14. Safety - Headphones: In the interests of everyone's safety, please don’t use iPods, MP3 or similar players. The Torbay Half Marathon is a 2-lap course and most runners will be lapped by the lead runners – overtaking from behind running three times faster than you. We therefore need our runners to be able to hear our marshal’s safety instructions as the lead runners and the escorts approach. You will not be able to hear them if you are using headphones – if you must wear headphones please leave one earpiece off. It’s really important .