Any beginners in Bolton,Lancs?

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31/10/2002 at 21:12
Anyone out there in Bolton and district who is new to running and fancies company for evening and weekend training runs? I am 49 and female and don't want to run alone. I'm also 2 stone overweight and need to get faster and fitter. I'm currently at the 12-minutes a mile stage.
05/11/2002 at 18:57
hi fatlump; why not change to fit person because you are tryingm, have some confidence in yourself..fatlumps sit infront of the telly and dream of training. i'm training at the moment and need a running partner in the Bolton area do you run weekends?
06/11/2002 at 06:20
Hi anna krala
You are right, I do need a confidence boost-sorry to sound such a wet blanket but I'm hoping when I can run a bit faster and better that my confidence will improve.
Yes, I do run weekends, I'm now up to about 8 - 9 miles on a Sunday. I'm glad you replied - what stage are you up to in terms of speed etc?. I'm also up for evening runs if necessary
06/11/2002 at 11:56
I agree with Anna, I have plenty of friends who are too bone idle to make the effort. If you're doing 9 miles, you've got plenty to be confident about.
I'm going down to join Bolton Harriers (nr Leverhulme park) on Thursday (7/11) . Why not join there yourself, as there are groups for different levels.
I go for a long run on Sunday (around Chapeltown / Turton etc - approx 11 miles). I train at around 9 minute mile pace with a friend. I also run shorter runs during the week, at around 6am (!!!!!!)
06/11/2002 at 13:57
06/11/2002 at 17:56
Keith Warriner
You sound a bit quick for me at the moment but good luck at Bolton United Harriers.I think its great to go out at 6am - the experts say you can really burn off the calories when you excerise early morning.
06/11/2002 at 21:07
hello keith.. well i'm going to leverhulme park on 7/11.. (what about you fatlump)?
i usually run weekends 9-13ml but looking for longer slower runs to get stamina back for flm..see you 7/11
06/11/2002 at 21:10
hello fatlump...if you want to run weekends i'll be happy to tag along, it's always better to run with someone to talk to, that way you forget the pain! any way you sound as if you are doing ok just think 9 miles... how many people get a bus for that mileage!
07/11/2002 at 14:21
Hi Anna, I'm going down to Leverhulme for around 6.30pm, so maybe I'll see you there.
07/11/2002 at 14:35
I also live in Bolton (Westhoughton) and am currently running on my own and looking for someone/running club to run with. I run 6/7 miles every other night and about 10 miles at the weekend.
I've thought about joining Bolton Harriers but am a little nervous about going down on my own.
Let me know what it's like and I might join you next week.
07/11/2002 at 17:52

I am also a beginner in Bolton but can only manage two miles at present. So far everyone seems to be looking for longer runs but if anyone is interested in teaming up with someone who wants to improve, I would love to hear from them
07/11/2002 at 20:43
Hi Ruth
I would like to join you and am interested in improving.
07/11/2002 at 21:20
hi was great to meet you..i really enjoyed the run 2-nite especially the shower! i will definatley go next week..if your round jumbles weekend let me know..

07/11/2002 at 21:24
hi fatlump..i went to bolton harriers 2-nite and met keith it was great..they have a track there so you can run safely on that..bury athletic club also have a lit indoor track which you can use i really recommend using them in the begining..can be a bit boring but perhaps it will motivate you to do a bit more..

07/11/2002 at 21:28
hi ruth..why not join a club not every one runs miles and miles..most clubs have runners at all levels..i do understand that it's not easy to just walk in to a strange place but i did it 2-nite and feel a lot better for it.. you only have to do it once!

good luck...anna
07/11/2002 at 21:31
hi adrian..bolton harriers was great really friendly and with loads of options depending on what you want..i really recommend it..give it a go..i think i pb'd sure felt like it!

08/11/2002 at 05:56
Anna Krala and Keith
Glad you enjoyed Bolton Harriers - have you actually joined already or did you just go for a "taster"? Horwich RMI Harriers has a track and is a club with loads of excellent coaches. They meet Tuesday and Thursday just like Bolton also they have long weekend groups for marathon training or just to do a long run with someone. I think I would go there as its my end of town so to speak. Well done to Anna Krala on her pb.
08/11/2002 at 07:47
Hi FL ,Anna and Adrian
Family loyalty means that joining Horwich instead of Bolton is not an option!! I enjoyed Bolton last night. The facilities are good and everyone is friendly. There's a few different groups, and I ended up running my fastest ever 10k!!!! It's a tenner to join 'til April. It was great to see you there Anna. I've no training partner this Sunday, so if you want to meet at Jumbles, I tend to leave home around 8am, so could maybe meet you between 8 and 8.30 ?
08/11/2002 at 11:56
Thanks all for the reports on Bolton Harriers, sounds good, I think I'll come along next week. What time and where do they meet?
08/11/2002 at 13:23
It's next to the athletics track at Leverhulme park in Breightmet. They meet tues and thurs at 7pm, but I can only get there on thurs.
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