Following a hugely successful introduction to the circuit last year, entries for the 2017 Wilmslow Festive 10K are already filling fast with 1500 runners already signed up for the race on Sunday 26 November. While signing up early for a festive 10k might seem a bit hasty, it looks likely this popular 10k will post another sell-out event.
Organised by Wilmslow-based race promoters, Runnorthwest, the point-to-point course departs from the centre of Wilmslow and finishes at the same location as the popular Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon. Runners embark on a scenic route that moves out of Wilmslow, along Knutsford Road before looping back round to Burleyhurst Lane and a finish on Sandy Lane.
With a series of fast times posted last year, the course clearly offers a strong prospect of a winter PB. Last year's Cardiff’s Matt Clowes set the pace with an impressive victory in 29:55, with Liverpool Harriers’ Daniel Cliffe second (30:07) and Matt Bond (30:10) of Sale Harriers a close third.
Faye Fullerton ran a season’s best to lead the women home in 34:27, with Charnwood athlete Jane Potter following closely in 34:31. Liverpool Pembroke and Sefton’s Kirsty Longley rounded off the top trio of female performers in 35:44.
Entries for the Wilmslow Festive 10K are priced at £19, £17 for affiliated runners. More information is available here.