Stafford Half 15th March

8:30 am

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the county club will not be available tomorrow. Instead, the Vine Hotel has offered us a room to store kit and a place to meet before the race from 8:30am and somewhere to have a pint or two after. We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow

9:30 am

I will be taking a group photo outside the Vine Hotel at 9:30am (sharp), it will be on our front page for the rest of the year.

This year’s half marathon will start in Earl Street, at the junction with Broad Street.

You should make your way to the start area at 9.30am. The line up area in Earl Street is for runners only.

Please walk down Greengate Street from Market Square towards the Ancient High House museum, take the walkway at the side of the museum past St. Mary’s Church turning right onto Earl Street. Alternative routes to the start line up area include Mill Street or through Guildhall Shopping Centre.

 

10:00 am main race start

10:10 am fun run start (web site)

 

Route change

Please Note: Due to flooding on the Isabel Trail along the section of the route that runs underneath the Eccleshall Road Bridge there will be an amendment to the 13.1 mile course.

Instead of joining the Isabel Trail at Izaak Walton Street the runners will stay on the A34 Stone Road until they reach the Eccleshall Road roundabout and then take the Subway running underneath Greyfriars to Nursery Lane. The runners will then pick up the Isabel Trail path and return to the town centre finish line as normal. The course will be re-measured by an official member of the Association of UK Course Measurers to take into account these changes and the start line will be adjusted accordingly.