RUN THE WILMSLOW 10K
The Wilmslow Festive 10k was incredible!! Blessed with sunny weather, 1240 participants set off from Wilmslow town centre and into the Cheshire countryside on our fast course before looping back towards Wilmslow. Charity partner Key 103 Cash for Kids enjoyed a successful morning at the toy drop due to the amazing generosity of our runners. Befitforever raised vital cash by offering sports massage and we will be able to announce the total raised including our support once all fundraising is complete. Thanks so much to our race sponsors, partners & supporters; Chronoedge, Co-op, Cliff Bars, Nifty Entries, Blue Arrow Traffic Management, Regional Medical Services, Wilmslow Leisure Centre, Wilmslow Running Club, Wilmslow Hockey Club & the patience of the residents of Wilmslow & surrounding villages. Hope to see you for our 2017 races which we announce very soon.
Run North West is delighted to offer this brand new 10k road race on a traffic free, point-to-point course starting at 9:30am in the centre of Wilmslow and finishing on Mobberley Road, near the popular Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon finish. The scenic route heads out of Wilmslow along Knutsford Road before looping back round to Burleyhurst Lane and finishing on Sandy Lane. Predominately flat, the course promises fast times for club and fun runners alike. Runners are also encouraged to get into the Christmas spirit with fancy dress optional on the day and we're pleased to announce the official race day partner as Key 103's Cash for Kids giving runners the opportunity to raise funds for this fantastic cause or alternatively leave a toy at our Cash for Kids toy drop service offered at Wilmslow Leisure Centre, our Race HQ. No matter what your fitness level the Wilmslow 10k is perfect for all abilities, also welcoming those who choose to combine running with walking on the day! Following our successful inaugural event, Run the Alderley Bypass 5-Mile event, Run North West has been created to offer club and fun runners the chance to run new and varied races answering the demand for more choice in mass participation races whilst offering the very best in on the day experience. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female runners, with prizes in all main age group categories. Additionally every runner who completes the course will receive a commemorative race medal. Race start time is at 9:30am and pre race registration at Wilmslow Leisure Centre from 8:00am. In the event of cancellation due to extreme weather, sadly refunds can not be given due to the fixed upfront costs of staging the run.
Message from the Race Director Andrew Whittingham
With the continued growth in participants at road races and as a long time runner and member of Wilmslow Running Club, our series of races are the culmination of an ambition to offer quality road races. By taking our passion for running and creating events which match our own expectations having taken part in hundreds of races over the years. The Alderley Edge By Pass 5 was the first in a series of interesting races. Working with local charity partners we will offer races which help in motivating you to participate more in running and exercise whilst also raising money for worthy causes. I also aim to make the races equally suitable and welcoming for elite runners and those who are new to the sport. I would encourage early entry through our entry partner nifty entries as races now fill up quickly leaving many potential participants disappointed. The Bypass 5 was a huge success and we expect entries to fill up fast. We hope to recreate the amazing atmosphere of the Bypass 5 with the Wilmslow 10k.
As well as a unique venue, we also offer you • Full chip timing integrated into your race number • Instant results onto your smart phones • A commemorative medal and refreshments • Secure parking facilities within 1/4 mile of the start within Wilmslow • On site Massage facilities • Celebrity appearance for the race start and prize giving • A half way water station plus water and bananas at the finish • The opportunity to run for Key 103's Cash for Kids & raise money • Professional post-race images available • Professional start & finish area • Race organised by experienced runners.
Run North West was set up early in 2016 by Andrew Whittingham and has since been joined by leading athletes Jonny Mellor & Sophie Whiteside helping to meet the increasing demand for quality running races. Andrew has been a club runner for over twenty years and has run for Wilmslow Running Club since 2010. As a previous member of Buxton AC, Andrew was the Race Director of the Buxton Half Marathon in the late 1990s . By combining the experience of entering hundreds of races with a successful business career, Andrew and his team will aim to offer the very best in race experiences. Jonny joins Run North West with a wealth of experience competing at the highest level. A British International, Jonny has also represented England at the Commonwealth Games and races competitively for Team New Balance Manchester. Sophie is a recent addition to the team joining from a strong background in the fitness industry having worked as a personal trainer in the North West area for over 7-years. Sophie also boasts a successful running pedigree competing for Liverpool Harriers in regional and national events across the UK. Run North West is also calling upon the kind help of other runners, local business and recreational clubs to the mutual benefit of all in helping the community to a more active lifestyle. Run North West will also commit to raise funds for charity at every race. As part of our commitment to the local running community Run North West is proud to support grass roots sport by sponsoring the Manchester Area Cross Country League helping the league to grow and develop offering highly competitive races across all age groups.
HOW MUCH TO ENTER
£17 attached (affiliated club runner)/ £19 unattached runner. Entry on the day £19 attached/ £21 unattached subject to race capacity, please enter in advance to avoid any potential disappointment. Minimum age 15 years.
Extensive prize list including £1000 tag heuer watches for the 1st man and first woman provided by our sponsor chronoedge • Prizes to 1st three male and female finishers, 1st male under 20 & male over 40 (1st &2nd), 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70. 1st female under 20 & female over 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 1st local male & female (residents of SK9) • Prize giving around 11.00 • One prize per person and in the event of a category winner finishing in the top 3, they will be awarded the top 3 prize only.