Many thanks to everyone that took part in this years annual Winter Warmer 2017.  The day was a massive success with a record number of participants.  We received alot of great feedback – Below is just a selection. Hope to see you again next year.

Results for the 10K – Click Here / Results for the Junior 2K – Click Here

Thank you for today.  Tough course and fantastic marshals.  I organise races so i know the hard work that goes on behind the scenes.

Gary – Astley & Tyldesley RR

Hi Jane (and team)

Thank you so much for allowing me to race after being on the waiting list.  Registration was quick and friendly. It was fabulous to watch the talented young children run the 2k.

The 10k race was amazingly well organised with lots of very encouraging marshals. It was a tough race, particularly in the early stages but this didn’t deter from the enjoyment.

Absolutely amazing marshals today and superb organisation. I can also add egg poacher to the random stuff you find in goody bags! Please pass on my thanks to the team, had a great race

Helen Snevets

I just want to say a massive thank you to you all for putting on a fabulously organised event and for all being amazing!!! The marshals were ace and loved cheering on the Dashers which definitely helped my legs to turn hope you raised lots of money for the Stroke Association in memory of Andrew. Thanks again.

Leanne Postlethwaite
Darwen Dashers

I would like to thank everyone involved in the organisation and marshalling of today’s race; it was great!

I hope to be back next year, hopefully with more hill training as preparation!

Kind regards

Lauren Marsden
Swinton Running Club

It was lovely to finally meet you today.  Both Dave and myself had a fantastic day, the marshals were friendly, atmosphere brilliant and I just love the hilly course.  We will be back next year for sure.

Take care – Kath And Dave Waywell

Lovely run in Blackburn at the Winter Warmer 10k.  Some testing hills and some beautiful countryside ta boot. Well organised and was marshaled by some of the most enthusiastic I have met in my running adventures throughout the UK.  The weather behaved itself and the sun even made an appearance! !

To top it all the medal is a beauty!!

Well done everyone! !

See ya next year!!!

Thanks to all at Blackburn Road Runners !!!!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the team for today’s race. Superb organisation from start to finish. The marshals were absolutely brilliant, fantastic encouragement the whole way round, and I was towards the back so they’d been doing it for a long time.

A final thanks to the 1.05 pacer, I lost him on Buncer Road but then caught up with him on the track at the finish, his yelling got me in with him at 1.04.59, you can’t ask any better than that!

A fantastic race and I’ll be back next year when hopefully the hill won’t defeat me!


Chorlton Runners

Hi,  Felt I had to mention the 10k yesterday , the organisation , the route and in particular the marshals where absolutely fantastic , there seemed to be one every 100 yards with boundless encouragement and support , there was one poor woman near the cemetery who was hoarse with supporting everyone to the finish .  In fact when I re entered the arena for the final lap,  (some 30 mins after the winner )  the support from the marshals made we think I had won the race.  Clearly, I didn’t win the race,  but the race has certainly won me.

Keep up the good work and will defiantly be back next year .


Craig Kennedy

What a great Dashers turnout at the Winter Warmer today.  Some brilliant times were achieved.  The support around the course was fantastic.  The Winter Warmer is definitely one of my favourite races.  Well done everyone both racers and supporters.

Barry Ross , Darwen Dashers

Thank you Andrew Gardner. Here we are near the finish with you pacing to a perfect 60mins. My chip time 59.59!! Didn’t think I’d make it under the hour ‘cos of Buncer Hill so thanks from a grateful old girl 🙂

Claire Wilkin

The support on the way round fantastic!!  The motivation and support on the way round was better than any event I’ve run.