Birmingham International Marathon & Great Birmingham Run HM Results

Race Date: 15th October 2017

The Birmingham International Marathon is the first race in the new Great British Run Marathon Series. It is held on the same day as the existing Great Birmingham Run Half Marathon which is in its 10th year in 2017.

The marathon was launched in Birmingham to attempt to address the slide in standards over the 26.2-mile distance, with just five male athletes breaking the two hour 20 minutes barrier in 2007, and only eight dipping under two hours 30.

Brendan Foster, chairman of the Great Run Company, said: “Our ambition for the Birmingham International Marathon is to do in the autumn what the London Marathon does in spring – to provide a world-class opportunity for top athletes through to people who just want to participate, people who want to raise money for charity.”

A mile-and-a-half after leaving the Alexander Stadium runners pass Villa Park, through Aston, before heading towards the city centre, passing the Selfridges building. Runners then head towards the Irish Quarter of Digbeth, past the Matthew Boulton College, passing Cannon Hill Park before heading through Selly Park, which leads to Bournville. Runners will then  run back to the city centre by passing Edgbaston Cricket ground as they reach the Hagley Road and Five Ways junction, before heading up Broad Street where they will set out on another lap to complete the marathon.

The Marathon was won by Christopher Ashford (Birmingham Running, Athletic & Triathlon Club) in 02.33.26 with the ladies race won by Sophie Kelly (Cambridge & Colebridge AC) in 02.52.08.

5216 runners finished the Marathon including 1 Strider

Marathon Result

Name Pos Time
Tim Holt 73 03.02.19

The Great Birmingham Run was won by William Richardson (Birchfield Harriers) in 01.06.38 with the first lady home Chloe Richardson (Birchfield Harriers) in 01.21.40

7893 runners completed the Half Marathon including 2 Striders

Half Marathon Results

Name Pos Time
Michael O’Donnell 1093 01.45.50
Richard Maxted 2000 01.54.20

Full Results: Here

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