Club entries for Wigan Trail 10k

Entries are flowing in fast for the 2017 edition of the Wigan Trail 10k race. We are currently 50/50 Club and non-club runners which is great as we always like a good mix of runners taking part. As usual we have a fairly equal mix of the sexes which seem to show we appeal to all!

One addition we made this year was to add additional prizes available to clubs that had more than 12 entries. The purpose of this was to both reward the support of other local clubs and make our race an attractive proposition to a Club’s Championship schedule. We are pleased to say it’s been popular and that so far two clubs have already met this criteria. St Helens Striders are just a whisker away, so any Striders out there if you manage to cajole a fellow club member to enter there’s a Club prize available for you guys too! The only question now is which club will have the largest number of entries!

Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners 20
Wesham Road Runners 19
St Helens Striders 11
Wigan & District Harriers & Ac 8
Liverpool Running Club 6

Please note as we need to have time to sort PIE logistics that entries will close slightly earlier on 1st May so don’t delay.

2017 Race details


2017 important dates

As 2016 is drawing to a close it’s an ideal time to remind everyone of some important dates in 2017. All these events are open to all club members, no selection required! 🏃🏻

Don’t forget we also have the last three Mid Lancs Cross Country events to come.

Saturday 28th January
Northern Cross Country Championships
Knowsley Safari Park.
£7 to enter.

Saturday 25th February
National Cross Country Championships
Nottingham Wollaton park
£7 to enter.

Contact Steve Nicholls to enter both of the above events.

Sunday 19th March
Wigan Half Marathon and 5k
If the buzz around town is half as good as the 10k then it will be another two cracking events. Sign up to be part of the Harriers massive!

Sunday 26th March
Northern Athletics 6 and 12 Stage Road Relays
Right on our doorstep…Haigh Hall.

Sunday 7th May
Wigan Trail 10k
Our very own race is back again, spread the word!
Marshal or race make sure you are there. 😊


Wigan Trail 10k ’16 Photos Part 1

We tried to capture images of all finishers of the 2016 Wigan Trail Race. Here are the first fifty, don’t worry the rest will come soon!

No problem with anyone copying, pasting and using elsewhere in their social media, race blogs or reports, just say something nice about the race if you can please! 😊 Just click on the photo you want and it will go full size, copy and paste to your desired location. We will continue to publish photos all week.


Wigan Trail 10k results 2016

Well most of the rain missed us and it was another successful Wigan Trail 10k race. Well done to our 140 finishers who did brilliantly on a warm humid morning. There were plenty of determined runners who secured excellent times.

Over the next few days there will be news reports and photos but for now here’s the important results. If you spot any omissions please let us know and we will try to amend. Once again thanks for your support, we can’t do it without you! 😊


Wigan Trail 10k race

This coming Sunday – 10th July at 10.30 am is the date for this year’s race. Pre entry for the race has closed but fear not the registration desk will be open at 9.00 am for issuing numbers and taking further entries.

We look forward to having another successful event on the runner friendly paths of Amberswood Nature Reserve, known as one of Wigan’s Greenhearts for good reason.

Come and join us!



Are you ready?

Wigan Trail 10k in it’s 5th year organised by Wigan Harriers is now open for entry.

Amberswood the setting for the race is known as one of Wigan’s Greenhearts so it should be no surprise to anyone what a fantastic area it is to run in, but surprised is what first timers often are. The ex mining land is now a blend of woodland, meadow and lakes which has developed into a very natural setting and is superb for running.


The majority of the race is on excellent tracks with the route taking in some of the fine woodland. What appeals to many runners is how good the tracks are to run on and helped by how flat the course is, it really helps produce some excellent times.


A water station is positioned halfway round the course run by some of our enthusiastic marshals.



The finish of the race is in front of the club house so an ideal spot for friends and family to watch the runners make the final dash for the line, cheering them home. They can then all enjoy a refreshing drink whilst the pies are baking in the oven. It’s usually a fantastic day for everyone.


We look forward to welcoming runners of all abilities to join at Amberswood and encourage you to pre-enter today.

For more details including how to enter please use this link.

Amberswood Family Fun Day

For those of you who enjoyed the splendid environment of the Amberswood Nature Reserve we bring you news of another super event held there this coming weekend by the friends of Amberswood.

Saturday 11th July

11am till 4pm

For more details please this link F o A FUN DAY 2015

Friends of Amberswood do an excellent job of helping maintain this wonderful Greenheart park in the middle of the Wigan borough. They also provide tremendous support to the Wigan Harriers 10k Trail race.