Training At Burnden


Was planned this Monday 24th September - please note now postponed until 1st October - Gwen will now lead a hills session on Monday 24th September.

Adrian Webb will be coaching his final session with Burnden on 1st October ( postponed from 24/09), if you haven't been to the first two sessions then don't miss out and come along to the final session.

Coach Gwen Kinloch has secured for the club three training sessions from English Athletics. Each session will be 90 minutes and we will be meeting at the usual time at 7pm at Smithills Sports Centre.

Session 1 - Took place on Monday 13th August 2018 -  Adrian Webb held a great intervals session.

Session 2 - Took place on Monday 3rd September 2018  - Adrian led a hill session at Moss Bank Park.

Session 3 - Monday 1st October 2018 - Adrian Webb coaching session - intervals session at Barrow Bridge

There will be an opportunity for running related questions and answers at the end of the session.

Everyone is welcome and I hope as many members will come along at support the sessions

Find out more information here.

Thanks Gwen.


The Burnden home page is updated weekly with the latest training plan for each Monday night, the latest training schedule can be found here, it is sometimes changed so please do check the Burnden home page/facebook page. 


The New Starters group with began again on Monday 10th September 2018, the current training plan can be found here.


Thank you to everyone who completed the survey monkey, some great comments and insight to assist the coaches in putting on the Monday night training, take a look at the completed survey.


Training sessions at Burnden aim to support you in your running by offering a variety of activities each week that will meet your needs, whether you are…

• training for a specific race in the club championship

• seeking a less intensive session, as you recover from a race the day before

• seeking a specific type of session, e.g. hill training or interval training

• new to running

• wanting to build up to a certain distance/achieve a certain pace per mile

• returning to running after an injury

Sessions are available each Monday at 7pm at Smithills Sports Centre (except Bank Holidays), The New Starters Group for those who are new to running or returning to running after injury also meet at 7pm. 

There is also a Track session on Weds @ Leverhulme Park at 7pm. All runners welcome. (Adult track session £3.70, Adult Annual Track pass £44.10).

Please see the Burnden home page to see what training is on each week, it tends to be updated a couple of days before to let you know what session is on.

Visit their facebook page by clicking on their logo above.