With 2000 entries already snapped up, the Wilmslow Half Marathon is on track for another sell-out. The half, scheduled for Sunday 18 March, has been staged for over three decades and is firmly cemented as one of the North West’s premier events.
Throughout its history, the event has regularly been voted one of the top half marathons in the UK and has been a vital source for fundraising – the half raises, on average, £250,000 for charity each year.
New for 2018 is the launch of a 5k to half marathon training programme, which has kept runners on track with a 16 week plan to prepare them for the rigours of the 13.1 miles on Sunday 18 March. The upcoming race will also see the introduction of a Corporate Challenge, which invites teams of four, with at least one woman or man, to compete over the distance.
A large draw for runners over the years has been the prospect of a spring PB on a lovely course – the predominantly flat route takes runners through the leafy lanes of Wilmslow and Mobberley. Last year saw Altrincham & District AC’s Mohammad Abu-Rezeq (1:06:25) repeat his 2014 success after a close contest with Matt Bond (1:06:31), while Andrew Davies took third (1:07:30).
In the women’s field, Fanni Gyurko improved upon her third place showing in 2016 race to record victory in 1:18:08. The Central AC runner was over one minute ahead of Alison Lavendar (1:19:30), with Dionne Allen in third (1:20:31).
Registration for the 2018 Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon is open and you can link from our race details page.