If you want to run a 10k personal best, then this is the race for you. It attracts runners from all over the north west of England and is run over relatively flat roads and paths around Birchwood in Warrington.
The Birchwood 10k has been run every year since 1984 and just gets better with age!
This race has been ranked in the top 100 UK road races by Runner's World Magazine. The race boasts one of the most extensive prize lists that you will find, with over £2000 given away each year in prizes!
All finishers will receive a race medal & a technical t-shirt. Runners are welcome to raise money for the charity of their choice at our race.
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 section 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 are as follows:
We will try to minimise the time that roads are closed.
There is a limit of 1200 runners for the Birchwood 10k race.
Full details are on our How to enter web page.
You can only enter the Birchwood 10k on-line.
The closing date for Birchwood 10k race entries is 12-Aug-2017.There is no entry on the day for the 10k race.
You can enter the 2k fun run in advance or on the day. Entry forms to follow nearer the day.
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.
The 10k Race is run under UK Athletics rules, UKA Race Licence 2017-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 8:00am. It is usually 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 12:00pm.
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 not yet available for 2017.
If you want to see the sheet for 2016, please click here.
We intend to provide a full complement of pacers at 5 min intervals, aiming to finish at times from 45 mins to 70 mins.
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 or you can enter on the day.
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.
There is a New Balance Outlet store selling a range of footwear & running apparel. This is at the opposite end of Birchwood Boulevard from the finish area.
Male: 31:27 (2016)
Female: 36:52 (2016)
[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 2016.
2016: web PDF
2015: web PDF
2014: web PDF
2013: web PDF
2012: web PDF
2011 Race results
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
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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|
|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|