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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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One or two laps through beautiful woodlands in the Forest of Dean. A fantastic, fairly flat 5k or 10k route starting from the Speech House Hotel near Coleford.

Skechers Trail Run

Coleford, GB
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Choose Malawi and you'll be joining us on the run of a lifetime in the home of distance-running. Not only will you spend the week on the shores of Lake Malawi (don't forget your cameras for those epic sunrises and sunsets), you'll also have time to meet some amazing projects really making a difference to the communities you will be running through and alongside. Empower yourself and use the power of running to help change lives forever.

For the first few days you'll get stuck into a variety of projects, then after resting up on day 5, you'll join hundreds of locals for the inaugural Malawi International Marathon!

ITINERARY

Day 1:
Arrive on day 1 and there'll be a big Impact Marathon hug waiting for you when you arrive at Lilongwe Airport. From there we'll take local transport for the three-hour ride to our breathtaking Athletes' Village. Once there, after settling into your accommodation, we'll have our welcome meeting and talk you through what to expect from the week ahead. Then it's time for our opening night party - a big BBQ on the beach with volleyball, music, dancing and your first African sunset!

Day 2:
And now wake up to your first African sunrise! You will have a full day spending time with the projects and people youll be supporting, really getting to know them and seeing the difference you have made first hand. In the evening well have time to share our stories around the campfire, maybe a beer or two and an early night ready for another days work.

Day 3:
The projects are varied and today youll be exploring some new activities: from digging dams, to installing energy efficient stoves we will be keeping you busy all day long - its our goal not just to have our runners working and helping in the community but also learning - about the projects, the difference your money makes, the challenges facing the community - our runners finish the Impact week understanding the difference they are making!

Day 4:
Today we rise with the sun again to finish our projects through the morning. We do mean it when we say there is lots to do!! In the afternoon our KidsRunWild Sports Day takes centre stage with all the children from the local villages bringing their boundless energy to the party. Of all the volunteering, we bet this is the most tiring, but almost certainly the most fun.

Day 5:
Put your feet up, relax, share stories - rest those legs. Well have some fun competitions through the day - who is up for our signature 'Build Your Own Raft meets Dragon Boat Racing? Catchy right?

Day 6:
The moment has come. Start line, time to run together as a community, in one of the worlds most outstanding location. This is the home of distance running, the sounds, smells and feel of today will stay with you for a life time. Forget personal bests and take it all in. There really is no other race out there like this! And at that finish line, well have one ridiculous party for you to dance the night away. Youve earned it.

Day 7:
The race is over and you'll have the usual aches and pains to remind you. To take your mind off it we have organised some incredible experiences that show you the very best that Malawi and Sub-Saharan Africa has to offer. Alternatively you can return home and transfers to the airport are included.

Malawi Impact Marathon

Southern Region, MW
1 race
£498£898
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The Plym Trail is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the National Park of Dartmoor. The stunning views of the forests and valleys are breathtaking and you are likely to see Peregrin Falcons in the summer as well as an abundance of incredible flora and fauna.

Formerly an historic railway, this area is now enjoyed throughout the year by runners, walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

You will also see the wild ponies and sheep that permanently reside on the Moors as well as the smaller rodents and fowl that thrive in this wonderful community.

The course is a quick 0.8 mile 'out and back' in Clearbrook village followed by a 12.31 miles 'out-and-back' run on the well-signposted Cycle Route 27 which will be well marshalled.

Toilets and refreshment stations will be situated at the Race HQ near the Start/Finish Line and at the Turnaround point at Coypool.

Another refreshment station will be manned at Bickleigh Barracks which is situated approximately halfway between Clearbrook and the turnaround point at Coypool and you must display your official running number at all times.

If you follow the Cycle Route 27 signs then you cant go wrong, but we will Marshall the crossings.

We would like to welcome you to enjoy running our second firstandlastrunning event, Devon and Cornwall's best newest secret !

Plym Trail Marathon- SPRING Weekend Series

Halberton, Devon, GB
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£24.15£26.25
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Come and join us in the beautiful Scottish Borders for a tough, hilly and 'proper' off road Trail Marathon and Half-Marathon. No laps, no mucking around, just a great 'out there' course!.

Selkirk Trail Run

Selkirk, Scottish Borders, GB

Welcome and join us for the sister event to the now famous May the Fourth race which takes place the day before on Friday 4th May.

Revenge of The Fifth

Church Stretton, GB

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