Free offroad training day — 27 May

Cheshire Sports have been in touch with details of yet another free training day – this time just down the road in Delamere Forest.

No matter what ability of runner you are, this training day will give you the chance to learn about road, trail and fell running and all that is involved! Learn about techniques which can improve your running, the right food to eat and event the right kit to wear! This event is free and as places are limited, its first come first served, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to learn or develop your running skills!

All that attend will receive a FREE place on a Leadership in Running Fitness course!

Vicky Huyton
Cheshire and Merseyside Athletics Network Coordinator

Download the complete flyer for the offroad training day [2-page PDF]

Sounds ideal for our budding contingent of trail/xc/fell runners!

Blackrod half marathon race report – Dave Madders

Report of Dave Madders weekend half marathon

Just a brief report on the blackrod half marathon I did on Sunday.

As prep for the Manchester marathon I’m doing on Sunday I decided to enter on the day the blackrod half marathon on Sunday just gone. a very small race of aprox 50-100 people near Bolton. The weather was atrocious and the terrain a mix of paths and very muddy trails made the going tough.

My aim was to complete the course in around marathon pace a feel pretty good at the end.

There were only mile markers at 5, 8 & 10 and when I went through 5 miles in a new PB I was pleasantly surprised ( no garmin ) however very bad signposting meant about 25 of us went a mile in the wrong direction!!

Nevertheless I felt really strong and despite the torrential rain and thick mud I really enjoyed it.

I finished having done closer to 15 miles than 13 and time didn’t matter but was about 1.49 and gave me confidence for the forthcoming marathon this week to break 4 hours for the first time. ( I’ve done 4.02 in my last 3 marathons!! )

Map of the route attached

Results now available