Joining Our Club
*** Thursday Run Sessions have now returned, meet at 6:30pm for warmup, run starts 6:45pm ***
Annual subscription details for 2019/2020:
£25.00 Competitive first claim member
£20.00 Competitive first claim member (unwaged)
£10.00 Second claim member
£10.00 Social member
This includes your £15.00 affiliation to England Athletics. Payment of this fee gets you England Athletics membership, allows you to compete wearing the clubs vest and gets you reduced entry fees at races.
Training sessions are at 6:45 pm on Thursday evenings (except Christmas). We now meet at Our Lady Queen Of Peace High School, Skelmersdale from 6:30pm where there will be a coached warmup. A £1.20 weekly subscription pays for the use of the changing room facilities and also helps support the club. Your first two sessions are free to allow you come along and see the club for yourself before deciding to join.
The meeting point for Thursday evening training sessions is:
Our Lady Queen Of Peace High School
Our meet-up point first left after you've turned into the main drive to the School, then follow the road towards the football pitches past the 'Eric Seal' building. Parking is available near a light green container on the left and the entrance is through a metal fence gate opposite the container and the door to the right. Message our Facebook Group page if you have any trouble finding us.
Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers now have three running groups on Thursday training nights:
Breakaway Rebels - A gentle paced, sociable running group that run between 5 & 6 mile distance at approx 10.5 minute mile pace with several speed efforts and plenty of recovery stops.
Bandits - A medium paced group that runs between 6 and 7 mile distance at around 9.5 minute mile pace with several speed & hill efforts and recovery stops.
Boundary Bolts - A faster paced group that run between 7 and 8 mile distance at approx 8.5 minute mile pace with several speed and hill efforts, but with less recovery stops than the Bandits.
The sessions are usually between 60 to 90 minutes depending on the route chosen that evening. We always ensure that no-one is left behind and pride ourselves as being a very friendly and supportive running club.
Please note, although we have varied running abilities in our club, we do expect our members to be able to comfortably run a 5K distance (in approx 33 minutes as a guide on pace). For people who are complete beginners to running and are interested in joining our club, we suggest taking part in local Parkruns (Tawd Valley and Ormskirk being the two nearest runs) to build up fitness and pace before joining us. We can point you in the right direction for local 'Couch To 5K programs if you require support in your initial training.
Our club Coach, Dan Gilbody, also provides additional free sessions on Mondays 6pm at Tawd Valley (WN8 6SU), to help runners of all abilities with their fitness, technique and pacing. Dan is also contactable via : firstname.lastname@example.org
Training in the Autumn/Winter months tends to be focused on road running (with high visibility vests and head torches required), whereas Spring/Summer training often takes place on the trails and paths around Ashurst Beacon, Beacon Country Park, Dalton and surrounding areas.