Freckleton Half-Marathon

Oldest half in the UK

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02/04/2013 at 16:06

So who is up for this one this year?

If you've been before you'll know it's a cracking day out with loads to do for the family while we run round the countryside.

It's one of those that fills up fast so be aware of that.

It looks like I'll be marshalling or helping out this year because I cracked my collarbone last week and the doctors reckon I'll be three months before I can get back to running.

But I'll be there one way or another

08/04/2013 at 08:28
Bumping this to the top
08/04/2013 at 12:59
Yep , entered for the first time this year on the recommendation of others I know who have done it. Sounds like a nice event, without the hype and expensive of many other HMs!
08/04/2013 at 13:15

That's the way we like to do things at Freckleton.

All the organisation, atmosphere and fun of the big city races, with the friendliness you get at smaller events.

I'm sure you'll have a great day out. Bring the family too, there's lots for them to see and do while you'ree out on the course.

21/04/2013 at 16:12

This sounds great.Going to enter this one as sounds really nice.

Done Liverpool half a few times but missed it this year so trying some new races.

looking forward to it.

21/04/2013 at 18:30
You'll have a great time Ian
05/05/2013 at 20:19

Cheers Brian.See you there soon.

05/05/2013 at 21:29

I want to do this but meant to be doing a full marathon following weekend. If I just took it easy for this do you think it would have a big impact?

06/05/2013 at 11:04

You should be OK if you a disaplined enough to take it easy.

06/05/2013 at 14:02

I've done this three times now and it's been a lovely day out each time  -  very well organised and very friendly  -  particularly the lovely lady with the hosepipe sprinkler standing at her garden gate.  Ace mementoes at the end and the only reason that I'm not doing it again this year is that there's a new ruling against ipods etc. (Although I know in some people's eyes this actually stops me from being able to call myself a runner  -  I find running without music really hard.)  My problem though, not anyone else's so it doesn't stop it being being a great day out if music isn't your thing

07/05/2013 at 10:54

Nice race but not for me this year. Never too keen on the PM start and potential heat! Must do it for the 50th one. When is that?

12/05/2013 at 17:09

The 50th race will be at 2pm on Sunday 22nd June

Lilytoo, there isn't aban on music devices. The race web site says we would rather you didn't wear a music device because you MUST be able to hear traffic and marshal instructions. It is inredible how many runners are comletey oblivious to these two important factors because their music is too loud.

But they aren't banned


12/05/2013 at 17:10

Kevin, use it only as a long SLOW run, 30 secs per mile slower than your intended marathon pace.

It will be good practice for disciplining yourself for the following week

12/05/2013 at 20:04

Is 50 th next year then?

13/05/2013 at 09:21

Thanks for the clarification Brian  -  I must have misunderstood the official person (not you) a couple of years ago when I arrived who told me to take my ipod off or I wouldn't be allowed to start!  I suggested that I could just have an earphone in one ear but he told me that I might try to be smart and get around the rules like that but that if I was seen then my time wouldn't count and I wouldn't be allowed to enter again.  Took the ipod off as I was told and did my worst time ever!  We live and learn 

13/05/2013 at 16:56

The 50th race is indeed in 2014 ET.

Lilytoo, a couple of years ago we were pre-empting a decision from UKA that never transpired.

More and more races are banning music devices because people haven't been sensible.

As usual it will be the minority who spoil it for the majority. It will only take on music-wearer who has their music too loud, doesn't hear a vehicle or an instruction,    to cause an accident, an all race organisers will have to review the situation.

Hope this helps


14/05/2013 at 09:26

Aha!  Not to worry  -  it's a lovely race all the same.

26/05/2013 at 14:37

Noooo! I'm too slow in entering. Does anyone know of any spare places going for this year's? A race that fills up this early must be a pretty decent run. I'm more than a little gutted 

26/05/2013 at 15:51

This happened to my husband a couple of years agho and we were able to get a number exchange when we got there from someone who wasn't able to do it.  We went to the organisation tent and they sorted it for him.  Good luck  -  it's certainly worth doing 

26/05/2013 at 19:27

Hi if anyone is not able to run i am looking for a place. I will pay in full and let the orgaisers know of any changes many thanks chris.

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