Rivington Trail Half Marathon

Has anyone rune this race in the past? And if so, what is it like?

I am fairly comfortable running half marathon distance on the flat (that's all there is nearby in South Manchester) but wondered how hilly this race was, and just the general lowdown.




  • Well organised  event  The event starts at Blackrod school with a lap of the field before a nice hill climb up a stony track after an equally stony  descent its trail paths with some nice views of the resevoir there are a few short road sections and a couple of fields to cross before the finish back at the school It's a friendly event and makes a nice change from the flatlands of greater manchester .I live in Leigh so i know what you mean 

    There is a recce run a few weeks before the event if you would like to see what it's like it's very low key all abilities are welcome and it's organised by a local man Andy Staveley a Salomon runner who brought this great  race to Rivvy. Check the website for details of this David. It's very reasonably priced with a great tech t'shirt as a momento 

    I can thouroughly recommend this race 

  • Thanks Rip,

    I've signed up already, but didn't know about the recce run, I'll keep an eye out, and the make the most out of a few humps of hills nearby.



  • I am doing the marathon of this, I have read the reviews that say it is hilly but not run it myself, but expecting it to add quite a bit to my marathon PB!

  • Little video of todays event here - 


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