endurance squad should consult Noel as to location on Monday nights. Sprint and throws squads remain at Seedhill all year.
Please dress up warmly for winter training. It was great to have 13 youngsters in my intermediate group last night in appalling weather, however a couple did get cold and need to wear warmer clothes. It will only get colder!
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