7 Jun

Alderley Race On Edge Of Sell Out

Alderley Edge Bypass 10K

The second staging of the Alderley Edge Bypass 10K is on course for a sell-out with just a limited number of places available for Sunday 1 July. Staged by Run North West, the race altered its distance last year from five miles to 10k, a move that resulted in organisers posting 'sold out' notices.

Ran on smooth tarmac away from Wilmslow and then turning back with only gentle undulation, the Alderley Edge Bypass 10K promises fast times for club and fun runners alike with great PB potential.

Indeed, last year brought about some seriously fast times and a sub-30 performance. Liverpool Harriers’ Jonny Mellor took victory in 29:46, ousting the in-form Mohammed Abu-Rezeq (30:17). Mellor’s clubmate Dejene Gezimu secured third (30:22), while Stockport Harriers’ Andrew Davies (30:26) and Cardiff’s Matt Clowes (30:30) accounted for a strong top five.

Sale Harriers’ Danielle Fegan was first to cross the line in the female competition in 35:59, with Alison Lavender of Oswestry Olympians second in 36:22 and Dianne McVey third (36:32).

Looking ahead to July, it has been confirmed that Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation will be the event’s official charity partner. Organisers are hopeful of raising £10,000 for the charity.

Race organiser Andrew Whittingham told runABC North: "We are really excited with the big day fast approaching and final preparations are in full swing. We are close to our capacity so entry now is highly recommended to avoid disappointment. We can’t wait to reward over 2000 runners with their finisher medal & Ron Hill t-shirt."

Entry for the Alderley Edge Bypass 10K is available here.