Both the half marathon and 10K course is fairly flat with the exception of one challenging hill at the end… we’ve nicknamed this ‘Bosh Hill’.
For half marathoners, the climb starts just after mile 12, and for 10Kers at about the 8K point on Littleton Lane.
For those of you who like to obsess about elevation stats you may want to crunch some data on MapMyRun or Strava but to keep things simple, the hill is about a fifth of a mile long and there’s a climb of 25 metres.
Don’t panic though – the hill will be lined with the ever enthusiastic and supportive volunteer crew from Bosh, the grassroots, online running club driven by a passion to share an all inclusive, fun approach to running.
And, as the saying goes, what goes up must come down… so get in there and go Bosh that hill, collect some high fives and look forward to a lovely, much longer, downhill recovery (a third of a mile) with the end of the race in sight. The descent drop of 21 metres will give you plenty of time to catch your breath for the grand finale.
There’s also an easier climb of 24 metres for a third of a mile as you leave Priory Park at the beginning of the race. But with fresh legs at the start, we think it’s only fair to point this one out! Again, there’s a nice, long recovery descent.
So don’t forget to build a little hill training into your running schedule. Check out this advice
I’m Gary Maytham, and I am a Consultant Vascular Surgeon who offers a vascular service at North Downs Hospital. My NHS consultant practice is at St George’s Hospital in Tooting. I specialise in venous disorders, complex vascular access for renal dialysis patients, and peripheral vascular disease. My practice includes the management of varicose veins. I am also a regular officer in HM Armed Forces.
Why have I signed up for the RunReigate half-marathon? Well, quite unexpectedly, Nicola, the Marketing Manager at North Downs Hospital, asked if I was a runner. She was looking for one of the consultants to take part. I replied I was. And the past tense is probably correct… Read More
In May 2012 my partner Captain Stephen Healey was killed in Afghanistan. He was the 415th British soldier to fall, so between October 2012-2013 I ran 415 miles in his memory. I have recently taken part in the adidas Run Reigate Half Marathon.
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A big welcome to Reigate’s first ever Half Marathon! We are all very excited about it, the route has been carefully planned around Reigate, and it’s going to be an amazing atmosphere. Friends and family can cheer you on and of course we start and finish in lovely Priory Park.
Whether you are a seasoned runner, a fun runner or someone who has just thought about running, please set yourself a goal and enter this historic event, especially if you live locally! Running is so good for you, physically and mentally – it burns calories faster than many other activities, it boosts your cardiovascular health and your body’s immunity to illness. Running improves your blood cholesterol level, fights diabetes, arthritis and osteoporosis. Best of all, it improves your confidence by helping lose weight, releasing endorphins and keeping you fit and motivated. What is there to lose!?
If you can, please run for one of our charities and help raise vital funds. There is plenty of time to train for this great event and reap the benefits of a healthier, fitter you.
I hope to see you there on the day.
800m semi finalist and 1500m finalist, Seoul Olympics 1988
Second British girl to break 2 mins for the 800m
Running Coach and Reigate & Banstead resident