The race started and finished at the Burtonwood Bridge Inn (the pub no longer exists) and the race route was on roads in & around the area of Burtonwood.
It consisted of the first lap of about 2¼ miles which came back past the Bridge Inn, followed by a second lap of about 2¾ miles. Both laps were anti-clockwise.
From the start with the Bridge Inn on your left, the route turns left after about 100 yards into Chapel Lane, which at about ½ mile becomes Fir Tree Lane, then Lumber Lane. Continue until about 1½ miles and turn left into Forshaw's Lane, then left at about 1¾ miles into Broad Lane. Carry on as the road becomes Phipps Lane to pass the Bridge Inn on your left and start the second lap.
Follow the same route until you get to Forshaw's Lane at about 3½ miles. Do not turn left but carry straight on into Collins Green Lane. At just over 4 miles, turn left into Penny Lane, then at about 4¼ miles turn left into Broad Lane. Continue along the road to re-join the route of the first lap, as the road becomes Phipps Lane and returns to the finish at the Bridge Inn.
|Year||Male winner||Club||Time||Female winner||Club||Time||Finishers||Last finisher|
|2013|| Matthew Smith|| South Cheshire Harriers||26:54|| Diane McVey|| Wilmslow RC||30:01||234||59:07|
|2012|| Daniel Bradford||Shettleston Harriers||25:50|| Louise Blizzard|| Belgrave Harriers||29:38|| 146 ||70:41|
|2011||Daniel Cliffe||Liverpool Harriers||25:32||Liz Whitfield||Spectrum Striders RC||30:25||107||54:50|
|2010||John Ashcroft||St Helens Sutton AC||26:52||Nabilah Salihi||Spectrum Striders RC||31:19||117||49:51|
|2009||Daniel Cliffe||Warrington AC||25:12||Nicola Bird||Ellesmere Port RC||30:14||145||58:34|
|*2008||Paul Sankey||Liverpool RC||*24:15||Jayne Taylor|| Wigan Phoenix RC||*29:01||134||49:20|
|2007||Mike Hatch||Sale Harriers Manchester||27:01||Sue Hool||Hoad Hill Harriers||31:40||120||59:34|
|2006||Gerry Healy||unattached||25:40||Debra Jones|| Wigan Phoenix RC||31:14||70||54:19|
|2005||Nick Jones||Salford Harriers & AC||25:15||Alison Hartopp|| Macclesfield Harriers AC||31:21||54||76:46|
* The runners followed a short course in 2008, approx. 4.6 miles.
Course record holders are shown in italics.
|Year||Male team||Female team|
|2013|| South Cheshire Harriers|| Wilmslow RC|
|2012||Spectrum Striders RC||Spectrum Striders RC|
|2011||St Helens Sutton AC||Spectrum Striders RC|
|2010||Warrington AC||Spectrum Striders RC|
|2009||Spectrum Striders RC||Spectrum Striders RC|
|2008||Spectrum Striders RC||Spectrum Striders RC|
|2007||Ellesmere Port RC|| (no teams)|
|2006|| Salford Harriers & AC||Spectrum Striders RC|
|2005||Spectrum Striders RC||(no teams)|