Quibell Park Scunthorpe
A fabulous half marathon organised by runners for runners. 2019 will be the 8th time this flat, fast and friendly half marathon has been held.
This race just keeps on giving to the runners
- Totally closed roads
- Medal, tee shirt and cake
- 5 water stations
- Sponge station
- Jelly baby/bean station
- Chip timing
- 5 minutes off motorway network
- Free car parking
- VERY FRIENDLY EVENT
March 20, 2019
Safety is our number 1 priority. We will again be working closely with Road Traffic Solutions, who will put in place some comprehensive road closures and diversions for the race. This will allow you to run the entire race in safety on totally closed roads.
March 11, 2019
Thanks again for entering the 8th North Lincolnshire Half Marathon. This is the first of our periodic updates for you, as we love to keep you updated with how race plans are going. As well as the serious stuff, we do try and introduce some humour into our correspondence(appropriate humour of course!)
Hope your training is going well and you are managing to stay injury/illness free.
There are now just under 8 weeks to the race, which will see well over 2000 runners hit the flat, fast and friendly course.
What have we been up to?
- Medals have been designed and order placed.
- Jelly baby/bean station agreed through CH Jefferson accountants.
- Lincolnshire Co-op have again agreed to supply water for the race.(5 water stations with bottles and cups)
- Our extensive race plans have been scrutinised and agreed by the event safety advisory group(police, fire, ambulance, council, highways etc)
Race Crew Needed!
If you have any family/friends who dont want to run but wish to be part of this great sporting occasion, why not ask them to become part of the race crew. They will actually receive a fab tee shirt without running the race!(now that sounds good!) Ask them to sign up via our web site and Laura from our team will get in touch with them. >>> VOLUNTER SIGN UP . Thank you.
Have you moved house or changed any of your details?
Quite simply, you need to update the on-line entry system you used to enter the race. Advice on how to do so can be found on our web site in the FAQS >>>ADVICE . You will also find the answer to most of your questions about the race in there.
If you have not already signed up to our social media channels then you are missing a trick! And the occasional laugh of course!
Emails: please check your spam folder!
A full list of all our races can be found on our web site. Have a look and see what else we have on offer for you. >>> TAPE2TAPE RACES
And finally…running is good for you, isn’t it?
As runners ourselves we love to run! Well, when we are not crocked that is ! We are both recovering from having a knee operation within a few weeks of each other. Today’s surgery methods are amazing and we both hope to don our trainers again very very soon. In the meantime we will just have to concentrate on making sure you have a great time at our races!
Keep up your training(or get on with it if you haven’t yet started!)
All the best
Nicola and Neil
March 7, 2019
🥇 Ever wondered what happens to left over medals and tee shirts? 👚
🏃♂️It is always a difficult decision knowing how many medals we need as the order needs to be placed 3 months before every race! 🏃♀️
🤔We do try and keep left overs to a minimum but inevitably there are always plenty left after a race .😀
🎄 We work very close with the fabulous charity Operation Christmas Child based in Grimsby. They do an amazing job, packing thousands of shoe boxes which go to needy children all over the world. 🎅🏻
👍There are now literally thousands of children happily sporting Tape2Tape medals and tees all over the world 🌎
March 7, 2019
Our extensive race plans are scrutinised by the event safety advisory group(police, council, ambulance, fire, highways to name a few) to ensure the safety of participants and the general public. 🏃♀️
👍We are delighted to have been given a green light and we are good to go on 5th May for the 8th(wow) North Lincs half
Prices are £27 UKA afilliated; £29 for unafilliated
From 23rd March prices will be £29 and £31
From 20th April prices will be £32 and £34
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 third 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 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.
There will be plenty, but don’t leave until the last minute!
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. North Lincs certificate course accuracy
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.
ad 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.
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
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.
The extensive prize pool really spread the love in terms of who can potentially win a prize.
1st,2nd,3rd places as well as the team prizes will be presented on the day.
Vets prizes(vouchers) will be posted out approximately a week after the race.
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.
There is a massive spread of vets prize winners, with a voucher being awarded to the first place runner in each. Vets prizes(vouchers) will be posted out approximately a week after the race to save runners having to wait around for a long time after completing their race.
Male/Female under 20
Vouchers will be posted out approximately a week after the race to save runners having to wait around for a long time after completing their race.
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.
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.
Can I have a refund, defer to another year or transfer to another of your races?
Sorry No. Please see terms and conditions. As runners ourselves we appreciate that when we enter a race we may be ill/injured on the day , it happens. We have spent lots of money on entering races, but do not ever expect a refund or defer it to a subsequent year. Your entry fee has been spent on providing goods and services for the race. These include your on-line entry fee, vat, chip timing service, medical provision, traffic management, tee shirt, medal, cake as well as a whole host of other expenses. You can however transfer your entry to another runner free of charge A detailed set of instructions on how to perform the transfer can be found HERE. If you have any queries please contact RESULTS BASE
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?
All such changes are a self-service using your Results Base log in details. If you have any queries please contact RESULTS BASE There are TWO key places that information is held in your profile. The first place is where we we hold information about the owner of the profile and that can be updated by logging in and then selecting EDIT PROFILE from the menu bar.Because you have already read the FAQ entry about what a profile is you'll realise that the profile is just a container for athletes. It's perfectly possible for a profile to be created for a club rather than a person. The second place is where we hold the the information about athletes in your profile and this information is edited by selecting MY ATHLETES from the menu bar.This is the normally the information that you'll want to update. PLEASE NOTE: the profile owner is also generally an athlete!Updating the profile does NOT update the athlete data and it is the athlete data that is used when you enter an event. If you or any of your athletes change address, email, phone, club, etc then you really do need to update that information under MY ATHLETES as well or the data sent to an organiser may well be incorrect. If you don't want to see an athlete in your profile then use the Hide option under MY ATHLETES to suppress them from appearing in your list of athletes when you enter an event. You cannot delete an athlete, only hide them.
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?
I have moved address, what do I need to do?
Update your Results Base profile! If you struggle please contact RESULTS BASE Log into your profile.... There are TWO key places that information is held in your profile. The first place is where we we hold information about the owner of the profile and that can be updated by logging in and then selecting EDIT PROFILE from the menu bar.Because you have already read the FAQ entry about what a profile is you'll realise that the profile is just a container for athletes. It's perfectly possible for a profile to be created for a club rather than a person. The second place is where we hold the the information about athletes in your profile and this information is edited by selecting MY ATHLETES from the menu bar.This is the normally the information that you'll want to update. PLEASE NOTE: the profile owner is also generally an athlete!Updating the profile does NOT update the athlete data and it is the athlete data that is used when you enter an event. If you or any of your athletes change address, email, phone, club, etc then you really do need to update that information under MY ATHLETES as well or the data sent to an organiser may well be incorrect. If you don't want to see an athlete in your profile then use the Hide option under MY ATHLETES to suppress them from appearing in your list of athletes when you enter an event. You cannot delete an athlete, only hide them.
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 need some advice about the race?
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
I have a question about the on-line entry system provided by Results Base.
How do I transfer my entry to someone else?
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 2019.
. 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 3rd 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.
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 01472 824894. 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 01472 824894 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 the 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 01472 824894.
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 01472 824894.
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 the runners home!
Some of the ways that we ensure that we maintain a positive environmental impact at our event
- Encouraging car sharing
- Ensuring all rubbish is removed from the route
- Using drinks containers that can be re-cycled
- Any discarded clothing left at the start line by runners in collected and then donated to a local charity
- Key information is emailed to participants instead of being posted.
- We do not give away goody bags.
- Left over tee shirts and medals are given to the charity Operation Christmas child, who give them to needy children around the world
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 buses, 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.
By popular demand we will again have a jelly baby/bean station at the North Lincs half on 5th May. Whether you are a head or body biter, it doesn’t matter. The sugar rush will help you through the 13.1 miles on the flat, fast and friendly course.