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
The new Full-on-Sport website allows participants to re-allocate their place to another runner. See "Entry" section.
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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.
Closing date for postal and on-line entries is up to and including 7th November (or earlier if the race limit of 2000 is reached). Last year the entry list was closed by the end of October.
The new Full-on-Sport website allows a participant who has entered the Gosport Half Marathon to re-allocate their place to another runner. There will be a cut-off for this facility as Race-Day approaches.
Both running numbers AND chips will be collected on race day. Full race information will be sent by e-mail about a week before race day and not by post, race information will also be posted on this website. Additionally we will have a chip and number collection point for local runners on the Saturday before the race.
Entrants who are 17 years of age will require permission of parent/guardian to enter and must make contact with the on-line race administrator at time of entry (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Online Entry via: Full-on-Sport (There is a £1 booking fee)
Please check your junk folder if you have not had your confirmation e-mail.
Postal entry: Download form
Please make sure you have included a valid e-mail address on the form. If you are unable to provide an e-mail address please enclose an A5 self-addressed envelope so that we can post your personalised race information.
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.
Contact the on-line race administrator email@example.com
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 1.2k. The event is off road starting on a grassed area near to the seafront, through a park and finishing in the school grounds. 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