The English Half Marathon (EHM) was an annual running festival held in the Cheshire town of Warrington. Being a local I always think its a shame that runners descend upon the area for a few hours and leave again without experiencing the beautiful trails and countryside which I regularly enjoy. On that note I thought i’d share this mixed terrain and somewhat undulating (yes we have hills in Warrington!) route which will introduce you to the less trodden paths of this northern town I call home. Next time you find yourself in Warrington dig out your running shoes and head out on Wild Blighty’s Alternative EHM route, you’ll soon see there is more to Warrington than its Golden Gates!
Distance: 13.1mi (21.1km) / Elev Gain: 886ft (270m)
Approx Time: 2 – 3 hours
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Starting point: Grappenhall Heys
Sat Nav: WA4 3DS
Parking: On-road parking on Witherwin Ave.
Run highlights include Grappenhall Village, Bridgewater Canal, Red Lane (the steepest hill in Warrington!), Walton Reservoir, Daresbury Firs, Delamere Way and Grappenhall Wood.