Quibell Park Scunthorpe
After the massive success of the 6th North Lincolnshire Half Marathon, we will be back bigger and better on Sunday 6th May 2018. We have taken on board all the feedback and our plans are well and truly revised.
We love working with local community groups and charities to put this race on for you. It gives us the opportunity to financially support these groups, in return for their amazing support out on the course.
So what do we offer
- Our ethos is for you to have a safe and enjoyable race day experience.
- Flat, fast and friendly course
- Chip timing
- Closed roads
- 5 water stations, jelly baby and sponge stations
- Fabulous event medal and technical tee shirt
- Cake for all finishers!
- Easy parking within a short walk of race HQ.
- Great spectator support
- Extensive prize pool
February 8, 2018
Many thanks for the continued support of Lincolnshire Co-op who have very kindly offered to supply bottled water for all 2018 Tape2Tape events. Hydration is so important in races, so we are delighted that Lincolnshire Co-Op are again working with us.
We have agreed that as part of our joint responsibility to the environment that we will also offer cups of water for those runners who only want a sip.
We have also agreed a plan to ensure that all waste is recycled in the most environmentally friendly way.
January 29, 2018
Hope your running is going well.
We are delighted that entries are coming in thick and fast for the race and are heading towards a record entry level.
We thought you might like to know that our specialist sports partner, Metres to Miles of Epworth are delighted to offer you a £10 off voucher against any pair of running shoes. This is in addition to any club discount that the shop offers. Metres to Miles offer a free specalist shoe fitting and gait analysis. All you need to do is take your entry confirmation e mail to the shop to receive this great offer.
We are keen to make sure that you are kept up to date with race plans as they happen. We do this in a number of ways, so please take the time to follow us
In the meantime we hope that your training goes well
North Lincolnshire Half Marathon 2018
January 4, 2018
well over 700 already signed up!
May 14, 2017
We have already put big plans in place for the 2018 race on Sunday 6th May. We have applied to UK Athletics for a race licence, submitted an application for road closures, submitted papers to the event safety advisory group and booked race HQ.
The race has been accurately measured…North Lincolnshire Half Marathon 2018 Certificate Course Accuracy
Click here to see participants (participant tab towards top left of page) Entry List
Entry fees are fixed at the 2017 price
Afilliated £27, Unaffiliated £29 (plus a small card process fee)
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 for the second year 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.
As a result of feedback, we have revised our loo plan and they will be in plentiful supply for the race!
Feedback from the runners and looking at the sheer numbers of runners who achieved a pb in 2017, this really is a fast and flat course. It is run over lovely country lanes and through local villages.
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.
An application has been made to North Lincolnshire Council for a full road closure.
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.
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 have a refund?
Can I defer my entry?
Can I wear earphones in 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. 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.
How do I change my club name, address or any other details?
When will I receive my running number and timing chip?
These will be posted out to the address you registered with around 10 days before the race.
When will I receive my finishers tee shirt?
When you have crossed the finish line.
What is the minimum entry age?
UK Athletics stipulate 17 years of age
Can I push a pushchair in the race?
No, it is too dangerous due to the number of runners on the course
How do I know if my entry has been accepted?
Can I transfer my entry to another runner?
I have changed my address, what do I need to do?
You need to update our records. You do this using the on-line entry comoany web site. DETAILS It will not be possible to make changes after 3pm on 25TH March as the long process to have personalised runner numbers and race brochures posted out will have started. It is your responsibility to visit any previous address to collect your race packs, not ours!
Can I run with a dog?
Dogs are not allowed in the race due to health/safety issues. If you wish to run with a guide dog, please contact us so we can discuss the safest way for you to participate
I have a disability and I am not sure if I should compete?
Please see the full page section on Inclusivity at our event. If you have any concerns then feel free to e mail Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or call her on 07919 603800
This event has proved really popular with businesses who can derive great benefit from the race.
We have a variety of different packages available.
Give us a call or drop us an e mail to discuss
Terms and conditions
. This is a running event and you should be capable of completing the course within 3 hours and 15 minutes. 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.
. 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 25th March 2018.
. We are unable to defer entries to subsequent years.
. Runners who have submitted their entries prior to 3pm on 25th March 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.
. 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 6pm on Friday 4th May 2018. This is as we will be too busy setting up the course in readiness for the race.
. This is a running race and not a walk. For safety reasons and that of minimising community impact, you must be able to finish the run in under 3 hours and 15 minutes. Anyone who is not achieving this will be asked to leave the run and offered a lift in the sweep vehicle.
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.
Take a look at the fabulous start and finish videos from the 2017 race.
Start area video>> VIDEO Thanks to Dave Gowans
The finish line videos show every runner who completed the race
Finish line video to 86 minutes to 1H 26 >>> VIDEO1
Finish line video 1h 26 to 1h 58 >>> VIDEO2
Finish line video1h 58 to 2h 30 >>> VIDEO3
Finish line video 2h 30 to end >>> VIDEO4
Thank you for submitting your details.We will be in touch with you if more places become available.
The race is inclusive and we encourage entries from all runners, irrespective of their ability. We encourage anyone who has any concerns about the course and whether or not it is suitable for their individual circumstances to contact Nicola by e mail Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 07919603800. We will be happy to meet with you on the course and discuss any areas of concern you may have.
Half Marathon Course
The course itself is flat, on wide tarmac roads, which should make it suitable for athletes in wheelchairs.
You are however encouraged, irrespective of your ability, to contact Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 07919603800 to discuss your individual circumstances so we can jointly decide on the best start time or position in the field for you.
We are bound by Run Britain rulings which state the minimum age for the half marathon is 17.
There are plenty of parking spaces close to the start/finish area.
Quibell Park has a large car park with easy access to all facilities. There is a ‘disabled’ toilet based in teh main building.
Any visually impaired athlete is encouraged to run with a guide, who has a hi-viz tabard on denoting their role. Entry into the race is free for a guide, please contact Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 07919603800.
If you wish to receive any race material in a format which meets your needs then please contact us.
Race Day assistance
If any athlete requires specific assistance on race day, we ask that you contact us as early as possible.
We actively encourage anyone to come forward and volunteer to assist at the race. We will work with you to provide the most appropriate role for your circumstances
As race organisers we are keen to improve how we make the event truly inclusive. If you have any queries or suggestions on how to improve our inclusivity then contact Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 07919603800.