Looking like a swarm of bees in their black and gold running vests, the Chorlton Runners are always well-represented in the big Manchester races (and, in smaller numbers, at many races further afield too).
This friendly club began life as a series of Sunday morning runs over 15 years ago. Founders Tony Payne and Ann Carney put a classified ad in a local newspaper (remember those?) and it grew from there.
Now the clubhouse is just behind the Bowling Green pub in Chorlton. If you’re curious to see what Chorlton Runners is all about, head to their Sunday morning run which meets there at 9am. Just turn up – everyone’s welcome. With various runs to choose from, there will be a pace and distance that suits you. There’s even a run which is more of a walk for first-timers.
The club’s other runs are for members only and include speed training sessions at Longford Park Stadium, hill reps at Kenworthy Woods, fell runs organised by the Black Sheep division of Chorlton Runners, and regular runs from the club house.
They also hold ad hoc #RunAndTalk events at Chorlton Water Park in association with the England Athletics Mental Health Campaign.