Training and community involvement
Training guides that help you prepare for a 10K race are available by searching online. You can also find information, help and support from local running groups and clubs.
Chorley Couch to 5K
For those starting out, the volunteer-led Chorley Couch to 5K programme is designed to help people get back into physical activity and is fully endorsed by the NHS. The group offers options for running/jogging and power walking. The specially designed plan is to build up activity to a level where people will feel comfortable and achieve 5k in nine weeks.
The group meets at Astley Park three times per week: Saturday at 10am, Monday and Wednesday at 6.30pm. The current programme started on Saturday 5 January 2019 but please contact the group for more information on the next programme by searching for Chorley Couch to 5K on Facebook.
Chorley Runners is a multi-award-winning, friendly and inclusive running group, based at Astley Park, Chorley. Chorley Runners are delivering a 5 to 10km training course with help from Chorley Couch to 5k group. The training course will focus on increasing distances by 10 per cent per week to help you run 10km comfortably and in time for the Chorley 10K event on Sunday 12 May.
There will be three groups to cater for different pace runners, the sessions will start together, and different leaders will guide each group on the sessions. Some coaching sessions on technique will also be included in the course.
The Saturday session will increase the distances, but we also recommend that you run in at least two other sessions with Chorley Runners or by yourself during the week to maintain and improve your fitness and stamina. This course is aimed at people who have NEVER run a 10km distance and are focused on running in the Chorley 10km event on Sunday 12 May.
Participants will need to sign in or register first with England Athletics RunTogether. It is a very simple and quick process and you can sign up here. Click on the register link in the top right hand corner and sign up to RunTogether then choose all sessions of the ‘5 to 10km Running Course for Chorley 10K’ Spaces on the course are limited and we ask that you sign up for all sessions and can commit to attending as many sessions as possible.
Chorley Lions Running Community
Chorley Lions are a free and friendly running community that meet on Monday and Wednesday at 6.30pm at the Golden Lion, Higher Wheelton. On occasions they run from other locations, so please double check the Lions’ Facebook page and group for details. Their social runs are free to attend for everyone and they are an affiliated group with England Athletics. By joining the Chorley Lions Running Community, you can get discounts off races and many other benefits. Their social runs and routes vary between road, canal paths and some trails. The distances range between three and six miles and are suitable for a range of abilities. They have guide runners available at the majority of sessions. To find out more, please contact Shelby Williams, Group Leader on 07979653790 or visit the Chorley Lions Facebook page.
Chorley Athletics and Triathlon Club
Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club is a grass-roots club for people of all ages and abilities interested in road, cross country, trail, fell, multi-eventing, walking, track and field competition or just keeping fit and healthy. For more information, visit their website.