(P.S don't forget the fun run!)
Yes folks, it's "O-Lymm-pic" year in 2012 and the team at Lymm.com are holding the inaugural Lymm.com 10K race. It's scheduled for Sunday 15th April 2012 and Lymm High School have kindly offered the school facilities for the day. There will also be the opportunity to look at what Lymm Leisure Centre has to offer. Spectators and runners will arrive to the welcoming smell of bacon and sausage sandwiches freshly cooked by the local scout group. If you fancy something slightly different why not try the hog roast, hot dogs or BBQ. For those who fancy a bit of spice in their life there is even a touch of Thai. For lovers of fine coffee you can finish off the meal with a warming cup of "Starbucks". For the kids we will try to invite Mr Whippy.
The fun starts at 9.15am with "Wolfie" of Warrington Wolves and "Sharkie" of Sale Sharks starting the Lymm.com 1 Mile Fun Run, open to all ages (come on granddad, take the grand kids for a jog). It's a fun run NOT a race and ALL entrants will receive a Lymm.com fun run medal. The main event, limited to 750 runners, starts at 10am prompt. For the serious runners there are cash prizes up for grabs. M/F 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Male/Female veterans, 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Male/Female Teams of 4. Goody bags are planned for all runners of the main event.
Please click here find out more and to enter the race, or please use the buttons below.
Entries are already flooding in, so please don't hesitate to enter.
If you don't know Lymm don't worry as the roads will be closed and the route will be well signed and marshalled. If you know Lymm, the race starts with a clockwise lap and a half of Lymm High School playing fields. Leaving the school on the second lap at the gate keepers lodge, turn right into Oughtrington Lane and immediately left down Longbutt Lane. At the bottom of Longbutt Lane turn left into Pepper Street, right at Grove Rise and right onto Rosebank. Along Rosebank take the second on the right and back up to Pepper Street. Turn left along Pepper Street and the bridle path emerging onto Oughtrington Lane. Turn right up Oughtrington, passing the half way mark, watering station and St Peters Church. At the junction of Longbutt Lane turn right and complete a second lap back down Longbutt Lane. Passing St Peters for the second time continue straight on, returning into the school ground at the gate keepers lodge. All that is left is half a clockwise lap around the school fields to the finishing line, a big cheer, and, an official race time "chipped" and supplied by TDL.
If you have any ideas or suggestions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We want it to be a FUN day. Let the countdown begin!
As we turn the corner into 2012 we start to look forward to warmer weather and the start of a new racing calender. Please view the Mad Dog website for details of another local North West race. It's extremely popular, well organised run with 97% of Runners World members rating it as a "Top Event". It's planned for Sunday 12th February 2012 and applications are being taken now!