We're hoping to get all runners away as quickly as possible in a single wave.
The start zone will be a wide road on the edge of Lammas Park and should give plenty of room for runners to start safely at their own pace.
We've had great support so far and we're looking forward to fabulous debut event.
Thanks for your interest in the1st Ealing Half Marathon.
The course that we've planned includes road closures throughout the route to allow an enjoyable and safe experience for all participants. Unfortunately for a London event, the traffic management costs are far higher than other locations, making up a large proportion of the event expenditure. The entry cost is in line, if not cheaper than other London events of a similar scale.
We'd like to offer finishers a T-Shirt in addition to the quality medal and this may indeed happen if we can secure sufficient sponsorship.
The early bird entry was open for 5 weeks during our initial launch marketing, offering those runners a discount in return for pledging their early support for the race.
We hope that this answers your questions and would love to see you on the day.
just entered what will be my first half marathon
Is the course pretty flat?
what is the route?
The route is available on the Ealing Half web site :- http://www.ealinghalfmarathon.com/route-information. There are some mild hills in Ealing and the route does take in a couple of them so not flat but nothing that is going to hurt.
super tks..tks for the link
I was considering this, thinking that getting there by train from Reading will be a doddle. Actually, no. The first proper train gets to Ealing Broadway at 0911, which is too late for a 9:15 kickoff. Two earlier ones go at unearthly hours but begin with a bus ride to Twyford and take nearly 90 minutes.
So I'm out. If the start time were an hour later it would be feasible. Bummer.
Maybe you could ask if they could put back the start especially for you?
Not quite sure what your point is, JJR?
Hi, I was planning to sign up on the day and just realised last night that entries on the day are closed. If there is anyone who might not be able to make it on the day, I will like to take over the place, if possible.
I entered yesterday, and now find that I'm going to have to get a bus to a tube to get there early enough to pick up my number etc
So I reckon the start is a tad early for TfL services even wthin London!
Looking forward to it though, hope the weather is OK.
Can't wait to get started. Early though it may be, this is bound to be a stonking run!
Hi just wanted to day I really enjoyed the event yesterday. Despite the perennial issue around not having enough toilets, it started reasonably promptly (only 15 mins late!) and the course was moderately challenging. Seemed very well organised as well. Good effort for a first time event!
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