25 Oct

Feedback Influences New Robin Hood Half Marathon Route

action from the Robin Hood Half Marathon

The organisers of the Robin Hood Half Marathon have devised a new route for next year’s race based on runners’ feedback.

The 2016 Ikano Bank Robin Hood Half Marathon was a successful event with mainly positive comments. However, many runners have asked for changes to the route, including removing the switchback on Abbey Street. This switchback is unpopular as it disrupts the ability to maintain a consistent pace during the race, and can have a demoralising effect.  
A case of message received and understood by the organisers as Judith Manson, race director says: “We’ve listened to our runners and understand that they don’t like the switchbacks on the half marathon route, so we’ve taken this out. This small change will make a big difference.”
Instead, it has been replaced with Church Street and Lenton Boulevard. Apart from these changes, the route retains popular landmarks such as Wollaton Park, the University of Nottingham Jubilee Campus and Nottingham Castle. 
Next year’s event expects to attract 10,000 runners for the half marathon and 2,000 for the full marathon. The half and full marathon start from the Victoria Embankment Recreation Ground and finish at the Race Village. Both races start at 9.30am with a 10am start time for the Mini Marathon.  
Early bird entries open for the 2017 Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon, Half Marathon and Mini Marathon but only until midnight on Monday 31 October.  
To enter, visit the event website.
Photo courtesy of Promote PR.