Retford Half Marathon
RETFORD HALF MARATHON 2017 - RACE ENTRY LIVE!!
We're pleased to announce that online entry is now live for the 2017 Retford Half Marathon and Family Fun Run which will take place on Sunday 12th March 2017.
This year's race also incorporates the 2017 Notts AAA Half Marathon County Championships.
Due to growing demand, we have also increased the race limit this year from 900 to 1,200 entrants, but we are pleased to advise that we have kept the race fees the same as 2016 and 2015 (UKA Affiliated £16, Non-Affiliated £18).
To enter online please go to www.runbritain.com/races and enter keyword 'retford'.
We hope previous entrants are able to join us once again, and that we will be able to welcome many new runners.
Race enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Race Director - Retford Half Marathon 2017
Retford Athletic and Running Club
RETFORD HALF MARATHON 2016 – Prize Winners, Results, Photos and more.
The list of prize winners is below along with a link to the full results and official race photos.
The men’s race was won by Gareth Lowe from Clowne Road Runners in a new course record of 01:10:16. The ladies race was won by Jenny Blizard in a time of 01:24:07. Congratulations to all our prize winners. (Prizes will be sent on to any prize winners who weren’t able to stay for the prize ceremony).
Thank you to those of you who have already left feedback on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/retfordhalf). We would appreciate any further feedback on today’s race, and on how we can improve the race for next year.
We would also like to thank our army of volunteers including those from Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Bassetlaw Hospice and those from local schools. We would also like to thank all our event partners and sponsors including our main race sponsor Metres to Miles, and local residents and businesses for their support.
Results (Name, Age Category, Club, Chip Time, Gun Time)
1st Male - Gareth Lowe M40 Clowne Road Runners Club 01:10:16 01:10:16
2nd Male - Nick Sparks M40 Hallamshire Harriers 01:13:21 01:13:21
3rd Male - Tim Doughty M S Worksop Harriers 01:14:21 01:14:22
1st Male 20 and under - Huw Robinson M J 01:45:19 01:45:28
M40 - Mark Gray M40 Steel City Striders RC 01:17:05 01:17:05
M50 - Chris Ireland M50 Sheffield RC 01:18:34 01:18:35
M60 - Barry Gyte M60 Steel City Striders RC 01:29:28 01:29:35
M70 - Jack Cowlishaw M70+ 01:53:46 01:53:51
1st Lady - Jenny Blizard F35 01:24:06 01:24:07
2nd Lady - Joanne Goodier F35 Doncaster Athletic Club 01:24:35 01:24:36
3rd Lady - Sarah Attwood F S York Knavesmire Harriers 01:27:45 01:27:58
1st Lady 20 and under - Katie Freestone F J 01:40:13 01:40:37
F35 - Lisa Skinner F35 Barnsley Athletic Club 01:28:09 01:28:14
F45 - Karen Waterhouse F45 Mansfield Harriers 01:37:58 01:38:07
F55 - Angela Freemantle F55 Sleaford Town Runners 01:49:33 01:49:59
Metres to Miles – Retail Partner and Prize Sponsor
Broom Wagon – Race Car Provider and Fun Run Sponsor
Barnsley Premier Leisure – Facilities Provider and Prize Sponsor
Blizard Physiotherapy – Prize Sponsor
Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice – Official Charity Partner
Ye Olde Bell Hotel and Restaurant – Prize Sponsor
Lynx Blackbelt Academy – Prize Sponsor
Wilkinson’s Stores Ltd – Official Water Provider
TMS Traffic Management – Official Traffic Management Provider
British Red Cross – Medical Provider
UK Timing – Official Chip Timing Provider
Mick Hall Photography – Official Photographer
Thank you once again for taking part and we hope to see you again in 2017.
Derek, David and Patrick
Race Organisers – Retford Half Marathon 2016
Retford Athletic and Running Club
2016 RETFORD HALF MARATHON & FAMILY FUN RUN – Update 12 March 2016
With just over 12 hours to go to the 2016 Retford Half Marathon and Family Fun Run the stage is set and the organising team and our army of volunteers and event partners are all looking forward to welcoming you to the event.
Please see below links to the start lists for the Half Marathon (by race number and A-Z).
Please make a note of your race number and go to the corresponding desk on arrival to pick up your race number (from the Sports Hall at Retford Oaks Academy). Race registration for the half marathon opens at 7.30am and all numbers must be collected by 09.30am.
The half marathon is full and we are unable to operate any race transfers or ‘on the day’ entries. There are still around 100 ‘on the day’ places available for the Fun Run which starts at 10.15am.
Also below is a link to the entrant race day instructions, along with a flyer kindly provided by Retford Business Forum which includes a map of the town showing the main town centre car parks. Please note that parking at Retford Oaks Academy is limited and the car park will fill up very quickly. Road closures in and around Retford will also be in operation ahead of the start of the race so runners are advised to build in plenty of time to park up and to arrive at race registration to collect their race numbers.
Retford Half Marathon 2016 - A-Z start list
Finally, we would like to thank all runners for supporting our event and we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
Derek, David & Patrick
Retford Half Marathon Organising Team
HALF MARATHON - UPDATE 05032016
day instructions and start lists for the Retford Half Marathon and Family Run
Runs are available on the links below. These instructions and lists will be
sent to entrants (who provided us with an email address) this weekend (Saturday
5th and Sunday 6th of March).
race numbers will need to be collected from the Sports Hall at Retford Oaks on
the day (Sunday 13th March between 07.30am-09.30am).
half marathon is sold out and there will be no 'on the day entries'.
Unfortunately we are not able to accept any race transfers or deferrals at this
We do have over 100 places available in the fun run. A link to the fun run
entry form is also included below.
Start list (A-Z)
Start List (By race number)
Advanced Entry list
RETFORD HALF MARATHON 2016 - Update 20022016 (18.30)
Due to a high number of deferrals for the 2016 Retford Half Marathon, a small number of additional places have been made available on line via the Run Britain entry system (www.runbritain.com
) search on keyword "Retford".
These places are likely to have all been taken in the next few hours, however transfers can still be taken up-to 1st March for any runners who wish to transfer their place to another runner. If you would like to transfer your place (including runners who have already confirmed they wish to defer), please email us at email@example.com
before 1st March with details of the runner you wish to transfer your place to.
Please note that we are unable to operate a reserve list for the event.
The window to defer entry to the 2017 Retford Half Marathon closed on 18th February. Apologies to anyone who received an email on the 13th or 14th February which due to an administrative error stated that the deferral window closed on 28th February.
Further information can be found at www.facebook.com/retfordhalf
RETFORD HALF MARATHON 2016 - Update 11022016
Provisional start lists (full list and club list) for the 2016 Retford
Half Marathon are available on the links
below. These lists will also be
emailed out to all entrants (who provided us with an email address) this
check the details and let us know asap via the mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) if there are any
Half Marathon - provisional start list (as of 11/02/2016)
Half Marathon - provisional CLUB start list (as of 11/02/2016)
RETFORD HALF MARATHON - UPDATE 09 01 2016 - RACE FULL
The 2016 Retford Half Marathon is now full and online (and postal) entry is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to take part in the race. Race information will be emailed out to entrants and posted on the event Facebook site (www.facebook.com/retfordhalf
) and the Retford AC website (www.retfordac.co.uk
) approximately 2 weeks ahead of the event. All race packs/numbers will need to be collected on the day from the sportshall of Retford Oaks Academy (Race HQ).
There will be no 'on the day' entries and as we are slightly over our 900 capacity unfortunately we are unable to operate a reserve list this year.
Please note that places are still available for the Fun Run online, by post and will be available on the day.
Thank you once again for your support and we look forward to welcoming you on 13th March.
RETFORD HALF MARATHON AND FAMILY FUN RUN - ONLINE ENTRY NOW OPEN !!
Online entry for the 2016 Retford Half Marathon and Family Fun Run is now open (links below).
Postal entry is also available using the forms available on the links below
RETFORD HALF MARATHON 2015 - PROVISIONAL RESULTS
Well done to everyone who took part in today's Retford Half Marathon. Provisional results are available at
If you have any queries on the results (or anything else) please email email@example.com
Fun run results and photos from the day will follow in the next few days.
Thank you again for taking part in this event.
David, Derek & Justin - Race Organisers
2015 Retford Half Marathon
RETFORD HALF MARATHON - UPDATE 7 March 2015 - UPDATED START LIST
Updated start list for the 2015 Retford Half Marathon (taking place tomorrow - Sunday 8th March) is available here www.retfordac.co.uk/attachments.do?attachment=332&_a=download
Race day instructions including maps showing local car parks is available here www.retfordac.co.uk/attachments.do?attachment=327&_a=download
There are no 'on the day' places available for the Half Marathon although we do have plenty of places available for the fun run (approx. 2 miles).
Good luck to everyone taking part and we hope you all have a great day!.
We look forward to welcoming you in the morning!
David, Derek & Justin.
Organising Committee - Retford Half Marathon 2015
RETFORD HALF MARATHON - UPDATE 23 February 2015 - RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS
Race day instructions have now been sent by email to all entrants who have provided a contact email address. This includes important safety information as well as maps of the start area and course.
The email sent to entrants is the verification of entry.
The race day instructions are also available here www.retfordac.co.uk/attachments.do?attachment=327&_a=download (PDF) / www.retfordac.co.uk/attachments.do?attachment=326&_a=download (word)
All Race Numbers and Timing Chips will need to be collected on the day. Please note that these WILL NOT be sent out ahead of the day and will need to be collected on race day from the race number collection point in the sports hall at Retford Oaks which will open from 07.30am. Race numbers must be collected by 09.30am. Your Race Number and Timing Chip will be provided in an envelope. Please take care not to drop anything out of the envelope when you have collected it. Runners are responsible for their Timing Chips until they are removed by our event staff at the finish line. Runners losing their timing chips before or during the race, will be charged for a replacement.
A list of provisional race numbers for the Half Marathon has also been emailed to entrants. This list is also available here www.retfordac.co.uk/attachments.do?attachment=328&_a=download (PDF). If you have entered the Half Marathon and your name is not on this list please let email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to let us know.
We are delighted to advise that we have had a record number of entries this year and the Retford Half Marathon sold out in January. This means that there will be no “on the day” entries for the Half Marathon this year.
Unfortunately we are now beyond the point of being able to issue refunds if you have to withdraw (due to illness/injury etc) but we can accept race transfers up-to Sunday 1st March. If you wish to transfer your place please email this mailbox (email@example.com) confirming that you wish to transfer your race number and including the details of the person you are transferring your race number to (incl. Full name, DOB, Gender, Running Club (if app), Email, Mobile Telephone, Address, T-shirt size etc).
We do have a reserve list however it is very unlikely that more places will become available at this stage. If you do wish to be added to the reserve list please email this mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your contact details.
Whilst we have over 50 club members and other volunteers already signed up to help on the day, we still need a few more marshals and helpers on the drinks stations. If you can help, or have any friends and family coming to watch who may be able to help please email this mailbox (email@example.com) with contact details.
We do still have over 150 places still available in the Fun Run. On the day registration for the Fun Run will open at 07.30am and close at 09.30am but we would encourage fun runners to register as early as possible in case we run out of places. If you have any friends/family planning to participate in the Fun Run we would be grateful if they could complete the Fun Run Entry form - www.retfordac.co.uk/attachments.do?attachment=329&_a=download (PDF) / www.retfordac.co.uk/attachments.do?attachment=330&_a=download (word) ahead of the day and bring it with them to save time on the day.
Further information on the event is included on the event Facebook page www.facebook.com/retfordhalf and on the event page on the Retford A.C. website www.retfordac.co.uk
For any other queries please contact us through this mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll respond as soon as we are able to. (Please do not contact us through the contact form on the website or the generic Retford AC email address)
MOMENTOES & PRIZES
In addition to the commemorative technical t-shirt each Half Marathon finisher will receive, trophies and prizes will be awarded for the first three Male and first three Female finishers, and in the usual Male and Female Veteran Categories. We also have a number of spot prizes kindly provided by a number of local businesses.
OUR SPONSORS & PARTNERS
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our event charity partner, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, and all our sponsors, event partners and other organisations that have provided prizes, including our main sponsor Jones & Co Solicitors, Blizard Physiotherapy, The Lincolnshire Runner, Councillor Ian Campbell, Wilkinsons/Brecon Water, Greencore, BPL, Retford Oaks, Maloney’s (Catering provider), British Red Cross, Houseproud, Five Star Property Services, TMS, Club Energy Retford, Broom Wagon, Clumber Park Hotel and Spa, and Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All.
The White Horse pub in Barnby Moor (which runners pass by as part of the route) is also offering half marathon runners a free Sunday lunch with another paying adult (subject to availability). To take advantage of the deal just show your race number when you arrive. Bookings must be made in advance. Telephone 01777 707721. www.whitehorseinnbarnby.uk
Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all runners for entering this event and we look forward to seeing you on Sunday 8th March.
David, Justin and Derek
Retford Half Marathon and Fun Run 2015
Retford Athletic & Running Club
Update - 15 February 2015
RETFORD HALF MARATHON & FAMILY FUN RUN - (3 weeks to go!)
RACE DAY INFORMATION
Race day information will be emailed to runners and posted onto this Facebook page and the website next weekend.
This year’s race has been full since January but we can accept race transfers up-to Sunday 1st March. If you wish to transfer your place please email the mailbox (email@example.com) confirming that you wish to transfer your race number and including the details of the person you are transferring your race number to (incl. Full name, DOB, Gender, Running Club (if app), Email, Mobile Telephone, Address, T-shirt size etc).
We do have a reserve list however it is very unlikely that more places will become available at this stage. If you do wish to be added to the reserve list please email the mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your contact details.
Although the half marathon race is full, we will have plenty of places available on the day for the fun run (approx. 2 miles). Each fun run finisher receives a medal, and there are prizes for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd boy and 1st, 2nd and 3rd girl (under 17 only).
Whilst we have over 50 club members and other volunteers already signed up to help on the day, we still need a few more marshals and helpers on the drinks stations. If you can help, or have any friends and family coming to watch who may be able to help please email the mailbox (email@example.com) with contact details.
For any other queries please email the mailbox (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll respond as soon as we are able to. (Please do not email use form on the website or the generic Retford AC email address)
We hope your training has gone well and we very much look forward to seeing you all on March 8th !
Retford Half Marathon Organising Committee
Update 15 January 2015
RETFORD HALF MARATHON 2015 – RACE FULL !!
The 2015 Retford Half Marathon is now full. Online entry has closed for the Half Marathon and there will be no "on the day" entry. Places are still available for the Fun Run online, by post and will be available on the day.
Race numbers will be issued on the day to all runners who have entered the Half Marathon, and to those taking part in the fun run. We will also be emailing out race day instructions/information ahead of the event.
Thank you to all 700 runners who have entered the Half Marathon and we look forward to seeing you on March 8th.
Update 23 December 2014
ENTRIES UP TO 400 (300 PLACES LEFT)
With just under 11 weeks to go to the 2015 Retford Half Marathon (Sunday 8th March) we’re pleased to confirm that we’ve now reached 400 entries. We still have around 300 places left but entries are filling up fast so we’d encourage runners who haven’t yet entered to register as early as possible in January.
Links to online and postal entry are shown below:
2015 Retford Half Marathon online registration
Update 4 September 2014
RETFORD HALF MARATHON 2015 - ONLINE ENTRY NOW OPEN !!
Online entry for the 2015 Retford Half Marathon and Family Fun Run is now open (links below).