Part of the Merseyside Grand Prix, the Penny Lane Striders 10k includes: chip timing, pacers for 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 minutes, water stations on the course and at the finish and a specially designed technical T-shirt. Our club have organised this race for over 10 years, and as it has increased in popularity we have increased the number of entrants to 490 for the 2017 race.
The fast course takes you along the famous River Mersey Promenade and through Otterspool Park before returning to race HQ at Riversdale Police Club. At the finish there is a water station, the T-shirt collection area and a massage from Rehablab UK in return for a £5 donation to Penny Lane Striders chosen charity which this year is the Brain Research Trust.
The race venue is the Police Club, Riversdale Road, Aigburth, Liverpool L19 3QN
By car – Riversdale Road is off Aigburth Road (A561) in south Liverpool and the Police Club is at the end of the road immediately adjacent to Otterspool Promenade. There is no parking within the Police Club itself, but parking is available on Riversdale Road and in a small car park at the end of Riversdale Road by the Red Bull on Otterspool Promenade (first come first served). Further parking is available at another car park at the end of Mersey Road, and on Otterspool Drive (accessed via Jericho Lane).
By Merseyrail – Northern Line – nearest Station – Aigburth situated on Mersey Road.
By bus – service 82 along Aigburth Road
The race is fully marshalled and first aid cover is provided out on the course and at the Finish. Please obey the instructions of marshals at all times.
Runners are not allowed to run with dogs or wearing personal stereos.
Start and Finish
The race begins at 10.30am and both the start and finish are situated within the Police Club grounds in front of the clubhouse.
Race headquarters is at the Police Club.
The course takes in the scenic River Mersey waterfront along Otterspool Promenade, and Otterspool Park. It is accurately measured and certified, and kilometre markers will be displayed.
The course is mostly flat and run on sealed surfaces, with the exception the Start and Finish areas which are on grass. As there are a number of kerbs and narrow gaps to negotiate, unfortunately the race is not deemed to be suitable for wheelchair athletes.
In a number of locations the course doubles back on itself, so make sure to keep left in order to avoid those running in the opposite direction! Water stations can be found at approximately half way and at the finish