Fixtures Endurance

Fixtures for the ‘distance’ running members are aimed squarely at achieving success for the club at the local and regional level. It includes the principal targeted team competitions:
– ten Central Lancashire Grand Prix races between February and October
– three Northern Athletics’ events (two Road Relays and the 10K Championship race)
– four Red Rose Cross Country races in the autumn

All races are good for the elite performers and beginners gaining experience alike. The results of these at an individual level, along with several fell races, contribute to an internal competition for members – the BUH&AC Endurance Challenge, named after Bolton’s running legend of the 1970s and 1980s, Steve Kenyon.

Click HERE for full details on the ENDURANCE CHALLENGE.

There are some obvious obmissions, such as the club’s own hosted Bolton 10K and Last Drop Loop Fell Race, as many helpers are needed. Also, neither of the national road relays (i.e. the 12/6 in April and 6/4 in October) count towards the Endurance Challenge (though the regional/Northerns do), but should be prioritised in the event of qualification. Coaches may even recommend additional races suitable for gaining experience, setting Personal Bests (PBs) or just an enjoyable outing.

The 2017 Endurance Fixtures are:


Sun Feb 19 CL5K CLGP1 A Leverhulme Park BL2 6EX
Sun Mar 5 Trotters 5M CLGP2 A Smithills School BL1 6JS
Sat Mar 25 NA 12/6-Stage Relays NA A Heaton Park M25 2SW
Sat Apr 15 Rivington Pike FR B Crown Hotel BL6 7QJ
Wed May 10 Haigh Hall 3.75M CLGP3 A Wigan WN2 1PE
Thu Jun 8 Two Lads FR B Rivington Barn BL6 7SB
Wed Jun 21 Horwich 5M CLGP4 A Rivington Village Club BL6 7SE
Sun Jul 2 Radcliffe 5K CLGP5 A Cams Lane M26 3SW
Thu Jul 13 Bull Hill FR B Hawkshaw BL8 4JL
Wed Aug 2 Chorley 4.6M CLGP6 A Astley Park PR7 1XA
Wed Aug 9 Pilgrims Cross FR B Helmshore BB4 4LQ
Wed Aug 16 Golf Ball FR B Loveclough BB4 8RG
Sun Aug 27 Pennington Flash 5M CLGP7 A Leigh Sports Village WN7 4GX
Sun Sep 10 Blackleach 5M CLGP8 A Manchester M28 3TD
Sat Sep 16 NA 6/4-Stage Relays NA A SportCity M11 3FF
Sun Sep 24 Swinton 5.25M CLGP9 C Barton Road M27 25J
Sat Sep 30 Thieveley Pike FR B Chapel-in-Cliviger BB10 4SU
Sun Oct 1 Gin Pit 5M CLGP10 A Miners Welfare Club M29 7DW
Sat Oct 14 RRXC Leigh RRXC1 C Leigh Sports Village WN7 4GX
Sat Nov 11 RRXC Chorley RRXC2 C tbc tbc
Sat Nov 18 RRXC Bolton RRXC3 C Leverhulme Park BL2 6EX
Sat Dec 2 RRXC Rossendale RRXC4 C Marl Pits BB4 7SN
Sat Dec tbc Ribble Valley 10K NA A Clitheroe BB7 3LA

Please note
1) The national road relays do not count towards the Endurance Challenge, but should be prioritised in the event of qualification:
National 12/6 (pending qualification) = April 8th @ Birmingham
National 6/4 (pending qualification) = October 7th @ Birmingham
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