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Mo Farah starts thousands of runners off on the first ever 'Stadium to Stadium' Half Marathon in North London!

by Press Release
Monday 16th March 2015

Race report: Vitality North London Half Marathon - Sunday, March 15, 2015

Vitality North London Half Marathon - Sunday, March 15, 2015

Mo Farah, Team GB favourite, today started thousands of eager runners off on their ‘stadium to stadium’ challenge, at the first ever Vitality North London Half Marathon! Starting at Allianz Park, the event took runners through the leafy streets of Barnet and Brent, and on through Wembley Stadium connected by EE.

The brand new race for the 2015 calendar was won by Peter Limo in a time of one hour five minutes and thirty five seconds, with Sammy Nyokaye taking second in one hour six minutes and fifty three seconds, followed by Paul Martelletti in one hour eight minutes and fourteen seconds.

Best women's performances were by Gladys Yator in one hour sixteen minutes and twenty two seconds, with Mercyline Ondieki finishing second in one hour nineteen minutes and twenty five seconds, and Eve Bugler from Serpentine Running Club taking third.

The event is the latest instalment in the Vitality Run Series, and allowed runners to experience two of the areas most loved sporting venues from a very unique perspective! Jamie Warren, Head of Marketing & Commercial at GO2, said: "We are extremely pleased with the performances put on by our runners, supporters and partners at today’s event, who all contributed to the electric atmosphere felt in both the stadiums and out on course! The stage has certainly been set for the next Vitality North London Half Marathon!”

Catherine Alabaster, Challenge Events Team Manager at national charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “We are incredibly proud of the 300 plus runners that took part in the Vitality North London Half Marathon for us today, together raising over £75,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support! By 2030, the number of people living with cancer in Greater London will fill Wembley Stadium nearly five times, so every penny raised is vital in helping us to provide essential medical, practical and emotional support for patients and their families. Congratulations to all of our runners for taking on an amazing challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support!”

Over 900 local school children also participated in the event, by completing their own half marathon distance across thirteen weeks as part of the Schools’ Challenge. Running in front of thousands of cheering fans at Allianz Park, the challenge helped raise funds for Noah’s Ark Children's Hospice and St. Luke’s Hospice.

Speaking for Vitality, title sponsors of the Run Series, Neville Koopowitz, CEO, commented: “The Vitality North London Half Marathon is a real highlight of the Run Series. We were delighted to have Mo Farah start the race and support all the runners taking part. Mo is a huge inspiration to many and we hope his involvement in this event will encourage more people to get active, something that we at Vitality are very passionate about."

If you feel inspired by the spirit of the Vitality North London Half Marathon, pre-registration is now open for the 2016 race at www.northlondonhalf.com

Vitality North London Half Marathon - Sunday, March 15, 2015

Men's results

1 Peter Limo Run Fast 01:05:35
2 Sammy Nyokaye Unattached 01:06:53
3 Paul Martelletti Run Fast 01:08:14


Women's results

1 Gladys Yator Run Fast 01:16:22
2 Mercyline Ondieki Unattached 01:19:26
3 Eve Bugler Serpentine Running Club 01:20:22


Click here for full results


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