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JUN16
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Heyford Airbase - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - June

Fast, flat, fantastic! Choice of half marathon, 10k, 5k. Set in the beautiful Cherwell Valley countryside, the three routes all utilise the Heyford Park Airbase's Runway, RAF Taxiway & NATO Taxiway and are therefore pancake flat and traffic-free. These races are timed perfectly if you are planning to run a Spring marathon, but equally good for those venturing into racing, moving up a distance or just trying to improve times.

4 reviews
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Heyford Airbase - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - June

Izzard Rd, Bicester OX25 5HE, UKView event
4 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Fast, flat, fantastic! Choice of half marathon, 10k, 5k. Set in the beautiful Cherwell Valley countryside, the three routes all utilise the Heyford Park Airbase's Runway, RAF Taxiway & NATO Taxiway and are therefore pancake flat and traffic-free. These races are timed perfectly if you are planning to run a Spring marathon, but equally good for those venturing into racing, moving up a distance or just trying to improve times.

Reviews
  • Did the 10k in 2018

    Nice flat fast course great for my first 10k
  • Did the 5k in 2018

    It was exactly as advertised, flat and fast
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    It's hot, very little shade, nice and flat, so bring sun cream.Bring music if your running alone as the 2nd lap once the 10 and 5k have finished it's quite lonely.It's was my 1st 1/2 marathon.
£10 - £25
Heyford Airbase - 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Junior Race - June
MAY12
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Henley Half Marathon Trail Run
Henley-on-Thames, South East, United Kingdom

The Henley Half Marathon Trail Run is now in its 6th year. If you have never visited the beautiful Henley On Thames, this could be the perfect opportunity. Take part in these scenic Trail Runs that start and finish by the Temple Island Meadows - The Official Start line for the Royal Henley Rowing Regatta.

If you have time, when you run, jog or walk to keep looking around, you will see some of the best views around Henley and the surrounding areas.

19 reviews
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Henley Half Marathon Trail Run

Remenham Church Ln, Henley-on-Thames RG9, UKView event
19 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The Henley Half Marathon Trail Run is now in its 6th year. If you have never visited the beautiful Henley On Thames, this could be the perfect opportunity. Take part in these scenic Trail Runs that start and finish by the Temple Island Meadows - The Official Start line for the Royal Henley Rowing Regatta.

If you have time, when you run, jog or walk to keep looking around, you will see some of the best views around Henley and the surrounding areas.

Reviews
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Beautiful course but lacks proper signage and insufficient marshals throughout the route. More facilities needed at the start/finish.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Beautiful course, highly recommend. Lacked basic organisation though. Timing chip wasn't as per the information we'd been given, PA system didn't work so 10k and half marathon runners didn't know where they needed to be (started in different places). Started 15 minutes late so needed to use the loo by the time we set off. Lead rider tried to give brief to runners but didn't even have a loud haler (even park run can do that!). Water stops not well manned, people queuing for water and stewards kept putting their hands into the bucket to get the water out, not very hygenic. Very few Marshalls out on route (only a couple) and route very badly signed; at 10 miles lots of runners got lost as there was just one arrow pointed across a few fields but no path across and no clear exit. Relying on following other runners but can't tell if they are going wrong. Race distance also came up short.Feel the organisers cash in on the location but much better planning needed.
  • Did the 10k in 2018

    the route , as no marshalls present or directions on the course !
£35 - £40
Henley Half Marathon Trail Run
JUL14
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Hell-Fire Half and 10K
High Wycombe, South East, United Kingdom

Exciting news! From 2019 the Wycombe Half Marathon will be known as The Hell-Fire Half and 10k

To better reflect the history of the magnificent West Wycombe Park we are privileged to run through and its association with the rather scandalous Hell-Fire Club we have decided on the name change.

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Hell-Fire Half and 10K

Adams Park Stadium, Hillbottom Rd, High Wycombe HP12 4HJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Exciting news! From 2019 the Wycombe Half Marathon will be known as The Hell-Fire Half and 10k

To better reflect the history of the magnificent West Wycombe Park we are privileged to run through and its association with the rather scandalous Hell-Fire Club we have decided on the name change.

£16 - £24
Hell-Fire Half and 10K
SEP1
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Maidenhead - Half Marathon & Fun Run - September

A great opportunity to run on closed roads on a fast, flat course! Voted 3rd in the 'Pb Potential' category in Runners World Races of the Year 2013 Awards. Suitable for beginners, PB-Hunters and competitive athletes alike.

Now in its 9th year, the Maidenhead Half Marathon is an established favourite in the local race calendar: it is known for its enthusiastic spectator support, impeccable organisation, and most of all its undisputed PB-potential. Held on closed roads around urban Maidenhead and scenic Cookham, this is a fast race on a flat course, and will delight everyone whether you want to improve your race time or embark on your very first half marathon.

14 reviews
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Maidenhead - Half Marathon & Fun Run - September

75 High St, Maidenhead SL6 1JF, UKView event
14 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

A great opportunity to run on closed roads on a fast, flat course! Voted 3rd in the 'Pb Potential' category in Runners World Races of the Year 2013 Awards. Suitable for beginners, PB-Hunters and competitive athletes alike.

Now in its 9th year, the Maidenhead Half Marathon is an established favourite in the local race calendar: it is known for its enthusiastic spectator support, impeccable organisation, and most of all its undisputed PB-potential. Held on closed roads around urban Maidenhead and scenic Cookham, this is a fast race on a flat course, and will delight everyone whether you want to improve your race time or embark on your very first half marathon.

Reviews
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    Flat and fast - great for PBs!
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    This is a fast course with PB potential. It is well organised, with a handy bag drop and somewhere to hang out inside pre-race. The course itself is two loops but gives a decent balance of town and countryside. It's well supported in the town.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2013

    Race was great - managed to hit the 7:40 pace I wanted even though it rained and RAINED from 8am till the end... Loved the event and would do it again (will check weather next time!)
£10 - £34
Maidenhead - Half Marathon & Fun Run - September
AUG24
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I'm a Runner Get Me Out of Here - Gloucestershire

Test your bravery, endurance and mental strength with this multiple distance obstacle run with opportunities to collect stars and place them in your bag, at the finish you will count stars out of your bag which determine what medal you receive. 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra Marathon.

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I'm a Runner Get Me Out of Here - Gloucestershire

Cirencester GL7, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Test your bravery, endurance and mental strength with this multiple distance obstacle run with opportunities to collect stars and place them in your bag, at the finish you will count stars out of your bag which determine what medal you receive. 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra Marathon.

£22 - £47
I'm a Runner Get Me Out of Here - Gloucestershire
OCT20
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Water of Life - 10K, Half Marathon and Junior Race - October

Enjoy a superb scenic multi-terrain 10k or half marathon route starting and finishing in the prestigious Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

9 reviews
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Water of Life - 10K, Half Marathon and Junior Race - October

2 Spittal St, Marlow SL7 1DA, UKView event
9 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Enjoy a superb scenic multi-terrain 10k or half marathon route starting and finishing in the prestigious Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre

Reviews
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2016

    I love a small race event, the atmosphere is so friendly, the organisation might not be quite up to the standard of the huge races, but that’s often what makes them all the more endearing.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2015

    A fantastic race. It could not be faulted. Excellent course, marshalls so friendly and supportive, the whole atmosphere was out of this world. Certainly a race I would do again and recommend. Thanks for such a nice medal and t-shirt. Well done everyone. One of the best races I have done in the 30 years I have been running.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2015

    It was an absolutely cracking run. Great value for money, excellent course and scenery. Great atmosphere, brilliant marshaling.
£10 - £25
Water of Life - 10K, Half Marathon and Junior Race - October
JUN8
The Otmoor Challenge
Horton-cum-Studley, South East, United Kingdom

The race starts and ends at the Millennium Hall in Horton cum Studley (OX33 1AE), with the course being mostly flat apart from a 130 foot climb up to the village of Beckley at about the 11-mile point. The course has distance markers and water points with enthusiastic supporters to cheer the runners on. Course records show the competitiveness of the event - the current men's record stands at 1:12:08, while the ladies' record is 1:26:00. There are trophies to be won in the main categories, and every runner finishing is awarded a commemorative medal. Runners are encouraged to form teams of four, which can be male, female or mixed, to win team prizes in addition to individual awards.

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The Otmoor Challenge

1 Horton Hill, Horton-cum-Studley, Oxford OX33 1BA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The race starts and ends at the Millennium Hall in Horton cum Studley (OX33 1AE), with the course being mostly flat apart from a 130 foot climb up to the village of Beckley at about the 11-mile point. The course has distance markers and water points with enthusiastic supporters to cheer the runners on. Course records show the competitiveness of the event - the current men's record stands at 1:12:08, while the ladies' record is 1:26:00. There are trophies to be won in the main categories, and every runner finishing is awarded a commemorative medal. Runners are encouraged to form teams of four, which can be male, female or mixed, to win team prizes in addition to individual awards.

£15
The Otmoor Challenge
JUN16
Heyford Airbase Races

Set in the beautiful Cherwell Valley countryside, the three routes all utilise the base's Runway, RAF Taxiway and NATO Taxiway and are therefore pancake flat, traffic-free and pretty much PB guaranteed! Choose between the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon - all equally good for those venturing into racing, moving up a distance or just trying to improve times. Something for the whole family and a safe environment for spectators with refreshments and plenty of history around you!

2 reviews
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Heyford Airbase Races

1 Broad Way, Bicester OX25 5AD, UKView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Set in the beautiful Cherwell Valley countryside, the three routes all utilise the base's Runway, RAF Taxiway and NATO Taxiway and are therefore pancake flat, traffic-free and pretty much PB guaranteed! Choose between the 5K, 10K or Half Marathon - all equally good for those venturing into racing, moving up a distance or just trying to improve times. Something for the whole family and a safe environment for spectators with refreshments and plenty of history around you!

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    This is part of the Purple Patch Running Series, and I signed up for this series as part of the 10k races.  Heyford Airbase is a disused World War 2 and Cold War Airfield, it has a lot of history.  It's a bit out of the way, but close to Bicester (Oxford) and Sat Nav takes you there without a problem.As with all Purple Patch Events, you collect your race number on the day.  So I arrived early and went about getting warmed up after collecting my number.  With this being an Airfield and winds can be a bit gusty at times. Our briefing was complete and lets us know of where the splits would be, for the 5k race, the 10k race and the Half Marathon race, which all went off at the same time.  Families turned out to cheer on their loved ones, and they also had 2 junior races which set off and finished before we started.As I was running the 10k, we were told it was just 1 loop of the airfield and back to the finish line.  All went according to plan, but as with Stockley Park last month, I would like to have had bottles of water instead of a 1/3 of a plastic cup.  Nothing stopping you from having more cups if you wished though.Once finished you get a bottle of water, a packet of haribos and your finishers medal, which is always RAF based and is a nice shiny bit of bling.  Sadly no t-shirt for the runners, not like Stockley Park and the upcoming Spire Bushey Races.I would encourage anyone wanting to run a flat smooth Half Marathon, without the distractions of paths, to take a view on this one for next year.There was a coffee wagon selling cans of drinks also and tea, and sweets, but no food stalls as like Stockley Park and Spire Bushey and also Blue Iron Reading race.I do like the course, but being an airfield you do not have any members of the public giving you a cheer.
  • Did the event in 2017

    This was my first half marathon, the course is on an airbase. It is a very flat two laps course. The HM, 10k and 5k all start together, so at the end of the first lap you can suddenly find yourself a little lonely. There wasn't a t shirt and the medal was a generic one with nothing about the date or distance travelled. All in all a great race for an experienced runner but those who would want something a little more special for their first may find themselves a little disappointed with the mementos.
£13 - £25
Heyford Airbase Races
MAY19
The Ridge Off Roader
High Wycombe, South East, United Kingdom

Now in its 6th year, The Ridge Off Roader is a challenging mixed terrain, mainly off road race. Given the date, we are likely to have more mud than our usual April date, but the stunning countryside and hills will be the same! We look forward to welcoming you to Bledlow Ridge (HP14 4AZ)

The race HQ and nearby parking is a short drive from Junctions 4, 5 and 6 of the M40. The race takes place in The Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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The Ridge Off Roader

Chinnor Rd, High Wycombe HP14 4AP, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Now in its 6th year, The Ridge Off Roader is a challenging mixed terrain, mainly off road race. Given the date, we are likely to have more mud than our usual April date, but the stunning countryside and hills will be the same! We look forward to welcoming you to Bledlow Ridge (HP14 4AZ)

The race HQ and nearby parking is a short drive from Junctions 4, 5 and 6 of the M40. The race takes place in The Chiltern Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

£14 - £24
The Ridge Off Roader
MAY5
Breast Walk Ever

Sponsored walk along the beautiful Thames riverside. Walking West from Marlow, you will pass through stunning countryside and picturesque villages as you wind your way to a triumphant finish at Beale Park. Choose from the full marathon, a half marathon or a 10 kilometre walk.

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Breast Walk Ever

Marlow SL7, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Sponsored walk along the beautiful Thames riverside. Walking West from Marlow, you will pass through stunning countryside and picturesque villages as you wind your way to a triumphant finish at Beale Park. Choose from the full marathon, a half marathon or a 10 kilometre walk.

£11 - £26
Breast Walk Ever
APR22
Enigma Easter Series 2

60 entrants marathons. 35 entrants half marathon

Six hour time limit marathon. Runners must be inside the final lap 5:45 after the start. This will be strictly enforced. Three hour time limit for the half marathon

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Enigma Easter Series 2

The Caldecotte Arms, Bletcham Way, Caldecotte, Milton Keynes MK7 8HP, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

60 entrants marathons. 35 entrants half marathon

Six hour time limit marathon. Runners must be inside the final lap 5:45 after the start. This will be strictly enforced. Three hour time limit for the half marathon

£20 - £38
Enigma Easter Series 2
MAY5
Milton Keynes Marathon

Consistently ranked in the top 10 UK marathons, an AIMS/IAAF Grade A certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management. Were blessed with a tremendous amount of natural beauty in Milton Keynes. Were also lucky to have a world-class system of cycle paths. We do our best to take advantage of those factors to give our runners a course thats interesting, inspiring, fun to run, fast and different from other marathons.

The MK Half Marathon shares the same tree lined city boulevards before running through the lush Ouzel Valley following the beautiful, meandering River Ouzel onto first Walton Lake, one of the richest spots in Milton Keynes to enjoy wildlife, and then onto the very picturesque Caldecotte Lake and superb stadium finish.

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Milton Keynes Marathon

Unnamed Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK1 1ET, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Consistently ranked in the top 10 UK marathons, an AIMS/IAAF Grade A certified race, with BARR Gold accreditation for outstanding race management. Were blessed with a tremendous amount of natural beauty in Milton Keynes. Were also lucky to have a world-class system of cycle paths. We do our best to take advantage of those factors to give our runners a course thats interesting, inspiring, fun to run, fast and different from other marathons.

The MK Half Marathon shares the same tree lined city boulevards before running through the lush Ouzel Valley following the beautiful, meandering River Ouzel onto first Walton Lake, one of the richest spots in Milton Keynes to enjoy wildlife, and then onto the very picturesque Caldecotte Lake and superb stadium finish.

£9 - £120
Milton Keynes Marathon
JUN9
Buckingham Half Marathon

The first ever Buckingham Half Marathon is a scenic, undulating, single lap 13.1 mile loop around the beautiful Buckingham countryside. The clearly marked route will include mile markers, several drink stations and will be extensively marshalled. The event is chip timed and there will be complimentary drinks and cake available for all runners after the race. Look forward to seeing you there :)

4 reviews
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Buckingham Half Marathon

2 Avenue Rd, Buckingham MK18 1SG, UKView event
4 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The first ever Buckingham Half Marathon is a scenic, undulating, single lap 13.1 mile loop around the beautiful Buckingham countryside. The clearly marked route will include mile markers, several drink stations and will be extensively marshalled. The event is chip timed and there will be complimentary drinks and cake available for all runners after the race. Look forward to seeing you there :)

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    I had just completed the MK Half and was looking for local race to keep my running momentum going.I had been recommended the Buckingham Half by a friend who completed it in 2017 and thought that this would be a good way to follow on.I believe that the race is in its second year and was a little smaller than some of the other events I have attended, but I liked that feel.I arrived early at the local rugby club, there was plenty of space to park. I collected my race number and timing chip with no queuing or stress. The timing chip attached to the ankle, something that is not used before but was not an issue. Loos were readily available here with short queues.After a short walk (approx 5mins) I was at the start line. Loads of runners were there warming up, milling about, with energising music playing in the background.After a short race brief we were off. The race starts with a short run around the field and then we were off to the sounds of cheering, clapping and words of encouragement.The weather was hot (26/27 ish).  The course is run in the road and takes you through the picturesque villages of Buckingham which is absolutely stunning. The course is undulating, and when I say undulating i mean undulating, steep inclines and declines it seemed to me unforgiving and never ending!The marshalls were fantastic and the route despite being out in the sticks was littered with spectators full of support, kind words, treats and the occasional welcomed super soaker. Water stations were well placed and stocked.When I eventually reached the finish (and there were points that i didnt think that possible) i was welcomed by a cheering crowd that pushed me over the line.The medal was great and the tea and cake at the finish were fantastic a welcome change from the banana and sports bar.All in all a challenging course, but also a very enjoyable one too. I'll definately be back next year and ready to take it on again.
  • Did the event in 2017

    To see what the course is like check out my race GoPro Video https://youtu.be/PUgd67TsJDAThe webpage for this event was hosted on the Stowe & Buckingham Running Club website & was locally organised to raise money for two local charities. Online registration was quick & simple. Parking was available at the Buckingham Rugby Club where race registration took place & you collected your race bib & timing chip on the day from here, with toilets available. It was a short 3 minute walk to the start in a park/field at the local scouts hut. The walk was well sign posted.At the scout hut was more toilets & the baggage drop area which was indoors & supervised. The race began on the field & had an inflatable start gantry with chip timing. The course was a really beautiful & scenic country lanes run with aid stations at roughly 3, 6, & 10 miles giving out bottled water & haribo, really well stocked. You'll see from the video how scenic, well marshalled & signposted it is.the finish line had live music & commentary with runners names being announced as they finished & the medal was a quality bespoke medal not a cheap generic one which really impressed me for an inaugural event.free tea, coffee & cake was available at the scout hut after the race, donated by the local Womens Institute. At the start of the race it was announced £5,000 had been raised for the two charities from race proceeds.all in all a really nice event well worth doing.
  • Did the event in 2017

    From the easy online registration to the free tea and cake at the end, this new event to the race calendar through the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside was fantastically well put together. The race director was so keen to ensure that there were enough marshalls and helpers for the day that he even stopped the members of Buckingham & Stowe running club from taking part! Their enthusiasm was evident around the course and the numbers made sure that navigation was easy out on the country roads.The race HQ at the local rugby club just a short 5 minute walk from the start worked well, with toilets both here and at the start (they may need more as the event gets bigger but worked fine on the day), with the baggage drop right next to the start area making life easy.The race started on time with the lap around the field allowing the runners to spread out before hitting the road. The route itself is undulating to say the least and a real challenge to any standard of runner. There were marshalls at many stages along the route and were easily identifiable at all key junctions. The 3 water stations were well placed and well manned at 3, 6 & 10 miles with the boxes of haribos a nice touch (bottles with sports caps would be better for a runner that can't drink propoerly unless he stops, but understand that this adds costs). The inflatable finish gantry was a welcome site and it was great to receive a high quality and unique race medal. The finishers were greeted with more haribos and there was plenty of water available but the best part was a room full of free cake and hot drinks for all runners. This has to be a must for all races I attend going forwrd!!I spoke to the race adjudicator and he was very impressed at how well this event had run for a first time. I can only echo this sentiment and I am really looking forward to running it again in the future and seeing how it grows.
£22 - £24
Buckingham Half Marathon
JUN16
Bourton Hilly Half
Bourton-on-the-Water, South West, United Kingdom

We have revamped the old half marathon route to still include the classic Steeps climb, but as a two lap course giving runners a chance to enjoy more of Bourton on the Water. Weve also introduced a Hilly 10K, following the same route for one lap, with both races finishing around the cricket club. We hope that you will join us!

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Bourton Hilly Half

Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham GL54, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We have revamped the old half marathon route to still include the classic Steeps climb, but as a two lap course giving runners a chance to enjoy more of Bourton on the Water. Weve also introduced a Hilly 10K, following the same route for one lap, with both races finishing around the cricket club. We hope that you will join us!

£12 - £20
Bourton Hilly Half
JUN16
Enigma Retro Cars

An opportunity to join Enigma Running to complete a marathon or half marathon!

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Enigma Retro Cars

The Caldecotte Arms, Bletcham Way, Caldecotte, Milton Keynes MK7 8HP, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

An opportunity to join Enigma Running to complete a marathon or half marathon!

£25 - £39
Enigma Retro Cars
JUN9
The Hampshire Hoppit

BMHAC are organizing two new trail races in Hampshire. They are a marathon and half marathon that we have named The Hampshire Hoppit (for reasons that will become apparent see below!). The South of England seems to have less trail events compared to the rest of the country, so we are hoping that these two new races will become a welcome and enjoyable addition to the UK trail racing calendar.

48 reviews
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The Hampshire Hoppit

4 Basingstoke Rd, Kingsclere, Newbury RG20 5NN, UKView event
48 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

BMHAC are organizing two new trail races in Hampshire. They are a marathon and half marathon that we have named The Hampshire Hoppit (for reasons that will become apparent see below!). The South of England seems to have less trail events compared to the rest of the country, so we are hoping that these two new races will become a welcome and enjoyable addition to the UK trail racing calendar.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    If you’re looking for a flat fast half, this is not you’re race but sign up anyway because the scenery, atmosphere and challenge of this course is something that you’ll not regret. The added bonus of having your beautifully engraved glass in the beer tent at the end is the icing on the cake.
  • Did the event in 2018

    I have ran the half marathon twice (2017 & 2018). It's great trail race - Demanding and beautiful at the same time. A very friendly atmosphere, wonderful marshals, and the organisation was brilliant. I'll be back in 2019, possibly for the full marathon this time.
  • Did the event in 2018

    A challenging marathon but definitely worth it for the scenery. Well organised, friendly and great value. Will certainly be doing it again.
£37 - £43
The Hampshire Hoppit
SEP29
BHF Blenheim Palace Half Marathon

Take part in one of the UK's most beautiful running events and help us beat heartbreak forever. Choose from 13.1 miles, 10K or 2K with the spectacular Blenheim Palace as your backdrop

5 reviews
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BHF Blenheim Palace Half Marathon

33 High St, Woodstock OX20 1TE, UKView event
5 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Take part in one of the UK's most beautiful running events and help us beat heartbreak forever. Choose from 13.1 miles, 10K or 2K with the spectacular Blenheim Palace as your backdrop

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    This was an ok race. Any future competitors please be aware there is a spectator entry fee if you want to see someone start and finish. We paid £23.40 for 1 adult and child. We were told we wouldn’t be allowed to the start area unless we paid. We would of never raced if we knew how much we’d have to pay. Better races nearby that don’t charge to start on the start line.

    Organiser replied:
    Thank you for getting in touch regarding our Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, around spectator fees. Unfortunately the spectator entry fees into the venue are set by Blenheim Palace to maintain the historic house and its grounds and we have no influence over those fees. The ticket gives you access to the Formal Gardens, 2000 acres of parkland and the Pleasure Garden and can be upgraded to give you full access to the house. We appreciate this cost to support a loved one can seem excessive, so we have worked with Blenheim Palace over the years to offer a discounted ticket that can be bought online prior to the event. We are sorry to hear you felt the entrance fee was a hidden cost as we do all we can to publicise the spectator tickets through the Blenheim Palace Half Marathon and 10K webpages and social media. We also highlight the option of signing up to 2K Fun Run as an alternative, cheaper option that still offers access to the Palace grounds. However in light of your feedback we will review how we can better communicate information regarding spectator fees in future. We’re really sorry if this charge may have put a dampener on your day, we do value the support of our runners and their families who create such an incredible atmosphere on event day, and ensure our life-saving research can continue. With warm wishes
  • Did the event in 2017

    Nice enough race - lots of climbs - not flat at all. Not the best medal at the end but good surrounds to run in. If the race is local give it a go. They let the 10k runners go just as the main bulk of HM runners were approaching final 2km - awful decision basically ended up walking the last section when trying for a final push.
  • Did the event in 2017

    Registration: I signed up about 2 weeks before the event and had no problems, race pack arrived promptly about 5 or 6 day before the event. Arrival: Blenheim is always busy at the weekends so is worth allowing plenty of extra time to cue to get in and then park up. Positives: Blenheim is a beautiful place to run around, the course is challenging with a few decent hills to push up yet still offering an excellent even running surface. The support from other Blenheim visitors was nice and I thought the atmosphere was excellent. The finish of the race is spectacular as you cross the bridge and sprint towards the palace with a lot of support cheering you on. A lovely way to spend a morning.Water station at 5k was good and I thought the course marshalls all around were excellent and very encouraging. There was also a free tech t shirt which you don't always get these days. I didn't bother getting one as I never use them but plenty of people did. Negatives: The start pen was an undeniable problem. It was far too small for that amount of runners. There was a huge cue for portaloos (although no cue for the inside loos which weren't sign posted sadly) and by the time I got back the pen was completely full. I could see pacers for 70 minutes a long way ahead which was concerning bearing in mind I wanted to do it about 20 minutes faster than that. This meant that for the first 2 miles there was A LOT of bobbing and weaving and not just by me, I'd say 50% of the people I started with all were pushing to get further up the field. This was made worse by the fact that the path was about as wide as a single track road. It was tricky but after about a mile and a half I seemed to be with a group doing similar pace and we started to overtake people less frequently. Although not a huge problem it was annoying and could have simply been solved with more pre race organisation and proper time pens rather than everyone mixing in together.The medal was undoubtedly a bit cheap too, shame it makes no mention of the event it was from but worse things have happened.Also worth noting that on Strava it only came out at 9.8 or 9.9km. Overall I definitely don't feel as cheated as the other 2 reviewers here. It was a lovely race with beautiful surroundings. It's a bit congested and could benefit from better organisation but overall a very pleasant run. Not a good one for the bling hunters and if I were to run again (which I may well do) I would just ensure I got there much earlier and got to a more sensible place in the start pen (or maybe just in it at all). No problems parking or getting out afterwards. All very smooth for me.
£10 - £32
BHF Blenheim Palace Half Marathon
JUN30
Compton Verney Half Marathon

Previously known as Edgehill Half Marathon we decided to rename it after the beautiful start / finish venue, the course doesnt in fact go up Edgehill. We are always overwhelmed at how beautiful Compton Verney is when we are setting up and at the race. If you have never been, the beautiful house and grounds are well worth a visit.

1 reviews
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Compton Verney Half Marathon

Compton Verney Parking, Warwick CV35 9HZ, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

Previously known as Edgehill Half Marathon we decided to rename it after the beautiful start / finish venue, the course doesnt in fact go up Edgehill. We are always overwhelmed at how beautiful Compton Verney is when we are setting up and at the race. If you have never been, the beautiful house and grounds are well worth a visit.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2015

    2015 was the 3rd time I've done this race and I don't really know why I haven't done it since as I've really enjoyed it each time.There is plenty of local support from the villages you pass through including one fantastic lady dishing out callippo's at around 9 miles.Compton Verney is every bit as beautiful as the race organisers promise and the last 250 metres when you make your way back onto the ground is one of the loveliest race finsihes I've done.The hill at 11.5 miles is brutal on a sunny day but a small price to pay for such a great little half marathon.
£28 - £30
Compton Verney Half Marathon
AUG11
Burnham Beeches half marathon and 10 K

The Burnham Beeches Half Marathon and 10k offers a choice of two distances, both on a mix of closed roads and hard surfaced woodland paths through the cool shade of the Burnham Beeches ancient woodland in South Bucks. Its the perfect setting for a summer half marathon or 10k. You can enjoy a well earned dip after the race with special access to the Caldicott School swimming pool. The run is mostly in the 'Cool' shade of ancient woodland.

6 reviews
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Burnham Beeches half marathon and 10 K

Crown Ln, Slough SL2, UKView event
6 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The Burnham Beeches Half Marathon and 10k offers a choice of two distances, both on a mix of closed roads and hard surfaced woodland paths through the cool shade of the Burnham Beeches ancient woodland in South Bucks. Its the perfect setting for a summer half marathon or 10k. You can enjoy a well earned dip after the race with special access to the Caldicott School swimming pool. The run is mostly in the 'Cool' shade of ancient woodland.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    I did the 10k...the half is basically two laps instead of one. Total value for money race, great medal, nice tee, but best of all friendly and well organised. Closed roads, hard tracks wending through countryside mostly under canopies of trees around the Beeches. Parking, excellent marshalling, and simple but effective organisation... slight loss of marks because everyone didn't get the size of tee they wanted (reckon this will be sorted next time around). Sold out this year and people have already booked for next which gives a very good indication of what this race was like. Yes there are a few hills, including some that sneak up on you when you least expect, but it's a nice course!
  • Did the event in 2018

    This is a very easy to follow 10k (the half is a second lap of the same route)around the woodland paths and closed roads of Burnham Beeches. Bit of a walk from the car park so get there early but the start area is well set out with lots of loos and a good bag drop.  The 10k starts on road, again a walk from the race village but once off, it’s up and down a hilly set of shaded roads. The first 8k feels quite downhill (although elevation profile how’s otherwise) and there are then 2 sharp uphills at the end so save your energy!Great marshalling from Burnham Joggers and a great medal/T shirt at the end plus cereal bar and crisps
  • Did the event in 2018

    Friendly race. Well organised. Nice medal and decent technical top I'll actually wear!I was a bit disappointed that most of the race was on roads but that was clear from the website and map at a closer look- I just didn't read the info properly.I didn't bring my headphones as the pre-race email was clear you'd be disqualified if you wore them. This didn't seem to be enforced which was slightly annoying as I missed mine! Shame some fellow runners dropped empty gel packages round the course. Maybe you could amend the rules and people have to return with three bits of rubbish to finish? All in all a great race though and I'll probably be back next year.
£19 - £27
Burnham Beeches half marathon and 10 K
OCT12
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The Maverick inov-8 Original Oxfordshire
Henley-on-Thames, South East, United Kingdom

The Maverick invo-8 Original Oxfordshire event holds a special place in all our hearts and is back for another year after becoming a treasured member of our event calendar back in 2017.

Our Original series season finale sets off three brand new trail running routes from the 850-years old Manor House of Stonor Park. The estate is home to one of the most ancient deer herds in Britain, so keep your eyes peeled for the graceful fallow deer that have grazed here since medieval times. Out on the trails if youre lucky you may also spot the rare red kite, which have successfully been saved from national extinction in the area.

All three routes weave through the estate and surrounding Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. However its not all a blissful fairy-tale or a chance to spot rare wildlife, there are some ferocious trails to negotiate, with climbs and descents reaching gradients of 22% in parts. Youll need your head firmly focused on the task ahead to get through some parts of this event.

With three new routes on offer, our Original Oxfordshire event ensures that trail runners of abilities will be challenged and we are sure that saying I do to this event is something you wont regret.

14 reviews
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The Maverick inov-8 Original Oxfordshire

Unnamed Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6HF, UKView event
14 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The Maverick invo-8 Original Oxfordshire event holds a special place in all our hearts and is back for another year after becoming a treasured member of our event calendar back in 2017.

Our Original series season finale sets off three brand new trail running routes from the 850-years old Manor House of Stonor Park. The estate is home to one of the most ancient deer herds in Britain, so keep your eyes peeled for the graceful fallow deer that have grazed here since medieval times. Out on the trails if youre lucky you may also spot the rare red kite, which have successfully been saved from national extinction in the area.

All three routes weave through the estate and surrounding Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. However its not all a blissful fairy-tale or a chance to spot rare wildlife, there are some ferocious trails to negotiate, with climbs and descents reaching gradients of 22% in parts. Youll need your head firmly focused on the task ahead to get through some parts of this event.

With three new routes on offer, our Original Oxfordshire event ensures that trail runners of abilities will be challenged and we are sure that saying I do to this event is something you wont regret.

Reviews
  • Did the Middle in 2017

    I loved this race. The course was beautiful (helped by the amazing weather) and it was just the right distance for me. I didn't even notice the km's go by as I was just enjoying the landscape and negotiating the varying terrain. The organisers were brilliant, and the goodies at the end went down a storm, especially the beer.
  • Did the Long in 2017

    Stunning race - got lost and went on the long rather than the middle but that just made it more enjoyable. Loved all the canicross runners and just such a great vibe to the day
  • Did the Long in 2017

    Such a great course and so lovely to have two distances so everyone can have a bit of fun!
£20 - £35
The Maverick inov-8 Original Oxfordshire
NOV3
Marlow 7

Welcome seasoned athletes and new runners alike, we have so much to tell you about our event this year.

Our race village location at Marlow Sports Club brings to you an enhanced race start experience in Marlow Town centre. Great crowd support as you run up the High Street on the start of your journey.

As well as our established and ever popular half marathon, we will of course run our newly successful 7 mile race again. Ideal if youre not quite ready for the challenge of the half. The distance may be less, but make no mistake, youll be running in the same testing though rewarding landscape that has made the Half Marathon a classic.

We at Marlow Striders are proud to continue bringing you this great community event and fixture in the local running calendar.

8 reviews
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Marlow 7

9 Pound Ln, Marlow SL7 2AH, UKView event
8 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome seasoned athletes and new runners alike, we have so much to tell you about our event this year.

Our race village location at Marlow Sports Club brings to you an enhanced race start experience in Marlow Town centre. Great crowd support as you run up the High Street on the start of your journey.

As well as our established and ever popular half marathon, we will of course run our newly successful 7 mile race again. Ideal if youre not quite ready for the challenge of the half. The distance may be less, but make no mistake, youll be running in the same testing though rewarding landscape that has made the Half Marathon a classic.

We at Marlow Striders are proud to continue bringing you this great community event and fixture in the local running calendar.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    I ran this race last year but loved it so much I came back again this year. My review will not change. It is an outstanding race from start to finish. Beautiful course, tough hills but amazing Marshalls and support. Organisation at the start was spot on as was all of the organisation. The cheering and singing up one of the tough hills was brilliant and made me smile as did the sign "sweat is fat crying!" That one pushed me a bit more!! Totally brilliant race all the way around with a lovely down hill finish, "what goes up, must come down" . I look forward to completing this race for a third time next year!
  • Did the event in 2018

    A very well organised race. A great atmosphere. Hills??? What hills??? 😂😂😂😂
  • Did the event in 2018

    Change to the start of this race - we were on the bridge leading to the High street rather than in the park, which was a definite improvement and stopped the bottleneck from previous events.
    This is a tough run. 4 uphill inclines getting steadily steeper with each one. But you really don’t care thanks to the amazing Marshalling, gorgeous views and the two mile downhill at the end! This gets better each year, the Handy Cross nuns always raise a smile and the support is fantastic. For a really challenging but enjoyable race, with a long sleeve t shirt at the end, look no further!
£20 - £32
Marlow 7
NOV3
Marlow Half Marathon & Marlow 7

Our race village location at Marlow Sports Club brings to you an enhanced race start experience in Marlow Town centre. Great crowd support as you run up the High Street on the start of your journey.

As well as our established and ever popular half marathon, we will of course run our newly successful 7 mile race again. Ideal if youre not quite ready for the challenge of the half. The distance may be less, but make no mistake, youll be running in the same testing though rewarding landscape that has made the Half Marathon a classic.

We at Marlow Striders are proud to continue bringing you this great community event and fixture in the local running calendar.

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Marlow Half Marathon & Marlow 7

2 Spittal St, Marlow SL7 1DA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Our race village location at Marlow Sports Club brings to you an enhanced race start experience in Marlow Town centre. Great crowd support as you run up the High Street on the start of your journey.

As well as our established and ever popular half marathon, we will of course run our newly successful 7 mile race again. Ideal if youre not quite ready for the challenge of the half. The distance may be less, but make no mistake, youll be running in the same testing though rewarding landscape that has made the Half Marathon a classic.

We at Marlow Striders are proud to continue bringing you this great community event and fixture in the local running calendar.

£20 - £35
Marlow Half Marathon & Marlow 7

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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.

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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.
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