What3Words Challenge
Pirate Percival has dropped his treasure map which lists 4 locations in a special pirate code.

It’s your challenge to find these locations, taking a selfie at each to prove you found the x's!

To find Pirate Percival's secret locations you will need to download the "what3words" app onto your phone then type the 3 words that are shown on the map next to each "X".

This shows the power of the What-3-word app in its ability to pinpoint your location, which in turn could be vital for you. This welfare officers of the club (am sure Vicy would agree) highly recommend this app as a potential life saver for all members, but especially for those who run off road or alone.

Once you have done all 4, upload selfies onto the MRC Members facebook page to be entered into a draw for some great prizes including a Voucher for the Alphabet Shop, free beer at The Vine Inn, Project D dougnuts and maybe more...

Good Luck and any questions please ask Alan, John or Vic.

John Sheil
Club Ultra Runner

MRC DOES manchester marathon 2020
MRC will be participating in the virtual Manchester marathon over October using 2.62 mile off road laps of mickleover meadows.

You can complete the marathon in a day or over several days during October. Over the next week we will send further details.

However, places are expected to go quickly for this virtual event. Entries open on Monday 21st September at

SO, sign up early before places go. For only £15 you will receive a stylish t shirt and solid gold* medal. *not solid gold.

sign up link (opens 21st)

Sept 16th
- Oct. 1st

kathryn's special k : 1km Challenge
After winning Keren's "Langley Loop" Kathryn has returned the favour with her own virtual event... "Kathryn's Special K".

Between 16th Sept. and 1st Oct. (Baby due date), you have the chance to win a prize (1 for adults and 1 for kids) just by completing this 1km lap (or part of a longer run) around Vicarage Park.

Good Luck team and happy running!

Route on Strava

Sept 25-
Oct. 1st

Just for fun, all you need to do is run around the streets finding letters to spell out the word of the week on street names.

This weeks word is "B.A.N.A.N.A." with a bonus point for "M.A.N."

Here are the rules:
  • Photo/ Selfie to be taken of road signs needed to spell word.
  • First letter of first word on sign only to be used.
  • Photos to be posted in new FB post each week.

Sarah Bartley
Club Run Coordinator

It's just 2 more weeks until the next VLM!

Yes , October 4th is the date.

Which means that you still have time to run the MRC style marathon.

So head out on the 4th October and run any of these distances

2.6k 2.6 miles 26.2 k Or 26.2 miles.

Wear fancy dress if you wish . Take a photo to celebrate your success , then post on MRC Facebook page.

Remember, there are prizes for the best fancy dress MRC and Mini MRC costume 🧡

Rob Humber, John S & Doug are completing the virtual VLM on Sunday 4th too.

Their route is up and down the Mickleover cycle track should you wish to do your distance on the same day as the official event.

MRC wish both them, James Upton and anyone else running this awesome distance all the good luck possible.

They will absolutely smash it .


club virtual events & challenges

please note:
All virtual runs/ challenges are as per the England athletics guidelines above."