Most of this information remains much the same each year. Check with a committee member for up-to-date information.
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?
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 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).
|Year|| Male winner||Club||Time|| Female winner||Club||Time||Finishers|| Last finisher|
|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 || 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|