Saxon Shore Half Marathon

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This must-run coastal half marathon is back in Whitstable this May. 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. Come for a great day out, flat run, and your own finisher's medal.
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Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 22 May 2022
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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3.9
(20 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Whitstable Castle & Gardens, Whitstable Castle, 15 Tower Hill, Whitstable CT5 2BW, UK
Start times
Sun, 22 May 2022
Half Marathon:
9:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Saxon Shore Half Marathon
Half Marathon
Distance
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
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Prizes for race winners and category winners
  • Event Village
  • Chip-timed results
  • Toilets
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Finisher's Medal
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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
09:30 Half Marathon Starts
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 17 and older to enter the event.
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FAQs
Will there be prizes for race winners at the Saxon Shore Half Marathon?
There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female,1st male and female VET40, 50 and 60.
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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
3.9
20 reviews
john
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3.7
Did the race in 2022
very poor foresight: not enough water, on a day forecast to hit 18C.
rebecca
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3.3
Did the race in 2022
Water station were inadequate- the temperature was known to be high yet water stations ran out- this is completely unacceptable. Especially when I was advised this happened at last years race as well, I spoke with the Chief Marshall who advised there was plenty of water so didn’t understand why stations had run out. I will not be running this again or recommending it to anyone else
stuart
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Lovely seafront run and gorgeous castle grounds as the HQ. All well equipped and organised. Nice flat course for the most part so good for a PB too.
fiona
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
I liked the previous route better when it started & finished in Herne Bay
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2.3
Did the race 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 race 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 race 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 race 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 race 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 race 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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