Over 270 members of local running club Ealing Eagles will be running in the Ealing Half Marathon this Sunday, 24 September.
The award winning Ealing Half Marathon is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, and aims to inspire people in the borough and beyond to get more active.
Some 90 Eagles took part in the inaugural event back in 2012 and the numbers have increased every year since. A staggering 220 Eagles ran in the 2016 and several members of the club are on the list of ‘ever presents’ who have run all five Ealing Half Marathons to-date.
Ealing Eagles Running Club partnered with the Ealing Half team to put on a series of training sessions for the general public in the weeks leading up to the race. The training was designed to get runners familiar with the route and it’s famous ‘undulations’ so they can take on the 13.1 mile course with confidence on the big day.
This year once again hundreds of Ealing Eagles will take part in the race either as runners or volunteers as they enjoy the biggest day in the West London running calendar.
Chair Thom Martini commented: ‘The Ealing Half Marathon is a truly special event to our club. It’s the biggest race of the year for a lot of our members and many local runners started running or joined the Ealing Eagles as a direct result of this popular half marathon being right on our doorstep. We’re proud and privileged to be part of the race again in such big numbers this year and we wish the best of luck to everyone running on Sunday’.