Six bands, a small army of volunteers including local cadets and four water stations meant that runners at the 2016 2XU Surrey Half Marathon enjoyed a top event on Sunday (13 March). Hundreds of local residents took to the streets to cheer and provide high fives and jelly babies to create a fantastic atmosphere! Over 4,300 adults completed the half marathon course; with 500 taking part in the 2K Kids’ Challenge run in support of Shooting Star Chase.
Congratulations go to first male Barnaba Kipkoech, first male, who finished in 1:06:04, and Theresiah Omosa, first female, who finished in 1:13:24. The first Woking AC member wasn’t far behind: Stephen Blake can home in 1:13:23 on home turf.
Race director Toby Jenkins said: “We were honoured to have Woking’s Mayor join us at the start of the 13.1 mile event that weaved around Surrey’s most beautiful roads. A huge thank you to all the 250+ volunteers who helped deliver the event and all our business and charity partners. Entry is now open for 12 March 2017!”
Many runners participating in the event were fundraising for charities including Macmillan and Woking and Sam Beare Hospices. Initial reports indicate that in excess of £230,000 will have been raised for charity once all the donations have been collected in.
The first 200 2017 Surrey Half Marathon places are available for just £30. Enter here at the event website.