Wigan Harriers are delighted to confirm that the highly rated Amberswood trail event will take place again in 2013. After such well supported races over both 10k and 2.5k in 2012, the Wigan club have set Sunday June 2nd as the date for this years’ run.
The event takes place around the Greenheart tracks and trails of Amberswood on the outskirts of Wigan, (between Spring View and Hindley). This beautifully reclaimed site offers a mix of firm packed lakeside paths, meadow crossings and a splash of mud here and there!
There will be a 2.5k fun run for youngsters and those new to running off road, followed by the hugely popular 2 lap 10k run for all abilities. Pencil the date in your running diaries and check back here for further details and entry forms in the next month.
Amberswood 2012 Race Report
Video of last years event:
Pre-race entries for this weekends’ Amberswood trail runs have exceeded all expectations, leading to a bumper order of pies and peas for those who got their entres in early! The demand has reflected the burgeoning interest in off road and trail events in the UK and we look forward to a good atmosphere with so many runners lined up to take part.
Wigan Harriers are welcoming entires on the day for both the 10k and 2.5k trail runs at Hindley this weekend. Registration starts from 9.30am with the 2.5k fun run scheduled to begin at 10.30am. Medals will be awarded the all 2.5k finishers, whilst 10k runners will recieve a Sweatshop discount voucher to reward their efforts.
Wigan Harriers marshalls are hoping to photograph as much of the event as possible and we will be announcing how and where you can download your free pics afterwards, (so remember to smile at every camera you see!)
There are shower and changing facilities for those who want to freshen up after the race, but the weather forecast is promising us a dry day on Sunday. Its looking like we will have ideal conditions for both experienced runners and those tackling their first off road event!
We look forward to seeing you all there.