Wizard 5

** Wizard 5 mile multi-terrain Race – Rescheduled – Tuesday 20th July 2021 – 7.00pm Start **

The rescheduled date is now Tuesday 20th July 2021  at 7pm, all other details unchanged.

The race is full and all current entries will be transferred automatically to the new date.  In addition there is the option to have a refund.

I am waiting on National Trust before I can progress this event.

For those already registered you should have received an eMail already.  If not .. this is what it said..

Dear Runner
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions we were not able to hold this event as originally scheduled.

I have now rescheduled the date for the race to: Tuesday 20th July 2021 at 7PM.

The race is already sold out. If you have an entry these are your options:

1. Do nothing – in this case your race entry will be automatically valid for the new date. We’ll all meet up on a sunny evening in late June, it will be lovely.
2. Transfer your entry to another runner. Login to your NiftyEntries account, select this event and use the [Transfer] button. This option is open until 2 days before the race.
3. Request a refund. Login to your NiftyEntries account, select this event and use the [Refund] button. You will receive 80% of your entry fee. This option is open until 1 week before the race. The difference covers the event costs incurred including the booking fee (unlike many other races our entry cost is inclusive of booking fee). You could of course instead sell your entry privately to another runner – in which case use 2. Transfer.

Obviously everyone’s plans are up in the air at the moment and of course we don’t know whether the further restrictions will be imposed. For this reason I suggest that most runners sit tight with option 1 for now. We are charged for transfers and these costs ultimately reduce the proceeds to the charity.

If the COVID-19 restrictions make the June 29th date impossible then we will consider other options. As an evening race we can’t push back too late into the year even if we bring forward the start time. If necessary the race will be deferred yet again to 2022.

I would like to thank our fantastic sponsors RunNorthWest and our hosts National Trust for their support. Also our First Aid supplier Events Medical Team who have been very understanding. It is a difficult time for all three of these organisations.


In the meantime stay safe and enjoy your training. We look forward to a return to normal life and enjoying a little race around the woods of Alderley.

Race Limit is 250


WRC members provide a number of volunteers for this race to ensure it runs smoothly and safely. Runners may also help beforehand and run the race too. An e-Mail from Andy is normally sent to all of us in the weeks beforehand to request volunteers.

The classic multi-terrain race around the footpaths and quiet lanes of Alderley Edge and Hare Hill.

Parking is very limited so please car share or jog / cycle from Alderley Edge train station. National Trust car park – free to runners  Nether Alderley SK10 4UB

Numbers collected on the night at Race HQ left of car park.


Online entry is via Nifty Entries – Enter here


To see a list of entries see the Start List here

Runners Guide can be viewed here

RESULTS for 2018

The results are at www.race-results.co.uk/results/2018/wizard18.htm (the same site which took on-line entries).

The Race, 2017

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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