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 ‘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.
A full list of Road Closures for September 17th are available in the link below:
The below is an approximate timetable for road closures that will be in place for the half marathon on September 17th 2017:
|START – HARROW SCHOOL PLAYING FIELDS||0900||0900|
|MILE 1 – STATION ROAD, HARROW||0905||0913|
|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|