10 Mar

Lapping It Up Again

runners at the start of the Silverstone half

Around we go with this weekend’s (11-12 March) races involving multiple circuits and mental toughness. The programme starts on Saturday with the Spring Shakespeare and a choice of 5k, 10k, half marathon and marathon distances. This early spring date is part of the Shakespeare Series of races organised by Raceways and these fast, flat courses are popular with runners chasing a PB.

The Spring Shakespeare starts at 10am on a traffic-free, 5k lap, which runners complete once or several times depending upon their preferred distance.
We move into pole position on Sunday with the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon in Northamptonshire. Starting at 12 noon with five pacing groups courtesy of Runner’s World on hand to help entrants reach their target finish times. They complete the first three miles on the F1 circuit followed by a loop then a two and a half mile lap again of the same circuit but in reverse. All finishers receive a T-shirt, medal and goody bag.
One for fans of the beautiful game, the Clough Taylor People’s Run at Elvaston Castle, Derby. This is one event at two venues to remember Brian Clough and Peter Taylor and their contribution to football. There is a choice of 5k or 10k distance with a free T-shirt and commemorative medal for all finishers.  
For anyone wanting to go beyond 26.2 miles there is the DirtRun Black Country Ultra. A new addition to the DirtRun series organised by Pulse Pursuits where runners complete four x 8-mile loops as a solo, pair or in teams of 4. 
For more information about these and other events, visit our race listings section. 
Photo courtesy of Silverstone Half Marathon.