News Archive 2015

December Tuesday Run

The Tuesday run route for December is Winter Run#1

13th December: Town Park Cross Country

We are hosting the fourth cross country race of the season at Town Park. This is a very popular course and there will be refreshments afterwards. If you can help marshal or setup the course please contact Gill.

Remember that there are diversions all over Runcorn due the Mersey Gateway construction (info here) Please allow a bit extra time. The race starts at 10 am.

See the Town ParkCross Country page for more details.

Presentation Evening

The date for the club's annual presentation evening is set for the 4th March and it will be at the Warrington Sport Club. See the Facebook page for more information.

22nd November: Beacon Fell Country

The third race in the cross country series is at Beacon Fell near Skelmersdale on the 22nd November. All members can run in it, no registration required and there are free refreshments afterwards.

See the Cross Countrypage for more details.

8th November: Stadt Moers Cross Country

TThe next cross country race of the season is at Stadt Moers Park in Knowsley on the 8th November. All members can run in it, no registration required and there are free refreshments afterwards.

See the Cross Countrypage for more details.

1st November: Clarke Gardens Cross Country

The first cross country race of the seasons is at Clarke Gardens on the 1st November. All members can run in it, no registration required and there are free refreshments afterwards.

See the Cross Countrypage for more details.

Cross Country Training

There will Cross Country training at Runcorn Town Park on the 17th and 24th October. Starting at 9:00am. The session will last about an hour and is good preparation for the upcoming cross country races.

Free Beginners Session

Beginners Session

The club is offering free beginners sessions with the aim of coaching beginners to be able to achieve 5K. The session are over a eight week period.

Interested then please visit our beginners page

Cross Country dates

The dates for this winters cross country league have been announced and are:

1 Sunday 1st November, 10am Clarke Gardens Penny Lane Striders
3 Sunday 8th November, 10am Stadt Moers Knowsley Harriers
5 Sunday 22nd November, 10am Beacon Park Skelmersdale BH
4 Sunday 13th December, 10am Runcorn Town Park Warrington Road Runners
2 Sunday 3rd January, 10am Arrowe park Pensby Runners
6 Sunday 21st February, 10am Forest Park Spectrum Striders

17th August - Hill Session

There will be another Hill Session on Monday 17th August. Meet at top of Keckwick Lane close to entrance to Daresbury Firs.

Arley Mile Time Trial, 14th July

It is the Arley mile time trial for club members this Tuesday. This is an event held on the road to Arley Hall whereby you can see how fast you can run a mile in. The fastest male and female get a trophy.

Results available on the results page.

Warrington 10K Results

The final results are now available on the results page and on the nifty entries website.

Warrington parkrun 27/6/2015 in Memory of Lindsey Scott

Lindsey Scott was a long time member of the club sadly died just before Christmas last year after a long illness. Although not a runner himself, her husband Stuart wants to do a run in memory of Lindsey. He has decided this will be the Park Run on June 27th as it is the closest day to their wedding anniversary.

Clearly this will be a fitting way for the club to mark Lindsey’s passing, and all members are encourage you to come along.

Some up and comming club dates

  • Monday, June 22 at 7:00pm: WRR Hill Session at Keckwick Lane, Daresbury
  • Friday, July 3 at 7:30pm: WRR Night Out in Stockton HeatH ( TBC )
  • Tuesday, July 14 at 7pm: Arley mile time trial.

June 2nd: Summer Handicap

A record turnout for the Summer Handicap saw Kevin and Miranda come first, results on the resultspage.

Warrington 10K Entry List

The entry list for the Warrington 10K is now online here.

Gill sets club record

Gill sets a new FV55 club record for the 5K at the new Cheshire 5K race, see the results on the resultspage.

Warrington 10K

The Warrington 10K is now open for entries, this is the oldest 10K in the town and is on the 25th June at , see the 10Kpage for more information.

Friday 8th May: Social Evening

All welcome for night out in Stockton Heath. Starting in Slug & Lettuce at 7:30pm and maybe a meal.

Warrington 10K

The Warrington 10K is now open for entries, this is the oldest 10K in the town and is on the 25th June at , see the 10Kpage for more information.

April: Tuesday Night Training Routes

Tuesdays nights routes from April 14th will be

AprilSummer Route#4, Canal & Transpenine
MayWinter Route#3, Canal & Keckwick Hill

March 2015: AGM

The club has held its AGM and re-appointed its committee (see the contacts page) and confirmed the championship races for next year (listed on the championship page).

The membership fee was decided and members should now submit membership forms for the 2015/16 season, this can be done via paper copy or online, more information can be found on the join uspage.

WRR AGM - Wed 18th Mar 2015

This is the only event that the Club absolutely has to have each year in order to be a properly constituted England Athletics Affiliated Club, and because of this we need as many members as possible to attend.

Without a quadrate meeting each year, the Club would not be able to continue as we do now. Members would not get the reduced entry fees for races, we would not get the "Club Places" in the London Marathon, and it would cost us more to put on our 10k in June and the Cross Country in January.

The formal meeting usually lasts about an hour and this is where we review the last year, agree things like the level of Subs for the next year, and plan the main events for the coming year. We then have an "open forum" to talk about anything members want to discuss.

27th Feb: WRR Presentation Evening

The annual presentation awards were held at the Warrington Sports Club over a buffet evening meal. During the evening Ian gave out awards to the club champions as well as presenting a memento to those who achieved a club standard. Awards are listed below:

Pete - Male Champion
Tarja - Female Champion

Club Awards

Age Graded ChampionPete Ackerley
Women's Club ChampionTarja Barnes
Men,s Club ChampionPete Ackerley
F35 ChampionFleur Evans
V40 ChampionRuss Platt
F45 ChampionGill Collen
V50 ChampionKeith Brown
Lyndsay Scott Summer Handicap Sarah Matthews
Summer HandicapBrian Forth
Carol Birchenough Arley MileTarja Barnes
Steve Pass Arley MileSteve Thompson
Winter HandicapSusan Altree
Men's Winter HandicapAlan Grehan
Best NewcomerSteve Bowden
Most Improved RunnerMartin Catterall
Club Member of the YearNeil Hankinson

Club Standards


Ian Edge

  • Warrington Park Run 5k - 19:34
  • Sefton Park 5m - 32:17
  • Whitley 10k - 39:56

Tarja Barnes

  • >Dunham Massey 5k - 21:01
  • Whitley 10k - 43:31
  • Liverpool Half Marathon - 1:36:20

Keith Brown

  • Hollins Green 5k - 19:41
  • Ribble Valley 10k - 40:59
  • Great North Run - 1:29:14


Fleur Evans

  • Run The Bridge 5m - 36:58
  • Whitley 10k - 46:54
  • Liverpool - 1:41:47

Dan Green

  • Dunham Massey - 5K 19:55
  • Rainford 10k - 40:25
  • English Half Marathon - 1:30:12

Russ Platt

  • Bowden 5k -19:37
  • English Half Marathon - 1:29:51
  • Chester Marathon - 3:11:39

Steven Thompson

  • Lymm 5k - 18:46
  • Run The Bridge 5m - 30:04
  • Whitley 10k - 36:50


Martin Catterall

  • Warrington Park Run 5k - 21:13
  • Cheshire 10k - 43:01
  • Preston 10m - 1:12:12

Chris Jackson

  • Dunham Massey 5K - 20:33
  • Chester Spring 5m - 35:08
  • Cheshire 10k - 43:21

Alan Grehan

  • Warrington Park Run 5k - 20:49
  • Birchwood 10k - 43:15
  • Preston 10m - 1:12:30

Sarah Matthews

  • Dunham Massey 5K - 25:54
  • Fairclough 5m - 43:31
  • Runfest Wales 10k - 55:20

Luke Potts

  • Dunham Massey 5K - 20:57
  • Birchwood 10k - 44:07
  • Great Warford 10m - 1:15:25

Alison Lysons

  • Warrington Park Run 5k - 27:38
  • High Leigh 10k - 56:22
  • Wirral Half Marathon - 02:12:10

Ben Logan

  • Warrington Park Run 5k - 23:28
  • Birchwood 10k - 48:51
  • English Half Marathon - 1:42:25

Club standards are explained on the standardspage.

Warrington 10K

The provisional date for this years 10K race is the 25th June

WRR Presentation Evening - Fri 27th Feb 2015

This year the presentation evening will be at the Warrington sports Club (near Walton Hall Gardens). There will be a meal followed by presentation of trophies & awards. Starts from 7pm.

WRR AGM - Wed 18th Mar 2015

The annual AGM is your opportunity to see how the club works and provide input. All members are invited to attend, this years meeting is provisionally set to be at the London Bridge pub, Stockton Heath.

20th January: Beginners Sessions

WRR is please to announce the return of it free beginners sessions. This is an 8 week programme design to get you to the stage where you can run 5k non-stop. For more information click on the poster or go to our beginners page or facebook page.

11 Jan 2015: Town Park Cross Country

WRR host the NWSCCL race at Town Park, Runcorn on Sunday. This is a popular and well received race and all members are asked to tell Gill C if they can run or help marshal on the day (we need as many volunteers as possible). More information on the race can be found on our Cross Country page. Note that if you are approaching the course from the Runcorn bridge on the A533, there is a diversion in place on one of the slip roads.

21st December: Winter Handicap

The Winter handicap is on this Sunday starting at 10am follwed by sandwiches, results and a Secret Santa at the Grappenall Community Centre. More information can be found on the Winter Handicap page. Please ensure that you know the course beforehand.

Dec 2014: Christmas Dinner

The details for the Christmas Dinner on Friday the 12th are below:

  1. 6:30pm Meet at The Wine Bar
  2. 7:00pm Table booked at The Cardamon
  3. 9:00pm Drinks at the Slug & Lettuce

December: Winter Handicap Run Recce

Martin is lead a recce of the winter handicap route, starting from Broomfields Leisure Center

  • Sat 6th Dec @ 9:00am
  • Sun 14th Dec @ 9:00am

These runs will be social run at a pace to suit all & therefore should last about an hour.

Dates for your diary

1. Cheshire Cross Country Championship

We would like to enter both Men's and Ladies teams for this event. Any member can run. The event is at Bolesworth Castle, Chester CH3 9HQ

  • Men's race is 10K, teams of 6
  • Ladies race is 7.5K, teams of 3

For more details follow this Link.

2. WRR Presentation Evening - Fri 27th Feb 2015

Meal followed by presentation of trophies & awards.

Venue to be advised.

3. WRR AGM - Wed 18th Mar 2015

Venue to be advised.

Winter: Training

Tuesdays Road Runs

Tuesdays nights routes from December will be

DecRoute#2, Figures of 8 through town
JanRoute#3, Extended Friday Night Run
FebRoute#2 Thelwall, Bridge Foot & Red Lane

Note: For the Christmas Period There will be no track training on Thursday Dec 25th & Jan 1st, other sessions continue as usual.

For your diary

The following races are open for entries and will fill up quickly!

  • 18th January: Helsby Half Marathon ( FULL as of 16/11/2014 )
  • 1st March: High Legh 10K
  • 22nd March: Wilmslow Half Marathon

October: Cross Country Training

The Cross Country season is nearly upon us and the club is providing training on the first three Saturdays mornings in October. The training will be on our course at Runcorn Town Park. Meet at the Runcorn Ski Centre for 9:00am, all welcomed, the session will last about an hour.

23rd September: Beginners Session

Tuesday 23rd September is Warrington Road Runner's second beginner session, but don't worry if you missed the first you can still come along. The session is completely free and aims to get beginners to the point where you can run 2/3 miles easily. Meet at Broomfields Leisure Centre starting at 6:30pm every Tuesday for the next 7 weeks.

If you would like more information please see our beginners page.

Already run 4 miles or more? Come along at 7pm instead and join us for our Tuesday night run. Suitable for all abilities with distances from 4 to 10 miles. This month we're running our first winter route.

NOTE: High vis clothing is needed now that nights are getting darker.

Winter Cross Country dates

The dates for the Winter Cross Country league races have been announced, these are:

  1. Sunday 26th October, 10am, Clarke Gardens,
  2. Sunday 30th November, 10am, Arrowe park,
  3. Sunday 28th December, 10am, Stadt Moers Park,
  4. Sunday 11th January, 10am, Runcorn Town Park,
  5. Sunday 1st February, 10am, Beacon Park,
  6. Sunday 22nd February, 10am, Birchwood Forest Park.

For more information see the Cross Country page.

September: Training

Tuesdays Road Runs

Tuesdays nights will revert to the winter routes with the schedule for the next three months being:

Sept 17th - End OctRoute#1Thelwall, Bridge Foot & Red Lane
NovRoute#3, Extended Friday Night Run
DecRoute#2, Figures of 8 through town

Winter Handicap

The date for the Winter Handicap is set for the 22nd December, see Winter Handicappage for more details.

London Marathon 2015

The draw for the club place will take place on 26th October at the first XC race. If you would like to go into the draw for the club place for London Marathon 2015 then email Martin at before 26th October.


The rules for entry are;

WRR Night Out - Friday 19th September

Join other members for a few drinks. Meet in The Slug & Lettuce, Stockton Heath from 7:30pm. All welcome, no need to book, just turn up, check at training & the WRR facebook events page for who else is going.

Cross Country Training Sessions - from Sat 4th October

Gill Collen, our cross country team captain, will lead 3 Saturday training sessions in the build-up to the first race;.

WRR Christmas Meal - Friday 12th December

This will be similar to last year's successful evening at the Cardamon. Fleur Evans will provide more details and collect names nearer the time.

29th August: Cross Country Dates Announced

The dates for the Cross Country League races have been announced and are listed on the Cross Countrypage.

Club Rewards Scheme 2014

Club members can win club kit by participation in club events, this year we are looking into giving a WRR Back Pack or Holdall. You will win this by completing any one of the reward categories below. Note you can only receive one reward even if you complete more than one category.


Reward Category Reward
Club Training
Participate in 30 or more club training runs
 (Tues / Thurs between 12th March and 31st Jan'15).
 WRR Back Pack or Holdall
Club Championship
 Participate fully in the club championship.
(Take part in at least 8 of the 15 events).
 WRR Back Pack or Holdall
XC Races
Participate in 4 out of the first 5 XC races.
(Helping marshal our XC race will count)
 WRR Back Pack or Holdall

Help Raise Additional Funds

Do you shop online? If so you could raise additional funds for WRR which we have registered as a good cause on Please note we do not claim gift aid as we are not a charity. We can then use this additional income to help run the club through subsidised Kit & track usage along with contributions towards presentation evening & Christmas meal.
You will need to create an account on with WRR as your good cause, please see toe Facebook site for instructions or ask the club Secretary.

How it wor... let's say you want to buy a book from Amazon. Instead of going to, you go to first. To make the purchase you click from the easyfundraising website through to Amazon. The price of the book is exactly the same as if you had visited Amazon directly.

After you have bought your book, Amazon will make a donation to your good cause (WRR). easyfundraising collect these donations for WRR and it costs you nothing!

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