Week 178, Week Commencing 20/2/17

Monday:

6:15PM RUNNING INTERVALS WITH WIGAN PHOENIX: Wigan Phoenix are a local running club who cater for ALL ABILITY LEVELS. On Monday evenings, they have an interval session, meet 6:00pm at Thompson House Stables, on Pepper Lane, Standish.

Tuesday:

6:30PM BAT RUN SERIES – Event 20 of the 2016/17 Bat Run Series is Ying & Yang. To read more and see the route GO HERE

9:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN, SKELMERSDALE: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson.

Wednesday:

6:30PM SWIM SESSION WIGAN LIFE CENTRE: Coached junior and adult swim, Wigan Life Centre, Wigan town centre, WN1 1NJ. Organised by WTC. Contact Ste Hilton: stehilton@gmail.com

7:00PM PIMBO CYCLE CHAIN GANG – Meet 6:45 for 7:00pm start at South end of Peel Rd on Pimbo industrial estate, opposite Scott Safety. There will be 5 groups depending on numbers, this is not a coached session, everyone in the group is collectively responsible. Group speeds are 17-18 / 19-20 / 21-22 / 23-24 / 24-25 mph. Don’t ride in a group which is too quick for you and disrupt the session, equally, don’t ride in a group too slow for you and push the pace, disrupting the session.

Chain gang etiquette:

  1. When it’s your turn on the front you DO NOT accelerate, keep riding at the same speed or you will  drop the person behind you / force them to accelerate and split the line behind you.
  2. When you move over (off the front), SLOW DOWN by 10% to allow the next rider through. If you do not slow down, you will force the rider coming through to accelerate to get past (as above) and this will split the line.
  3. When you move across, don’t swing out into the middle of the road, move across 1m only and keep the 2 lines close together.
  4. Keep your ego in check, don’t surge off the front to show how strong you are, it ruins the session and you look like a knob.
  5. The aim of a chaingang is for the group to travel as fast as possible as a team. If you surge, split it or generally try to drop people in a show of strength, you will constantly be stopping and regrouping. Come to the session to ‘ride as a chaingang’ or ride on your own.
  6. It’s 10 laps, when 9 laps have been completed and there is 1 lap to go, ignore everything above. All bets are off.

GOOD QUALITY BIKE LIGHTS and CYCLE HELMETS are compulsory for this session. Remember, this is not a coached / organised session, all riders are responsible for themselves and others and ride at their own risk. You should be 16+ to ride this session, it is not safe or suitable for children.

Thursday:

6:45PM RUNNING INTERVALS WITH WIGAN PHOENIX: Wigan Phoenix are a local running club who cater for ALL ABILITY LEVELS. On Thursday evenings, they have an interval session, meet 6:45pm at Thompson House Stables, on Pepper Lane, Standish.

8:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson.

9:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson. *There are 2 separate swim sessions Thursday evening, 8:00pm & 9:00pm

Friday:

6:30PM WIGAN TRI CLUB TURBO & RUN: Lowton High School (Lowton Church of England High School, Newton Rd, Lowton, WA3 1DU), session will be held in the community centre which is the first building on your right as you enter the car park. Plenty of parking spaces, arrive for 6:30 to set up and we start turning the cranks at 6:45pm, and will finish up for 8pm latest. Weather permitting there will be running off the bike as well. This session is suitable for adults and juniors, turbo trainers and bikes available for youngsters, contact Ste Hilton: stehilton@gmail.com if required or post on HUB Facebook page.

Saturday:

8:30AM SATURDAY MORNING TRAIL RUNNING CLUB:

Group 1 & 2 = 10-13 miles at a steady pace. Please check the route or load it onto your phone using Strava. There’s no official leader so the group are collectively responsible for navigating successfully! Route for this week is HERE

9:00AM WIGAN HAIGH HALL PARK RUN

The Wigan Park Run takes place at Haigh Hall, starting close to the cafe / children’s play area at the top end of the park. All abilities are welcome, this is a times 5k but very much aimed at novices. You must register in advance via the Parkrun website and print / bring your barcode. It’s free to register, but this must be done in advance if you wish to take part. To register GO HERE

10:00AM COUCH TO 5K & NOVICE HALF MARATHON TRAINING (Wigan 5K / Half – March 19th):

Couch to 5k and novice half marathon groups, currently working towards Wigan 5k and half marathon on March 19th. You can join at any time (you’re not too late). All abilities are catered for, ideal start to running with this social group organised by Wigan Active Lifestyles. For more info join the JJ Facebook Running Discussion Group

4:00PM SWIM SESSION HINDLEY: Both Seniors and junior swimmers, Hindley pool in Wigan, WN2 3QN. Organised by WTC. Arrive 3:45pm for 4:00pm start.

Sunday:

8:00AM SUNDAY LONG RIDE: 

Meet 8:00am at the Stag in Orrell, there are 2 groups, group 1 will ride on average at 17-18 miles per hour, group 2 will ride at 16 miles per hour. It’s important that everyone checks and knows the route as there’s no official leader and everyone is collectively responsible. Download and add to Strava on your phone or to your GPS. Make sure you know where you are and have spares etc so you are self sufficient if you have mechanical issues. The route for this Sunday is everyone’s favourite ‘TATTON PARK’ you can see it HERE

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Week 177, Week Commencing 13/2/17

Monday:

6:15PM RUNNING INTERVALS WITH WIGAN PHOENIX: Wigan Phoenix are a local running club who cater for ALL ABILITY LEVELS. On Monday evenings, they have an interval session, meet 6:00pm at Thompson House Stables, on Pepper Lane, Standish.

Tuesday:

6:30PM BAT RUN SERIES – Event 19 of the 2016/17 Bat Run Series is The Black Tie Bash. To read more and see the route GO HERE

9:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN, SKELMERSDALE: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson.

Wednesday:

6:30PM SWIM SESSION WIGAN LIFE CENTRE: Coached junior and adult swim, Wigan Life Centre, Wigan town centre, WN1 1NJ. Organised by WTC. Contact Ste Hilton: stehilton@gmail.com

7:00PM PIMBO CHAIN GANG – Meet 6:45 for 7:00pm start at South end of Peel Rd on Pimbo industrial estate, opposite Scott Safety. There will be 5 groups depending on numbers, this is not a coached session, everyone in the group is collectively responsible. Group speeds are 17-18 / 19-20 / 21-22 / 23-24 / 24-25 mph. Don’t ride in a group which is too quick for you and disrupt the session, equally, don’t ride in a group too slow for you and push the pace, disrupting the session.

Chain gang etiquette:

  1. When it’s your turn on the front you DO NOT accelerate, keep riding at the same speed or you will  drop the person behind you / force them to accelerate and split the line behind you.
  2. When you move over (off the front), SLOW DOWN by 10% to allow the next rider through. If you do not slow down, you will force the rider coming through to accelerate to get past (as above) and this will split the line.
  3. When you move across, don’t swing out into the middle of the road, move across 1m only and keep the 2 lines close together.
  4. Keep your ego in check, don’t surge off the front to show how strong you are, it ruins the session and you look like a knob.
  5. The aim of a chaingang is for the group to travel as fast as possible as a team. If you surge, split it or generally try to drop people in a show of strength, you will constantly be stopping and regrouping. Come to the session to ‘ride as a chaingang’ or ride on your own.
  6. It’s 10 laps, when 9 laps have been completed and there is 1 lap to go, ignore everything above. All bets are off.

GOOD QUALITY BIKE LIGHTS and CYCLE HELMETS are compulsory for this session. Remember, this is not a coached / organised session, all riders are responsible for themselves and others and ride at their own risk. You should be 16+ to ride this session, it is not safe or suitable for children.

Thursday:

6:45PM RUNNING INTERVALS WITH WIGAN PHOENIX: Wigan Phoenix are a local running club who cater for ALL ABILITY LEVELS. On Thursday evenings, they have an interval session, meet 6:45pm at Thompson House Stables, on Pepper Lane, Standish.

8:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson.

9:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson. *There are 2 separate swim sessions Thursday evening, 8:00pm & 9:00pm

Friday:

6:30PM WIGAN TRI CLUB TURBO & RUN: Lowton High School (Lowton Church of England High School, Newton Rd, Lowton, WA3 1DU), session will be held in the community centre which is the first building on your right as you enter the car park. Plenty of parking spaces, arrive for 6:30 to set up and we start turning the cranks at 6:45pm, and will finish up for 8pm latest. Weather permitting there will be running off the bike as well. This session is suitable for adults and juniors, turbo trainers and bikes available for youngsters, contact Ste Hilton: stehilton@gmail.com if required or post on HUB Facebook page.

Saturday:

8:30AM SATURDAY MORNING TRAIL RUNNING CLUB:

Group 1 & 2 = 10-13 miles at a steady pace. Please check the route or load it onto your phone using Strava. There’s no official leader so the group are collectively responsible for navigating successfully! Route for this week is HERE

4:00PM SWIM SESSION HINDLEY: Both Seniors and junior swimmers, Hindley pool in Wigan, WN2 3QN. Organised by WTC. Arrive 3:45pm for 4:00pm start.

Sunday:

8:00AM – WINTER DUATHLON RACE 2

Meet 8:00-8:30am to register, followed by briefing at start 8:45-9:00am. Cycle route is 11 miles (2 laps of Parbold Duathlon) and 5k out and back road. Full details HERE

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Week 176, Week Commencing 6/2/17

Monday:

6:15PM RUNNING INTERVALS WITH WIGAN PHOENIX: Wigan Phoenix are a local running club who cater for ALL ABILITY LEVELS. On Monday evenings, they have an interval session, meet 6:00pm at Thompson House Stables, on Pepper Lane, Standish.

Tuesday:

6:30PM BAT RUN SERIES – Event 18 of the 2016/17 Bat Run Series is The Macca Packer. To read more and see the route GO HERE

9:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN, SKELMERSDALE: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson.

Wednesday:

6:30PM SWIM SESSION WIGAN LIFE CENTRE: Coached junior and adult swim, Wigan Life Centre, Wigan town centre, WN1 1NJ. Organised by WTC. Contact Ste Hilton: stehilton@gmail.com

7:00PM PIMBO CHAIN GANG – Meet 6:45 for 7:00pm start at South end of Peel Rd on Pimbo industrial estate, opposite Scott Safety. There will be 5 groups depending on numbers, this is not a coached session, everyone in the group is collectively responsible. Group speeds are 17-18 / 19-20 / 21-22 / 23-24 / 24-25 mph. Don’t ride in a group which is too quick for you and disrupt the session, equally, don’t ride in a group too slow for you and push the pace, disrupting the session.

Chain gang etiquette:

  1. When it’s your turn on the front you DO NOT accelerate, keep riding at the same speed or you will  drop the person behind you / force them to accelerate and split the line behind you.
  2. When you move over (off the front), SLOW DOWN by 10% to allow the next rider through. If you do not slow down, you will force the rider coming through to accelerate to get past (as above) and this will split the line.
  3. When you move across, don’t swing out into the middle of the road, move across 1m only and keep the 2 lines close together.
  4. Keep your ego in check, don’t surge off the front to show how strong you are, it ruins the session and you look like a knob.
  5. The aim of a chaingang is for the group to travel as fast as possible as a team. If you surge, split it or generally try to drop people in a show of strength, you will constantly be stopping and regrouping. Come to the session to ‘ride as a chaingang’ or ride on your own.
  6. It’s 10 laps, when 9 laps have been completed and there is 1 lap to go, ignore everything above. All bets are off.

GOOD QUALITY BIKE LIGHTS and CYCLE HELMETS are compulsory for this session. Remember, this is not a coached / organised session, all riders are responsible for themselves and others and ride at their own risk. You should be 16+ to ride this session, it is not safe or suitable for children.

Thursday:

6:45PM RUNNING INTERVALS WITH WIGAN PHOENIX: Wigan Phoenix are a local running club who cater for ALL ABILITY LEVELS. On Thursday evenings, they have an interval session, meet 6:45pm at Thompson House Stables, on Pepper Lane, Standish.

8:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson.

9:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson. *There are 2 separate swim sessions Thursday evening, 8:00pm & 9:00pm

Friday:

6:30PM WIGAN TRI CLUB TURBO & RUN: Lowton High School (Lowton Church of England High School, Newton Rd, Lowton, WA3 1DU), session will be held in the community centre which is the first building on your right as you enter the car park. Plenty of parking spaces, arrive for 6:30 to set up and we start turning the cranks at 6:45pm, and will finish up for 8pm latest. Weather permitting there will be running off the bike as well. This session is suitable for adults and juniors, turbo trainers and bikes available for youngsters, contact Ste Hilton: stehilton@gmail.com if required or post on HUB Facebook page.

Saturday:

8:30AM SATURDAY MORNING TRAIL RUNNING CLUB:

Group 1 & 2 = 10-13 miles at a steady pace. Please check the route or load it onto your phone using Strava. There’s no official leader so the group are collectively responsible for navigating successfully! Route for this week is HERE

2:00PM PARBOLD HILL RACE:

47th annual Parbold Hill Race, 2pm from the Farmers Arms in Hildale. Event is now full but there will be a small number of entries on the day based on no-shows.

4:00PM SWIM SESSION HINDLEY: Both Seniors and junior swimmers, Hindley pool in Wigan, WN2 3QN. Organised by WTC. Arrive 3:45pm for 4:00pm start.

Sunday:

8:00AM SUNDAY LONG RIDE: Meet 8:00am at the Stag in Orrell, there are 2 groups, group 1 will ride on average at 17-18 miles per hour, group 2 will ride at 16 miles per hour. It’s important that everyone checks and knows the route as there’s no official leader and everyone is collectively responsible. Download and add to Strava on your phone or to your GPS. Make sure you know where you are and have spares etc so you are self sufficient if you have mechanical issues. The route for this Sunday is everyone’s favourite ‘MAST MURDER’ you can see it HERE

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Week 175, Week Commencing 30/1/17

Monday:

6:15PM RUNNING INTERVALS WITH WIGAN PHOENIX: Wigan Phoenix are a local running club who cater for ALL ABILITY LEVELS. On Monday evenings, they have an interval session, meet 6:00pm at Thompson House Stables, on Pepper Lane, Standish.

Tuesday:

6:30PM BAT RUN SERIES – Event 17 of the 2016/17 Bat Run Series is The Power of Grayskull. To read more and see the route GO HERE

9:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN, SKELMERSDALE: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson.

Wednesday:

6:30PM SWIM SESSION WIGAN LIFE CENTRE: Coached junior and adult swim, Wigan Life Centre, Wigan town centre, WN1 1NJ. Organised by WTC. Contact Ste Hilton: stehilton@gmail.com

7:00PM PIMBO CHAIN GANG – Meet 6:45 for 7:00pm start at South end of Peel Rd on Pimbo industrial estate, opposite Scott Safety. There will be 5 groups depending on numbers, this is not a coached session, everyone in the group is collectively responsible. Group speeds are 17-18 / 19-20 / 21-22 / 23-24 / 24-25 mph. Don’t ride in a group which is too quick for you and disrupt the session, equally, don’t ride in a group too slow for you and push the pace, disrupting the session.

Chain gang etiquette:

  1. When it’s your turn on the front you DO NOT accelerate, keep riding at the same speed or you will  drop the person behind you / force them to accelerate and split the line behind you.
  2. When you move over (off the front), SLOW DOWN by 10% to allow the next rider through. If you do not slow down, you will force the rider coming through to accelerate to get past (as above) and this will split the line.
  3. When you move across, don’t swing out into the middle of the road, move across 1m only and keep the 2 lines close together.
  4. Keep your ego in check, don’t surge off the front to show how strong you are, it ruins the session and you look like a knob.
  5. The aim of a chaingang is for the group to travel as fast as possible as a team. If you surge, split it or generally try to drop people in a show of strength, you will constantly be stopping and regrouping. Come to the session to ‘ride as a chaingang’ or ride on your own.
  6. It’s 10 laps, when 9 laps have been completed and there is 1 lap to go, ignore everything above. All bets are off.

GOOD QUALITY BIKE LIGHTS and CYCLE HELMETS are compulsory for this session. Remember, this is not a coached / organised session, all riders are responsible for themselves and others and ride at their own risk. You should be 16+ to ride this session, it is not safe or suitable for children.

Thursday:

6:45PM RUNNING INTERVALS WITH WIGAN PHOENIX: Wigan Phoenix are a local running club who cater for ALL ABILITY LEVELS. On Thursday evenings, they have an interval session, meet 6:45pm at Thompson House Stables, on Pepper Lane, Standish.

8:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson.

9:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson. *There are 2 separate swim sessions Thursday evening, 8:00pm & 9:00pm

Friday:

6:30PM WIGAN TRI CLUB TURBO & RUN: Lowton High School (Lowton Church of England High School, Newton Rd, Lowton, WA3 1DU), session will be held in the community centre which is the first building on your right as you enter the car park. Plenty of parking spaces, arrive for 6:30 to set up and we start turning the cranks at 6:45pm, and will finish up for 8pm latest. Weather permitting there will be running off the bike as well. This session is suitable for adults and juniors, turbo trainers and bikes available for youngsters, contact Ste Hilton: stehilton@gmail.com if required or post on HUB Facebook page.

Saturday:

8:30AM SATURDAY MORNING TRAIL RUNNING CLUB:

Group 1 & 2 = 10-13 miles at a steady pace. Please check the route or load it onto your phone using Strava. There’s no official leader so the group are collectively responsible for navigating successfully! Route for this week is HERE

4:00PM SWIM SESSION HINDLEY: Both Seniors and junior swimmers, Hindley pool in Wigan, WN2 3QN. Organised by WTC. Arrive 3:45pm for 4:00pm start.

Sunday:

8:00AM SUNDAY LONG RIDE: Meet 8:00am at the Stag in Orrell, there are 2 groups, group 1 will ride on average at 17-18 miles per hour, group 2 will ride at 16 miles per hour. It’s important that everyone checks and knows the route as there’s no official leader and everyone is collectively responsible. Download and add to Strava on your phone or to your GPS. Make sure you know where you are and have spares etc so you are self sufficient if you have mechanical issues. The route for this Sunday is everyone’s favourite ‘THE ROMAN ROAD’ you can see it HERE

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Week 174, Week Commencing 23/1/17

Monday:

6:15PM RUNNING INTERVALS WITH WIGAN PHOENIX: Wigan Phoenix are a local running club who cater for ALL ABILITY LEVELS. On Monday evenings, they have an interval session, meet 6:00pm at Thompson House Stables, on Pepper Lane, Standish.

Tuesday:

6:30PM BAT RUN SERIES – Event 16 of the 2016/17 Bat Run Series is The Burns Burn. To read more and see the route GO HERE

9:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN, SKELMERSDALE: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson.

Wednesday:

6:30PM SWIM SESSION WIGAN LIFE CENTRE: Coached junior and adult swim, Wigan Life Centre, Wigan town centre, WN1 1NJ. Organised by WTC. Contact Ste Hilton: stehilton@gmail.com

7:00PM PIMBO CHAIN GANG – Meet 6:45 for 7:00pm start at South end of Peel Rd on Pimbo industrial estate, opposite Scott Safety. There will be 5 groups depending on numbers, this is not a coached session, everyone in the group is collectively responsible. Group speeds are 17-18 / 19-20 / 21-22 / 23-24 / 24-25 mph. Don’t ride in a group which is too quick for you and disrupt the session, equally, don’t ride in a group too slow for you and push the pace, disrupting the session.

Chain gang etiquette:

  1. When it’s your turn on the front you DO NOT accelerate, keep riding at the same speed or you will  drop the person behind you / force them to accelerate and split the line behind you.
  2. When you move over (off the front), SLOW DOWN by 10% to allow the next rider through. If you do not slow down, you will force the rider coming through to accelerate to get past (as above) and this will split the line.
  3. When you move across, don’t swing out into the middle of the road, move across 1m only and keep the 2 lines close together.
  4. Keep your ego in check, don’t surge off the front to show how strong you are, it ruins the session and you look like a knob.
  5. The aim of a chaingang is for the group to travel as fast as possible as a team. If you surge, split it or generally try to drop people in a show of strength, you will constantly be stopping and regrouping. Come to the session to ‘ride as a chaingang’ or ride on your own.
  6. It’s 10 laps, when 9 laps have been completed and there is 1 lap to go, ignore everything above. All bets are off.

GOOD QUALITY BIKE LIGHTS and CYCLE HELMETS are compulsory for this session. Remember, this is not a coached / organised session, all riders are responsible for themselves and others and ride at their own risk. You should be 16+ to ride this session, it is not safe or suitable for children.

Thursday:

6:45PM RUNNING INTERVALS WITH WIGAN PHOENIX: Wigan Phoenix are a local running club who cater for ALL ABILITY LEVELS. On Thursday evenings, they have an interval session, meet 6:45pm at Thompson House Stables, on Pepper Lane, Standish.

8:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson.

9:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson. *There are 2 separate swim sessions Thursday evening, 8:00pm & 9:00pm

Friday:

6:30PM WIGAN TRI CLUB TURBO & RUN: Lowton High School (Lowton Church of England High School, Newton Rd, Lowton, WA3 1DU), session will be held in the community centre which is the first building on your right as you enter the car park. Plenty of parking spaces, arrive for 6:30 to set up and we start turning the cranks at 6:45pm, and will finish up for 8pm latest. Weather permitting there will be running off the bike as well. This session is suitable for adults and juniors, turbo trainers and bikes available for youngsters, contact Ste Hilton: stehilton@gmail.com if required or post on HUB Facebook page.

Saturday:

8:30AM SATURDAY MORNING TRAIL RUNNING CLUB:

Group 1 & 2 = 10-13 miles at a steady pace. Please check the route or load it onto your phone using Strava. There’s no official leader so the group are collectively responsible for navigating successfully! Route for this week is HERE

4:00PM SWIM SESSION HINDLEY: Both Seniors and junior swimmers, Hindley pool in Wigan, WN2 3QN. Organised by WTC. Arrive 3:45pm for 4:00pm start.

Sunday:

8:00AM SUNDAY LONG RIDE: Meet 8:00am at the Stag in Orrell, there are 2 groups, group 1 will ride on average at 17-18 miles per hour, group 2 will ride at 16 miles per hour. It’s important that everyone checks and knows the route as there’s no official leader and everyone is collectively responsible. Download and add to Strava on your phone or to your GPS. Make sure you know where you are and have spares etc so you are self sufficient if you have mechanical issues. The route for this Sunday is named ‘PULL YOUR FINGER OUT’ you can see it HERE

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Week 173, Week Commencing 16/1/17

Monday:

6:15PM RUNNING INTERVALS WITH WIGAN PHOENIX: Wigan Phoenix are a local running club who cater for ALL ABILITY LEVELS. On Monday evenings, they have an interval session, meet 6:00pm at Thompson House Stables, on Pepper Lane, Standish.

Tuesday:

6:30PM BAT RUN SERIES – Event 15 of the 2016/17 Bat Run Series is HOLY COW. To read more and see the route GO HERE

9:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN, SKELMERSDALE: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson.

Wednesday:

6:30PM SWIM SESSION WIGAN LIFE CENTRE: Coached junior and adult swim, Wigan Life Centre, Wigan town centre, WN1 1NJ. Organised by WTC. Contact Ste Hilton: stehilton@gmail.com

7:00PM PIMBO CHAIN GANG – Meet 6:45 for 7:00pm start at South end of Peel Rd on Pimbo industrial estate, opposite Scott Safety. There will be 5 groups depending on numbers, this is not a coached session, everyone in the group is collectively responsible. Group speeds are 17-18 / 19-20 / 21-22 / 23-24 / 24-25 mph. Don’t ride in a group which is too quick for you and disrupt the session, equally, don’t ride in a group too slow for you and push the pace, disrupting the session.

Chain gang etiquette:

  1. When it’s your turn on the front you DO NOT accelerate, keep riding at the same speed or you will  drop the person behind you / force them to accelerate and split the line behind you.
  2. When you move over (off the front), SLOW DOWN by 10% to allow the next rider through. If you do not slow down, you will force the rider coming through to accelerate to get past (as above) and this will split the line.
  3. When you move across, don’t swing out into the middle of the road, move across 1m only and keep the 2 lines close together.
  4. Keep your ego in check, don’t surge off the front to show how strong you are, it ruins the session and you look like a knob.
  5. The aim of a chaingang is for the group to travel as fast as possible as a team. If you surge, split it or generally try to drop people in a show of strength, you will constantly be stopping and regrouping. Come to the session to ‘ride as a chaingang’ or ride on your own.
  6. It’s 10 laps, when 9 laps have been completed and there is 1 lap to go, ignore everything above. All bets are off.

GOOD QUALITY BIKE LIGHTS and CYCLE HELMETS are compulsory for this session. Remember, this is not a coached / organised session, all riders are responsible for themselves and others and ride at their own risk. You should be 16+ to ride this session, it is not safe or suitable for children.

Thursday:

6:45PM RUNNING INTERVALS WITH WIGAN PHOENIX: Wigan Phoenix are a local running club who cater for ALL ABILITY LEVELS. On Thursday evenings, they have an interval session, meet 6:45pm at Thompson House Stables, on Pepper Lane, Standish.

8:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson.

9:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson. *There are 2 separate swim sessions Thursday evening, 8:00pm & 9:00pm

Friday:

6:30PM WIGAN TRI CLUB TURBO & RUN: Lowton High School (Lowton Church of England High School, Newton Rd, Lowton, WA3 1DU), session will be held in the community centre which is the first building on your right as you enter the car park. Plenty of parking spaces, arrive for 6:30 to set up and we start turning the cranks at 6:45pm, and will finish up for 8pm latest. Weather permitting there will be running off the bike as well. This session is suitable for adults and juniors, turbo trainers and bikes available for youngsters, contact Ste Hilton: stehilton@gmail.com if required or post on HUB Facebook page.

Saturday:

8:30AM SATURDAY MORNING TRAIL RUNNING CLUB: There will be 3 groups as follows:

Group 1 = 5 miles at easier pace, ideal for novice or slower runners. If you are a slower runner who wants to run further than 5 miles, then you have the option of running further or running 2 laps of the route. It is likely that there will be others who wish to do the same each week.

Group 2 = 10-13 miles at a steady pace. Group 3 = 10-13 miles at a faster pace. Please check the route or load it onto your phone using Strava. There’s no official leader so the group are collectively responsible for navigating successfully! Route for this week is HERE

4:00PM SWIM SESSION HINDLEY: Both Seniors and junior swimmers, Hindley pool in Wigan, WN2 3QN. Organised by WTC. Arrive 3:45pm for 4:00pm start.

Sunday:

8:00AM – WINTER DUATHLON RACE

Meet 8:00-8:30am to register, followed by briefing at start 8:45-9:00am. Cycle route is 11 miles (2 laps of Parbold Duathlon) and 5k out and back road. Full details HERE

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Week 172, Week Commencing 9/1/17

Monday:

6:15PM RUNNING INTERVALS WITH WIGAN PHOENIX: Wigan Phoenix are a local running club who cater for ALL ABILITY LEVELS. On Monday evenings, they have an interval session, meet 6:00pm at Thompson House Stables, on Pepper Lane, Standish.

Tuesday:

6:30PM BAT RUN SERIES – Event 14 of the 2016/17 Bat Run Series is The Baby Chase. To read more and see the route GO HERE

9:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN, SKELMERSDALE: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson.

Wednesday:

6:30PM SWIM SESSION WIGAN LIFE CENTRE: Coached junior and adult swim, Wigan Life Centre, Wigan town centre, WN1 1NJ. Organised by WTC. Contact Ste Hilton: stehilton@gmail.com

7:00PM PIMBO CHAIN GANG – Meet 6:45 for 7:00pm start at South end of Peel Rd on Pimbo industrial estate, opposite Scott Safety. There will be 5 groups depending on numbers, this is not a coached session, everyone in the group is collectively responsible. Group speeds are 17-18 / 19-20 / 21-22 / 23-24 / 24-25 mph. Don’t ride in a group which is too quick for you and disrupt the session, equally, don’t ride in a group too slow for you and push the pace, disrupting the session.

Chain gang etiquette:

  1. When it’s your turn on the front you DO NOT accelerate, keep riding at the same speed or you will  drop the person behind you / force them to accelerate and split the line behind you.
  2. When you move over (off the front), SLOW DOWN by 10% to allow the next rider through. If you do not slow down, you will force the rider coming through to accelerate to get past (as above) and this will split the line.
  3. When you move across, don’t swing out into the middle of the road, move across 1m only and keep the 2 lines close together.
  4. Keep your ego in check, don’t surge off the front to show how strong you are, it ruins the session and you look like a knob.
  5. The aim of a chaingang is for the group to travel as fast as possible as a team. If you surge, split it or generally try to drop people in a show of strength, you will constantly be stopping and regrouping. Come to the session to ‘ride as a chaingang’ or ride on your own.
  6. It’s 10 laps, when 9 laps have been completed and there is 1 lap to go, ignore everything above. All bets are off.

GOOD QUALITY BIKE LIGHTS and CYCLE HELMETS are compulsory for this session. Remember, this is not a coached / organised session, all riders are responsible for themselves and others and ride at their own risk. You should be 16+ to ride this session, it is not safe or suitable for children.

Thursday:

6:45PM RUNNING INTERVALS WITH WIGAN PHOENIX: Wigan Phoenix are a local running club who cater for ALL ABILITY LEVELS. On Thursday evenings, they have an interval session, meet 6:45pm at Thompson House Stables, on Pepper Lane, Standish.

8:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson.

9:00PM SWIM SESSION NYE BEVAN: organised by West Lancs Tri, £6 on the night, coach and contact Neil Thomson. *There are 2 separate swim sessions Thursday evening, 8:00pm & 9:00pm

Friday:

6:30PM WIGAN TRI CLUB TURBO & RUN: Lowton High School (Lowton Church of England High School, Newton Rd, Lowton, WA3 1DU), session will be held in the community centre which is the first building on your right as you enter the car park. Plenty of parking spaces, arrive for 6:30 to set up and we start turning the cranks at 6:45pm, and will finish up for 8pm latest. Weather permitting there will be running off the bike as well. This session is suitable for adults and juniors, turbo trainers and bikes available for youngsters, contact Ste Hilton: stehilton@gmail.com if required or post on HUB Facebook page.

Saturday:

8:30AM SATURDAY MORNING TRAIL RUNNING CLUB:

NO SATURDAY TRAIL RUN THIS WEEK – It’s Ashurst Beacon Fell Race, starting 12:30pm from the Prince William Pub. Entry £4 on the day only, the route has formed part of several bat runs, so you will know the course! To view the course GO HERE

4:00PM SWIM SESSION HINDLEY: Both Seniors and junior swimmers, Hindley pool in Wigan, WN2 3QN. Organised by WTC. Arrive 3:45pm for 4:00pm start.

Sunday:

8:00AM SUNDAY LONG RIDE: Meet 8:00am at the Stag in Orrell, there are 2 groups, group 1 will ride on average at 17-18 miles per hour, group 2 will ride at 16 miles per hour. It’s important that everyone checks and knows the route as there’s no official leader and everyone is collectively responsible. Download and add to Strava on your phone or to your GPS. Make sure you know where you are and have spares etc so you are self sufficient if you have mechanical issues. The route for this Sunday is named ‘LOCAL HILLS’ you can see it HERE

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