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St Aidan's Virtually Real Half Marathon


18 Oct 2020

Swillington, Leeds
From: 10 Oct 2020
To: 18 Oct 2020
Distance: 13.1 Miles
Entry Fee: £12.00 - £14.00

Fly the nest from St Aidan's to Fairburn Ings!

This is the trail half marathon that takes you round not one, but two nature reserves! But what does virtually real mean? Well, it’s real in that you are being invited to run the St Aidan’s Half Marathon course and it’s virtual in that you are asked to run it at a time of your choosing between Saturday 10th and Sunday 18th October. Like a real race, you will have a race number, but like a virtual run you will record your own time. Like a real race there will be a start line, finish line and marked course, but like a virtual run there won't be any marshals. You will get a medal when you finish, but they will be sent out after the event. Maybe it’s really virtual, but we like to think it’s virtually real. The St Aidan's Trail Half Marathon starts (and finishes) at St Aidan's RSPB nature reserve but also takes in Fairburn Ings RSPB nature reserve. The course starts close to the RSPB visitor centre at St Aidan's Nature Reserve and follows the River Aire for a spin around Fairburn Ings before returning back to St Aidan's.


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Results for the St Aidan's Virtually Real Half Marathon were last updated on Saturday, 24 October 2020 15:39.



PO Box 577
BD21 9FL
Martin Browne & Mark Hetherington
0113 831 3139


13.1 Miles
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Entry limit:
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Not suitable for wheelchairs


    • No water stations
    • No distance markers
    • No toilets
    • No changing facilities
    • No showers
    • No baggage store
    Race HQ:
    St Aidan's RSPB Visitor Centre, LS26 8AL

    The route will be signed as far as possible, with a defined start and finish line. There will also be a GPX route available for download here http://www.evensplits.events/staidanshalf

    30% of net profits from this race shall be donated to the RSPB. RSPB is a registered charity in England and Wales, number 207076, and in Scotland, number SC037654

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