Couch To 5K – New Beginners’ Group


A new running group is starting for “total newbies” on Tuesday nights from 6:30pm to 7:00pm, commencing 24th May 2016.

ALL ABILITIES are WELCOME, though this is for ADULTS ONLY.

Can’t even run a bath? Never run before? Do you consider yourself unfit? Want to get fit or run your first 5k? Then this is for YOU!

Start to build up confidence, stamina and ability.  Follow a progressive 12-week programme to get you from the couch to completing the 5K weekly ParkRun event at Leverhulme Park.

You will be coached by David, a friendly, patient and welcoming running coach who couldn’t even run one lap of the track when he himself started in 2012. He has since gone on to run in numerous club events, including many half and full marathons.  The sky’s the limit at BUH&AC!

No special kit is required – just turn up wearing comfortable trainers, t-shirt, track-suit, optional hat and gloves (it may be cold!) and willpower to give it 100%!

This is a COMPLETE BEGINNERS running group designed for total newbies!

Please arrive 15-20 mins early to register at the BUH&AC Front Desk on your first night.

Southport Triathlon

Sunday, 22nd May 2016

Blue Vests were again out in force at multi-discipline eventing today; this time, it was the Standard (750m Swim – 20k Bike – 5k Run) and Sprint (750m Swim – 20k Bike – 5k Run) triathlons at Southport. Matt Pemrick described his swim as “uncharacteristically poor”, coming in some four minutes slower than expected due to it being “a bit turbulent in the over-40s wave” – more than a few kicks and punches to the head in there! This was almost balanced by an uncharacteristically reasonable T1 and a very strong bike ride, averaging 21mph, which saw him overhaul both Andrew Doyle and Scott “the scud” Crompton. However, he had nowhere near enough time in the bank to cope with their strong running, which saw them switch places again. Great event but the lake stunk – 24 hours later, he can still smell the water on his body despite three showers!

BUH&AC Standard times:
Scott Crompton – 2:28:21 (27:39; 3:28; 1:15:09; 1:42; 19:32; 20:51)
Andrew Doyle – 2:28:53 (27:58; 2:37; 1:17:02; 2:00; 19:20; 19:56)
Matthew Pemrick – 2:35:44 (29:57; 3:33; 1:13:45; 2:36; 22:45; 23:08)
Chris Pickford – 2:49:59 (35:14; 5:11; 1:21:25; 4:45; 21:57; 21:27)


BUH&AC Sprint times:
Tony Warham 1:23:09 (17:26; 4:03; 39:17; 2:49; 19:34)


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