Road

Races Organised by West Cheshire A.C. (see our archive for comprehensive results)

Essar Chester Round the Walls
26th December 2018 @10:30
Race full; start list and waiting list here.
Runners’ information 2018 here.
Results for 2017 here. Photos (courtesy of John Jessop) here.
There is no longer a junior/ family fun run, just the main race.
The Essar Chester Round the Walls multi-terrain race is one of the oldest races in the UK, being an almost permanent Boxing Day fixture since its inception in 1972. Although changing almost every year due to weather and ongoing maintenance of the roman and medieval walls, the typical route is around 6.8km/ 4.25 miles, starting and finishing on the Roodee racecourse and including sections of the walls including the iconic Eastgate clock.

Essar Chester Spring 5
11th April 2018 @ 19:00.
Results here. Photos here.
Course map here ; interactive course map here, courtesy of Bryan Dale
Runners’ information 2018 here.
This accurately-measured 5-mile road race, first held in 1993, starts and finishes at the Cheshire County Sports Club playing fields. It follows gently undulating country lanes, and is generally downhill for the first 2 miles, before a short climb at halfway. Most of the last mile back to the finish on the playing fields is flat. Prior to slight amendments to the course in 2012, Peter Riley set the course record and fastest time in the UK for 2006, at 23:23.

Essar Guilden Sutton 10K (previously the “Sutton Six”)
16th September 2018 @ 11:00. Photos here and here.
Course map here; aerial view map here
Runners’ information 2018 here
2018 results here
This race began as a 6-miler in 1982, becoming a 10k in 1993. It starts on Belle Vue Lane with a 3.3k lap, followed by a longer lap which repeats the first 2k, heading out along lanes on an accurately-measured course around Guilden Sutton to finish at the village hall.

We also provide marshalling assistance for the Chester Half-marathon.

Other road events
Our road runners compete all year round, in the Borders League and Cheshire Grand Prix road race series, as well as in road relays and many open races. You can find these on the Fixtures page.

Endurance League
Since 2008,  we’ve organised an annual endurance league competition for West Cheshire AC’s senior and veteran runners, based on gaining points for participation in road, cross-country, multi-terrain and fell races over the calendar year, with an emphasis on club events. See here for an explanation of the league, and see near the foot of our archive page for previous years’ standings.

Women’s and men’s endurance league tables  as at the end of November 2018 are available, as is a list of races in which points were gained between January and June 2018, and up to the end of November 2018. See how you have improved since last month by comparing to women’s and men’s tables for September 2018.

Archive
For results of races past and present organised by West Cheshire A.C., as well as best annual road and parkrun times for club members and tables of our endurance league and one-off road running championship, visit our archive.

Age Group records
See here for a summary of age group records by WCAC members in (mostly) road events of at least one mile; see the Records page for individual records across all ages (please note: “Senior” records on the Records page denote overall age 21+ adult records including veterans, rather than just the 21-35 year Senior age band referred to in the attachments on this page). The progression of age group road records since the club was formed are available for female and male club members, based on results of these races.

For more information about road running, please get in touch.