Does anyone remember the 'Wigan Six'?
It started from the market square and went up Wigan Lane; it turned at the Cherry Gardens and went back down Kenyon Road to the market square. It was a two lap race, and finished coming off Market Street to finish by the bus station.
Apparently, it was a gruelling road race with the steady incline of Wigan Lane.
Although I didn't take part in those early races (1974 - 1977), many runners said it was toughest road race in the North West at that time.
I'm sure Brendan Foster did it one year...
Anybody with any info on this?