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Wokingham Half Marathon

10:00am Sun 24th Feb 2019 • by Race Solutions
Wokingham, Wokingham, GB
Run 13.1mi

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What you need to know

Wokingham Half Marathon has been producing super fast times since 1984, it's the areas traditional first post Christmas Half Marathon. Starting and finishing at Cantley Park the race runs on fast, flat rural roads and each year produces outstanding performances with course records of 1.11.09 (Liz Yelling) and 1.03.14 (Phil Wicks).

Wokingham Half Marathon is run on closed roads under UK Athletics rules. The route is equally suitable for those looking to complete their first half marathon as it is to established club runners seeking a new PB. Wokingham Half also hosts a very competitive affiliated club team competition with four to score in both women's and men's categories.

Wokingham Half Marathon supports many local good causes and community groups and in turn is supported by them with their volunteers helping to marshal the route, manage the water stations and look after the race village.

Course Maps
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What’s Included

Wokingham Half Marathon is open to anyone aged 17 years and over on race day.

Team Competition –

Mens and Womens club teams 4 to score, combined time. The results are calculated on the combined finish time for the first four competitors within their club.

Awards & Prizes

1/2/3 Male & Female Open, V40, V50, V60 plus cash prizes

Course Details

The Wokingham Half Marathon is a flat, out and back route run entirely on road. It is a scenic rural route.

Travel

Race Day Parking – There is no parking at Cantley Park or on the surrounding roads due to the event road closures. Please avoid the area as it may cause delays to the race if we have to remove vehicles from the route.

Emmbrook School is to be confirmed but if available will have limited free spaces.

FAQs

The water stations are located at 3 miles, 5 miles, 7.5 miles and 9.5 miles.

Medical points are located around the route, please speak to the marshals if you are feeling unwell and they will call for medical back up.

Is the race route closed to traffic?

Yes there are road closures in place to facilitate the race. You can find details of the road closure schedule here.

Can I run with a baby Jogger?

Dogs, baby joggers, baby strollers, skateboards, Nordic sticks, rollerblades, hand cycles, Kangoo Jumps, stilts, crutches, unauthorised bicycles or any other wheeled device are not permitted on the course.

Can I wear headphones?

The race route is fully closed so it is up to you but we prefer you don’t.  Headphones can inhibit the communication of important warnings or information from emergency staff and stewards. If you must wear them please leave one ear out.

  • Onsite Facilities – Changing rooms and shower facilities are available within Cantley Park. Kit tents are provided near the start and finish. Plastic bin bags and labels will be available at the kit tents. All bags either your own or a bin bag must have a label attached before being left at the kit tent. Any belongings are left at owners risk.
  • Race Number and Chip – Please ensure that you secure your race number to the front of your running vest. All competitors must complete the Important Runner Information on the back of the race number. If you have a medical condition which will need consideration should you be taken ill, please mark the front of your number with a black cross. If you feel unwell before the race, or have not been well for a few days prior to the event, please do not start.
  • Drink Stations – Water stations on route will be at approximately 3, 5, 7.5 and 9.5 miles. There will be a water station and free hot drinks available at the finish for all competitors.
  • First Aid – Medical services are provided on route, along with radio communications. If you feel unable to complete the course, please wait with a marshal for the follow-up vehicle which will transport you back to Cantley Park.
  • Race Pack – The Race Officials Reserve The Right To Require Runners Not Past 6 Miles In 1 Hour 15 Minutes Or 10 Miles In 2 Hours To  Board The Sweeper Coach And Be Taken Back To Cantley.
  • Toilets – Are located within Cantley between the start and kit tents. A few additional toilets are placed by the main gate. On the course they are positioned behind the water station at Hurst Cricket Club.
  • Refreshments – We will be providing hot drinks, cold drinks and assorted “tuck shop” items throughout the day. A free hot or cold drink is available for all runners at the end of the race. This can be found near the start line. A food outlet will also be available within Cantley.
  • Results – Results will be published on our website and on Sportsystem’s website. We will endeavour to get the results published within 24 hours. Please be patient.
  • Emergency Information – As the race takes place when bad weather can prevail the decision to cancel the event may be taken at short notice, please tune to local radio stations in the area  Heart Berkshire FM (102.9 and 97.0) and BBC Radio Berkshire (104.4 and 95.4 FM). Every effort will be made to have the local radio stations in the London, Oxfordshire and South Coast areas broadcast any cancellation news. Our website will also be kept up to date with any relevant information or check the Runner’s forums.In the event of cancellation, no entrant will be entitled to a refund. The decision to cancel will be taken by the Race Referee taking into account advice from the police and Wokingham Borough Council. Please check the website for up-to-date information. DO NOT PHONE LOCAL RADIO STATIONS OR POLICE FOR INFORMATION.
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Reviews (61)

4.6 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Just that the start is a bit if a walk from stated car park.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    This is my 1/2 marathon PB course!The start of the last 3 years, this race is where I set my stall out and push it. And once again, this year I got another PB.A nice, traffic free course, with only the smallest of rolling hills (although the return over the motorway bridge feels like a mountain :) and not too many turns. Regular water stations, great marshalling and support make this a great race.See you next year for another PB?
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    A great race whatever your level. A good standard towards the front of the race with approx 100 people around 80 mins or quicker so a good one for your club enthusiast gunning for a PB. Very quick course if conditions are good. A big field means this is also a good one for first timers and everyone in between. Support club hosted events! this is grass roots running get involved.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    I thought it was a great race. Good organisation, the course was great and there were a lot more supporters on route than I expected.All in all a great race!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    The support and marshalling at Wokingham half are absolutely amazing, if you are doing your first half then this is the one!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Good race. Achieved by second best time ever! At the age of 56 I was very happy with that.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Near perfect weather support excellent
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Had a great race with a course pb. Marshals and drink stations were excellent and a cracking cuppa and bacon buttie at end !!!!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Enjoyable well run event. Great for first timers as well as experienced runners.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    This is a wonderful event, flat course, plenty of enthusiastic marshals and spectators. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience - and managed a new PB!
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