Saturday Morning – Run and Brunch
What: Riverside Run & Brunch
Where: The main gates Trafford AC Track, Longford Park, Rybank Road, Manchester M21 9TA View Map
Accessibility: Both routes are multi terrain and include off road running (can be wet and muddy) as well as tracks and roads. Visibility is good and the runs are in good light conditions. You can view our risk assessment of the routes here.
We set off at 10am or shortly after, so aim to arrive at least 5 minutes beforehand (or more if you need to change). We run around the Chorlton/Sale Water parks in the nature reserve, following the River Mersey. This is mostly off-road and so can be muddy, so old trainers are recommended. This is a great way to start a weekend, and blow off the cobwebs ready for your weekend. This is the most casual of our weekly runs, so you can run at your own pace and for as far as you like! Most people choose to do a 10k-ish route, but we are happy to suggest alternatives (longer or shorter) based on your ability or desire. As per our Thursday route, you can run shorter, and we can help you in judging how far you want to go. Just let one of the members on the day know how far you want to go. We operate a ‘buddy’ system for runners new to Saturdays, so you’ll have someone to run with and show you the way.
There are shower and changing facilities available at the Longford Stadium available to use for £2. We mostly use car boots to store bags in during the run, but lockers are available if need be (you will need to bring your own padlock).
After the run, we head for brunch at The Lead Station in Chorlton. You may even find us partaking in an espresso martini!
And if you’re looking for a bit extra, the Stretford Park run starts at 9am at the same location. It’s a flat fast course, with many personal bests being set at this course.
|Date||Run Leader||Run Buddy||Notes|
|3rd June||Jono Guildford||Martin Dunn|
|10th June||James Moles||Tom Bardwell||Helsinki Half-Marathon|
|17th June||Jono Guildford||Carl Lane||Dublin Pride 5K (Friday) & Tour of Tameside, inc. Hero Half Marathon|
|24th June||Thomas Blackburn||Stephen Moran|
|1st July||James Fox||Nick Eaton|
|8th July||Jono Guildford||Michael Goldie||Leeds 10K (Sunday) & We Love Manchester 10K (Sunday)|
|15th July||Rachel Kenyon||Sarah Rickard|
|22nd July||James Moles||Michael Goldie||Newcastle LGBT 5K (Friday) & Newcastle Pride|
|29th July||Jane Fletcher||Nick Eaton||Liverpool Pride Parade|
|12th August||tbc||tbc||London Pride 10K|
|19th August||tbc||tbc||Glasgow OUTrun 5 mile|
|26th August||NO RUN||NO RUN||MANCHESTER PRIDE PARADE|
Run Buddy – if there are any runners that are new or newish to the Saturday session, the Buddy will run with them at their pace and distance to ensure they do not get lost, and to make them feel welcome to the club.
Run Leader – an experienced member that takes overall responsibility for the run, including health & safety, keeping a register and ensuring all runners are clear on the route they are taking – the Leader may need to identify additional Buddies on the day, if there are several newer runners of differing abilities.