The Harrow Half is BACK!
In the immediate aftermath of last year’s inaugural race, we were naturally pleased to get a lot of positive feedback on social media:
“Had a great time. Great atmosphere and feel!!”
“Superb support on the road”
“Excellent race. Well organised. Great vibe at the start/finish”
However, we have not rested on our laurels; not everything went as well as we’d hoped. So, we listened to all the feedback and sought comments from all stakeholders including Harrow Council, residents, volunteers, marshals and the runners themselves. We know that there are improvements we can make this year.
Principally, we’ve simplified the route and incorporated more of the parts of the course you said you enjoyed. We will still start and finish in the grounds of Harrow School but will go out as well as back through St Ann’s shopping precinct and Harrow Recreation Ground. There will also be more stretches of the course where runners will pass each other going in different directions.
Keeping runners safe is a big priority and these changes will also help us reduce the disruption to traffic and lessen the frustration some residents felt on the day. Details will follow in due course.
We can also reassure runners that there will be mile markers this year and we will look carefully at where the water stations are placed and how they operate.
Finally, as you can see from our website, we have a new logo and look. This design will feature across our social media too and on all of our publicity material. There’ll be more content, including news and advice. It’s part of our commitment to make the Harrow Half, incorporating the Sir Roger Bannister Family Mile, a stand out community sporting event. We aim to appeal to everyone whether you’re a regular runner, raising money for charity or simply taking up a personal challenge. You’re all welcome to sign up.
The Harrow Half will take place on September 16th 2018 at 9am
The Sir Roger Bannister Family Mile will take place at 9:20am
The race is organised by Harrow AC with support from ActiveTrainingWorld
Half Marathon Route:
There will be a new course for 2018. Please watch this space!
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.
The race will be organised by Harrow AC with support from ActiveTrainingWorld and the race will be held under UKA rules and regulations.
Awards and Prizes:
Event T Shirt and custom medal for all finishers
Running Numbers: Numbers are to be worn on the FRONT of your top or race belt
Parking: There will be ample parking available in Harrow town centre.
Facilities: Toilets will be provided for the event, please arrive changed and ready for the race as there will not be changing rooms available on the day.
Headphones: Headphones are not permitted at this event. Although the race is on closed roads there are entrance and exit points for residents around the course we can’t guarantee that there will not be cars on the course during the race.
Venue: Start/Finish will be at Harrow School