If you’re interested in sports and leisure activities, here are some things that you can get involved in this week.
Salford City FC
On Saturday 20th of November, Salford City will travel to North Yorkshire to take on fifth place Harrogate Town in League 2. Both teams go into this match in similar form with each having one win in their last five games. After a 11 draw with Scunthorpe at the weekend, the ammies will be looking to get back to winning ways following an FA Cup first round win against conference side Dagenham and Redbridge.
After Saturday’s clash with Harrogate, the reds are at home to Bristol Rovers on Tuesday night at 7:45. Both sides sit around mid-table in League 2 with Rovers only having 4 more points. Joey Barton’s men have won their last two games before they take on Tranmere this weekend.
Salford will be looking for good performances this week if not results as they build up to a local derby with bottom of the league Oldham Athletic.
The Peninsula Stadium – Moor Ln, Salford M7 3BS
Park Runs in Salford
Every Saturday morning in Salford two 5km runs are put on by Parkrun, a company that put on and encourage weekly exercise. There are 741 locations around the UK and 1093 events. Salford is home to two locations with Peel Park and Worsley Woods both being hosts. The runs are free to take part in and are for people of all ages and abilities. If you don’t fancy a run then you are welcome to walk, jog, volunteer or spectate.
As well as the Parkruns at Peel Park and Worsley Woods, junior parkruns are also available in Salford for children between the ages of 4 and 14 years old at Buille Hill Park, Eccles Old Rd. Once again, this parkrun is free and children of all abilities are welcome, parkrun say “The aim is to have fun. Please come along and join in whatever your pace”.
Peel Park – The Crescent, Salford M5 4WU
Cold water swimming at Salford Quays
On Sunday 21 of November and 5th and 19th of December, cold water swimming sessions will be available at Dock 8 in Salford Quays. These sessions are recommended for experienced open water swimmers, however if you are a beginner you can book lessons prior to your first session. Fees start from £8 for sessions and wetsuits can be hired for £7. The 300m course will be open alongside the training area with showers and changing rooms open for those looking to use them, a hot drink is provided for you at the end of the session to warm you up.