Race Date: Saturday 2nd July 2022
The Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon is a point to point race along the canal towpaths between Wolverhampton City Centre and Brindley Place in Birmingham.
The race format is based on people’s predicted running time (seeded) in a time trial format with runners starting in waves between 08:00 – 12:00 and accommodates all capabilities.
The conditions underfoot vary from gravel tracks and un-kept trails to smooth pavement.
The route is largely flat with locks and bridges as the only inclines, the route includes the famous ‘Coseley Tunnel’ a 360 metre tunnel, a memorable feature of the scenic course. The route features floating drink stations (canal barges) every 3 miles offering runners water and electrolyte.
Stephen Schubeler, the sole Steel City Strider, was second in age category (7th overall) in a time of 1:21:34.
The race was won by Martin WIlliams (Tipton Harriers) in 1:14:38 and first woman was Sarah Thurley (Wolves and Bilston) in 1:33:32. There were just over 1000 finishers.
Link to full results here.