Lee is organising Burnden's team entry for participation in a 24hr endurance event at the Mizuno Endure24 in Bramham Park, Leeds. The event takes place over the 1st & 2nd July and has been dubbed the Glastonbury for runners. Please contact Lee as soon as possible if you are interested in running on lswhite1972@yahoo.co.uk . The event website is http://www.endure24.co.uk/

First Burnden Parkrun table of 2017 after event #300 from 1st Jan, here.

Spring Marathon Training is back from Mon 16th Jan led by Jane & Shirley, details here.

Membership fees for 2017 are due on the 1st January 2017. Membership forms can be found here. Payment can be made by cheque or BACS, details on the form, and can be either posted to Louise Wall or handed in at club training.

Final Burnden Parkrun 2016 table after #299 (Sat 31st December) here.

The final Club Championship table is here. The Age Related table is here.









Sponsors of our race the Trotters 5 




Sat 21st January 2017 - SOUTH EAST LANCS CROSS COUNTRY (LEIGH) - 1.50pm (Ladies) / 2.30pm (Men) Start from Leigh Sports Village, WN7 4YJ


Sat 18th February 2017 - SOUTH EAST LANCS CROSS COUNTRY (ASTLEY PARK, CHORLEY) - 1.50pm (Ladies) / 2.30pm (Men) Start from Astley Park, Chorley, PR7 1XA 

Sat 18th February 2017 - STANDISH HALL TRAIL RACE ~10k - 2.30pm Start from Britannia Hotel, Almond Brook Road, WN6 0SR (nr Junction 27 of the M6) - free Wigan pie! - Enter Online

Sun 19th February 2017 - CENTRAL LANCS 5K - 10.00am Start from Leverhulme Park, Bolton. - Enter Online




The long run.. some things to consider..

Guide to waterproof jackets for trail runners

Guide to Petzl head torches for trail running

Guide to running packs, vests and belts for trail runners

Guide to navigation

Forefoot Running Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3




RESULTS - Sat 21st January 2017 - SOUTH EAST LANCS XC - LEIGH - Results.

RESULTS - Tue 17th January 2017 - BAT RUN 15 HOLY COW - Results.

RESULTS - Tue 10th January 2017 - BAT RUN 14 THE BABY CHASE - Results.

RESULTS - Sun 8th January 2017 - NORTHERN MASTERS RUN SMITHILLS - Results.

RESULTS - Tue 3rd January 2017 - BAT RUN 13 HOGMANAY HAMMER - Results.







36 Burnden members (over 15% of the field) celebrated the start of the New Year by running in the 300th Leverhulme parkrun. There were no PB’s but it was ‘business as usual’ in the ladies race were Paula Pilling came in 1st and Lesley Fisher was 3rd. Both of course won their age graded categories as did Mark Jackson (8th overall) in the MV35-39, Don Nichol VM60-64 and also Jenna Leeks in the SW25-29’s. Special congratulations to Emma Walker on her 100th parkrun. Also celebrating were Gareth Doherty (90 parkruns), Maggie Slamin (50) and Jenna Leeks (30). It has also come to our attention that one time member Jeff Hartley ran his first parkrun (he is normally working on Saturdays but managed to get up early on the Sunday to compete – but not in the results Jeff; print yourself off a barcode mate). We have photographic evidence though thanks to Dave Hitchen, who we believe got Jeff to run in the first instance. It is also great to see Alan Worthington’s name down amongst the volunteers again after the horrendous last few years. The whole of Burnden is wishing you a happy 2017 and hopes to see you down at Leverhulme more often.

Parkrun tourist on New Year’s Day included Mark and George Butler, who both had a double debut at Haigh Woodland and Pennington Flash. George finished 4th at Haigh in 19:57 before running a more sedate 40 minutes at the Flash! The only other person I have found is Phil Eccleston who ran again at Newport, bettering his New Year’s Eve run by this time winning the race.





17th January 2017


BURNDEN picked up two age category wins at the East Lancashire Hospice 10K.
Keith Thomas took the M55 prize at Great Harwood in a time of 40mins 53secs, a full three minutes ahead of his nearest rival.
Lesley Fisher was 1st L55 in 46:03 - just under 14 minutes ahead of the 2nd-placed runner in the same age group.

Don Nichol and Dave Pearson completed the Burnden interest in the race, with Don crossing the line in 49:09 and Dave in 1:01:40.
Seven members donned their headtorches for the Rivington Night Runner 10K – a spectacular event with hundreds of beams lighting up the Rivington trails.
Paul and Brenda Sedgwick took 1st place in the M70 and L70 categories with times of 1:48:40 and 1:49:42 respectively.
Mark Kenny was the first Burndener to finish, posting a time of 1:24:22, followed by Alec Cottrill (1:25:15) and Sally Cottrill (1:25:15). Colin Rigby completed the course in 1:34:36, alongside Diane Morrison with the same time.
John Chester travelled to Cheshire for the Helsby Four Villages Half Marathon and put in a great run to finish inside two hours with a time of 1:56:54.