The Lichfield Half Marathon – Sunday the 1st May 2016
UPDATE 28th APRIL
If you haven’t already registered, there will be a very limited number of ‘on the day’ registrations available between 9 and 9.30am for £30 from the registration tent on the school playing fields, King Edward VI School.
- START TIME: 10.30am Sunday the 1st May 2016.
- STARTS AT: King Edward VI School, Upper St. John Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire.
- FINISHES AT: Stowe Fields. Lichfield.
- ENTRY FEE: £24 Affiliated/Club Runner/ £26 Non Affiliated Club Runner.
- INSURANCE: Full Public Liability.
- GOODIE BAGS: for all finishers, including a KP Events Protein Shaker.
- TROPHIES to first 3 men and first 3 women.
- Refreshment stations will situated at several places around the course.
- The race will use chip timings.
CLAMP TO RUN FIRST EVER HALF MARATHON AT LICHFIELD
GB Veteran and 1500m international athlete and KP Events Ambassador Phil Clamp (pictured) will make a belated debut over the half marathon distance and he’s excited at the challenge the new distance presents to him; “Always wanted to run the half marathon and having a chat to Kevin Wilson from KP Events in last few weeks has finally convinced me that the time is right in my running career to take up the challenge!!”
And how will he do? “I’ll be competitive and I’ll give it my best shot, I am a competitive beast and in great shape but a top ten finish would be brilliant. Win it? Dream on!!”
Level Crossing Safety
In the Lichfield Half Marathon runners will negotiate a railway level crossing just before the 8 mile mark. KP Events takes the safety at this crossing seriously so please take some time to learn how to use a crossing appropriately it will only increase your personal safety. Read more about level crossing safety.
ROAD CLOSURES AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
The LICHFIELD HALF MARATHON will lead to temporary road closures and traffic management arrangements in and around the city on the day, these are:
Stowe Rd/St Michaels Rd/St Chads Rd – these will be closed with diversions in place from 10.00am until 3.00pm approx.
Stockford Lane Whittington and Netherstowe Lane from Curborough Sprint Course are closed 10.00am to 3.00pm approx.
Traffic will be managed by police and operatives outside King Edwards School to Common Lane Whittington from 10.30am to 10.45am.
Traffic will be managed by police and operatives at Whittington Village Main St cross roads from 10.45am to 11.45am.
Traffic will be managed by police and operatives at Fradley Tesco Depot Roundabout from 11.15am to 1.30pm approx.
There will be parking restrictions in place in Whittington Village Main Street on Saturday April 30th 7.00pm until 12 noon on Sunday May 1st approx, and in Netherstowe Rd on Saturday April 30th 7.00pm until 2.00pm on Sunday May 1st approx. KP Events apologies for any inconvenience caused.
The first three runners of the Ladies and Gents races will be presented with trophies. Every finisher will be presented with a medal showing their participation in the Lichfield Half Marathon along with a goody bag. The winner will also be awarded THE GERALDINE AGNEW MEMORIAL TROPHY in honour of the marathon runner and Lichfield resident who died suddenly in December 2013 whilst on holiday in Thailand.
Prizes will be awarded as soon as possible after the races. Trophies to first 3 men and first 3 women runners. Please note we will be using timing chips, so we can give accurate results. This chip is attached to the back of a runners race number.
The highly popular Lichfield Half Marathon attracts in excess of 1,500 competitors. It is located in the historic market city of Lichfield, famous for its three spired cathedral and Dr Johnson’s birthplace (author of the first English dictionary). Lichfield retains an unspoilt quality with many listed buildings leaving a Georgian legacy. The city is located 16 miles north of Birmingham and easily accessible via the M6 Toll and A38.
The start area for the Lichfield Half Marathon is King Edwards VI School in Lichfield Staffordshire, this is located on Upper St. John Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire. Post Code for sat nav is WS14 9EE.
There will be plenty of parking at the venue, and signposts will be up. Please use these car parks and do not park on the local streets. Please arrive in good time and “ready to run” as changing is limited and we cannot provide shower facilities for the numbers involved.
Please note: the Lichfield Half Marathon will start with a rolling road block for the first 2 miles, at the back will be a sweeper vehicle, if runners fall behind this vehicle they’ll be expected to run on pavements where possible.
There is a train track crossing on the Half Marathon route and we are working with Network Rail to best manage this crossing on the day. In the unlikely event that trains need to be diverted through this crossing we have a team of timekeepers in place to manage that situation similar to how it is managed at the Leicester Marathon every year.
The finish line for the Half Marathon is situated on Stowe Fields off Stowe Rd near the city centre, Lichfield WS13 6AQ Staffordshire, West Midlands. This is only just over a mile walk from the start, and where cars are parked. There is a free return coach service from Stowe Field back to King Edwards School.