Sunday March 10th, 2019
Distance: Half Marathon
The Vitality Big Half is a new event and was held for the first time on Sunday 4 March 2018.
Created by London Marathon Events Ltd, in partnership with Sported, The Vitality Big Half is a new one day festival centred around the half marathon distance, which aims to be truly global and uniquely local in a celebration of the wonderful cultural diversity of the great city of London.
Up to 20,000 people will participate in events that include:
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).
|2nd Male||1:01:43||DANIEL WANJIRU||25||KEN|
|3rd Male||1:01:45||CALLUM HAWKINS||22||GBR|
|4th Male||1:05:03||JONNY MELLOR||27||GBR|
|2nd Female||1:11:06||LILY PARTRIDGE||20||GBR|
|3rd Female||1:11:31||CHARLOTTE ARTER||25||GBR|
|4th Female||1:12:57||SONIA SAMUELS||35||GBR|
|M 40-49||1:08:16||Will Green||41||GBR|
|M 50-59||1:17:02||Tony Jackson||51||GBR|
|M 60-69||1:28:07||John Gurney||60||GBR|
|M 70+||1:39:35||christopher gill||72||GBR|
|F 40-49||1:17:01||Julie Briscoe||42||GBR|
|F 50-59||1:23:48||Clare Elms||52||GBR|
|F 60-69||1:31:31||Lynda Hembury||60||GBR|
|F 70+||2:24:28||Penny Wiles||72||GBR|
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.