Most people haven’t heard of Welwyn Garden City. It’s where I live with my hubby and baby, a leafy “new town” in Hertfordshire. It hasn’t got any decent pubs, nor many decent restaurants or a cinema – but it’s nice enough, it’s surrounded by countryside, it’s an easy commute into London and property prices are not as staggering as in many other commuter belt towns. And it has a rather lovely John Lewis.
It doesn’t have, or certainly didn’t have to my knowledge, a half marathon event to its name. So, as I’m looking for a late spring half marathon to do, it was with a degree of excitement that I read of a forthcoming one in the local rag. It’s due to take place on 25 May. The route is flattish, out-and-back and around half of it will be off-route along a cycle path.
Unfortunately, neither a Google search nor a Runner’s World event search throw up much useful information. So, if you are interested in entering or finding out a bit more info, allow me to point you in the direction of Hercules Events, who are putting on the event, part of the Welwyn Hatfield Festival of Sport. There is also a triathlon, 100k cyclo-sportive, various open water swims, 10k run and 1.5k fun run taking place on the same day. Who knew?
If I am fit enough (more about that in another post), I will be entering.
Just don’t ask me where to go for a celebratory pint afterwards.