Amberswood Trail 10k

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12/03/2013 at 20:14

Online registration now up and running for the Amberswood Trail 10k

Now in its third year and increasingly popular. Theres a licensed bar at race HQ!

12/03/2013 at 20:45

missed this last year owing to a race on the same day but reckon I'll get back to Wigan for this, heard good things.

12/03/2013 at 20:59

Good mix of a fast trail for the competitive runner and a low key friendly atmosphere for new runners.

Hope you make it seven: you'd hardly beleive you were in Wigan out on the trails round the lake!

Hopefully we'll have some summer weather this summer too...

30/04/2013 at 22:02

I did it last year it was great event around the trails and lake in Amberswood common. I'll be back this year.

02/05/2013 at 13:36

What time does this race start?

02/05/2013 at 21:47

The 2.5k fun run starts at 10:30 and the 10k goes off at 11:00am,

Registration opens from 9am but get those pre-entries in now!

Race date moved to June to avoid the mating locals.....the frogs!

03/05/2013 at 08:55

Are the French running?

03/05/2013 at 14:51


No International runners as yet Richard.

We had the event a little later last year but we discovered that it was a bit too close to Frog mating season. There were concerns from local wildlife experts that the lifespan of the newly emerged froglets could be greatly reduced by a couple of hundred runners tramping across their migration trails!

Not much fun for runners squishing baby frogs either!

If you are thinking of entering you need to "hop to it"...groan....


09/05/2013 at 15:40

sounds like you are all very eco friendly

10/05/2013 at 13:15

can i enter on the day?

13/05/2013 at 10:16


15/05/2013 at 22:51

Is it trail shoes, or can you do it in normal trainers.

19/05/2013 at 21:10

We went out for a recce of the course today and despite the recent tain its looking like you could get away with a road shoe if we have a few days of sun. Probably best to use a trail shoe if you have them though.

Entires on the day available but get your pre-entries into be sure. 

21/05/2013 at 14:48

are there decent showers available?

22/05/2013 at 21:22

hi, does anyone know if there's any memento handed out like a medal or t shirt, tempted to do this one and the fun run with my son

24/05/2013 at 12:20

medals for the kids completing the fun run i think

25/05/2013 at 10:35

i know the kids get a medal for the fun run,was just wondering about the main 10k race

25/05/2013 at 13:28

Is teh 10k just for kids? I only ask as it's my first event like this and was gonna try and keep teh Mrs occupied (and inspired to do more) in the fun run.. Not sure she'd be too happy running just with kids?



30/05/2013 at 17:21

Hi All

No medal or memento for the 10k this year in an attempt to keep the costs down. We are considering if runners would be prepared to see a small increase in entry fees for next year in return for a memento of some kind? Feedback via here welcome!

The 2.5k isnt just for kids! We do have a lot of youngsters doing it, but we already have some grown ups pre-entered! 

The 10k has a minimum age limit of 16 so definitely not kids.

On-line entry now closed but entry on the day available.

Its looking like a decent weekend weatherwise so perfect conditions for a trail run!

31/05/2013 at 12:53

Weather forecast looks fabulous for sunday in Wigan: Bright sunshine from 7am with a high of 14c. Trails should be in perfect condition for the races.

Hoping for as lovely day out amongst the greenery of Amberswood with the chance of a refreshing beverage back at race HQ!

Bar open throughout the day to keep race supporters happy, with a small kiddies play area for the little ones.

Forget the garden centre...BnQ can wait till another day! Get your running shoes on and come out to play!


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