Welcome to Heaton Park Runners

Next run: Monday 03 June 2024

About our group

We are a inclusive, enthusiastic and friendly running community based in Prestwich, Manchester.  The group is open to all, we pride ourselves on supporting all running levels and abilities, we cover ages 12 years upwards.  Our large group of Run Leaders also cover all ages and abilities, meaning you will find support for every kind of runner from novice through to competitive.  

The sessions are always free to attend and are organised by dedicated volunteer Run Leaders.  All of our Run Leaders have attended training by UK Athletics (LiRF), covering leading groups, safe guarding, running technique and supporting other runners.  So rest assured this means you are in very safe and competent hands.  We also have a number of fully qualified Running Coaches (CiRF) who have completed even further training, so can assist in more detailed technique support.

Our aim as a group is help bring people together who love running.  Our purpose is driven from a desire to bring together our diverse group covering lots of different backgrounds in our shared passion of running.  As a group of Run Leaders we want to help anyone who attends our sessions to get the most out of it, so when you come please speak to us and let us know what your goals are (be it I want to get a PB at Parkrun, or I'd like to run my first 10km, or even I'm thinking of doing a marathon) we not only want to help you achieve them but actively thrive against them.  Our Run Leaders are able to help you build the confidence, technique and ability to achieve your goals.

Our group is aimed at individuals who have graduated Couch to 5km, able to complete a Parkrun or more advanced.  We’re afraid we don’t support a couch to 5km group at present given tho the volume currently found locally via Run Together Whitefield, and Prestwich AC.

As a group we are very fortunate in our location and make the most of when we can.  In Spring/Summer we meet in Heaton Park (St Margaret’s car park).  Within the park we focus on improvement activities for runners, for example hill work, technique sessions, group stamina training to name a few.  This are great for those runners who are looking to improve their overall running.  In Autumn/Winter we meet at (St Mary's car park off Bury New Rd) and we move to road running.  Here we offer a number of distances and paces, the focus of these sessions is to run as a group and the routes give variation so some will be more hilly than others for example.  Though we always have a front and back marker position in groups with regularly regrouping ensuring everyone is kept together and safe.

Click below to view our group run sessions or click on the map pin for directions to the meeting points.

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Our locations


Meeting at St. Mary's Park Car Park, Prestwich, M25 1GG

Heaton Park meeting at St. Margaret's Car Park, M25 2GT

Meeting at St. Mary's Park Car Park, Prestwich, M25 1GG