Freckleton Half Marathon 2012

Who's up for Freckleton Half Marathon in 2012 then?

This will be the 48th staging of the race, and is the oldest in the UK.

It's been listed in the Runners World top races lists for the last 3 years

Entries are now open at ukresults

Although it's still a while away, it will be full by early March

So, if you've not done this one before, why not make Olympic year your first Freckleton?

Race web site



  • To all runners out there-

    no matter what you ability

    Freckelton HM is a superb day out, everyone is catered for - a nice sized field - ample support - almost all the way

    give it a go - go on ( we've done it a few times, and i greatly expect we'll return )

    good luck always


  • Signed up for the 3rd year in a row! image
  • I would like to do this but it's getting a bit too close to Summer. I'm not too good at running in the heat.
  • bit close?  Its always bloody hot on raceday but its a brill race! lots of locals come out and support.
  • compo 1compo 1 ✭✭✭
    whats the date for this
  • 17th june book early or you'll be sorry. You can enter on ukresults.
  • Like the race. Dislike the start time.

    Count me in for the 50th though!

  • Have booked my place for a 4th year running and looking forward to it. Was my 1st ever race 3yrs ago and hope to do it every year.
  • Look forward to seeing you again Dave.

    I may be biased, but I do genuinely think it's one of the best events on the calendar.

    I was at a very good race the other day and when I congratulated the Race Director his answer was, "We just try to copy Freckleton"

    I took that as a huge compliment

  • Im signed up for this, wanted to do it for a few years, but never quite made it. Made a bit of a boo boo though as I am running in Race for Life in the morning, so its going to be a quick change out of fancy dress, into sensible mode to run in the afternoon, so I think I may struggle a bit. Is it a flat course, someone mentioned hills?
  • There aren't any hills Shelby.

    It's gently undulating that's all.

    Why bother changing? just keep the fancy dress on for the afternoon. 

    No-one will mind in the slightest.

    I would suggrst just jogging gently round the Race for Life then you'll be nicely warmed up for the afternoon.


  • Hi, thought I would say hello.

    Looking forward to doing this half. Nice start time as I like my lazy Sunday mornings.

    Doing the Manchester Marathon in a few weeks so this is great timing to stop me going cold turkey after the marathon.
  • Congratulations to anyone who has completed a marathon recently.

    Especially those who braved the elements in Manchester.

    Just a few weeks to go until this one now.

    Entries are going very quickly again so make sure to get yours in soon. The limit has been increased but it's still expected to be full by race day

  • were is Freckelton he speaks of

    Who is this man Brian Porter

    does he run because i cannot

  • compo 1compo 1 ✭✭✭
    Brain Porter is a man that puts a good race on did this race in 2010 and it went in the countryside
  • Mick, I do wish I could run as "badly" as you do lol

    Compo, thank you for your kind words but I'm not organising it now. Still an excellent day out
  • LMAO

    we'll head over to Compo land sometime for a run- the holmfirth 15 ??

  • compo 1compo 1 ✭✭✭
    its not on this year mick not sure why also there was talk of the return of the Huddersfield marathon but nothing since a well I am doing my 3rd chester one would love to see BP do that going to apply for London 2013 tommorrow
  • I'd love to do Chester on day, but it's been on the same day ad Kielder recently
  • Manchester Marathon was wet, cold and very windy. Runners were suffering with hypothermia.

    My legs are really sore today. Having a recovery week or two then start training for this one.

  • Well done just for doing it
  • Same as you LadyLouLou. Just done Manchester and will do a couple of slow short runs later this week before starting training for Freckleton at the end of next week.
  • GazOC least you finished it I bailed out at 23miles cramped up and very very cold. The temptation of only living down the road from where the marathon past was too much.

    Feel like a complete loser now. Should have gone on. Done 100 mile bike rides, half marathons, 23 mile training runs and never failed to finish.

    Anyway looking forward to this.
  • Don't be hard on yourself, those conditions were awful. Its one thing being tired and in pain but when you add freezing cold as well then getting to 23 miles is a good show!
  • Cheers GazOC.
  • Don't beat yourself up. You did 23 miles in that weather. 23 more than I would have done.

    I recently started the Blackpool Marathon. Got to 20 miles and I'd had enough. Better to stop and recover than to push on when you're not right for it.

    There will be other marathons but we only get 1 body so we must look after it.

    You are not a loser. You are sensible, and therefore a winner. 

    So, WELL DONE for stopping. It was the right thing

  • BP

    you alright boy image

  • Apart from old age, inability to run, no hair, a hernia, being insane, being a miserable old git, yes Sir Michael, never better image
  • glad ure ok laddy

    u always was a star

    plus, you taught me all i know image

  • You told me you don't know anything image

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