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The 22nd Green Drive Five

23rd October 2022

Incorporating Lancashire AA 5 Mile Championships

and The Green Drive Junior Mile

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The Green Drive Five

2022 GD5 Date

The Green Drive Five, established in 2000, is LSARRC's biggest and longest established race and is held in October.

The Green Drive Five is a fast and accurately measured five miles suitable for runners of all speeds and abilities. Starting and finishing in the attractive surroundings of Green Drive enhanced by the autumn colours, the course continues along Preston Road to reach the rural lanes around Warton. A flat course, this is a race that has allowed many to achieve PBs.

To see the route follow the link below to MapMyRun.

Green Drive Five Route

The Green Drive Junior Mile

In 2013 an additional race for youngsters was added to the Green Drive Five, the Green Drive Junior Mile.

The Green Drive Junior Mile is an accurately measured mile held in advance of the senior race for athletes aged 4 to 15.

Starting at 9:30am at the same location as the Green Drive Five, the course takes a safe off-road out and back route to the far end of Green Drive. All finishers receive a medal.

Entry

Green Drive Five £16.00, Unattached £18.00, including online booking fee. (No extra charge for entry to Lancashire AA 5 Mile Championships.) Please note numbers will have to be collected from race HQ, none will be mailed out.

Green Drive Junior Mile £5.00 - online booking as above.

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Headphone use during the Green Drive Five race

British Athletics (UKA) Rules no longer allow headphones to be worn during races which are not held on completely closed roads - Rule 240 S5.

As the majority of Green Drive Five is on open public roads that means no competitors may wear non medically prescribed headphones on the course. Anyone seen wearing headphones during the race will be disqualified and will not appear in the results.

Please note that this does not apply to the Green Drive Junior Mile as this race is held 100% off road.

Registration

Race HQ for registration is at Park View Playing Field Eco Pod Comunity Centre, Park View Road, Lytham, FY8 4JE, numbers will be available for collection. It is a five minute walk to the start at the top of Green Drive. There will be toilets and refreshments available at the cafe next door. Note there are NO changing or kit storge facilities available.

Lancashire AA 5 Mile Championships:

Attached runners born in Lancashire or resident for at least 9 months may enter at no extra charge.

Parking

Car parking is available on the Ballam Road side of Park View playing fields and there is ample street parking in the area.

Start and Finish

At the top of Green Drive, a two minute walk from HQ.

Race Souvenirs

Tech T-shirts to all 5 mile finishers and a medal to the junior mile finishers.

Green Drive Five Prizes

First male/female for 5 mile race - £50, Second £30, Third £20 and £10 for each category winner.

Team Tophies - 3 to count for both men and woman.

Lancashire AA 5 Mile Championships Prizes

Medals for first 3 men/women and first masters for age categories in V40 to V70+ men and V35 to V65+ for women

Also first menís and womenís teams open and master Ė 3 to count

Ruth and Tim at the start of the race

Pam H heading for the home straight

Previous Years' Results

Green Drive Five

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 (cancelled due to Covid) 2021

Lancashire Championships

Links to the Lancashire Championships details can be found for years 2012 onwards within the full results above.

Junior Green Drive Mile

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 (cancelled due to Covid) 2021

Course Records

Green Drive Five

Senior

Male - 24:06 Antony Ford, Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde (2009)

Female - 27:47 Emily Japp, Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde AC (2018)

Junior

Male - 25:28 Tom Cunningham, Blackpool & Fylde (2006)

Female - 30:01 Kiera Vogel, Liverpool P & S (2003)

Course record holder: Anthony Ford

Course record holder: Anthony Ford

Course record holder: Emily Japp

Course record holder: Emily Japp

Junior Green Drive Mile

Male - 05:12 Michael Hayes, Lytham St Annes RRC (2015)

Female - 05:40 Danielle Whipp, Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde (2017)

Junior mile course record holder - male: Michael Hayes

Junior mile course record holder - male: Michael Hayes

Junior mile course record holder - female: Danielle Whipp

Junior mile course record holder - female: Danielle Whipp