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So after a summer of injury - the traditional running one - plantar fasciitis - and the not so traditional one caused by my efforts at trampolining (yes really) I will not be attempting the Ealing Half this year.

A sigh of relief can be heard throughout Ealing; now roads can open earlier because the slowest most reluctant runner in town won't be the last person to finish, way way behind everyone else.

I'm a little bit sad ... only a little bit mind... because oh I do so love that FINISH line, but I won't be missing out on the experience completely.

I'm going to be joining the merry band of volunteers who are absolutely crucial for the success of the day.

I remember from my previous THREE Ealing Half Marathons the huge difference they all made and hopefully I will be able to do the same for everyone taking part this year - especially those right at the back!

The Ealing Half Marathon is now just a couple of weeks away and  there are just a few places left before it's sold out. But volunteers are still needed.

If you aren't race fit or just want to be involved without running the organisers are appealing for more people to lend a hand.

It's a great way to give back and help out at the UK's No1 Half Marathon. As a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, volunteers help create this special experience once a year.

Reasons to volunteer:

Not only is it a great community event but each registered volunteer who completes their role gets a free t-shirt, medal, breakfast roll, drink AND a FREE race place for the following years event so it’s a great incentive.

There is also a prize draw after the event for 4 lucky volunteers to win sports vouchers from Up & Running and one luck winner of a Magnum of Champagne!


Hope to see you there!


8th September 2015