Marple Runners are taking government advice and we will have no organised club runs, meetings or the AGM until further notice. Keep active, look after yourselves and stay well. Marple Runners' 10k Trail Race is unfortunately CANCELLED this year due to COVID:19 - we'll be back in 2021!
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Cross Country Season Starting Soon

If like me, you are fed up of the endless wall to wall sunshine, then don’t worry, the end is in sight as the XC season starts soon. If you haven’t done XC in a while, it is nothing like you experienced at school, this is much worse! As non of us are like “Walter the Softy” and are are true meanders so sub zero temperatures, driving rain, hail or snow and knee deep mud are our idea of great day out.

On a more serious note, last season we had over 60 of us sign up and it would be great if we had a similar show of strength this year. The races consist of 8 km (ish) for women and 10 km (ish) for men. They are all very inclusive with loads of support, so please don’t think you are not competitive enough to take part. The cost will be £6 for all 5 races and are spread out over the winter. More information including dates venues and times will be sent out in the next month or so.

Above all, menacing is what we do best especially at the XC courses of Manchester so looking forward to seeing you on the start line.
Jeremy Woodham
XC Team Manager