/ Autumn / Winter half marathons
Liecster or Workshop are also later on, OCtober..
Not too much on.
Four Villages (Helsby), Jan 19 is a great race. Not as flat as Brass Monkey but good atmosphere - I'm biased - and people seem to manage fast times. Entry from 1 Oct.
Glen Clova, in November, is a bit of a Scottish classic. The first half is a bit lumpy, but it's where I got my first sub-90 half. It fills up quickly.
The Kirkintilloch half in early October is flatter, and is quite competitive. It's on the same weekend as the Great Scottish Run in Glasgow - again, reasonably flat and decent PB territory.
Wrexham (Village Bakery). Flat, fast, February.
Aviemore is fast ( net downhill ). Normal entries sold out, just charity ones left, but not too much, just need to guarantee £50 I think
The Lochaber (Fort William) half is in November and it's dead flat. Not as nice as the Clova half but faster.
But it sells out quicker than you can run it!
There's a great little half in Nottinghamshire called the Turkey Trot held in December. Sells out super quick but the course is known for being one where many people clock in a new pb
The Tissington Trail half marathon is good. I did it last year (the 1st time it's been ran I think)
It's on October 5th. All off road, and they claim all slightly downhill, I didn't fell like it was!
Starts near Buxton, ends at Ashbourne
Great Scottish Run? Starts and finishes in Glasgow and new route this year takes in all the sites in the run up to being the host city for Commonwealth Games.
6th October, places still available. http://www.greatscottishrun.com/
I've entered and using it as prep for Paris Marathon next April.
Oban Half Marathon also on the 6th October. Great route along the coast.
Does the Oban half still have that bloody awful finish through the Corran Halls car park, up the hill and across the main road into town? I did it one a couple of years back and ran a mile more than necessary due to inept marshalling and signposts and vowed never to do it again.
Lancaster Half in November is excellent - quite fast and scenic route part on cinder tracks and road - maybe not perfect for pb but good.
> Does the Oban half still have that bloody awful finish through the Corran Halls car park, up the hill and across the main road into town? I did it one a couple of years back and ran a mile more than necessary due to inept marshalling and signposts and vowed never to do it again.
Same finish although much better marshaled over the last couple of years. Course is officially measured and turn points crystal clear compared to vagueness in past years.
Have finally managed to sit down and look at the different logistics. Can't believe I'm even thinking about but it looks like the Newcastle racecourse is the only one I can make! 8 Laps can't be thaaaat bad can it?!! :-/
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