Thousands Flock to the All-New Lincoln Half Marathon

What a day! The Lincoln Half Marathon took place on Sunday, with thousands taking to the streets to take on the 13.1 mile challenge and raise money for charity.

Matthew Bowser crossed the finish line first with a time of 1 hr 8 mins, with Abbie Donnelly the fastest female, finishing with a time of 1 hr 24 mins.

YPP was the Official Branding Partner to the Lincoln Half Marathon, so we decided to set up our very own Supporters Zone to cheer all the runners on.

Our team joined the army of volunteers and event staff in the early hours of the morning to decorate our area of the course, positioned along the Brayford Waterfront, with feather flags, printed balloons and 200m of digitally printed aero banner.

“I’d like to congratulate all the finishers and thank all those who turned up to show their support on what was a beautiful day in Lincoln” said YPP Managing Director Stuart Maclaren, who was on-site supervising a section of course that ran through the city.

“I’d also like to share our thanks to all the volunteers and the team at OSB Events for organising a terrific event. Bring on next year’s!”.

We printed cheering cards to distribute to supporters on the day, with a humourous message on one side and space for a hand-written message on the reverse for all those with friends and family taking part.

“We knew we would be based at around the halfway mark, which can be a bit of a killer moment in a race, so we decided to go out there with positive messages for all those running” said Design Manager Chris Cheeseman. “Hopefully we managed to make a few of you smile!”.

Full race results can be found online here.

The official charity partners of the Lincoln Half Marathon were Cancer Research UK and local charity the Ethan Maull ‘Up yours to Cancer ‘ Foundation, which is raising money for Ethan’s House, a home for families to stay in while loved ones are receiving treatment.