In just 10 days time (18th March), Fleet will once again be filled with runners for the annual Fleet Half Marathon. We’re pleased to support this fantastic local event each year, this year we have a team of four who will be running, with a support team ready to cheer them on!

The Fleet Half Marathon is one of the longest running, and reputable, half marathons, now in its 37th year having been started in 1982. The event is dubbed the “Pre-London” taking place just a matter of weeks before the London Marathon as a great preparation run for those taking part. 

Fleet_Crookham_HM_logo_resizedIt is also a great standalone event, each year receiving the maximum 5,000 entries well in advance of Christmas, with 3,500 entrants getting the chance to run the course.

The course offers a great community interest, with road closures throughout the area allowing local residents, friends and families to line the streets offering their support along the 13.1 mile route. If you’re planning on coming, one of the best places to watch the race is right outside our front door in Fleet from 10.30am. The race goes past our office on Fleet Road twice, at miles 2 and 5, giving you two chances to see the runners on their way. The finish line is over at Calthorpe Park, a great place to congregate at the end.

The weather for the race day, looking slightly ahead, looks like ideal running conditions; some sun with cloud cover and at the time of writing, no forecast of rain!

With four of our team members taking up the challenge themselves; Managing Director, Ed Mackenzie Smith, Land Manager, Katherine Gray, Yateley’s Branch Manager, Gavin Fouracre and Farnborough’s Stephen Down, we’ll be there to cheer them on and wish them all, along with the other 3,496 runners, the very best of luck for the day.

There are plenty of useful reminders and tips to make sure runners and spectators are prepared and enjoy the event safely on the Fleet Half Marathon website.