Burtonwood 5 Mile - directions

View race venue & route in Google Maps

View race venue & route in Google Maps

Race Venue

Burtonwood Community Centre
Off Chapel Lane

Note change of venue from previous years.

Burtonwood 5 Mile - route

View the Burtonwood 5 Mile Road Race route

Burtonwood 5 Mile Road Race

Race now cancelledAfter 9 years of running the race without incident, the local council imposed the requirement on the organisers to have road closures.

This means that unfortunately the road race and fun run has now been permanently cancelled following the last race in 2013.

Thanks to all runners and helpers for their support in the past.

2012 race start

The Burtonwood 5 Mile Road race was run from 2005 to 2013.  The race was run on an accurately measured 5 mile road course on country lanes in & around Burtonwood.

There was also a fun run which was approximately 1.8 miles (not accurately measured).

The 5 mile race was run under UK Athletics Rules.  The minimum age for runners was 15 years old on race day. 

The race was organised by Burtonwood Bridge ARLFC, assisted by Spectrum Striders Running Club.

Veteran's categories were in 10 year age bands, up to 55 for women and 60 for men.

Race venue

Race HQ:  The Bridge Inn, Burtonwood, Warrington, Cheshire.  [This pub no longer exists.]

Race Route

The race started and finished at the Burtonwood Bridge Inn and the race route was on country lanes in & around the area of Burtonwood.

It had a first lap of about 2¼ miles which came back past the pub, followed by a second lap of about 2¾ miles.  Both laps were anti-clockwise.

To see the race route, click on the small map to the left.

2009 race


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

Course records

Male:  25:12 (2009)
Daniel Cliffe (Warrington AC)

  29:39 (2012)
Louise Blizzard (Belgrave Harriers)

Race results

2013 Race results
2012 Race results
2011 Race results
2010 Race results
2009 Race results
2008 Race results
2007 Race results
2006 Race results
2005 Race results

Burtonwood 5 Mile - past winners & race statistics

 Year Male winner Club Time Female winner Club Time Finishers Last finisher
 2013 Matthew Smith
 South Cheshire Harriers
 26:54 Diane McVey
 Wilmslow RC
 30:01 234 59:07
 2012 Daniel Bradford
 Shettleston Harriers 25:50 Louise Blizzard
 Belgrave Harriers
 29:38 146
 2011 Daniel Cliffe Liverpool Harriers 25:32 Liz Whitfield Spectrum Striders RC 30:25 107 54:50
 2010 John Ashcroft St Helens Sutton AC 26:52 Nabilah Salihi Spectrum Striders RC 31:19 117 49:51
 2009 Daniel Cliffe Warrington AC 25:12 Nicola Bird Ellesmere Port RC 30:14 145 58:34
 *2008 Paul Sankey Liverpool RC *24:15 Jayne Taylor Wigan Phoenix RC
 *29:01 134 49:20
 2007 Mike Hatch Sale Harriers Manchester 27:01 Sue Hool Hoad Hill Harriers 31:40 120 59:34
 2006 Gerry Healy unattached 25:40 Debra Jones Wigan Phoenix RC
 31:14 70 54:19
 2005 Nick Jones Salford Harriers & AC 25:15 Alison Hartopp Macclesfield Harriers AC
 31:21 54 76:46

* The runners followed a short course in 2008, approx. 4.6 miles.

Course record holders are shown in italics.

Team winners 

 Year Male team Female team
 2013 South Cheshire Harriers
 Wilmslow RC
 2012 Spectrum Striders RC Spectrum Striders RC
 2011 St Helens Sutton AC Spectrum Striders RC
 2010 Warrington AC Spectrum Striders RC
 2009 Spectrum Striders RC Spectrum Striders RC
 2008 Spectrum Striders RC Spectrum Striders RC
 2007 Ellesmere Port RC (no teams)
 2006 Salford Harriers & AC
 Spectrum Striders RC
 2005 Spectrum Striders RC (no teams)