Worcester Half and Full Marathon - Threshold Running Events

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					Worcester Half and Full Marathon

Directions to the Race

Sixways Stadium, Warriors Way, Worcester WR3 8ZE


By Road

Take Junction 6 off the M5 motorway. Take the A4538 to Droitwich.


By Rail

Worcester Shrub Hill Station

Make your way to Worcester Bus Station which is approximately a 15-minute walk
into the city centre or take a short taxi ride (there is a taxi rank right outside the
station). A taxi to Sixways Stadium will cost approximately £8-£10.

Worcester Foregate Street Station
Worcester Bus Station is a short walk into the city centre and signposted.




Numbers & Chipped Timing

PLEASE NOTE – Numbers and chips will be send out prior to the race
(approximately one month before). For anyone entering after this time we will keep
hold of your number and chip and will make it available for collection on the day of
the race. Details on how to use the chip will be provided with the chip.

Registration

This takes place at Worcester Warriors and will be open from 7.30am for you to
collect your race number and chip. Please give yourself enough time to do this before
the start of the race. On arriving at the Rugby Club please follow the signs to
registration and find your race number on the lists provided. With this number you
can then proceed to pick up your race number and timing chip.

Race Finish

The race finish for Worcester Half and Full Marathon will be on virtually outside the
entrance to the Worcester Warriors Shop right in front of the end of the Slick Sytem
Stand so you are almost pitch side!!

The Route
Half Marathon
The race starts over the road from the Rugby Club and to get there please follow the
signs and the directions of the marshals which will take you under the tunnel below
the A4538 and then out past the Amateur pitches and onto Offerton Lane which will
be closed from traffic for the first 20 minutes of the race. The gun goes off at 9:30am
and the race route follows Offerton Lane up to Smite by the Pear Tree Hotel. Turning
right to head to the village of Oddingley you will take another right turn and head for
another lovely village, Tibberton. Once Through Tibberton you’ll take your first left
turn of the race and race through the village of Crowle and then Himbleton. Once
past Himbleton the route turns left onto Hay Lane and heads for Spernal Green.
Aiming then for Dunhamstead you return back to Oddingley where Half Marathon
Runners make the return journey back up to the Pear Tree Hotel and then down hill
along Offerton Lane. After crossing the canal bridge and turning right you take
another right to go onto the canal towpath. Following the canal for 400 meters you
will then be directed left and onto the Worcester Warriors Rugby Club Site. The
finish is then anoth 200 meters right by the main pitch Rugby Stands.

Full Marathon
Following the same route with the Half Marathon Runners the Full Marathon follows
the same course except on returning back to the village of Oddingley for the second
time you carry on straight through the village and start your second lap. You then
follow the same course again except just before you get to the village of Himbleton
you take a right turn past Huddington and doing a loop that brings you back to the far
side of Himbleton rejoining the original Half Marathon Course. You then repeat the
route along Hay Lane, through Spernal Green and back to Oddingley before retracing
your original steps past the Pear Tree Hotel and following the Half Marathoners along
the canal towpath to your finish on the Worcester Warriors Site.



Photographs

You can view and purchase a photo of your race experience with our friends at
www.yourraceday.co.uk out on the course trying to catch you looking at your
energetic best.

Prizes

Prizes will be handed out at 12pm at the finish area. There are prizes for the first 3
runners male and female and also age group prizes.

Baggage

A baggage drop off area will be provided at Worcester Warriors and your bags will be
available for collection on viewing your Race Number.




Post Race Nutrition
Tea, coffee, water and a mixture of sandwiches, cakes and hot food will be available
at the finish (ones you have gained your post race appetite!)

Water Stations

There will be one water station provided for all runners to use if they wish. This will
be approximately 4 kilometres.

Ipods

Please note that for you own safety during the race ipods and other mp3 players are
not permitted.

Massage

The lovely ladies from Fire and Earth will provide Pre and post race massage to help
your body cope with running 13 miles+

Contact details

Threshold Events - 01789 267337
Sarah Bland - 07540 287781 sarah@thresholdevents.co.uk
Rob Minton - 07717 795333 rob@thresholdevents.co.uk
Patrick Davies - 07578 672090 patrick@thresholdevents.co.uk

				
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