The race route is an accurately measured 10k along roads and tarmac footpaths in Birchwood and Croft.
Starting in 2014, the route was changed between miles 1 and 3 to avoid busy roads. This part is now mostly on tarmac footpaths with some road sections.
To see a map of the route, please click on the small "Birchwood 10k - race route" map on the right of this page.
In recent years, we have been required to have part of the race route on closed roads. The road closures for 2015 are as follows:
We will try to minimise the time that roads are closed. If you need any more information about these road closures, please contact 07914 505981.
Full details are on our How to enter web page.
You can only enter the Birchwood 10k on-line starting in 2015.
The closing date for Birchwood 10k race on-line entries is 20-Aug-2015.There is no entry on the day for the 10k race.
You can enter the 2k fun run in advance or on the day, by post or on-line via Runner's World.
You can get a reduced joint entry of the Birchwood 10k with either the English Half Marathon or with the EHM 10k.
Go to our How to enter web page for details.
Spectrum Striders RC members please note:
If you are a Club member, you are not allowed to enter the Birchwood 10k so this joint entry offer is not open to you. We need over 70 members to put on the race so we need everyone we can to help.
There is a race limit of 1200 runners for the Birchwood 10k race.
The 10k Race is run under UK Athletics rules, UKA Race Licence 2015-xxxxx. The minimum age for runners is 15 years old on race day.
If you have entered the race and are unable to run for whatever reason, like most races we are unable to offer refunds. Also, we are not able to defer your race entry to the following year.
However we do allow you to transfer your race entry to another runner. See our How to enter web page for more information.
Runners are welcome to raise money for the charity of their choice at our race.
Race results are usually available to view at Race HQ after the prize presentation. We aim to have provisional results available to view on this web site on the evening of the race.
Race HQ has not yet been confirmed but will be adjacent to the Birchwood Shopping Centre and will be open on race day from approximately 8:30am. Close to Car Park 4, which is at the railway station end of the Shopping Centre.
The Race Venue address and a link to a location map are on the left side of this page.
We are unable to offer facilities to store bags or valuables.
The prize giving will be held at Race HQ. This is normally at about 12:30pm.
We use chip timing for the 10k race. You run over a timing mat at the start and at the finish, and this records your time.
Apart from prize winners, times will not be available immediately after the race but will be available on this web site within a few days of the race (hopefully on race day).
We send a race information sheet out with your chip & race number. If you lose it or want another copy, it is available for download in PDF format. This is the 2014 race information sheet. Please click here.
As part of the Birchwood 10k Road Race event, we also organise a Fun Run, along a traffic-free course mostly on paths in Birchwood Forest Park close to the Birchwood Shopping Centre. The Fun Run is ideal for beginners and for family members of runners in the main 10k race. If you have young children, you can jog with them around the course, a great way to warm up gently for the 10k.
The route is about 1 mile (2k). The route is measured by GPS so the distance is approximate.
You can pre-enter the Fun Run using the Birchwood 10k Entry Form, or you can enter on the day.
[Full details of Birchwood 10k Corporate Team Challenge race entry are on our How to enter web page.]
We include a Corporate Team Challenge event within the 10k race. It is open to teams of 4 runners from the same company and working at the same site, or groups of 4 friends & family in a "Friends & Family" team.
Teams must include at least one veteran (a man aged 40+ or a woman aged 35+) and at least one woman. A veteran woman in your team can meet both of these requirements.
There are three classifications:
Note that Club runners are eligible to count both for their Club team and for a Corporate Challenge team.
The Birchwood Shopping Centre is open on race day. Many of the stores in the Centre will be open.
We hope to have a specialist sports vendor on race day. This has not yet been confirmed.
Male: 31:26 (2014)
Female: 35:28 (2014)
[The course records are not the fastest ever race time as the course has changed several times since the race was first run.]
A new course was used for the first time in 2014.
2015: web PDF
2014: web PDF
2013: web PDF
2012: web PDF
2011: web PDF
2010 Race results
2009 Race results
2008 Race results
2007 Race results
2006 Race results
2005 Race results
2004 Race results
2003 Race results
2002 Race results
2001 Race results
2000 Race results
1999 Race results
1998 Race results
1997 Race results
1996 Race results
1995 Race results
1994 Race results
1993 Race results
1992 Race results
1991 Race results
1990 Race results
1989 Race results
1988 Race results
1987 Race results
1986 Race results
1985 Race results
1984 Race results
[1997 & before are scans of paper copies and may take longer to download.]
|Year|| Male winner||Club||Time|| Female winner||Club||Time||Finishers|| Last finisher|
|2015|| Nigel Martin||Sale Harriers Manchester||33:04|| Kirsty Longley|| Liverpool Pembroke Sefton||38:03||940||1:34:27|
|2014|| Ben Fish|| Blackburn Harriers||31:26|| Kelly Crickmore|| Stockport Harriers||35:28||901|| 1:27:01|
|2013|| Tarus Elly||Salford Harriers & AC||31:05|| Louise Gardner||Lancaster & Morecambe AC||35:30||764||1:23:56|
|2012|| Tarus Elly||Salford Harriers & AC||30:58||Susan Partridge|| Leeds City AC||34:11||973|| 1:52:52 |
|2011|| Nick Jones|| Tipton Harriers||31:35|| Rebecca Robinson|| Kendal AC||34:42||658||1:28:54|
|2010|| Ben Fish|| Blackburn Harriers||30:40||Louise Gardner||Lancaster & Morecambe AC||35:55||747||1:21:09|
|2009|| Mark Miles|| Kendal AC||30:00||Rebecca Robinson|| Kendal AC||33:38||893||1:37:59|
|2008||David Webb||Leeds City AC||29:52|| Jenny Blizard|| Rotherham AC||34:56||722||1:37:31|
|2007|| Ian Fisher ||Otley AC||31:40||Hayley Haining|| Kilbarchan AAC||32:59||813||1:19:59|
|2006|| Adam Sutton || Preston Harriers ||30:14|| Susan Partridge || City of Glasgow AC ||33:35||762||1:19:36|
|2005|| Zola Thembelani || Unattached ||29:53|| Hatti Dean || Radley AC ||36:04||938||1:34:42|
|2004||Tomas Abyu|| Salford Harriers & AC||30:26|| Olivia Renshaw || Vale Royal AC ||35:49||858||1:16:52|
|2003|| Paul Howarth || Wirral AC ||31:17|| Helen Lawrence || Wirral AC ||34:02||686||1:12:15|
|2002|| Mike Proudlove || City of Stoke AC ||31:08|| Catherine Mutwa || Mizuno AC ||34:21||578||1:17:03|
|2001|| Gareth Raven || East Cheshire Harriers ||30:56|| Debbie Robinson || Sutton AC ||35:05||558||1:15:04|
|2000|| Neil Wilkinson ||Salford Harriers & AC||30:26|| Amy Waterlow || Sale Harriers Manchester ||34:15||579||1:17:20|
|1999|| Mark Morgan || Swansea Harriers ||29:34|| Amy Waterlow || Sale Harriers Manchester ||33:44||682||1:09:48|
|1998|| Nick Jones ||Tipton Harriers||30:40|| Sarah Bentley || Birchfield Harriers ||33:47||573||1:35:34|
|1997|| John Mutai ||Bromsgrove & Redditch AC||29:32|| Debbie Percival || Canterbury Harriers||34:13||577||1:17:50|
|1996||Mike Proudlove|| City of Stoke AC ||31:45|| Cecilia Greasley || Macclesfield Harriers AC||36:22||447||1:22:33|
|1995|| Kavin Smith || Sale Harriers Manchester ||31:30|| Lynn Maddison || Colwyn Bay AC ||36:32||418||1:17:32|
|1994|| Adri Hartveld || City of Stoke AC ||30:47||Helen Titterington|| Leicester Corinthians ||34:40||563||1:14:42|
|1993|| Paul Roden || Sale Harriers Manchester ||29:15|| Veronica Colleran || Ennis Track Club ||34:50||619||1:18:58|
|1992|| Paul Roden || Sale Harriers Manchester ||29:14||Lynn Maddison|| Colwyn Bay AC ||36:54||524||1:17:22|
|1991|| Neil Rimmer/Neil Smart || Sale Harriers Manchester ||30:04|| Suzanne Rigg || Warrington AC ||35:22|| 429||1:11:15|
|1990|| Joe Wycherley ||BICC Helsby RC||32:01|| Lynn Maddison || Colwyn Bay AC ||36:34||372||1:08:31|
|1989|| Gary Gerrard || Wigan Phoenix RC||31:25|| A Felix || Wirral AC ||37:52||439||1:13:29|
|1988||Andy Green|| Warrington AC ||30:31|| Ann Pugh ||Altrincham & District AC||38:52||387||1:11:43|
|1987|| Tony Leonard || Salford Harriers & AC||30:25|| Sharon Leonard ||Sale Harriers||36:17||371||1:07:00|
|1986|| Neil Rimmer ||Sale Harriers||30:14|| Sue Crehan ||Sale Harriers||34:09||443||1:11:48|
|1985|| Andy Green || Warrington AC ||29:59|| J Cooke || unattached ||37:35||455||1:12:39|
|1984|| Neil Rimmer || Warrington AC ||30:16|
Course record holders are shown in italics.
The current course record is not the fastest race time as the course has changed several times since the race was first run.
|Year|| Male team||Female team|
|2015|| Wesham Road Runners|| Vale Royal AC|
|2014||Salford Harriers & AC|| Wilmslow RC|
|2013|| Knowsley Harriers AC|| Vale Royal AC|
|2012|| Preston Harriers||Wilmslow RC|
|2011||Salford Harriers & AC||Wilmslow RC|
|2010|| Hallamshire Harriers || Liverpool Harriers & AC|
|2009||Horwich RMI Harriers||Stainland Lions|
|2008||Liverpool RC|| Salford Harriers & AC|
|2007||Liverpool RC|| Macclesfield Harriers AC|
|2006||Preston Harriers||Wigan Phoenix RC|
|2005||Wilmslow RC|| Macclesfield Harriers AC|
|2004|| Stockport Harriers AC|| North Fylde AC|
|2003||Warrington AC|| Stockport Harriers & AC|
|2002||Altrincham & District AC||Penny Lane Striders|
|2001||Altrincham & District AC|| Stockport Harriers & AC|
|2000|| Salford Harriers & AC||Wigan Phoenix RC|
|1999||Bridgend AC||Sale Harriers Manchester|
|1998||Stockport Harriers AC||Wigan Phoenix RC|
|1997||Liverpool Harriers||Wigan Phoenix RC|
|1996||Altrincham & District AC||Manchester YMCA|
|1995||Warrington AC||Altrincham & District AC|
|1994||East Cheshire Harriers||Wilmslow RC|
|1993||Warrington AC|| Stockport Harriers AC|
|1992||Warrington AC||Penny Lane Striders|
|1991||Warrington AC||Warrington AC|