“Steve Dick Memorial Stride Through The Woods”
for 13 and older
~5k Trail Race - TRA Permit Pending
Wednesday the 1st May 2024
Course records: Men: Mohammed Abu-Rezeq 16:18.08 (2013) Women: Sarah Tunstall 18:42.06 (2014)
Registration will be at the Bennett Street Youth Community Centre, Lower Bennett Street SK14 4PP, 500m from the start. Please do not park at the Community Centre as gates are locked at 7pm
There is limited parking provided, please park with consideration for local businesses and residents. Please car share where possible and follow marshals instructions around Dunkirk Lane, for parking map
The prize giving will be held at the start/finish area as soon as we have the results ready after the end of the race.
If you have any questions about the event please get in touch: email the race team.
The course includes uneven trail, wooded areas with tree roots, a small stream crossing, narrow paths and a few steps. Runners must take these hazards into account especially when running in a group or when deciding to overtake other runners.
The area is open to the public and part the course follows a bridleway so runners may encounter members of the public, dog walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Consideration must be given to other users of the area.
The middle section of the route is covered four times and is a wide trail. All runners must keep to the right when on this trail unless overtaking. Do not overtake on the bends where you may not be able to see oncoming runners!
Entries can be made online via NiftyEntries.
Entries on the day will be available if the race does not fill up. Please print an entry form, complete it and bring it with you to speed up the process on the evening.
Race numbers must be collected from Registration on the day. No SAE is required. Numbers are transferable, but please inform us at least 48hrs prior to the race. Transfer of numbers on the day will not be possible.
Venue / Registration
The venue is Bennett Street Youth Community Centre, Lower Bennet Street SK14 4PP.
Registration is open from 18:00 and will close at 19:00 to give runners plenty of time to get to the start 500m away. Please don't be late.
Toilets are available at the venue. The prize-giving will be held at the start/finish area shortly after the race ends.
There will be a safety briefing 2 minutes before the start.
Flowery Field station is 400m walk from the venue (exit up the ramp, turn left along the road, straight on at the mini-roundabout, over the footbridge and the venue is on your left). It is 16 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly on the Hadfield line. Train times
The venue is approx 1/2 a mile north of Hyde Town centre just off the A627 to Ashton-Under-Lyne.
Coming from Manchester, Stockport or the south: take the M67 to junction 3. At the lights at the top of the slip road take the left fork onto Clark Way sign posted to Dukinfield. Go straight on at the next lights (100m) and turn right at the following lights sign posted A627 Ashton and Dukinfield. Almost immediately there is another set of lights - turn left into Dukinfield Road. The parking is just off Dunkirk Lane which is on the left 0.5 miles from the lights.
Coming from Glossop or the east: take the M67 to junction 3. At the lights at the top of the slip road turn right onto Clark Way sign posted to Dukinfield. Go straight on at the next lights (200m) and turn right at the following lights sign posted A627 Ashton and Dukinfield. Almost immediately there is another set of lights - turn left into Dukinfield Road. The parking is just off Dunkirk Lane which is on the left 0.5 miles from the lights.
Coming from the north: Take the M60 to junction 23. Turn left at the top of the slip road - A635 Ashton-Under-Lyne. At the roundabout (0.7 mile) take 3rd exit onto A627 to Dukinfield and Hyde. The parking is just off Dunkirk Lane which is on the right 1.7 miles from the roundabout.
Parking will be limited around Dunkirk Lane due to industrial estate access needed for lorries. Do not park at the community centre as the gates are locked at 7pm. Please car share where possible and follow the marshal's instructions for parking. map
On the day
Please arrive at the venue in good time to pick up your number. Toilets are available. Pick up your number from Registration then follow the directions to the start.
The course is two laps with a short tail for the Start and Finish. Most of it is good trail but there is a short muddy section and a section of grass.
The map shows the route of the race in green with km markers and the route from Registration / parking to the start in red. The route can also be downloaded as a GPX file for you to upload to your Garmin.
There will be prizes for the first three male and female runners as well as winners of each junior and vet categories from V35 to V75.
The prize-giving will be held at the start/finish area at approx 20:30
With thanks to
Hyde Village Striders would like to thank the following for their invaluable support for the event.
- Bennett Street Youth Community Centre