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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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The marathon event will start on the Thames Path trail right beside the Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club Race HQ. The route will initially be two 2.5 mile out / back loop to the Staines Bridge, followed by 4 out / back 5.3 mile sections to the Old Windsor Lock check point (turnaround point) along this lovely and scenic stretch of the River Thames path.

Magna Carta Marathon

Wraysbury, Windsor and Maidenhead, GB
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Lovely point-to-point race from Cowley Recreation Ground, Uxbridge along the Grand Union Canal to Cassiobury Park, Watford.

A flat, scenic, unusual, multi-terrain course. Traffic-free apart from one minor road crossing.
As this is a point-to-point race, you can choose to leave your car at the finish and use the bus to get to the start - your car will then be waiting for you when you've finished. You can book and pay for your seat on the bus when you register. Great spectator-friendly start at Cowley Rec & finish in Cassiobury Park!

Grand Union Canal Spring Half Marathon

Slough, GB
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The Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon are ideal for those who prefer an alternative to the big city, mass participation spring marathons. This rural marathon and half marathon uses the quiet lanes surrounding Ashford, Westwell and Charing with a section along the Pilgrims Way. The marathon is a two-lap scenic multi-terrain course with half marathon runners covering a single lap. The race is suitable for both experienced and first-time marathon or half marathon runners.

A bespoke medal and finish line goodies are on offer for all finishers, plus there are prizes for the leading runners. Aid stations will be plentiful and well-stocked.

Location:Charing School, School Road, Charing, Kent, TN27 0JN

Kent Spring Marathon & Half Marathon

Charing, Kent, GB
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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 in preparation for the 2018 London Marathon.

The minimum age to take part in this event is 17 years old on the day of the event.

Start time: 12.30pm
Location: Eton College, Rowing Centre, Dorney Lake, Windsor, SL4 6QP
Date: 14/04/2018

Thames Valley Spring Half Marathon

Windsor, GB
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The race starts and finishes at The Barn Elms Sports Centre in Barnes, London situated on the backdrop River Thames.
Make sure you dont miss this opportunity of running through the streets of Putney & Fulham. The race start is 09:00 and is very accessible by car (car park onsite -first come first served basis) and public transport. The race has a great vibe and well supported by some local organizations.

RunUk Putney & Fulham Half Marathon

London, GB
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The Fox is back for 2018! Your favourite Foxxxy event is back, and in 2018 we'll be running the course anticlockwise, just to shake things up a little! We've teamed up with ULTRA magazine again to bring you The Fox Ultra. A 60km circular ultra run route around Guildford.

The route will be fully marked and offer 5 aid stops along the Fox Way. This scenic circular course was devised by Richard Fox, an avid local walker who was amazed by the beautiful and varied countryside he found along the route. Keen to share his findings, Richard set about signing and publicising his "Fox Way."

The Fox trail run

Godalming, Surrey, GB

Welcome to ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10k! This fantastic event offers runners the choice of either a Marathon, Half Marathon or 10km race, along with closed roads through the heart of Southampton.

All races start and finish in the heart of Southamptons city centre with the run course passing iconic local landmarks including Bargate, QE2 Anchor and St Marys Stadium. Sure to be the race highlight will be running both the ascent and more popularly the descent over the Itchen bridge, which will be closed exclusively for this unique event.

ABP Southampton Marathon, Half, 10k & Mile

Southampton, Southampton, GB
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Come to the glorious Wimbledon Common for the running of the Wimbledon Half Marathon previously known as South London Half Marathon. This route is one of the most popular runs in the London area, through the streets of Wimbledon, and of course, Wimbledon Common.

The race starts and finishes at near Rushmere Pond/Kings College, on Wimbledon Common.

RunUk Wimbledon Half Marathon & 10K

London, GB
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A scenic late spring run starting from the Bewl Water Visitor Centre and following the Bewl round the reservoir route. Both courses are run on a combination of undulating rural wooded trail and along some quiet country lanes, with lovely views of the lake for most of the route.

Bewl Water Half Marathon, Marathon, Ultra & 10K

Wadhurst, East Sussex, GB
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The Henley Half Marathon and 10k Trail Run is now in its 5th 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.

Henley Half Marathon and 10k Trail Run

Henley-on-Thames, GB
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The Royal Windsor Half Marathon River Trail Run creates the perfect opportunity to experience the historically picturesque Thames Valley. With an idyllic start and finish at the foot of Windsor Castle, a royal home and fortress for over 900 years, the entirely flat river route guides you upstream to Maidenhead before heading back towards Windsor.

Royal Windsor 10k & Half Marathon River Trail Run

Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, GB
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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, traffic-free and pretty much PB guaranteed! 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.

Heyford Park Airbase Races – Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, GB

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