Amberswood Trail Race this Sunday!

Pre-race entries for this weekends’ Amberswood trail runs have exceeded all expectations, leading to a bumper order of pies and peas for those who got their entres in early! The demand has reflected the burgeoning interest in off road and trail events in the UK and we look forward to a good atmosphere with so many runners lined up to take part.

Wigan Harriers are welcoming entires on the day for both the 10k and 2.5k trail runs at Hindley this weekend. Registration starts from 9.30am with the 2.5k fun run scheduled to begin at 10.30am. Medals will be awarded the all 2.5k finishers, whilst 10k runners will recieve a Sweatshop discount voucher to reward their efforts.

Wigan Harriers marshalls are hoping to photograph as much of the event as possible and we will be announcing how and where you can download your free pics afterwards, (so remember to smile at every camera you see!)

There are shower and changing facilities for those who want to freshen up after the race, but the weather forecast is promising us a dry day on Sunday. Its looking like we will have ideal conditions for both experienced runners and those tackling their first off road event!

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Grasmere Gallop 2012

Braving the gale force winds and downpours of the typical British Summer, Wigan Harriers will be heading to Grasmere in force this afternoon ahead of the Grasmere Gallop 10k on Saturday. A strong turnout of Harriers will be contesting this iconic Lake District trail race around the shores of Grasmere and Rydale lakes.

Dave Waddington has completed his Harriers Handicap calculations to add a bit of spice to proceedings. A proper club smackdown is expected to take place depsite pre-race protestations of  various dubious injuries, (elephantitus of the foot? recovering from multiple stitches? being a bit tired?). Bragging rights for the remainder of the weekend are at stake!

The hotels and hostelries of Ambleside are set to benefit later that night as the Harriers re-hydrate. The ultimate test of endurance will take place on Sunday morning as we discover how far and how fast you can run on the fells after an evening of fine foods and Cumbrian Ales!

Full race reports to follow!

Good luck Wigan Harriers!