Half marathon set to be big­ger and bet­ter

Third Hilling­don half marathon in­cludes 10k run

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - by Kather­ine Cle­men­tine kather­ine.cle­men­tine@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THE HILLING­DON Half Marathon is back for a third year and prom­ises to be big­ger and bet­ter than ever.

Run­ners can take part in the 13.1 mile half marathon or try the new 10k (6.2 mile) race on Easter Mon­day, March 28.

The race will be or­gan­ised by Ac­tive Train­ing World un­der UKA rules and hosted at Brunel Univer­sity Lon­don’s cam­pus, where the race will be­gin and end.

James Ship­ley, a race or­gan­iser with Ac t i v e Tr ai n i n g Wo rl d , said: “We want to keep the race fresh and ex­cit­ing so this year we have in­tro­duced the new 10k event and also made some changes to the pre­vi­ous half marathon course.

“In the last two years we have seen fan­tas­tic sup­port from run­ners and spectators so hope­fully that will con­tinue once again in 2016.

“We are also thrilled to an­nounce that a lo­cal com­pany have be­come the head­line spon­sors of the race. Bird & Lovi­bond is a lo­cal law firm.”

The race is open to any­one aged 17 and over and passes through parts of Uxbridge, Cow­ley, Yiewsley, Stock­ley and Hilling­don.

Gary Ben­nett, Man­ag­ing Part­ner at Bird & Lovi­bond Solic­i­tors, are spon­sor­ing the race as they feel it’s “im­por­tant to sup­port the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties that we serve”.

He said: “This sup­port takes many forms and we are de­lighted to be able to in­clude spon­sor­ship of the Hilling­don Half Marathon to our sup­port pro­gramme.

“Many lo­cal peo­ple en­ter the event and it helps to raise money for char­i­ties which are cho­sen by and there­fore close to the hearts of the in­di­vid­ual par­tic­i­pants.

“We will be en­ter­ing a team, so why not join us!”

To sign up for the Hilling­don Half Marathon, see www. hilling­don­half­marathon. co.uk.

If you’re run­ning the race for a par­tic­u­lar cause, or would like to share your Hilling­don Half Marathon story, email kather­ine.cleme ntine@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

Photo by Mark Eas­ton

n POP­U­LAR EVENT: Run­ners set off at the Hilling­don Half Marathon

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