The "Great Northern" Run: 10K and Half Marathon

HUUB Events are delighted to be working with Mickleover Cricket Club to deliver the "Great Northern" Run on Sunday 6th March 2016 - named after the disused Great Northern railway line en route and the finish opposite the Great Northern Pub!

ONLY THREE MORE SLEEPS! We hope your training is going well for our Great Northern Running event at Mickleover.  The courses have been accurately measured and the licences granted so we are good to go!

START LISTS:

Fun Run - Click Here

10k - Click Here

Half Marathon -  Click Here

Please read on to find information about the 10k and half marathon routes as well as the route notes.

Great Northern 10k      

Great Northern Half Marathon

10k Route HM Route

Start time: 09:00

Start  location: Spinneybrook Way

Finish location: Great Northern Railway Line

Start time: 09:15

Start location: Great Northern Railway Line

Finish location: Great Northern Railway Line

 

2k Family Fun Run

Fun run race start will be at the finish gantry on the railway line.  This is an out and back race along the railway line and there will be a marshal and cone at the turn around point before heading back under the finish gantry to end the race.

UKA License: 2016-22994

Car Parking

There is room for over 250 cars at Mickleover Sports Club and marshals will direct you into a parking space. Please do not park on the main road, in the nearby estate or at the Great Northern Pub as this will disrupt both the race and the residents who live nearby.

Athlete Registration

Athlete registration will take place from 7am at the Sports Club.  You will receive your number and bib tag and you can also leave your baggage in a secure location while you race. 

On the Day Entry

You can enter on the day at the Athlete Registration desk in the Sports Club, same as online prices!

Race Briefing

10k Race Briefing will take place at 08:15 at the Sports Club.

HM Race Briefing will take place at 08:30 at the Sports Club.

Please make sure you attend the briefing for your race just in case there are any last minute changes.

Race Information

Great Northern 10k : 09:00

10k Race start is on Spinneybrook Way, opposite Mickleover Sports Club.

Be aware that this is a private estate whose residents are allowing us to use their thoroughfare to start the race.  Please be respectful of the residents’ property and obey Marshals’ instructions; anyone displaying inappropriate behaviour will be disqualified from the race.  We have to enforce a strict policy on this because negative behaviour may jeopardise similar events in the future.

From Spinneybrook Way turn left onto Station Road, and left again onto Radbourne Lane. Bear left at the fork in the road and continue along Radbourne Lane; turn left onto Heage Lane. Just before the railway bridge you will turn left, through some narrow A barriers/horse trough up onto the railway line. Bear left and continue along the railway line until you reach the finish opposite the Great Northern Pub.

The distance markers for the 10km event are displayed every 2km along the route.

Great Northern Half Marathon : 09:15

HM start location is beside the finish gantry on the railway line. Be aware that there are occupied houses beside the start/finish area so please be respectful of the residents’ property and obey Marshals’ instructions; anyone displaying inappropriate behaviour will be disqualified from the race.  We have to enforce a strict policy on this because negative behaviour may jeopardise similar events in the future.

From the railway line head out onto Station Road turning left to approach Radbourne Lane.  Turn left and continue along, bearing left at the fork in the road.  Continue along Radbourne Lane then turn left onto Heage Lane.  . Just before the railway bridge you will turn left, through some narrow A barriers/horse trough up onto the railway line.

LAP 1: Turn right on the railway line and run approx. 250m before turning around at the marshal and cone.

On approach to the finish line, keep to the left at all times and run through the coned off area back up to Station Road. Turn left onto the pavement and proceed up Station Road on the pavement.  Continue onto Radbourne Lane and repeat the loop.

LAP 2: Once you reach the railway line turn left straight onto the path and head for the finish.

The distance markers for the half marathon are approx every 3 miles along the route.

Marshals shall be placed around the route to direct you.

Toilets and Changing

There are changing rooms with toilets at the Sports Club as well as two portaloos at the 10k point of the half marathon, near where the finish line is.

Drink Stations

There are feed stations between 5 and 6km, one at the 10k point for half marathoners and one at the finish line where you will get cups of water and some jelly beans to fuel your way round.

Finishers

Finishers of the fun run will receive their medal, water and snack at the finish line.

Finishers of the 10k and half marathon can collect their water and snack at the finish line then wander back up to the Sports Club to collect their finishers T-shirt.  The Cricket Club will also be selling teas, coffees and bacon butties for those who have worked up an appetite (or who haven't had their breakfast yet!)

First Aid

There will be two first aiders present at the finish line and one cycle responder stationed at the far end of the railway line should any emergency occur. In addition to this there will be a fast response vehicle situated on Heage Lane.

We will also have lead/sweep cyclists on the course to ensure everyone makes it round.

Prize Presentation

There are some fantastic prizes on offer for the top three men and ladies in both races.

10k Prize Presentation: 10:30am at the Sports Club

HM Prize Presentation: 11.30am at the Sports Club

Results

The 10k and Half Marathon are electronically timed by Stuweb. Race results will be displayed on the Stuweb website and subsequently the HUUB Events website as soon as possible after the race.

Race Rules

The event will follow the rules as set out by UKA.

Mickleover Cricket Club

The main objective of the event is to raise money for the development of Junior Cricket at Mickleover and to help and support those that suffer from mesothelioma.  Thank you for supporting these causes through your participation in the event and we hope you have a great day of running!

HUUB Events would like to thank the following for supporting this event:

Mickleover Cricket Club

Mickleover Police

MBS Derby

Springs Cleaning

Sustrans Rangers

Derby Civil Aid

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