Good half marathon in north of England before Xmas

Any ideas?

17 messages
23/09/2013 at 21:33

I'm looking to complete a couple of half marathons before Xmas. Got Clowne half pencilled in during November (anybody got any experience of this one?) but struggling to find anything else. Would prefer road races but open to suggestions.

23/09/2013 at 22:14

Worksop is a cracking race. Do it!

23/09/2013 at 22:37

Are you classing Worksop and Clowne as the north???!!  I was going to give a few suggestions in the real North, ie a couple of hundred miles North of there, but not sure you'd find them! 

Edited: 23/09/2013 at 22:37
24/09/2013 at 07:23

i know , Clowne is more the midlands than the north. Any suggestions you have minni are most welcome.

24/09/2013 at 07:43

That's what I thought about Clowne! Though have just entered Keyworth (also in midlands) if you don't really mind about the level of northernness.

Cake    pirate
24/09/2013 at 12:28

Clowne is very good so it worksop.

It's short notice but Macclesfield do a good one next weekend. lancaster have a good half but not done it for years so don't know if that's changed and I beleive newcastle now have a half in dec as part of the marathon there. The marathon is a cheap and cheerful so assuming the half is along the same lines. If you just want running races for around that sort of distance you might like trying a bit of fell?

Looking at the start of next year I would check out brass monkey and liversage half's.

24/09/2013 at 13:17

Not a half - but Stockport 10(mi) in Dec is very popular.

Cake    pirate
24/09/2013 at 13:22

 Stockport 10 is fantastic.

24/09/2013 at 16:48

Bit of a shameless plug for my own event here, but if you want the real north, there is the Newcastle Racecourse half on 8 December. Also featuring a full and a 50k.

24/09/2013 at 17:02

Great Cumbrian Run on 6th October but maybe that is a bit soon? And a bit proper north??

24/09/2013 at 17:16

Ian - that was going to be one ofy suggestions too!  Looking forward to the 50k option myself...! 

Cake    pirate
24/09/2013 at 17:49

 There is a 50 option now? *hides under dovet*

24/09/2013 at 19:00

Not a half but with the hills it will feel like it, the Derwentwater 10 in Keswick on 3/11/13 - details here

25/09/2013 at 23:06

Bridlington Half on October 20th? £12. 

02/10/2013 at 16:33

Not exactly North of England, Wales in fact to be precise, but if you're based in the Lancs, Manchester, Merseyside area, the Conwy Half is superb...

20/11/2013 at 13:11

Best parking at the school on boughton lane clowne on Sunday if coming from m1 j30

20/11/2013 at 13:12

It will be on your left hand side 

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