Run and Talk

In support of World Mental Health Day
Sunday 8th October at Chorlton Water Park

In support of World Mental Health Day during the week of 6th – 13th October 2017 England Athletics, supported by Mind the mental health charity, are encouraging people to #runandtalk to improve their mental wellbeing through running and break down the stigma associated with mental health by getting people talking about it

Chorlton Runners mental health ambassadors are organising a run and talk event on Sunday 8th October at Chorlton Water Park. We will be starting at 10:30am with a choice of two relaxed run options (1 mile or 2 miles) followed by coffee, cake and chat.

Anyone who wants to run to improve their well-being, or just to show their support, is welcome to attend, and we would especially encourage people who haven’t run with the club before to come along.

If you’re interested in joining us please email John ( or Leona (, so that we have an idea of numbers

Click here to view England Athletics full press release

Leona Beaumont

John Etherson


Published on: 3rd Oct 2017 @ 08:53

2017-2018 Committee Announcement – Chair

26th September
Announcement by Chorlton Runners Club Committee

Following the recent AGM we are pleased to announce that Brian Devlin will be taking on the role of Chair of Chorlton Runners

For those of you who do not know Brian, he is a longstanding member of the club, has previously served on the committee as Communications Officer and most recently was Race Director for the inaugural Chorlton Classic.

Those of you who attended the AGM will know that Brian was the only candidate but ultimately he felt he would be unable to take on the role due to the time involved. After some discussion existing committee member Mark Atkinson has kindly agreed to assist and deputise for Brian when required.

In light of the continued growth of the club and the difficulty in filling the Chair role the committee will consider introducing the new role of Deputy Chair at future elections. This will hopefully encourage other people onto the committee and also give someone else a taste of what the chair involves.

This concludes the committee elections for the year. We hope you’ll join us in wishing Brian, Mark and the rest of the committee every success in their term.

Kind regards,

Chorlton Runners Committee

The full 2017-2018 Committee are listed HERE
Published on: 26 Sep 2017 @ 16:11

Northern 6 and 4 Stage Relays – Race Report

16th September 2017 – Manchester Etihad Stadium
Report by Ben McCormack

Relay Start

Yesterday we had teams in the Northern Road Relay Champs at Sportcity. This is a historic event that has always been a big focus for club runners. In the men’s 6 stage race only the top 25 qualify to the national relays champs, which are held every year at Sutton Park in October. The standard is really high to even get near the top 25 and Chorlton Runners have never managed to qualify before.

We have just received official word from the organisers that our men’s A team qualified (24th) and so for the very first time are going to be off to this prestigious national event.

So – Steven Curley, David Wyeth, Andy Haney, Gary Scott, Benjamin James Hobson and Paul Lancaster should all take a massive bow for their efforts yesterday. Great that all six of our A team guys are ‘home grown’ runners who one way or the other came along to us without much club running experience.

Gary Scott
Andy Haney

Behind them in the B team we had some great performances (notably Fraser Macdonald Oulds, Christopher Rayner and Jonathan Harris) but all across our four men’s teams everyone turned themselves inside out for the fun of it and – I think – had a great time doing it. Plus a full C and D team of 6 men each too – there’s too many of them for me to tag them all here but I know their egos aren’t that precious.

Stuart Halliday
Jonathon Harris

Click here for the men’s results

We also had two women’s teams in the 4 stage relays yesterday – Emma Tollefson, Emma Butler, Alison Wainwright and Stephanie Stevens in the A team and Charlotte Tollefson, Vicky Thompson, Alice Doc and Gemma Cleary in the B. Special mention here must go to Stephanie who posted a time that would not have disgraced the runners in the top teams. The women don’t have the indignity of having to qualify for the nationals – they’re there already and have run in previous years…

Ladies A Team
Ladies B Team

Click here for the ladies results

I know that our club is brilliant at bringing new runners into the sport, or even just into being a bit more active. Long may that continue. I’d just like everyone to know that sometimes, some of those runners graduate from ‘couch’ to being something pretty special

“We’re incredibly proud of each and everyone” – Ben, Val and Colin

Click here to see more photos, comments and awesomeness on the Facebook Event Page

Published on: 17 Sep 2017 @ 18:05