Thu 28 Jun 2018
Are you up for a challenge? With the run up to this year’s Ashbourne Half Marathon & Fun Run, don’t miss out on your chance to take part!
The Ashbourne Half Marathon and Fun Run caters for all; pro runners, beginners and children.
Organised by Ashbourne Running Club, the races takes place on from 9.30am Sunday 8th July at Ashbourne Recreational Ground, Cockayne Avenue. The Half Marathon now in the second year of its newer route and the 2.5K and 5K Run in the Park taking place entirely on traffic-free route around the recreation grounds. Both runs will be chip timed.
Ashbourne Running Club will have two new trophies to present this year, a new trophy for both the First Lady finisher and the First Local Lady finisher. The trophies have been provided by John German Estate Agents in Ashbourne who have been the primary sponsoring supporter for the event for a number of years.
The events also coincide with the Picnic in the Park with live music and entertainment in Memorial Gardens as the final culminating event of the Ashbourne Festival.
Stuart Bennet, Sales Director from John German comments “Having taken part a few times myself, the Ashbourne Half Marathon and Fun Run is so very well organised and makes for a great day out. As a local estate agent in the area, it is with great pleasure for John German to sponsor the event once again”.
Pictured above is Stuart Bennet of John German handing over the new trophies to Steve Tilsley of Ashbourne Running Club.
Half Marathon Facts• The distance to run is 13.1 miles (21 kilometres)
• For those with some experience, breaking 2 hours is a common goal
• Highly competitive runners aim to break the 1hr 30 mark
New route records of the Ashbourne Half Marathon were set last year by Phil Skelton (1h 17m 8s) & Jennifer Rich (1h 32m 18s) both of Steel City Striders from Sheffield.
How to enter the Ashbourne Half MarathonEntries for the Half Marathon can be made online at www.ashbournehalfmarathon.co.uk or on the day. Bear in mind places are limited to 500, therefore book asap to avoid missing out.
Ashbourne Fun Run – 2.5k or 5kEntries for the Fun Run in the Park with a choice of 2.5k or 5k distance can be made on the day or downloaded and completed in advance from - DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM
Volunteers Welcome!Ashbourne Running Club would also like to appeal for any volunteers to help marshal the Fun Run. Anyone interested please contact Steve Tilsley on 07966 038817
For more information visit www.ashbournehalfmarathon.co.uk
"The staff were superb, very helpful and knowledgeable, nothing was too much trouble for any of them. Would highly recommend John German to everyone."