Maidenhead Half goes international
The Race Organiser is drumming up support for the 9th Maidenhead Half Marathon featuring an England versus Celtic Nations Masters International match race on 1 September 2019.
Maidenhead has forged a fine reputation and is an established 13 mile favourite. The race is known for its enthusiastic spectator support, impeccable organisation and most of all its undisputed PB-potential.
Last year, three men on 70 minutes and a victory by Joe Morwood by five seconds made this one of the most thrilling 13 mile races in the runABC South calendar. Morwood (Aldershot, Farnham & District, 1:10:02) just held off a determined challenge from Paul Piper (West 4, 1:10:07 PB) and Nicolas Besson (Serpentine, 1:10:50 PB) from France was third.
The top three women were pretty closely matched, too. Camilla Hermsen (Harpenden, 1:22:44 PB) won from Sophie Carter (Woodstock Harriers, 1:23:15) and Melissah Gibson (Ealing Eagles, 1:23:24 PB).
Almost 1,500 finished in around three and a half hours and a 1:59:59 gun time was good for 889th place. The 1.5 mile family fun run makes it an exciting day out for the little ones, too, with 50 nippers taking part last year.
Race HQ, plus the start and finish are centrally located outside the Town Hall and the flat, fast course is on fully closed roads around urban Maidenhead and scenic Cookham village.
The Masters International challenge adds an extra dimension with many of the finest age-group distance runners in action. Competitors have been selected following a series of qualifying races and must have achieved stringent minimum standards to represent England.
For full details of Maidenhead Half Marathon visit The Race Organiser here
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