Council leader joins record field for monthly race

By 5th February 2019News

THE community arm of the Ealing Half Marathon hosted its 100th mile race at Lammas Park on Friday 1st February 2019.

Despite the snow, a record 72 runners completed the course.

The race is held on the first Friday of every month at 12.30pm and is open to people of all ages and abilities.

While some took a more leisurely pace, completing the course in just over 16 minutes, the day’s fastest runner was Thomas Grimes, of East London Runners, in 5min 8 sec.

The fastest female was Louise Oldfield-Jensen, of Thames Valley Harries, in 6min 6 sec.

Ealing Council leader Julian Bell was also among those taking part.

Kelvin Walker, founder of Ealing Half Marathon, said: “EHM Legacy was set up to encourage more people in Ealing to get active, and it was great to see so many people brave the tough weather and help us celebrate our 100th mile.

“A special thank-you to the volunteers who made it happen. We even had some sweeping away of snow and they only just managed to clear the course in time!”

Since it began, 564 individuals have run the race, with many coming back regularly. Ealing resident Carol Jones has now run it 77 times.

Entries are open for the next Ealing Mile on March 1 at 12.30pm in Lammas Park. Book HERE.