Flat and fast Half Marathons

Any recommendations?

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24/10/2011 at 19:07
I've run the Llanelli Half several times- fairly flat, but coastal and exposed to some pretty ferocious weather in some years- and the Chippenham Half this year- fairly flat, but with a bit of a climb in the latter stages- and was wondering what was the flattest and fastest half course that anyone knows of. All suggestions appreciated- anywhere and any time of year
24/10/2011 at 19:14
Gossport: Nov.
24/10/2011 at 19:17
IM- Cheers
24/10/2011 at 20:05
Jason, there's one in Stratford in November around an airfield and is pancake flat.
24/10/2011 at 20:16
Brass Monkey half - York in January. Registrations open on Wednesday I think, and fill up very quickly!
24/10/2011 at 20:43
I should think that the Silverstone one would be fairly flat?
24/10/2011 at 20:51
Maidenhead was pretty flat, but you have missed it. Was at beginning of September.
24/10/2011 at 21:06
Wow- cheers guys! Plenty to pick from. AGF- I'd forgotten the Stratford one- nearly did it last year!
24/10/2011 at 21:13
Wokingham is also very flat, in February
24/10/2011 at 21:34
Yes my vote goes to Wokingham but can be in horizontal sleet : ))
24/10/2011 at 21:55
Help the heroes in Bassingbourn, Cambs - July time. Got my PB there.
25/10/2011 at 08:18

I've been told in a similar thread:

Brass Monkey - York in Jan

Village Bakery - Wrexham in Feb

Wilmslow - Manchester area in March

Also, I did Liverpool in March this year and that was flat.

25/10/2011 at 08:48
Hi JD, Another vote for Gossport...ran it several years ago. Flat course. pb potential...only a few weeks away though.
25/10/2011 at 08:54
+1 for Gosport - but it's also coastal and on a airfield which can leave it exposed.  Wokingham a close second, but it has two motorway bridges - gentle but you know they're there.
25/10/2011 at 09:15
Thanks for all the info, everyone. Plenty there to choose from. Will have to work out which will fit in around next year's mara schedules 
25/10/2011 at 10:43

Glasgow half (Great Scottish Run, but not part of the BUPA series) in September.  Only a couple of very small lumps, and a great atmosphere.

25/10/2011 at 12:56


Flatter than a flat thing that's been run over by a steamroller, and you get to finish in the Olympic stadium

25/10/2011 at 13:12

I'd vote for Wilmslow in March, although I may be a little biased as it's local to me and the only HM I've ever done. In its favour is that it is mostly flat with a few very minor bumps to remove the monotony of a completely flat course. The scenery is pretty and the weather's always been nice whenever I've run it.

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