The Children's Mutual Tunbridge Wells Half-Marathon

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02/10/2008 at 17:42
I quite fancy this. Anyone know when entries are open?
02/10/2008 at 18:18

Hi John 

Entries should be open in the next few days, have literally uploaded the info today - enter online through RW. 

We have MONTANE  technical t-shirts for all finishers worth £20, medal AND goodie bag this year as well as TAUT sports drinks on the course.

The race is supporting the Cardiomyopathy Association, so please fund raise if you can - details will be posted on the race website.  We also have a creche and kids mini olympics at HQ which was very successful last year. 


02/10/2008 at 22:07

Cheers Snuffles,

 Well, based on that I definitely fancy it and I'll rope my posse in on it too!



03/10/2008 at 07:56

Having just received my 'fleece of doom' from FLM, it looks like half training and racing for me. Just missed out on sub 2 at Brighton this year, so that'll be my target race initially, with this as the last big effort beforehand.

I work a lot in the area, so may well join TWH.

11/10/2008 at 17:03
Yup, I'm another fleece wearer! So disappointed at not getting in and looking for events to keep my fitness up. There'll be 3 of us entering this in a challenge we've all labelled as 'Tub Buster' in an attempt to start early  and get trim for next years Summer hols!
Edited: 11/10/2008 at 17:05
24/10/2008 at 22:37
Sounds interesting race, and a bit outside my normal stamping ground (I'm up near Windsor) so it would do me good to get out more!  Any positive comments gratefully received while I worry whether I can do this the w/e after Wokingham   And when does this usually fill up by (approx)?
05/11/2008 at 00:30

This race will be my first ever half-marathon event, followed shortly (and probably foolishly!) by the Paris half-marathon a month afterwards!

 I'm actually looking to run the race to raise funds for a project I'm involved in - Ghana Learning Project (, which is looking to collect books and raise funds to transport them to schools in Ghana, where educational resources are very limited.

 If you're likely to be entering the T.Wells race and might be interested in racing money towards our cause in the process, please don't hesitate to email me at

Tommygun2    pirate
16/12/2008 at 13:25

I will definatley be doing this as its the nearest race to where I live and train on part of the course.

Tommygun2    pirate
16/12/2008 at 14:48


I have thought about joining TWH but also Seveoaks AC. I live in Hildenborough sort of in between the two. I work in London so getting to weekday trainning is almost impossible for either club.

  I used to know a couple of TWH peeps Mick Jarvis & Ian Wylie not sure if they are still running.

18/12/2008 at 19:07

I ran this last year as my first ever 1/2, and it was a great day out.  

Would really recommend it.

21/12/2008 at 18:51

....see you're working nights, as well as weekends, to promote this one, likkle 'bonger'.

(hope this message helps your efforts!)  

23/12/2008 at 18:36

Hi Redheadedraver

I too have entered Wokingham. 

Tunbridge Wells is a good race, I may well do back to back. 

Plum    pirate
24/12/2008 at 19:01
28/12/2008 at 17:12

This will be my first half marathon after being pursuaded (by Snuffles?!) at the end of the Merrell Mudman in November. I shall no doubt be a back of the packer but assuming I finish it will at least be a PB!

29/12/2008 at 18:22
I'm in...So this thing is hilly then?
31/12/2008 at 07:39
So the hill is from 5 miles onwards then?
31/12/2008 at 09:15

That's right, Papa Smurf - it's a BIGGIE!

Contemplating this one for a mid-Feb blast, esp if it's designated Grand Prix status - must get a January race out of the way first though - Canterbury looks favourite.

31/12/2008 at 16:33
I'd rather it at 5 miles than 10 I suppose.
Do many people get PS's on this course?
I'm hoping for a return on all the training I have been doing.
01/01/2009 at 19:43

I got a pb on this course.  The fact that it was my first half my have had something to do with it though.

I just didnt look up when I ran the hill, just followed the trainers in front.  Worked for me.

02/01/2009 at 19:37

Hi All

Great to see you all working so hard to keep this going!! Entries are flooding in.. thank you if you've already entered - good decision!. We've got great plans for some road closures and traffic management this year, plus a MONTANE technical t-shirt, medal, goodie bag, TAUT drinks on the route.. phew.! what more could you want? oh yes, there's chip timing and kids sports and a creche..

We've also ironed out the hill this year.. Kent Council were very accomodating.. tee hee.. only joking! first 5 miles(mostly downhill) easily makes up for it though and I reckon you only lose about 2-3 mins on the hill - well depending on how your hill training has gone (big hint!)... you can see the profile on but basically there is a bit of a bump at 6 miles, then the main drag starts at 7 and lasts 1.5 ish miles. Once over it's flat all the way home.. piece of cake. There'll also be sports drinks on the route this year to give you all lots of energy.

Hi There Alistair, yes it was me you were chatting to... good to see you've entered.! If you can manage the hills in Merrell Mudman this will be a breeze. 

 It is actually my PB course and I know lots of people who do run well on this route. If you're a good hill runner (down as well) you may just surprise yourself!

Well done everyone and Happy New Year !  Drop me a line directly or post if you have any more questions.

Sarah Russell, Race Director

p.s. JJ clean jokes only please

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