Organisers GO2 have announced that entries for the 2016 Decathlon Coventry Half Marathon, scheduled for Sunday 28 February, are now open. The event has witnessed a sizable upturn in popularity with over 3,500 runners - almost double that of 2014 - competing in this year’s race.
Jamie Warren at GO2 said: “Following on from the success of 2015, thousands have already pre-registered for the 2016 event, which suggests that this year’s event will continue to grow in popularity for runners in the Midlands and beyond. Particularly for those that might already be looking to add a spring half marathon date to their diaries!
Jamie added: “Decathlon Coventry's Half Marathon promises to take you on a special journey that will culminate in crossing that finish line on race day, with a sense of achieving something really special in front of your city! Next year’s run will again take place a eight weeks before Virgin Money London Marathon, making it the perfect event to help prepare those taking part in London's iconic race!”
The 2015 race saw Tom Doe take top place in a tight finish. The Lincoln Wellington AC ace finished in a time of 1:10:20, with Hermitage Harriers’ Matt Adcock a close second in 1:10:37, and Dale Annable third in 1:10:41.
The women’s field was similarly competitive with Emma Styles of Hinckley RC securing first in 1:23:30, closely followed by Amanda Deavy (1:23:44) and Myshola Mirkham.
For 2016, runners will start and finish in the prime position alongside Coventry Transport Museum, next to the race village in Millennium Place. Runners then took a loop of the city centre on closed roads before heading out through Radford and on towards Allesley.
More information and registration details are available here.