Ironbridge Half 2016

A big thank you to everyone who has helped make the 2016 Ironbridge Half Marathon a big success.  Both the main race and the fun run where a sell out and we will look to double the entry limit for the fun run to meet the needs next year.


 

Some notable thanks.

Extra special thanks goes out the our sponsors of many year Busch UK.  Dr Karl Busch ran the race this year along with some of his team and thanks to our new sponsors Bronze

Thank you to the three photographers on the course, Brian Smith, Gareth Bellamy and Chris Richards. links to their photos can be found below.

Gareth Bellamy
https://www.flickr.com/photos/132527822@N05/albums/72157665691414782
Chris Richards
https://www.flickr.com/photos/77152670@N05/sets/72157665710944071
Brian Smith
https://www.flickr.com/photos/128461028@N06/albums/72157665646196192

We will be sending out the prize wining cheques shortly you can check on the results at JC Race solutions web site. There is a tab on the Jc Race solutions site for feedback and we welcome all feed back to help us improve on the race for next year.

If you have any questions or queries please email us at ironbridgehalf@gmail.com.

Finally a big thank you to all the runners who turned up and made this a memorable event.

 

 

 

 

 

2 days to go!!!

Update Friday 11th March
Ironbridge Half Marathon – Sunday 13th March… only 2 days to go

RACE DAY

Your race number with disposable chip will be issued to you at the registration desk. This is situated in the Visitor centre in Telford Town park near the main arena where the race starts and opens from 9am.
The Half Marathon will start at 10:30am so please arrive and collect your number no later than 10:00 am.
Save yourself a little time on Race Day by looking up your Race number here and taking a note of it. 

The list will also be displayed at Registration just in case you forget and will show which queue you need to join.

Pins to attach your number are also available at the registration desk. 

Please attach your race number to the front of your running shirt after filling in the form on the back.
Parking

Please note we have been advised there is a car show taking place near the Telford town park so the traffic will be a lot busier than normal around the Telford Town centre and the car parks. Please make sure you leave earlier than originally planned to avoid being caught up in traffic.

Results

The Provisional Results will be available here shortly after race finish. Corrections occasionally need to be made so the final list will be available 2 – 3 days later.
Comments

Your feedback is important to us. Please take a moment after the race to rate it here and leave comments (good or bad). 
 

Remember we have a Fun Run for the kiddies… just over a mile long, all ages are welcome. On the day entry only at the marquee in the main arena. Cost is £3 per entrant and we’ve got a fab goody bag for all taking part.

 

We’ve secured some discounts with a few local eateries at Southwater Square at the Telford Shopping Centre so if fancy a cuppa or a bite to eat after the race, upon production of your race number you’ll receive the following discounts:

· Harvester 20% (please book in advance to avoid disappointment)

· Severn Gorge – Carvery 20%

· Costa 10%

 

We have the fantastic photographer Brian Smith based on the Ironbridge again this year taking pictures of runners crossing the bridge so big smiles and thumbs up everyone.

 

If you’ve got any last minute questions drop us an email to – ironbridgehalf@googlemail.com

 

Finally… all the very best of luck for race day, have fun and enjoy – see you Sunday J

Ironbridge Half update 

*Ironbridge Half update 2nd March 2016*
Thanks to contact from some of our entrants advising they wish to defer their entry to next year, we have been able to open up online entry again through Run Britain. We have less than 10 places left so please hurry and enter to avoid disappointment.
For existing entrants, if you wish to transfer your entry to another runner or defer to next year, the cut-off date for this is Tuesday 8th March so please contact us at ironbridgehalf@googlemail.com
Race numbers will be allocated next week and an updated ‘Am I in 2016’ list will contain your race number from Thursday 10th March.
We’ll post another runners update here next week with race number collection details so watch this space

Breaking news…. It’s a SELL OUT!

 

Only just over 2 weeks to go till the Ironbridge Half marathon on Sunday 13th March and it’s full!

We already have a few people on a reserve list so if for some reason you can no longer run on race day please get in touch to defer your entry to 2017.

 

Race numbers (including your timing chip) are to be collected on race day from the Visitor centre situated near the arena where the race starts. The registration desk opens from 9am.

 

A little extra have we arranged for you this year… fancy a cuppa or a bite to eat after the race – then why not pop over to one of the following eateries in Southwater Square at the Telford Town Centre and upon production of your race number you will receive the following discounts:

  • Harvester 20% (please book in advance to avoid disappointment)
  • Costa 10%

 

Bringing the kids along on race day…. there is also a Fun Run for them too – it’s just over a mile long. All ages are welcome but any runners under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. On the day entries only at a cost of £3 and entry forms are available at the marquee in the main arena. We’ve got a fantastic goody bag for all taking part.

 

Should you have any questions then drop us an email to – ironbridgehalf@googlemail.com

Ironbridge Half Marathon – 4 weeks to go

Hi Runners

Wow… it’s only 4 weeks to go until the Ironbridge Half marathon – Sunday 13th March

I hope you’re as excited as us Telford Harriers are and we hope you are well and enjoying your training.

What’s new for 2016…

We will have a large inflatable start/finish arch so you can clearly see where the start/finish area is

We have a few more Marshall’s en-route to keep you safe and guide you along your way, so more support and fantastic cheers and motivational boosts for you too

We’ve gone eco-friendly… our fabulous goody bags are now disposable paper bags

Race numbers – your timing chip is included in your race number

We are reaching out to our runners more with email communications this year

Countdown to race day

With only 4 weeks to go it’s still important you are prepared for race day, so here are a few tips for you…

  • Ensure your trainers are worn and your kit has been tested on a long run – blisters and chafing could bring your half marathon to a painful end
  • Finalise your nutrition and hydration strategy – make sure you can tolerate any gels or sports drinks you intend to use on race day (remember we have 4 water stations for you too)
  • Try to eat and drink healthier in the last few weeks – your body will function better and you’ll feel great too

Wishing you all the very best for race day and we’ll be in touch again soon.

Telford Harriers

www.telfordharriers.co.uk

ironbridgehalf@googlemail.com

Thanks to Jeff and Deb

This year sees a change of chairman and vice chairman.   Thank you so much Jeff Wright and Deb Hugh for your years of tireless input into the club.

Rob Friel and Emma Hodges will take over as chair and vice respectively.   We wish them the best of luck.

Yours in sport

Telford harriers committee.