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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.

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Pontefract Half Marathon is back for it's the second year after the success of the first installment!

Thank you to everybody involved for making 2017 run so successful; we have had some great feedback from the runners, spectators and all of our fantastic volunteers!
Don't hesitate - sign up to run this great course today. Whether you are a seasoned runner, taking on your first half marathon or raising money for a charity close to your heart - the Pontefract Half is a perfect fit for all. With the race starting and finishing in the town center, it's a great place to bring all of the family to cheer you on. We hope to see you there!

Pontefract Half Marathon

Pontefract, GB
Pontefract Half Marathon
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Welcome to the Glencoe Marathon Gathering, featuring the full 26.2 mile Glencoe Marathon, the Mamores Half Marathon and the Glen Nevis 10K.

The off-road marathon is an epic trail run that ascends a total of 1,608 metres through the heart of Glencoe and into the foothills of Ben Nevis.

The route snakes through the pass of Glencoe, surrounded by the towering remains of this ancient super volcano, before climbing 500 metres up the fearsome Devils Staircase. From the eastern edge of the Aonach Eagach Ridge you look straight onto the mighty Buachaille Etive Mor (the great herdsman) before dropping back to sea level at Kinlochleven where the Mamores Half Marathon starts. Climbing up through the Mamores the route undulates until the descent into Glen Nevis and the base of the mighty Ben Nevis, the UKs highest peak.

The Glencoe Marathon Gathering is organised by WildFox Events, Scotland's original adventure challenge company. Over the past fifteen years Wildfox Events has have offered participants an unrivalled experience and a range of events in some of the most stunning parts of the UK.

Glencoe Marathon Gathering

Ballachulish, GB
Glencoe Marathon Gathering
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Cheltenham's Half Marathon is set in the heart of this beautiful regency town and has been designed to show off its splendor and Cotswold charm. Now moving into its sixth year, this popular half marathon has grown in size and is now hosted at the famous Cheltenham Racecourse.

We're already taking entries for the 2018 event which is due to take place on Sunday 30th September.

Cheltenham Half Marathon

Prestbury, Gloucestershire, GB
Cheltenham Half Marathon
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Set in the stunning surrounds of the South Burnett region and taking place over the October long weekend, this is an EPIC running event.

The MRF is incorporated into the Murgon Rail Trail Festival and offers events for walkers and runners of 5km, 10km, half marathon and full marathon in addition to 6 hour and 12 hour events (with team options).

The route takes participants along the Kingaroy to Kilkivan Rail Trail, along out and back routes starting at the Murgon trail head. The section has a bitumen cover and offers a superb running surface for both running and walking while retaining the benefits of a typical trail environment. It's flat by no means and will be very fast for some while others can simply take their time and soak up the atmosphere.

Murgon Running Festival

Murgon, Queensland, AU
Murgon Running Festival
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The Two Moors Ultra Marathon Exmoor to Dartmoor:
This epic Two Moors Ultra Exmoor to Dartmoor passes through classically Devon countryside, starting in Lynmouth and finishing in Ivybridge. You will run through the night and anyone who finishes inside 24 hours will receive a special prize!

This is a very challenging self navigation ultra, crossing two national parks: Exmoor in the north of Devon, Mid Devon and Dartmoor National Park, following the recently relaunched Two Moors Way. Despite the minimal ascent, only experienced ultra runners or participants with good navigation skills will be accepted. Even in September, good weather can not be assured and parts of the route can become boggy. We think you will wonder why you have never done this before.

Castle 2 Coast:
Dont be fooled, this is no baby ultra! Its a fully fledged Dartmoor Crossing, following the Two Moors Way, which will require self navigation skills.

Lynmouth Marathon:
This follows the Two Moors Way from Lynmouth seafront to the village of Knowstone in Mid Devon. Along the way you will cross Exmoor and Mid Devon on the original Two Moors Way and will probably wonder why youve never done this before!

Drogo Ultra (35 miles):
Starts alongside the Castle To Coast Ultra on Sunday 30th September but finishes in Ivybrdge instead of Wembury.

Castle Drogo Half Marathon:
Starts alongside the Castle To Coast Ultra on Sunday 30th September

Exmoor to Drogo (60 miles):
Starts alongside the TMU on Saturday September 29th and ends at Drogo Castle. Camping and parking is provided.

Two Moors Ultra Marathon Weekend – Exmoor to Dartmoor

Lynmouth, GB
Two Moors Ultra Marathon Weekend – Exmoor to Dartmoor
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Be part of the biggest weekend of running in Scotland! Runners of all abilities from the very young to the very old and all those in-between will descend on Glasgow city centre over the weekend of Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September.

Televised live on BBC television, up to 30,000 runners will take on their chosen event from a Toddler Dash, Junior Run, Family Mile, 10k or Half Marathon.

We hope to see you all at the 2018 Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run.

Great Scottish Run

Glasgow, Glasgow City, GB
Great Scottish Run
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Salisbury Half Marathon took to the City streets in 2016 & 2017 receiving some fantastic reviews. Immortal Sport are delighted to confirm the race will return on 7th October 2018 and is Race 9 of the Wiltshire Road Race League. This is sure to be one of the most popular Half Marathons in the South. Super flat, fast course with a superb atmosphere around some of the great landmarks of the City.

Salisbury Half Marathon

Salisbury, Wiltshire, GB
Salisbury Half Marathon
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The Hope Trail Runs, organised by Wild Running Events, are part of the South West Outdoors Festival 2018 based at East Soar Farm near Salcombe, where all the trail events will start and finish. They incorporate some of the most breathtaking views of the South West Coast Path from Salcombe to Hope Cove.

They include:

5k (Short Sharp Shock) 804 ft
10k (Glass Half Full) 1,374 ft
Half marathon (Here to Hope) 2,440 ft ascent.
There are NO cut off times for any of these events.

The Half Marathon follows the coast path down to North Sands beach and then inland to Collaton via Hangar Mill, then on past Rew Farm to West Cliff, where it picks up the SW Coast Path north to Inner Hope and then back via Bolberry.

The 10k heads down to South Sands and back to east Soar farm via Rew Farm and The Warren, while the 5k takes a shortened version skirting around Fir Woods.

Hope Trail Runs

Salcombe, GB
Hope Trail Runs
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Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. Join us for a unique opportunity to run a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or Full Marathon at the one and only Bedford Autodrome and enjoy the thrill of running a brand new course and racing your way to a new chip timed personal best on this smooth traffic free tarmac motor racing circuit!

Each Mile will be accurately marked out and we have plenty of helpers to keep you quite literally on track and encourage you on your way to that chequered flag finish. Included in your entry fee are a Themed medal, Event T-shirt, water and post-race goodies Come and enjoy the day with us; we hope to see you there!

Running Grand Prix Bedford Autodrome

Bedford, GB
Running Grand Prix Bedford Autodrome
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Fall in love with Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, while running this flat and fast route. Just a little over an hour away from London, come discover this city thats famous the world over for its University, architecture, and place in history.

Enjoy a fast and flat 13.1 mile route through historic Oxford that kicks off from City Centre. You'll speed by world-famous museums, universities, parks and more on this one-of-a-kind run. You're sure to finish feeling both accomplished and cultured.

Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon

Oxford, Oxfordshire, GB
Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon
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The Bournemouth Marathon is Running as it should be. Beautiful coastal views, and a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers with a spectacular finish.

The Bournemouth Marathon and Half Marathon starts in Kings Park before making its way down onto the seafront. The rest of the events start from Bournemouth Prom.

Run along this picturesque coastline and take in the views as you run path both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers.

Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Bournemouth, Bournemouth, GB
Bournemouth Marathon Festival
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ActiveTrainingWorld are excited to announce the inaugural Kempton Park Chase! Kempton Park is a stunning venue situated in Surrey. All three courses are flat, fast and entirely traffic free.

Kempton Park Chase

Shepperton, Surrey, GB
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Kempton Park Chase

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