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Become a member and receive these fabulous benefits

Weekly club plans

Each week you'll be provided with carefully chosen runs to build strength, speed and fitness. Do as much or as little as you like.

Discounted race entry

As an affiliated club with England Athletics all members receive discounted entry into many of the country's race meetings.

Competitions and awards

Regular team meetings and competitions take place and each month sees the most improved runners receiving £50 in JD Sports vouchers.

Access to group sessions

Workout with others with three sessions per week. Help each other - push each other - improve together. Current lockdown restrictions are preventing group sessions but these will be back soon!

Community help and support

We take great pride in caring for our members and love how our members look after each other. There is always someone willing to help - whether that be encouraging new runners to get started and achieve their goals or supporting the ultra runners on long training runs by providing food, water and energy gels.

About us

'Welcome to the greatest running club in the world'

Marsh Lane Harriers started August 2019 when a small group of friends were training for the Florence marathon in Italy. From what started with just five members has grown swiftly to more than 200 members and counting.

Marsh Lane Harriers is an affiliated running club with England Athletics.

Join us and become part of what we believe to be the greatest running club in the world.

Affiliated running club with England Athletics

Club coaching and individual coaching available

Runners of any ability welcome

Competitions, prizes and community events

Stats

Recent Strava Activity

Natalie O.

Morning Run

 

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73.82 ft. 00:38:36 hours

Jon B.

Morning Run

 

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80.05 ft. 00:39:18 hours

Simon T.

Malvern Hills

 

mi.
4,261.81 ft. 02:44:30 hours

Events

Upcoming events

Marsh Lane Harriers Festival 2022

Tickets on sale now – Marsh Lane Harriers – Festival

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4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours

Features

Club features

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Runners of the month - 2021 – Year Winners

What a year Farny had.

Incredible progress and consistency brings results.

Astounding times achieved progressing from a 2hr plus half marathon time to running a 1:28 at the Liverpool RNR marathon.

A 3:11 marathon time achieved at Chester in October was simply superb.

Well done Farny. Keep up the hard work.

 

Follow Pete Farnworth on Strava →

A superb year’s work from Charlotte.

Having started the year as a relatively new runner, Charlotte kept consistent throughout 2021 and made some fantastic progress.

Turning up week in and week out brings results.

Every PB was set and broken time and again across all distances.

A great example to all runners at the club. Well done Charlotte.

Follow Charlotte Barton on Strava →

Coaching

MLH coaching

If you’re looking for extra help and coaching to improve your performance and achieve your goals then please fill in the form below and a coach will respond to your enquiry.




    Current MLH member?



    Running programme

    £50 / mo
    • Achieve your running targets
    • Personal goals assessment
    • Bespoke running training plan
    • 1-2-1 coaching and support
    • Access to group sessions

     

    Get in touch

    Running and Yoga programme

    £75 / mo
    • All the benefits of the running programme plus:
    • Yoga and full fitness plan personal training
    • Home yoga videos provided
    • Advanced warm up and cool down routines

     

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    Lifestyle programme

    £90 / mo
    • All the benefits of the running and yoga programme plus:
    • Guided meditation
    • Sleep guides and education
    • Food and drink guidance and advice
    • Eating out and nights out cheats and hacks
    Get in touch

    Performance transformation programme

    £150 / mo
    • All the benefits of the Lifestyle programme plus:
    • Complete nutrition education and diet advice
    • Full gym workouts that can be completed at home or in the gym
    • Support through your whole journey
    • Before and after pictures and reports
    Get in touch

    F.A.Q

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Joining the club
    How do I Join?
    Please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page. We'll then be in touch to set you up as a full member of the Marsh Lane Harriers.
    How much does it cost?
    £10 per month covers your membership and includes all sessions or alternatively you can pay on the day at £2 per session. The group Sunday runs are at no additional cost.
    I'm unfit and worried I'm too slow. Can I still join?
    At MLH we accept members of all standards. No-one is too slow. We all have different goals and journeys and you are likely to find other runners in exactly the same place as you. Come along and get involved and start working towards your health and fitness goals in a friendly and caring environment.
    Training
    How often is training?
    You can train as much or as little as you like but we offer group sessions on a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and structured workouts you can carry out on your own during the rest of the week. Wednesday 6pm - Chaffers running track Saturday - 9am - Chaffers running track Sunday 7:45am - Meet at The Alex on Marsh Lane, Bootle for a long run
    Where is the next training session
    Please see our instagram page below for details of the next sessions.

    Gallery

    Images of the month - June 2022

    Testimonials

    See what our members say about us

    Pete Farnworth

    Considering I only started taking running more serious less than a year ago, the Marsh Lane Harriers have got me to a place I never thought i'd be in in such a short space of time and the whole group support each other through it all! This amazing running group is headed up by two of the best. The track sessions and long runs are great as a group and it makes you want to get out, get fit and get it done. Highly recommend to all who want to get involved.

    Pete Farnworth

    Considering I only started taking running more serious less than a year ago, the Marsh Lane Harriers have got me to a place I never thought i'd be in in such a short space of time and the whole group support each other through it all! This amazing running group is headed up by two of the best. The track sessions and long runs are great as a group and it makes you want to get out, get fit and get it done. Highly recommend to all who want to get involved.

    Ellisha Howard

    Being a part of this club has improved more than my fitness. MLH has allowed me to be consistently motivated while interacting with a community of likeminded people. There are no judgements or comparisons. I’ve never known support like it and I am so thankful to be a part of this movement.

    Ellisha Howard

    Being a part of this club has improved more than my fitness. MLH has allowed me to be consistently motivated while interacting with a community of likeminded people. There are no judgements or comparisons. I’ve never known support like it and I am so thankful to be a part of this movement.

    Shaun Chart

    It will be a year June I joined the harriers after putting it off for a while an it has been the best decision I made. From not running at all to running 3/4 times a week with a group of great lads/girls an also kids.. Proud to be apart of this club its helped me massively and know it will help every single other person who joins.

    Shaun Chart

    It will be a year June I joined the harriers after putting it off for a while an it has been the best decision I made. From not running at all to running 3/4 times a week with a group of great lads/girls an also kids.. Proud to be apart of this club its helped me massively and know it will help every single other person who joins.

    Ross Armstrong

    I joined the club back in the summer and never looked back. I have been running for years, but I never ever fancied a running club. Best thing I ever did was to go down that track for the first time (chaffers). Everyone one was so welcome and Michael Powell was so professional (coach). The best thing about the club everyone is the same. No one better than anyone else. We are all treated the same. We all just want to push each other and better ourselves. Michael Powell and John Carragher have done unbelievable since day one. The hard work they have put into the club is great. What they have done for the community is brilliant. Just what you need now. Especially with what has happened in the past year. Everyone is welcome as well men, women and kids. All families are welcome to this club. Run, walk or talk - Marsh Lane Harriers are here to help. The events I will be running for the Harriers this year are the 5 marathons!!! Up the Harriers!!!! Wooooooo!!!!!

    Ross Armstrong

    I joined the club back in the summer and never looked back. I have been running for years, but I never ever fancied a running club. Best thing I ever did was to go down that track for the first time (chaffers). Everyone one was so welcome and Michael Powell was so professional (coach). The best thing about the club everyone is the same. No one better than anyone else. We are all treated the same. We all just want to push each other and better ourselves. Michael Powell and John Carragher have done unbelievable since day one. The hard work they have put into the club is great. What they have done for the community is brilliant. Just what you need now. Especially with what has happened in the past year. Everyone is welcome as well men, women and kids. All families are welcome to this club. Run, walk or talk - Marsh Lane Harriers are here to help. The events I will be running for the Harriers this year are the 5 marathons!!! Up the Harriers!!!! Wooooooo!!!!!

    Chris Blackburn

    Before joining  the Marsh Lane Harriers I was plodding round half marathons in around 2 hours 20 mins. I bumped into some of the lads at the Crosby Parkrun and they told me about the club and finally in May I got involved. The community of people have encouraged me to achieve things I never thought I could. I have set goals for races that I would have never in a million years have thought was possible. But much more than that I have made and will continue to make life long friendships with so many unbelievable people.

    Chris Blackburn

    Before joining  the Marsh Lane Harriers I was plodding round half marathons in around 2 hours 20 mins. I bumped into some of the lads at the Crosby Parkrun and they told me about the club and finally in May I got involved. The community of people have encouraged me to achieve things I never thought I could. I have set goals for races that I would have never in a million years have thought was possible. But much more than that I have made and will continue to make life long friendships with so many unbelievable people.

    Ste Robinson

    Joining MLH was the positive change in my life that I never knew I needed. As a father to my 3 year old son, I ‘never had the time’ to run. But that changed once I joined. I now make time, be it 5am in the morning on Sunday or 10pm in the evening of a Friday. Get your trainers on, get out there and join this great club - It’ll be the best thing you ever do. No egos, no judgement just pure encouragement, motivation and support from a community of likeminded people.

    Ste Robinson

    Joining MLH was the positive change in my life that I never knew I needed. As a father to my 3 year old son, I ‘never had the time’ to run. But that changed once I joined. I now make time, be it 5am in the morning on Sunday or 10pm in the evening of a Friday. Get your trainers on, get out there and join this great club - It’ll be the best thing you ever do. No egos, no judgement just pure encouragement, motivation and support from a community of likeminded people.

    Jay Hartley

    Before I joined the MLH at the start of Lockdown 3.0 in November, my furthest run in my 34 years existence was a 10k which i did in lockdown 1.0! If you'd said to me back then that i'd have ran an official half marathon at aintree, run 10+ miles every Sunday morning and i'd sign up for a marathon, i'd have said you're having a laugh!! The supportive nature and encouragement of everyone involved, led by Mick and John, just pushes you to levels you never thought possible. I joined to keep myself fit, now i want to do some serious running!!

    Jay Hartley

    Before I joined the MLH at the start of Lockdown 3.0 in November, my furthest run in my 34 years existence was a 10k which i did in lockdown 1.0! If you'd said to me back then that i'd have ran an official half marathon at aintree, run 10+ miles every Sunday morning and i'd sign up for a marathon, i'd have said you're having a laugh!! The supportive nature and encouragement of everyone involved, led by Mick and John, just pushes you to levels you never thought possible. I joined to keep myself fit, now i want to do some serious running!!

    Ian Johnson

    I joined the harriers nearly 12 months ago and not only has it helped my fitness it's really helped my mental health during these strange times. Getting out regularly and meeting up with people I've known for years and meeting new people for a run has been really beneficial. I think John and Powelly have done a great job getting this going. Hopefully it continues to grow and grow.

    Ian Johnson

    I joined the harriers nearly 12 months ago and not only has it helped my fitness it's really helped my mental health during these strange times. Getting out regularly and meeting up with people I've known for years and meeting new people for a run has been really beneficial. I think John and Powelly have done a great job getting this going. Hopefully it continues to grow and grow.

    Lee Mullin

    The Marsh Lane Harriers have helped me and my girlfriend massively with our running. At first we got on board just to help our fitness but that soon developed into a love for running and even more so, a love for our friends and the MLH community as a whole. We went from never running at all, to now running almost every day and proud to be a part of such an amazing gang of people.

    Lee Mullin

    The Marsh Lane Harriers have helped me and my girlfriend massively with our running. At first we got on board just to help our fitness but that soon developed into a love for running and even more so, a love for our friends and the MLH community as a whole. We went from never running at all, to now running almost every day and proud to be a part of such an amazing gang of people.

    Franny Dickson

    Unbelievable club to be a part of, nothing but support from everyone involved. You’ll make a lot of new mates while helping each other reach goals you never believed you could.

    Franny Dickson

    Unbelievable club to be a part of, nothing but support from everyone involved. You’ll make a lot of new mates while helping each other reach goals you never believed you could.

    James Meadows

    I've been running since 2015, since then & even as a kid I never wanted to get involved with running clubs. My own preconception was a bit of an Elitist environment, running snobs & cliquey, reinforced by the attitude of lads I knew as a kid who were decent runners. Also since 2015, I know a few lads who went out with some triathlon clubs & local running clubs and advised me that they were very cliquey, nobody would make an effort to welcome you & generally a bit up themselves. Also the training sessions can be based around the needs of one or two individuals. Although obviously I can make my own mind up I do trust the judgement of my mates. Anyway a lad I know, Chris, messaged me to say John Carra & Powelly had started up MLH & were doing sessions at Chaffers & weekend club runs etc. I decided to go down & take my kids too (who were nervous about the same snobbery I used to hate) & it was & is great. Powelly came over to say hello etc, no egos, no clique, no snobs, just decent people, different levels of runners all there to improve mental and physical health & train. You soon get to know everyone & even sooner you won't be able to run anywhere without another Harrier seeing you out. The club caters for all levels of runners, all ages & all distances from track work to ultra, race days & charity events. Go and try other running clubs & then try the Marsh Lane Harriers.

    James Meadows

    I've been running since 2015, since then & even as a kid I never wanted to get involved with running clubs. My own preconception was a bit of an Elitist environment, running snobs & cliquey, reinforced by the attitude of lads I knew as a kid who were decent runners. Also since 2015, I know a few lads who went out with some triathlon clubs & local running clubs and advised me that they were very cliquey, nobody would make an effort to welcome you & generally a bit up themselves. Also the training sessions can be based around the needs of one or two individuals. Although obviously I can make my own mind up I do trust the judgement of my mates. Anyway a lad I know, Chris, messaged me to say John Carra & Powelly had started up MLH & were doing sessions at Chaffers & weekend club runs etc. I decided to go down & take my kids too (who were nervous about the same snobbery I used to hate) & it was & is great. Powelly came over to say hello etc, no egos, no clique, no snobs, just decent people, different levels of runners all there to improve mental and physical health & train. You soon get to know everyone & even sooner you won't be able to run anywhere without another Harrier seeing you out. The club caters for all levels of runners, all ages & all distances from track work to ultra, race days & charity events. Go and try other running clubs & then try the Marsh Lane Harriers.

    Jack Butterworth

    Since joining the Marsh Lane Harriers in September 2020, my running has improved no end, with my sights now set on a sub 3hr marathon at London 2021. I have said before that the Marsh Lane Harriers is like a motivation station, the lads and girls all share one goal which is to make ourselves better, we have a such a wide range of experience and ability but the support we show one another is constant.

    Jack Butterworth

    Since joining the Marsh Lane Harriers in September 2020, my running has improved no end, with my sights now set on a sub 3hr marathon at London 2021. I have said before that the Marsh Lane Harriers is like a motivation station, the lads and girls all share one goal which is to make ourselves better, we have a such a wide range of experience and ability but the support we show one another is constant.

    Kieran Keating

    Running has had such a positive effect on both my physical and mental health over the course of the past 7 months. The Marsh lane harriers is such a fantastic local running club and it fills me with pride being a part of the team, it is without a doubt the best club I’ve ever got involved with. A personal highlight for me, was running my first full marathon in December 2020 with a great group of lads, without the help and support of the club this wouldn’t have been possible. Up the harriers

    Kieran Keating

    Running has had such a positive effect on both my physical and mental health over the course of the past 7 months. The Marsh lane harriers is such a fantastic local running club and it fills me with pride being a part of the team, it is without a doubt the best club I’ve ever got involved with. A personal highlight for me, was running my first full marathon in December 2020 with a great group of lads, without the help and support of the club this wouldn’t have been possible. Up the harriers

    Team

    Meet the management team

    John Carragher

    Chairman

    Michael Powell

    Coach

    Meet the committee

    Leanne Carragher

    Committee member

    Andy Barton

    Committee member

    Kirsty Elliott

    Committee member

    Greg Edwards

    Committee member

    Partners

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    News

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    The chairman in Boston

    The Boston Marathon 2022 was taken by storm by the MLH club chairman. John Carragher headed to the US to collect his second major star and first for the year. Three more majors await in 2022 for John. What a year is ahead for the club with the world's majors having multiple MLH entrants. Well done John on a superb performance representing the club.

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    Joining the MLH

    Marsh Lane Harriers is a community running club and everyone is welcome to join in the sessions. Wednesday at 6pm and Saturday mornings at 9am are at Chaffers running track. Sessions £2 for adults and £1 for children. If you'd like to become a full club member you can pay £10 per month using the link below. This covers all sessions. https://marshlaneharriers.co.uk/join-us/

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    Keep in touch with the latest MLH news and information by following the team on social media. Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/marshlaneharriers/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mlhrunning  

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