The race start/finish is at the Manchester University Playing Fields:Willenhall Road
The women's race starts at 1:30pm and is one small lap followed by two large laps (ABCD -> BCDEFGHIJ -> BCDEFGHIJ -> Finish)!
The men's race starts at 2:30pm and is one small lap followed by three large laps (ABCD -> BCDEFGHIJ -> BCDEFGHIJ -> BCDEFGHIJ -> Finish).
If you ran at Heaton Park and/or Boggart Hole Clough, remember to bring your race number along with you! Otherwise, you can collect you race number from a member of the committee before the race.
Remember to keep your race number safe - you will need the same number for all Manchester Area League events this winter!
No entries on the day
The Manchester Area League are no longer accepting entries on the day of the event - if you haven't signed up for our cross country championships this year but want to take part, please get in touch!
There is plenty of car parking at the venue, however please do not park on the narrow access road.
The best postcode to use for "Sat Navs" is M23 0BD, however be careful to access the venue using the route described below through Northern Moor - don't use the bus lane off Princess Parkway. (Having done this once in his youth, your correspondent was once pulled over for a chat with a police officer!)
From the M60, leave at junction 5 and join the A5103 (Princess Parkway) southbound (signs to Wythenshawe). Immediately leave the A5103 to join the B5167. On leaving turn right (this will take you under the A5103) onto the B5167 (Wythenshawe Road).
To get to the sports ground from Wythenshawe Road (B5167) turn left/right coming from the west/east (if you have just left the A5103 it’s a right turn) onto Sale Road (B5166). Take a right off Sale Road onto Yewtree Lane and then left onto Willenhall Road. Continue along Willenhall Road under the motorway. Negotiate a sharp left turn after the motorway underpass and continue along the road to reach the parking area and pavilion.
It is about a 15 minute walk to the start/finish area. From the tram stop, head back to Sale Road, cross over and then turn right, heading east. Turn left up Fellpark Road (fourth turn on the left - the road splits around a small semi-circular green), then head to the end of Fellpark Road. Cross over the motorway on the footbridge, then turn right to get to the start area.
It is about a 10 minute walk to the start/finish area. From the bus stop, cross over and continue along Sale Road and take the first right up Fellpark Road. Head to the end of Fellpark Road. Cross over the motorway on the footbridge, then turn right to get to the start area.
More information for the race is available from the Manchester Area Cross Country League website.