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Roding Valley Half Marathon – Sunday 8th March

Update - Sunday 8th March:

Thanks to all of you who took part today. Sadly our numbers were down on previous years, I think mainly due to the emergence of many big "corporate" events in the adjacent weeks. When this race was started in 1981 it was primarily targeteted as a London Marathon warm up, and clearly lots of other organisations have jumped on the band-wagon. For this reason I may consider moving the race to a different time of year for 2021. We will not cancel the race and whenever we do hold it I will ensure that it is well publicised. That said, all the feedback I received from runners was excellent and we are pleased to be able to put on a well organised race "by runners, for runners".

We were lucky with the weather this year, despite a mixed forecast in the week before - the showers started just as the last runner crossed the line.

Many congratulations to the winners who can be seen in the results (see link below). Of significance is the fact that the first two over 40 male finishers were in fact over 50 and over 60. Well done to Orion Harriers to winning the team Trophy presented by Haslers, who have generously supported the race for many years.

Once again, I hope you enjoyed the race and i look forward to welcoming you back again in the future, whenever the race is held.

David Hollingworth

Race Director


Race Results:  Please click here to access the results.


Due to the sudden withdrawal of the hosting providers of the RVHM website, this is the temporary home of the Roding Valley Half Marathon.

Unfortunately, a new sleek website cannot be built overnight, so please bear with us and I hope you can navigate around these pages on the Woodford Green website in the meantime.

In recent years along with many other club run events, our numbers have been squeezed be the emergence of big "corporate" races.  Nevertheless, we continue to get positive feedback from our regulars and newcomers alike who appreciate the excellence of our organisation, the friendliness and encouragement of our marshals and the fact that the race is organised by runners for runners.

In selecting the date for the 2020 race, we have tried to avoid direct clashes with some of the aforementioned rival events and hope that this will encourage many of you to take part.

At £24 for affiliated club runners and £26 for unattached runners we have maintained our pricing at last year's levels.

I have summarised the main pages here:

·         For information on the race, course, registration etc, click - Information

·         To print off a form for on the day entry, click – Form as Word document or Form as PDF

·         To see a map of the course, click – JPG map or PDF map

·         For directions and parking information, click – Directions

·         For details of our charity partners, click – Charity

·         For details of or sponsors, click - Sponsors

·         For race Terms and Conditions, click – T&C

2020 will be the 40th staging of the Roding Valley Half Marathon and I look forward to welcoming you to our race on 8th March.

David Hollingworth

Race Director

Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies

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