Birmingham and Black Country Half-Marathon

2012 Here We Come

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19/11/2011 at 12:06
Heard lots of good things about this event - will get my entry in very soon - any one else "up for it"?
23/11/2011 at 09:14
I shall most likely be entering again this year. Did enjoy myself last year
23/11/2011 at 13:46
great event this. especially when you know all those pubs are at the end
27/11/2011 at 18:17
Just signed up!  Would recommend this event to anyone!
10/12/2011 at 13:57

Love the canal system for running anyway so this seems perfect - pubs at the end too, what more can you want?

18/12/2011 at 14:41

Thought this might be a good first half marathon to do as I am used to running on canals and find it easier on my joints than roads - then i was reminded about the pubs now i'm definitely up for it.  I supose people train it back to Wolvo?

18/12/2011 at 19:18

seems to be easy - train or metro and I think they do a bag bus for your stuff too

19/12/2011 at 18:04

Did this last year and will definitely be back!

Trains are really regular from quite an early hour, and due to the staggered start there's no real rush anyway, so it's a nice stress free start!!

Not a drinker so the pubs aren't much of a pull for me, but it's a lovely place to finish anyway!!

Edited: 19/12/2011 at 18:04
30/12/2011 at 19:36
I will definitely be running this in 2012......

great fun last year, if a little warm towards the end.

The good people of Tipton didn't help either with the vandalism / firehouse to leap just before the Barge and Barrel bridge.............
31/12/2011 at 10:44

I have done this a few years running now and it always has been scorching day!!  So let's hope 2012 is slightly cooler! 

Great run and love the start and fab organisation!  There is a bus which transports your stuff to the finish and as already mentioned what a lovely place to finish!! 

Recommend this race 110% ..... even the dark tunnel is fun!! 

02/01/2012 at 16:51
Just entered for it again.  Did it last year and was my first half marathon... looking forward to doing it again.
03/01/2012 at 21:39
Just entered now! I walked the Wolves one last year and this will be my first attempt at running an event so any advice much appreciated indeed.
15/01/2012 at 12:44
Am I the only one that's noticed that when you click the "Enter Online" link, the prices are different (£19) and there is no early bird option??
15/01/2012 at 12:46
OK I now know the early bird entries have closed... but the price still goes up from £17 to £19 for normal entries!
16/01/2012 at 22:12
Started jogging to lose weight and improve fitness in the last 6 months and would like to run a half marathon and was planning on the Wolverhampton HM but this HM has grabbed me but as yet unsure if its too soon for me. So I was just wondering how long before spaces start to fill up and entries end?
17/01/2012 at 14:34
wow this sounds a fab race, i am so tempted, how quickly does it fill up as i'd have to find someone to watch my kids while i do it tho :-/
18/01/2012 at 13:14
As always the race Directors (me and Irondog will be around to answer your questions)

* Bags are transported start to finish, that what the paper swing tags will be for in your race pack, not as in last year to put around your shoes or wear on your top. Please think about the number of bags and ensure that they fasten securely and are of a reasonable weight.

*Generally we get a little antsy about number into June, our ideal solution would be to close / Fill up in by the 1st June but that's only so we can order the right amount of everything for everyone. We will probably still take entries on the day, however we do charge a lot more. If you want a place, enter online or by the postal form in plenty of time. We have not filled the race as yet, but last year it was looking very close

*Prices, we left the prices as last year to anyone who entered before January, we have had make a small increase primarily due to a couple of costs that previously never had to be incurred.
18/01/2012 at 13:31

Might be back for my 4th run of this one.....its an awesome race but got a busy summer.....

09/02/2012 at 05:19
Just entered!! First half marathon ever, hoping to then go on and do the wolves marathon which is usually September. Omg I'd better start runnin!!

09/02/2012 at 09:45

Have you done many runs Jude, you will find this one 'different' .

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