The Hospital Run this year will take place on Thursday 18th December 2008.
For anyone unfamiliar with this traditional club training run it takes a route from Horwich Leisure Centre down to the Crown Hotel and along Chorley New Road to the junction with Chorley Old Road in Bolton, where the former Royal Bolton Hospital used to stand (approx. 6.4 miles). Hence the title Hospital Run. The run to this point is at a very, very steady pace. From here the run starts in earnest and is done at near to race pace along Chorley Old Road to finish back at the Leisure Centre (approx. 4 miles).
This year there will be four groups starting from the Leisure Centre, at 7.00 p.m. for the slowest group and then at 5 minute intervals with the fastest group setting off at 7.15 p.m. This is to ensure that all runners arrive at the Hospital at about the same time. Only when all runners have assembled at the Hospital will the run for home begin.
Please assemble in the foyer of the Leisure Centre.
Note: Lockers are available in the Leisure Centre, as are showers for a small fee.
ALL CLUB MEMBERS WITH GUESTS ARE WELCOME. PLEASE TELL AS MANY MEMBERS AS POSSIBLE THE DATE OF THIS YEARS RUN AS I AM UNABLE TO ADVERTISE THE EVENT IN THE RUNAROUND.
FOR SAFETY REASONS WILL ALL RUNNERS PLEASE WEAR A RUN-A-BRITE OR BRIGHT COLOURED TOPS.
PLEASE NOTE THAT A DRINK AND ENJOYABLE SOCIAL CHAT IS TO BE HAD IN THE HORWICH RMI CLUB AFTERWARDS.