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|Sept. 27, 2020|
|Half Marathon ?
|Sept. 27, 2020|
The Torbay Half Marathon Organised by Torbay AC in association with Pro-Direct Running Getting there - The postcode for your sat-nav. is: - TQ4 6AG. Please allow plenty of time to get to the start as the seafront roads between Torquay and Paignton will close at 8.00am to give a traffic free course. Our Race HQ will be inside The Shoreline Restaurant on the Eastern Esplanade. Our event facilities will set up on the Middle Green near to the pier Technical stuff - This race is staged under UKA Rules and will have medical cover provided by Red Cross Ambulance. The accuracy of the course measurement has been certified by a UKA-approved course measurer. Timing chip - Your timing chip is built into your race number and is disposable; your number must be attached in accordance with the issued instructions. There will be no other timing system on the day. Race number - Please insert the requested information on the reverse of your race number, which must then be pinned securely to the front of your vest. You must not cut, fold or otherwise mutilate your race number in any way. Your race number must not be transferred to another runner unless the correct procedure has been followed (see Enter Event). You will not be permitted to finish without an official race number. Personal stereos including IPods etc -Most runners will be lapped by the lead runners – overtaking from behind. We therefore need our runners to be able to hear our marshal’s safety instructions as the lead runners and escort vehicles approach. You will not be able to hear them if you are using headphones –if you must wear headphones please use one earpiece only.It’s really important. Facilities – There will be Baggage and Changing tents, a Hunters Brewery refreshment area. A massage team from South Devon College will also be on hand to treat you after the race, this facility is provided free of charge, there will be a bucket ready for your donations if you wish. Toilet facilities will be available at 2 locations on the seafront, but regret that there are no showers so how about a nice dip in the sea to revive you? Baggage – In advance please use a thick black pen to write your race number on both sides of the tag sent to you then attach it firmly to your bag. You must present your race number to reclaim your bag afterwards. This facility will be staffed throughout the event, but please be aware that we store your belongings entirely at your own risk, so please don’t leave any valuables. The Start – Will be on the Eastern Esplanade at the Pier, please line up from 8:45am in accordance with your estimated finishing time. Please be honest with yourself when estimating your finishing time - if you line up too far forward, you will get in the way of those who have been more realistic, particularly during the first few miles. The race will start promptly at 9:00am. The Course - Two-lap course. The majority of the route will be closed to traffic during the race, but please be alert as to what’s going on around and behind you at all times in case of an emergency and when the elite athletes eventually start to overtake. Mile markers will be in position. There will be 9 water stations (serving water in cups to reduce wastage). Along the route there also are several public toilets at various points. The course will be dismantled after 3 hours. Medical – Red Cross Ambulance medical personnel will be on duty around the course and also at the finish line. If you or another competitor needs medical attention at any time, please alert the nearest marshal immediately. The Finish - On the final return to Paignton Green keep left past the Pier to the finish line, you will then receive your Goody Bag with raceT-Shirt and medal.
Below are the top three aspects of the Torbay Half Marathon, as determined by athlete reviews.View full breakdown
The race started in front of Paignton Pier in front of quite a large crowd and then the route went to Torguay. The course is a 2 lap course which i never like but the event was well marshalled and supported. There was adequate water stations especially on a warm day with bottles ...Read full review
This was my very first Torbay Half. I had heard good things from friends who had run it in the past. And as they were running it again this year I decided to join them. Registering for the race online was easy. If you register with plenty of time the race pack is sent out to you...Read full review
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