For the first time in a number of years, Nottinghamshire will be the location of the British and English Half Marathon Championships. The announcement came as British Athletics and England Athletics confirmed their championship events for 2016, with the Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon the crucial race that will decide the titleholders over the 13.1 mile distance.
In what will be the event’s 36th year on Sunday 25 September, the race is expected to attract up to 10,000 runners for the half marathon with an additional 2,000 competing over 26.2 miles. The 1.5 mile mini marathon also provides the perfect option to run together with children and family.
The most recent event saw a slight course modification with more city landmarks included in the route. Race organisers Sweatshop, together with Nottingham City Council, are looking to work on feedback from this year’s event to incorporate new features for the 2016 route.
Judith Manson, Race director, comments: “We’re delighted the Ikano Robin Hood has been selected for the Half Marathon Championships and we’re looking forward to being part of such a significant event. This race really does cater for all types of road runner and although the route is still under wraps, we know runners will be as excited as we are once all is revealed!”
You can read more on the road race championships for 2016, which run from April to November, in our article earlier this week.