We meet at the Y Club reception at 6:30pm. After a quick warm up, the Captains will gather the group together for Club Notices, after which we’ll split into sub-groups before we head off on the run.
Each group will run at a different pace and will be led by a club member, so there should always be a pace group suited to you. The number of groups is flexible depending on the number of runners down on any particular night, but we’ll generally have the following four pace groups:
- Group 1: 7.00 min / mile (4.20 min / km) +/- 30 secs
- Group 2: 7.30 min / mile (4.40 min / km) +/- 30 secs
- Group 3: 8.30 min / mile (5.20 min / km) +/- 30 secs
- Group 4: 9.30 min / mile (5.50 min / km) +/- 30 secs
If you’re not sure which group to go in on your first visit, we'd advise starting off in Group 4 and try to work your way up to the next one!
Our routes are generally 6 - 8 miles (10 - 13km) but if you don't fancy running that far, we'll always offer a shorter alternative route of approximately 3 miles (5km).
The full route this week sees us head off down the Bridgewater Canal to Throstle’s Nest Bridge, then come off and head towards Old Trafford Cricket Ground. After making our way around the ground, we head through Longford Park and then make our way towards Chorlton. We then take a left at the “four banks” junction and proceed back to the Y Club via Seymour Grove, Chester Road and a short stretch along the canal.