Article: Jonathan White
The inaugural ‘Nantwich 10k Road Race’ will take place on Sunday 20th March 2022 at 9:30am. The race has been organised by Mike Stevens, Founder of Nantwich Running Club.
The route will take participants in a 10 kilometre (6.2 miles) loop on closed roads. The start is situated at the traffic lights on Water Lode opposite Nantwich Town Football Club. Competitors run along Water Lode and turn right into Chester Road towards St Mary’s Church in Acton. At the Church, turn left along Monks Lane towards and then left into Swanley Lane (continuing towards Ravensmoor).
The course then turns left into Dig Lane and left again into Raven’s Lane and back to Monks Lane. At the junction with Monks Lane, competitors then turn right and head back to Acton Church, and right again along Chester Road back down to the start line at Water Lode where they U-turn at the lights and head to Malbank High School. After a loop around the school car park, the race finishes on the Playing Fields off Water Lode.
The full route can be viewed online.
The event is eagerly anticipated and all running slots sold out in just three days, so no further places are available.
Each finisher will receive a specially designed medal and a goodie bag. There are also prizes for the Top 3 Male and Female finishers and several age-related awards, along with prizes for the top local finisher living within the CW5 post code area and the Under 20 winner.
Nantwich Running Club was launched in March 2021 by Willaston runner Mike Stevens and now has over 350 members.
Mike Stevens, Founder of Nantwich Running Club, said: “Nantwich Running Club is proud to host the first 10k Road Race for the town. We believe we’ve identified a great route and there’s a particularly strong field from all parts of the North West and Midlands. We encourage local residents to cheer on the competitors along the route.”
For further information see Nantwich Running Club.