Leeds Half Marathon 2013

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22/11/2012 at 20:08

Just looked at entering the Leeds Half Marathon, but I am astonished at how expensive it now is (£26/£28). When I last did this in 2011 i'm sure it was only about £17 or £18. I cannot see how or why it has gone up so much (roughly 50% increase) in just two years.

I now won't be doing this race next year. I know it is part of the Run for All races and the proceeds go to charity, which is good, but what does everyone think of the price? I think it way too much.

There are better half marathons for a lower cost.

td2
06/02/2013 at 22:11

save youe money...go to Brussels and do their half marathon instead. 35 000 folk from all over the World take part, the support along the course is amazing as is the scenery. All for 18 quid too! The Leeds half has to be one of the dullest, whoever thought of a 3 mile slog along Kirkstall Road must have been some joker, least you've got Morrisons and the immigration centre to look at. 

03/04/2013 at 15:56

Oh dear!  I live in Sheffield, and have done the Sheffield half a few times, so thought the Leeds half would make a nice change, but I'm not sure now!  Is it really that bad? 

03/04/2013 at 16:04
Be better doing SIG Sheffield half instead on the same day. Same price but bigger field, better organised, not in Leeds & last time at don valley stadium.
12/04/2013 at 09:46
I agree it's getting a bit pricy but just tried to register and its full so it's still very popular, but i think it's a good half marathon the scenery not great but the support around course is excellent and it's also challenging at points.
12/04/2013 at 12:27

I've entered but I'm injured ... even more pricey!

12/04/2013 at 13:02

bob 1

no it is not that bad   it is a good race   and Leeds route is not dull

 

done this race  nearly every year since 2003 and it is good   

12/04/2013 at 13:33

are you allowed to transfer your entry if you cant make the run ? if so anyone interested in transfering their entry ?

12/04/2013 at 15:26

I asked yesterday whether you can do this ... no response yet.

 

12/04/2013 at 16:23

i rang and asked if they had a standby list and they said no ! couldnt believe it !

12/04/2013 at 16:37

I got an email today to say no transfers!!!

12/04/2013 at 17:01

I've entered, although despite changing address and updating my details back in February they've managed to send my race pack to my old address. So the reason why there's no transfers will be because simple admin tasks are a struggle to them.

I'm looking forward to the race, it's challenging until the final 3-4 miles which is flat and gives you a good focus for the remainder of the race. Support is always fantastic as well.

I often run up Stonegate Road then follow the route round the Ring Road to Weetwood and it never gets easy.

12/04/2013 at 17:10

At £26/£28 its a very expensive half marathon as there are no transfers, im glad i didnt enter!!!

13/04/2013 at 10:29
It has sold out though so the price can't have been far wrong. Sheffield is similar price but Leeds has a much better goody bag in my experience.
14/04/2013 at 12:53

I am doing sheffield 10k next weekend   the lord mayors

15/04/2013 at 13:09

The inability to transfer your place is a pretty poor show and somewhat greedy ... there are injured runners and there are also people wanting to run who can't get a place.  It encourages "illegal" transfers. Even the Edinburgh Marathon organisers manage to allow transfers.

Edited: 15/04/2013 at 13:10
21/04/2013 at 20:42

got  47 mins today at Sheffield 10k   not bad for me  and it was quite warm aswell  loads going off   with high jumps etc, fun run

03/05/2013 at 21:15

Anyone who can't run it fancy giving up there place if I can arrange a transfer ? 

07/05/2013 at 20:43

My missus is injured and may have a place if anybody is interested?

08/05/2013 at 08:33
Simon Garside 3 wrote (see)

My missus is injured and may have a place if anybody is interested?

Is it transferable?

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