February 2018

General entries now open for 2018 Lincoln Half Marathon

Active Nation Lincoln 10K entries open

OSB Events, the organisers of the Lincoln Half Marathon, have announced that general entries are now open for the race that takes place on Sunday 30th September 2018.

Runners wishing to take part in the third edition of this scenic half marathon can sign up on the race website and look forward to a superb race in the autumn.

The organisers are already reporting a positive uptake from those who expressed prior interest in the race and who will have received a VIP link for early access and discounted entry to this year’s event.

A total of 5,000 places are available for the 2018 Lincoln Half Marathon, which gives runners an unbeatable tour of the beautiful city of Lincoln. The racestarts and finishes at the Lincolnshire Showground, which makes a first-class venue for the race village. From here, the 13.1-mile closed-road course takes runners through Lincoln’s historic Cathedral Quarter before dropping down to the vibrant Brayford Wharf area and then returning uphill to the Cathedral Quarter, where the magnificent sights of Lincoln Castle and Lincoln Cathedral await.

Of particular excitement this year is the introduction of the Lincoln Mini Marathon for under 17s. This event is a fantastic chance for younger runners to enjoy the thrill of a big sporting event and take part in their own race within the safe surroundings of the Lincolnshire Showground. The Mini Marathon will start shortly after the half marathon.

The second Lincoln Half Marathon Corporate Challengealso takes place on the same day, giving local businesses the chance for a little friendly rivalry whilst getting fit, having fun team building and raising money for charity.

All in all, the three events make for a highly enjoyable day of sporting fun for runners for all ages and abilities, with individuals, families and friends gathering to enjoy the lively atmosphere and incredible spectator support. While the event attracts plenty of local runners, it is also warmly embraced by runners from further afield wanting a great-value race weekend away in a stunning setting.

Race Director Iain Hamilton commented: “We are delighted to announce that general entries are now open for the 2018 Lincoln Half Marathon which takes place on Sunday 30th September. The event has already proved extremely popular with those who registered prior interest and we look forward to welcoming runners of all abilities to the start line this autumn. Lincoln has so much to offer as a half marathon location, from its historic buildings to its quaint shops, fantastic cafes and beautiful surrounding countryside. For anyone looking for a friendly race in a spectacular location, the Lincoln Half is hard to beat.”

Cancer Research UKis an Official Event Charity for the 2018 Lincoln Half Marathon, along with local charity Ethan Maull ‘Up Yours to Cancer’ Foundation.


Intersport Lincolnis the Official Sports Retailer and ON is the Official Sports Brand for the 2018 Lincoln Half Marathon. Other sponsors includeDavid Lloyd Clubs,Your Print Partner, Running Imp, HIGH5, ERDINGER Alkoholfrei and City of Lincoln Council.

A total of 5,000 places are available for the 2018 Lincoln Half Marathon. Entry costs £32.50 (affiliated) or £34.50 (non-affiliated).

Go to for more information about the Lincoln Half Marathon. You can also like the Facebook page and follow OSB Events on Twitter @OSBevents and Instagram.


 If you are about to start your training plans, it is very important that you start the programme fresh and are able to build progressively. If you start it even a little bit tired, you are at risk of de-railing. Some runners worry that they will lose fitness by taking an easier week but this couldn't be further from the truth - recovery gives your body chance to repair the damage that is caused by training and, given the right amount of time, it repairs itself stronger and so you get fitter as a result.

It doesn't mean that you have to do nothing though and if you are off work this week you may want to be out running and so why not go out and enjoy your favourite runs but without the pressure of completing them in a particular time and if you still have time to spare it would be a great opportunity to work on your flexibility or core strength so that your body is primed for the start of that schedule!

If you are looking for half marathon training programmes, see articles in runfurther and runfaster for ten week plans.