Half suggestions for March / April?

I'm looking for some good half suggestions in March and April.

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05/12/2013 at 09:57

Hi

I am doing the Edinburgh Marathon in May, and looking for some good half suggestions in March and April. Road races preferable, can travel.

I've found a few possibilities by searching around, but would value suggestions from other runners.

Thanks for your time.

Ben

05/12/2013 at 10:00

Reading? Stadium finish. Huge crowd.

 

05/12/2013 at 10:01

agree Mr I - but then I'm biased!

 

05/12/2013 at 10:04

Whys that andy? Youre not a Lower Earley man are you? Or more of a Sonning (that constitutes posh in Reading land) man?

 

05/12/2013 at 10:40

Depends where you live. Inverness and Garioch in March, there is a 15m at Balmoral in April if you are in the north east of Scotland.

05/12/2013 at 10:47

Half Marathon at Silverstone March 2nd.

05/12/2013 at 10:50

Wilmslow 23/03 if you're looking for fast and flat with good quality

Liverpool is around that time too and will probably be a bigger field if you are looking for more of a fun run

Haweswater Half in early March will be lovelyy and scenic but not a PB course

Or even Paris?

You need to be clearer about where in the country and what it is you are looking for from the HM.

 

05/12/2013 at 11:26
The real Mr I wrote (see)

Whys that andy? Youre not a Lower Earley man are you? Or more of a Sonning (that constitutes posh in Reading land) man?


I'm not posh me Mr I - born in Coley, but now live just outside town in Aldermaston...

BTW- I have two places for the Silverstne HM available on 2 March.  I booked them as a warm up for the Reading event for me and my son, only to find Redaing was the same day!  D'oh!

05/12/2013 at 11:28

Thanks for all the suggestions! I'll go check them all out.

05/12/2013 at 13:05

If you're happy to travel to SE England, the Paddock Wood (Kent) half is a good one.

 

05/12/2013 at 13:52

15-03-14 : Spring Shakespeare HM, Stratford-upon-Avon

http://www.raceways.eu/site/events/the-shakespeare-spring

Great course, great venue. 4 laps of a motor racing track, so some say it's a bit boring, but it depends what you want out of your race and if you're prepared to forsake a nice view in favour of a good time!

I would also mention Oxfordshire's White Horse HM, but that's already sold out for 06-04-14! Need to get in early.

05/12/2013 at 16:40

Thanks Wilkie / Shazza!

05/12/2013 at 17:00

I'm with Wilkie, Paddock Wood Half run by my club PWAC is excellent. Superbly organised, fairly flat course & my kids hand out jelly babies to all runners at the 11 mile mark. Entries now open btw!  

06/12/2013 at 06:55

Bath Half on March 2nd. a two lap course with loads of supporters all the way round. Great atmosphere

06/12/2013 at 07:04

Sheffield half on April 6th. Can't tell you much about it though as just moved up from Berkshire. 

 

06/12/2013 at 07:48
Hi Ben there is a new half in lancashire on the 19th April called the Valliants Half Marathon flat and fast and you can enter online with runners world. In the first 10 miles there is a total of 40 feet of climb then it drops 12 feet in 2 miles and then a bit a a 16foot climb in the last 1.1miles.
06/12/2013 at 13:10

Cheers Alan, entered Valiants, looks like PB territory....  

06/12/2013 at 14:26

Wokingham in Feb, Surrey/Reading/Hastings/Fleet/Brooklands in March, Bracknell in April.  Also Inverness, Liverpool - you are spoilt for choice!

06/12/2013 at 16:21
andy x wrote (see)

I'm with Wilkie, Paddock Wood Half run by my club PWAC is excellent. Superbly organised, fairly flat course & my kids hand out jelly babies to all runners at the 11 mile mark. Entries now open btw!  

One of the things that really stands out for me at PW is that they get LOADS of portaloos in.  You never have to wait more than a couple of minutes  

Other race organisers should take note!

06/12/2013 at 16:30

Snowdonia half in April - very well organised and great race atmosphere, although not for PB chasers - it's got to be one of (if not the) toughest road half marathons - stunning scenery though!


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