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Hawsewater Half Marathon filling up fast

[E]ntries are already piling in for this year’s Haweswater Half Marathon scheduled for Sunday the 4th of March at 11.30am with runners signing up from all over the north of England.

Race places now on sale

This year Eden Runners running cub who organise the race have launched the online sale of race places a couple of months earlier than usual and these are already selling. The new race director Kevin Whitemore is anticipating that places in this year’s race may well sell out.

“Without any great fanfare we quietly launched the online sales for the race next March 2018 and have been very pleasantly surprised at how quickly places have already started to go. The race has a licence for 500 places and with runners coming from all over the North of England to take part we may well sell out”

“I would encourage people to book early so they are not disappointed.” Added Kevin.

The race which starts and finishes in the village of Bampton is now in it’s 18th year. The race is run with the stunning backdrop of Haweswater and the surrounding hills.

Excellent Christmas Present

One of the great aspects of opening entries early is that some people have started to buy places as Christmas presents for friends and relatives who are keen runners.

“People are looking out for unique gift ideas and I think that this falls wonderfully into that category. Any regular runner finding out on Christmas Day that they have a place on the Haweswater Half would have a healthy ten weeks of training to ensure they had a good run on the 4th of March. An Excellent Christmas present! Added Kevin.

Great to welcome runners on the day

Club Chair Shaun Silson said “ Eden Runners have been hosting this race for many years and we have gained a reputation of offering a warm friendly and supportive welcome, it is fantastic on the day to see everyone enjoying this great race.”

The club has in previous years attracted 500 runners and many spectators and supporters come along to cheer people. The number of runners who head over on a Friday or Saturday and stay in local hotels and bed and breakfasts has also become popular proving a welcome boost to tourism in the area.

All finishers of the Haweswater Half Marathon receive a specially designed race mug which on the day is filled with tea or coffee by villagers in Bampton Village hall.

Race entry details can be found here

Further details about the race can be found here

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