Millbrook Monster multi-terrain 10k
& Junior Monster 4k (ages 9-14)
Provisional date Wednesday 26th July 2017 19:30
We are in the process of arranging the 2017 races.
Thank you to all that came and raced, helped out in any way and supported the race last night. Below are the provisional Senior results, juniors to follow later today. If you spot any errors please email me
Provisional Junior Monster 4k results PDF
2016 race photos, courtesy of Harry Barclay, are on facebook
2016 Race full
All the places have now gone. There will not be entries for the senior race on the day.
The Junior 4k race is entry on the day only and £2 including a goody bag and a chip muffin!
If any of you cannot make it and wish to transfer your place to someone else please email me before midnight tomorrow, Tuesday. Thank you.
Please note the update to the parking instructions for this year. There are unadopted roads near the cricket club and to minimise disruption to the residents we are asking that you to please do not park on them. They are:
- Oxford Street
- Stamford Road
- Cross Street
- Grenville Street (west of Huddersfield Road)
- Victoria Street
Millbrook Monster 10k and Junior Monster 4k
A very popular running race starting in Stalybridge Country Park before heading up into the wild above Millbrook. The route crosses the Walkerwood Reservoir dam before a steady climb following the Pennine Bridleway round the western flank of Harridge Pike. If you have the energy to look you to your left you will be rewarded with a great view of Manchester and the Cheshire plain in the distance. Soon the route climbs up on to the moor behind Harridge Pike to it's highest point (370m above sea level) just past the 4km mark from where, on a clear day, you look ahead to two giants of the Peak District, Bleaklow and Kinder Scout before descending to Higher Swineshaw Reservoir and rejoining the reservoir road. The road gives you a very fast descent off the hill passing all four reservoirs nestling in the mixed woodland of the Brushes Valley. Shortly afterwards the route reaches it's conclusion with a loop of Stalybridge Country Park to finish back where it started.
Entry fee includes a free chip muffin when you hand your race number in at the local chippy!
The Junior Monster 4k for 9-14 year old runners is set of shortly after the main race. Junior Monster entry is on the day only and costs £2 which includes a chip muffin like the senior race!
Entry in advance is £6 for UKA registered runners, £8 for others and closes at midnight on Monday 27th. You can enter the 10k online via the following sites or download the entry form and post it to us. If the race does not fill we will take entries on the day but it will be £2 extra and cash only.
The Junior Monster is entry on the day only and is £2.
PDF entry form for postal entry and on the day entries if the race does not fill up in advance - there is a strict limit of 250.
Numbers to be collected on the day
Numbers are transferable as long as the person registered informs us of the new person's name and the new person sends us the information on the entry from by the end of Tue 28 July at the latest.
If the original entry was an affliated entry and the new person is not affliated there will be £2 to pay when transferring or on the night when collecting the number.
There is also a time lapse tour on YouTube
Race Report 2015
Thank you all for coming along to run, support or help with the race. Most of the runners, supporters and helpers seemed to have a great time. The turnout for the senior race was the best we have ever seen and the junior race was more than double the previous largest turnout!
We acknowledge that we had some problems with runners being unsure of the route in a couple of places and some going the wrong way as a consequence. We have taken steps to ensure that we mark the course better and have more marshals out on the course, especially in the country park where the problems were. Once again the chip muffins seemed to go down a storm with an event best of 223 provided this year!
Thank you once again for coming to the Monster and a big thank you to the land owners, the council, Stayley Cricket Club, Sweatshop Hyde and finally the Millbrook Chippy for all the support.
Hopefully we'll see you all again next year!
Minor route diversion
There has been a small diversion on the route due to pylon works at the top of the reservoir road as you join it on the way down. Just before the final part of the descent to the road at 5km you now turn right on to a new track. It takes you through a scaffold tunnel under the cables then turns left down to the road. It will be sign posted and marshalled. The diversion is no longer than the normal route and the water station will be where you join the road. Full details will be displayed at registration.
2014 Race Report
What a fantastic turnout we had last night, the largest field ever in Monster history. Thank you to all the runners, supporters, helpers and the organisations that helped make the race a huge success. We had a limit of 250 and hit that exactly so we filled but didn't have to turn anybody away!
Andi Jones had a storming run and beat his own course record by 44 seconds!
There was an issue with one of the signs and some tape in the country park being interfered with around the 9km mark which unfortunately meant some of the runners went the wrong way. We sent somebody to fix it as soon as we were made aware of it by the race winner. For the next event we will have a marshal at that location to ensure all go the correct way.
If you have any queries about the reults or corrections please email email@example.com
Courtesy of Hyde Striders' own Harry Barclay
Entry fee includes a free chip barm/muffin/bap/cob/butty (to save arguments) when you hand your race number in at the Millbrook Fish and Chip Shop! If you wish to keep your race number please let us know and you will be able to collect it once we have got it back from the chippy.
Race numbers must be collected from Registration on the day. No SAE is required. Numbers are transferable, but please inform us on or before Monday 27th July. Transfer of numbers on the day will not be possible.
Minimum age: 15 years on the day Junior Monster 4k: 9 to 14 years on the day.
Registration: Race number to be collected on the day. Registration opens 18:00 & closes 19:15.
Facilities: Refreshments, Toilets, Changing Facilities, Limited Parking. Free chip butty with entry fee
Parking: Please park responsibly. Please do not park on the unadopted roads near the venue - Oxford St & Stamford Rd. Oak Gates and Besom Lane car parks not to be used.
Prizes: First three Men & Women and Vet Categories, FV35 to MV70. 1st Team Prize. Prizes for all juniors.
Entry Details: Affiliated £6, unaffiliated £8. (£2 extra on the day, cash only) Race limit 250. Junior race no pre-entries £2 on the day.
Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org Dominic: 07828 108817
We'd like to thank the following for their support, without which we wouldn't be able to oragnise the race.
Enville Estate - the landowners
Tameside Coutryside Service - for use of the Country Park
Stayley Cricket Club - for hosting the registration, prize giving, use of the changing facilities and promoting the race
A&E Life Support - for medical support
Millbrook Fish and Chip Shop - for post-race catering
Sweathsop Hyde - for the loan of equipment and prize vouchers
2013 report and results
Despite a bit of rain on the day the 2013 race went well and lots of positve feedback was received. We'd like to say a big thank you to all the people who helped by volunteering, marshalling the supporters and of course the runners!