Shakespeare Raceway Half Marathon

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15/10/2013 at 14:11
Me - first one!
15/10/2013 at 20:27

Yep, I'm in! Finished the Leicester half marathon on Sunday, with a new PB 1:57:35 - only my 3rd since beginning running in January this year. Hoping for a new PB again on the flat surface at this venue

16/10/2013 at 12:52

I ran this last year and set a PB.  It's not a very exciting course and after 4 laps it does become a little boring but it is flat and if the wind is light then it has PB potential for sure.  I ran a 1.42 and the following day ran the Gosport Half in 1.48.

16/10/2013 at 21:31

Yeah, thought it might get somewhat boring but worth it for the experience if nothing else. Certainly won't manage such a fast time as you Daz!

16/10/2013 at 21:34
Not looking forward to the 4 laps at all!
23/10/2013 at 19:39

I ran Birmingham last week and it was awful,. I'm 57 now and had hoped to get under two hours but was 2-04. It was so undulating and I couldn't handle it. However, that's why I'm looking for this flat one.


By the way, does anybody know how I would get to the race from centre of Stratford?

23/10/2013 at 21:29

I'm going to do it as long as the wife hasn't given birth by then, due on November 27th.

Done my first half in Peterborough last week in 1:42, way quicker than what I thought I was capable of. Will be happy with that again! 

23/10/2013 at 22:33

I'm considering the 10K

28/10/2013 at 11:13

Does anyone know if you are allowed headphones in this race?


28/10/2013 at 19:41

Hi NatB

I ran this last year, and no you weren't allowed headphones (not sure why thou?)

As other post say - it is very flat. I did PB last year 2:00:29 - really hoping for sub 2 this year!

30/10/2013 at 10:43

To answer a couple of questions earlier in the thread.

I've checked with the organisers and they will be allowing people to wear headphones this year.

The venue is on the Campden Road on the SW side of Stratford. .

Great place for a pb if the weather is good!

08/11/2013 at 17:24

According to the latest RW email, there are 140 of us running the half. Looking forward to it. Hope the weather improves though!!

08/11/2013 at 19:44

I'm in no where near the speed of you lot! 

However very excited as its a forum meet up from the working At It Slowly thread. Quite a few of us doing the 5, 10, half or supporting then staying over for dinner & beer

See you there!


10/11/2013 at 06:23
Sorry Scott, only just seen your reply.

Yeah I got absolutely drenched but loved every minute of it! The wife forgot her umbrella though!

Still no sign of the baby, hopefully will see you there...
11/11/2013 at 14:52

If the worst thing about this flat, PB-potential course is that it's *boring*, I'm in too!

Can anyone who ran it last year comment on the accuracy of the distance of the HM? I have seen a comment about the 10k being possibly 400m long but would be interested to hear about the half. Cheers!

11/11/2013 at 15:55

well if the 10k is 400m long the half will be 800m long and the 5k would be 200m long!!

I have run the 10k and 5k there. The 10k i knocked nearly a minute off my then pb. If it were 400m long, at my pace then that would have been nearly 2 minutes. Additionally the difficulty rating of the course on run britain was 0.2 which suggests it was nearly perfect. They would not get a certificate of accuracy and ukA licence for a 10k that was over by that amount.

11/11/2013 at 16:08

Im doing this race as well. I have run it a few times. Scott I normally do not run with music on races, however I may on this one. There is not much of an atomsphere to be honest. Not unless it has changed, but there was never much of a crowd when I ran it in the past.

11/11/2013 at 19:09
Did this earlier this year. It is flat and good chance of a pb. The hardest thing for me was the fact it was 4 laps of the same seemed to last forever. You also keep doubling back to the centre of the course so u can see how far the people in front have pulled away!!
12/11/2013 at 13:49

Hi Everyone! Joanna from Raceways here...

Just to confirm that we have had the course remeasured recently and it is completely accurate. Make sure you take the tightest lines possible if you want a fast time because it makes a lot of difference over 4 laps. I'm going to put up a more detailed course map on facebook today so check that out. 

Also we now have over 750 entries!! So we are only offering 50 'on the day' entrants based on a first come first served basis plus on the day entrants won't get medals. So if you know anyone who is considering racing make sure they enter online before Thursday to garuntee a place!

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday


12/11/2013 at 14:00

Cool thanks Joanna. Whats the facebook page please?

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