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Cowm Reservoir 5k race

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Date and time

07:00 pm

Event Enquiries

Tel.: 07894 197948

Event Location

Cock & Magpie, Cockhall Lane, Whitworth, Nr Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 8BQ

Event ID#


Event Category:

Running Events > Trail Race

Event Description

Whit’th Whippets present

Cowm Reservoir 5k Race

(ARC Rules. Permit No ARC 21/229)

7pm Tuesday 3 August 2021

from the Cock & Magpie Pub, Cockhall Lane,
Whitworth, Rochdale OL12 8BJ



We’re looking forward to welcoming runners on Tuesday 3 August at 7pm for the second 5k race at Cowm Reservoir this summer.


Money raised from this event will go to 'New Start - Wythenshawe Hospital Transplant Fund' (




Please don’t attend if you or anyone you live with has covid symptoms. Come dressed ready to run as there are no changing facilities at the event. Parking is limited so we advise you to arrive early, and park on Cowm Park Way South (OL12 8AH).  


Registration is at the Cock & Magpie pub on Cockhall Lane, OL12 8BJ. Toilets are also available.  


Please arrive in good time to register and collect your race number. The start is a 10 minute walk uphill to the boulders at the top of Back Lane, so we advise you do not arrive any later than 6.30pm. 


There are no entries on the night. All runners must pre-register in advance through BookitZone.



The route 

The race will use Route B which proved popular at the last event (see attached image). Please start the race according to your anticipated finish time e.g under 20 mins at the front and over 35 mins towards the back.  


It is a fast downhill start, so please be careful. You will then pass in front of the water ski centre, run along the straight before turning right to do two clockwise laps of the reservoir. Please run down the road before turning right to approach the finish in the usual place on the lane. Marshals will be present throughout the course should you require any assistance. 




Once you have crossed the line, please use the gate on your right to exit the finish area and walk up the hill before using the pavement to come back down to the Cock & Magpie. Please keep your distance from those still running down the road and lane. 


Free sandwiches will be available in the pub afterwards, but you'll need to bring your own money to purchase drinks. There is a large beer garden at the rear where prizes will be presented at 8pm for first, second and third places plus best in age categories. 


If you have any questions, please contact us on 07894 197948 or email  


A big thank you to our sponsors MetCon Gym and Basils Restaurant, and to United Utilities for permission to use the reservoir. 

Have a great race!


Ian and Lindsay 

Race Organisers 

Event Terms

Please enter me for the above event. I accept that the organiser will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of my participation in or attendance to this event. I declare that I will not attend unless I am in good health on the day of the event and accept that I attend at my own risk. In the unlikely event of abandonment or cancellation, all or part of my entry fee may be retained for the management and administration of the event. No refunds or transfers allowed under any circumstances.

Further information from the Organiser

You should collect your race pack/number/item at the venue on the day of the event. Please arrive in good time.

Event Organiser

Name: Ian Connolly

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Cowm Reservoir 5k race

Cock & Magpie, Cockhall Lane, Whitworth, Nr Rochdale, Lancashire, OL12 8BQ

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