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The Vitality Big Half

Sunday March 10th, 2019
London, UK
Distance: Half Marathon

Created by London Marathon Events Ltd, in partnership with Sported,The Vitality Big Half is a community running festival, taking place in London on Sunday 10 March 2019.

This one-day event offers a host of running distances, from a challenging half marathon to a free one-mile course, as well as a family-friendly festival of food, music and activities.

What’s happening?

Take part with friends and family or support your loved ones from the sidelines in events that include:

  • The Vitality Big Half: London's community half marathon starts at 09:00 by Tower Bridge and finishes at the Cutty Sark, passing through the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham and Greenwich.
  • The Little Half: A 2.4-mile run which finishes at the Cutty Sark and offers the perfect opportunity to take part in your first official times event.
  • The Vitality Big Mile:A free, fun, family-friendly mass participation event taking place around Greenwich Park. This is the perfect event for first-time runners or walkers, families with children of all ages and anyone looking to get more healthy and active.
  • The Vitality BigFestival: Celebrate all that London has to offer at The Vitality Big Festival in Greenwich Park. Join friends and family at this free festival and enjoy some of London’s best food, music, sport and entertainment.

What makes The Vitality Big Half unique?

Our vision is to create a sports event for all Londoners and inspire entries from participants from all backgrounds so that the event mirrors the diverse demographics of London’s multi-cultural population. This has never been done before.

We are working, together with our partners Sported, with the many community groups in the four London boroughs on the course to create a genuine engagement in the event with local communities. Preferential entries will be offered to these community groups and London residents.

The Vitality Big Half will also feature a top international elite field, wheelchair racers and a mass field running on a certified course over the half marathon distance (which is therefore eligible for world records).

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Race Date: 03/10/2019 Distance: Half Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 1:01:15 MO FARAH 36 GBR
2nd Male 1:01:16 BASHIR ABDI 30 BEL
3rd Male 1:01:17 DANIEL WANJIRU 27 KEN
4th Male 1:03:17 DEWI GRIFFITHS 27 GBR
Female 1:10:38 CHARLOTTE PURDUE 27 GBR
2nd Female 1:11:33 STEPHANIE TWELL 29 GBR
3rd Female 1:11:44 CHARLOTTE ARTER 28 GBR
4th Female 1:11:57 HAYLEY CARRUTHERS 29 GBR
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The Vitality Big Half

The race started outside Wembley Stadium and went through the surrounding residential areas. It wasn’t the most scenic of routes and was much hillier than we anticipated, but what it lacked in prettiness it made up for with great marshal support and an abundance of water stations (honestly more than I’ve seen at any other race.) At the midway point we ran a lap of the Saracens Rugby Stadium before running back along the same route and finishing in Wembley Stadium itself.

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