The Alderley Edge bypass opened in 2010 after decades of local campaigning to relieve Alderley Edge and Nether Alderley of the heavy through traffic, particularly at peak times. To celebrate its completion, a 5-mile race was held. Organised by Wilmslow Running Club in conjunction with several local organisations, it was to be a one off event before the cars began to role. Run North West founder Andrew Whittingham ran in that 2010 event and loved the experience of a race on a closed road that seemed ideally suited to running. The event in July was a big success for a new race and attracted 875 entries. Repeat feedback was that it was a shame the road was too short for a 10k. So after the race, Andrew started to look at ways to turn the bypass 5 mile into a 10k. The answer was to start the race 400m off the bypass and so with an additional road closure approval we have achieved the wish of many of our participants.
Our very own Victoria Trudgill ran superbly, racing in her 1st 10k, Victoria has only been running since March so to finish in a super fast time of 53:13 is a remarkable achievement. Keep up the training and you never know a sub 50 may happen soon.
Well Done Victoria.