Week 183, Week Commencing 27/3/17

Monday:

6:15PM RUN TRAINING 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 SUMMER DUATHLON SERIES / FOX & HOUNDS – Starts April 11th from The Endurance Store.

6:30PM RUN TRAINING WITH WIGAN HARRIERS: Interval training with Wigan Harriers running club, all abilities welcome, more info HERE

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

Wednesday:

6:30PM COACHED 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 OPEN WATER SWIM COACHING 3 SISTERS: STARTS MAY 4th

7:00PM LOCAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNNING RACE SERIES: STARTS MAY 4TH

Every Wednesday throughout the summer, there is a local Wednesday night race of 4-5 miles. The event rotate between Chorley AC & Tri (Astley Park), Wigan Phoenix (Haigh Hall), Horwich RMI (Rivington) and the Harrock Hill Series from the Farmer’s Arms pub in Hildale, near Parbold. The first event is May 4th at Astley Park.

7:00PM PIMBO CYCLE CHAIN GANG: LAST RIDE THIS WEEK

Thursday:

6:45PM RUN TRAINING 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.

7:00PM RUN TRAINING WITH WIGAN HARRIERS: Interval training with Wigan Harriers running club, all abilities welcome, more info HERE

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

9:00PM COACHED 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:

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

4:00PM COACHED 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 ‘PULL YOUR FINGER OUT’ you can see it HERE

9:00AM NOVICE TRAIL RUNNING GROUP:

Novice trail running group every Sunday 9am at Hilldale Village Hall. This group is very much aimed at novices and fitness, all abilities are welcome. The cost is £2, it’s a great way for your friends or family to start trail running safely! For more details GO HERE

10:00AM COUCH TO 5/10K Wigan Life Centre:

Following on from the success of the Wigan Half Marathon and 5k, the couch to 5/10k groups will continue on Sundays. All abilities are catered for, ideal start to running with this social group organised by Wigan Active Lifestyles. For more info join the JOINING JACK Facebook Running Discussion Group

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Week 182, Week Commencing 20/3/17

Monday:

6:15PM RUN TRAINING 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 SUMMER DUATHLON SERIES / FOX & HOUNDS – Starts April from The Endurance Store.

6:30PM RUN TRAINING WITH WIGAN HARRIERS: Interval training with Wigan Harriers running club, all abilities welcome, more info HERE

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

Wednesday:

6:30PM COACHED 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 OPEN WATER SWIM COACHING 3 SISTERS: STARTS MAY 4th

7:00PM PIMBO CYCLE CHAIN GANG: ENDS 29th MARCH – 2 MORE RIDES

Thursday:

6:45PM RUN TRAINING 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.

7:00PM RUN TRAINING WITH WIGAN HARRIERS: Interval training with Wigan Harriers running club, all abilities welcome, more info HERE

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

9:00PM COACHED 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:

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

4:00PM COACHED 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 ‘HERE AND THERE’ you can see it HERE

9:00AM NOVICE TRAIL RUNNING GROUP:

Novice trail running group every Sunday 9am at Hilldale Village Hall. This group is very much aimed at novices and fitness, all abilities are welcome. The cost is £2, it’s a great way for your friends or family to start trail running safely! For more details GO HERE

10:00AM COUCH TO 5/10K Wigan Life Centre:

Following on from the success of the Wigan Half Marathon and 5k, the couch to 5/10k groups will continue on Sundays. All abilities are catered for, ideal start to running with this social group organised by Wigan Active Lifestyles. For more info join the JOINING JACK Facebook Running Discussion Group

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Week 181, Week Commencing

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 SUMMER DUATHLON SERIES / FOX & HOUNDS – Starts April

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 OPEN WATER SWIM COACHING 3 SISTERS: STARTS MAY 4th

7:00PM PIMBO CYCLE CHAIN GANG: ENDS 29th MARCH

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:

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 Wigan Life Centre: NOT ON THIS WEEK AS WIGAN 5K SUNDAY

Couch to 5k groups, 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: 

No official ride this week as it’s Firefighters Duathlon and Wigan Half Marathon. There will be people riding, so please post on Facebook to Arrange if you are going and a suitable route.

9:00AM NOVICE TRAIL RUNNING GROUP:

Novice trail running group every Sunday 9am at Hilldale Village Hall. This group is very much aimed at novices and fitness, all abilities are welcome. The cost is £2, it’s a great way for your friends or family to start trail running safely! For more details GO HERE

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Week 180, Week Commencing 6/3/17

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 SUMMER DUATHLON SERIES / FOX & HOUNDS – Starts April

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: Please post on Facebook or inform Ste Hilton if you intend to go this week as many children and adult are racing weekend and the numbers may be too low to run a session.

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: 

No official ride this week as it’s Parbold Duathlon. There will be people riding, so please post on Facebook to Arrange if you are going and a suitable route.

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Week 179, Week Commencing 27/2/17

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 21 of the 2016/17 Bat Run Series is The Final Fling. 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 ‘Whalley & Back’ you can see it HERE

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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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