Results for the Amsterdam Marathon & Half-marathon – 16.10.16
The TCS Amsterdam Marathon started at 9.30am with the half-marathon starting at 1.20pm.
The start and finish of the marathon took place in front of the grandstand in the Olympic Stadium built for the 1928 Olympic Games. The route went through the Vondelpark, the largest public park in Amsterdam; during the marathon the runners crossed the Vondelpark twice. The course then took the runners through Amsterdam’s city centre and the heart of the Rijksmuseum, the famous passage which connects Amsterdam city centre with the south of Amsterdam. This monumental building contains some of the most world famous works of art by celebrated Dutch masters such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Vermeer.
The route of the marathon then followed part of the Olympic route along the Amstel River, past stately mansions and several windmills. This rural part of the course had splendid panoramic views; in the distance the Arena the home stadium of Ajax could be spotted. After reaching the 19km marker the route headed along the other side of the Amstel until 25km when there was a section through the industrial part of Amsterdam, at 35km runners started heading back towards the Vondelpark and Olympic Stadium for the grandstand finish.
The Mizuno half marathon consisted of one loop, most of which passed through the attractive centre of Amsterdam. The course starts at the Stadionweg and went through Churchilllaan, Rijnstraat and the Utrechtse Bridge over the Amstel River. Runner then ran through Watergraafsmeer and Zeeburg. The rest of the course was same as that of the full marathon.
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Results for the Great Birmingham Run Half-marathon – 16.10.16
21 Massey Runners travelled to Birmingham for The Great Birmingham Run. The route took runners from the iconic City Centre backdrop south along the Pershore Road towards to Bournville, the home of Cadbury World. At 5.5 miles the route headed back along the Pershore Road with runners able to cheer on those in front or behind them. The course then went past the world famous cricketing arena of Edgbaston, around Cannon Hill Park at mile 9, and then back towards Broad Street for the finish line.
Results for the Manchester Half-marathon – 16.10.16
This brand new race started on White City Way with the first 2 miles around the Old Trafford area, runners then headed down Chester Road through Stetford. The route continued south to Sale and at the 7 mile point the course started to head back north, at 11 miles the runners re-joined the route they taken southwards, back along Chester Road until 12.5 miles when the course headed towards Lancashire County Cricket Club and the finish line and Race Village.
Results for the Bright10 – 16.10.16
The Brighton & Hove 10 mile race started at Hove Lawns and headed west for 1 mile and then turned east along the front until the 5 mile marker, the route had a little switchback between miles 6 & 7, and then headed west again along the front to the finish back at Hove Lawns.
Results for the Cambridge Town & Gown 10k – 16.10.16
The Cambridge Town & Gown 10k started on Victoria Avenue, and then looped around Cambridge city centre before stretching along the beautiful River Cam, with the final 1k in Midsummer Common. A great new shiny PB for Vir.