Jonathan Poole and Lucie Custance win 2019 Ealing Half Marathon

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The award-winning Ealing Half Marathon took place today, Sunday 29th September 2019, and welcomed thousands of runners to the leafy streets of West London for its eighth anniversary race.

It once more proved to be a day of incredible community support and superb running achievement, with many spectators lining the route to cheer on the runners and spreading the legendary #EalingFeeling despite a few rain showers.

The race set off from Lammas Park at 9am, with local resident and comedian Shappi Khorsandi sounding the start horn, and proceeded through Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephens before returning to Lammas Park. The atmosphere was fantastic as athletes from over 26 countries made their way round the 13.1-mile course and there were scenes of jubilation as they crossed the finish line and celebrated their accomplishment.

Jonathan Poole of Serpentine RC was back in Ealing, and after dominating from the start he managed to defend his title and take home the win for a third consecutive year, finishing in 1:10:14. Alexander Bampton of Highgate Harriers and Nicolas Besson of Serpentine RC were battling it out for second place, with Bampton crossing the finish line 3 seconds ahead of Besson.

Photo courtesy of Breathe Unity PR

Lucie Custance of Clapham Chasers claimed the women’s title in a time 1:19:03, with last year’s winner Rachel Thomas of Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC finishing in second place in 1:19:36. Jenni Ball of Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC took third place in 1:21:05.

Photo courtesy of Breathe Unity PR

Ealing Half Marathon race day followed a hugely successful Ealing Mini Mile on Saturday 28th September, which welcomed 1,500 young runners aged 1-16 to Lammas Park and was sponsored by local independent Catholic girls’ school St Augustine’s Priory. There was also a Family Mini Mile race for children aged 5 and under, and the event set the scene perfectly for the half marathon race on Sunday morning.

Lots of familiar faces were seen on the Saturday, with many young runners taking part each year and working their way up the age categories. The afternoon kicked off with the Family Mile, which saw young Ealing Eagle Daniel Ellison come first in 7:20. Mikal Hasim and Nicole Bourne won the ages 6-7 category whilst Oskar Parker and Kara Bryan came first in the age 8 category. Jack Gleeson was back to win the age 9 trophy this year, with Alya Johnson the fastest girl.

Photo courtesy of FinisherPix

Jake Bridge and Nai Mossi
came first in the ages 10-11 category, whilst Marcus West and Olivia Sparks won the ages 12-16 category. West, of Ealing Southall & Middlesex AC, shaved 18 seconds off his 2018 Mini Mile time, and broke his own course record after storming around the course in 4:55.

RESULTS (provisional): Ealing Half Marathon, 29th September 2019


  1. Jonathan Poole (Serpentine RC), 1:10:14
  2. Alexander Bampton (Highgate Harriers), 1:10:49
  3. Nicolas Besson (Serpentine RC), 1:10:52


  1. Lucie Custance (Clapham Chasers), 1:19:03
  2. Rachel Thomas (Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC), 1:19:36
  3. Jenni Ball (Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC), 1:21:05

For all results please go to

Sandra Courtney, Race Director, commented, “We are absolutely thrilled with the turnout and support for Ealing Half Marathon in its eighth year, and congratulations to everyone who crossed the finish line this weekend and was not put off by the weather forecast. From our local Ealing Eagles running club members through to athletes who had travelled from all over the world to be here, our thanks go to every single runner and volunteer for making the day the success it was.

“As always, we are grateful to all of our volunteers, marshals, sponsors, partners, local businesses and residents for their support in delivering another first-class race day. We look forward to seeing many faces back at the 2020 Ealing Half Marathon!”

Sponsors and partners of the 2019 Ealing Half Marathon included Up & Running, ASICS, Breathe Unity, St Augustine’s Priory School, The Forester Ealing, Move Clinics, Ealing Fitness Clinic, Westside, Fuller’s, Equinox and Ecowood Moves.

Prizes for Ealing Half Marathon were supported by the Official Sports Retail Partner Up and Running.

The Official Race Charities were Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Macmillan Cancer Support and Meadow House Hospice.

The 2020 Ealing Half Marathon has been confirmed to take place on Sunday 27th September. Early bird entries opened on Monday 30th September.

Go to for further race info and results. You can also like the Facebook page and follow @EalingHalf #EalingFeeling on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest news about the Ealing Half Marathon.


Issued on behalf of Ealing Half Marathon by:
Breathe Unity PR | COLONY | Jactin House | 24 Hood Street | Ancoats | Manchester | M4 6WX
For further information please email:

Ealing’s big race will feature 7000 runners this weekend

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The eighth edition of Ealing Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 29th September 2019 and excitement is building in the West London borough as 7,000 runners from over 26 countries prepare to take on one of the UK’s best-loved races.

Ealing Half Marathon is West London’s only fully closed road half marathon and is well known for its fantastic community support. Thousands of spectators are once more expected to line the route and support the runners, contributing to the famous #EalingFeeling.

Lining up at the start will be elite runners including Jonathan Poole, winner of the 2018 and 2017 Ealing Half Marathon, and Rachel Thomas, winner of the female title in 2018. It promises to be a competitive race as they are joined by fellow elites Paul Martelletti (2nd placed male in 2018), Ollie Garrod (3rd placed male in 2018), Colin Maher, Alexander Bampton, Jill Collett, Alice Braham, Lois Bond, Lucie Custance, Alice Whiley and Rose Harvey.

Also running in this year’s race will be British singer, songwriter and actor Ryan Molloy, who played the original Frankie Valli in the West End hit musical Jersey Boys.

Local resident, comedian and author Shappi Khorsandi will be the official race starter and cheering runners on their way as they leave Lammas Park at 9am.

The 13.1-mile course will then take in the leafy streets and parks of Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephens, before returning to Lammas Park, where Race HQ is located. The route map can be downloaded here.

This popular autumn event has once again sold out and charity places are also now closed. The official race charities are Cancer Research UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Macmillan Cancer Support and Meadow House Hospice, and the 2019 event is expected to make a significant contribution to the £2 million that has been raised for charity in the last seven years.

Kicking off race weekend is Ealing Mini Mile on Saturday 28th September, giving young runners and their families the chance to get involved in this big weekend of sport. Sponsored by St Augustine’s Priory, Ealing Mini Mile consists of five separate races over the course of the afternoon for the different age categories: 6-7, 8, 9, 10-11 and 12-16 years. There is also a Family Mini Mile race for young runners aged 5 and under, starting at midday. This popular event sold out weeks in advance and friends, families and supporters are encouraged to come along and cheer on the youngsters as they take on the one-mile route around Lammas Park.

Race weekend key timings:

Saturday 28th September
12:00               Family Mini Mile ages 5 and under
13:00               Ealing Mini Mile ages 6-7
13:40               Ealing Mini Mile age 8
14:20               Ealing Mini Mile age 9
15:00               Ealing Mini Mile ages 10-11
15:40               Ealing Mini Mile ages 12-16

Sunday 29th September
07:00               Race HQ including baggage marquees open
08:30               Group warm up, provided by Ealing Fitness Clinic
08:45               Runners enter the start funnel according to expected finish time
09:00              Ealing Half Marathon race start
10:05               First finishers
11:30               Prize presentation ceremony
12:00               Last finishers
13:30               Race HQ closes

The full race guide can be downloaded here.

As always, runners can look forward to a generous selection of prizes at the 2019 Ealing Half Marathon. The top three male and female will receive cash and Up & Running vouchers, with the winners also receiving champagne. Up & Running vouchers will be awarded to age category winners. Vouchers are also up for grabs for the first male and female Ealing resident, best fancy dress and volunteers.

Road closures will come into effect before the start of the race, but the race village in Lammas Park is very well served by public transport. Full details about road closures and bus diversions can be found on the race website at

There are plenty of excellent vantage points for spectators, including the following locations that runners pass by twice: Uxbridge Road, Pitshanger Lane, Drayton Bridge Road and Cuckoo Avenue.

Once again Xempo race pacers will be helping runners to achieve their target times on race day. The pace makers will be clearly identifiable and covering the following times: 1h30, 1h40, 1h50, 2h00, 2h10, 2h20 and 2h30.

Community radio station Westside Radio 89.6FM will be broadcasting Ealing Half Marathon live between 8am and 1pm, with live race updates and reports from the start and finish line.

Event merchandise for adults and children is available to purchase in advance.

The 2018 Ealing Half Marathon was won by Jonathan Poole with a time of 1:09:02 and Rachel Thomas with a time of 1:20:28.

Sandra Courtney, Race Director, commented, “We are so excited to welcome all our runners to Ealing Half Marathon 2019. This is the eighth anniversary of the race and we are immensely proud to see it get bigger and better each year. We have a fantastic team of 700 volunteers all ready to make the day run smoothly and we can’t wait to cheer on every single runner, from our local Ealing Eagles running club members to our amazing charity runners and everyone else from near and far taking on the race for reasons of their own. Good luck to everyone, and we’ll see you on the day!”

Sponsors and partners of the 2019 Ealing Half Marathon include Up & Running, ASICS, Breathe Unity, Elan Water, St Augustine’s Priory School, The Forester Ealing, Move Clinics, Ealing Fitness Clinic, Westside, Fuller’s, Equinox, Ecowood Moves and FinisherPix.

Ealing Half Marathon takes place at 9am on Sunday 29th September 2019. General entries and charity entries are now closed.

Go to for further race info. You can also like the Facebook page and follow @EalingHalf #EalingFeeling on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest news about the Ealing Half Marathon.

Issued on behalf of Ealing Half Marathon by:
Breathe Unity PR | COLONY | Jactin House | 24 Hood Street | Ancoats | Manchester | M4 6WX
For further information please email:

The 2019 Ealing Mini Mile t-shirt revealed

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This year we had entries from Christ The Saviour, Ealing Broadway for our Ealing Mini Mile t-shirt design competition.

The winners design will adorn the 1,500 2019 t-shirts given to all our Ealing Mini Mile finishers!!

We are delighted to announce that this years winner is…………………… Leah O from year 6 at Christ the Saviour!!

Congratulations Leah, you get to wear your t-shirt on race day as well as taking home an Ealing Half Marathon hoodie.

#EalingHalf #EalingFeeling #EalingMiniMile

Download your 2019 Race Guide

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Volunteers, runners, spectators, local residents, basically anyone who would like some more info – you can now download the Ealing Half Marathon 2019 Race Guide.

Lots of information about the race on Sunday 29th September including a route map.

Download your copy HERE.

Runner information email is on its way!

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We’ve just hit the send button your final instructions information email!! 🎉

Keep an eye out for it as it contains everything you need to know to get you race day ready 💪 Don’t forget to check your junk mail….

We can only send it to the email address you have given us on registration so if it’s typed wrong, old or just no longer works then you won’t be seeing it anytime soon so stop F5ing 😁

Give it a couple of days and if you haven’t got it, drop us an email to and we can send you a link.


See you all soon 💚

Sandra & Christina.

The Andrew Carter Memorial Mile

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Andrew Carter, 33, took part in the Ealing Half Marathon on Sunday 28th September 2014. He collapsed shortly before the end of the race following a cardiac arrest and passed away peacefully in the early hours of Wednesday 1st October 2014.

Join Andrew’s family and Ealing Half Marathon on Saturday 7th September in Lammas Park W5 5JH at 11am for the Andrew Carter Memorial MIle in aid of The Tom Clabburn Fund and Cardiac Risk in the Young and walk, jog or run this event. All abilities welcome.

This is a free event but a donation for the charity is asked for on the day.

Full details and how to register for free are here:

Plog-olution with Ealing Half Marathon

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The Ealing Half Marathon Plog-olution takes place this weekend!!

Starting at 1pm on 3rd August and will offer a 5K run or a 2K walk option, so that participants can run or walk the distance that suits them best.

Entry is free (here and all participants receive a free dry-wick Plogolution t-shirt. The meeting point is in front of Hanwell Community Centre and all equipment is provided.

The efforts of Plogolution are very much in line with the ethos of Ealing Half Marathon, which has its own sustainability measures to reduce the environmental impact of its autumn race. Since the very first Ealing Half Marathon in 2012, plastic bottles from race day have been recycled and these have been reduced in size to the smallest size bottle available. As part of their commitment to reducing waste, runners carry their post-race goodies out of the finish funnel rather than receiving goodie bags with flyers and unwanted items. The race has also made the decision not to offer finisher t-shirts as feedback showed that these were not wanted; this in turn reduces landfill and the carbon footprint of transporting them to the race.

Register for FREE here

See you on Saturday.

Training runs with Ealing Half Marathon 2019

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The first of our training runs led by the Ealing Eagles Running Club start tomorrow.

Wednesday 31st July – 4 miles Meet at The Duke of Kent at 19:00pm
Wednesday 7th August – 5 miles Meet at the The Drayton Court Hotel at 19:00pm
Wednesday 21st August – 6 miles Meet at the The Drayton Court Hotel at 19:00pm
Sunday 15th September – 13.1 miles Meet at Lammas Park W5 5JH Time TBC

Bag drops are available at all the Fuller’s pub locations (Lammas Park TBC) but left at your own risk, please do not leave anything valuable in your bags as the event and pubs cannot be held responsible for items left.

These are open to all, full details are available on our website

Running in hot weather

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🥵 Go easy on the training in this heat. Here is some advise on what to do in the hot weather but probably best to not run today!
#heatwaveuk #HEATWAVE2019 #ealinghalf #ealingfeeling #london #londonheatwave #running #hot #summer

Getting ready for the #EalingFeeling

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** Resident Information**

We are always so grateful for all the support and assistance that the residents of the Borough of Ealing give to us on Ealing Half Marathon weekend 💚

In preparation for the big #EalingFeeling weekend in 3 months time (Sunday 29th September 2019), we have all the details of road closures ready for you. Information is available on our website now to allow plenty of time for planning:

Photo courtesy of Angela Donnithorne Photography

We will work with you on the day to allow for safe access and egress up to the course closures. Please bear in mind that no vehicle movement is possible once the race starts. If you have an appointment, a taxi booking, an event to get to, visitors planned, vehicles will need to be parked off the course or have no direct access if you are on the route after a certain point early in the morning.

Share this with those you know who may need it, new neighbours who are unfamiliar with the event, church congregations, those with regular medical visits or meals on wheels deliveries etc and we look forward to another safe and spectacular Ealing Half Marathon that the borough can be proud of!

We contact all medical services and food delivery agencies ourselves but we find each year this doesn’t always reach those on the ground so any help to make sure more people know is always appreciated.

Please contact us at if you have any questions about travel and access on that weekend and we will be happy to help.

Thank you once again for all your patience and understanding.

Sandra & Christina
Ealing Half Marathon