RACE START TIME
The Watersons HALE 10K starts at 10:15am on Sunday 19th February 2023.
The start for the Ashley Hall 3k race is at 9:00am
TERMS & CONDITIONS
All entrants must abide by the race T&C’s. These can be read during the entry process which you need to agree to when registering.
Your race bib will be available at Ashley Hall, anytime from 8am on Sunday. Head to the Sensation Group gazebo next to the race finish line. Any questions, then please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org Please remember however, that close to the race we may not be able to reply.
Your friends and family can track you on the day for when you cross the start line, the 5km half way point and at the finish.
CLICK HERE for the tracker.
There is £1,500 in prize money, product prizes and a trophy to first man & first woman. Prizes are awarded to Open (1st, 2nd, 3rd), and winners of 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+, 75+ male & 35+, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+, 65+, 70+ female categories.
MEDALS & SUSTENANCE
All finishers receive a stunning race medal with bespoke lanyard. There is water & hydration drinks as well as banana’s & chocolate bars for all 10K finishers
All runners will be provided with a D-Tag timing chip located on the back of their running number, This will record your individual time from when you personally cross the start line to when you cross the finish line.
We welcome elite runners to apply for a free entry providing proof of an official 10k time within the last 2 years of under 32 minutes for Men and under 37 minutes for Women. Apply to email@example.com
Full results will be available shortly after completion of the race at https://my.raceresult.com/230974.
There will be a water station at 5km and at the finish.
PARKING AND THE START
Parking is strictly only available at Ashley Hall and is £3 per car when bought in advance when entering and £5 on the day. This money contributes to some of the costs for the extra trackway and parking staff booked in for 2023. The car park is where the race finishes and so your car will be in the perfect place for you after the race. The roads will be closed around Hale from 9:45am and parking will be limited or not available in most nearby roads.
The start is on South Downs Road and you will need to be there 10 minutes before the start gun which is at 10:15am.
South Downs Road, Hale, Greater Manchester, WA14 3HU
DIRECTIONS TO SOUTH DOWNS ROAD
THE 10K COURSE
It’s a fantastic fully closed road course with very little elevation gain. Starting on South Downs Road the race heads north west towards Bowdon Cricket & Hockey Club before turning right onto Marlborough Road, passing Altrincham Grammar and then turning right at the Bowdon traffic lights on Ashley Road.
The race then travels along Ashley Road, past the clock tower and over the railway heading straight down the road past all the shops and restaurants before heading out into the Ashley countryside. Just after 4km the route forks left down Castle Mill Lane, until a right turn down Back Lane just before 6km.
At the end of Back Lane the race turns right onto Tanyard Lane and left onto Castle Mill Lane again heading the opposite direction. This is where the lead runners will be visible to the main field of runners with the road split into 2. At the junction the route takes a left turn onto Cow Lane, following the road under the M56 and into Ashley village. At The Greyhound Pub the route goes right onto the Knutsford road, passing Ashley Station and then turning right into the South Gate of Ashley Hall.
The race then continues along the private lane all the way to Ashley Hall and the finish.
The event is run to the rules of UK Athletics
Minimum age for entry is 15 on the day of the race
Runners will not hold the race organiser responsible for any injury or loss
Registrants understand that the final decision for the commencement of the race to go ahead on the day is that of the race organisers “Sensation Group” only.
All registrants must agree to the race ‘Terms & Conditions’ when entering.
Thank you for your understanding and respect for the rules we’ve set, which are in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable time when attending the event.