Sutton Six runs
Sutton Six 10K and Fun Run Sunday September
Sutton Six races are usually held on the traditional 3rd Sunday of the month. There will be the usual two races, the 10 Km race and the Fun Run (c. 2.5 Km). Courses are the same as in previous years.
The 10K starts in Belle Vue Lane opposite Middlecroft, does a loop of Guilden Sutton Lane/Hare Lane/Belle Vue Lane coming back past the start point and then heading out again down Guilden Sutton Lane/Hare Lane down to the Vets on the A51 and then down the wide pavement all the way down to Wicker lane, to come back into the village and finish at the Village Hall. Race start time will be 11:00.
We will again be using chip timing (now a feature of all our races except fun runs). This will give you your result within minutes of the finish of the race via email.
At 12:15 the Fun Run will start in Hilltop Road. This goes out via Arrowcroft Road, turning left on the pavement along School Lane up to Oaklands. Running all the way around Oaklands, back out to School Lane and then round once more before turning into Hilltop Road to get back to the finish at the Village Hall. Entry to the Fun Run is on the day only at the Village Hall ( £3), from about 09:00, and there will be an award to all finishers.
This year the local council’s Safety Advisory Group have requested that in addition to the short term road closures in Belle Vue Lane and Middlecroft we need to implement a full road closure of Wicker Lane from the A51 junction up to but not including the entrance to The Byatts. Wicker Lane from The Byatts junction towards the village will remain fully open. This new closure will be timed to cover runners entering and leaving this section of Wicker Lane. It is anticipated that the closure will be implemented from about 11:20 until about 11:45. If we can close the road later and open again early we will do so. We will publish full details of the proposed road closure nearer the time. In addition to this we will have the now traditional temporary road closure to cover the start of the 10K race in Belle Vue Lane. We will need to put this road closure in place on Belle Vue Lane for about 10 minutes, i.e. from approx. 10:50 to 11:00, whilst the runners are moved to the start location and the race is started. This closure be from the junction with School Lane down to about 75 metres past Middlecroft. Middlecroft itself will also have a road closure but only from the junction with Belle Vue Lane up to the first houses. This will be used as an assembly area for the runners prior to the start. Middlecroft and all the houses in it will remain accessible at all times from the Oaklands end. We apologise in advance for any short term disruption but hope that local residents will bear with us for the short period whilst we get the race underway and then safely through Wicker Lane.
Andy Carter and Richard Batterham
West Cheshire AC
The original 6 mile and later 10K (from 1993) race and fun run results from 1982 onwards can be viewed amongst the Race Archives on WCAC’s website.