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With plaudits including being voted the best 10K in the country, there’s little surprise that next year's (19 March) Mad Dog 10K will once again host a sell-out field. Indeed, when entries went live earlier this month uptake was swift to say the least! But our sources tell us that there are still some places available, so you know what to do if you want to toe the line in Stockport in March...

Throughout its twelve year history, the Mad Dog 10K has been recognised as a key event within the community and has been organised by the Southport Hesketh Round Table on a non-profit basis. While the spring-time date generally provides runners with wind and chilly conditions, the course is pancake flat and lots of fast finishes are anticipated once again. 

Race organiser Adrian Shandley previously told runABC North of the race’s genesis: “The event was founded in 2011, but had been planned since 2010, sadly during that period a member of the Round Table died, his nickname was 'Mad Dog McWade' because when he was drunk there was nothing he would not do! Since then it is taken on a life of its own and the theme has grown and grown.”

On what runners can expect come 19 March, Adrian added: “Each year the theme changes, we've had 'Hairy Potter and the Half Bred Pup' and Bark To The Future for example. We have live bands at every kilometre and we have a huge amount of runners who are running in fancy dress for big cash prizes."

As you can see from cool-looking t-shirts in the image above, 2022's theme was Star Paws which will take some beating however organisers are confident that 2023's theme - Top Dog Maverlick will rise to the occasion! 

If you'd like to know more visit the Mad Dog 10K website.

Image: Mad Dog 10K Facebook/Mick Hall

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