Birchwood Cross Country


This race seems to take in all the bad bits of Birchwood Forest Park including a large pool! birchwood

So beware it can be very muddy; spikes or studs are probable best for this course.

The course is a four lap route and a total of 5¼ miles (8½k), as measured by GPS. The course is on grass and wooded trails, and crosses tarmac footpaths in several places. The bunkers are quite steep-sided and it is often wet and muddy.

How to get there

The race starts at:

  • The Ranger Centre, Birchwood Forest Park (off Moss Gate)

The Forest Park is a little under 1 mile from M62 J11.

  • From the J11 roundabout, go down the A574, Birchwood Way.
  • After a little over ½ mile, at the first roundabout take the first exit (left) onto the road called Moss Gate.
  • After about 300 yards, turn right at the roundabout into the Birchwood Forest Park public car park.


The course is the one used since 2008. The four lap route is approx 5¼ miles (8½k), as measured by GPS.



There is adequate parking next to the start field.


There are limited showers and toilets in the rangers hut.


The venue for refreshments is usually at Birchwood High School or next door at the tennis center.

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Past Results

21 February 2016

Pos Name Cat
26 Emma Davis F
34 Georgina Walker F40
55 Emma Nunnerley F35
68 Katy OConnor F50
73 Yasmin Hussain F40


Pos Name Cat
4 Jonathan Smith M
58 Stuart Berry M
60 Jim Dawson M50
74 Steve Davis M50
85 Michael Smith M50
136 Jamie Bradbury M
159 Jose Perez M40

The combined ladies team came 3rd and the men 5th.

22 February 2015


Pos Name Cat
27 Germaine Holmes F40
29 Georgina Walker F35
43 Emma Davis F
48 Alison Roberts F35


Pos Name Cat
27 Julian Dickinson M40
34 Paul Bagan M
41 Anthony Burke M40
50 Jim Dawson M50
61 Stuart Berry M
68 Chris Lees M45
79 Kieran Walshe M50
117 Jamie Bradbury M

The ladies and mens team both came 4th.

9 February 2014

Pos Name Cat
22 Jonathan Smith M
35 Jim Dawson M50
59 Julian Dickinson M40
91 Jamie Bradbury M
27 Georgina Walker F35
42 Janet Stanhope F50
45 Jen Murphy F

25 November 2012

Pos Name Cat
12 Jonathan Smith M
39 Jim Dawson M45
104 Tim Evans M55
106 Mark Hamill M45
45 Katy OConnor F50

There were 152 finishers. The combined Men’s team came 5th and the Ladies team came 6th.

4th March 2012

Pos Name Cat
8 Jonathan Smith M
31 Jim Dawson M45
44 Kieran Walshe M45
47 Anthony Burke M40
56 David Holmes M
74 Lee Hughes M
94 Mark Hamill M45

The combined ladies team was 1st, and the men were 5th.