Gosport Road Runners invite you to take part in the 30th running of the Gosport Half Marathon. The race takes place on Sunday 15th November 2015 commencing at 10am.
The venue is Bay House School, 18 Gomer Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 2QP. There is chip timing.
Race entries tend to be evenly split between Club and non-Club Runners, so there is a good mix of abilities that ensures the race feels busy but rarely crowded.
The 2014 winning man on our new course was Toby Lambert (Winchester & District AC) in a time of 1:08:00 and the winning lady was Emma Macready (Haslemere Border AC) in a time of 1:18:54.
The race is a venue for the Hampshire Road Race League but unfortunately is not suitable for wheelchair athletes.
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We have made some further small changes to last year’s course. We have taken out the stretch through the housing estate at the far end of the course and moved the turn-round point further on towards the Start. This has been done to remove some pinch-points and improve the general flow.
We are planning a dedicated spectator area on the Course with refreshments and a loo.
The outward leg is mainly run on cycle-paths and pavement, the return leg goes along the Esplanade. The Course is flat save for a short ramp along the Esplanade and a slight incline at Salterns Rd.
At the far end of the Seafront it may be necessary to join the carriageway for a short distance. Care should be taken whilst joining the carriageway.
This year's map may be viewed here: Course Map
E-mails to all runners with their individual race number have now been sent out. This e-mail included a link to the Race Instructions below.
Not got your runner's e-mail?
It's not a problem, first go to the race entry list this now includes running numbers. Simply find your name on the list and get your running number, then download the Race Instructions from the link below.
If you are having your number and chip collected by someone else and you don't have a runner's e-mail to pass on please e-mail the organisers at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Final Race Instructions can be seen here: Race Instructions
Fun Run entry form entry form it will save time if you can bring it along filled in on race day.
Due to circumstances beyond our control the Fun Run will be one 600 metre lap.
Sorry folks the race limit of 2000 has now been reached and entries for 2015 are closed.
Number swaps are no longer possible as the deadline has passed.
The Hampshire Road Race Awards
Will be presented straight after the Gosport Half Marathon awards have been presented.
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This year we will be introducing water pouches instead of cups.
We have commissioned a special 30th Anniversary Medal for this year.
There has been much discussion in the running press about the wearing of headphones, especially with the introduction of “out-of-ear” type products.
Our policy remains that the wearing of ANY type of headphones is not allowed at the Gosport Half Marathon.
Last year we unfortunately had to disqualify a number of runners for ignoring this rule.
Please do not bring headphones to the event this year.
Entries have now closed.
Please note we will not send a confirming e-mail for postal entries. You can check that your postal entry has been processed at: http://gosporthalf.org/content/latest-entry-list
Affiliated runner £16.00
Non Affiliated runner £18.00
There are no entries on the day.
Entries are non-refundable. We do however accept substitute runners via the Full-on-Sport website.
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Children's Fun Run
Whilst the main event is underway, a ‘Fun Run’ will take place. This is intended to be a non-competitive run for children under the age of 12, however there are trophies for the first boy and first girl.
The Fun Run takes place commencing at 10.20am and covers an approximate distance of 600 m. This year the Fun Run will be using the Main race Start/Finish area.
If your child wants you to run with them, that is ok. The entry cost is £2.00. Payment and registration for the Fun Run, has to be made on the day of the race.
The entry form can be downloaded here: Fun Run Entry Form
All finishers (adults and children) will receive a medal and Goodie Bag.
The use of MP3 Players and similar devices is not permitted whilst running. This is for everyone's safety which we take seriously. Last year we had to disqualify 30 runners who ignored this rule.
In the event of severe weather or unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of the race organisers, we reserve the right to cancel the race. If this decision is made, no refund of race entry fee will be made, as most of the costs are incurred before the start of the race.
We really do appreciate runners giving a few minutes of their time after the race to send us their comments. It is invaluable information for the race committee. A good place to post a comment is on the Runner’s World website.
Guidance on how to prepare for an endurance event is available on the www.runnersmedicalresource.com website with regularly updated advice from the runbritain Medical Advisory Group.
Facilities and Accommodation
A list of places to stay in Gosport and Lee-on-the Solent can be found at:
· Changing Rooms
· Parking close to venue
· Supervised bag storage
· Sports retail stall
· Medal engraving available
· Pre and post race massage
· Purchase of race 'T' shirt'
Licence and certificate
Course Measurement Certificate – 14/403 2nd Feb 2015 (Under UK Athletics Rules)
UKA Road Race Licence- 2015-14093