Shifnal Half Marathon
24 Jun 18
Shifnal Half Marathon
Sunday 24th June 2018
The fourteenth running of the Shifnal 'Steeplechase' Half Marathon follows a rural route between the churches of Shifnal, Ryton, Beckbury and Kemberton before returning to Shifnal.
Idsall School/Sports Centre (TF11 8PD) is Race HQ where there is car parking, changing rooms, showers and toilets. Registration will be open from 9:00-9:45am where entries on the day will be possible if places are still available. Race numbers and information will be posted before the race but if you enter online make sure you bring your signed registration form with you.
If you do not hand in a completed and signed registration form you will not be covered by our insurance and therefore will not be able to run. Some spare forms will be available on the day for those who forget or mislay theirs.
The run will start at 10.30 am in Church Street, Shifnal, a short 5 min/10min jog/walk from Idsall School/Sports Centre which is the race HQ and registration and where the race finishes.
The race will be based at Idsall School/Sports Centre which has ample facilities of car parking, changing rooms and toilets. Competitors will take a short ‘warm-up’ jog/walk to the centre of Shifnal where the race will assemble in a large car park.
The course is multi-terrain with the majority on quiet public roads, with three sections of approximately a mile along bridleways and footpaths. The start near Shifnal Church first goes through a housing estate before heading south into surrounding countryside. After two miles the route turns onto a farm track leading to a footpath up to Ryton Church at four miles. After a slight detour along roads the race arrives at Beckbury Church at six miles. At just after seven miles the route goes off-road again crossing the small River Worfe using a footbridge (or a ford if prefered!). At around eight miles is back on a quiet country road to Kemberton Church just after nine miles. At approximately 10.5 miles the route follows a footpath to mile twelve where Shifnal Church comes into sight again. The last mile is through the town and on to the finish at Idsall Sports Centre.
There is ample car parking at Idsall School/Sports Centre (TF11 8PD) where race registration is located and the race finishes.
Due to the race being held on June there are five drinks stations located approximately every two miles. At two miles there are cups, at four miles bottles, at six miles cups, and at eight and ten miles bottles. Local residents often add to this with some 'unoffical' drinks stations.