Great Birmingham Run

Great Birmingham Run
Date Mid-October
Location Birmingham, United Kingdom
Event type Road
Distance Half marathon
Established 2008
Official site

The Great Birmingham Run is an annual half marathon road running event held in Birmingham, UK in October. Formerly known as the Birmingham Half Marathon, from 2011 it became part of the Great Run series of road races.[1]

Established in 2008, it incorporated the 2009 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.[1] The 2009 event was televised live on Sky Sports. Since 2011, the race has been televised live in the United Kingdom by Channel 5.


Key:   Course record

Edition Year Men's winner Time (m:s) Women's winner Time (m:s)
1st 2008  Andi Jones (GBR) 65:46  Birhan Dagne (GBR) 77:40
2nd 2009  Jean Ndayisenga (BDI) 66:17  Susan Partridge (GBR) 72:50
3rd 2010  Edwin Kipyego (KEN) 63:50  Susan Partridge (GBR) 73:56
4th[2] 2011  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 61:29  Gemma Steel (GBR) 72:21
5th[3] 2012  Micah Kogo (KEN) 60:17  Sara Moreira (POR) 72:49
6th[4] 2013  Thomas Ayeko (UGA) 62:32  Gemma Steel (GBR) 70:19
7th 2014  Joel Kimutai (KEN) 61:30  Polline Wanjiku (KEN) 70:48
8th 2015  Chris Thompson (GBR) 63:00  Dominika Napieraj (POL) 73:39
9th 2016  Andy Vernon (GBR) 63:32  Elizeba Cherono (NED) 73:42


  1. 1 2 "About the Great Birmingham Run". Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  2. Martin, David (2011-10-23). Gebrselassie returns to winning ways with commanding Half Marathon performance in Birmingham. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-23.
  3. Martin, David (2012-10-21). Kogo defeats Kuma in Birmingham thriller. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-10-21.
  4. Hardman, Dean (2013-10-20). Steel breaks course record, Ayeko makes promising debut in Birmingham. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-10-21.

External links

Video highlights from FilmNova via BBC Sport

Results from Power of 10

2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

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