Description of our running sessions

Chorley Runners has running sessions aimed at runners who are looking to maintain or improve their running distances. 

The emphasis is on running distances and not on speed. Our tagline motto is #MyRunMyPace

Regular Running Sessions (Keep me Going / maintenance)

If you want to get back into running, looking for a friendly group of running partners  to run with or have just completed a Couch to 5K program, then we will do everything we can to  encourage you to continue running and keep you going or even stretch you to running further.

The group holds a variety of runs through the week, starting at 4-5k but also have some longer routes for those that want to run for further at an easy pace. The regular runs will help you continue to run for 30 minutes or more. 

The weekly schedule is published in the Chorley Runners Facebook page and also in the news section on this site.

The group will also make use of the local parkruns and other running events and vary the running routes starting points although initially they meet at Astley Park. Some members of this group have gone on to run distance events from 10Km up to half marathon and even marathons.  

Different leaders run each session. Check the Chorley Runners Facebook page for short notice updates to starting points and any changes.

The group often arranges optional social evenings out, all are welcome to come along. 

As an alternative,  the local affiliated running club , Lions Running Community, also offers free running sessions. We will encourage you to come along to the  group, based in Wheelton at the Golden Lion, to run on a Wednesday to broaden your knowledge of running routes in the area and meet up with runners of similar abilities.

5-10k course  / Long run sessions (Challenge me / progression)

If you want to progress to running beyond 5 km and up to 10 km, then we also run a 5-10km program that runs three times a year, usually starting just after the end of a   C25k program.

This session meets once a week and through a structured program over 8 weeks, will help get you running up to 10Km on a regular basis. The emphasis is on running distances and not on speed.  Once everyone is up to running 10 km we vary the distances run each week for variety and to ensure everyone stays fit and healthy.

#runandtalk running sessions

This is a running session led by a Run England Mental Health Champion to introduce people to the benefits of running to their overall mental wellbeing.

There will be held twice a year during the UK Athletics #runandtalk weeks in Spring and Autumn usually starts at 6:30pm from the Hallgate carpark by Astley Hall.  The run will be no longer than 5 km,  and will be a sociable, conversational paced run.

Update - some of our running routes are now being posted up in the Our Routes section of the Chorley Runners Website - please check there for running routes. We use Map-o-Meter to create the routes and post them up to this website.

We will post up running routes that we have used previously that can be accessed online. Many of the routes have previously been mapped using Garmin Connect or Map-O-Meter

Safety Notice

The routes have all been checked and risk assessed by experienced runners, please be aware that when you run these routes, there may be trip hazards such as curbs and tree toots on some of the paths. Take great care if running alongside rivers and canals.

Also be very aware of traffic, especially when crossing side roads. At junctions and major road crossings, please use designated crossing points or Pelican light controlled crossings and cross as a group if possible.