Hertfordshire Riverside Half Marathon

Lee Valley White Water Centre, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire

Organiser's Description

This race starts and finishes at the Lee Valley White Water Centre in Waltham Cross, in Hertfordshire, and is an opportunity to run one of the most scenic half marathons in the UK. The course is traffic-free and flat. All runners will receive a medal and loads of other goodies at the finish!

The event will be chip timed and your results will be posted as soon as you cross the finish line! There will be a free baggage drop facility and free car parking at the venue, next to the start area. This year, in celebration of 70 years of the NHS, we are encouraging runners to help raise vital funds in support of the Kingston Hospital Charity.

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  • Half Marathon UKA Affiliated Entry
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All runners will receive a MEDAL for finishing as well as loads of goodies at the finish including water, juices, fruit and a chocolate bar!

We use the latest Chip Timing technology so you will get an accurate finishing time. The results are posted as soon as you cross the finish line! We will have a free baggage drop facility for you to use. This area will be cordoned off but we do advise against storing any valuables as we can’t be held responsible.

The race starts and finishes at The Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN9 1AB

Toilets will also be provided at the start / finish area. An official race photographer will be in attendance around the course so make sure they catch you when you are looking your very best! A Medical team will also be situated at the start area.

We will also have a pre-race warm up around 10 minutes before the race start to warm up those tight muscles so you will be ready for the run.

The race start is 10:00 and is very accessible by car and public transport. There is Free Car Parking at the venue next to the start area

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Flat course, lovely location

Lovely flat course (pretty much) with some lovely views. Well organised and a good chance for PB. Not too busy either but still a great sense of community

Shaun Bayliss / Jan 14, 2020

Great and picturesque run, good event.

I ran this Half Marathon and thought that it was the nicest and most picturesque half marathon I had run. Lovely scenery and great flat route. I did manage to get a PB which I was very happy and proud with. It wasn't a very big or busy event, but big enough to feel you were part of a good race but not so busy that the route was over crowded, so was just right. I would say though that even though there were good water stations throughout, I feel these need to be given in water bottles with the easy sip top, as plastic cups are not a great idea for races. Marshals were holding the cups out and so when you took them spilt some and then when tried to drink whilst maintaining pace spilt more and so ended up with very little water. Some of the marshals could have also been a little more encouraging and enthusiastic around the course. Aside from those 2 improvements, I thought it was a great event and would definitely consider doing this race again.

Felicity Bews / Nov 21, 2019

First timer and very happy

This was my first half marathon. The event was well organised, welcoming and friendly throughout. The marshalls were lovely, drink stations well-staffed and tidy and it was a scenic course. Very glad I took part :)

Alison Chason / Oct 22, 2019

Accessible and friendly event

This was the first Hertfordshire Riverside Half marathon and it was a success. The route is largely flat, on a mix of paved and unpaved paths. The recent rain had made some parts quite boggy so it may not have been the ideal course for a PB as advertised. It was a relatively small affair but as the half set off a few minutes after the 10k, there was quite a lot of overtaking which was not always easy on narrow, riverside paths with a few fishermen and their trolleys getting in the way. The chip timing worked well but a timing clock at the finish line for both events would have given those without running watches an idea of their finish line time. Good parking, good marshalls, friendly event - perfect for the novice half marathoner.

Sue Mapes / Oct 21, 2019

Well organised, not over crowded, beautiful scenic route

I really enjoyed this route as it was flat!! And the whole route was off road with beautiful surroundings. I like the number of runners as it was enough to feel apart of a race but not overcrowded, so you had space to run without getting in peoples way. Fairly easy to get to via public transport. Overall the race was well organised, a very enjoyable half marathon (if that even exists!)

Chloe Walter / Oct 21, 2019

A lovely place to run a Half.

My first Half Marathon so nothing to compare to but I felt well looked after before, during and after the race. It’s a lovely environment to run in and

Jon Hall / Oct 21, 2019

Great event

This event was well organised and a really fun race. The course was a good mix of paved and trails through a scenic course. My only concern was that the course may have been longer than necessary - my personal GPS tracker had me covering 21.5k.

Thomas Westaway / Oct 21, 2019

Fast, friendly route

A lovely, friendly event. Good organisation. Peaceful route, well-signposted with a good number of marshalls.

Michelle Ayrton / Oct 21, 2019

Lovely Scenic Run

First Half Marathon for me. Lovely scenic course. Very flat. Will definitely return next year for a PB.

Ian Buchanan / Oct 21, 2019

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