THOUSANDSof runners and spectators took to the streets on Sunday for the sixth Ealing Half Marathon. It proved to be a day of outstanding sporting achievement and community support under blue skies.
The race was started by Jonathan Martin, a Friend of Ealing Half Marathoncompetition winner, and endurance runner Susie Chan in Lammas Park.
The closed road route took in Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephens before returning to Lammas Park and enjoyed superb support from spectators, residents and businesses all along the course.
The field included runners of many nationalities, who had come to soak up the famous #EalingFeeling, alongside plenty of charity runners, and a team of 275 Ealing Eagles club runners.
TheEalingMini Mile had started race weekend off in style on Saturday, welcoming its biggest ever field of young runners to the one-mile route around Lammas Park.
Five separate races for 6-16s took place during the afternoon and set the scene for the half marathon event the next day. Full results for the Ealing Mini Mile can be found here.
Jonathon Poole, of Serpentine Running Club, and Austin Roth were battling it out for the lead and, after running neck by neck, Poole took the lead in the final stages and won in an excellent time of 1:08:05, 17 seconds ahead of Roth. Alex Milne took third spot in 1:09:22.
The women’s race was dominated by Isabel Clark, also of Serpentine RC, who won the title in 1:17:55, ahead of Isobel Rea, of West 4 Harriers, who finished in 1:24:01. Mandy Dohren, of Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC, was third place in 1:24:33.
- Jonathan Poole (Serpentine RC), 1:08:05
- Austin Roth, 1:08:22
- Alex Milne, 1:09:22
- Isabel Clark (Serpentine), 1:17:55
- Isobel Rea (West 4 Harriers), 1:24:01
- Mandy Dohren (Victoria Park), 1:24:33
For all results, go to ealinghalfmarathon.com
Race Director Sandra Courtney said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the turn-out and would like to thank all our runners and supporters for making it such a wonderful success!
“It was once again a huge community event that brought everyone together, which is exactly what we were aiming for when we launched the race six years ago. It is now a key date in the diary for runners all over the UK and abroad.
“Our sincere thanks go to all the volunteers, marshals, sponsors, partners, local businesses and residents for making the Ealing Half Marathon what it is.
“All profits will be invested back into the community, as part of our commitment to make sport and fitness available to all.”
Entries to the 2018 Ealing Half on Sunday, September 30, are open, with an early-bird rate for those quick off the mark.
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