Ryton 5 – This 5-mile race hosted by Spa Striders – is off road on mainly flat paths that surround Ryton Pools. The route takes in one large and two small laps of the pools in the park. Don’t worry about getting lost – you will be guided (and encouraged) around the course by our enthusiastic marshals!
Thursday 18 May 2023 at 7:30pm - online entries open on the 6th March. https://www.eventrac.co.uk/e/ryton-5-7977
Ryton Pools Country Park, Coventry CV8 3BH
Affiliated entry fees are £6.00 plus an additional booking fee
Due to the small field we expect places to go quickly and we have sold out in the last two years pre-covid.
**Please note – car parking is limited so please car share where possible and arrive early to give yourself time to park, collect your number and warm up**
The inaugural Ryton 5 race was held in 2014, where 226 athletes completed the five-mile course. The race was designed and created with the view to give local club runners a chance to race in a new environment at a relatively low cost. It was, and remains, the club’s intention to create a no-frills race, in order to make it as accessible as possible for those wanting to race.
The course was designed by club members, along with Ray Morgan, Alan Edwards and Stewart Harris; all well-known figures in Warwickshire Athletics.
Since 2014 the numbers of runners taking part has increased, with 356 finishers in 2019.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
“Great night for a run. Great organisation by Spa Striders”
“Great 5 mile race @spastriders Ryton Pools tonight. Managed to do bang on 7min/mile”
“Beautiful evening for a #running #race thanks #SpaStriders for a great event”
“Warm but fun at @spastriders @RytonCP last evening”
“Thanks to @spastriders for a great race tonight @ ryton pools in the WRRL”
“Top class event this evening @spastriders”
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