Hitchin Hard Half Marathon and Fun Run
We have organized the Hitchin Hard Half Marathon for the last three years firstly as part of the Go-Hitchin Olympics celebration and now a permanent part of the Hitchin Calendar. It attracts over 400 runners with the fastest time ,achieved in in 2013, a remarkable 1 hour 9 minutes.
To find out more about the history of the race and the charities and organizations who we support read on.
The whole club gets involved in the race, even a few run with the current RCofHT record of 1 hour 48minutes held by Russell Hall; all eyes are on Rotarian Helena Wardle to see if she can beat this mark in 2015. Roles include marshals and stewards plus the organizing committee and behind the scenes teams getting the course ready. The race starts and finishes in the delightful grounds of Hitchin Priory.
In 2013 and 2014 there was also the Fun Run open to families and leisure runners and completely within the Priory grounds. The event called the Wig Run was run in aid of Cancer Hair Care a charity providing help and advice to people suffering from Hair loss associated with cancer treatments.
In 2015 we are adding a further Race – The H4M. This is a 10K run through the north Hertfordshire countryside going from the beautiful grounds of the Priory Hotel in Hitchin through Charlton around Preston village and back again to The Priory Park via Gosmore. The race run on sections of the H3M but arranged to avoid congestion
The whole H3M, H4M and Fun Run event is run to raise funds for our Presidents nominated charity which in 2013 and 2014 was Cancer Hair Care. Together with sponsorship for runners we raised over £15k and we were delighted to receive this letter from charity founder Jasmin
This year we are donating the proceeds to The British Schools Museum