New Starters Group


The New Starters Group training sessions start again in September 2018, more information on here soon.

We meet at Smithills Sports Centre, Smithills Dean Road Bolton BL1 6JS

Spring into running with Burnden Road Runners, new to running, returning after an injury or returning to running, then the New Starters Group is for you.

The group is about to begin working with its latest group of runners and although it was originally set up for beginners,other more experienced runners have joined us. Each programme is designed around the needs and goals of the runners in that group,so it is unique and individualised. The initial informal 3 week period gives an opportunity for us to get to know youand find out what you would like to get out of the group; following this the formal programme will hopefully take you to your destination, whether that be a race or to simply run a set distance without stopping; and when the light returns, we will be taking advantage of the numerous trails around our base at Smithills.

New starters are more than welcome to attend the the monthly club meeting which takes place at Astley Bridge CC at 8.45pm and is a great opportunity to socialise and meet other club members from the main group.

All the paperwork you need to fill in can be found on this part of the Burnden website.

If you are new to the club membership of the New Starters Group will be £25, which also provides membership of Burnden Road Runners for the remainder of 2018 and registration with UK Athletics. Those interested should contact Club Chairman Rob Short - Tel 07855 268005 or Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Those wishing to attend should fill in the brief questionnaire below and bring it to the first session or whenever you attend for the first time. N.B. For those attending another New Starters Group - if you have already filled in a questionnaire and your details and goals are unchanged, there is no need to fill in another questionnaire.

Hope to see you there.

Mumtaz Patel - New Starters Group Coach/Run Leader (UK Athletics Level 1 Leader in Running and Fitness)  

New Starters Latest Measured Mile  Congtratulations to all those from New Starters Group who completed the latest measured 1 are the latest scores on the doors and well done to all.