England 2017 Half Marathon and 10 Mile Road Championships dates announced
England Athletics are pleased to announce that the England 2017 Half Marathon and 10 Mile Road Championships this coming Autumn will once again be in partnership with the popular Great North Run and Great South Run events.
The Great North Run (Half Marathon) takes place in Newcastle on Sunday 10th September, and the Great South Run (10 Miles) in Portsmouth on Sunday 22nd October.
England Athletics will be awarding Championship medals on the day to the top 3 eligible individuals. In addition, the top English athletes will be offered the opportunity to compete for England in a road international off the back of performances on the day, subject to meeting England qualifying standards. Selection policies for these events and further information will be provided nearer the time, but the Great North Run provides a high quality race experience and a great opportunity for aspiring English athletes to gain an international vest.
Elite entry standards
Elite club runners meeting the standards below and looking to compete should contact Andy Nixon (email@example.com) by the 27th August with your date of birth, club and evidence of your performance meeting the elite entry criteria.
10k Male: sub 31.00, Female: sub 38.00
10 mile Male: sub 51.00, Female: sub 63.00
Half Marathon Male: sub 69.00, Female: sub 83.00
Marathon Male: sub 2.24, Female: sub 2.48
In addition to the above standards, top 20 performers at the Senior National Cross Country Championships, or U23 and Senior Great Britain representatives at road, cross-country or track at 1500m or above within the last 3 years will also be considered.
Great South Run Club places
Great South Run Club places entries are still open. Go to www.greatrun.org/great-south-run for more information
Elite athlete standards as per The Great North Run also apply. Furthermore, athletes who do not meet the required entry standards for Great South Run but are a member of an England Athletics affiliated club should contact Andy Nixon (firstname.lastname@example.org) to apply for a club runner fast pace entry. These entries are payable on entry but will guarantee the athlete a position in the starting wave at the head of the race, just behind the elite wave. The closing date for this is 8th October.