Wot, no half marathons

in Jan or Feb???

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30/09/2002 at 15:27
Surely there must be more than one HM in Jan (Cheshire Four Villages) and Feb (Dover)in the WHOLE of the country? So says RW's listing. Surely there are some good build up races for FLM around this time? Anyone?
30/09/2002 at 15:39
I know of Blackmore Vale 1/2m at Bishops Caundle, Dorset in Feb-very undulating.

There's also Bath 1/2m in March and the March Hare 20 for pre FLM build up races.
30/09/2002 at 15:44
Thanks for those hilly. Dorset sounds good but it might be a bit tough on my rookie running partner by the sound of it. I think March is too late to be running a HM (for the first time) - I know its a bit chilly on your exposed bits but there must be more going on? Anymore for anymore?
30/09/2002 at 17:05
There is always the Fleet half at the begining of March, same time as Bath I think.
30/09/2002 at 17:59
Thank you again Keith. If anyone from the site is watching - any reason why these (Fleet, Bath, Blackmore Vale...) aren't posted?
30/09/2002 at 18:37
I expect the organisers just simply don't send absolute confirmation of event details into RW until nearer the time.

I think it's Rob Spedding who compiles them - he sometimes posts on the forums.
30/09/2002 at 22:33
Fleet is on the 16 March next year, check their web site www.fleethalfmarathon.com
30/09/2002 at 22:34
What about helsby, think thats a half
01/10/2002 at 08:47
Hastings half is the 16th as well,

01/10/2002 at 09:05
There is a big half in York in January (I think) and Liversedge half in Yorkshire on the 14th of Feb or thereabouts.

01/10/2002 at 11:25
I had a similar question a while ago (for March halfs), and the RW people said that the race listings appear earlier for those of us who are subscribers. As I'm not a subscriber, I therefore can't access this info - but hopefully you are one?
01/10/2002 at 11:43
Yes I am but keep throwing away my subscriber number - doh! Thanks for the tip.
01/10/2002 at 12:59

I think (but may well be wrong) that January and February are big on 10 milers with half marathons popular in March when it's a bit warmer. If you want an event in February you could consider the Bramley 10/20 - great preparation race for FLM. Entry details will probably be in RW in November. It gets one of the 20 mile training runs out of the way without worrying about water and isotonic drinks.

If you are interested in Bath Half Marathon - good for PB as it's flat (2 dreary laps!) you should enter now as last year it was full by November. Entry form on: www.bathhalfmarathon.co.uk.

01/10/2002 at 13:09
There is a Tunbridge Wells 1/2m planned for 23/2/03. The website is http://www.tunbridgewellsharriers.btinternet.co.uk/tw_half_marathon.html

I ran it last year - the only thing to watch for is a fairly steep & long hill halfway through.
01/10/2002 at 13:18
There's also the Brighton 1/2M on 23/2/03. Don't know any more about it than that ... the details are here http://www.sussexbeacon.org.uk/marathon1.htm

01/10/2002 at 19:28
The Liversedge Half Marathon will be held in February (16th). The event is in West Yorkshire, and can be described as a tough course, which will test your winter training. For more info contact our Race organiser Michael Childe (01924 400125).
Or visit the Roberttown Road Runners website which I believe is www.roberttownroadrunners.co.uk, where an entry form will eventually be on there.
03/10/2002 at 10:24
I believe the Wokingham Half in Berks is back on for 2003 - 9 Feb as far as I know.
03/10/2002 at 21:37
Derek....call the RW subscriber number and they'll tell you your number over the phone!
05/10/2002 at 15:45
Does anyone have a date for the Reading Half? That is usually Feb/March time.
07/10/2002 at 09:17
Reading Half for 2003 is on Sunday 9 March.


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