Details to be finalised. Likely to be:
HQ: Woodbank Park, Turncroft Lane, Offerton, Stockport, SK1 4JR
Start Time: 10:00am
Cost: £ 20
Distance: 10 miles
Terrain: Road - note that a short section is on a bridleway through a park
Over the years we have seen the race hosted at two different venues before it settled in Woodbank park at the home of Stockport Harriers.
The race route has also seen some changes with the original routes being run in and around the Edgeley part of the town. Now the route takes in Offerton and Bredbury and includes a bit of everything. Starting on a race track, running through a park, heading out on the road and a section on a bridleway through the countryside.
The race committee has always tried to keep that ‘local race feel’ to it, whilst it’s increased in popularity over the years and become a ‘must do event’ on most runners’ race calendars’.
What makes it so popular and why do people keep coming back year after year? Some put it down to a well organised race along with vocal/encouraging marshals. Others talk about the variety of the terrain and the challenge of the hills. But the one thing that nearly everyone talks about is the ‘tongue in cheek’ approach that’s taken to its organisation.
We can expect to see around 1,500 runners taking part. Will you be one of them?
The organisers have confirmed the date but we are awaiting a link for entries. This post will be updated once we have received it.