Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon
It's Back :)
Same Course for 2013 - hoping for less rain in the run up to race day this year!
Online Entry is available via
Enter Via StuWeb ( our own online entry portal)
Runners World until Monday 1st July or when we are full - and we do get full!If you haven't done this event before - Check out the Runners World forum for general race banter. Basically a time trial format with starts from 09.00 through to 11.30 (ish) depending on entry numbers. Starts are seeded to ensure a relatively smooth passage along the canal towpath from Wolverhampton to Birmingham.
Outline Date: 6th July 2013 (Saturday)Time: From 9am (check the leaflet) but be aware starts are staggered over 3hrs+ (well it is a time trial - but it does work - honest!)
Start: British Waterways Canal Dock, Wolverhampton.
Finish: Brindley Place, BirminghamRoute: A basically flat route following the towpath alongside the canals that connect the two Cities. Arguably, it is a downhill route with the only "lumps" being the locks and bridges that cross intersections. These "lumps" do get more frequent towards the latter stages of the run, making it perhaps a little tougher than it may seem. The 360yard long tunnel at Coseley is an "entertaining" feature enjoyed by some, hated by others but remembered by all. Completely off road and traffic free. You should be aware that the surface varies from well tended gravel paths and brick paving to un-kept surfaces - largely what you might encounter on any off road run.Frequent drink stations - most of them "floating".