Leicestershire Half Marathon
Beat those February blues and join us for our third year at Prestwold Hall for another Leicestershire Half Marathon. Take the opportunity to race around this unique route. This road closed half marathon will start and finish in front of the beautiful Prestwold Hall, heading around the race track and onto surrounding rural roads. Each mile is accurately marked out with distance flags, and we have plenty of helpers to keep you on track, and to encourage you on your way to the finish.
Please note that due to road closures, there is a strict 3 hour cut off time for this event.
Half Marathon£28 CLOSED
Chip timed results
Unique themed medal
Limited edition finisher's t-shirt
Free official event photos
Prestwold Hall, Leicester LE12 5SQ
There will be parking at the venue for all runners. The postcode for your Sat Nav is: LE12 5SQ
Once you enter you will receive a confirmation email. More information about your race pack and the big day will be sent closer to the event. Enjoy!
Write a review and you’ll be entered into a monthly draw to win a pair of running shoes of your choice from Pro:Direct Running.
Good if a little dull
Plenty of parking.
Weather was not nice though can’t really be helped.
Negatives for me were the course was rather dull as it was around old race tracks and the start/finish meant the start was rather congested and the finish on the gravel made the dash home rather difficult. Overall a good experience.
But these are things you could do better...
Move the start line - far too narrow for the numbers of runners. Prestwold Hall itself is a wonderful backdrop for when the group is strung out, however completely impractical at the start line!
Delay the start a little- it was clear people were queuing to get in with the rain waters etc. Just 5 mins would have allowed most of the stragglers to make the start.
The environmental concern- medals, bottled water, t-shirts etc all add to waste. Give runners the choice to opt-out of these things. Ask runners to bring their own drinks if they want them.
The course- too much time spent doing loops on the airfield.
I’m being critical as I really did enjoy the race, but there is always room for improvement!!!
Very well organised
I am afraid I don't think I will repeat again.
My first half marathon event
# Parking was good plenty of spaces.
# warm up exercises good
# actually venue nice grounds
# food and beverages available
# Marshall's were very motivating around the route
# medal and goodie bag was good
Although, I did feel there could have been some seating area for family/friends while they wait for you to complete race.
Overall for my first race I was happy and would recommend
Well organised with PB potential
The course itself is a little boring, to be honest - lots of loops around the old aerodrome / driving schools, but the elements round the old back lanes and small villages are great. Generally flat with a few minor inclines. Lots of freebies, big fan of the water stations giving actual bottles out as someone that gets thirsty easy (though I recognise it’s not the plastic waste isn’t good for the environment).
Nice medal, can’t complain. Would like to see a bit more of a race village - there were only two massage tables available at the end, and my Dad who came to support wasn’t impressed with what he called the slowest food van in Britain! Would like to see more sponsor tents / other bits and bobs around.
A good event for the middle of marathon training.
On the plus side marshalls were very friendly, including the one mentioned above. Not their fault