UK half marathon race calendar

Hunting for a half? Take a look at our calendar for the year ahead, based on our events listings.



by Annie Rice

Blackmore Vale Lions Half Marathon
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February

Run Eton Dorney Half Marathon

When: Saturday 2 February Where: Eton Dorney, near Windsor 2012 rating: Not rated yet Run this if you like… Perfect PB potential, the course offers a flat and fast lakeside race with some impressive views of Windsor castle along the way.

21st Blackmore Vale Lions Half Marathon

When: Sunday 3 February Where: Bishops Caundle, near Sherborne 2012 rating: 81% Run this if you like… The hill at the end of this race gives the race its name, with a famous finish. A challenging course with some scenic views.

Watford Half Marathon

When: Sunday 3 February Where: Watford 2012 rating: 79% Run this if you like… Undulating road race, virtually traffic free across country lanes, but, due to traffic restrictions, runners must be capable of running first 11 miles in two hours.

Deal Half Marathon

When: Sunday 10 February Where: Sholden, Deal 2012 rating: 77% Run this if you like… One for the hill lovers out there. A small friendly race with scenic views, but did we mention there were hills?

The Liversedge Half Marathon

When: Sunday 10 February Where: Liversedge 2012 rating: 84% Run this if you like… Small local no-frills race, with smooth organisation and undulating terrain.

Baldock Beast Half Marathon

When: Sunday 24 February Where: Baldock 2012 rating: 88% Run this if you like… A varied course that takes you through the village, across fields, woodland and country roads. Don’t be put off by beast – a few hills never hurt anyone.

Photo: 21st Blackmore Vale Lions Half Marathon


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The Bacchus Half Marathon did not quite get the required number of votes to register on the RW 'top half marathons' list of 2012, but it would have given the top rated run (Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon) a run for its money (so to speak).

I ran in the Bacchus Half - it was extra-ordinarily good. A-may-zing. 


Posted: 14/01/2013 at 11:47

Think the ratings have to do more with who advertises / online entry than anything else as it's certainly not the best rated events.


Posted: 17/01/2013 at 13:17

There's a new(?) East London Half Marathon on 14th April
Posted: 17/01/2013 at 14:28

I came in here to also add the East London half, but I totally agree about Bacchus - once you run it, you're guaranteed to do it again and again. It's a hilly beast but just SO much fun and such a great atmosphere. I couldn't believe how it wasn't in the top list in the magazine...
Posted: 17/01/2013 at 15:09

RW has stipulated for years that races must get at least 25 ratings to be considered for their 'Top 10 lists' - the Bacchus Half got 20 ratings (99% overall, 100% would do it again). Otherwise, it would have been in the top 3, for sure.

Piers, I'm sure it's nothing to do with advertising or whether online entry is through RW - although the race does have to have an event page with RW (you don't then have to do online entry through RW as well) to get ratings. 


Posted: 22/01/2013 at 20:30

Hi

Just to clarify - our Races of the Year feature (here) is based on all events on the site, regardless of whether they do online entry with us. As Dr Robert says, races must get at least 25 ratings.

The half marathon calendar above is those with online entry on the site - editorial is one of the incentives to put a race on with us. 

Thanks, 

Katie RW


Posted: 24/01/2013 at 08:43

What abour Basingstoke Half?
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Posted: 20/09/2013 at 14:54

Is Runners World bias to the south or am I paranoid the the north isn't holding many Half Marathon events? I love to run but need to see a few more events that are a little closer to home. Surely there must be more than the GNR or the lesser known Liversedge! Help! This runner needs your views. #52halfs @HalfMarathonMad


Posted: 18/11/2013 at 19:16

No Half Marathons listed in Scotland?  Poor


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 16:35

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