Results for the Forest Marathon – 16.9.17
This is advertised as walk/run 26.5 or 17 miles. 5 Massey’s members tackled the longer route, and 2 walked the shorter route. Starting in the Medieval market town of Henley in Arden the long route passed through the village of Ullenhall and then “Coughton Court” home of the Throckmorton family who were associated with the gunpowder plot of 1605. The course continued through the town of Alcester then skirted Oversley Wood and several more thatched hamlets before arriving at Aston Cantlow. A sharp left turn and rejoined the short route through the swathes of newly planted trees back towards Henley in Arden. Included in the entry fee two native broadleaf trees, will be planted in the “Heart of England Forest”. The planting will take place in the season immediately after the event and be in a specified location so runners could come back to in following years to inspect the results of their efforts. Read Dave’s race report here.
|26.5 miles||TBC||Joanne Stacey|
|26.5 miles||Sophie Abbott|
|26.5 miles||Daniel Connolly|
|26.5 miles||Mary Connolly|
|26.5 miles||David Phillips|
|17 miles||6.5 hrs ish||John Aylmer|
|17 miles||6.5 hrs ish||Bob Rainsley|
Results for the Yabba Dabba Doo Half Marathon – 16.9.17
Based at Chasewater reservoir, the course followed a 3.3 mile loop around The Ironman famous reservoir and was a mixed terrain of paths goings over narrow crossings and running alongside the Chasewater railway and reservoir. The Full Marathon completed 8 laps, the Half Marathon to completed 4 laps and the 10K to completed 2 laps. 3 Massey Runners completed the half marathon.
Results for the Richmond Runfest Marathon & Half-Marathon – 17.9.17
Both races started within Kew Gardens with the first 6 miles being run through the park, past the Temperate House, Great Pagoda, Palm House and along the River Thames. At Richmond Lock the route went out the park but continued to follow the Thames until mile 9 (Teddington Lock) where the half-marathon route returned towards Kew and finished in the Old Deer Park. The Full marathon continued to follow the Thames crossing Kingston Bridge and into Home Park towards Hampton Court Palace (15 miles), where the route turned around and headed back via Ham House to the Old Deer Park.
Results for the Belfast Half Marathon – 17.9.17
The 5th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon started from Ormeau Park and was the largest largest Half Marathon event in Northern Ireland. The first 3 miles were run around Ormeau Park and then runners headed toward Victoria Park and Airport Road before heading West past Queens Quay and along the Falls Road. The route then turned South and headed back towards the finish in Ormeau Park.
Results for the Mia Marathon Do Porto Half Marathon – 17.9.17
The Porto Half Marathon (Meia-Maratona do Porto) is an annual half marathon road running event which follows the River Douro, starting in the city of Porto and ending in Vila Nova de Gaia. The route went through the old town of Porto, the birthplace of the famous port wine, with breathtaking scenery, along the Douro River. The course begins near Freixo Bridge and heads westwards, passing Cais de Gaia and Afurada before turning back on itself. It then went east, crossing the Douro over Dom Luís Bridge and then looped back once the route reaches the area near Freixo Bridge again. The course then headed west towards the mouth of the Douro, going past Miragaia and finishing in the Jardim do Calém in Vila Nova de Gaia.
Results for the Worcester City Half Marathon & 10k – 17.9.17
The race began on Croft Road in front of the railway viaduct and turned onto Deansway and All Saints Road heading towards the Butts and the City Centre. The course then looped towards the river before passing the Museum of Royal Worcester and heading towards the cathedral at Mile 3, and then along the riverside path with the River Severn nearby for the next mile. Around Diglis Docks the route crossed the river once more, and reached Worcestershire County Cricket Ground and circled around Cripplegate Park. At 6 Miles the course went towards the University of Worcester’s St John’s Campus and then into the Worcester Countryside to the birth place of Edward Elgar, in Upper Broadheath. Runners then went into Lower Broadheath before making their way back towards the city centre, with the final mile along the River Severn as they join the 10K finishers on Croft Road. The 10k route was very similar to the half-marathon route heading to the finish after the County Cricket Ground.
Results for the Rugby 10 mile – 17.9.17
The final race in the 2017 WRRL was hosted by Rugby & Northampton Athletic Club and was based at Barby Cricket Club. Starting in Barby, the new course used much of the ‘traditional Rugby 10’ course through Barby, Kilsby & Hillmorton. The last mile was the same as the first mile but was run in the opposite direction. The course was undulating and included ‘Cart Hill’ after 6 miles; this was part of the famous former Rugby Marathon Course. The finish was outside the Arnold Arms Public House.
Results for the Shrewsbury Severn Bridges 10k – 17.9.17
Shrewsbury Severn Bridges Road Race is an annual sporting event that takes runners on a unique course across the seven bridges in the town.
Results for the Tamworth 5 mile – 17.9.17
5 mile event run mainly on footpaths and cyclepaths in the Glascote area of Tamworth, starting and finishing at the Tamworth AC track.
Results for the Balsall Common Fun Run 5k – 17.9.17
This was the 4th Annual Balsall Common Fun Run with either a 5k or 10k distance.