Runners all set for Ealing Half Marathon
Lammas Recreation Park will become a colourful hub for the multi-award winning Ealing Half Marathon weekend this Saturday (29 September) and Sunday morning as runners from more than 30 nations get set to soak up that famous #EalingFeeling
Voted the UK's best half marathon three years on the trot, West London's biggest running event has attracted elite athletes, club runners and plenty of enthusiasts raising money for headline charities, Alzheimer’s Society and Cancer Research UK.
British distance runner and two-time Olympian, Mara Yamauchi, will be among the 5,500 runners setting off from Lammas Park. The race will be started at 9am by endurance runner and blogger Susie Chan and Lisa Emerson, a Friend of Ealing Half Marathon who is a huge supporter of the race and will be running her 7th Ealing Half Marathon.
The 13.1 mile course will take in parts of Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephens and some 30,000 spectators are expected to provide support along the route. Ealing Half Marathon is well known for its incredible community support and friendly atmosphere and this seventh edition promises to be bigger and better than ever.
The Ealing Mini Mile, sponsored by St Augustine’s Priory, takes place the day before the half marathon on Saturday 29 September. A total of 1,700 young runners aged 6-16 will be running the Ealing Mini Mile and the new Family Mile for those who are 5 and under, kicking off the race weekend in style and giving families the chance to enjoy this community event together.
Ealing Half Marathon boasts course records of 1:04:14 by Josphat Kemei and 1:14:45 by Teresiah Omosa. Both marks were set in 2016 by the athletes from the Run Fast stable.
Xempo race pacers will again be present to provide even pace at 10 minute intervals from 1:30:00 to 2:30:00. Sponsors this year include St Augustine’s Priory, Bodyline Fitness, Move Clinics, Portdevon Holdings, As You Like It Building Services, JogPost, The New Inn, Fuller’s and Up & Running.
The 17-page race guide can be downloaded here
Images courtesy Ealing Half Marathon