The Solent Half is our half marathon held in the Autumn.  The event has been going for over 30 years.  It is a friendly race with up to 500 entries and a lovely course winding through the New Forest around Exbury and along the Solent shore at Lepe.

This Year's Race - Sunday 23 September 2018

Entries are open.  Click here to enter. We have applied for HRRL (Hampshire Road Race League) status.

Here's a list of entrants (Excel spreadsheet).   It is produced by real people and uploaded by hand so it may be a few days out of date.

The race is likely to be similar to last year's so please scroll down to see what to expect.

Thanks very mch to our organising committee for all the time, knowledge and effort they put into making the race such a success.  This year they include Ray Noke, Mick & Jan Anglim, Steve Henry, Gang Warily Centre, Judy Bannister (Marshalling), Tiffany Hanley, Adrian Mudle, Claire Aplin, Sarah Fitton, Mel King, Carole Bailey.

Last Year's Race - Sunday 24 September 2017

Thanks very much to everyone who contributed to making the race such a success, whether by organising, marshalling, baking, running or cheering.  The results full are here

The results have now been altered to standard 5 year age categories from F35 and M40 instead of the 10 year categories used for the race prizes.

For Hardley results see our Results tab above.


A message from the directors

A Huge Thank You to Everyone for making the Solent Half Marathon on Sunday such a huge success. This is your club event but without your support, time, handwork and enthusiasm it would not happen.

Once more the weather was on our side & once more we had a full entry of runners. Already we have received many positive messages and thank yous from those runners taking part.

Kind Regards

Chris and Mick.

Children's Races

You can see a few pictures here.  Race Director, Chris, reports,

The Children's Race succeeded all expectations by providing fun activities and running for the youngsters. Initially the children took part in a warm up , making their way towards two pom pom ladies from Gosport Road Runners!

There were two runs, the longer run was first, the course around the field , lots of support was given by the younger children.  Then it was the little ones turn to be cheered down the home straight.

At the end everyone received a Medal & Chocolates, even the teddy bear was Medalled!"

Cake Stall

Nicky Musson writes, "Thank you very much for giving Breast Cancer Now the opportunity to raise much needed funds for vital research into kinder and more effective treatment to try and prevent so many women dying every year from this cruel disease.

Please pass on my thanks and those of our chairman, Vicky, to all the wonderful cake bakers! We raised £183.38 thanks to all their hard work and truly scrumptious and professional looking creations!

We simply could not have raised this sum without them.

A special thank you to Chris for helping me out with communicating with the bakers!"

Your Feedback

Thank you for your kind comments and feedback about how we can improve.


Solent Sports Photography took some great pictures.  Click on the logo to visit their website.

Background information

Here's some background information about the race. 

Previous results and pictures

Click here for previous results back to 2006.

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Last updated 19-Jun-2018.

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