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:


“Its a great half marathon. Well organised every year, parking on site, scenic course, t-shirt, medal and a goody bag. Can’t think of anything that needs improvement.”

“Well organised race and good facilities at the venue. Great course through some lovely countryside and a couple of hills to keep things interesting. Nice goody bag and a beer at the finish line! Will definitely be back.”

“Lovely race through beautiful countryside, great marshals and very friendly. Would definitely recommend!”

“Brilliant course. Well supported and beautiful countryside. A couple of challenging hills too.”

“A well organised event and challenging, but not TOO challenging route. Thoroughly recommend.”

“Thank you fabulous marshals on the course for keeping us going and keeping us safe!! For all you guys giving time up for us to be able to do this THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!”

“Thank you so so much, thoroughly enjoyed the run, mainly due to meeting some great people on the way round. Really well organised and a lovely route. Today was my first time but not my last. x”

“Cheers for today, was a brilliant event, the track finish was great, my family got seats to see me come in. Somehow managed to get a PB too. Now I’m enjoying the complimentary beer!”

“A great race – thank you all for the organisation!”

“Super organised race. Lovely setting. Great leg massage afterwards too!”

“Beautiful run. Great marshals. Love the young man who gave out the medals at the end, he actually put them on us, but just gave them to us, making it a bit more special!”


“I just wanted to say what a fantastic race. The marshals were fantastic, so well organised and such great weather too! Fully appreciated the bottle of beer at the finish too. Once again, thank you for a great race.”

“Thank you everyone for a great event. Top organisation – I will definitely do it again next year.”

“Thank you for a well-organised race. Despite those evil hills, it was a really lovely route.”

“Thank you to everyone that was involved in the Newton’s Fraction before, on the day and afterwards. Well done, guys, and well organized, can you please turn down the temperature slightly next year and can you chop the hills down slightly! LOL!”

“See you again next year and hills you are not going to beat us!”

“Thank you to the organisers and volunteers. You were brilliant!”


As always a great race and the weather just made it hilarious..!

It was my first attempt at this race and despite the weather and those hills, I still managed a PB! Dread to think what I look like in the photos though! I would love to do it again next year, but can we have some sunshine please?!

Had a great time running this race, and will definitely be booking this next year, it was a great race and very well organised.

Hello. This was my first time running your race and I loved it. Weather made it more special!

The race conditions brought back memories of the MK marathon back in 2012 – dark,cloudy and wet! But the feeling when you cross the finish line always makes it worth the effort ( skin is waterproof as my friends keep telling me!).

Thanks for putting on a great race, looking forward to next year for my third time running it!

Was a great race – even if the weather did give us it in spades! Looking forwards to 2018!!


Undulating course with two challenging hills. I personally loved the event and will return next year!

I could have chosen a flat event for my first half marathon but were’s the fun in that?! Great experience, really enjoyed it.

I finally got to do this race and it certainly didn’t disappoint. A very well organised and friendly event. I found the course tough going in places but the camaraderie amongst fellow competitors and the wonderful support from marshals and the public on route got me through. I don’t do races for the goody bag at the end but I have to say the goody bag was great! Excellent value for money. Keep up the good work Grantham AC.

Excellent organisation. A varied course with road and towpath surfaces. A couple of hills to make it interesting. The marshalls and people at the drinks stations were excellent. The stadium finish was great. I’ll be back next year.

A lovely race with some lovely scenery, especially when the sun came out. Only disappointment was only no medal, after a lovely medal last year. Great organization and great support.

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