windmill_image.jpg Lytham St Annes Road Runners Club
'Keeping South Fylde running'

The 21st Green Drive Five

10am Sunday 18th October 2020

Incorporating Lancashire AA 5 Mile Championships

and The Green Drive Junior Mile

runbritain Under UKA Rules
UKA Licensed
Course Accuracy Certificate

Ruth and Tim at the start of the race

The Green Drive Five

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 both elite and slower runners. 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 9:00am 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.


Green Drive Five £14.00, Unattached £16.00, 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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LSA runners, pre race line up

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 (Change from 2017)

Race HQ for registration and prize giving is at Lytham C of E Primary School, Park View Road, Lytham FY8 4JF. There are changing facilities, toilets and a sportswear stall will be available. Coffee, tea and bacon sandwiches will be provided by the school PTA at reasonable prices.

Lancashire AA 5 Mile Championships:

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


Car parking is available on the Ballam Road side of Park View playing fields. There is also free parking at St Bede’s High School, FY8 4JL. Please leave parking on Park View Road for residents.

Start and Finish

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

Race Souvenirs

Tech T-shirts to all finishers and NEW for this year they will come in male and female fittings. Also NEW for this year will be a selection of spot prizes awarded at the Director's discretion.

Green Drive Five Prizes

Bespoke Tophies for 1st 3 men/women and 1st for age categories in V40 to V70 men and V35 to V65 for women.

Team trophies for Men/women 3 to count

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 men’s and women’s teams open and master – 3 to count

Junior Mile

Souvenir Green Drive Mile medal to all finishers.

NEW for 2018: Team trophies for boys and girls – 3 to count.

Teams can be club members or other groups


Bottle of water to finishers and other refreshments can be bought at Race HQ.

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

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

Course Records

Green Drive Five


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

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


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