Forest Park Ladies 5k

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Wednesday 5-Jul-2017 at 7:30pm

Why not come and join in the fun and enter Warrington’s Premier Ladies Only 5k race?  This race has been ever popular since its début in 1993 with many runners bringing all the family and having a picnic afterwards.

Every finisher receives flowers in addition to tremendous support around the course.  This race attracts a wide range of abilities which can be seen from the finishing times, 17 mins to 1 hour!

Why not give it a go and even raise funds for a charitable cause at the same time?  What do you have to lose?

The best value Ladies only race in the north west by a mile!

Race HQ

Race HQ is at the Ranger Centre in Birchwood Forest Park.

There are basic changing rooms, showers & toilets at the Ranger Centre.  These facilities are limited as they are only meant for two football teams.

We are unable to offer facilities to store bags or valuables.

Race Route

The race follows a mostly traffic free course along parkland paths, and it is fairly flat with just two small hills approaching footbridges, one of which the route crosses.

The route was re-measured by an accredited course measurer in 2015 and has remained unchanged since the first race.

The start is a little under ½ mile walk from Race HQ, under the subway into Birchwood Brook Park.  The finish is on the opposite side of the field from Race HQ.

The route follows the main footpath through Birchwood Brook Park, before passing Birchwood railway station and going up Birchwood Boulevard (the only road section of the course).  It then joins Oakwood Gate path, passing the pond and the walled garden before crossing Oakwood Gate footbridge and following the main path back past the Fire Station to the finish in the Forest Park.

To see the race route, click on the small map on the right of this page.

The race is run under UK Athletics rules, UKA Race Licence 2017-xxxxxx.  The minimum age for runners is 12 years old on race day. 

How To Enter

Pre-entry is by post or on-line.

There is a race limit of 400.

With your race number, you will receive a race information sheet which includes a race location map and other race details.  If you want to download a copy of this, please click here.  

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Online entry

Online entry is via BookitZone.

Online entryPlease note that numbers will not be posted out for online entries.  Please collect them on the day from Race HQ.

The closing date for online pre-entries is 3-Jul-2017.

Postal entry

If you prefer to enter by post, click here to download an entry form (in PDF format).

The closing date for receipt of postal pre-entries is 30-Jun-2017.  Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for return of your number and race information sheet.  If you don't, your number will be retained for collection on the night of the race.

Entry on the day

Entry on the day will be available subject to the race limit at a £1 surcharge.

If you want to enter on the day, please try to arrive early as it can get very busy in Race HQ.  It would help if you could bring a completed race entry form and the right money (or a cheque).

Entry List

List of entries in Surname/Forename sequence as of 18-June-2017

Num Forename Surname Club Cat
47 Clair Baldock Warrington Running Club v40
33 Tracy Bates   v35
4 Rachel Beesley St Helens Sutton Ac sen
57 Maela Beliard   v35
59 Louise Blizzard Belgrave Harriers v40
26 Angela Brewis   sen
31 April Briscoe   sen
8 Ellen Broad Spectrum Striders  sen
13 Kay Campbell Astley and Tyldesley v40
20 Leyna Casey   sen
12 Louise Casey Warrington Running Club v35
34 Amanda Coogan St Helens Striders  v45
5 Amy Corfield St Helens Sutton Ac sen
41 Jo Cross   v40
7 Meg Daintith Warrington Running Club v45
45 Joanne Donoghue   v40
65 Susan Dutoy unattached v50
21 Rebecca Glen Goyt Valley Striders v40
49 Tegan Greener   sen
67 Clare Harrison unattached v35
30 Lynn Haughton   v35
29 Michelle Hill   v35
25 Andrea Hilldrup Vale Royal Ac v35
11 Carole  Hughes Warrington Running Club v45
38 Pamela Hughes   v55
23 Katy Jennings Warrington Running Club v40
39 Jo Jones   v45
54 Vicki Jones   v45
36 Chrissie Knight Lymm Runners v60
28 Helen Lea   v45
19 Janice Leigh Spectrum Striders v55
24 Emma Littlefair   sen
27 Gemma Littlefair Warrington Runnng Club  sen
58 Jayne Lomax Vale Royal a.C v50
51 Bernadette Lynch   v50
9 Catherine Lyon Spectrum Striders  sen
17 Sarah Matthews Warrington Road Runners v35
56 Jenny Mcclelland Lymm Runners v45
52 Jean Mcgowan   v45
55 Jenny Mcintyre Spectrum Striders v55
18 Debbie Moreton Vale Royal Athletics Club v45
22 Kirsty Louise Morley Warrington Running Club v35
40 Lisa Napier   v35
6 Becky Nicholson   v35
43 Victoria O'Kelly   v40
42 Linda Owen Spectrum Striders Running Club v55
60 Marianne Pitteway   v45
14 Eli Regan   sen
48 Lisa Rodick Warrington Running Club sen
10 Liz Roughley   sen
44 Emma Roxburgh   v40
32 Agata Rutkowska Widnes Wasps Ladies Rc v35
50 Emma Scammell Lymm Runners v40
15 Rachel Simm Wigan Harriers sen
46 Debbie Smith   v50
62 Diane Springall Spectrum Striders v50
61 Amy Stockley   sen
53 Helen Tasker Fylde Coast Runners v35
66 Kay Thompson unattached v35
37 Amy Tomlinson   v35
16 Georgina Walker Lymm Runners v40
3 Nick Waterworth Hyde Village Striders v35
64 Fiona Whitfield   v40
1 Liz Whitfield Spectrum Striders v35
35 Rachel Whitfield Warrington Running Club sen
63 Felicity Wolohan Penny Lane Striders sen
2 Anna Worsley Lymm Runners v35



Refund policy

Entry fees are not refundable in the unlikely event of cancellation in exceptional circumstances (e.g. weather).

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.

Transfer Of Race Entries

Spectrum Striders will allow runners to transfer their race number to another runner provided they submit a completed entry form which is clearly marked:

"Transfer runner number XXXX from previous runner "

Please give as many details of the previous runner as possible, including "age on race day".  We want to make absolutely sure we transfer the entry from the right person.  The entry form for the new runner MUST be completed as normal with age, etc.

We would much prefer all changes to get to us before the closing date, but we will accept changes on the day at Race HQ.  If you want to do this, please arrive early!

We will not charge a transfer fee to do this unless we incur a cost. We want to see the right names against the runners in the results.


Race results will be available to view at Race HQ on the evening.  We aim to have provisional results available to view on this web site on the evening of the race.

Prizes & Presentation

We give flowers to all finishers.

The prize presentation will be as soon as possible after the end of the race, once race results are available.

We offer prizes to the first three finishers as well as to veteran categories and to the first team.

Finally, there will be a spot prize draw but you can only claim your prize if you stay for the post-race presentation.

Race information

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Forest Park Ladies 5k - course record

16:59  (2000)
Jayne Spark
(Altrincham & District AC)

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Forest Park Ladies 5k - directions

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Race Venue

Ranger Centre
Birchwood Forest Park
off Moss Gate
(no postcode)

5k Race Route

Ladies 5k route

Forest Park Ladies 5k - past winners & race statistics

 Year Winner Club Time Finishers Last finisher
Team winners
 2016 Rachel Fairclough
 St Helens Striders
 19:55155 41:15 St Helens Striders
 2015 Louise Blizzard Belgrave Harriers 19:54150 43:00 Spectrum Striders RC
 2014 Diane McVey
 Wilmslow RC
 18:29151 43:46
 Wilmslow RC
 2013 Diane McVey Wilmslow RC
 18:22170 45:36 Vale Royal AC
 2012 Louise Blizzard
 Belgrave Harriers
 19:00119 44:58
 Spectrum Striders RC
 2011 Karrie Hawitt Warrington AC 18:05119 40:51 Warrington AC
 2010 Liz Whitfield Spectrum Striders RC 18:10 95 43:35 Spectrum Striders RC
 2009 Tessa McCormick Vale Royal AC 19:17 101 37:06 Vale Royal AC
 2008 Claire Davies Spectrum Striders RC 18:46 104 35:36 Spectrum Striders RC
 2007 Claire Davies Spectrum Striders RC 18:56 92 44:31 Spectrum Striders RC
 2006 Claire Davies Spectrum Striders RC 18:37 122 40:59 Spectrum Striders RC
 2005 Nicola Bird Ellesmere Port RC 18:12 176 52:13 Spectrum Striders RC
 2004 Karrie Hawitt Warrington AC 17:56 198 46:40 Spectrum Striders RC
 2003 Karen Hutchinson Horwich RMI Harriers
 19:17 184 32:26 Spectrum Striders RC
 2002 Sandra Branney Warrington AC 18:31 188 44:15 Warrington AC
 2001 Joanne Bailey West Cheshire AC 18:56 140 39:12 Spectrum Striders RC
 2000 Jayne Spark Altrincham & District AC 16:59 162 43:15 Warrington Road Runners
 1999 Jennifer Heath Sale Harriers 17:45 143 37:49 Altrincham & District AC
 1998 Ruth Clayton Ford Halewood AC 18:14 121 35:40 Spectrum Striders RC
 1997 Kerrie Wood Glossopdale Harriers 18:28 124 36:50 Spectrum Striders RC
 1996 Jennifer Clague Liverpool Harriers 17:28 101 34:35 Altrincham & District AC
 1995 Sarah Young Salford Harriers 17:23 116 40:24 Altrincham & District AC
 1994 Cecilia Greasley Macclesfield Harriers 18:22 63 34:00 Vale Royal AC
 1993 Margaret Boleman Sale Harriers 17:30 89 31:59 Altrincham & District AC

Course records are shown in bold type.