Wizard 5

Wizard 5 – 12 July 2018

The Wizard 5 race will take place as usual in July this year, on Thursday 12th at 7:30pm.

The Wizard is race of about 5 miles on roads, paths and trails around Alderley Edge, starting from the Wizard National Trust car-park.

Entries are now open.  Online entry is via the SportSoft site, or you can download an entry form here and return with a cheque.  The race normally sells out so it is unlikely there will be any entries available on the day.

Further information will be posted here nearer to the race date, or contact us for any queries, at Wizard5@wilmslowrunningclub.org.

The Race, 2017

wizard 5 2017 1000 x 450

A warm sunny afternoon promised good running conditions, and looming dark clouds at the race start did not dampen the proceedings.

241 runners set off on the challenging course.  The overall winner was Fraser MacDonald-Oulds (Chorlton) in the very creditable time of 28:02, followed very closely by Steve McCarron (Sale Harriers) and Rob Downs (Wilmslow).  The girls were led home by Diane McVey (Wilmslow), with second place going to Louisa Whittingham (Macclesfield) and third to Helen Murray (Knutsford Tri Club).

The race has always benefitted from strong club support and this year was no exception, with Chorlton Runners and Macclesfield Harriers fielding large teams, and Bramhall, Wilmslow, Lymm and Sandbach not far behind.  First men’s team was Wilmslow, followed by Macclesfield Harriers and South Cheshire Harriers.  For the women Chorlton Runners took top honours ahead of Macclesfield Harriers and Bramhall Runners.

Thanks are due to all the marshals from Stockport Cerebral Palsy Society, and all the helpers from Wilmslow, as well as the National Trust for permission to run around their excellent countryside, and Graham Fecitt for rapid results preparation.  Don Bullough took photographs at the event, which can be found on the Wilmslow Running Club Races facebook page.


Results are available at the Race-Results page.



Thanks to everyone who ran or helped at the Wizard 5, which went well attracting a near-record 246 competitors.

The full results are available on the race-results site, and Bryan Dale’s photographs of the event are on his  racephotos site (which also has some videos of the race).


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