Even with organisers twice upping the entry limit to this year’s race, the Wilmslow Festive 10K is closing in on a sell-out. In what looks likely to be one of the fastest (and most popular) 10ks of the festive season, the Run North West event is set reach 4000 registrants soon, and any prospective entrants are being encouraged to register before the final places are snapped up.
As organisers encouraged those to move swiftly to secure a place, they also provided a sneak peak of the bling on offer. As the image shows, finishers at this year’s 10k are in for a treat with a suitably sparkly medal.
This year’s competitors will start in Wilmslow town centre then heading out into the surrounding countryside. The point-to-point course moves out of Wilmslow, along Knutsford Road before heading back round to Burleyhurst Lane and finishing on Mobberly Road.
In addition to kickstarting the festive feel for those taking part, the Wilmslow Festive 10K offers a fantastic opportunity for a late season PB. 2017 saw a series of extremely quick times, including a second successive victory for Cardiff's Matthew Clowes, who defended his title with victory in 29:46. Blackburn Harriers' Ben Fish took second in 30:35 and Chris Arthur third (30:54).
Clayton-Le-Moors' Laura Hesketh set a PB of 34:28 en route to victory in the women's competition, with Katy Hedgethorne (34:45) and Gemma Connolly (35:52) in second and third respectively.
To enter the Wilmslow Festive 10K visit Run North West’s website here.