South Downs Half Marathon
When: Saturday 8 June Where: Slindon to QE Country Park, Near Petersfield 2012 rating: Not rated yet Run this if you like… This race guides runners through Queen Elizabeth Country Park, through to follow the South Downs Way. A hilly profile over trail paths.
Hanley Building Society Potters Alf Marathon
When: Sunday 9 June Where: Stoke-on-Trent 2012 rating: 87% Run this if you like… A challenging course, with great support and organisation for this popular race.
Kingston Lacy Half Marathon
When: Sunday 9 June Where: Wimborne 2012 rating: 75% Run this if you like… The scenic country estate provides an idyllic backdrop to this race around the country grounds. An out and back race with an undulating course.
St Albans Half Marathon
When: Sunday 9 June Where: Holywell Hill, St Albans 2012 rating: 76% Run this if you like… A challenging but fun race with steady hills, strong crowd support and good organisation.
Freckleton Half Marathon
When: Sunday 16 June Where: Freckleton Preston 2012 rating: 94% Run this if you like… A predominantly flat course with great organisation and green and scenic surroundings. A great beginner friendly or PB hunter race.
Alexander the Great Half Marathon
When: Sunday 16 June Where: Wellingborough 2012 rating: 53% Run this if you like… A small, flat park race with great PB potential.
Malvern Half Marathon
When: Sunday 23 June Where: Malvern 2012 rating: 80% Run this if you like… A scenic route mainly along country lanes with undulating terrain, including plenty of down hills to make up for the climbs. A well organised event.
Coombe Abbey Run Fest Half Marathon
When: Sunday 30 June Where: Coventry 2012 rating: 80% Run this if you like… A friendly, picturesque off-road race through meadows, forest trails, and complete with lake views.
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