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Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Winter

Sun 24th Nov 2019
Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, Kennington, Ashford TN24 0LU, UK

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Tickets £20–£33

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Returning in 2018 the Owler Marathon, Half marathon and 10K on Sunday 25th November 2018, runners get the chance to test their legs again with this new two lap multi-terrain run, set in the great surroundings of Conningbrook Lakes Country Park while taking in the quiet roads of Brook. This event also includes the Owler Half marathon and 10K.

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    9:00am Sun 24th Nov 2019
    £31–£33
    Tickets available
  2. Owler Half Marathon

    Run 13mi
    9:30am Sun 24th Nov 2019
    £25–£27
    Tickets available
  3. Owler 10km

    Run 10km
    9:45am Sun 24th Nov 2019
    £20–£22
    Tickets available

Route info

Course Maps
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Overview

With the start and finish at the Julie Rose Stadium, this event will have the whole family supporting. The event is open to runners of all abilities and suitable for new runners who would like to have a go. You can also run for a charity of your choice.

This is a multi-terrain run and with many different running surfaces from athletics track, grass, country fields and tarmac road in places i.e., uneven ground for some of the run.

Marathon – 2 laps

Half Marathon – 1 lap

10K – 1 lap

What’s Included

Registration: Sunday 26 November 7.30am – 9.30am.

Registration will open from 7.30am. Registration will take place in the indoor track area at the Julie Rose Stadium.
Check your number on the list then go to the correct desk. Collect your event bag this will contain bib number, safety pins and
baggage label. You will be given your timing chip at this point PUT IT ON YOUR ANKLE – DO NOT lose it, £41 replacement fee.
Your chip will be removed at the finish line from your ankle. Please do not wonder off until this has taken place, thank you.

Course Details

This is a multi-terrain run and you are likely to get your shoes muddy and maybe wet feet on the off road sections. Of course, how muddy it will be depends on the weather conditions between now and the day. I will keep you updated on the course conditions.

Overall, about a quarter of the run is off-road, with the remainder – the vast majority – on tarmac roads. Off-road, the surface you will be covering will be the stadium track, grass around the lake, ie uneven ground for some of the run.

The first 800m will be on the stadium track, then the surface changes to grass round Conningbrook lake until 1.4miles, at which point you cross the new 3.6m wide bridge. Please be careful here, as this maybe slippery.  After you have crossed the bridge the surface is a public footpath onto a farm track which is concrete then the following;

1.6miles to 4.1miles – tarmac

4.1miles to 4.5miles – bridleway

4.5miles to 7.8miles – tarmac

7.8miles to 8.6miles – bridleway

8.6miles to 9.5miles – tarmac

9.5miles to 9.9miles – bridleway

9.9miles to 11.8miles – tarmac

11.8miles to 12.9miles – trail path around Conningbrook lake

Return via the same footbridge and head back to the stadium to finish or continue for your second lap.

Travel

Parking: Parking is available in the overflow car park at the Julie Rose Stadium. Enter the stadium and bear round to your left.
Follow marshal direction. Once this is full alternative parking is available at Givaudan. This area will only be used as an
emergency overflow, and for any spectators who arrive after the event has started. Please follow marshal directions and park
sensibly, thank you.

Volunteers

All of our marshals are volunteers, be nice, friendly and courteous. Our marshals they are there to help you have a
safe and happy event. Flash them a smile and a wave if you have the energy. Any abuse to marshals will result in DQ and you
may be banned from our events in the future. A huge thank you to our marshals.

FAQs

Medical Conditions
If you have a known medical condition, please write any relevant information on the reverse of your bib number. If you feel
unwell before the event but still wish to take part then please check your fitness and look
at www.runnersmedicalresource.com for information and advice related to running events.
MP3/Music Devices
In line with UK Athletics rules runners are not permitted to wear listen to iPods, MP3 players, smartphones or other personal
music players while participating in the event.
Running whilst wearing headphones/earphones significantly reduces your ability to hear traffic, individual vehicles, instructions
and warnings from the marshals and other athletes, and generally distracts your attention, increasing the risk of accident or
injury to yourself and possibly other people.
Safety Briefing
A compulsory safety/event briefing will take place 5 minutes before your event starts. Please give yourself plenty of time for
registration, collect your chip and toilet breaks etc…
Start Area
Please line up in the start area in the approx time you think you are likely to finish. ie 45 minutes, 60 minutes etc
If you have a problem please ask a Marshals who will assist you.
Numbers should be attached to the front of your top. Race belts can be worn.
Competitors only allowed in start area on the track.

Remember to familiarise yourself with the UKA rules before the event, information can be found at www.uka.org.uk

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Reviews (9)

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Owler Half Marathon in 2018

    This is a tough course! Not huge hills but "undulating" from about 2 miles until 11. The toughest bit is that the terrain is muddy grass, country lanes and muddy bridle paths. Don't let that put you off though! A hard choice is the running shoes - First time I wore road shoes and struggled in the mud, this year I wore trail shoes and smashed my legs on the lanes! However, this is my favourite race and will be back again next year! As it's quite a small field, there will be time you are running on your own, but a good opportunity to make new running friends.
  • Did the Owler Half Marathon in 2018

    I found the race great. Very challenging through the mud but I still had a great experience. A few marshals were too quiet and some points we needed more cheers and support to keep us going through the course. Drink stations were amazing and so well organised. Overall a very good event.
  • Did the Owler Half Marathon in 2018

    A superb emotional experience! Thank You.I have only been running for 5 months and built up to 13.1 miles a few weeks back albeit on pancake flat roads. As this event was very local to me I signed up. Didn't know what to expect, I suppose my biggest fear was getting lost, but the every junction was signposted and had a marshal. The terrain did take me by surprise, a lot more mud than I was expecting and there was a killer hill at the half way point.
  • Did the Owler Half Marathon in 2018

    VERY muddy around the lake at the start/finish, also in the wooded areas. Good mixture of footpath and quiet road terrain. Loved it!
  • Did the Owler Half Marathon in 2018

    Really enjoyable. Well organised. Loved the pit stops and choice of beverages and jelly babies ! Only complaint was no toilet en route. Had to grin and bear it 5 miles before the finish! Would have been good to advise on what shoes to wear. My road ones got caked in mud.
  • Did the Owler Half Marathon in 2018

    okay Hills were challenging , but like a challenge
  • Did the Owler Half Marathon in 2018

    The organisation was great the races started on time and live results as you crossed was a good touch. The course was tough as a first half marathon but good mix of off and on road as well as a couple of steep hills to tire the legs. The rain before the event made the off road sections slippery. I will be doing the race again next year
  • Did the Owler Half Marathon in 2018

    This was my first ever 1/2 marathon, it was wet muddy hilly and cold and loved every minute the organisation was great the drinks stations well placed and well stocked even though I was one of the slowest only disappointing was the lack of people at the finish but as said it was very cold great medal

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