Telford Harriers are delighted to welcome you as a competitor in the 2018 Ironbridge Half Marathon. (#IHM2018)
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.
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
Call out to runners – make your way to the start area for brief
Half Marathon start
Fun Run Start
Half Marathon prize giving
Half Marathon course closes
Please collect your race number/timing chip from the Visitor centre situated right by the arena where the race starts.
THERE ARE NO ON THE DAY ENTRIES.
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 participiants
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.
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 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
(PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS CURRENTLY CONSTRUCTION WORK TO THE IRONBRIDGE BUT IT IS STILL OPEN TO CROSS)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
- First 3 Senior Men
- First 3 male Vets in the following Categories
- First 3 Senior Ladies
- First 3 female Vets in the following Categories
There will be a medal, technical t-shirt and goody bag to all finishers.
Once again a big thank you to our sponsors