Quibell Park Scunthorpe
Now in its 6th year, the ever popular North Lincolnshire half marathon is flat, fast and very friendly. Many runners turn up and achieve either a personal or seasons best on this fabulous course.
With only 69 feet of climbing this is one of the flattest courses in the UK
Feedback from the runners has been first class.
February 19, 2017
Thank you very much for entering the 6th North Lincs Half marathon. Plans are well advanced for the race.
We can confirm that this is one of the flattest and fastest half marathons in the UK, with only 20m of climb throughout the whole course!
We think that the medals for this years race will be the best ever!
We have been holding regular meetings with a really enthusiastic group of volunteers who are working hard in their own time to assist in making this race one that you will always remember!
The traffic management plans are all signed off, so there will be a full road closure in place to make it really safe for you.
The all important loos are ordered…always a good topic of conversation!
We are also working to put some rousing entertainment on the course for you.
We have several ways in which you can keep up to date with race plans
All the best with your training and see you on 7th May
Nicola and Neil Pattison
November 29, 2016
We are pleased to announce that we have a new venue for the 6th North Lincolnshire half marathon on Sunday 7th May 2017. We have been working with North Lincolnshire Council and are excited to announce that we will be using the fabulous Quibell Park athletics stadium for our Race HQ and finish area. Set in picturesque woodlands the athletics stadium is perfect for that final sprint around the track. The course itself is even flatter and faster than before and the general footprint is very similar to previous years.
Some will ask why the need to change, which is a very valid question. Unfortunately despite our best efforts, Scunthorpe United FC have been unable to offer us any date to hold the race in 2017 without having a caveat attached, meaning at short notice the race would be cancelled if they require it for a football match. With many months of planning required to put this race on for you and runners spending many months training up, this is not a risk we are prepared to take. Indeed, you will be unaware that in 2016 we had to hold our breath a week or so before the race as if the play off fixtures had been different, they would not have allowed us to use the stadium. We are sure you will understand that none of us can operate under these restrictions.
So moving on, we have been looking at Quibell Park for sometime and have already put in countless hours to get the new plans ready. We have measured the course and a race licence application submitted to UK Athletics. Road closure plans have been completed and all we are good to go on Sunday 7th May.This is a great opportunity for the race to become even faster and friendlier. We are really excited about this change of venue and have great plans to build upon the last 5 years, which will include a fun run and a 2 person relay.
Nothing is going to stop the North Lincs half from continuing! Entries will open on 1st January after Big Ben has done his bit!
Nicola and Neil Pattison
October 9, 2016
Entries for the 2017 North Lincolnshire Half Marathon will open on New Year’s Day!
Click HERE to view the up to date entry list.
Afilliated runner £27
Unafilliated runner £29
What is included in my entry fee?
- Run on a flat, fast and friendly course
- Quality technical event tee shirt
- Bespoke medal
- Goody bag
- Chip timing
- Totally closed roads
- Professional medical back up
- 5 water stations
- Super finish on the athletics track
- Jelly baby station
- Sponge station
- On-line entry fee
- Race insurance
Click the link below to sign up to this race
Quibell Park, Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire
We are delighted to be working with North Lincolnshire Council to use their excellent facilities at Quibell Park. Set in lovely woodlands this setting allows us to make the race day experience even more special for our runners.
This is less than 5 minutes drive from the M181 motorway, which makes the race extremely accessible for the whole of the motorway network.
Quibell Park is a perfect venue for your family and friends to watch you start and finish the race. The finish is excellent as runners will finish by running clockwise around the athletics track for around 250m. The concourse around the track is big enough for literally hundreds of family members to cheer you in as you speed around the track. With the rousing sound of our commentator on the PA system, this will be a really rousing finish to a fast, flat and friendly race.
There are hundreds of on-site parking places at Quibell Park, with the start line just being a few minutes walk away. We will also be using the vast car park at North Lindsey College, which is only around 5 minutes walk away.
There are showers and changing rooms at Quibell Park as well as a small number of lockers.
We will be bringing in food vendors to make sure there are plenty of refreshments available for the runners and their spectators alike.
These runner essentials will be in plentiful supply at Quibell Park!
We are delighted to give you a course which in our view is even flatter and faster than before! Run over flat country roads this race has produced countless personal best times over the first 5 years and is likely to now produce even more!
Finishing with 250m around the athletics track in front of hundreds of spectators, this is going to be a great race.
Click below to see the race route.
There is only 69 FEET of climb over the entire half marathon course, making this one of the flattest half marathon courses in the country.
The start line is around 5 minutes walk from Race HQ on Scotter Road
The finish is on the track in the athletics stadium.
The course has been measured and is an exact half marathon.
The safety of all participants is our number 1 priority. You will see that we have gone to great lengths and expense to ensure that you have a safe race day experience.
North Lincolnshire Council have granted a full road closure order for the race.
We will work with local communities to minimise impact, communicate full details of the road closures and encourage their involvement in this great event.
UK athletics specify the amount of medical coverage that is needed at any road race that they licence. With our ethos of safety being our number one priority, we always far exceed the minimum requirements. We will have a fully staffed first aid post at the finish as well as one out on the course. We will have 2 ambulances, a doctor, paramedics, nurses and a number of first aiders. These are here for your safety, but hopefully they will have a quiet day!
Marshals will be in place at every road junction, for the safety of all runners as well as other road users. Please ensure that you obey the instructions of marshals at all times. There will be well over 100 volunteer marshals on the course, so please show your appreciation as you run past them.
A risk assessment complying with UK athletics requirements will be regularly updated as planning for the race progresses.
A lead car and cyclists will be on the course ahead of the lead runners warning other road users that runners are on their way.
4 team members to count for the separate male/female prizes.
These will be awarded in 5 year age group categories.
The Gun Time is the official time used for results
All awards are based on GUN TIME – the time from the start of the race (gun) to when you cross the finish line as per IAAF, Athletics Canada, BC Athletics, USATF, AIMS and International Awards standards. UKA also work in accordance with this.
IAAF Road Race Handbook — Pg 196 RULE 240.
Note: For road races and road walking events, the official time will be the time elapsed between the start gun and the athlete reaching the finish line. However, if an athlete crosses the start line after the start gun, his time elapsed between the start and finish line can be made known to the athlete but will not be considered as official time. The order in which athletes reach the finish line will be considered as the official finish position.
Run Britain Road Race Directors Handbook Page 33 2nd Paragraph –
When a chip (transponder) timing system is used, the official time is that of ‘Gun Start’, although published results may show, in cases, both Gun and Chip results if desired. Even though chip timing may be used, key race positions should be confirmed on a ‘first-past-the post basis’ by the Race Referee or Line Judge.
Can I wear headphones during the race?
The organisers do not advocate the use of personal headphones during the race. We are bound by the rules of England athletics who state that only bone conducting earphones may be used in a race where the roads are not closed to traffic >>>READ FULL ARTICLE If you do choose to run with headphones on you do so entirely at your own risk as it will significantly reduce your ability to listen to safety instructions.
What can I do if i am no longer able to run?
When you entered the race you signed up to the terms and conditions, which state that you are not eligible to a refund or entry deferral to next year. However, unlike some other races we offer a free runner transfer service, up to 3pm on 7th April. You need to e mail the on-line entry company firstname.lastname@example.org . Please provide You name and date birth For the new runner you must provide Full name Date Birth Full address including postcode E mail Telephone number Running club name Any medical conditions Next of kin name and telephone number Tee shirt size
When will I receive my running number and timing chip?
These will be posted out and be with you around 10 days before the race
How do I change my club name, address or any other details?
Prior to 7th April you are able to change your personal details. Please e mail email@example.com and the on-line entry company will organise for you.
Where can I view the entry list?
The up to date entry list can be found HERE
Terms and conditions
. Minimum age for entry is 17 in the half marathon.
. Refunds of entry fee will not be considered under any circumstances. You can however change runner details up to 3pm on 7th April 2017.
. Runners who have submitted their entries prior to 3pm on 7th April 2017 will have their first name endorsed on their running number.
. The organisers will not be responsible for the loss, theft or damage of your personal belongings, other than caused as a result of our negligence
. This is a challenging event. It is your responsibility to make sure you have the required fitness to complete the race
. Please listen to and respond to the advice given by race officials and marshals. They are there to ensure that you and the general public are safe.
. The organisers do not advocate the use of personal headphones during the race. We are bound by the rules of England athletics who state that only bone conducting earphones may be used in a race where the roads are not closed to traffic. If you do choose to run with headphones on you do so entirely at your own risk as it will significantly reduce your ability to listen to safety instructions.
. You enter this race entirely at your own risk. The organisers will not be liable for any injury to you, no matter how it was caused.
. It is your responsibility to ensure that you arrive in good time for the start of the race. With an event of this size there will inevitably be delays entering the car park.
. It is your personal responsibility to ensure that you arrive in good health ready to complete the race. You are advised to note the advice at http://www.runnersmedicalresource.com .
. There will be event medical cover in place at the race. If you require any assistance, please notify a marshal/official and they will make contact with the medics.
. If a runner with disabilities has any concerns about the suitability of the race for their individual circumstances, please contact the race organisers so we can assist you.
. Please ensure that you start the race in a good state of hydration.
. Please respect the countryside and dispose of your bottles in a sensible manner.
. In the event that adverse weather or any other prevailing circumstances mean that the race is to be cancelled, details will be recorded on the web site and on the Face book page. A message will also be left on the event mobile phone. No refunds will be given, however we will make arrangements so you can collect your race souvenirs. The organisers are not liable in any way for any expenditure you may have incurred.
. Please ensure that you note any medical conditions on the rear of your running number. If you have any prevailing medical condition that you wish to make the organisers aware of then please notify by e mail.
. Results will be posted on the event web site as soon as possible after the race has finished.
. Do not run using any other runners number.
. This is a running event and you should be capable of completing the course within 3 hours. If in the opinion of the race directors or their representative, a runner is competing at such a pace that they will be outside of this time limit and prevent roads from re-opening on time, then they will be asked to leave the race and be offered a lift in the sweeper vehicle back to race HQ.
. By entering the race you give your permission for any photographs/video recordings to be used on the event web site.
. Anyone who is proven to have cheated in the race or breached UK athletics rules will be disqualified from the race at the discretion of the race director and referee. Anyone who has won prize money and is subsequently found to have cheated or in breach of UKA rules will be required to return all monies in full within 7 days of request..
. Runners must not be accompanied by anyone on a pedal cycle.
. All dogs are banned from the race. Anyone wishing to run with a sighted guide must contact the organisers in advance of race day.
. All prams/pushchairs and buggies are banned from the race.
. The medal and t shirt are for people who have completed the half marathon.
. In the event that you are prize winner it is your responsibility to either collect it yourself at presentation or ask someone to do so on your behalf. The organisers will not take responsibility for posting out prizes after race day.
. Any found property handed to Tape2Tape will be kept for 2 weeks after the race then it will be disposed of. Any postage charges will be the responsibility of the loser should a request be made to post lost items.
. It will not be possible to answer any form of communication after 8pm on Friday 5th May. This is as we will be too busy setting up the course in readiness for the race.
. It is your responsibility to check that any food you purchase at the event is suitable for your needs and does not contain any ingredients that you are unable to consume as a result of a medical condition.