Whitworth Trail Marathon

Marathon & Half Marathon
Whitworth Square, Whitworth OL12 8XJ
(Lobden Golf Club)

The WTM really brings something new and fresh to trail running. The route showcases some of the areas hidden treasures, and will take you to locations new.

Route fully marked for an easy days trail running without the need for to much thought! ​

Organiser Updates (3)

Whitworth Trail Marathon

sent by Team OA on 23/08/2018 at 16:12

Just thought we should let you know, entry for the 2019 Whitworth Marathon opens at 20:00 today (Thursday 23rd) 

There is an early bird discount available until the 20th September but will probably sell out anyway before then.

Option now to take on an Ultra at a nice distance of 50Km 31miles perfect for anyone.

We have booked better weather next year as well...

Anyway if you want a place follow the link below and enter now.

Wane & Howard
Team OA
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sent by Team OA on 18/08/2018 at 19:42

Just a few reminders for tomorrow guys :

The event is cupless- please bring your own drinking vessel/s to the water stations


Full kit check will be being enforced with the heavy weather forecast;

If the weather is like it is now a water proof jacket will be suffice - with a hat or buff, whistle and a foil blanket or emergency bag. If it’s the heavy rain it’s give then waterproof pants as well . Carrying it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to wear it. Most parts of the race -your in remote areas, it’s open and quite exposed where there is no vehicular access. If you have an accident or hurt yourself nobody can get to you in a hurry- you will get cold quick and the full body cover will either save your life or make your 10mile hobble to a road to get picked up more bearable. I don’t ask you to carry this stuff for the hell of it, you might complain or grumble but it saves lives and you won’t know it until the time when it’s too late

Parking is on Whitworth rake the hill to the left of the golf club - there’s no parking at the golf club . As you go over the cattle grid on the approach to the club I advise you drive to the top of the rake to the flat bit- spin around and come back down the rake and park your car at a 45degree angle to the tarmac road so you can do a rolling start down hill if the rain is bad so you don’t get stuck on the grass

Look forward to seeing you all in the morning 


Race Day Info

sent by Team OA on 15/08/2018 at 19:26

Race Day info WTM 2018

Start location:

Lobden Golf Club, Whitworth OL12 8XJ

Registration from:

08:00 - 09:45 (collect race number etc from here, there is a small form to complete with your up to date emergency contact details)

Race briefing:

09:50 next to the start arch

Start for both full and half:


Baggage store:

Open 09:00 - 09:45 at HQ only accessible on your return with your race number only


Bacon butties etc at registration - burgers and hot-dog after - Veggie alternatives (bring a few pennies for these and w ell errand pint) Bar will be open for you and all your spectators from 11:00

Up & Running Oldham:

Will be onsite for all your last minutes race essentials from 08:30 (cash only)

Sports massage post race:

Lyndan Sports 08:00 (10 minutes £5.00)

Aid stations:

1, water only aproximately 6 mile

2, food and water approximately 11 miles 

3, food and water approximately 16 miles

4, water only approximately 23 miles


This event is cupless, you will need a drinking vessel, water bottle cup etc


NOT at the club house please park on Whitworth rake - follow marshal instructions on arrival. You can leave car keys with staff at registration.


The weather at present is looking OK for the weekend but if this changes we may enforce the mandatory kit requirements, it is bleak on the tops if the weather changes. Regardless of conditions a foil blanket and emergency whistle are compulsory for all.

Course markings:

Course fully flagged, yellow flags and black and yellow arrows where possible, please see example at registration and race briefing. If you go over 250 meters without seeing a marker, retrace your steps you have gone wrong!

Litter policy - Countryside:

If you are witnessed dropping anything you will be DQ’ed named and shamed and possibley beaten. Please use your common sense close all gates behind you, no fires etc…

Emergency contact info:

Put these in the phone you will be using on the day. 01484599123 - 07460877876 


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Bryan riley

Bryan riley

19/08/2018 19:03:00

Fantastic event thanks to all .who gave up there time really enjoyed 🤗

Julie Balchin

Julie Balchin

19/08/2018 17:37:55

That was a spectacular event, well organised and a well planned and maked out course. I did the half so can’t comment on the full marathon. Well done 👍