Watersons HALE 10K
Altrincham, CheshireSouth Downs Road, Altrincham, WA14 3, United Kingdom
Sun 19th February 2023
Starting at 10:15
£10.00 - £25.00
The course is superb, starting in Hale and leading through the center of the thriving village before heading out to Ashley, along the picturesque country lanes, and finishing in the grounds of the magnificent Ashley Hall.
There is also the ASHLEY 3K race too in the grounds of Ashley Hall for the younger runners or those who prefer a shorter distance, an hour before the 10K.
Standard Entry When No Affiliation to a Running Club
Entry When Affiliated to a Running Club
Ashley Hall 3K
Part Road, Part Grass
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+, 50+ and 60+ male & 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.
Full results will be available shortly after completion of the race.
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.
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.
- Bespoke Medal
- Chip Timing
- Water station
- Music & Race MC
- £1,500 Prize Pot
- Proceeds to The Toy Appeal
How to Get There
Driving to the official car park (and finish line) at Ashley Hall, Ashley Rd, Ashley, Altrincham WA14 3QA
It’s a fantastic 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.
What time does the race start?
3K starts at 9:00am and 10K starts at 10:15am
Are the races fully closed to traffic?
Yes, the 10K has a full road closure and the 3K is on the grounds of Ashley Hall.
Is the 10K course exactly 10K?
Yes, the course has a certificate of Accuracey reference 22/035
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