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Farnborough Half Marathon

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Airship Hangar Frame O'Gorman Ave, Farnborough, GU14 7JF, United Kingdom

Distance Date
5km ?

5.00KM

Run

Jan. 26, 2020
Half Marathon ?

21.00KM

Run

Jan. 26, 2020
0.80KM (Junior) ?

0.80KM

Cycle

Jan. 26, 2020

Overview

Sunday 26th January is an important date for Farnborough as it hosts the fourth Farnborough Half Marathon, an instant success, it has sold out every year since it's creation. Home of the world famous Air Show, Farnborough was crying out for a major running event and now, with the full support of Rushmoor Borough Council, we are pleased to say the town has an established one - The Farnborough Winter Half Marathon. The start and finish area will again be under the famous Airship hangar in Farnborough Business Park, which now stands as a monument to the past as a great piece of industrial art. A revision of the route to avoid the two laps at the start in Farnborough Business Park, and makes the route faster than ever. Starting at the famous hangar, the route does a loop of the Business Park before heading out to the Frank Whittle roundabout and around the airfield to Fleet Road. Running along Fleet Road to Farnborough Road the route then drops down Government Hill and then back towards the canal along Shoe Lane, Laffans Lane and back onto the Fleet Road, from there the route returns to the finish in the reversing the outboudn route. Entirely traffic free, we feel that the Farnborough half is not only the first major half marathon of the year it is also one of the flatest, fastest routes in the South.



What athletes are saying

The characteristics which best describe Farnborough Half Marathon, as voted on by past participants.


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The Event

Great medal 5
Well-stocked goody bag 5
Spectator friendly 4
Ideal for beginners 4
Exciting event village 4
PB potential 3
Family friendly 3
Useful pre-race info 2
Festival atmosphere 1


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Course Profile

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Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Farnborough Half Marathon, as determined by athlete reviews.

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4.69
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Registration Process
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4.69
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Ease of Navigation
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4.62
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Marshal Supervision
All Time Average
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2020 Average
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Latest Reviews

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Stephanie Went
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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Really enjoyable event. I stayed in Farnborough Premier Inn about a 10 minute walk from the race start. It was very well signposted! Nice atmosphere at the race start, not too long toilet queues, fairly simple registration & bag drop. Pre event organised warm up. ...Read full review

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lisa watson
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Reviewed 1 month ago

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Great free cake and a really good good bag. Bit of a dull course and not totally flat, but has pb potential. However, the running bit for me was spoilt as the organisers allowed people to run with child buggies. The course had an out and back where only half the road was closed t...Read full review

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Reviews (26)

All Time Average
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2020 Average
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Race Organisation Rating
Logistics
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Registration Process
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Race Briefing
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Value For Money
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Quality of Aid Stations
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Environmentally Friendly
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Course Rating
Natural Beauty
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Uniqueness
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Ease of Navigation
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Local Support
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Safety
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Marshal Supervision
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