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Potters 'Arf 2016 date announced!

The Potters 'Arf Marathon for 2016 will be held on Sunday 12th June.

Entries will open on Tuesday 1st December 2015.

The race launch will be held in January 2016, full details will be announced in October 2015.

Congratulations to Stoke Fit!

Pictured are Stoke Fit who all completed the Potters 'Arf this year. Well done all!

Stoke Fit

Hillside Primary School

Pictured are Baddeley Green drinks station manned by Hillside Primary School, many thanks for your support again this year

Hillside Primary

Many thanks to all who helped out on the day this year!

Pictured are Caverswall Scouts who manned one of the water stations during this years Potters ' Arf Marathon, many thanks to you all!

Michelle Ross Cope

2015 Results

Congratulations to all those who entered and completed the Course this year

Full results can be found HERE

The 2015 winners were Ben Gamble for the men and Michelle Ross Cope for the women

Ben Gamble Michelle Ross Cope
Ben Gamble Michelle Ross Cope

2015 Finishers Medals

This years finishers medals have now arrived!

City of Stoke on Trent Community Sports Team 2015

Award Winners Stoke F.I.T have over 80 runners racing in the Potters 'Arf. Pictured are the team selection of the club on a Potters 'Arf route training run . "We're really looking forward to the 'Arf this year and can't wait to bring our red and white army!"

2015 Race Day Road Closures (Estimated)

Roads will close approximately 5 minutes before the first runners and will Re-open after the last runner has past. Below are the estimated times for each road opening/closing

RoadClosed atRe-opened at
Roundabout Potteries Way, Lichfield St.10:3010.50
Roundabout Lichfield St/ Leek Road10.3510.50
Junction Victoria Road/City Road10.4011.05
Longton Town Center10.5011.20
Anchor Rd/Dividy Road10.5811.33
Dividy Road/Beverly Drive11.0011.37
Beverly Drive/ Malthouse Rd.11.0812.05
Werrington Road11.1012.09
Abbey Road/Leek Road11.1412.18
Milton Crossroads11.2012.32
Leanard Ave/Leek New Road11.2212.37
Norton Lane/Leek New Road11.2512.44
Leek New Road/Berwick Road11.2812.50
Milton Road/Hanley Road11.3212.58
Chell St/Town Road11.3413.03

2015 Winners Trophies

This years winning finishers trophies are designed by Emma Bridgewater.

2015 Commentators

The Potters Arf team would like to welcome Dave Filmer back to the commentary team on the finish line of the 2015 Potters Arf. Dave Filmer will be joining experienced commentator Dave Edwards to give as many of you as possible a name check as you finish.

Dave Filmer

Race Day Warm up

The Potters Arf Team would like to invite all entrants to come and join in with the mass warm up before the Main race at 9;50 AM adjacent to the Intu Shopping Centre

The Red Rose Running Club

The Hanley Building Society Potters Arf Team would like to extend their thanks to Red Rose Running Club who are bringing fifty of their members to run in this years race. We sincerely hope you enjoy yourselves.

2015 Winning Team Trophy

The First Male and Female team (4 to count) to finish this year will receive the Sir Stanley Mathews Trophy, an individual team medal and voucher courtesy of New Balance.

2015 Finishers Shirts and Plates

The Designs for the 2015 plates and shirts given to all finishers have been finalised.

April update

Entries continue to come in and we are looking at a record entry for 2015. Do not leave it until the last minute to enter as quite a number of races have been full this year .

Race numbers for the runners who entered at the Potters 'Arf launch and the postal entries should have now received their numbers and on line entries will be next.

We welcome Lucozade on board, they will be providing all finishers with a free sample as well as being on hand to offer hydration advice.

The Twitter account seems to be popular with runners tweeting their race number. Tweet how your training is going #pottersarf.

Don't forget to visit the account on April 30th or May 1st for a chance to win a pair of New Balance Performance Trainers.

Previous Race Winners Ben Gamble and Michelle Ross Cope have confirmed they are running the 2015 race.

Launch Success

A record number 275 entrants took advantage of the 25% discount on offer at this years launch courtesy of our sponsors the Hanley Building Society.

The Victoria Hall proved a fantastic venue which helped our sponsors, supporters, charities and Mike Perry offer advice to many runners.

Great thanks go to previous race winners Mandy Vernon, Rebecca Harrison and Ben Gamble for taking the time to offer advice to athletes.

Don't forget if you missed the launch there is still plenty of time to enter!

Love Stoke

Once again Love Stoke is one of our charities.

Click Here to find out more about them.

2015 Entries Are Now Open!!!

Race Entry is now open for the 2015 Run, the closing date for entries will be Friday 12th June 2015.

Click HERE for an application form

Welcome to the 2015 event which will be bigger and better.

  • Race date is Sunday 14th June 2015
  • We have increased the limit to 2400 so hopefully no one will miss out
  • All entrants will receive a technical t-shirt, a medal and a ceramic plate courtesy of Steelite International
  • Entrants in the walk and relay will also recieve the same t-shirt and plate and a finishers medal
  • The time bonus medals are once again on offer with Gold for Sub 1:30, Silver for Sub 1:45 and Bronze for Sub 2:00. There will be finishers' medas for everyone else.
  • Entries open December 1st 2014 either by visiting one of the Hanley Building Society branches or on line via our website.
  • With all our sponsors from last year on board lots of other giveaways will be on offer.

For anyone thinking of taking part for the first time we can promise you a great event with fantastic support on the course and a fabulous reception awaits you on finishing in the City Centre

Ken Rushton

Race Director

2014 Results

Congratulations to all those who entered and completed the Course this year

Full results can be found HERE

The 2014 winners were Anuradha Cooray for the men and Sophie Carter for the women

Anuradha Cooray Sophie Carter

Congratulations to all those who participated

The Potters Arf 2013 was a great success and all results can be seen here The Winners of the 2013 race were Ben Gamble and Jocelyn Payne

Ben Gamble Jocelyn Payne

2012 Race Winners

The Winner of the 2012 race were Andi Jones and Julia Matheson

Andi Jones Julia Matheson

More photos from the Race can be viewed below

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Runners   Walkers   Relay Teams

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Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors The Hanley Afford City of Stoke on Trent Jack Sole Fitness

Nominated Charities

Love Stoke       Douglas MacMillan Hospice

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