Training At Burnden


The Burnden home page is updated weekly with the latest training plan for each Monday night, always check the homepage or Burnden Facebook each Monday for any alterations.

Take a look at the plan up until Christmas below.

Date Leader Training Location Race Distance Type Date
12-Nov Tony & Louise Intervals Lamp posts session at Old Links Old Links, Chorley Old Road 13 Arches Half 13.1 miles Multi 18th Nov 18
19-Nov All available Easy run 4, 5, or 6 mile run at conversation pace E.g. Top Shop, Devonshire Rd, War Memorial        
  Brenda Intervals 6 repeats with head torch Moss Bank Park        
26-Nov Gwen Hills 10 - 15 repeats Sharples Vale        
3-Dec No Session AGM     Stockport 10 10 miles Road 9th Dec 18
10-Dec Gwen Easy run Headtorch Serpent        
  Brenda Intervals 8 repeats with head torch Moss Bank Park        
17-Dec Carolyn Intervals 8xloop in pairs Barrow Bridge        
24-Dec No Session            


The New Starters group began 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.