Saxon Shore Half Marathon

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About
The great coastal half marathon with live music is back. This event is proving popular and has sold out each year. The Event Village is a great place for family and friends to relax and enjoy the atmosphere
Participants
Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun 13th Jun 2021
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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3.5
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Where and when
Location
Whitstable Castle & Gardens, Whitstable Castle, 15 Tower Hill, Whitstable CT5 2BW, UK
Start times
Sun 13th Jun 2021
Half Marathon:
9:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Saxon Shore Half Marathon
Half Marathon
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21.1km
£28.00
Route information
The majority of the route is along the seafront from Whitstable to Herne Bay and back and in most part is fairly flat and fast, making it ideal for beginners or those looking for a quick time.
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What's included
  • Prizes for race winners and category winners
  • Event Village
  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Toilets
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Finisher's Medal
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Train
How to get there
Whitstable Castle & Gardens, Whitstable Castle, 15 Tower Hill, Whitstable CT5 2BW, UK
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Parking
There is parking near the event site.
Event day logistics
Schedule
09:30 Half Marathon Starts
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 17 and older to enter the event.
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FAQ's
Can I enter the Saxon Shore Half Marathon on the day?
No, this event will not be open for entries on the day.
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How old do I have to be to enter the Saxon Shore Half Marathon?
All entrants must be 17 and older on race day to enter the event.
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Will there be toilets at the Saxon Shore Half Marathon?
Yes, there will be toilets at the event.
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Reviews
3.5
12 reviews
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2.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
It is a nice route apart from having to tackle the crowds in Herne Bay on a very narrow path that nearly resulted in serious injury to myself and a small boy. There were lots of very nice marshals stood in the sweltering heat. Unfortunately, there was no shade on what turned out to be a seriously hot 28 degree day and only one water station. Knowing this in advance, we took water for the start and complained to the organisers who claimed it was due to covid rules. It wasn't because it states that there should be a least one on a course over 10k and having only one meant everyone on the course visited that one rather than spreading people out. We ended up filling up at the beach taps on the way out but the route back was not on the beach so no taps and 6.5 miles to go in the mid day heat. There were at least 5 people collapsed on route and worst of all was that there was no water at the finish and no bag drop so you couldn't even have left one there for yourself at the end. Very dangerous in the conditions and I would not run this race again.
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3.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Very hot day and only 1 water station, no water at the end either. I asked but was refused by the marshal as the tags are cut off. Lovely route one nasty hill.
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
it was the hottest day of the year (27 degrees) and there was only one water station on the course — it’s dangerous and irresponsible from the event organisers
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2.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
The marshals were amazing, but the race organisers decided to only put on one water station and it was 29 degrees. It was dangerous in that heat and no water even at the finish. After informing them after the event I hope this can never happen again. The route is gorgeous, the people lovely, just poor dangerous planning mistakes.
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2.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
This had the potential to be a great event but lack of water stations on such a brutally hot, cloudless day was irresponsible and there can be no excuses for this, COVID or no COVID. Also receiving your medal in your race pack before you've even run the race was a first for me and made the finish a massive anticlimax, along with no water at the finish it made this a non-event for me. Marshalls were excellent and race pack collection was easy but that is about it.
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
It was well organised and the atmosphere was brilliant. Thank you to all the stewards/volunteers who gave up their time and gave us all kind encouragement. Signing up for next year!
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4.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Very hot run, not enough drinks for the heat. I realise Covid restrictions but it was dangerous. No drinks at the finish. Never run a race without water at the finish before. Was told to get water in the toilet.
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
The only negative i can put on this event was the lack of water stops ! Yes we have covid measures in place but if you can have one you can have more. Then to be told only one bottle in 20+ degree heat
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2.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
The lack of water on the course an at the finish was not acceptable. It was so so hot very dangerous in my opinion. I loved the course and the marshals were friendly and helpful. Shame the water issue will overshadow what was fundamentally a good event. An earlier start would also have been a good idea. Thanks. Sue Curran.
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3.3
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
I have completed a few half marathons now and the scenery and course was perfect here. The sun was shining and the crowds and marshals were amazing. However the value for money was extremely poor, I appreciate that there was restrictions in place but in temperatures of 20-25 degrees only having only one water station was poor, dangerous and irresponsible. There was a few people dropping like flys and having to be seen by medics, this could have been for various reasons but the heat and the lack of water stations I am certain would have contributed. Would I take place next year - 100% if there are more water stations. This is a great course for beginners due to it being relatively flat.
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