Surrey Half Marathon


Alongside Lydd, a few Harriers headed for a slightly less windy Woking for the Surrey Half Marathon.

Hayley Larkin drove Mike King and I down to Woking, and a clear M25 meant we arrived in plenty of time for the 9am start. Keen to embrace International Women’s Day I offered the chance for Hayley to write this race report but she was reluctant to accept.

The course was flat, a few rolling hills aside and the worst headwind on the hilliest KM at c.10miles. Weather was nice with the sun popping out to say hello every now and again.

It was a pretty decent field and at the switchback at 10-11 miles I was surprised to see Ben Cole (Tonbridge) leading despite at the start suggesting he’d be going ‘Easy’ after placing 21st in the Intercounties yesterday. An excellent run.

A well organised event (plenty of toilets, a good bag drop, lots of massage and did I mention a lot of toilets). Howeve, the medals were stuck in China with Coronavirus.

1 Ben Cole Tonbridge AC 1.10.17
34 Patrick Bareham   1.16.41 (PB)
86 Mike King   1.21.33 (13th M40) (PB)
491 Hayley Larkin   1.37.22

1.Ben Cole (Tonbridge) 1.10.17
34.Patrick Bareham 1.16.41 (PB)
86.Mike King 1.21.33 (13th M40) (PB)
491.Hayley Larkin 1.37.22 (45th Female)

Apologies if I have missed any Harriers – you can’t search by club on the results I have.