Newton’s Fraction Date Announced

Subject to official confirmation, we are delighted to announce that the much-loved Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, 8th September 2019. Further details, including how to booking your place will be available in due course. The Fraction Website is also being overhauled, so look out for that when we re-launch it!

Rescheduled Newton’s Fraction Race A Force To Be Reckoned With

A field of 306 runners completed the Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon on Sunday 2nd September, rising to the challenge with course times ranging from seventy-five minutes to just a shade over two and a half hours. With a reputation as a tough but enjoyable and well-organised event, the Fraction drew entries from clubs throughout the … Read more Rescheduled Newton’s Fraction Race A Force To Be Reckoned With

Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon New Date Confirmed

Following the cancellation of Newton’s Fraction last March due to adverse weather, Grantham Athletic Club is delighted to announce that the race will now be held on Sunday 2nd September 2018. Runners who entered the cancelled race and were on the start list as of 4th March will be offered a place in the rescheduled … Read more Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon New Date Confirmed


Here are some of the comments runners made on Runner’s World and our Fraction Facebook page. There are plenty more from over the years on the Runner’s World web site and on  Facebook: 2018: “I just wanted to say what a fantastic race. The marshals were fantastic, so well organised and such great weather too! … Read more Recommendations

Chip Timing

Please Note: This information relates to the 2018 Fraction and will be updated as necessary closer to the 2019 race. For 2018 we are using the IPICO Sportag™ chip timing system. The IPICO Sportag™ is a durable, shoe-mounted plastic tag that is approximately half the size of a credit card and unlike other timing chips … Read more Chip Timing


Grantham Athletic Club gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors past and present, without whom, we couldn’t run the Fraction. The Lincolnshire Runner – Specialist Sports Retailer providing runners with quality footwear and clothing, combined with specialist advice from highly experienced staff. Brewster’s Brewery – set up in 1998 by Sara Barton, Brewsters has developed … Read more Sponsors


Overall winners 2018: Ben Evison (unaffiliated), with a time of 1:16:58 Natalie Teece of Stilton Striders, with a time of 1:30:16 Full results from the 2018 Fraction can be found on ChipTiming UK‘s site. Newton’s Fraction Overall Winners Table: Year Men’s Winner Club Ladies’ Winner Club 2017 Adam Holland Notfast RC Natalie Teece Stilton Striders … Read more Results


A small selection of the photos taken of the 2018 Fraction by our photographers. Full sets can be viewed by clicking on their names: SParkx Photography (stadium), Alan Roberts 1 (Grantham Canal) , Alan Roberts 2 (Casthorpe Road),  and Dave Greenwood (Mucky Duck) – thank you for your wonderful photography, gentlemen!                     


If you would like to raise money for a charity while taking part in the Newton’s Fraction half marathon or the Little Apple Fun Run please do. Details of the historical good causes supported by Grantham Athletic Club are below – thank you for all the donations made over the years. In 2017, we once … Read more Charities

Little Apple Fun Run

Everyone is welcome to join the Little Apple Fun Run – you can run or walk it and every finisher receives a medal. The first boy and girl home also get a prize. The 3km (about 1¾ mile) Little Apple Fun Run will start on the track at 10:40 am. Please click here for race day … Read more Little Apple Fun Run

Entry Details

  2019 Race Entry: Cost: Affiliated runners: £23 Unaffiliated runners: £25 Race Stats: Course not suitable for wheelchair competitors. Maximum number of runners: = 500. Minimum age = 17. By submitting an entry, you agree for your name, age, category, sex, estimated time, and club details to be made available via this website and to … Read more Entry Details

Course Details

  The course is certified 13.1-mile-long figure of eight starting and finishing on the track inside the Stadium. The course has a total climb of 143 metres. Taking this into account, this route is equivalent to running approximately 13.5 miles on the flat. UKA Licence No: 2019-37542 Certificate of Accuracy: 10-043

Race Details

Please note: the instructions below are from the 2018 Fraction. 2019 instructions are likely to be broadly similar, but will be updated closer to the race date. Race instructions can be downloaded here. Race Venue & Key Contacts Race  HQ – The Gingerbread, South Kesteven  Sports Stadium, Trent Road, Grantham, NG31 7XQ. Please see the … Read more Race Details

Latest News

01/02/19 -Runbritain online entry system now live. Visit the Entry Details page to book your place or go to 31/01/19 – Updated info on Entry Details page, including current entrants’ info (regularly updated) 31/01/19 – Updated info on Race Details page 27/11/18 – New website launched (you’re looking at it!) 19/11/18 – Newton’s Fraction … Read more Latest News

Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon

“Top Ten Half Marathons in the UK 2012” – Runner’s World          “Top 50 Best Races in the UK 2014” – Runner’s World Sold Out in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Date Announcement – Newton’s Fraction 2019 takes place on Sunday, 8th September! 2019 marks the 14th Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon run under UKA rules, on an … Read more Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon