Birchwood 10k road race

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Birchwood 10k - photos

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2015: Mick Hall Photos
2015: Brian Tuohey Photography

2012: Mick Hall Photos
2011: Mick Hall Photos
2011: Our gallery:    fun run
2010: Our gallery: 10k    fun run
2009: Our gallery: 10k
2005: Our gallery: 10k
2002: Our gallery: 10k

Birchwood 10k helpers info

Earlier startPlease note that race start times have been moved 30 mins earlier starting in 2016.

Most of this information remains much the same each year.  Check with a committee member for up-to-date information.

  • 10k start: 10:00am
  • Race HQ: Birchwood Shopping Centre, in or near Car Park 4.
  • Fun Run: approx 1 mile (2k), starting at 9:15am


The Birchwood 10k Road Race is Spectrum Striders Running Club's premier event.  Can you please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you can marshal or help in any way?  It takes over 70 people to put on this event, so it does require a big commitment from the Club to ensure it is all done safely and to the quality that we try to deliver.

It would be nice to see some of the newer members of the Club helping out, as so often it is the same faces who are there helping.  Remember that helping at races is what we all put back into the running community & what you can put back into our Club in return for the coaching or companionship you get in your running.

I know it is sometimes hard to plan in advance, but can you confirm if you can help?

Helpers timings

About 10 people are needed to set up the course, finish signs and Race HQ.

We need an early group of 2 or 3 marshals to manage the car parks.

8:30am to 8:45am
Marshals need to be allocated and get you to your stations for the fun run which starts at 9:15am or for the 10k at 10:00am.  Note: one year, a 7 year old runner got lost as we did not get the marshals in position soon enough, so please come early.

The chief marshal starting in 2016 is David Redpath (Janet is Race Director).  Find David in Car park 4 to check in when you arrive (he will be wearing the Chief Marshal's bib!).  Runners will be arriving from 8:00am onwards, so we must be ready.

A Reminder - Striders Don't Run The Race

A reminder to all Spectrum Striders Running Club members, especially new members.  As members of the Club you are not allowed to run the Birchwood 10k.  It takes too many people to organise, especially in the middle of the holiday season.


There is a free buffet and food for all the marshals & helpers after the race & prize giving is over (usually about 1pm).

Birchwood 10k - directions

Birchwood 10k


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Race venue

Birchwood Shopping Centre
Dewhurst Road


Opposite Birchwood Railway Station (near the Shopping Centre car park 4)


On Birchwood Boulevard (near the Shopping Centre car park 3)

Birchwood 10k - race route

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Birchwood 10k - past winners & race statistics

 Year Male winner
 Club Time Female winner
 Club Time Finishers Last finisher
 Felix McGrath
 Newcastle Staffs AC
 32:30 Kelly Crickmore
 Stockport Harriers & AC
 37:25 957 1:39:47
 2017 Jack Martin
 Stockport Harriers
 31:38 Kirsty Longley Liverpool Pembroke Sefton
 36:47 974 1:34:16
 2016 Jack Martin
 Stockport Harriers
 31:27 Kirsty Longley
 Liverpool Pembroke Sefton 36:52 1012 1:44:21
 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
 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
 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
 37:35 455 1:12:39
 1984 Neil Rimmer
 Warrington AC

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.

Team winners

 Year Male team
 Female team
 Liverpool Harriers & AC
 Ellesmere Port RC
 2017 Warrington Road Runners
 Prestatyn RC
 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
 1990 Warrington AC 
 1989 Middleton Harriers 
 1988 Warrington AC 
 1987 Warrington AC 
 1986 Warrington AC 
 1985 Warrington AC