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AUG26
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Canterbury Half Marathon

A popular part of the Kent sporting calendar, the Canterbury Half Marathon returns again in 2019. Organised to support Pilgrims Hospices by Nice Work, the race attracts a large Bank Holiday Monday entry to confirm its position as one of Kent's favourite half marathons.

The course is challenging and covers the quiet country lanes on the outskirts of the city.

3 reviews
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Canterbury Half Marathon

Merton Lodge, Merton Ln, Canterbury CT4 7BA, UKView event
3 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

A popular part of the Kent sporting calendar, the Canterbury Half Marathon returns again in 2019. Organised to support Pilgrims Hospices by Nice Work, the race attracts a large Bank Holiday Monday entry to confirm its position as one of Kent's favourite half marathons.

The course is challenging and covers the quiet country lanes on the outskirts of the city.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    This half-marathon is not for the faint-hearted.......literally!  It's pretty uppy-downy so you're being worked hard pretty much the whole way round.There is an abundant supply of marshals and locals come out to cheer you on as well.The only suggested improvements I have is regarding the water stations.  Water was provided in plastic cups - I find it extremely hard to drink from cups while running and generally have to stop, consume the water from the cup, then restart.  I did see some squeezy bottle energy drinks at the final station but they did not appear to be readily available/visible at the other stations.I also think the final water station should be positioned nearer the top of the hill.  I really felt rather faint by the time I got to the top of the hill and then I had to run a good 400m before reaching the water station.Having finally completed the race there was water available but it was only when I specifically requested an energy drink that a marshal rummaged into a box and pulled out a 2l bottle of coke.  The course is hard going so the energy drinks should be readily available.Having said all that I had a great run yesterday and I'm sure I'll be back again in 2019.  Thank you!
  • Did the event in 2018

    This was my first time doing the Canterbury Half Marathon. I really should check out courses before signing up! This was much hillier than I expected. Not sure how they managed it, but pretty sure there were more up hills than down hills!Fantastic marshals, plenty of water stations, great local support, beautiful country side, could've done without the lovely farm smells. Really found it to be a well organised and challenging race. Great views and plenty of walking up hills opportunities to take photos. Loved the medal and snacks at th end. Thanks!
  • Did the event in 2018

    If you've ever fancied running through orchards of apples and pears together with the waft of gently drying hops, the Canterbury Half Marathon could be the one for you.  But you'll need to be breathing in deeply - very deeply; 'cos those hills are gonna hurt.Its described as a lolipop route with a shared 4 mile section : upward gradient followed by steep downhill on the way out and reversed on the way back.  In between you'll find picturesque Kentish villages, wooded roads and hills.My first fault is with myself for underestimating the terrain and my speed going out.  Too much too soon.  My second is with the water stations - too many loose plastic cups strewn across the lane for 100 yards.  Please consider an alternative means of delivery or consider bins after the feed station.  My third is with fellow runners dropping cups, bottles and gel wrappers in out beautiful countryside.  I know you're racing but that's no excuse to litter.Otherwise, this is a thoroughlly enjoyable half marathon.  I was glad to see it held on a Bank Holiday Monday (rhather than a Sunday) and gave me the ideal opportunity to pop over from Hampshire to see my parents.
£4 - £24
Canterbury Half Marathon
MAR8
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The Brett Lydd - 20 Mile & Half Marathon
Romney Marsh, South East, United Kingdom

This race is perfect for Spring marathon training. It's perfect too for those looking to run the distance for the first time or for those looking to post a fast time.

The race is on a pancake-flat course through the lanes surrounding the Marsh town of Lydd. Runners of all standards are welcome and race profits are donated to the Mayor of Lydd's Charity Fund.

The race will, once again, enjoy the sponsorship of Brett, the UK's largest independent construction and building materials company.

28 reviews
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The Brett Lydd - 20 Mile & Half Marathon

Dennes Ln, Romney Marsh TN29, UKView event
28 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

This race is perfect for Spring marathon training. It's perfect too for those looking to run the distance for the first time or for those looking to post a fast time.

The race is on a pancake-flat course through the lanes surrounding the Marsh town of Lydd. Runners of all standards are welcome and race profits are donated to the Mayor of Lydd's Charity Fund.

The race will, once again, enjoy the sponsorship of Brett, the UK's largest independent construction and building materials company.

Reviews
  • Did the The 5th Lydd 20 Mile in 2019

    Excellent event and great job given the windy conditions. Would recommend to anyone who wants to run with good people
  • Did the The 5th Lydd 20 Mile in 2019

    Well organised. Great marshalls- supportive and kind in atrocious weather- 50mph winds- thank you,thank you
  • Did the 20 Mile in 2019

    Could have done with some more toilets, apart from that all good I really enjoyed the course, apart from the winds, and will be coming along next year.
£3 - £26
The Brett Lydd - 20 Mile & Half Marathon
AUG11
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Brett Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Summer

The Owler Marathon, Half marathon and 10K returns in 2019! Runners get the chance to test their legs again with this new two lap multi-terrain run, set in the great surroundings of Conningbrook Lakes Country Park while taking in the quiet roads of Brook. This event also includes the Owler Half marathon and 10K.

2 reviews
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Brett Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Summer

Julie Rose Stadium, 1864a Willesborough Rd, Kennington, Ashford TN24 9QX, UKView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The Owler Marathon, Half marathon and 10K returns in 2019! Runners get the chance to test their legs again with this new two lap multi-terrain run, set in the great surroundings of Conningbrook Lakes Country Park while taking in the quiet roads of Brook. This event also includes the Owler Half marathon and 10K.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    this was my first time doing this event you start on a running track which is different and it’s a mix of roads and trial there’s a choice of a 10km half and full marathon I really enjoyed it the water stations were spread out and I liked that they had sponges on the course which I haven’t seen at many races the medal was a great medal and it’s nice running around the country lanes and I would do it again the marshals were great and the finish in the stadium was nice
  • Did the event in 2018

    Friendly event staff, every single one of them were helpful and lovely to talk to. Course is well sign posted and aid stops placed well.Some of the best aid stations! They had something for everyone drink and food wise, enabling all to be catered for.Great medal and praise from event staff at the end. Good facility to use for bag drop etc with parking close by.Highly recommend this no matter what your experience or running level.
£20 - £33
Brett Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Summer
SEP29
The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

Always the one to attend. Great event and feedback - everything you expect and more from a top class event. The race is organised by Folkestone Rotary Club (Charity no: 266883) in support of local and international charities. Medals and finish line goodies are on offer for all finishers plus there are prizes for the leading runners.

1 reviews
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The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon

The Lodge the Grand, Folkestone CT20 2LR, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

Always the one to attend. Great event and feedback - everything you expect and more from a top class event. The race is organised by Folkestone Rotary Club (Charity no: 266883) in support of local and international charities. Medals and finish line goodies are on offer for all finishers plus there are prizes for the leading runners.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2017

    I was attracted to this race due to route being along the Kent coastline. Despite a steep hill at miles 1 and 12 the remainder of the course was flat.This year was a particularly hot one and sadly water stations fell short of delivering what was needed, that said it was a fun race with the most perfect of sea views. Numbers of participants good and locals came out in force.
£25
The Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon
OCT27
Brett Rapid Runs

For the first time year, runners get the chance to stretch their legs at our new venue at Lydd. For the Brett Rapid runs in the beautiful surroundings of Brett site. With 5K and 10K runs on offer.

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Brett Rapid Runs

10 Jurys Gap Rd, Lydd, Romney Marsh TN29 9BD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

For the first time year, runners get the chance to stretch their legs at our new venue at Lydd. For the Brett Rapid runs in the beautiful surroundings of Brett site. With 5K and 10K runs on offer.

£16 - £27
Brett Rapid Runs
NOV24
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Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Winter

Returning in 2018 the Owler Marathon, Half marathon and 10K on Sunday 25th November 2018, runners get the chance to test their legs again with this new two lap multi-terrain run, set in the great surroundings of Conningbrook Lakes Country Park while taking in the quiet roads of Brook. This event also includes the Owler Half marathon and 10K.

20 reviews
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Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Winter

Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, Kennington, Ashford TN24 0LU, UKView event
20 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Returning in 2018 the Owler Marathon, Half marathon and 10K on Sunday 25th November 2018, runners get the chance to test their legs again with this new two lap multi-terrain run, set in the great surroundings of Conningbrook Lakes Country Park while taking in the quiet roads of Brook. This event also includes the Owler Half marathon and 10K.

Reviews
  • Did the Owler Half Marathon in 2018

    This is a tough course! Not huge hills but "undulating" from about 2 miles until 11. The toughest bit is that the terrain is muddy grass, country lanes and muddy bridle paths. Don't let that put you off though! A hard choice is the running shoes - First time I wore road shoes and struggled in the mud, this year I wore trail shoes and smashed my legs on the lanes! However, this is my favourite race and will be back again next year! As it's quite a small field, there will be time you are running on your own, but a good opportunity to make new running friends.
  • Did the Owler Half Marathon in 2018

    I found the race great. Very challenging through the mud but I still had a great experience. A few marshals were too quiet and some points we needed more cheers and support to keep us going through the course. Drink stations were amazing and so well organised. Overall a very good event.
  • Did the Owler Half Marathon in 2018

    A superb emotional experience! Thank You.I have only been running for 5 months and built up to 13.1 miles a few weeks back albeit on pancake flat roads. As this event was very local to me I signed up. Didn't know what to expect, I suppose my biggest fear was getting lost, but the every junction was signposted and had a marshal. The terrain did take me by surprise, a lot more mud than I was expecting and there was a killer hill at the half way point.
£20 - £33
Owler Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K – Winter

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What you need to know about Half Marathons

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.

Find local Half Marathon running races

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.
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