Winter training

Sep/Oct to end Mar

[Check at Club for exact dates]


Tuesday training

All Groups
Meet at 6:45pm at Victoria Park Track (for the whole of Sep & Oct).


Thursday training
Meet at 6:45pm at Birchwood Community High School.

Muster run along pavements
   on local roads with street
   lighting (6-7 miles).
• Shorter runs for beginners.


Saturday training
Cross Country sessions

• At Birchwood Forest
   Park, meet at the Ranger
   Centre at 9:15am.
• Sessions are agreed on the
   day and without formal
   coaching supervision
• Sessions are varied to suit all
   club members who turn up.
• Sessions last about 1 hour
   including warm up
   & cool down.


Sunday training
Please check at the club on Thursdays to confirm times / details.

• Long run (10-15 miles) for
   medium paced runners: 9am
   from Grappenhall. Sometimes
   longer for marathon training.
• Fast paced run (5-15 miles):
   usually 8am from Padgate.

Directions to training venues

Birchwood Community High School

Brock Road
Birchwood
Warrington
Cheshire
WA3 7PT

Location in Google Maps

  1. From M62 J11, follow A574 towards Birchwood
  2. Left at 3rd roundabout (dog-bone shape), following signs for Birchwood Shopping Centre and Station
  3. Right at roundabout at garage, still following Birchwood Shopping Centre and Station
  4. Ahead at roundabout then left opposite ASDA Filling Station on to Benson Road
  5. 1st left on to Brock Road for school
  6. Meet inside Community entrance at the side (facing the car park and playing fields)

Victoria Park track

Knutsford Road
Latchford
Warrington

The Park does not have a postcode but WA4 1DU is the postcode of the houses opposite.

Location in Google Maps

  1. From Birchwood, follow A574 Birchwood Way towards Warrington Town Centre
  2. At t-junction at the end (traffic lights), L on to A50 (Orford Rd at first)
  3. Continue for several miles on A50 to the end of Kingsway (following M6 South & Macclesfield)
  4. R at lights on to A50 (becomes A5061) Knutsford Rd towards Warrington Town Centre
  5. Continue until after the 2 carriageways join
  6. Turn R at main park entrance into Victoria Park
  7. Ahead for car park and track

Summer training

1-Apr to Sep/Oct

[Check at Club for exact dates]


Tuesday training

All Groups

Meet at 6:45pm at Victoria Park track
(for whole of Sep & Oct)


Thursday training
Meet at 6:45pm at Birchwood Community High School

Muster run along traffic-free
   paths in Birchwood Forest
   Park and Pestfurlong Hill
   (7 miles).
• Shorter runs for beginners


Saturday training
Track sessions at Victoria Park, usually 9:30am, occasionally 4pm (check at the club on Thursdays to confirm times / details).

• Sessions are agreed on the
  day and without formal
  coaching supervision.
• Popular with the fastest and
   slowest groups, but sessions
   can be varied to suit all club
   members who turn up.


Sunday training
Please check at the club on Thursdays to confirm times / details.

• Long run (10-15 miles) for
   medium paced runners: 9am
   from Grappenhall. Sometimes
   longer for marathon training.
• Fast paced run (5-15 miles):
   usually 8am from Padgate.

Track etiquette

Remember the following rules.  Avoid collisions and stay safe:

Lane discipline
Several groups share the track.  Stay in your lane and do not wander across lanes.

Track awareness
Be aware of other runners.  Do not stop suddenly or stand chatting on the track while others are running.

Use your ears!
If you hear someone shout "track" or "clear" then you are probably in the way and need to move.

Remember: it's just good manners!