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September sees a new half marathon and aquathlon

Following the success of the inaugural Eton Dorney Windsor Half Marathon in June, Human Race events are offering you another chance to run a personal best on what could be the UK’s fastest course.

This fast, completely flat and traffic free half marathon will take place on Saturday 5 September at the 2012 Olympic Rowing venue, Dorney Lake, Eton nr Windsor and is perfect preparation if you are training for an Autumn marathon.

Officially measured by Hugh Jones, the Olympic course measurer and former London Marathon winner, it is not only pancake flat, but 100% accurate and now with added electronic chip timing, you have the opportunity for a really quick time.

The June event was won by Mark Miles (Belgrave Harriers) in a super fast 1:07.31 and three out of the top six runners set new personal bests. Talking about the event in June, organiser John Lunt commented, ‘Feedback from all runners has been superb. Four laps of Dorney Lake may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but what we’ve seen today is that runners like being able to settle into a rhythm and pace themselves. This course allows them to do just that and we’ve seen some fast times with lots of people running personal bests’.

Entries are now open for 5 September and costs £22. Enter online at www.humanrace.co.uk.


If you fancy having a quick dip before your half marathon, the Half Iron Aquathlon might be just the ticket. It takes place on the same day using the same run route and comprises a 2km swim in Dorney Lake, followed by the 13.1-mile run. Perfect for long distance triathletes looking for a spot of late season racing or perhaps anyone looking for a new and exciting challenge. Peter Slijkhuis (Science in Sport) who finished 4th in 1:52:50, commented ‘This event is perfect for anyone training for a full or half Ironman distance triathlon. The course is fast and you know exactly what you’re going to get, and is well organised by Human Race, as usual’.

Entry costs £35 and you can enter online at www.humanrace.co.uk.

Profile image of Matt Baird Matt Baird Editor of Cycling Plus magazine


Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.