The Burtonwood 5 mile Road race was first run in 2005. The race is run on an accurately measured 5 mile road course on country lanes in & around Burtonwood.
There is also a fun run which is approximately 1.8 miles (not accurately measured).
The 5 mile race is run under UK Athletics Rules, UKA Race License 2012-103467. The minimum age for runners is 15 years old on race day.
The race is organised by Burtonwood Bridge ARLFC, assisted by Spectrum Striders Running Club.
There will be a free hot dog or beefburger to all finishers in the 5 mile race and the fun run.
Veteran's categories are in 10 year age bands, up to 55 for women and 60 for men.
Race HQ: the Bridge Inn, Phipps Lane, Burtonwood, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 4HD
Car parking: at the Bridge Inn and at the adjacent business park. Please park responsibly showing respect for local residents. Thank you!
The race starts and finishes at the Bridge Inn and the race route is on country lanes in & around the area of Burtonwood.
It consists of the first lap of about 2¼ miles which comes back past the Bridge Inn, followed by a second lap of about 2¾ miles. Both laps are anti-clockwise.
To download an entry form and view the race route visit the Spectrum Striders website:
The closing date for receipt of postal pre-entries is Monday 16-Jul-2012.
Entry on the day will be available at an extra charge. 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).
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
The organisers 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.
Male: 25min 12sec (2009)
Daniel Cliffe (Warrington AC)
Female: 30min 14sec (2009)
Nicola Bird (Ellesmere Port RC)
Burtonwood 5 Mile - past winners & race statistics
Year Male winner Club Time Female winner Club Time Finishers Last finisher
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
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)