Grantham Athletic Club’s annual ‘road’ race, Newton’s Fraction has been raced over
a variety of distances in the past finally grew into a half marathon in 2006.
Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon now its 8th year,is an accurately measured 13.1 mile
race ,run under UKA rules.
Starting and finishing at the South Kesteven Sports Stadium the ‘half’ heads out
of Grantham into the Lincolnshire countryside onto the Grantham to Nottingham Canal
towpath for nearly 3 miles to Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, taking in a couple of testing
hills along the way before returning back into the stadium for a ‘grandstand’ finish.
Each year we plan to improve the running experience, in 2010 we gave all the finishers
of the Half Marathon a technical T-Shirt and in 2011 we introduced chip timing.
We have plenty of onsite parking, refreshments, Lincolnshire Runner stall, bar and
we are giving each half marathon finisher a technical T shirt and a goody bag.
Our official race photographer for 2013 is:
All you need to do is complete an entry form and send it to the address on the form
or online through Runners World or runbritain website.
To compete in the half marathon you must be 17 years of age.
Voted as one of the Top Ten Half Marathons in the UK 2012 - Runner’s World
Some comments taken from the Runner’s World website from runners who took part in
This is a regular in the calendar for quite a few at the running club now. Year after
year it's turning into a real favourite........
Loved it, even the hills!
My first time at this race, and it won't be the last! Very friendly, very well organised,
enough challenges for everyone beginner or seasoned half-marathon runner.....
Stunning scenery and first rate organisation made this my best race for years.