Welcome to the UMRun running group
Next run: Thursday 30 November 2023
About our group
UPDATE APRIL 2021 -
Running in groups is now allowed. Official covid safe groups such as UMRUN have no limit to the number of runners in the group but all must obseve social distancing.
Umrun also require that all runners follow these rules when taking part in UMRun lead group runs:
Everyone taking part in an organised run MUST be registered and sign in on Run Together
You should not attend within 14 of coming into contact with anyone who have tested positive for covid-19
Do not attend sessions if you live with someone who is experiencing symptoms of covid-19
Make your Run leader aware if you test positive for covid-19 within 14 days of attending a session
There are no storage facilities at the meet points
There are no shower facilities at the meet points
There should be NO sharing of equipment – bibs, batons, water bottles etc
Ensure you wash your hands thoroughly before and after attending a session
Ensure social distancing of at least 1 metre is maintained throughout the warm up and when running
There should be no socialising before the start or at the end of sessions, in groups of more than 6 people or two households, and social distancing should be maintained in these groups
Where possible you should avoid touching traffic crossing points with hands
If you are able to carry hand sanitiser then please do
No spitting whilst exercising in a group
If you are able to carry a buff or mask this is advisable, in case circumstances arise where this is needed
Make run leaders aware of any recent injuries you may have had before the start of the run
Carry asthma inhalers or other medication if you are likely to need them
Failure to adhere to these terms will result in the session organisers or group leaders removing you from the session.
if you are still working from home then there is currently an opportunity to join the Tuesday lunchtime group via zoom. If you need some encouragement to get out and run and want some advice on warm up and stretching why not join us.
Usual service outside if lockdown is :
Join The University of Manchester staff & postgrad running group supervised by a Run England affiliated leader. These structured and planned weekly sessions vary each week and cater for all abilities.
We have two main meet points - The Active Lifestyles Centre on Denmark Road and the Vimto Statue on Granby Row (Outside Sackville Street Building)
There is no charge to attend the groups. They are run by volunteers who are staff at the University and are part form part of our Health and Fitness programme, from the SPORT office.
See the SPORT website for more details : https://www.sport.manchester.ac.uk/sport-and-activity/activeanywhere/ and https://www.sport.manchester.ac.uk/sport-and-activity/activeanywhere/running-and-walking/
UMRun is The University of Manchester's running group that offers a support network for those that wish to fit exercise into their busy schedules either thorugh run commuting or group runs around campus. More details on the website: http://www.sustainability.manchester.ac.uk/travel/staff/running/
Meet our Team
Alys Kay Run Leader
Antonia Marsden Run Leader Mentor, Run Leader
Ellen Stephenson Group Leader, Run Leader
Fiona Lynch Run Leader, Group Leader
Helen Leah Group Leader, Run Leader
Lynda Rowlinson Run Leader, Group Leader
Rachel Kenyon Run Leader, Group Leader, Run Leader Mentor
Ser-huang Poon Group Helper
Sue Pritchard Group Leader, Group Helper
Tim Blackwell Group Leader, Run Leader, Run Leader Mentor