Monthly Archives: March 2016

Athletes running on the road

Congratulations to all the Fleet Half Marathon runners

This year’s Fleet Half marathon took place on Sunday 20th March and was another fantastic running event.

Celebrating its’ 35th Anniversary this year, the Fleet Half Marathon has always been a popular pre-London marathon race.  The event is designed for runners of all abilities and is well supported by local residents.  Since the first event in 1982, thousands of runners have completed the race and it has become a highlight of the local sporting calendar.

The gently undulating 13 mile route is traffic free and finishes in the delightful Calthorpe Park area, with good local support along the way.  The fully marshalled course travels over a mix of urban and rural roads through the town centre and surrounding countryside and provides a rewarding challenge in itself, as well as being for some a vital part of their London marathon preparations.

This year the race supported two main charities – Bloodwise (formally known as Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research) and Arise All Saints, for the restoration of All Saints Church, following the fire.  Around 3,500 runners entered the race supporting more than 60 charities in total, with some runners choosing to fundraise for their own charities.

If you didn’t quite make the Fleet Half Marathon but are feeling inspired to start running, the Fleet 5k and 10k takes place on Sunday 23rd October so you have plenty of time to get your entry in and start training.  You can find out more at

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