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11th APRIL 2024

 

THE ANNUAL RRR QUIZ NIGHT will take place on Friday 26th April this year - featuring quiz, stand-up bingo & a raffle. Doors open 7pm for a 7.30pm start. It's £5 per person, payable on the night - non-members welcome. Maximum of 6 per team, but don't worry if you don't have a team, just turn up & we'll sort you out. Donations of raffle prizes would be greatly appreciated - please let me know & I can arrange collection, or they can be dropped off at Up & Running Oldham or brought on the night. Look forward to seeing you there!  [Natali Brown]

27th MARCH 2024

 

BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN for the chip-timed RRR Track 5K at The Radclyffe Athletics Centre on Wednesday 15th May - race 5/17 in this year's RRR Club Championship. There will be 2 races, 7pm & 7.35pm for those looking to go under/over 24 minutes. Please follow this link for more information & to book your place! Places are available for Royton Road Runners for now but we will open this up to non-members on 23rd April.  [Natali Brown]

27th FEBRUARY 2024

 

THE PROVISIONAL ALLOCATION of RRR members to groups for the 2024 Club Championship is now available to view here. The aim is for all groups to contain members of a similar standard so that they are as competitive as possible. This year we have revised the thresholds - time ranges for each group for the key race distances 5K/10K/10M/HM - to reflect changes in the make-up of the club over recent years. Group allocation is based primarily on race performances last year, but please check which group you have been assigned to - if you believe this is incorrect please let us know, with your reasons, as soon as possible. Please note that a number of members, including recent joiners, have not yet been allocated to a group - decisions on these will be made after their first few races of this year, based on performances against the thresholds. [David Emanuel]

2nd FEBRUARY 2024

 

BOOKINGS ARE NOW being taken for the RRR fun bus to Coniston on Saturday 23rd March. We'll be leaving from the Radcliffe Street car park, Royton (OL2 6RH) at 7am sharp, returning to Royton for 7pm. Click here for the booking form - payment to the club account please. Hopefully see you there!  [Natali Brown]

29th JANUARY 2024

 

THANKS TO ALL THE RRRs who attended our Annual General Meeting on 26th January. Key decisions on the night were the elections of Ady Brown, Angela Rogowskyj & Andy Hall to committee/key roles. With an imminent rise in the England Athletics membership fee, an increase in the annual RRR membership fee to £50 was also approved.  [David Emanuel]

9th JANUARY 2024

 

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED for the RRR water station at the Manchester Marathon on Sunday 14th April! I'm sure many will agree it is such a rewarding day cheering on all the runners, especially clubmates & other local runners. Please note that it does require you to be there most of the day & those who do volunteer are expected to take their turn in multi-tasking, involving stints of reloading the tables, picking up the empty bottles as well as giving out of the water. I am optimistic that we will be giving the same location as last year (even though we did get their speaker stolen!). Nearer the time we can look at lift sharing etc. Please let us know if you'd like to be involved - you don't have to be an RRR member to volunteer!  [Jenny O'Callaghan]

THIS COMING SATURDAY (13th January) is Shaun Armstrong’s anniversary. We think it would be a fitting gesture if we could get as many people to wear their RRR bobble hats at Oldham parkrun in Alexandra Park on Saturday morning to show our fond memories of Shaun.  [Paul Timms]

4th JANUARY 2024

 

THE NEXT RACE in the South East Lancs cross-country league, scheduled for Saturday 20th January, has now been moved to Marl Pits at Rossendale (BB4 7SW) as a joint event with the Red Rose League. Please note that there will be no 'on the day' entries. Runners will need to collect new numbers (for this race only) at Race HQ before the race. There are also different start times for this event - the senior women's race sets off at 1.35pm, senior men at 2.15pm.  [David Emanuel]

14th NOVEMBER 2023

 

MANY THANKS TO everyone who took the time to submit nominations for Club Runner of the Year 2023/Charity of the Year 2024 - based on these the RRR Committee has decided on shortlists & now you have the chance to cast your votes. Just click here to make your selection(s) - deadline for voting is Tuesday 28th November and the winners will be announced at the RRR Presentation Night on Friday 1st December (don't forget to book your tickets!). Both of these categories are usually very close, so every vote counts!  [David Emanuel]

13th NOVEMBER 2023

 

THIS YEAR'S RRR Presentation Night will take place on Friday 1st December at Royton Cricket Club. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets cost £11 per head (food included), non-members/partners welcome. Please follow this link to book your tickets. Look forward to seeing you all there!  [Natali Brown]

1st NOVEMBER 2023

 

FOR THOSE PLANNING to run the next South East Lancs Cross-Country race on Saturday 18th November, the venue has now officially been confirmed as Tandle Hills. The entrance area to the start/finish area is a public path between numbers 58 & 60 on Tandle Hill Road, Royton OL2 5UX. Parking on the surrounding roads is limited - please be considerate of other road users and avoid blocking driveways. The course itself, using farmer's fields, can be very muddy - make sure you fasten your laces securely!  [David Emanuel]

FEEDBACK TIME! It’s that time of year again where we need your feedback on the club race calendar for 2023. Please follow this link & rate the race season. There’s also a couple of other questions we’d like your opinion on before compiling the 2024 list.  [Adam Stirling]

18th OCTOBER 2023

 

OLDHAM COMMUNITY LEISURE is still looking for volunteers to help marshal at the Oldham Half Marathon on Sunday 29th October. If anyone is not running or has a family member/friend who wants to help on the day, please click here to sign up  [John Fay]

4th OCTOBER 2023

 

IF YOU WANT TO get yourself a seat on the party bus to the Derwentwater 10 on Sunday 5th November please follow this link. Tickets are £17.50 per person. The coach will leave Royton at 8am, returning about 8pm.  [Natali Brown]

28th SEPTEMBER 2023

 

EARLY CONFIRMATION OF a couple of 2024 RRR Club Championship races! The season will start again with the Stockport Daffodil 10K on Sunday 28th January 2024. In addition, due to difficulties in arranging a coach to take us to Dent, we are introducing an alternative race/coach trip - the well-established Coniston 14 on Saturday 23rd March. Entries to both races are already open - just follow the links. We hope that the Coniston trip will be a popular option even for those who don't want to run the race!  [David Emanuel]

21st SEPTEMBER 2023

 

THANKS TO EVERYONE who has registered for this winter's South East Lancs Cross-Country League. Still time to sign up - the pre-entry deadline is Thursday 28th September ahead of the first race at Heaton Park on Saturday 7th October. You can find further details & fixture list here. Pre-entry costs £10 for all four races - please click here to register. Each club is also required to provide at least 2 volunteers for one of the races - we have chosen the 3rd event of the series, scheduled for Saturday 18th November, which will take place at either Tandle Hills or Heaton Park. As a volunteer marshal you will required to be on site from 12pm to 3pm on the day. If you know of anyone available to help on 18th November please let us know. It doesn't have to be an RRR member!   [David Emanuel]

13th SEPTEMBER 2023

 

OUR NEXT SOCIAL EVENT is an RRR 20th anniversary party at Royton Cricket Club, 7pm on Friday 13th October. Everyone welcome, so spread the word. Tickets are £10 each, please click here to book. Be lovely to see everyone there for an evening of food & dancing to celebrate 20 years of our club.  [Natali Brown]

31st AUGUST 2023

 

BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING TAKEN for the chip-timed RRR Track 5K at The Radclyffe Athletics Centre (OL9 0LS) on Wednesday 20th September, race 14/17 in this year's RRR Club Championship. As with the successful event earlier this year there will be 2 start times - the 1st at 7pm intended for those aiming to complete their 5K in less than 24 minutes, with the 2nd at 7.45pm for those expecting to take 24 minutes or more. The entry fee is £7.50 to cover the cost of the track & the chip timing providers. Booking is initially open to RRR members only - if spaces are still available closer to the event date we may open it to others. Please click here to book your place.  [David Emanuel]

 

WE ARE ALSO NOW taking bookings for this winter's South East Lancs Cross-Country League, with fixture dates just confirmed. Pre-entry costs just £10 for all four races - please click here to register.  [David Emanuel]    

23rd AUGUST 2023

 

CLUB TRAINING ON Monday 4th September is an ‘away night’ from the Cross Keys, Uppermill (OL3 6LW). This will involve recces of the Cross Keys Road & Fell Relay routes ahead of the event on Saturday 16th September, with chip butties in the pub afterwards (I'll need numbers for food by Thursday 31st August). After an impressive turnout last year we’re hoping to see even more RRR teams taking part in these relays - click here for more details.  [Simon Howard]

3rd AUGUST 2023

 

I'VE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION that our club will receive 1 guaranteed place at the London Marathon next year. As in previous years, if you entered the ballot for a place in the 2024 race but were unsuccessful - and meet our other criteria - you will be entered into a draw for this club place. The draw will take place at our annual Presentation Night on Friday 1st December. In order to put yourself into this draw, please forward a copy of your email from London Marathon detailing your ballot result to the RRR mailbox.  [Jill Hickson]

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