The Freckleton Half Marathon is the oldest half marathon
in the UK, and there is only one older half marathon in the world (in
Luxembourg). The Mens Half Marathon started in 1964 and the Womens in
1976. In 2005 the first Fun Run was also held. We have a few pictures
from 2002 and 2003, with most taken in later years. Unfortunately,
we missed the event in 2006, 2011 and 2012 due to my husband working away from home. If anyone has any from earlier years then
we would love to put them on the site. The Freckleton Half Marathon web site has a archive gallery with pictures dating back to 1965.
Please contact us if you have earlier pictures or any from the missing years.
We experienced some technical difficulties during the 2014 Half-marathon and Fun Run. The memory card failed and the batteries died on the 'old but good' digital camera. After switching to the backup 'point and click' camera it was discovered that the card had not been emptied before going out and didn't have a lot of memory left! A quick fix in the interval between the return of the Fun Runners and the Half-marathon runners restored some capability. To cut a long story short, most of the runners were photographed on the way out for both the half-marathon and the FunRun (with the occassional gap). Most of the Fun Runners were photographed on the way back, again with the occassional gap. There are pictures of nearly all the half-marathon runners who finished in under two hours taken with the 'good' camera and another half hour or so with the 'backup' camera. For those finishing after the two and a half hour point, I am sorry but both cameras were dead and there are no pictures beyond that point.
It was a good day and all the drivers inconvenienced were very well behaved, other than the person in the white mini (that I saw). The white mini was well over the speed limit and ignoring the runners. Despite 'frantic waving' by the marshalls they did not slow down and it was fortunate a serious 'accident' did not occur. I was unable to get a picture of the person driving as my camera will not cycle that fast!! In the two seconds between shots, they had left the field of view.
For the 2007 and onwards Freckleton Half Marathon the services of an official photographer from Event Photography were engaged. Photos are available for purchase from them.
We have a large number of photos on the site. All the
pictures have been shrunk and highly compressed. If anyone
would like copies of the original then please send a request with the
name/number of the picture(s) to
The pictures are 'Donationware'. We request that you make a donation to the Freckleton Younger Years Charity for the Freckleton Youth Club.
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