Newton’s Fraction is Great Midlands Run

More than 50,000 runners competed a half-marathon in the Great North Run on Tyneside last weekend, but a little closer to home, a field several orders of magnitude smaller were covering the same distance on a course that’s acknowledged as considerably more challenging. 318 runners completed the Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon on Sunday 8th September, … Read more Newton’s Fraction is Great Midlands Run

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: 2019 “Its a great half marathon. Well organised every year, parking on site, scenic course, t-shirt, medal and a goody bag. Can’t … Read more Recommendations

Chip Timing

For 2022 we are using  re-susable eco tags that are attached to the shoe. 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 does not suffer from the interferences such as those from the … 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 2019: Jake Richardson of Lincoln Wellington AC, with a time of 1:12:13 Nora Battermann of West End Runners, with a time of 1:29:47 Full results from the 2019 Fraction can be found on racetimeresult Newton’s Fraction Overall Winners Table: Year Men’s Winner Club Ladies’ Winner Club 2018 Ben Evison 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

There will NOT be a FUN RUN in 2022 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 … Read more Little Apple Fun Run

Entry Details

2022 Race Entry: Cost: Affiliated runners: £29 Unaffiliated runners: £31 No extra fees 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 … 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: 2022-44322 Certificate of Accuracy: 22-279 LCC- Highways Letter: LCC-TTRO

Race Details

2019 Race day 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 directions on the Contact Us page. The Fraction starts and finishes on the track inside the South Kesteven Sports Stadium. Race Director – Phil Garner, … Read more Race Details