Quibell Park Scunthorpe

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Race overview

ENTRIES STILL AVAILABLE

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

 

Latest news

April 14, 2018

Hope your training is going well with around 3 weeks to go until race day.

We are working flat out to ensure that you all have a safe and enjoyable race day experience on Sunday 6th May. We would appreciate if you would take time to carefully read through the fabulous race brochure and start planning your day. yes This can be viewed on our race web site . They key message is please set off early!

We have just opened up entries to the North Lindsey College Fun run which sets off just after the half marathon runners and finishes in the stadium.  All fun runners will receive a medal, sweets and a drink at the end. ENTER HERE 

If you have any queries about the race please take a look at the FAQs on the WEB SITE where you will find the answer to most of the queries that crop up.

If you have changed address and not updated your profile then you have until this coming Wednesday to do so. The faqs will tell you how to do so. After then your number and timing chip will be sent to the address that you gave us when entering the race.

We will be back in contact very soon to keep you informed about progress with race plans.

 

 

Best regards

Nicola and Neil

North Lincolnshire Half Marathon 2018

 

April 14, 2018

Our fabulous North Lincolnshire Half Marathon race brochure is ready for you to download. A copy will be out in the post to you 7-10 days before race day together with your runner number and timing chip.

 

Click here to download  North Lincs Half Race Brochure

April 2, 2018

Runner numbers, timing chips and race brochure will be dropping through your letterbox 7-10 days prior to the race

March 23, 2018

Dear athlete

FANCY CHOOSING YOUR OWN RUNNER NUMBER? If so then read on………..

 

Fancy supporting one of the many charities and community groups attached to the race?

Have a special birthday, age, special date, memorable occasion?

We are giving you a great but limited opportunity to choose your own runner number for just £5. All proceeds will go to one of the groups who are helping us to put the race on.

Numbers available from 2-2500 inclusive.

 

All you need to do is

  • E mail us by clicking on this link and providing your preferred number RACE HQ 
  • We will then send you a message back confirming the availability of that number and a link to pay
  • Once you have paid the number is yours and we will allocate it to you
  • Must be paid for by 5pm on Monday the March at the very latest.

 

Best regards

North Lincolnshire Half Marathon 2018

Tape2Tape

March 23, 2018

As per the terms and conditions of entry, race transfers will close at 3pm on Sunday 25th March. This gives us time to order your personalised numbers, have them chipped up, then have them sent out together with the all important race brochure. Will be with you about 10 days or so before the race. Details of how to transfer can be found HERE 

Please respect that the deadline is a deadline for a reason and don’t e mail us pleading/begging!

 

Please do not pass your number to anyone after this time as we need to know who is on the course, who to contact if an emergency happens, as well as it could affect the results

As runners ourselves we do occasionally enter a race then become ill/injured and just accept that we can do nothing about it.

Dear athlete

Time seems to be flying by as there are just 2 months until race day!

We offer a free transfer service up until 3pm on 25th March. This allows us time to order your personalised numbers and have them sent out to you together with the all important race brochure in good time for the race.

Details of how to transfer and lots of other frequently asked questions can be found on the EVENT WEB SITE

If not already, keep up to date with race plans as they develop through our social media channels, where we also have freebies to give away!

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Instagram

Plans are well in hand, including having more entertainment out on the course for you.

 

Best regards

North Lincolnshire Half Marathon 2018

 

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March 3, 2018

We are delighted to be working with Samantha and Stuart founders of RevereSport who are a local couple that create and manufacture high quality, innovative products for the every day athlete around the world. With a passion for sharing their knowledge and delivering informative blog content, they aim to inspire others to lead healthier, sustainable lifestyles without compromising on fun.

RevereSport are proud to announce they are supporting the North Lincolnshire Half Marathon on Sunday 6th May. Having grown up in the local area, co-founders Samantha and Stuart are excited to support this fantastic event, taking part near their home town. Thank you to Nicola and Neil at Tape to Tape for giving us the opportunity to support your race, we are delighted to be on board!’

Take a look at the fantastic range of products here – RevereSport Running Armbands https://www.reveresport.com/

March 1, 2018

Pleased that we will be using Pegasus Drone Media to take fabulous ground and aerial footage at the  North Lincs Half. They are a really professional company who will do a great job for you.

March 1, 2018

Thanks to CH Jefferson Accountants of Scunthorpe, we will again have jelly babies/beans for you. A great sugar boost at the time when you most need it!

February 28, 2018

We have an excellent team working with us to make this a safe and enjoyable race day experience. Here they are enjoying a bacon butty(healthy one) at a recent meeting.

February 27, 2018

Working in partnership with Metres to Miles, specialist running shop, we are offering a fabulous £10 off every pair of running shoes. This is in addition to any existing club discount with the store. Grab your self a bargain.

See video for full details>>>METRES TO MILES

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

Website

FACE BOOK

Twitter @northlincshalf

Instagram northlincshalf

 

In the meantime we hope that your training goes well

Best regards

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.

Race entry

North Lincs Half Race Licence

The race has been accurately measured…North Lincolnshire Half Marathon 2018 Certificate Course Accuracy

 

Entries Open

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)

Runner numbers, timing chips and race brochure will be dropping through your letterbox 7-10 days prior to the race

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Enter Race

Click the link below to sign up to this race

Race HQ

Quibell Park, Brumby Wood Lane, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire

Our fabulous North Lincolnshire Half Marathon race brochure is ready for you to download. A copy will be out in the post to you 7-10 days before race day together with your runner number and timing chip.

 

Click here to download  North Lincs Half Race Brochure

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.

Spectators

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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.

Car Parking

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.

Showers/Changing

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There are showers and changing rooms at Quibell Park as well as a small number of lockers.

Food

We will be bringing in food vendors to make sure there are plenty of refreshments available for the runners and their spectators alike.

Toilets

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As a result of feedback, we have revised our loo plan and they will be in plentiful supply for the race!

Race course

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.

>>>>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.

Safety

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.

Road Closure

 

 

 

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.

Medical Provision

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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

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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.

Risk Assessment

A risk assessment complying with UK athletics requirements will be regularly updated as planning for the race progresses.

Lead car/cyclists

 

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.

Road closures

Road Closure & Traffic Management Information As race organisers our number one priority is safety. We have a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order in place for the race. This is legally binding and prevents traffic from entering the race route and some surrounding streets before and during the race.

We acknowledge that this may cause some disruption to some people, but respectfully ask you to plan ahead, making minor adjustments to your normal routine. You will see lots of people in hi viz jackets at all road junctions. These are volunteers who are giving up their time to make the event safe and enjoyable for all. We ask that you are kind and respectful of these super volunteers.

 

We will be going to significant lengths to advertise the road closures

  • Hundreds of letters delivered to residents and businesses on the route
  • Local media awareness
  • Social media posts
  • Advanced signage on the route a week before race day
  • Signed diversionary routes

The race route can be found >> race route

Scotter Road from viaduct to Lichfield Road

This will be closed to all traffic from 7am until 1230.

The remainder of Scotter Road will be closed from around 8am until around 930 am.

Scotter Road South to Butterwick Road

This will be closed from around 8am until around 10.30am. It will be however be opened up in stages to allow access from Asda roundabout out of town.

Butterwick Road

This will be closed from around 8.15 am until 10am

East Butterwick village

No vehicular movements will be permitted from around 8.30 am until 1045 am

 

Nuddocks Lane

This will be closed from around 8.15am until 12.30

Asda roundabout to Burringham.

This will be totally closed from around 8.15 am until around 9.30am. From there on it will partially re-open to allow access to houses and businesses up to the motorway bridge. There will be no access into Burringham until around 1145am.

Brumby Wood Lane

This will be closed except for access to Quibell Park from 7am until around 1230pm.

Parking

Click on the picture to enlarge for full details of parking for the race.


Prizes

Male/Female

1st £300

2nd £150

3rd £100

Team Prizes

4 team members to count for the separate male/female prizes.

Individual trophy for 2nd and 3 rd teams. Trophy and Metres to Miles voucher for first placed team.

Prizes for first 3 in each category. Trophy for 2nd/3rd. Trophy and Metres to Miles voucher for 1st places.

Female: V35,40,45,50,55,60,65,70

Male: V40,45,50,55,60,65,70

 

Competition Rules

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.

 

Team Prizes

We will strictly adhere to rule 143 S1(3) which states that to be eligible for club prizes you must wear your club vest. If there are different designs then that will still count. We will take the first 4 from each club as per who is registered on the on-line entry system.

 

FAQs

  • Can I have a refund?

    No. Please see terms and conditions.

  • Can I defer my entry?

    No. Please see terms and conditions.

  • 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?

    You need to update our records. You do this using the on-line entry company web site. DETAILS . All changes must be made by 3pm on 12th April. Any problems please contact Results Base who are our on-line entry service CONTACT

  • When will I receive my running number and timing chip?

    These will be posted out to the address you registered with around 7-10 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?

    • the money will have left your bank
    • you will have received an automated e mail(check your spam)
    • you will be in the entry list
    Any problems with the on-line entry system please contact RESULTS BASE

  • Can I transfer my entry to another runner?

    All transfers for the race are now closed. This is to facilitate the purchase of personalised numbers, have them chipped up and sent out to your registered address.

  • 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 company web site. DETAILS It will not be possible to make changes after 3pm on 12th April . 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

  • Where can I find the race brochure

    Our fabulous North Lincolnshire Half Marathon race brochure is ready for you to download. A copy will be out in the post to you 7-10 days before race day together with your runner number and timing chip.   Click here to download  North Lincs Half Race Brochure

Sponsors

This event has proved really popular with many businesses both local and national who can derive great benefit from the race.

Our latest sponsor for 2018 is RevereSport who are a local business owned by a couple of fitness enthusiasts Samantha and Stuart. They create and manufacture high quality innovative products for the every day athlete around the world. Take a look at their website for some fantastic products at a great price – RevereSport Running Armbands  https://www.reveresport.com/

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsoring us we have a variety of different packages available to suit all budgets.

Give us a call or drop us an e mail to info@tape2tape.co.uk

Charity

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.

Enter Race

Click the link below to sign up to this race

Photos

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.

Inclusivity

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.

 

Age

We are bound by Run Britain rulings which state the minimum age for the half marathon is 17.

Parking

There are plenty of parking spaces close to the start/finish area.

Access

Quibell Park has a large car park with easy access to all facilities. There is a ‘disabled’ toilet based in teh main building.

 

Visual impairment

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.

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Race information

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.

Volunteers

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

Improvements

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.

Security

In view of the current increased security threat facing everyone in the UK, we have been provided sound advice by the police on how we can all stay safe. There is no need for anyone to be alarmed, we want everyone to enjoy the race as normal, but ask that you remain alert and vigilant.

Please report any unattended baggage or suspicious activity to an event marshal.

If using the baggage truck, you must show your runner number prior to handing the bag to our volunteers.

Don’t leave bags unattended or anywhere they could cause a security scare. And never agree to look after anyone else’s bags, no matter how plausible their story.
In an emergency, if you think there is an immediate risk, always call 999 and look around you for help from race marshals.

Remember, the chance of being caught in a terrorism incident is small. But if it happens – Run, Hide, Tell.

 

Spectators

We are always asked where the best places are to watch the race. The main advice we offer is that you must be aware that the roads will start closing down just after 8am, so you must plan around not being able to drive on the course until the race has finished.

The start line and finish in the stadium are a short walk away so you will be able to see both.

The finish area around the stadium is magnificent as you can cheer your loved ones in as they do their lap of honour!

Scotter Road at its junction with Butterwick Road(at the traffic lights ) is always a popular spot.

Burringham village can be accessed from the Gunness end and provides a great location to watch close to the River Trent.

All we ask is that you totally respect the road closures and make as much noise as you can to cheer teh runenrs home!

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