Alsager 5 2023
winner of Alsager 5 2013
I have run the race a few times when I was up and coming and it was a brilliant stepping stone for me particularly at the beginning of 2013 when I was coming back from an injury.. In my mind it was always a presigious race I wanted to win and finally pulled it off that year by 1 sec!..This gave me huge confidence for the cross country season ahead.. It is and a good grounding for elite club runners wanting to make the step to international level with it being flat and fast honest course.
Stone Running Club
Alsager 5 was my first race of this distance so I took the option of a pacer; a couple of miles in I realised what a great course it was for a good time so I decided to speed up. The support was amazing and I was really spurred on with the friendliness (my stripy socks were commented on a lot!) and encouragement. Ended a fantastic race with a dramatic sprint finish and fully intend to return this year and smash my previous time!
Boalloy Running Club
Brilliant race to start the year, this flat and fast course gives you a great chance of a PB and it always attracts a very strong field.
Newcastle AC Running Club
Fantastic course that was made with pb times in mind! Its flat and fast with fantastic organisation and a top class field to race against. A race you don't want to miss!