St Neots Riverside Half Marathon Course Guide

Course Description - Miles 6 to 9

After the drinks station, the race turns left and follows the road down and then up a very short but steep dip. The route then descends gently into the village of Waresley, which has many attractive houses. This part of the route is closed to traffic and difficult for spectators to reach, so please advise any friends or family to go elsewhere if possible. Just before the six mile mark the route turns left and rejoins a road open to traffic so please take care and follow marshalls instructions.

Entering Waresley, after around five and a half miles
Entering Waresley, after around five and a half miles

The route between six and seven miles is gently downhill but just after halfway the route turns left to head back towards Abbotsley, taking in a couple of gentle uphill sections. The second drinks station is just before halfway. When the race gets back into Abbotsley it again passes the village green and turns left up the gentle uphill that it took the first time. The route passes the drinks station again at around the nine mile mark but this time turns right at the top of the road to turn back towards St Neots.

Left turn just past halfway
Left turn just past halfway

Entering Abbotsley after around Eight miles
Abbotsley after around Eight miles

Between nine and ten miles the route is virtually flat and if you are feeling good at this point and looking for a good time, you should be able to feel confident about the rest of the race as much of it is downhill after this. At around ten and a half miles, the route follows the road round to the right and gently begins to head downhill. This section of the route is quite narrow and the road twists and turns a number of times. Though this section will be well marshalled, please remember to keep to the left. The final drinks station is at around the 11.5 mile mark.



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