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On Thursday evening the Mental Health Champions led a run and walk around Entwistle Reservoir, it marks this weeks National Campaign by The Mental Health Foundation to show that nature can improve our mental well being.

There are times in all are lives when things can feel a bit too much, it can be stress at work, worries about our family or health, it can be feeling lonely. But there is a simple thing that can support mental health - Nature; The Mental Health Foundation have found that more than half of UK Adults say that being close to nature helped their mental health. 

Everyone is welcome to join us a Burnden Road Runners, we have a variety of training evenings and as we move into the Summer months the run leaders will be planning training runs taking in the nature we have surrounding us here in Bolton.

Find out more about our training nights below 


 

 

Next week from Monday 10th May its Mental Health Awareness week, this years theme is nature.
 
 
The mental health champions invite you to join us for a social run or walk around Entwistle Reservoir on Thursday evening to celebrate the benefits of running in nature, and to have a chance to meet up with fellow Burndeners in a social setting.
However places are limited due to covid restrictions, so please book your place using the Run Together app, Paul has earlier today emailed everyone the links to three sessions ( if you missed the email or didn't get it send us a message and we will forward the links).
 
Date: Thursday 13th May
Time: 7pm-8pm
Location Meet at Entwistle car park off Batridge Road ( BL7 0NF)
 
 
If anyone needs any help with runtogether or have any other queriers please send us a message
We hope to see you there.

Words from our Chairman Paul Christie.

It is with great sadness and sorrow that today we heard the news of Mark Lysycia's passing away.

Any runner who has ran a local race in our area, has had their photograph taken by Mark. Fact.
And he took some fantastic photos! Not just the running ones, which were great, but Mark also had an eye and a talent for capturing the essence of the pre-race and post-race atmosphere. I've always maintained that the informal group shots that Mark took were amongst his very best work.

Races will not be the same with Mark's "give us a smile" as you are trying to finish the race, maybe not with the greatest style in the world, but with a element of pride in your effort. That is what often shone through in Mark's photo's - that moment of joy/elation/relief that you had when you finished the race. Mark absolutely loved to show you the shot has had just taken of you. A craftsman's love of his art. A real loss to our local running scene.

R.I.P. Mark


This year Ironman UK is back in Bolton, the home of England's only full distance IRONMAN. You can get involved by volunteering, Burnden Road Runners have for the past few years looked after the lap band station and will this year providing a team of volunteers to again support the IRONMAN UK team. 

The event takes place this year on Sunday 4th July 2021. 

If you would like to help out, all you need to do is email Paul at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Then nearer the time Andy Warburton who organises the team of volunteers will get in contact with you.

This is a great opportunity and one that provides some great memories over the years, you really are in the thick of the action in a huge event for the town. 

May Virtual Club Challenge - ‘May 5k for ParkRun UK’
 
Burnden Members, thank you. For May we have another fantastic Virtual challenge. This months challenge aims to capture the excitement in the running community for the long awaited restart of ParkRun UK. The challenge is as easy as 123 …
 
1. Complete ANY official ParkRun course in the UK (any time, but if possible please avoid
Saturday 9am)
2. Run/walk your chosen ParkRun 5K
3. Go to the Burnden website/Virtual Club Championship page, click on ‘Submit your time’, and
‘Enter your result’.
 
Live results are updated daily, giving you the chance to see how many effort points you have scored towards the Virtual Club Championship, and how near you are to joining the 100 Club! With your first ParkRun 5K effort submitted as a benchmark, the rest is up to you. Members can submit multiple attempts and run/walk multiple ParkRun courses throughout May. If you are returning to training and/or competition, this is the challenge for you. A 5K is a great way to start to stretch those legs again, build back your aerobic endurance, or perhaps a hilly ParkRun for building strength and/or power. Some Members we know are just bursting to smash out a 5K
PB, get ready….this is a challenge for everyone.
 
Remember - if your device measures slightly under/over, or does not capture elevation, don’t worry. Just enter what you have recorded, and the system will be updated automatically. If you go slightly off-course that’s fine also. Please continue to submit your Garmin/Strava links when possible. While entirely optional, its great that people share their efforts with the BRR community.
Good Luck!
 
You can run ANY ParkRun in the UK, but here is a reminder of some local ParkRun courses:

Submit your entry here

LIVE RESULTS 

 

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Mental Health Awareness Week Nature run/walk

On Thursday evening the Mental Health Champions led a run and walk around Entwistle Reservoir, it marks this weeks National Campaign by The Mental Health Foundation to show that nature can improve our mental well being. There are times in all are lives when…

Mental Health Awareness Week

Next week from Monday 10th May its Mental Health Awareness week, this years theme is nature. The mental health champions invite you to join us for a social run or walk around Entwistle Reservoir on Thursday evening to celebrate the benefits of running in…