With an enviable reputation for being a friendly, welcoming event, the 2018 High Legh 10K – or Robert Moffat Memorial Race to give its official title, is set to be as brilliant as ever.
Organised as a partnership between Lymm Runners and the High Legh Community Association the High Legh 10K is a truly community based event organised by running club members and residents of High Legh Parish.
2018 will keep the fabulous HL10k Technical T-Shirt for every finisher, the chip timing by StuWeb, our great marshalling and organisation, a well-stocked goody bag and a genuine warm welcome to all participants.
We might be bias, so don’t just take our word for it.
In August 2017 The Guardian listed the High Legh 10K in their round up of 20 ‘Best running events for beginners, improvers and … adventurous types’.
“Small friendly race, well organised with a scenic route and good facilities for runners and spectators.”
“Excellent in all aspects. Second year for me and looking forward to next year already! Smashed my PB so very chuffed!”
“A community spirited, professionally organised, 10k country lane road race”
The Robert Moffat Memorial Race has a fantastic reputation as being friendly to runners of all abilities as well as spectators. And although early March might be a bit chilly, you can be sure of a warm welcome from the whole of High Legh.
The race starts and finishes near the primary school in High Legh. The school is our race HQ; race registration, baggage drop, loos, First Aid and irresistible home-made refreshments will be available from the PTA. No wonder the race has a friendly, community feel!
Preparing to take part in any 10K requires adequate training. There are serious risks in trying to run hard without it. Lymm Runners offer plenty of training opportunities to support runners of all abilities wanting to take part in the High Legh 10K.
In addition to the strength and speedwork session on a Tuesday evening, we offer longer, slower runs on a Sunday morning, and various club road runs on Thursday evening to accommodate runners of various abilities. We also organise HL10K-specific training!
Designed for new runners – or those returning after a longer break, our Beginners’ Course starts at New Year. The course provides 8 weeks of structured training to gradually increase your fitness and distance in the lead-up to the event. It also provides loads of encouragement, is led by registered coaches and leaders, and is a great way to meet other like-minded runners. It’s a fantastic opportunity to launch your running year!
Further details will be posted on Lymm Runners website shortly.
The first 1Km of the Robert Moffat Memorial 10K Race takes runners through the quiet estate of High Legh (including the road named Robert Moffat). It then follows generally flat leafy Cheshire lanes with only a few rolling sections. You can view the full route on MapMyRun.
The final 1 Km follows the B5159 until the final turn, for the finish line at the village school.
Lymm Runners organise two free run-the-route sessions. We will post the dates of these here on the website in the new Year. These sessions will cater for runners of different abilities. So no matter what speed you are looking to achieve on race day you can have a guided tour of the route and will know exactly where you’ll be running on the day.
Run-the-route groups will start from the school after a briefing. All are welcome – but please DO NOT PARK IN RENSHERDS CLOSE! Instead, if you travel by car, please park considerately in Wrenshot Lane or in the Village Hall car park (5 minutes walk away – and parking is free).