Welcome to #MileShyClub Sale!

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Our Sunday session

Session aimed at: Complete 'never run before' beginners to 5k improvers

Meeting point: Sale Waterside Plaza, Sale, M33 7BS

9am

Cost: £2 a session, no need to book in advance, just turn up*

Starting with a group warm up for all abilities, we complete a run/walk for beginners and a 5k session for more competent runners. Beginners are ALWAYS super looked after by our coaches and no one ever gets left behind.  For those working up to 5k, there is homework!

*Please note that we do not operate on the weekends of the Manchester marathon, Manchester 10k, Manchester half marathon, and the weeks after the Sale Santa Dash until the New Year.  These dates for 2019 fall on the 7th April, 19th May, 13th October and 15th December to the New Year.


Our Tuesday session

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Session aimed at: Complete 'never run before' beginners to 5k improvers

Meeting point: Sale Waterside Plaza, Sale, M33 7BS (Oct - April), Sale Water Park (May - September) - check RunTogether or our Facebook page for confirmation of where the session is taking place in the Summer. 

6.30pm

Cost: £2 a session, no need to book in advance, just turn up.

Starting with a group warm up for all abilities, we complete a run/walk for beginners and a 5k session for more competent runners. Beginners are ALWAYS super looked after by our coaches and no one ever gets left behind.  For those working up to 5k, there is homework! Our 5k improvers are often "encouraged" to take on an interval training session, hill session, or technical training. 


Our Thursday session

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Session aimed at: 5k to 10k improvers

Meeting point: Sale Waterside Plaza, Sale, M33 7BS

6.30pm

Cost: £2 a session, no need to book in advance, just turn up.

Starting with a group warm up, these sessions are varied depending on numbers and who turns up! We often focus on runs that build up on endurance, with some runners covering 5k and others 10k in the same session.  We do speedwork at times, and also technical training sessions, focusing on improving running form. These sessions, like all our others, are fun, friendly and a great way to relieve stress!


Meet our coaches

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Jane

Started running: I was a swimmer before I became a runner! When I got to swimming a mile 3 times a week, I wanted to give running a try. This was back in 2009.

Favourite race: The Great North West half marathon in 2015 in Blackpool. It was raining heavy sleet and snow, and the sea crashed onto the promenade. The wind on top of the cliffs was horrendous. But I completely smashed by personal best time of 2 hours 12 minutes by finishing in 1 hour 51 minutes which was completely unexpected!

Proudest running moment: So many to choose from. I think I have to say it was when I spoke to my friend who is a trainee nurse. She had trained and trained really hard for a race but she stopped midway to help another runner who had fallen. I just remember being in awe of her for sacrificing her race. I am sure I would do the same, or at least I would like to think so, and I remember being really proud of her (Clare) that day.

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Bram

Started running: I can remember taking part in ‘fun runs’ as a child, and have always ran to maintain fitness. I started running seriously in 2011 after entering the Manchester 10k. My running continued until 2013 when I took a 4-year hiatus. I returned to running with the #MileShyClub in November 2017.

Favourite race: Sheffield 10k in 2007. It was one of the hottest days of the year, at 27’c, and I was dressed as a bear. Very warm, but all in aid of charity (Sheffield Children's Hospital).

Proudest running moment: Completing the Edinburgh Marathon in 2013. Amazing to complete it. However, I didn’t run for 4 years after it. Then I found the #MileShyClub...

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Andy

Started running: In January 2016 when I decided to change my lifestyle following another day sitting on my couch and eating chocolate. I hadn't ran/walked since 2005 when I ran my 3rd Great North Run, more walking than running! I weighed nearly 130KG and my health was suffering, mentally and physically so I decided to run, with a target of losing weight. This led to completing the C25K programme, joining the #MileShyClub and running my first 5km without stopping. This was followed by a 10km in Jordan, then the Manchester 10km and a Sprint Triathlon in Kuwait!

Favourite race: Sprint Triathlon; swimming, biking then running 5km was amazing, the support given, and the people encouraged me 100% to complete.

Proudest running moment: Finishing the Manchester 10km… without stopping!

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Gordy

Started running: For as long as I can remember! I used to run to the local restaurant, racing my older brother. I joined the cross country school team and carried on running once I left school. Fitness has always been a big passion of mine. I have participated in multiple sports from wrestling, swimming, crossfit, running and much more.

Favourite race: Would have to be an obstacle race I completed in 2017. 30 miles in total and took just over 7 hours 30 minutes to complete it. My favourite road race would have to be the Yule Yomp 10k in December because you get to dress up and it’s a really good laugh.

Proudest running moment: I have a few! One for myself would have to be qualifying for the world obstacle course championships. Another would have to be my nephew smashing his first 5k… at the age of 4. He’s still loving running and is going really strong.

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Sam

Started Running: I used to enjoy running when I was at high school and was always in the top 3 for 800 metres, 1500 metres and Cross Country. As I got older, life got in the way and this took a back seat. Eventually in 2011, I started swimming again (very slowly). One of the lifeguards asked if I would be interested in doing the Race for life 5K. At the time I thought, OMG, I can't do this, I am too old, but I haven't stopped running since.

Favourite Race: The Manchester 10K. I have done this 3 times and the atmosphere is always amazing.

Proudest Running Moment: Doing the Manchester Marathon in 2014. I always wanted to do at least one and I had no excuse as it is on the doorstop. I always say never again, but you never know!!!