More than 4,000 runners took the streets of Ealing to take part in the 11th Ealing Half Marathon.
On Sunday (24 September 2023), it was official starter Aimee Fuller, a two-time Olympic snowboarder, broadcaster and podcast host of Monday Mile, who got the race started at 9am before she herself joined in.
Elias Ahmed (Ealing, Southall & Middlesex AC), claimed the top position for the men’s race which he won in a time of 01:10:32 after pulling away from runner up Nicolas Besson (Serpentine RC) who finished in 01:12:50. Dominic Kiralyfi (Hercules Wimbledon AC) took third place in 01:13:13.
Melissah Gibson (Ealing Eagles RC) was the fastest of the women and came first in 01:17:57, ahead of Alice Braham (Ealing Eagles RC) who finished in 01:21:34. Karima Harris (Queens Park Harriers) came third after crossing the finish line in 01:24:45.
The single lap 13.1 mile course started and finished in Walpole Park and took in parts of Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephens.
The top three men and women were awarded with cash prizes and goodies from official retail partner, Runners Need, and all age group winners as well as the fastest Ealing residents and the best fancy dress received Runners Need prizes also.
Runners from 92 different running clubs were taking part, including over 305 members from the Ealing Eagles Running Club. Among the charities runners supported include: Macmillan Cancer Support, Shooting Star Children’s Hospices and Meadow House Hospice.
Ealing Mini Mile took place in Lammas Park from 11am on 23 September 2023, with the largest ever number of young runners signed up and a total of ten races across the various age categories. This year’s finisher’s t-shirt featured a designed by Lilly from the Grange Primary School in Ealing.
The winners of the 2023 Ealing Mini Mile in the different age categories were:
Jeishal Vijayarajah (Rob Willin Memorial Mile); Adam Arid (Family Mini Mile 1); Emma Sharrocks (Family Mini Mile 2); Oliver White and Willow Ford (6 year olds); Mack Thomas Eska Harris (7 year olds); Josh Heath and Jessica Lennon (8 year olds); Edward Polubyukhov (9 year olds); Ben Muralidhar and Alexia Gaudin (10 year olds); Josh Phillips and Violet Muralidhar (11 year olds); Edward Flewitt and Natasha Bennett (12-16 year olds).
Sandra Courtney, race director said, “The 11th year celebration of the Ealing Half Marathon has been a huge success, and the new finish in Walpole Park was so well received. We would like to congratulate everyone who took part, and thank all our runners, volunteers, team, sponsors, partners, charities, and residents for their ongoing support. Ealing Half Marathon is a race for the benefit of the community, and we couldn’t do it without the support of everyone involved and all the runners signing up year after year. See you again next autumn!”
The 12th Ealing Half Marathon race will take place on 29 September 2024 and entries are now open with places starting at just £29 for the first 200 entrants. Ticket prices rise steadily throughout the year.
To find out more and sign up, click here.