Nottingham Marathon

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The Nottingham 'Robin Hood' Marathon, is a race in Nottingham, England held every year since 1981. The race today incorporates a half-marathon, and a fun-run, in addition to the full marathon. A corporate relay event is also held in which teams of five runners from local companies and businesses run legs of 2–3 miles on the half-marathon course.

The original race started and finished in the Old Market Square, in Nottingham City Centre. From 1982 onwards the race has started and finished from the Victoria Embankment (Nottingham) taking in some of Nottingham's most historical and scenic sights, including the City Centre and Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Park, the University of Nottingham and the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont.

In 2005 Runners World Magazine readers voted the race the number two marathon in the United Kingdom.

The full marathon was dropped for the 2012 event because of "issues with the route around Holme Pierrepont".[1] The half-marathon event was held on a revised route. In 2013 the marathon returns after being cancelled in 2012, following revisions to the route to allow for greater participant safety.[2]

Winners[edit]

Key:       Course record

Half marathon[edit]

Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1981 Richard Milne (Wales) 1:06:55 Cherry Hanson 1:15:26
1982 Richard Milne (Wales) 1:06:38 Jill Clarke 1:20:41
1983 James Merryfield 1:05:51 Angela Smith 1:23:42
1984 Christopher Woodhouse 1:05:06 Ann Bankowska 1:21:30
1985 David Driver 1:06:47 Rosemary Hill 1:24:24
1986 Jeremy Watson 1:07:41 Jacqueline Davis 1:27:30
1987 David Lewis 1:08:20 Linda Rushmere (Southwell) 1:19:29
1988 David Lewis 1:05:31 Heather Jennings 1:16:57
1989 David Lewis 1:04:43 Heather Jennings 1:18:40
1990 David Lewis 1:06:24 Linda Rushmere (Southwell) 1:19:22
1991 Richard Ironmonger (Notts AC) 1:06:09 Jacqueline Davis 1:20:05
1992 James Gombetza (Zimbabwe) 1:05:22 Annette Bell (Lincoln Wellington) 1:16:54
1993 Michael Pearson 1:07:26 Ann Ford (Redhill Road Runners) 1:20:34
1994 James Harrison (Australia) 1:05:41 Linda Rushmere (Southwell) 1:16:38
1995 Alan Chilton 1:08:08 Carol Holmes 1:15:16
1996 Richard Ironmonger (Notts AC) 1:09:06 Carol Holmes 1:17:31
1997 Eamonn Hyland (Redhill Road Runners) N/A Ann Ford N/A
1998 Michael Pearson 1:09:24 Claire Naylor 1:20:22
1999 Malcolm Price 1:06:12 Elizabeth Allott 1:14:38
2000 Vince Garner 1:08:25 Claire Naylor 1:18:13
2001 Andrew Pearson 1:08:15 Tara Krzywicki (Charnwood) 1:17:09
2002 William Musyoki (Kenya) 1:07:10 Alison Fletcher (Dulwich) 1:17:37
2003 Phillip Sly (Australia) 1:05:31 Lisa Knights (Sutton-in-Ashfield) 1:20:49
2004 Zachary Kihara Njoroge (Kenya) 1:05:21 Hawa Hussein (Tanzania) 1:14:25
2005 Paul Langat Kipkemboi (Kenya) 1:03:25 Catherine Mutua (Kenya) 1:15:24
2006 Simon Kasimili (Kenya) 1:03:42 Caroline Cheptanui (Kenya) 1:13:32
2007 Simon Tanui (Kenya) 1:04:09 Jane Muia Mwikali (Kenya) 1:14:00
2008 Ezekeic Cherop (Kenya) 1:05:28 Banuela Katesigwa (Tanzania) 1:16:36
2009 Ezekiel Cherop (Kenya) 1:05:43 Joyce Kirui (Kenya) 1:16:57
2010 Gordon Mugi Mahugu (Kenya) 1:04:47 Sara Kiptoo Cheriwoi (Kenya) 1:16:54
2011 Elisha Tarus Meli (Kenya) 1:05:52 Dorcus Chesang (Kenya) 1:14:40
2012 Luka Rotich (Kenya) 1:01:38 Agnes Chebet (Kenya) 1:13:33

Marathon[edit]

Year Men's winner Time (h:m:s) Women's winner Time (h:m:s)
1982 Michael Palmer 2:21:21 Janet Milburn 3:17:00
1983 Trevor Hawes (Wales) 2:23:54 Ann Curtis (Scotland) 2:55:54
1984 Nicholas Lees 2:21:40 Eleanor Robinson (Ripley) 2:48:55
1985 Phil Hall 2:25:15 Eleanor Robinson (Ripley) 2:55:18
1986 Trevor Hawes (Wales) 2:26:14 Eleanor Robinson (Ripley) 2:57:14
1987 Trevor Hawes (Wales) 2:22:34 Eleanor Robinson (Ripley) 2:48:23
1988 Trevor Hawes (Wales) 2:24:31 June Cowper 2:47:37
1989 Steven Needs (Telford) 2:24:53 Eleanor Robinson (Ripley) 2:52:46
1990 Steven Needs (Telford) 2:23:43 Jacqueline Davis 2:46:11
1991 Eamonn Hyland (Redhill Road Runners) 2:23:17 Elizabeth Clarke 2:53:59
1992 Nick Ballard 2:25:13 Jacqueline Casey 2:50:19
1993 Eamonn Hyland (Ireland) 2:20:09 Hayley Nash (Newport) 2:42:49
1994 Oelof Vorster (South Africa) 2:22:44 Gillian Kennedy 2:58:46
1995 Oelof Vorster (South Africa) 2:23:10 Barbara Stevens 2:59:41
1996 Oelof Vorster (South Africa) 2:23:46 Avril Allen (Kimberley) 2:55:04
1997 Mark Burnhope (Wolverhampton & Bilston) 2:19:51 Susan Dolan (Ireland) 2:49:21
1998 Christopher Parkes 2:25:43 Eleanor Robinson (Ripley) 2:59:11
1999 Gary Staines (South London) 2:27:25 Mandy Spink (Nottingham) 2:52:31
2000 Andrew Wetherill (Redhill Road Runners) 2:24:41 Mandy Spink (Nottingham) 2:45:10
2001 Jamie Jones (Overton) 2:35:42 Mandy Spink (Nottingham) 2:54:15
2002 Tim Hartley (Shepshed) 2:37:23 Carin Hume (Windsor, Slough & Eton) 2:56:56
2003 Darren Bilton (Leeds City) 2:25:16 Helen Burrell (Redhill Road Runners) 2:56:31
2004 Jeremy Bateman (Ripley) 2:45:26 Penny Wilson (Fleet and Crookham) 3:10:58
2005 Pumlani Bangani (Salford Harriers) 2:23:21 Beth Eburne (Hinckley) 2:25:32
2006 Pumlani Bangani (Salford Harriers) 2:30:00 Nicola Clay (Stilton) 2:52:24
2007 Nathaniel Williams (North York Moors) 2:29:40 Jenny Murray (Stockport) 2:55:25
2008 Pumlani Bangani (Salford Harriers) 2:25:28 Debra Mason (Rotherham) 2:53:16
2009 David Kirkland (Alnwick) 2:26:43 Jenny Bosman (Redhill Road Runners) 2:58:17
2010 Thomas Hughes (North Belfast) 2:29:13 Jenny Bosman (Redhill Road Runners) 2:58:37
2011 Carl Allwood (Sutton-in-Ashfield) 2:38:40 Sarah Harris (Long Eaton) 2:47:47
2012 Race not held --- Race not held ---

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC News - Nottingham's Robin Hood marathon 'will not go ahead'". Bbc.co.uk. 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-07-23. 
  2. ^ "Ikano - Robin Hood marathon'". 2013-05-29. Retrieved 2013-09-27. 
Race reports

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