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The Andy O'Sullivan 5k Cowm Reservoir 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

The Andy O’Sullivan 5k Cowm Reservoir Race

(ARC Rules. Permit No ARC 21/190)

7pm Tuesday 22 June 2021
from the Cock & Magpie Pub, Cockhall Lane, Whitworth, Rochdale OL12 8BJ.




We’re really looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday (22 June) at 7pm for the Andy O’Sullivan 5k race at Cowm Reservoir. We’ve had confirmation from the Police and UK Athletics that the event can go ahead but have had to move the start and slightly amend the route.


As we are still under some covid restrictions, please read these details carefully so we can keep you all as safe as possible and comply with government guidance. 



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. There will be a one way system in and out to collect your race number so allow extra time for this. Toilets are also available. You will need to wear a face covering to enter the pub. 



The route 

The race will be on the revised route (see attached image) so we can maintain good distance between runners as it is not a chip timed event. If your 5k time is under 20 minutes, please start at the front, 30 minutes in the middle and so on, as this will also help spread runners out.  


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 laps of the reservoir (this is the opposite direction to the usual route if you’ve done this race before). The finish is 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. 


You’ll need to bring your own drinks, or money to purchase drinks from the pub, where there is a large beer garden. Derek the landlord has asked that you wear a face covering on entering and leaving the building. The England match is also being shown if you would like to stay after the race. 


The Whit'th Whippets group will be providing the prizes so 1st place will not be a holiday in the Seychelles! Prizes will be awarded at 8pm, probably in the beer garden.  


Please can we ask you all to arrive in good time to register. The new 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. 



Covid guidance 

We have checked with all relevant bodies, including the local police who have given us permission to hold the event. Please help us by following the guidance and ensuring it's a safe environment for us all to enjoy ourselves. 


Should you wish to familiarise yourselves with what current covid compliant means for this race to go ahead, click the links below: 



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. Have a great race and we hope to be able to organise another event soon. 


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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The Andy O\'Sullivan 5k Cowm Reservoir race

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

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