1 Sep

Back On The Road Again

Northampton Half Marathon

The nights are starting to draw in and there is a nip in the air meaning autumn is on its way. Many of us switch back from trails to road at this time of year, and this weekend’s (2-3 September) races offer several opportunities to pound the tarmac.

Our focus is on Sunday beginning with the Carver Wolverhampton Marathon Events where there is something for everyone. There are six events taking place including a full and half marathon, a 10K and a mini marathon for budding Mo Farah’s. There is a 20k cycle/wheelchair race for those people who prefer two wheels and a Walk in the Park to fundraise for charity. 
 
We move across to the East Midlands and the Northampton Half Marathon. This race takes runners on a historical tour, passing notable landmarks including the Guildhall, the Shoemakers Museum and Derngate Theatre. Not forgetting a memorable finish in front of Delapre Abbey!
 
Next on the agenda is the Kenilworth Half Marathon, billed as a race for runners organised by runners. It starts at 10am from Castle Farm Recreation Ground with a fun run for children afterwards at 10.15am. The race is supporting official charity partner Myton Hospice and there are places available on their team.   
 
This is followed by the John Fraser 10, a well-respected race in the Leicestershire running community. It is organised by Wigston Phoenix RC in memory of popular club member and top athlete John Fraser and always attracts a quality field. 
 
We finish in Britain’s second city for the BII Birmingham 10K and 5K. This is one of several events organised by Nice Work and starts at 11am in Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield. All proceeds will be donated to Birmingham Mind. 
 
For more information about these and other events, visit our race listings section
 
Photo courtesy Rebecca Mayles