The Wilmslow 10K is celebrating its 40th anniversary of running. Around 5,000 runners gathered at the starting line, filled with excitement as the sun rose over Wilmslow. The Waters Wilmslow Running Festival has a reputation for offering a flat and fast terrain, making it a must for anyone chasing a personal best. It’s also an ultimate warm-up for those who have their sights set on the London Marathon.

I led the pre-race warm-up with Lucy and Sophie, guiding runners through dynamic stretches and energising exercises to get them pumped up for the challenge ahead. The race began at 9:30 a.m. with Jonny Mellor on the starting gun. The course was closed country roads which split around mile 4 for the 10km and half-marathon route, before finishing back near Wilmslow Rugby Club. There were a couple of water stations on the route, and more importantly, there was a real friendly atmosphere throughout the race.

After 45 minutes of warm-up, I looked forward to a relaxed hour-long run. Along the way, I offered some mid-race motivation and chatted with determined ladies near mile 5, who achieved their goal. Approaching the finish, I was amazed by the speed of the half-marathon winner who flew by me to the finish!

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this super friendly race!

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time racer, the Wilmslow Running Festival promises an unforgettable experience.

Ready to lace up? Secure your spot at the Wilmslow Running Festival! For more details and to sign up click here!

Race Breakdown:

  • Entry Fee: Fun Run: £6 / 1oK: from £20 / Half Marathon from £29 (early bird prices)
  • 3 car parks – but get there easly as they fill up fast!
  • Closed Roads
  • Medal / Water / Protein bar at finish – T-shirts optional extra
  • Free photos
  • Plenty of toilets at the start!
  • Extremely friendly atmosphere