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 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.
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.
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.
Online entry is via BookitZone.
The closing date for online pre-entries is 3-Jul-2017.
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 will be available subject to the race limit at an extra charge (see the entry form for details).
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 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.
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.
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.
|Year||Winner||Club||Time||Finishers|| Last finisher||Team winners|
|2016|| Rachel Fairclough|| St Helens Striders||19:55||155||41:15|| St Helens Striders|
|2015||Louise Blizzard||Belgrave Harriers||19:54||150||43:00||Spectrum Striders RC|
|2014|| Diane McVey|| Wilmslow RC||18:29||151|| 43:46|| Wilmslow RC|
|2013||Diane McVey|| Wilmslow RC||18:22||170||45:36|| Vale Royal AC|
|2012|| Louise Blizzard|| Belgrave Harriers||19:00||119|| 44:58|| Spectrum Striders RC|
|2011||Karrie Hawitt||Warrington AC||18:05||119||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.