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English Half Marathon established as firm favourite

by Press Release
Tuesday 20th September 2016
The organisers of The English Half Marathon are overwhelmed with the continued support of the running community to make this event a firm favourite. 
Rob Griffiths, race director, says: “It’s been a fantastic day. Once again we’re receiving great feedback about the event. This is entirely due to the support of the local running community, local partners in the town, volunteers and the commitment from our team to really deliver something memorable for everyone.” 
Setting off at 9am, the Half Marathon and 10k races took in all the landmarks of Warrington, ending once again in a spectacular finish through the iconic Golden Gates. Runners hailing from the furthest reaches of the UK and as far a field as New Zealand were eagerly awaiting the starting gun.  2016 saw the introduction of the Knight Corporate Finance – Corporate Challenge. A number of Warrington businesses took part, engaging their workforce to get active and take part in the event.
The newly titled WireFM Family Mile saw runners from the ages of 3 to 83 take on a one mile circuit of the town centre, with the budding runners of tomorrow also enjoying the red carpet finish through the Golden Gates.
Degine Gesimu came back for his 2nd year, not only to beat his 2015 2nd place finish, but to also take a new course record of 1:07:42. Victoria Atess of Manchester Frontrunners took 1st for the ladies, with an impressive run of 1:29:04.
Przemyslaw Tomczak also sets a new course record in the 10k with 33:54. In another podium finish for Manchester Frontrunners, Jane Fletcher won the female race in 39:31. 
Having sold out in the days leading up to the event, demand for the race is high, with English Half Marathon showing continued growth in recent years. 
“The EHM journey is one that is continuing to grow. To think that 4 years ago, this race was only really on local runners radar and attracted a little over 1,000 entrants. Today we’re managing an event with over 4 times that number and struggling to find hotel rooms for runners due to the influx of people into the town!”
Full race results are available online at www.run-ehm.com. 2017 entry information to be announced shortly.

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