Wilmslow Half Marathon

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Wilmslow Half Marathon
DateSunday March 15th 2020
LocationWilmslow
Event typeRoad
DistanceHalf marathon
Established1984; 37 years ago (1984)
Course records1:01:52 (men)
1:11:41 (women)
Official sitehttps://wilmslowrunningfestival.org.uk/

The Wilmslow Half Marathon is an annual half marathon road running race, established in 1984 and usually run in March as part of the Wilmslow Running Festival.[1]

Course[edit]

The race starts to the west of Wilmslow, Cheshire and to the south of Manchester Airport. The course is a single loop and runs through the villages of Morley, Cheshire and Mobberley, finishing near the start.[2] It uses country lanes, which are closed to traffic. It has been described as a 'beautiful Cheshire countryside course that is both fast and flat - a PB course!'[citation needed]

The course was remeasured in 2016 as the same measuring equipment had been used that incorrectly measured the Greater Manchester Marathon.[3]

In 2019, the Wilmslow Half Marathon became part of 'Wilmslow Running Festival' and also included a 10k and Fun Run race.

Incidents[edit]

The 2018 edition of the event had to be cancelled due to bad weather.[4] It was rearranged to June.

Recent winners[edit]

Key:   Course record

Edition Year Date Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
35 2019 24 Mar  Nigel Martin (GBR) 1:05:27  Julie Briscoe (GBR) 1:17:04
34 2018 24 Jun[4]  Mohammad Abu-Rezeq (JOR)[5] 1:06:44  Sarah Lowery (GBR) 1:20:12
33 2017 19 Mar  Mohammad Abu-Rezeq (JOR)[5] 1:06:27  Fanni Gyurko (HUN) 1:18:11
32 2016 3 Apr  Josephat Kipkemoi (KEN) 1:04:59  Teresiah Omosa (KEN) 1:14:49
31 2015 22 Mar  Benjamin Siwa (UGA) 1:04:57  Parendis Lekapana (KEN) 1:11:41
30 2014 23 Mar  Mohammad Abu-Rezeq (JOR)[5] 1:06:01  Julie Briscoe (GBR)[6] 1:15:28
29 2013 24 Mar  Joe MacDonald (GBR) 1:04:54  Julie Briscoe (GBR)[6] 1:15:15
28 2012 25 Mar  Antony Ford (GBR) 1:04:54  Catherine Ansell (GBR) 1:16:53
27 2011 27 Mar  Jean-Berchmans Ndayisenga (BDI) 1:04:24  Julie Briscoe (GBR)[6] 1:13:29
26 2010 28 Mar  Andi Jones (GBR) 1:04:45  Michelle Ross-Cope (GBR)[7] 1:12:02
25 2009 29 Mar  Mark Miles (GBR) 1:04:11  Michelle Ross-Cope (GBR)[7] 1:12:35
24 2008 30 Mar  Gareth Raven (GBR) 1:06:29  Michelle Ross-Cope (GBR)[7] 1:12:50
23 2007 25 Mar  Tomas Abyu (GBR) 1:04:24  Michelle Ross-Cope (GBR)[7] 1:12:43
22 2006 19 Mar  Andrew Norman (GBR) 1:05:54  Pauline Powell (GBR) 1:16:15
21 2005 20 Mar  Tomas Abyu (GBR) 1:06:11  Sarah Willimott (GBR) 1:18:26
20 2004 21 Mar  Isaac Macharia (KEN) 1:01:52[8]  Hawa Hussein (TAN) 1:13:29
19 2003 23 Mar  Julius Kibet Koskei (KEN) 1:02:23  Yelena Burykina (RUS) 1:12:44
18 2002 24 Mar  Michael Kosgei Rotich (KEN) 1:02:57  Yelena Burykina (RUS) 1:13:33
2001 No Race
17 2000 26 Mar  Nicholas Jones (GBR) 1:03:51  Elizabeth Allott (GBR) 1:13:40
16 1999 28 Mar  Nicholas Jones (GBR) 1:04:00  Heather Heasman (GBR) 1:17:00
15 1998 29 Mar  Ian Hudspith (GBR) 1:04:22  Heather Heasman (GBR) 1:15:59
14 1997 23 Mar  Bashir Hussain (GBR) 1:05:52  Catherine Shum (IRL) 1:15:23
13 1996 31 Mar  Eamonn Martin (GBR) 1:04:32  Suzanne Rigg (GBR) 1:12:32
12 1995 19 Mar  Andrew Green (GBR) 1:04:39  Carol Holmes (GBR) 1:16:58
11 1994 27 Mar  Andrew Green (GBR) 1:04:51  Suzanne Rigg (GBR) 1:14:48
10 1993 28 Mar  Bashir Hussain (GBR) 1:05:28  Anne Cartwright (GBR) 1:21:36
9 1992 29 Mar  Karl Harrison (GBR) 1:06:23  Suzanne Rigg (GBR) 1:13:42
8 1991 14 Apr  L Dunn (GBR) 1:06:37  Liz Hardley (GBR) 1:25:14
7 1990 1 Apr  Roger Brewster (GBR) 1:06:10  Linda Rushmere (GBR) 1:15:26
6 1989 3 Apr  Tony O'Kell (GBR) 1:06:51  SS Drehan (GBR) 1:20:15
5 1988 30 Mar  Dave Locke (GBR) 1:06:10  Frances Crozier (GBR) 1:19:19
4 1987 29 Mar  Stephen Forster (GBR) 1:04:58  Bronwen Cardy (GBR) 1:15:31
3 1986 6 Apr  Steve Anders (GBR) 1:04:16  C Harkin (GBR) 1:17:03
2 1985 31 Mar  Steve Anders (GBR) 1:05:21  Susan Catterall (GBR) 1:22:28
1 1984 4 Apr  P Shaw (GBR) 1:08:41  CL Modrat (GBR) 1:26:57

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wilmslow: Race series detail". ARRS. ARRS. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Locations and Race Route". Wilmslow Half Marathon. Wilmslow Half Marathon. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  3. ^ Todd Fitzgerald (11 May 2016). "More misery for runners as 33 north west races are now under investigation for being 'too short'". Manchester Evening News. Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b Carly Read (18 Mar 2018). "Reading, Wilmslow & Brentwood Half Marathon races CANCELLED as UK snow worse than forecast". Express. Express. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Abu-Rezeq at Power of 10
  6. ^ a b c Briscoe at Power of 10
  7. ^ a b c d Ross-Cope at Power of 10
  8. ^ "Half-marathon is total triumph". Macclesfield express. Macclesfield express. 24 March 2004. Retrieved 3 January 2018.