UK Athletics Licence no. 2014-9750
Message from the Race Organiser 12-02-2014:
The race is definitely on! Having reviewed the course in current weather conditions we have alternative routes lined up if needed, all off road in the forest.
The John Austin Half Marathon is a UK Athletics Licenced trail run in the New Forest. Over the last three years we have raised over £40 000 for Oakhaven Hospice Trust.
Susan Hampshire to start 2014 Race
We are delighted to announce that Oakhaven Hospice Trust Patron Susan Hampshire has kindly agreed to start this year’s race. The John Austin Half Marathon is a significant fundraiser for Oakhaven, and it is great to have their Patron supporting us.
After the 2013 race we handed over a cheque for £13 000. Read the full story on our News page.
We had very enthusiastic feedback from previous competitors and we were fortunate to have dry weather and a good run, reflected in some fastest ever times.
Many of the entrants commented on the superb course and the friendly atmosphere of the event and said they will be back again in 2014.
The overall winner was James Baker of Chichester Runners setting a record time 3 minutes ahead of second placed Ben Evans, winner of last year’s race, who was just seconds ahead of third placed Peter Baksh. The womens race was won by Kathryn Bailey, ahead of Caroline Davis and third placed Sarah Moores. Read the full story of the race on our Latest News page. Photographs of the race are now available from the official photographer Pegasus Images: www.pegasusimages.com/html/events.html Full results for the 2013 race: FinalResults030313.xls Photographs of the race are now available from the official photographer Pegasus Images: www.pegasusimages.com/html/events.html
Full class results for the 2013 race: classes.xls
Enter the 2014 Race
Organised by runners for runners, the race makes a great day out for competitors of all levels. The date 5 weeks before the London Marathon lends itself nicely to a spring marathon build up. The course is a scenic off road traffic free route running through the beautiful New Forest. There are prizes for the overall men’s and women’s winners and winners of respective age categories (Senior, V40, V50, V60) as well as spot prizes, T-Shirt, Medal and an excellent goody bag. 100% of the proceeds go to charity. If you have the organisational skills and would like to help with the race organisation or would like to sponsor the event please contact the committee at email@example.com – the long range forecast is looking bright! Why is it called the John Austin Half Marathon? Find out about John and why Oakhaven means so much to Irene Austin: John Austin For more information about the John Austin Half Marathon go to Race Information For details of the course go to Race Route