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Thursday Run Groups

Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers now have upto 6 running groups* on Thursday club run nights:

Beginners/Return to running - Introductory jog/walk combination lead by two of our coaches to help you either get back running from absence or injury, or for the complete beginner working towards their first 5km run (Couch to 5k) *Overall route may be upto 6km*

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.

Breakaway - The perfect step between Rebels and Bandits groups covering from 5-7 miles at approx 10min mile pacing


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 - The perfect step between Bandits and Bolts groups covering from 6-8 miles at approx 9min mile pacing


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


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.

*amount of groups defined by available run leaders each week.

Training in the Autumn/Winter months tends to be running on road (with high visibility vests and head torches required), whereas Spring/Summer Thursday training often takes place on the trails and paths around Ashurst Beacon, Beacon Country Park, Dalton and surrounding areas.

Other Sessions

Monday Speedwork - A coached drop-in session that aims to develop both a runners speed, pacing and power. Meeting point - Ashurst Allotments (SummerStreet/Manfield) 6:30pm start for approx 1hour session that includes Warm-up & stretches


Tuesday Social - A 'social' paced focused 4-6mile run that tours West Lancashire by starting at different points each week. All social runs accommodate all runners with nobody left behind at any stage. Start time 6:30pm

Wednesday Mental Health Walk - The first Wednesday of each month, SBH hosts a walk & talk group available to both the general public and club members. Routes are approximately 1hour with start & finish at the Miners Peg Pub. 

Saturday Parkrun - Our home parkrun 5km event is Tawd Valley Parkrun which starts and finishes in Skelmersdale town center. SBH members are regular attendees in both participation and volunteering.

Weekend Wander - Changing each week (based around leader availability & race calendar), our experienced leaders will host a local Hill Climb, Fell or Trail route. Whilst socially paced, we aim to offer two groups split by endurance ability.

Sessions offered by SBH may be changed/postponed due to Bank Holidays or sufficient leader availability. Members should check the whatsapp group for the most uptodate information

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