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Road Running

This page is primarily for Southport Waterloo's road runners. About half the club's membership is made up of senior road runners and they compete in cross country and road relays as well as road races. The club organises a Grand Prix series of road and fell races each year. Many enjoy a social run from Blundellsands to Birkdale along the Sefton Coastal Path on New Year's Day.


The road runners have training sessions on roads, in pinewoods and on the track. See the Training section of the About Us page for details.


(photo shows Terry Handley, Nick Hume and Steve James, the winning Southport Waterloo team in the Pembroke 20 mile race c1985.)

London Marathon

For those people who enter the London Marathon and are unsuccessful in obtaining a place in the open ballot, there is an opportunity to obtain a club entry. Some places are reserved for club entries and Southport Waterloo usually has two or three places available for which a ballot is held. Click here for the club ballot Rules.

The result of the ballot for 2017 places, in order of selection, are:


Talitha Shandley; Phil Bailey; Angela Delaney; Rachel Jacks; Mark Wadmore; Keith Swift; Kate Coupland; Jordan Shandley; David Marsh; Tony Bond; Richard Houghton; Paul Warrington; Carl Pedder; Emma Hopwood; Lee Coupland; Ian Kilshaw; Brian O’Reilly; Nicole Wadmore; Heather Goadsby.


Road Runners' Training Notes

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SWAC Grand Prix series of road races

Southport 4 Mile race, 2009The Club organises a members-only annual Grand Prix competition linked to performances within a series of local road races. For 2017, 10 events have been selected for inclusion in the Grand Prix. The best 5 positions will be totalled to decide the Grand Prix male and female winners and the male and female veteran category winners.


A mixture of distances is included.


Trophies are presented at the annual awards evening at the end of the year.


The 2017 Grand Prix comprises:


Sunday 5th February Southport Mad Dog 10K
Saturday 11th March Ormskirk park run
Sunrday 2nd April Liverpool Half Marathon
Sunday 7th May Liverpool Spring 10K
Sunday 25th June Penny Lane 10K
Sunday 2nd July Southport Half Marathon
Saturday 29th July Crosby park run
Saturday 19th August Southport park run
Sunday 24th September Natterjack Seaside 10K


Grand Prix results tables 2017 | 2016 | 2015| 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 |2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

SWAC Grand Prix series of fell races

The Club also organises a members-only annual Grand Prix competition for fell races. The best four results decide the winners.


The 2017 Fell Grand Prix events are:


Saturday 18th February

Bleasdale Cricle. Bleasdale VillageHall. **

BS – 8Km/381m, 1.00 pm

Saturday 1st April

Pendle Hill Fell Race. (This race includes the Merseyside Fell running Champs, which you can enter separately on the day)

AS - 7.3Km/457m, 2.00 pm

Saturday 15th April

Rivington Pike. Crown Hotel, Horwich.

BS – 5.2Km/213m, 3.00 pm

Tuesday 9th May

Mearley Clough. Calfs Head, Worston Nr Clitheroe.

AS - 5.6Km/380m, 7.15 pm

Saturday 17th June

Clougha Pike. Quernmore Village Hall.

AS – 7.9km/400m, 3.00 pm

Thursday 7th July

Bull Hill. Boardman Farm, Hawkshaw.

BS – 8.8km/335m, 7.30 pm

Wednesday 2nd August

Whittle Pike. Cowpe Village Hall, Waterfoot.

BS – 8.2Km/488m,  7.30 pm

Saturday 23rd September

Orton. Orton CofE School, Orton.

BS – 10km/258m, 2.00 pm

** Please note anyone wishing to compete in this race need to pre-enter by sending details to the organiser, and paying the entry on the day. The organiser's details can be found on www.fellrunner.org.uk or www.bowlandfellrunners.org.uk in the races section.


Congratulations to the 2017 champions John Sprackland and Michelle Spencer.


Fell Grand Prix tables 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

Merseyside Grand Prix series of road races

A Merseyside Grand Prix of road races was introduceed in 2013. Runners don't need to do anything to enter this. Southport Waterloo is registered with the Merseyside GP Co-ordinator - Tim Warn of Penny Lane Striders - and so our runners are automatically included.


The races in the 2018 series are as follows.


Sunday 4th March St Helens 10K
Sunday 6th May Liverpool Spring 10K
Tuesday in May - date tba Walton Park 5 Miles
Wednesday in June - date tba Birkenhead Park 5
Sunday 24th June Penny Lane 10K
Sunday 1st July Southport Half Marathon
Wednesday in July - date tba Sefton Park 5 Miles
Wednesday in August - date tba Mystery 5K
Saturday 1st September Merseyvend Halewood 5K
Sunday 7th October Knowsley Safari Park 10 Miles


The intention is to include a range of distances. Organisers will prefer races organised by Merseyside clubs.

Awards are presented at the end of the season.


Individual & Team Standings

Road race analyses and rankings for Southport Waterloo races and runners

The following statistical analysis have been prepared by Brian Grice. Please let Brian know if you have additional information.


Waterloo 15K Rankings

Southport 4 Mile Rankings

Southport 10K Rankings

Preston 10 Rankings

London Marathon Rankings

Harrock Hill Rankings

Winners of SWAC & other Local Races

Kew 5K Rankings

Torchlit 5K Rankings

Winners of Merseyside races


Results from past Southport Waterloo races can also be seen on the Results page.