Race Information

Gosport Road Runners invite you to take part in the 32nd Gosport Half Marathon.

The race takes place on Sunday 19th November 2017 commencing at 10am. The venue is Bay House School, 18 Gomer Lane, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 2QP. There is chip timing.

The combined running number and chip will be collected on race day.

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 race is a venue for the Hampshire Road Race League and unfortunately is not suitable for wheelchair athletes.

The course introduced in 2014 will be used again although there may be slight adjustments made.

The route starts and finishes at Browndown Rd, then has two laps which go all the way along the Seafront at Lee-on-the-Solent.

The outward leg is mainly run on cycle-paths and pavement, the return leg goes along the Esplanade. The course is flat save for two short ramps along the Esplanade.

A Course Map may be viewed here: Course Map   

The 2016 Winning man was Jonathan Roberts (Southampton AC) in a time of 1:09:40, a new course record. The winning lady was Ellie Monks (Southampton AC) in a time of 1:21:36.

News

Entries for this year's race have reached 1600. The current trend suggests the race limit of 2000 will be reached before the end of October. Number transfers via the fullonsport website will still be permitted after the race is full. This year we are hoping to bring the cut-off closer to race day to enable more runners to swap.

An increase in fees levied by the M.O.D. means we are having to raise our charge for parking at Browndown to £2 per car this year. However this is still very good value compared to the Public Car Parks in the area.

 

Entry

On-line 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.

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 (info@gosporthalf.org).

Postal entry

We accept postal entries but please make sure you have included a valid e-mail address on the form. If you are unable to provide an e-mail address for future communication please enclose an A5 self-addressed envelope.

Download form:  Postal Entry Form

Please note we will not send a confirming e-mail for your postal entry. You can check that your postal entry has been processed at:

http://gosporthalf.org/content/latest-entry-list

Closing date for postal entries is 8th November and for on-line entries up to and including 11th November (or earlier if the race limit of 2000 is reached). Last year the entry list was closed at the end of October.

 

Fees

Affiliated runner £18.00

Non Affiliated runner £20.00

 

There are no entries on the day.

Entries are non-refundable.

Number swaps via the Fullonsport website will be permitted. Details on how to do this can be found here:

Editing your race entry

 

Full race information will be sent by e-mail and not by post, race information will also be posted on this website. Additionally we may have a number collection point for local runners on the Saturday before the race.

Enquiries

Contact the on-line race administrator: info@gosporthalf.org

 

Children's Fun Run

Whilst the main event is underway, a ‘Fun Run’ will take place. This is a non-competitive run for children of age 11 and under.

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

 

Information

All finishers (adults and children) will receive a medal and Goody Bag.

The wearing of any type of headphones is not permitted again this year.

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

Overnight Accommodation

A list of places to stay in Gosport and Lee-on-the Solent can be found at

http://www.discovergosport.co.uk 

Venue Facilities

• Changing Rooms

• Showers

• Toilets

• Parking close to venue

• Refreshments

• Supervised bag storage

• Sports retail stall

• Photographer

• 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-  2017-27911