Sale Harriers provides endurance training for its members at all
three of its sites - Wythenshawe Park, Sportcity and Crossford
Bridge, The club's faster, mostly middle distance, track
specialists train at Wythenshawe Park and Sportcity so the vast
majority of senior and veteran endurance men and women train from
Crossford Bridge, Danefield Road, Sale, M33 7BG. This is the club's
'mother site' founded over a century ago! If you're an initial
here to contact Fechin Mc Cormick, and he will advise you to
the correct person and or site.
At Crossford Bridge, the club provides training in distances
from 5k to marathons and for Road, Cross-Country and Fells.
Newcomers are welcome to come along for a few weeks and try the
training without commitment. There are three main sessions per week
though some groups train at other times and venues. You'll hear all
about them in due course. All sessions are designed to maximise
your running potential.
Sessions start at 7pm prompt (so be in plenty of time) and last
around an hour. The group meet outside the clubhouse at 6.45pm for
7pm start following essential announcements. Sessions are a
combination of longish runs (approx 6 - 9 miles) and/or interval
work. During summer months (April - September) we utilize the vast
network of paths, trails and parkland around the Mersey Valley.
During the winter months (October - March), sessions are usually on
roads in and around Sale. In these months, ensure you wear
You can view each week's sessions in advance by clicking here.
By knowing your training session beforehand, you can be mentally
prepared and also check out the route if necessary. If you've any
questions about these sessions, contact Paul
Thursday's training sessions are usually on Crossford Bridge's
cinder track though there's the opportunity for a longish run for
those who prefer this. Track sessions can be a series of
repetitions varying in distance from 200m -1,500m. All abilities
are welcome, the number and quality depends on your ability and
fitness and will be determined by the coach, Morris Jefferson
beforehand. For further information on this session contact Morris on 0161 969
If you plan to participate in them, arrive about 7.00pm to give
yourself plenty of time for toileting and to warm-up for the
session that starts promptly at 7.30pm. You can 'warm-up' by
jogging several laps of the track for about 15 minutes
Small groups of various abilities go for long easy/steady
runs in the Mersey Valley. These are invariably from 75 minutes up
to 1:45 and longer if groups are training for a half-marathon or
marathon. Again, meet outside Crossford Bridge's main entrance from
10.15. There are men's/women's changing facilities, toilets and
showers available. However, we advise people to arrive changed and
not to leave any valuables in the changing rooms. These can be put
in your car or left in the upstairs office.