Welcome to Lostock A.C.
The friendly running club

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About us
More than just a running club

This small but friendly club was first established in the early 1980s. It continues to go from strength to strength. Within the club, there is something for everyone, whether you run for pleasure, enjoy the social interactions, race competitively or want to try cycling and swimming.

Come and see what we are all about on Wednesday nights at 6:50pm for a 7:00pm start from the Horwich Leisure Centre foyer.

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Our Committee

Committee member Jon Tuson
Ordinary member
Committee member James Jackson
Cross Country Captain
Committee member Paul Lacey
Road Captain
Committee member Heather Soden
Membership Secretary
Committee member Kate Rotheram
Social Secretary
Committee member John Smith
Life President
Committee member Sheila Garewal
Ordinary Committee Member
Committee member Mark Shuttleworth
Men's Fell Captain
Committee member Josie Greenhalgh
Ladies Fell Captain
Committee member Jo McManus
Road Captain
Committee member Gareth Pratt
Road Captain
Committee member Rachel Stevens
Welfare Officer
Committee member Christine Smith
Ordinary Committee Member

Upcoming events

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We meet every Wednesday

We meet every Wednesday in the foyer of Horwich Leisure Centre at 6.50pm for a 7.00pm start. We usually start off with a few announcements before splitting off into groups, it's all very informal and friendly.

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Latest club news

Manchester Marathon- Race report by Dave P

Race report by Dave Parry: My Marathon Journey After seeing how well Lostock did at last year’s Manchester Marathon, I had to sign up for this year. My training went pretty well helped by motivation and tips from seasoned marathon runners in the club. I had only one case of seized muscles, sorted out by ... Manchester Marathon- Race report by Dave P

Monday 15th April 2024
Manchester Marathon – Race Report by Greg

Race report by Greg: My First Marathon yesterday. Started really well. Things began to slip at 17 mile marker. My heart sank when the 4hr pacer went past. I managed to keep with it for a while but i couldn’t keep it going. My first encounter with the dreaded wall. Definitely the hardest run to ... Manchester Marathon – Race Report by Greg

Monday 15th April 2024
Worden Parkrun – Club Champs

Race report by Road Captain Gareth: Saturday saw a fantastic turnout out of 17 Lostockers taking part in the 5th race of the road/trail champs….the extremely muddy Worden Parkrun 🙂 With 132 taking part, we made up a fair percentage of participants! This event is a relatively new addition to the Parkrun family with the ... Worden Parkrun – Club Champs

Monday 15th April 2024

Lostock A.C. in numbers

120 Members
544 Miles ran this week
50940 Elevation gain achieved this weeK

What our members love about Lostock A.C.

Member
Greg Kilshaw
Joining Lostock AC has been one of the best things that's ever happened to me. I decided to give it a try mainly to loose weight and meet new people. It's really helped with my weight, mental health and output on life. I've been in the club over a year now. Everyone makes you feel so welcome and I love being part of the Lostock family. My running has definitely improved, especially seeing all the medals I've won. It is not just running, Lostock offers other activities too such as cycling, bootcamp and skiing. All I've had a go at which has just been brilliant. Lostock is my second family . I have entered the Machester marathon next year and an ultra. All this for someone who couldn't run . Everyone has made me feel very welcome in the club, I now consider myself to be a runner and would recommend anyone to give Lostock a try.
Member
Rachel Stevens
I joined Lostock AC to help improve my running and to motivate me to run more often. The club has surpassed my expectations. I am not from Bolton originally and did not have many friends in the area. I now feel part of an extended family. I have been encouraged and supported to run half marathons, marathons and an Ultra. I would never believe this was possible 3 years ago.
Member
Rachel Hancock
I’m proud to be a member of Lostock AC, it’s an inclusive club with lovely people, there’s plenty of sporting activities to get involved in and the social get togethers are always welcoming and fun.

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