*** Voted as one of the Top Ten Half Marathons in the UK 2012 - Runner’s World
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 9th 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 the 2014 Fraction 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 the runbritain website.
To compete you must be 17 years of age or over
Some of the comments taken from the runners who took part in 2013:
Back, for the second time and, again, absolutely everything was great about this
half-marathon, apart from the frrrreezing conditions ......If you've never run this
one, you won't regret it!
Your race is top of the list as it’s a challenging event and really well organised.
I thought that the day was superbly organised and the marshalls were teriffic - how
they managed to stay so helpful and cheerful on such a cold day is amazing.