Quarry Bank Trail Race

Quarry Bank Trail Race 2018-10-23T17:37:47+00:00

2019 Race Date Coming Soon

Run North West is delighted to present the Quarry Bank Trail Race around one of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites. Quarry Bank, now cared for by the National Trust is the site of one of the best-preserved textile mills of the industrial revolution and tells the complete story of an early Industrial Revolution community. We’re excited to run around the estate surrounding the picturesque 18th century mill just five minutes away from Wilmslow town centre and supported by Wilmslow Striders.

Discover hidden trails and woodland paths on our special route, contrasting with spectacular views of Manchester Airport as the route passes the runway. Consisting of trail, grass, steps, tarmac and gravel the route is perfect for first time runners and experienced off-roaders. The route is approximately 4.5-miles long and consists of undulating terrain. 

Please dress appropriately for trail running through the countryside. Dependent on the weather parts of the course may be muddy with exposed tree roots and other trip hazards potentially on show. Normal running trainers or trail shoes are suitable for the route but please be advised the first mile of the course is ran on road.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scenic route 
  • Run North West Race T-Shirt
  • Drinks stations 
  • First aid 
  • Toilets
  • Free parking
  • Supporting the National Trust

CONSERVATION LOOKING AFTER QUARRY BANK

A percentage of your entry fee will be donated to the National Trust to support essential ongoing conservation work at Quarry Bank, helping to look after our region’s special places.

CLOSING DATE

We will close entries as soon as we have reached our limit of 400. Late entries, including on the night entries will be accepted if the event limit of 400 has not been reached. 

Whether you’re training for a new challenge or looking for a sociable jog in the fresh countryside air, join us on Wednesday 15th August and enjoy a trail race through the Quarry Bank landscape

STORE DISCOUNT

All runners can enjoy 15% discount at Run North West Hyde when entering this event with club runners receiving a permanent 15% discount. Simply show your confirmation email to a member of our team in store to claim your discount. 

All finishers will receive a high quality commemorate training top. Water will be available along with complimentary snacks.

All prizes are equal for male and females. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers. We also reward the first vet in all age groups from V40 to V80 in 5 year increments plus the first U20. We also have a prize for the first unattached none club runner. One prize per individual.


On the day instructions will be emailed to you before the day.  In the meantime please note that free parking is available at Quarry Bank, a short stroll of about 200 metres to the start.

£12.00 unattached & £10.00 attached with £1 donation of all entries to the National Trust

FAQs

Is there car parking at the event? 2018-07-09T13:00:00+00:00

Yes we have ample car parking available at Quarry Bank free for all runners and spectators.

Is there a bag drop service? 2018-07-09T12:56:30+00:00

There will be a covered bag drop area available at each event and whilst we take every care possible of your kit we cannot be held responsible for any loss.

Do I need trail shoes? 2018-07-09T12:54:45+00:00

Quarry Bank is ran over mixed terrain and elevations and we suggest you dress appropriately. Although not essential we recommend wearing suitable running footwear with good grip for the up hills and down trails! In the unlikely event that damage occurs to your clothing or footwear during the event Run North West will not be held responsible.

Do you have event first aid? 2018-07-09T12:48:18+00:00

We take the safety of our entrants extremely seriously and have qualified first aid staff at all of our events. It is essential that any conditions that may affect you are added to your profile when entering the event to assist the first aid team in the event of any injury or illness.

I’d like to help out on the day, Can I? 2018-07-09T12:43:00+00:00

Yes, of course you can! If you’d like to come along on the day and help out in anyway we’d really appreciate it and we’ll make sure you’re well looked after with Run North West goodies. Please contact us at run@runnorthwest.co.uk to express your interest.

Event safety 2018-07-09T12:40:33+00:00

In order to maintain our excellent record of safety and ensure runners enjoy their evening with Run North West we kindly ask you read the below safety instructions and observe traffic regulations and marshal requests on the day of the event.

Although we will carry out a course inspection on the afternoon of the race please be mindful on the course of trip hazards including tree routes, branches, uneven surface, gradient of the terrain, steps, shoe laces, pot holes, uneven road surfaces, cats eyes, fatigue, contact from other competitors, shoe laces, slippery surfaces including leaves and mud and obstacles such as parked cars, traffic signs and litter.

Given the location of the course, please be aware of dog walkers and other pedestrians during the race. The estate will remain open to the general public during the event although marshals will be on hand to guide you during the event.

Marshals will also be present to assist with parking on the day.

Do I need to visit the doctor before taking part? 2018-07-09T12:35:37+00:00

Although not essential, should you be in any doubt and for your own safety we recommend contacting your local GP to ensure you’re fit to run.

Can I raise money for charity? 2018-07-09T12:32:12+00:00

Of course! We encourage runners to run for charity at all of our events. £1 of every entry is donated to the National Trust at Quarry Bank but if you’d like to raise money for a charity of your choice that’s great.

Can I race in a wheelchair? 2018-07-09T12:28:05+00:00

We wouldn’t recommend taking part in a wheelchair due to the steep steps within the course and undulating profile with tree routes and branches, however if you would like to inspect the course prior to the event please contact a member of our team at run@runnorthwest.co.uk and we’ll happily show you round.

Can I wear headphones? 2018-07-09T11:52:30+00:00

We would strongly advise against using headphones. Using headphones can be dangerous because it distracts people and can make them unaware. We occasionally will need to direct you or may need to get emergency vehicles onto the course and may need runners to hear instructions from marshals to assist with this.

Can I get lost? 2018-07-09T11:50:46+00:00

Hopefully not! The course will be well marshalled, sign posted and marked throughout to help you along the way.

I can no longer run can I defer my entry until next year? 2018-07-09T11:48:56+00:00

Unfortuntly due to the substancial costs in staging an event we cannot defer entries although we provide a number transfer system via Nifty Entries. Just log into nifty entries and click enter the race, then you will see a transfer my entry option.

I haven’t received my entry confirmation? 2018-07-09T11:43:01+00:00

If you entered online you will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. If this did not happen please contact us to help resolve the issue. We also recommend checking your junk as unfortunately they can often end up here! We will also contact all runners nearer the race date with final race instructions.

Do you provide water? 2018-07-09T11:41:35+00:00

Yes, we provide water during the race and at the finish. However you’re welcome to take your own should you wish and given the time of year the race is being held we highly recommend this with potential hot weather.

Do you have a course map? 2018-07-09T11:38:57+00:00

Yes!Head over to the race page where you will find a map.

Does it matter how slow I am? 2018-07-09T11:37:51+00:00

Of course not! We welcome runners with a wide range of running abilities from beginners to experienced club runners.

What time do you need to arrive? 2018-07-09T11:36:32+00:00

Competitors should arrive approximately one hour to 45-minutes before the start of the race.

What is the minimum age to take part? 2018-07-09T11:32:23+00:00

The minimum age for our trail race is currently 15-years in accordance with British Athletics rules.

When do entries close? 2018-07-09T11:31:38+00:00

We will close entries as soon as we have reached our limit of 400. Late entries, including on the night entries will be accepted if the event limit of 400 has not been reached.

Do you have chip timing? 2018-07-09T11:28:59+00:00

The race will be electronically chip timed provided by Nifty Entries. A manual timing system will also be in operation for back up reasons. Upon completion of the event you will receive a text message with your time.

All race positions are decided on gun times (this being the time from the start of the race to the time you cross the finishing line) however chip times (this records the time taken from when you cross the start line to when you cross the finish line) will also be displayed. In the event of a prize winner having a faster gun time to chip time then the gun time would take precedence. We will display chip and gun times on the official results.

Is the course accurate? 2018-07-09T11:28:21+00:00

The course is approximately 4.5-miles in duration. The beauty of trail running is you can enjoy running in the countryside without needing to worry about times and splits so the distance is only approximate. Please note that GPS devices could vary during the event due to the amount of the course ran underneath the cover of trees within the woodland area of the course.

Do you have any terms and conditions? 2018-07-09T11:26:21+00:00

Yes, you can also find a copy of our event terms and conditions on the Nifty Entires event page.

1: Conditions of Entry

By entering any events as made available on this website, competitors are agreeing to abide by the following ‘Terms & Conditions’ as outlined below.

2: Confirmation of Entry

Satisfactory completion of transaction through the online payment system confirms the applicants place in the event for which they have applied.

3: Event Information

All necessary Event Information pertaining to individual events are published on here. Please note that details of individual events as published on event specific entry forms and provisional event information is subject to change.

Updated details of any alterations to Provisional Event Information initially issued will be made available on the web no later than one week prior to the event date. It is the responsibility of participants to ensure they have accessed the relevant information relating to their event.

4: Event Withdrawal

Organising a race incurs considerable costs and these costs are met a long time before race day. The withdrawal policy is in place to protect the athletes who have entered the suppliers and also the organisers.  It is for this reason that there will be no refunds under any circumstances.

Please note, if you are injured in an accident, please claim the cost of your race entry back from the other party, we will fully support you efforts to do this wherever possible. Remember they are at fault for your loss, not you and not us.

5: Attempted Swapping of entries

Please note that the swapping of entries between participants is strictly forbidden as it invalidates insurances undertaken by the event organisers to cover the event.

6: Registration

Details of event registration times relating to specific events will be posted on here. All athletes are required to attend registration within the times specified. Applicants who do not attend registration within these times may not be allowed to participate, and will lose their right to a place in that event. It is the responsibility of participants to ensure they have accessed the relevant information relating to registration at their event.

7: Photography

The event organisers maintain the right to use images and photographs taken by their contracted photographers and volunteers at the event without informing of or recompense to event participants. These images can be used for promotional purposes as undertaken by the event organisers and their partners, which will cover a range of possible uses including advertising press and media, printed information items, editorial coverage and any other promotion directly related to the event organisers or their sponsors.

8: Event Changes

The above named Event organisers have the right to change any aspect of the event for the reason of safety without prior notice.

9: Event Cancellation If for reasons beyond the control of the Event organisers, such as adverse weather conditions and including an ‘act of God’ due to unforeseen, naturally occurring phenomenon that were unavoidable, the event, which applicants have entered is cancelled or postponed the applicants will not be permitted to a refund.

10: Right of refusal for entry

The Event organisers maintain the right to refuse or revoke entry to any applicant, where they believe that accepting the entry could prejudice the event, the promoting organisation, their sponsors, associates or staff. This right of refusal extends to include applications where acceptance is considered by the event organisers to be likely to infringe upon the enjoyment of any persons connected with the event, including staff, marshals, volunteers & other competitors.

Course

Discover hidden trails and woodland paths on our special route, contrasting with spectacular views of Manchester Airport as the route passes the runway. Consisting of trail, grass, steps, tarmac and gravel the route is perfect for walkers, first time runners and experienced off-roaders. The route is approximately 4.5-miles long and consists of undulating terrain. 

Course Map

Parking

Free parking is available at Quarry Bank on the evening of there ace. Marshals will be present to assist with parking and will be clearly visible in yellow bibs as well as signage to help direct you. We do have a lot of parking but if you can please arrange to share lifts and car share on the day we’d be extremely grateful.

Event postcode: SK9 4LA

Charities

To support essential ongoing conservation work at Quarry Mill a percentage of your entry fee will go towards the Mill and estate so you can be sure your money is being spent on conserving our regions special places. The National Trust, formally the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, is a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and operates Quarry Bank Mill.

Event Safety

In order to maintain our excellent record of safety and ensure runners enjoy their evening with Run North West we kindly ask you read the below safety instructions and observe traffic regulations and marshal requests on the day of the event. We also kindly request to protect the conservation of the estate that runners and spectators keep to footpaths at all times during the event.

Although we will carry out a course inspection on the afternoon of the race please be mindful on the course of trip hazards including tree roots, branches, pot holes, uneven surfaces, cats eyes, gradient of the terrain, fatigue, contact from other competitors, shoe laces, slippery surfaces including leaves and mud and obstacles such as parked cars, traffic signs and litter.

There are three sections of steps along the course, with marshals on hand to help direct you. Please take particular care when running up and down the steps, especially if they’re slippery.

Given the location of the course, please be aware of other pedestrians and dog walkers along the route.

For your safety we will have volunteer marshals along the course thanks to Wilmslow Striders (please thank them if you can!) and marshals at all road junctions on the course.