Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers

Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers welcome all abilities to our friendly running club.


Our Lady Queen Of Peace High School

Glenburn Road



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Key Information About the Club

A friendly local running club based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire.

We run the well known Parbold Hill Race and Beacon Park Cross Country Race

We are a club steeped in history dating back to August 1981.

Common Questions About the Club

Annual subscription details for 2019/2020

£25.00 Competitive first claim member

£20.00 Competitive first claim member (unwaged)

£10.00 Second claim member

£10.00 Social member


This includes your £15.00 affiliation to England Athletics. Payment of this fee gets you England Athletics membership, allows you to compete wearing the clubs vest and gets you reduced entry fees at races.

When are Training Sessions?

Training sessions are at 6:45 pm on Thursday evenings (except Christmas). We now meet at Our Lady Queen Of Peace High School, Skelmersdale. A £1.20 weekly subscription pays for the use of the changing room facilities and also helps support the club. Your first two sessions are free to allow you come along and see the club for yourself before deciding to join.

The meeting point for Thursday evening training sessions is:

Our Lady Queen Of Peace High School

Glenburn Road



How many running groups are there?

Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers now have three running groups on Thursday training nights:

Breakaway Rebels- A gentle paced, sociable running group that run between 5 & 6 mile distance at approx 10.5 minute mile pace with several speed efforts and plenty of recovery stops.


Bandits- A medium paced group that runs between 6 and 7 mile distance at around 9.5 minute mile pace with several speed & hill efforts and recovery stops.

Boundary Bolts -A faster paced group that run between 7 and 8 mile distance at approx 8.5 minute mile pace with several speed and hill efforts, but with less recovery stops than the Bandits.


The sessions are usually between 60 to 90 minutes depending on the route chosen that evening. We always ensure that no-one is left behind and pride ourselves as being a very friendly and supportive running club.

What type of Runners are suitable for the club?

Although we have varied running abilities in our club, we do expect our members to be able to comfortably run a 5K distance (in approx 33 minutes as a guide on pace).

For people who are complete beginners to running and are interested in joining our club, we suggest taking part in local Parkruns (Tawd Valley and Ormskirk being the two nearest runs) to build up fitness and pace before joining us.

We can point you in the right direction for local 'Couch To 5K programs if you require support in your initial training.

What Type of Runs do you do?

Training in the Autumn/Winter months tends to be focused on road running (with high visibility vests and head torches required), whereas Spring/Summer training often takes place on the trails and paths around Ashurst Beacon, Beacon Country Park, Dalton and surrounding areas.

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