Interested in what runners think about our race? Have a look at the event ratings on the Runner's World magazine web site.
The race route is an accurately measured 10k along roads and tarmac footpaths in Birchwood and Croft.
To see a map of the route, please click on the small "Birchwood 10k - race route" map on the right of this page.
Full details of both Birchwood 10k race entry & of this joint entry offer are on our How to enter web page.
The closing date for 10k race entries is 10-Aug-2013.
There is no entry on the day for the 10k race.
You can enter the 2k fun run in advance or on the day. Please note that there is on-line entry for the 2k fun run for the first time, via Runner's World.
There is a race limit of 1200 runners for the 10k race.
The 10k Race is run under UK Athletics rules, UKA Race Licence 2013-105248. 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.
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 is at the Birchwood Shopping Centre and will be open on race day from approximately 8:30am. Race HQ is normally 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. 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.
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.
Staff from the Hyde branch of Sweatshop will be in attendance on the day, adjacent to Race HQ. Sweatshop are a national chain of specialist running shops.
A team of Sports Masseurs, mostly from Salford University, will provide pre- & post-race massage in a marquee between the car park and race finish. Two sports injury specialists from Sports Rehab UK (Mike Carolan & Allan Munro) will be available, checking any sports injuries & leading the team. The massage is free but a donation to our charity Brainwave in lieu of a fee is requested.
Post-race showers will be available at the Birchwood Leisure & Tennis Complex (on the opposite side of the Shopping Centre from Race HQ). They will charge £2 to use this facility.
Runners are welcome to raise money for the charity of their choice at our race.
|Year|| Male winner||Club||Time|| Female winner||Club||Time||Finishers|| Last finisher|
|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|
|1996||Mike Proudlove|| City of Stoke AC ||31:45|| Cecilia Greasley || Macclesfield Harriers AC||36:22||447|
|1995|| Kavin Smith || Sale Harriers Manchester ||31:30|| Lynn Maddison || Colwyn Bay AC ||36:32||418|
|1994|| Adri Hartveld || City of Stoke AC ||30:47||Helen Titterington|| Leicester Corinthians ||34:40||563|
|1993|| Paul Roden || Sale Harriers Manchester ||29:15|| Veronica Colleran || Ennis Track Club ||34:50||619|
|1992|| Paul Roden || Sale Harriers Manchester ||29:14||Lynn Maddison|| Colwyn Bay AC ||36:54||524|
|1991|| Neil Rimmer/Neil Smart || Sale Harriers Manchester ||30:04|| Suzanne Rigg || Warrington AC ||35:22|
|1990|| Joe Wycherley ||BICC Helsby RC||32:01|| Lynn Maddison || Colwyn Bay AC ||36:34|
|1989|| Gary Gerrard || Wigan Phoenix RC||31:25|| A Felix || Wirral AC ||37:52|
|1988||Andy Green|| Warrington AC ||30:31|| Ann Pugh ||Altrincham & District AC||38:52|
|1987|| Tony Leonard || Salford Harriers & AC||30:25|| Sharon Leonard ||Sale Harriers||36:17|
|1986|| Neil Rimmer ||Sale Harriers||30:14|| Sue Crehan ||Sale Harriers||34:09|
|1985|| Andy Green || Warrington AC ||29:59|| J Cooke || unattached ||37:35|
|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|
|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|