Sunday 27th January is an important date for Farnborough as it hosts the third Farnborough Half Marathon, returning after a sell-out first and second edition. Home of the world famous Air Show, Farnborough was crying out for a major running event and now, with the full support of Rushmoor Borough Council, we are pleased to say the town has one established - The Farnborough Winter Half Marathon.
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UK Half Marathon Events
We are excited to announce that the Run Heaton 5k, 10k & Half Marathon series returns on January 27th 2019. This large park, just north of Manchester and home to a Grade 1 listed neoclassical 18th century house, is the perfect setting for a fun and frantic day out. Running on the paths within Heaton Park, this RunBritain licensed race is a great opportunity for a chip timed personal best.
A 3 lap traffic free course which is pancake flat! On cycle paths and footpaths around the river exe and exeter canal.
We are excited to announce the BRAND NEW Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon on Sunday 10th February 2019. This ROAD CLOSED half marathon will start and finish at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, home of the 2012 London Olympic!
Come and run in the Worthing Half Marathon. We have a super flat and fast One lap closed road course starting and finishing right on the seafront. A perfect Valentines weekend away (maybe for the runner in your family!) awaits you in this well known traditional seaside town. Fish and chips will never taste so good!! Roses are Red, violets are Blue, Worthing half marathon is the run for you! Runners navigate their way round the town for several miles before heading out West along the front of the sea and returning back along the promenade. This race is very very flat! Perfect pre-London, Brighton and other Spring marathons. Probably the closest you can get to preparing for a full marathon ove the half distance with SOS Rehydration on the course, full professional medical back, warm race village within the pavilion for family. Pre-post race massage, local eateries and pubs. All in all a great weekend away.
If you want to get a personal best Half Marathon this should be the one - it is the flattest course in the UK!
The race takes place on very flat, smooth tarmac roads and paths - completely traffic free, comprising of 4.5 loops of scenic Dorney Lake. Chip timing will be in operation for accurate splits and finish times.
The race provides the perfect - and fastest - half marathon. This event at Dorney Lake is fully licensed and certified by UK Athletics to provide 100% accurately measured courses. This means that any time you achieve on these courses can be used for any future event or championship that might require a qualification time.
The race starts and finishes at Old Deer park adjacent to the A316 post code TW9 2SF Make sure you don't miss this opportunity of running in one of the most scenic Half marathons in London. The majority of the Richmond Half Marathon is run against the backdrop of River Thames.
The race start is 09:00 and is very accessible by car and public transport. There is Old Deer park Car park right opposite the start area. The race has a great vibe and well supported by some local organisations and charities.
Welcome to the Time2Run Events online registration System for the Let's Go Round Again Disco Marathon, Half, 5k & 1Mile Fun Run. Join Us for this Disco Themed Lapped Run Around the 3 Mile Lap Route. Music around The Route to Keep You Going Plus Music & DJ Davos.
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.
The next Grand Brighton Half Marathon is on Sunday 25 February 2018. The start and finish of the race are on Madeira Drive next to the Steve Ovett statue
Our Youth Race runners will run 1 mile on the course of the Half Marathon route, finishing to glory on the finish line of the main race on Madeira Drive, Brighton. The race is a unique and fun chance for athletes in the making to experience the buzz of a big race.
Join us for the third year of the Thorpe Half Marathon and join thousands of runners in chasing a personal best along the beautiful rural roads of Surrey. The Thorpe & Egham Half Marathon is open to runners of all abilities whether it will be your first Half Marathon or your 50th, this fast route offers a perfect chance for a chip timed, personal best with full road closures during the event.
This fast course has produced some great performances over the last couple of years with Great Britain Olympians Andy Vernon & Scott Overall featuring at the top end of the race. With a brand new and improved start and finish area in Egham the Thorpe Half 2019 will be more accessible for all runners.
This is the 4th Edition of the Hameldown Hammer half-marathon - Devons biggest trail half marathon, and the 3rd Edition of the Hameldown 7EVEN - The Long 10k. The races start and finish in the village of Widecombe-In-The-Moor, at the foot of the Hameldown massif and surrounded by some of Dartmoors most iconic granite tors.
The Hameldown Hammer and 7EVEN rise high and steep. They afford spectacular views of the Moor and Tors, with some of the best trail running Dartmoor has to offer.
The shorter race, the Hameldown 7EVEN The Long 10k, has in excess of 300 metres of ascent and still includes a double ascent of the Hameldown ridge.
What you need to know about Half Marathon running
At 13.1 miles, a half marathon is long enough to test even the strongest runners, but short enough for almost anyone determined to conquer their next challenge. We have a jam-packed calendar of half marathons taking place up and down the country — from big ballot events to local community races and spectacular trail runs. Get involved and conquer your next challenge.
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A half marathon is a fantastic event for those new to running to really push themselves, or as a great warm up event for those ready to tackle a full marathon or even an ultramarathon
- What is the distance covered in half marathon?
- The half marathon is one of running`s most popular distance - a half marathon is 13.1 miles (or 21.1km).
- What is an average time for a half marathon?
- Breaking 2:00 (9:09 per mile pace) is a common goal, and that time is considered a respectable half marathon time among runners. The average times for half marathons in the U.S. in 2015 were 2:04:00 for males and 2:22:21 for females.
- What is the half marathon world record?
- The world record for men is 58:23 for men and 1:04:52 for women.
- How long does it take to train for a half marathon?
- If you are working with a training plan you can achieve a half marathon in 8 weeks.