Hollins Green 5k


Peter Lowe Memorial Hollins Green 5k Road Race

Sunday 23-Jun-2019

5k race at 10am (1k fun run at 10:45am)

This 5k road race is set in the pleasant surroundings of Hollins Green village, in the far east of Warrington, and was established in 2002.

It is a flat, fast course suitable for all capabilities.  The updated route was first used in 2015.

There is also a 1k fun run (adults and kids can enter this!) after the main 5k race so you can include all the family.

This will be one of the most scenic 5k road races for miles around in addition to being excellent value for money!

You could also save a few pounds by entering the race as part of the "North Cheshire 5k Grand Prix" series of 5k races.  You get 5 races for the price of 4.

The Hollins Green 5k is the final race in the 5k series.  Click here for more information on the 5k series.

The 5k race is run under UK Athletics Rules, UKA Race Licence 2019-35052.  The minimum age for runners is 12 years old on race day.

How to enter

Pre-entry is online only.

There is a race limit of 400.  

With your race number, you will receive a race information sheet which includes a race location map and other race details.  If you want to download a copy of this, please click here.

Series entry:  The race can also be entered as part of the North Cheshire 5k Grand Prix series of races.  Series entry is available only until the start of the Birchwood Brook 5k (race 2 of the series).

Enter the Hollins Green 5k online

Online entry

Online race entry is via BookitZone – click here.  In addition to the race entry fee, there is a small online processing fee (but you don't have to buy any stamps).

Online entryPlease note that numbers will not be posted out for online entries.  Please collect them on the day from Race HQ.

The closing date for online pre-entries is 18-Jun-2019.

Postal entry

There is no Postal Entry option

Entry on the day

Entry on the day will be available subject to the race limit at a £2 surcharge.

If you want to enter on the day, please try to arrive early as it can get very busy in Race HQ.  It would help if you could bring a completed race entry form and the right money (or a cheque).

Start times

The 5k race will start promptly at 10am.

The fun run will start no earlier than 10:45am.


Race HQ (including entries on the day) is at the Community Centre (details on the right of this page). 

There are toilets and limited changing facilities at the Community Centre.

We are unable to offer facilities to store bags or valuables.

Car parking

Parking is available behind the Community Centre and on local roads in the village.  Parking in the village is limited and it would be appreciated if you could share cars if possible.

Please park responsibly, showing respect for the local residents.  Thank you.

Race Route

To see the 5k race route, click on the small map on this page.

The race route was first used in 2015.  The race starts & finishes in the centre of the village close to the Black Swan pub and the Village Cross.

It heads out along quiet country lanes towards Glazebrook for about 1.7k.  There is then a loop of about 1.6k at the furthest end near Glazebrook railway station before returning along the outbound route to Hollins Green.  The finish is in centre of the village, near to the start.

The 5k route has been accurately measured by an accredited course measurer.  The fun run is approx 1k (not accurately measured).

Refund policy

Entry fees are not refundable in the unlikely event of cancellation in exceptional circumstances (e.g. weather).

If you have entered the race and are unable to run for whatever reason, like most races we are unable to offer refunds.  Also, we are not able to defer your race entry to the following year.

However we do allow you to transfer your race entry to another runner.

Transfer Of Race Entries

Spectrum Striders will allow runners to transfer their race number to another runner provided they submit a completed entry form which is clearly marked:

"Transfer runner number XXXX from previous runner "

Please give as many details of the previous runner as possible; including "age on race day" and sex. We want to make absolutely sure we transfer the entry from the right person. The entry form for the new runner MUST be completed as normal with age, sex etc.

We would much prefer all changes to get to us before the closing date, but we will accept changes on the day at Race HQ.  If you want to do this, please arrive early!

We will not charge a transfer fee to do this unless we incur a cost. We want to see the right names against the runners in the results.


Race results are usually available to view at Race HQ after the prize presentation.  We aim to have results available to view on this web site on the evening of the race.


We offer prizes to the first three finishers as well as to veteran categories and the men's and women's teams.  Under normal circumstances, we aim to have the prize presentation before 6pm, so long as there are no major problems in producing the race results.

Race information

With your race number, you should have received a race information sheet

If you need any information about the race that you cannot find on the sheet or on this web page, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with details of your query.

5k series - sponsor

Many thanks to
our 5k series sponsor

 Westbrook Carpets & Laminates


The runbritain web site is run by UK Athletics.  Site has lots of info on road training and racing.

Hollins Green 5k - Race HQ

Community Centre
opposite Black Swan pub
Manchester Road
Hollins Green

Hollins Green 5k - race route

Hollins Green 5k - course records

Male:  15:53  (2015)
Gavin Tomlinson (Trafford AC)

Female:  18:26  (2015)
Diane McVey (Wilmslow RC)

Please note that the course was changed substantially in 2015.

Hollins Green 5k - past winners & race statistics

 Male winner Club Time  Female winner Club Time Finishers Last finisher
 Tom Charles
 Trafford AC
 15:44  Carol Parsons
 Ellesmere Port RC
 18:16 136 36:13
 Chris Stanford Warrington Tri 16:31  Kerry Marchant
 Newcastle Staffs AC 18:42 150 37:08
 2017 Liam Burthem Liverpool Harriers 16:02  Rachel Friend Leeds City 20:31 130 39:17
 2016 Christian Prior
 Salford Harriers
 16:03  Lisa Craig
 Altrincham & DAC
 18:29 229 45:00
 2015 Gavin Tomlinson
 Trafford AC
 15:53  Diane McVey
 Wilmslow RC
 18:26 170 39:21
 2014 Martin Swensson Penny Lane Striders 15:59  Diane McVey Wilmslow RC 18:18 133 38:27
 2013 Matthew Shaw
 Salford Harriers
 15:38  Diane McVey
 Wilmslow RC
 17:57 226 33:43
 2012 Liam Renton
 Warrington AC
 15:42  Louise Blizzard
 Belgrave Harriers 18:06 269 34:26
 2011 Paul Martelletti Victoria Park Harriers  14:54  Louisa Thompson Leigh Harriers & AC 18:00 203 37:20
 2010 Damian Nicholls Wilmslow RC 15:18  Liz Whitfield Spectrum Striders RC 18:32 245 33:57
 2009 Gareth Booth Horwich RMI Harriers & AC
 16:17  Heather Timmins Warrington AC 18:08 193 30:59
 2008 Damian Nicholls Wilmslow RC 15:43  Candice Taylor Clayton-le-Moors Harriers 17:40 231 34:48
 2007 Tarus Elly Salford Harriers & AC
 15:31  Olivia Walwyn City of Norwich AC 17:18 189 39:10
 2006 Tarus Elly Salford Harriers & AC
 15:12  Jennifer Smith Warrington AC 18:03 158 38:40
 2005 Paul Howarth Wirral AC 15:07  Nicky Archer Vale Royal AC 18:31 162 38:24
 2004 Richard Ward Belgrave Harriers 14:56  Lisa Heyes Horwich RMI Harriers & AC
 17:49 139 46:00
 2003 Richard Ward Belgrave Harriers 15:06  Alexia Hamilton-Morris Wrexham AC 18:46 125 32:45
 2002 Nick Jones Tipton Harriers 15:28  Jackie Thorn Vale Royal AC 19:10 101 38:40

Course records are shown in bold type[Please note that the course changed substantially in 2015.]

Team winners

 Year Male Team Female Team
 2017 Lymm Runners Spectrum Striders RC
 2016 South Cheshire Harriers
 Spectrum Striders RC
 2015 Spectrum Striders RC
 Wilmslow RC
 2014 Sale Harriers Manchester
 Lymm Runners
 2013 Warrington AC
 Wilmslow RC
 2012 Vale Royal AC
 Vale Royal AC
 2011 Warrington AC Spectrum Striders RC
 2010 Wilmslow RC Vale Royal AC
 2009 Altrincham & District AC Spectrum Striders RC
 2008 Macclesfield Harriers AC Macclesfield Harriers AC
 2007 Altrincham & District AC Spectrum Striders RC
 2006 Manchester Harriers & AC
 Warrington AC
 2005 Army Athletics Association Vale Royal AC
 2004 Warrington AC Vale Royal AC
 2003 Warrington AC Spectrum Striders RC
 2002 Wigan Phoenix RC Spectrum Striders RC