The second Ealing Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 29th September starting at 9:15am in Lammas Park, and this year’s route will take around 5,000 runners through the heart of Pitshanger, including the Lane and the Park. Last year, runners in the race raised around £150,000 for various charities and the organisers hope a similar amount will be raised this year. The race visits Pitshanger via Montpelier at around miles 3-4. The fastest runners are expected on Pitshanger Lane just after 9:30, with the back markers passing the same point about 10:25, and they will be welcomed with a water station hosted by St Barnabas Church.
The Lane will provide the ideal vantage point to enjoy the spectacle. The cafes/restaurants will be open - smoothies available for the health conscious, all other fare for those not so bothered; the bookshop is the place to be for training manuals to enthuse you for next year; a quick manicure whilst you wait for the slow coaches or just a paper from one of the shops to pass the time? Several Pitshanger Traders have entered the half marathon too, including John Martin, Philip Arnold of Brendons, Fiona Kennedy of Pitshanger Bookshop and Rukhshana from Ealing Pharmacy. Route details are available on the Ealing Half Marathon web site www.ealinghalfmarathon.com, and rolling road closures will be in force in the Pitshanger area from 9:15 to 10:40am approximately. Full details of the road closure timings are available on the Council web site, and if you'd like to get more involved as a volunteer, all the information you need is here.