NORTH
BOLTON
RUNNERS

OUR STORY


In June 2017, a few messages were popped onto the Bromley Cross Notice Board Facebook group to get people in the local community together to start a free local running group. From this, Trail Tuesday was born! Every Tuesday at 7pm, a small group of strangers hit the trails of north Bolton - a social running group began to develop. It was clear from this that there was a demand, and enthusiasm in the area for a free, friendly running community. The following January, Monday Milers began and this small running group grew from strength to strength.

In April 2018, a small crowd met in the Cross Guns, Egerton to discuss how these two evenings could be combined to make stronger running group. It was at this meeting that North Bolton Runners was born, and our Wednesday Improver group was soon to follow.

Our journey to become what we are today has been amazing!

January 2019 saw us affiliate to UK Athletics and roll out our membership package. We’ve all made friends, improved our physical and mental wellbeing and started a friendly running family which has a supportive, fun and social ethos.

We can’t thank you all enough for your energy, positivity and support. Whether you’re a regular runner with us, a ‘bob in and out’ type runner, a social media observer, a marshal or volunteer, you have all made NBR become what it is today. With your help, we’re looking forward to making even more progress over the coming years.

North Bolton Runners…..more than just a running group!

Thanks, NBR Committee


Club Runs


We meet 3 times a week for organised runs and related activities.

A number of different distances and paces are on offer, from a speedy 6 miler to a more relaxed 4 mile chatty!

Details are below.

Everyone is welcome, no matter what ability, just bring your happy face!

MONDAY MILERS 7PM @ Dunscar War Memorial

TUESDAY TRAILERS 7PM @ Bromley Cross Railway Station

WEDNESDAY IMPROVERS 7PM @ Bromley Cross Railway Station

North Bolton Runners…..more than just a running group!


RunTogether


We use the RunTogether app/website as an online booking system for our runs. It's free to register and use and we use to ensure we have enough volunteers etc. So please do register and please do book yourself on the various runs we have. The earlier you book the better we can plan things, preferably at least 24 hours beforehand.

Runtogether will NEVER be compulsory and you can always just turn up, but we’d like to keep people who do that to a minimum, just so we can plan and make your experience better and safer.

Monday Milers 4m Mixed

Monday Milers 6m

Tue Trailers 4m Regular

Tue Trailers 4m Chatty

Tue Trailers 6m

This Week


This week's runs will be listed here

They are created as routes in Strava so are easily downloadable to your favourite GPS device.

North Bolton Runners presents, the Autumn Couch to 5k program!

We'll be running this on Mondays and Tuesdays starting in September (2nd and 3rd) for 9 weeks

This time we'll be meeting at the Egerton and Dunscar Health Centre

Our couch to 5k run sessions are to get you off that sofa and enjoying the benefit of a fun social running experience.

You will not regret joining us for these. Our capacity is only 40, so book early and book all sessions you want to attend at the same time to be sure of your place.

Please register online;

For the Monday sessions please click here

For the Tuesday sessions please click here

And don't forget, to celebrate your achievements why not sign up for our Autumn 5K fundraiser in November - details below!
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The Railway 5K !!!

Saturday 2nd November, 10:30 @ The Jumbles Sailing Club

Book online now to avoid disappointment!

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Membership Benefits


Exclusive access to NBR running kit.

Local shops

15% discount at Run Bolton/Run Preston (Blackburn Road).
10% discount at Tobutt Sports and 5% off sale items.
15% off Campcraft (non sale items only).

Local food/drinking establishments

20% off your food bill at Grappa at the Crofters
10% off your food bill at The Railway
10% off at the Nook & Cranny (Tues & Weds)
10% off your food bill at ROKA (Sun to Thurs)
2 for 1 (cheapest meal free) Mon & Tue at Hot Chilli
10% off food bill (member + 1) Wed & Thurs at Hot Chilli

Local Health and Fitness Services

10% off sports massage with Kate Eckersely – Tel #: 07980101789.
20% discount with Deb Olujic – Physiotherapist - 07533743134.

25% off Michelle Mortimer Running Coach - 16 week premium coaching packages/training plans (£75 instead of £100).
Also a free 45 minute canicross taster session (running with your dog). - https://mileswithmichelle.co.uk

10% off a block of 8 PT sessions with Richard Smith and 20% off a 3 month online personalised training programme.
(Enjoy Running – see Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/enjoyrunninguk/

Discounted membership at Big G's Health & Fitness (down from £30 to £25) https://boltongym.co.uk/

10% discount at Becky Walker Fitness & Coaching https://www.facebook.com/beckywalkercoaching//

*** Please note that these discounts are subject to change/withdrawal at anytime at the discretion of our partners.

*** Discounts offered to members only (unless otherwise stated). and will only be applied on production of the NBR membership card and another form of valid identification (e.g. driving license, bank card etc.)

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Meet "The Committee"

Chris Reddy

Chair


I started running in 2010 when my wife persuaded me to do the Manchester 10km - I've not stopped running since! I've now completed a range of distances from 5kms to ultras and use running as a way to keep fit, top up my well-being and spend time with others. Through my work in education, and formerly being a PE teacher, I have always worked to help others become physically active. To take this a step further, I decided to work towards developing a local, friendly running community. With the help of a group of other enthusiastic runners in the area, I helped set up North Bolton runners. The supportive NBR community which has developed, inspires me to continue running, try new events and meet more people in the area to run and socialise with. .

Colin Bain

Treasurer


I started running via triathlons 22 years ago as a competitive youth throughout the northwest. University life and partying took over and was then superseded by a busy working and family life and other than short spurts of exercise at the gym did very little outside of an active job. A few years back I decided that I needed to get back to some form of exercise and knew I needed something to keep motivation high so signed up for the Rivington trail half marathon collecting sponsorship too. After that came another rest followed by sporadic training, 10k’s and half’s.... This year I wanted to stay motivated and run consistently and this is where I have found the group social runs so supportive and highlights I have signed up for this year are; running 1000 miles, Snowdon marathon and the three peaks 24hr challenge. i'm aiming to get some marathon training throughout the year and hopefully get some ultra trails next year and hopefully Ironman soon after... Watch this space.

Dave Henshall

Vice Chair / Social Media


I've run for the past 25 years on and off, but become a regular runner over the past 4 years.I've run a couple of half marathons but I run to stay fit as I'm getting old now. I came up with the idea of #MondayMilers after running with #TrailTuesday I also want to get as many people out running as possible and enjoying the social element of it. I don’t really have a preference for trail or road but do think that Trail is great for concentration and keeps you on your toes whilst road is easier and can have more route options. I enjoy seeing other people develop and have even managed to get my daughter to join. Lucy is now a regular on Monday Milers and loves running with the group....

Hannah Clarkson

Events Coordinator


I got into running whilst at University in Sheffield as a distraction from revision and a way to explore the local area. I've run a few 10ks and half marathon events in the past but was lucky enough to get a ballot place and partake in the London Marathon (the hottest on record!!).Following this I joined the NBR to meet others and find the motivation to continue pushing myself. I plan to focus on half marathons for now, (except the Windermere Marathon!). I currently work in mental health and am a strong believer that running, especially in a social group, can have significant benefits on your mental health.

Jenny Brown

Safeguarding & Welfare Officer


I have run on and off for the past 8 years, but do find excuses not to run so always needs a target to train for. I've run 10ks and 5 half marathons and now even the Manchester Marathon in April 2019, something I thought I'd never do. I started running with #TrailTuesday and have run with #MondayMilers too, having to fit it round shifts. I've now become a regular runner thanks to Chris and the group and wants to help get people out enjoying running Can usually be found at the back chatting avoiding mud!!

Nicola Elias

Secretary


I have been running for about 10 years. At first I just ran round the block to give me something to do. As it slowly built up I realised that I was actually enjoying running! After running a few” race for life” runs I decided I needed to aim for something a bit more to keep myself motivated. This has gradually progressed over the years building up to my first ultra marathon which I am hoping to complete in April. I joined #mondaymilers as I prefer road running and love back marking any of the groups, meeting new people and being involved in the local community. I hope to still be running in another 10 years!

Julie Riddle

Social Secretary


"I started running about 12 years ago after meeting my husband who was running mad ! It was a little infectious as after going to support him I decided I could perhaps do a 5k ? We both joined a club in 2010 and within a year the distances and challenges grew. Since then I’ve completed 4 marathons ( 3 of which were mountain marathons ) , a 24 hour race, too many half marathons to remember and every distance on every terrain including cross country and fell running. My favourite distance is the half marathon and I have tried to complete one a month for the last couple of years , however , I’ve managed 9 in a year but I’m determined to complete this challenge I’ve set myself. Trail is my favourite terrain and since moving to Edgworth last year and joining North Bolton Runners I’ve loved exploring and finding more and more beautiful routes. Running for me is a mix of socialising ,keeping fit and relaxing. The people I have met over the years through running have enhanced my life enormously and I can honestly say that running has opened up so many other doors within the sporting communities."