Training

Thursday Run Groups

Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers now have three running groups on Thursday run 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). We will always endeavour to support runners wishing to reach these times both through Saturday Parkruns and Monday coached sessions listed below.

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

Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers run 3 other sessions each week:

Tuesday Speedwork -

Each Tuesday Dan takes runners for a repetition based session designed to help your body understand the requirements to go faster, be more efficient and generally be fitter. Each includes warm up drills, 30minutes of speed work and post effort stretching.

These sessions are for all abilities/experience, as you are allowed to work to your own intensity and will benefit any race distance that you may be training for, from 5k through to Ultra marathon distances.

*Sessions run on a 6 Week rotation: 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 600m & 1k efforts

Whilst provided primarily for Skelmersdale Boundary Harrier members, runners of all backgrounds are welcome.

To join sessions, please see our Strava Page

 

Tuesday Social - A 'social' speed focused 4-6mile run that tours West Lancashire by starting at different points each week. All runs will accomodate a slower runner within reason (attendees should be able to cover 5km in 30min) Meetin points and route are published each week on our Discord Stream

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. Click here for more information on how to join the Free Event.

*Other run sessions may be available via Discord forum

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