Welcome to our Social running group

Next run: Monday 16 September 2019

About our group

Chorley Runners is a multiple award winning, friendly and inclusive running group, based at Astley Park, Chorley, Lancashire.  We started as an informal friends' running group in April 2015, then formed ourselves into a RunTogether group in October 2016.

  • September 2017, awarded Group of the Month by RunTogether
  • September 2018, awarded Sports Club of the Year at Chorley Council's Sports Awards
  • September 2018, awarded Runner Up in Bolton Council's Sports Awards.
  • November 2018, awarded Sports Club of the Year - Runner Up at the Lancashire County Sports Awards.

our motto is #MyRunMyPace

We offer a number of free, regular, scheduled running sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday eveninga s and Saturday mornings.

Details of the different running sessions are listed under the Our Runs tab above.

We run a 5-10k running course, 3 times a year. Sessions are focussed on helping runners progress their running distance to 10k over a 7-8 week period.W e also offer a 10-16k running course subject to demand.

All Sessions aresuitable for all running abilities, including those who may have completed a Couch to 5K course. 

Our aim is to make running a fun and sociable activity which keeps us all fit.  We are a friendly group, run by volunteers, and we cater for anyone who wants to run with no pressure and no time limits.  We focus on running distances, not on pace or speed, everyone and anyone is welcome to any run session.

Our running sessions are focussed on keeping you running - the distances and duration may vary, depending on the mix of people who attend on the day. All groups loop or pause at regular intervals to ensure no runner, regardless of their ability or pace, is ever left behind and to ensure everyone remains together,.

All of the run leaders and group helpers are volunteers; some of us started our running journey by taking part in the first Chorley Couch to 5K program in 2015. The run leaders are all trained, qualified, licensed  and insured UK Athletics Coaches (CIRF) or Leaders in Running Fitness (LIRF), DBS checked and First Aid qualified.

To cater for those runners who have visual or hearing impairments, we also have a licenced, experienced  and qualified Guide Runner in the group in addition to a British Sign Language (BSL) Communicator.

Chorley Runners also offers  free athletics coaching sessions. The groups UK Athletics coach  can also offer running assessments and can create individual coaching plans  - check out Chorley Runners Coaching. on Facebook and on their website at https://groups.runtogether.co.uk/Chorleyrunnerscoaching

All sessions are free, the only requirement is that we ask you to sign up to RunTogether via this website, then add Chorley Runners as your running group. #BookCheckInRun

Come along and join Chorley Runners for a friendly run. #MyRunMyPace

Contact Group

Contact details

Malcolm Alderton - Group Leader


Meet our Team

Our locations


Hallgate Car Park (near Astley Hall) [PR7 1XA]

Malthouse Farm pub, Chorley. Park in top car park at Premier Inn

Cafe Ambio's courtyard (next to Astley Hall) [PR7 1XA]

Minstrel pub at Eaves Green Road [PR7 3PF]

Lock and Quay botany bay meet in front of the pub

Buckshaw Parkway car park - park furthest away from ticket office

Queen's Road Car Park [PR7 1JU]

Utiligroup car park [PR7 6TE]

Portland St. Car park next to MacDonalds, park nearest the station end

Whins Lane lay-by near Higher Wheelton, park at the top of Whins Lane near the A674 Junction

Morrison's Car Park, park at the bottom two rows furthest away from the store.

Meet at car park in WItton Park

Preston parkrun - meet by cafe

Cuerden parkrun - meet at Town brow car park

Bolton parkrun, leverhulme park

Cafe Ambio's courtyard (next to Astley Hall) [PR7 1XA]

Haigh Country Park, Haigh, Wigan, Lancashire, WN2 1PE

Kew Woods, Bentham’s Way, Birkdale, Southport, PR8 4HX

Pennington Flash Car Park, Leigh, WN7 3PA

Yarrow Valley Car Park

Hyndburn, Wilson Playing Fields, Woodland Drive, Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 5SD

Parkrun "away day" - Location TBC

Edge Hill, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP

Worsley Woods ,M30 8AR

Stanley Park, West Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 9HQ

Tawd Valley Park (next to the Nye Bevan Swimming Pool), Southway, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, WN8 6LT.