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This Sunday: Salford’s quickest women to road race for 25th time

If you see a pack of female runners racing along the road in Swinton this weekend, cheer them on as you’ll be watching the 25th anniversary of the City of Salford Women’s road race.

From 10.30am on Sunday 29 November keen amateur athletes will take part in the 5.25-mile race through Swinton and Monton.

Past winners and record-holders will lead the field, and the 250-place event has been filled with keen racers well in advance of this weekend’s run.

Held by Swinton Running Club, the event started back in 1991, when club member Marie Carvath suggested the now-popular idea, to an incredible response.

Swinton women's 25th race course

The 5.25-mile course starts at Overdale in Swinton, near Springwood School, and takes in a challenging course along the A580 East Lancs Road, down Folly Lane, through Monton, past Salford Royal hospital and back up Lancaster Road.

The individual winner will receive a specially-designed medal and corporate teams of three will also compete for a team trophy.

Young filmmakers from Salford-based not-for-profit Reporters Academy will be filming along the route to record the 25th anniversary event.

For more details on joining the club and meeting the members email womens@swintonrunningclub.org.uk

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