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Knypersley Pool 5 mile Race & 1 mile Fun Run

ENTRY & Race Details......

DATE : Sun 25th Feb 2024

ALL main race ENTRIES are online via avtiming.com FUN-RUN entry is on-the-day only

Sorry, No on-the-day transfers for main race, Transfers online, only while entries are open

Again in the 2024 race - The Scouts will be selling hot food and drinks. Our ever popular cake stall will be there too so bring some cash or a card.

ALL profits donated to the Biddulph Mayor's Charities:

Knype Pool Races are Supported by.......

PAU Run & Ride

Priory Property and Lettings Services

Bryan Dale Photography

Hollinsheads Coaches

Rod Deaville for Portaloos

Staffordshire County Council

Biddulph Town Council

Also big thanks to the Rotary club for providing race marshalls and a drone.



Entry Fees

Main race - £12/£14 (affiliated/unaffiliated) online only (£1.65 Admin fee).

1m FUN RUN: £2.50 on-the-day only.

Parts of the course are X-country-like. Recommend off-roaders!

If you can possibly car-share then please do so to ease parking congestion.


As you can imagine, 250 entrants, fun runners, family and friends all descending on Knypersley Pool will impact the small amount of available parking. Therefore this year we have worked with Hollinshead Coaches to put on a FREE park and ride facility from Wharf road carpark, Biddulph. We are encouraging all of you to use this facility to ease parking congestion at Knypersley Pool.

This free facility is for your friends and family too, you can park on the Wharf road carpark near Home Bargains and a bus will take you to the event. Free return once the main race is over. Bring some old warm clothes to put in case there is a short wait for the return bus.

If you do not wish to use this facility, alternative parking with a run-in/warm-up, but please car share with other members of your own club or family/friends where possible.

DETAILS OF FREE PARK & RIDE to and from Knype Pool Race:

Home Bargains carpark, Wharf road, Biddulph, ST8 6AG (Biddulph Bypass - you can't miss it!)

Biddulph Running Club will be at the car park co-ordinating parking

Hollinshead coach will be ferrying runners/families/friends etc from 9am till approx, 10.30am, every 15 mins or so

Hollinshead Coach will return to the carpark after the main race

Race Details

Date:Sunday, 25 February 2024
Venue:Greenway Bank Country Park, Greenway Bank Road, Knypersley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST8 7QX
Time:Fun Run 10.15am: PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE 10AM ON THE DAY: 200yd walk to start-line from Registration
Main Race:11.00am start
Main Parking:at the visitor centre, 600m from start-line
Portaloos:Near main Race Start Line
Car Sharing:is highly advisable as parking nearby is limited!
Terrain:Trails, fields and woodland paths - all off-road
Start Line:is at Bottom car park adjacent to Knypersley Pool
Age Limits:18 yrs minimum on the day for main race. Under 9's on Fun run must be accompanied by an adult
Race Numbers:Collected on the day
Prizes:Cash £35/£25/£15 1st, 2nd, 3rd Mens & Ladies - on-the-day
Category:Cash £10 to 1st Men & Ladies V40, V50 V60 V70- these will be posted out
Race Limit:250
Chip Timing:AV Timing

5 mile race route highlighted in red starting/finishing at the car-park.

Route Profile

PARKING - with a 1.5km run-in/warm-up

Orme Rd, Knypersley ST8 7BS.

As parking at this race is always an issue some competitors choose to park away from the race and do a run-in as a warm-up. We suggest Orme Road, Knypersley as one option. Post code is ST8 7BS. Please show respect to local residents by not blocking driveway entrances.


See Map below. At the Mill Hayes Rd end of Orme Rd turn right then immediately left to cross a cattle grid and enter the drive toward Knypersley End Farm. Shortly after the cattle grid go thru a single swing gate on the right.

Follow the path across two fields as marked by the red dotted line on the map below. Cross the second stile into the woods and follow the path down toward the next stile (not marked on map) at the bottom of the woods. Cross the stile and follow the paths around the Serpentine and Knype Reservoirs to the Start Line as marked on map below).


FUN RUN starts at 10.15am

MAIN RACE starts at 11.00am


Shelter will be provided including a baggage area, bring warm clothing to change into

Don't bring valuables, however there will be a charity cake stall (back by popular demand!) so bring some small change money with you to buy homemade cakes with all donations to the Mayor's charities

Race Terrain - all off road on trails and fields, could be muddy/soft in places therefore we recommend off-road shoes but not spikes

The course is fully marshalled

Toilet facilities will be available near race start and main car park ( 600yds away)


Numbers to be picked up from Registration on the day, please fill in the details on the reverse

Please write your emergency and medical details on the back of your number - this is for your safety

Numbers are to be clearly displayed on the FRONT of your top (do not cover your number up) anyone who goes through the finish line without a number will not be counted or timed


This race is chip timed which is provided by AV Timing. Once runners have gone through the finish funnel, please keep the finish area clear and do not go back through the race finish funnel.

If you want to support your team mates/friends, please do so from the side lines, DO NOT run alongside other runners in the approach to the finish line.


Please wait for the full results which will be available after the race has finished on Biddulph Running Club's Website www.biddulphrunningclub.co.uk


1st/2nd/3rd prizes are handed out at the finish line. Age category prizes are posted to the address you registered with.


Please talk to your friends and club colleagues with regard to car-sharing.

Any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Dawn Addison Moss

Knype Pool Race Co-ordinator

Biddulph Running Club

Most of all....Enjoy the race!

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