Half Marathon

When: Sunday 23rd June 2013, 10:30am
Distance: 13.1 miles
Elevation: Max 180m
Who: Runners must be 17 years or over on the day of the event.
Entry Fee: £21 UK Athletics member, £23 Unaffiliated. Entry fee includes a race medal and accurate chip timing. T Shirt is an optional extra at £9. Entry on day of event is flat rate £25, includes medal, but no T-Shirt. Online entries close on Sunday 16th June.


Following competitor feedback from 2012, we’ve reduced the race entry fee as to include a finishers medal and accurate chip timing. The race T shirt may be purchased as an optional extra for £9 when registering online for the race. We hope this will appeal to club runners and those competitors who may not wish to receive a t-shirt.

The half marathon offers a fantastic variety of trails that pass along the riverside, over bridges and through woods as you climb to reach the highest point of the route to enjoy the vistas over Northumberland

After sharing the first 3 miles of the course with the 10km, as it meanders through the pastures of Hulne Park, passing the old Bothy and the ruins of Hulne Abbey that sit on the hill, you’ll head off for some amazing trails through Brizlee Woods and beyond where wildlife abounds including many species of bird, the red squirrel & deer.  There’s some challenging climbs, but they are rewarded with stunning views over north Northumberland and towards the coast. At the highest elevation you’ll pass the gothic Brizlee Tower standing at 26m high, then it’s downhill all the way to the trail that will take you back along the riverside to the finish by the Castle.

Although a challenging trail run that requires a higher level of fitness, this is a beautiful course not to be missed.

Maximum Elevation: 180m
Total Elevation Gain: 331m

Course Map

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