Calling all plodders, hardened club runners and all mere mortals inbetween!

Join us for a spook-tacular 10k fun-run around Croxteth Country Park
...If you dare!

until start


We are pool runnings! We're dedicated to organising new and interesting ways to run around various bits of Liverpool.

Our events are organised by runners, for runners. Our events are fun and guaranteed to entertain. We work with a number of running clubs to provide races that runners want in varied locations.

There are many places where you can turn up and run a 5k or 10k but who else do you know that sends you off around the picturesque setting of Croxteth Country Park then sends the Grim Reaper after you!

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Beat The Reaper 2015 Results

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Beat the Reaper 2016..... Race Information

The race will start at 10am. It is a 2 lap route around the beautiful scenery of Croxteth Country Park.
Croxteth Park.... getting there.
Croxteth Park is North Liverpool’s beautiful parks. The park can be accessed by car, bus and on foot.
By Bus:
From Liverpool City Centre a number of buses will lead you to the park gates of the park. For All routes and times please see
By Car:
The car park for this event will be the main car park. Located at the round about junction of Muirhead Avenue, Dwerryhourse Lane and Oak Lane. The park gates and vehicle entrance is visible from this junction. Entre the park gates and drive along to the car parking.
The Race:
This race will start and finish in front of Croxteth Hall. The start / finish area will be clearly marked on your arrival.
Race Numbers:
Numbers will be available to be picked up from Croxteth Hall on the day of the event. This will be open for collection from 8.15am
Your Chip timing tag will be attached to your number for you to attach to your shoe
Croxteth Park has a cafe area which is within a 1 minute walk from the start area. The cafe has hot and cold food and drink available throughout the day. Inside and outside seating also.
Near to the cafe there are toilets available for public use. There are no Showers at this venue.

Kids 1k fun run:

The kids 1k fun run will take place after the 10k at 12pm. The race is open to children under the age of 15 years and costs £5 to enter. All finishers will receive a bespoke medal and sweetie bag. This event is not chip timed there for entries can be taken on the day until the race limit is met.

We hope you enjoy the race..... Stay safe and watch out.... he may be behind you!

Pool Runnings Race Crew


Course Records:

Fancy a challenge? Can you Beat the Reaper & the Course Record? Here' the people to beat....

Male: Paul Sankey (Liverpool Harriers) 34:45      

Female: Emma Bailey (Barlick Fell Runners) 44:53