With just 5 weeks to marathon day, Gillian Jago travelled across to Humberside for the Humber Bridge Half Marathon, with her taper on the horizon this race is perfectly placed to kickstart the reduction in mileage for the big day. Hosted by, The Humber Bridge Half Marathon starts a short walk from Hessle High School and the Humber Bridge Car Park on Chestnut Avenue, Hessle, with a short loop around the west side of the town of Hessle, before heading onto the Bridge itself. Runners then head southbound on the Bridge footpath and reach mile 3 via a gradual drop from the centre of the Bridge on the south side of the bridge span and here there is their first drink station. They then have a steady climb up to the Barton upon Humber roundabout, followed by another downhill section and through the town of Barton upon Humber. After looping around the south of Barton upon Humber and through mile 7 and passing under the Humber Bridge comes the toughest challenge on the course: ‘Cardiac Hill’ – a 1 mile climb taking runners from the 8 mile post. Eventually runners return to the road and a final climb into Hessle High School where they are greeted by a lined finish in their grounds. Gill posted a fabulous time of 1:58:07 Well done Gill!
HUMBER BRIDGE HALF MARATHON – SUNDAY 25TH SEPTEMBER, 2022
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