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Does any one have any info on this race yet?
Who is putting it on?
Where will it start and finish?
I know it's not till September 7th but I'd hate to miss it.
Start is going to be at the Alexander Stadium, Perry Barr and finish is going to be Centenary Square, Birmingham City Centre.
As this is under 6 miles point to point, it will be interesting what route this will take!!
Does any one have any more info on this new race????
Thanks for everyone's interest in the Birmingham Half Marathon. We are hoping to do an official launch for this event in the next few weeks and this will include details of the route!
We are really excited about staging this event.
Birmingham City Council
I for one can't wait for this - done the Wolverhampton half the last 2 and the support there is great - loads of people wishing you well and cheering you even out when you get to Codsall etc, so I hope that BCC manage to organise this well, time Birmingham well and truly got on the running map.
I note with interest the Bham Mail (online) mention about using this for possible world trials in '09. That would be great.
Looking forward to hearing - Sarah G3 - where will we hear about it first? Here, Runner's World Mag, Bham Mail or "other?"
Do these organisers pick these dates from thin air ?
Wolverhampton Marathon/Half, Birmingham Half, Fradley all on the same day ? Nothing the following week.... You can tell these are organised by non running clubs...
Thanks for your comments. Info will be available from lots of sources including runner's world and the Birmingham Mail hopefully and we are also in the process of setting up a website so I'll let you know more about that when I can.
In regards to date it is unfortunate to have a clash but we have to consider city events and other factors too. For example the following week is our city ArtsFest event. All I can say at the moment is watch this space.......
We are working with some experts and we'll be looking to involve local clubs and we'd definitely like input from regular runners, so if you have any ideas about what has worked well at events you've taken part in as well as suggestions on what not to do then it would be gratefully received. My e-mail address is /forum/smilies/confused_smiley.gif[/img]firstname.lastname@example.org]email@example.com if you'd like to contact me direct.
Not sure if you have heard the news but we have decided to change the date of the Birmingham Half Marathon. The new date is Sunday 26 October. The main reason for the change is Birmingham's bid for the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 2009, an event which is traditionally staged in October. We therefore want to keep a consistent date for the Birmingham Half Marathon , rather than staging it in September 2008 and then in October 2009 if our bid for the World Half (which would be staged alongside the Birmingham Half) is successful.
Obviously this also means we can now avoid the clash of dates with the Wolverhampton City Marathon too, which we are all pleased about.
I'd like to do it, but the Dublin Marathon is on the monday after so I think I am going to have to pass. It's a shame as I wanted to do the first Birmingham Half-Marathon, but you can't help the way events fall....
Maybe next year....
Hi Maddy (nice pic!)
Was going to email you to ask if you were going to do it. For some reason I am quite excited about it. I haven't run a step for months and months... (not quite sure what each icon means, but that's meant to be *wibble*)
LOL re pic has Lurker caught up with you about that yet?
The pictures are going down very well on some of the dating websites
Ah I am one step ahead! I've already been down to Cannon Hill for a walk this morning hehe.
No, Lurker hasn't mentioned anything yet.
Glad to hear they are working!
hehe. All the best with that.
I'm just looking up training schedules.
Shame about the date change as that is the great south run date and my birthday!!!
Already entered great south this year but will hold off next year (should it go ahead again?!)