Ironbridge Half Marathon

Welcome

Telford Harriers are delighted to welcome you as a competitor in the 2017 Ironbridge Half Marathon. (#IHM2017)

Please note that all spaces for the Ironbridge Half Marathon have now sold!

Whatever your goal, don’t forget to take a little time to take in the beauty of the Ironbridge Gorge and enjoy yourself, after all that is what running is all about.

Any problems or queries with anything about the event, visit our Facebook page, or email our race director.

Want to save this page? Here’s a PDF version you can download and print.

 

Here’s a short video highlighting the fun we had in 2016:

 

Event day programme

 

8.30 – 9.45am

Registration desk in the Visitor centre for race number collection and ‘on the day entries’

9.45am

Call out to runners – make your way to the start area for brief

10am

Half Marathon start

10.15am

Fun Run Start

12.30pm

Half Marathon prize giving

1pm

Half Marathon course closes

 

Registration Desk

Please collect your race number/timing chip from the Visitor centre situated right by the arena where the race starts.

On the day entries are to be registered here also.

 

Fun Run

On the day entries only, the cost is £3 per entrant and entry available at the marquee in the main area where the race starts. All ages welcome but runners under 12 must be accompanied by an Adult. There will be a goody bag to all participants.

 

What’s new for 2017

We plan to have food and drink stalls, ice cream van, bouncy castle.

We’ll be selling previous years Ironbridge half items: Technical t-shirts, water bottles, buffs, race clips all for just £1 each.

Baggage drop off / collection area will be fully manned

 

Parking

Car parking can be found at the Telford Town Centre. All parking is now ‘pay and display’ so please make sure you bring some change with you.

Travelling along the M54 motorway exit at Junction 5 following the signs for Telford Town Centre. The centre is surrounded by a one-way circulatory traffic system. At the Hollinsgate roundabout go right (third exit) and follow the system through a set of traffic lights until you see the multi-storey car park on your left just after going under a footbridge.

Travelling along the A442 exit at the Hollinswood interchange and following the signs for Telford Town Centre. At the Hollinsgate roundabout take the second exit and follow the system through a set of traffic lights until you see the multi-storey car park on your left just after going under a footbridge.

If you miss this car park, move into the middle lane and follow the road around to your right, there is an alternative car park some 200metres on the left, opposite entrance to the bus station. From here signs will direct you to the Town Park arena.

Please note there is parking at the International centre which is adjacent to the Arena and Ice rink.

 

Facilities

There will be portaloos close to the start/finish area but unfortunately there is no shower or formal changing facilities.

We provide a marquee in the arena area for bags and clothing but these are left at your own risk.

The Visitor centre located close to the arena also has public toilets, baby change facilities and vending facilities for light refreshments. They will be open from 9am – 4pm.

If you feel in anyway unwell prior to this event it is advisable you seek advice from your doctor before taking part. If you become unwell during the race then there is full medical backup en route.

 

The Route

The Route will be marked in miles and the course is a down and up multi-surface one lap loop. Start at the arena in Telford Town Park, running through the Town Park and down the Silkin Way, run past Blists Hill Museum and Coalport China Museum into the Severn Gorge. You follow the old Severn Valley railway line past Maws craft centre and the Tile Works/Museum. Once you have crossed the worlds first Iron Bridge you run over the Ironbridge itself, through Coalbrookdale and Rough Park back up onto the Silkin Way to the arena.

Mile 1 – Leave arena and head towards rugby club, a small loop in the town park

Mile 2 – Onto the Silkin Way

Mile 3 – Continuing along the Silkin Way joining onto Legges Way

Mile 4 – Past the Blists Hill Museum continuing on the Silkin Way

Mile 5 – Coalport China Museum and crossing Coalport Bridge

Mile 6 – Across other side of the River Severn on Salthouse Road

Mile 7 – Passing Jackfield Tile Museum

Mile 8 – Across the famous Ironbridge and passing the Ironbridge Gorge Museum

Mile 9 – Through Station Road, Coach Road and Darby Road

Mile 10 – Through Rough Park and past the Balancing Lakes

Mile 11 – Heading towards the Silkin Way

Mile 12 – Along the Silkin Way

Mile 13 – Back into the Arena

Please follow the race Marshalls, signs & any Police instructions. Failure to do so may result in this event not being held next year. Once again there is a cut off time of 3 hours, at 1pm all marshals and timekeepers will be withdrawn.

Headphones please be aware you are not allowed to wear headphones during the race. Anyone spotted wearing these will be disqualified.

Map

 

Water Stations

There will be 4 water stations and these are situated:

Water station 1 – 3 miles – on the Silkin Way near the Queensway junction
Water station 2 – 6 miles – Coalport Road just over the bridge
Water station 3 – 9 miles – School Road before heading to Rough Park
Water station 4 – 11 miles – on the Silkin Way near the Queensway junction

 

The Finish

When you have crossed the finish line please keep moving through the finish funnel to collect your medal, T-shirt and goody bag.

Water will be available to all runners on completion of the race.

 

Results

Full results will be available through JC Race Solutions on the Telford Harriers website where we will also confirm all prize winners. You can also collect your result instantly from the gazebo by the finish timing mat. You’ll be emailed your result along with a fab finishers certificate.

 

PRIZE LIST

We will be issuing prizes for the first 3 Male and Female finishers on race day at 12.30pm.

All other prizes will be sent by post once the results have been finalised.

Also:
  • First 3 Senior Men
  • First 3 male Vets in the following Categories
    • MV35-39
    • MV40-44
    • MV45-49
    • MV55-59
    • MV50-54
    • MV60-64
    • MV65+
  • First 3 Senior Ladies
  • First 3 female Vets in the following Categories
    • LV35-39
    • LV40-44
    • LV45-49
    • LV50-54
    • LV55-59
    • LV60-64
    • LV65+

There will be a medal, technical t-shirt and goody bag to all finishers.

 

Once again a big thank you to our sponsors

 

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Finally…

 

Don’t forget arrive early to collect your race number and above all have a good run!