Wizard 5

The Wizard 5 mile multi-terrain race Tuesday July 9th 2019 at 19:30

The race is sponsored by RunNorthWest and our hosts the National Trust

The Race is Now Full


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.  All race proceeds are donated to charity.  This year we are supporting Stockport Cerebral Palsy

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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