Hollins Green 5k


Peter Lowe Memorial Hollins Green 5k Road Race

Saturday 13-Jun-2015

5k race at 4:30pm 

(1k fun run at 5:15pm)

This 5k road race is set in the pleasant surroundings of Hollins Green village, in the far east of Warrington, and was established in 2002.

It is a flat, fast course suitable for all capabilities.  There will be a new race route for 2015.

There is also a 1k fun run (adults and kids can enter this!) after the main 5k race so you can include all the family and then round it off with a drink and a meal in one of the two fabulous pubs in the village.

We have opted for a late Saturday afternoon start so that you can use the race to relax after doing your shopping and gardening!

This will be one of the most scenic 5k road races for miles around in addition to being excellent value for money!

You could also save a few pounds by entering the race as part of the "North Cheshire 5k Grand Prix" series of 5k races.  You get 5 races for the price of 4.

The Hollins Green 5k is the final race in the 5k series.  Click here for more information on the 5k series.

How to enter

The 5k race is run under UK Athletics Rules, UKA Race Licence 2015-xxxxx.  The minimum age for runners is 12 years old on race day.

Click here to download an entry form (in PDF format).  Pre-entry is by post only (no on-line entry).

The closing date for receipt of postal pre-entries is 9-Jun-2015.  Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for return of your number and race information sheet.

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.

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).

The race can also be entered as part of the North Cheshire 5k Grand Prix series of races.  Again, it would help if you could bring a completed 5k Series entry form and the right money (or a cheque).

Start times

The 5k race will start promptly at 4:30pm.

The fun run will start no earlier than 5:15pm.


Race HQ (including entries on the day) is at the Community Centre (details on the right of this page). 

There are toilets and limited changing facilities at the Community Centre.

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

Car parking

Parking is available behind the Community Centre and on local roads in the village.  Parking in the village is limited and it would be appreciated if you could share cars if possible.

Please park responsibly, showing respect for the local residents.  Thank you.

Race Route

To see the 5k race route, click on the small map on this page.

The race is a single lap course which starts in the centre of the village close to the Black Swan pub and the Village cross.

There is a small loop within the village before it heads out towards Glazebrook, returning to Hollins Green along quiet country lanes.  The finish is in centre of the village, near to the start.

The road race is an accurately measured 5k.  The fun run is approx 1k (not accurately measured).

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" and sex. 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, sex 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 are usually available to view at Race HQ after the prize presentation.  We aim to have results available to view on this web site on the evening of the race.


We offer prizes to the first three finishers as well as to veteran categories and the men's and women's teams.  Under normal circumstances, we aim to have the prize presentation before 6pm, so long as there are no major problems in producing the race results.

Race information

With your race number, you should have received a race information sheet

If you need any information about the race that you cannot find on the sheet or on this web page, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with details of your query.


The runbritain web site is run by UK Athletics.  Site has lots of info on road training and racing.

Hollins Green 5k - directions

View race venue & route in Google Maps

Race HQ

Community Centre
opposite Black Swan pub
Manchester Road
Hollins Green

Hollins Green 5k - race route

View the Hollins Green 5k race route

Hollins Green 5k - course records

Male: 14min 54sec (2011)
Paul Martelletti (Victoria Park Harriers)

Female: 17min 18sec (2007)
Olivia Walwyn (City Of Norwich AC)

Hollins Green 5k - past winners & race statistics

 Male winner Club Time  Female winner Club Time Finishers Last finisher
 2014 Martin Swensson Penny Lane Striders 15:59  Diane McVey Wilmslow RC 18:18133 38:27
 2013 Matthew Shaw
 Salford Harriers
 15:38  Diane McVey
 Wilmslow RC
 17:57226 33:43
 2012 Liam Renton
 Warrington AC
 15:42  Louise Blizzard
 Belgrave Harriers 18:06 269 34:26
 2011 Paul Martelletti Victoria Park Harriers  14:54  Louisa Thompson Leigh Harriers & AC 18:00 203 37:20
 2010 Damian Nicholls Wilmslow RC 15:18  Liz Whitfield Spectrum Striders RC 18:32 245 33:57
 2009 Gareth Booth Horwich RMI Harriers & AC
 16:17  Heather Timmins Warrington AC 18:08 193 30:59
 2008 Damian Nicholls Wilmslow RC 15:43  Candice Taylor Clayton-le-Moors Harriers 17:40 231 34:48
 2007 Tarus Elly Salford Harriers & AC
 15:31  Olivia Walwyn City of Norwich AC 17:18 189 39:10
 2006 Tarus Elly Salford Harriers & AC
 15:12  Jennifer Smith Warrington AC 18:03 158 38:40
 2005 Paul Howarth Wirral AC 15:07  Nicky Archer Vale Royal AC 18:31 162 38:24
 2004 Richard Ward Belgrave Harriers 14:56  Lisa Heyes Horwich RMI Harriers & AC
 17:49 139 46:00
 2003 Richard Ward Belgrave Harriers 15:06  Alexia Hamilton-Morris Wrexham AC 18:46 125 32:45
 2002 Nick Jones Tipton Harriers 15:28  Jackie Thorn Vale Royal AC 19:10 101 38:40

Course records are shown in bold type.

Team winners

 Year Male Team Female Team
 2014 Sale Harriers Manchester
 Lymm Runners
 2013 Warrington AC
 Wilmslow RC
 2012 Vale Royal AC
 Vale Royal AC
 2011 Warrington AC Spectrum Striders RC
 2010 Wilmslow RC Vale Royal AC
 2009 Altrincham & District AC Spectrum Striders RC
 2008 Macclesfield Harriers AC Macclesfield Harriers AC
 2007 Altrincham & District AC Spectrum Striders RC
 2006 Manchester Harriers & AC
 Warrington AC
 2005 Army Athletics Association Vale Royal AC
 2004 Warrington AC Vale Royal AC
 2003 Warrington AC Spectrum Striders RC
 2002 Wigan Phoenix RC Spectrum Striders RC