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Newton Fraction Half Marathon

March 4, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Race instructions can be downloaded here

1. Race Venue

Race  HQ- The Gingerbread, South Kesteven  Sports Stadium,Trent Road, Grantham ,NG31 7XQ.

Race director- Phil Garner 07803 713757

The Fraction starts and finishes on the track inside the South Kesteven Sports Stadium.


2. Car Parking

Parking onsite at the Stadium and Meres leisure centre

Also extra spaces at the far end of Gala Bingo opposite the Stadium. – see local signage on the day


3. Fun Run

For the younger ones and those not so energetic there is The Little Apple Fun Run starting at 10:40 am.


4. Refreshments

Refreshments will be available during the day in the Gingerbread  with a licensed bar open from 12 noon.


5. Race Number/Chip Collection

Collection desks in the Gingerbread  located on the upper floor of the main building  open from 8:30am.


6. Facilities

Toilets are located in the main building and at either ends of the grandstands.

Please use the toilets in the grandstands to avoid queues in the main building

Changing and showers are available in the main building.

There is also a small baggage store. Luggage labels will be issued . Please attach the label to the bag. The organisers do not accept responsibility for the contents of the bag.

Lincolnshire Runner will have a trade stall in the foyer.

Sports massage will be available in the Gingerbread – donations to our chosen charity

7. Race Number

Please ensure that you secure it to the front of your running vest or top.

If you have a medical condition please give details on the back of the number. If you feel unwell before the race, or have not been well for a few days prior to the event, please do not start.







8. Chip Timing

Please fix your timing chip securely to your shoelaces using the cable tie and pull tight to secure.

To ensure you have threaded the cable tie the correct way, pull the chip and see if it comes away from the shoelace.


9. The Race

The race will commence at precisely 10.30 am.

Please race on the left hand side of the road unless otherwise instructed by the Traffic Management Services(TMS), Police or course marshals. Please be aware of other users on the canal path,show courtesy and respect and do not impede or block the path.

Please take care when running by the water and when passing under the bridges.

For the safety of runners and other road users, the wearing of headphones (unless medically prescribed) during the race is not permitted on single carriageway roads not wholly closed to traffic.

(UKA Competition rule 240 S5)

10. Drink Stations

Water stations en route will be at approximately 3½,5¾, 8 and 10¾ miles and also at the finish.


11. Medical

There will be medical support on the course and at the Stadium.

If you feel unable to complete the course, please wait with a marshal.


12. Finish

On entering the stadium run around the track to the finish gantry.

Please move along the funnel, return your timing chip and then collect your goody bag and t/shirt.


13. Chip Collection

There will be a team helping to remove chips at the finish. If you do not finish please hand your chip to the nearest marshal or post it back to us.


14. Prizes

Prizes will be presented from about 12:30 pm                                     

15. Results

Results will be posted on the web site and

16.  Cancellation

In the event of adverse weather conditions under which it is deemed unsafe to run the race, the event will be cancelled.  Race Director’s decision is final.


March 4, 2018
10:30 am - 2:00 pm


Grantham Running Club


South Kesteven Stadium
Trent Road
Grantham, NG31 7XQ United Kingdom
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