Course and Road Closures

Harrow Half Map September 17 2017

Click here to see the above course image in a full window – Harrow Half Course Map

Click here to see a detailed course map (ignore the distance on the map, the measured course is 13.1 miles) – Detailed Harrow Half Course Map

The Event Village

The Course

The ‘Harrow Half’ course features historic and well-known landmarks, stunning views, parks, countryside as well as the attractions you would expect of a modern, thriving borough and town centre.

It’s organised by Harrow Athletics Club, which is based at the Bannister track in Hatch End – named in honour of the legendary Sir Roger Bannister, the first athlete to break the four minute mile, and who was born and brought up in Harrow. The race is fully supported by Harrow Council.

The journey begins at Harrow on the Hill with the start and finish in the grounds of the world famous Harrow School, founded in 1572. Follow in the footsteps of famous Old Harrovians, such as Sir Winston Churchill, Benedict Cumberbatch, James Blunt and more recently England Rugby Union internationals Maro Itoje and Billy Vunipola, and enjoy the spectacular views over London.

It’s then downhill towards the HARROW CIVIC CENTRE – built in the early seventies and due to be replaced by a new building in Wealdstone. Next, past the site of the Railway Hotel where The Who played in the early sixties, to HARROW & WEALDSTONE STATION, the scene of great tragedy in 1952 when 112 people lost their lives after three trains collided in the worst peacetime train crash in the UK.

HEADSTONE MANOR RECREATION GROUND follows with its centrepiece – the moated manor house. Built around 1310, it’s the earliest surviving timber framed building in Middlesex.

Passing Harrow Arts Centre, you arrive in the centre of HATCH END, which can boast a remarkable 22 places to eat within a few hundred yards.

Heading up and down George V Avenue, you’re surrounded by the fields of PINNER PARK FARM, which started life as a Deer Park some 750 years ago.

The historic PINNER HIGH STREET beckons. Not only has it been the site of the annual fair since 1336 but has proved an attraction to tv and film companies over the years. The BBC series ‘May to December’ was set there and more recently scenes from the film ‘The Theory of Everything’ featured St John the Baptist church.

We are in the heart of Betjeman’s Metroland. Going past Pinner Fire Station, the route will head back through Headstone Manor again followed by HARROW RECREATION GROUND, scene of Saturday morning’s weekly 5km parkrun.

From there, it’s but a stone’s throw to HARROW SHOPPING CENTRE, the heart of the town and the busy, thriving St Ann’s and St George’s shops.

The end is not far away and the route goes straight down the pedestrian precinct before turning right. As you head up Station Road, take inspiration from looking up to the highest building in Middlesex, the spire of the thousand-year-old St Mary’s Church; the final landmark to finishing where you started the HARROW HALF MARATHON.

Road Closures

A full list of Road Closures for September 17th are available in the link below:

Harrow Half Traffic Orders

The below is an approximate timetable for road closures that will be in place for the half marathon on September 17th 2017:

ROUTE EARLIEST LATEST
START – HARROW SCHOOL PLAYING FIELDS 0900 0900
MILE 1 – STATION ROAD, HARROW 0905 0913
CIVIC CENTRE 0908 0922
MILE 2 – HARROW & WEALDSTONE STATION 0910 0927
MILE 3 – HEADSTONE MANOR 0916 0940
HEADSTONE LANE STATION 0919 0949
MILE 4 – HEADSTONE LANE 0921 0954
HATCH END STATION 0924 1003
MILE 5 – UXBRIDGE ROAD/ST THOMAS’ DRIVE 0926 1007
MILE 6 – GEORGE V AVE 0932 1021
MILE 7 – ST THOMAS’ DRIVE 0937 1034
MILE 8 – PAINES LANE 0942 1048
HIGH STREET, PINNER 0944 1053
MILE 9 – PINNER FIRE STATION 0948 1101
MILE 10 – HEADSTONE MANOR 0953 1115
MILE 11 – PINNER VIEW 0958 1129
HARROW RECREATION GROUND 1001 1136
MILE 12 – ROXBOROUGH ROAD 1004 1143
HARROW SHOPPING CENTRE 1005 1146
MILE 13 – GARLANDS LANE 1009 1157
FINISH – HARROW SCHOOL PLAYING FIELDS 1010 1200

Event Info

Harrow Half
Date: 17th September 2017
Distance: Half Marathon
Length:13.1 miles
Run course: Undulating
Organiser: Harrow AC and ActiveTrainingWorld