The Northampton Half Marathon is organised by Go Beyond Ultra and showcases the beauty and heritage of beautiful Northampton. The picturesque course, which includes a mix of terrain, starts adjacent to the Guild Hall. A portion of the race takes in the town centre and gives runners the chance to pass significant historical sites such as the shoemakers Museum. The finish is awesome and a highlight for many in the shadow of the Delapre Abbey.
Relatively new to running I took part in my first Northampton Half which was a well organised event by Go Beyond Sport. From parking my car up, registering to painstakingly running that last mile, the marshals were exceptional in the smooth running of the event to offering encouragement when I needed it most. Starting at Guildhall, the race made its way through the city centre, city parks then out into the Northamptonshire countryside, on mixed terrain, before returning to Delapre Park.