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.

2022 Race - Sunday 25 September

Yippee!  We're back and we are part of the Hampshire Road Race League.

Click here to enter

This year's race will be similar to the previous race in 2019, so scroll down if you would like to find out more. This year's memento is planned to be a buff and a medal.

2021 Race - cancelled

With long lead times, upfront costs of over £5,000 and no definite news about whether or how racing will be possible, we have reluctantly decided that we must cancel the 2021 Solent Half Marathon.  Sorry.  We'll be back in September 2022.

2020 Race - cancelled due to the pandemic

Due to the ongoing situation with COIVD-19 and the postponement of many other races to later this year we have sadly taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Solent Half.

2019 Race - Sunday 22 September 2019

A bit of drizzle did not dampen the spirits of over 400 runners and nearly 100 volunteers.  Thank you very much to everyone, organisers, helpers, marshals, bakers, runners and supporters who turned out to make the eventa great success.  Well done all and many thanks.

The provisional results are here.

Please let us know if you spot any discrepancies.  The times for the last few runners are not included at the time of publishing this link but I'm sure that will be corrected.

Vicki Clarke

Hardley Runners Race Director



Event Details            

Venue:  Gang Warily Leisure Centre, Newlands Road, Southampton, SO45 1GA.

Race Time: 10:00am

Race numbers:  Collected on the day from race HQ, open from 08:30-9:30. Safety pins will be provided if needed, but we ask that you bring your own.

Vests: Race vests will be available from Gang Warily HQ. Please collect these in the morning after picking up your number. Vests are provided by "Runner Print Winner"

Parking:  Please car share with friends, family & club mates. Car parking is available at the venue, but not if every runner brings a car! Outside bike racks are available.

Baggage: There is no official bag drop. Bags can however be left in the Leisure Centre hall, but this is done at your own risk.

Water: To reduce plastic waste we will be using recyclable cups on the course. Please dispose of your cups in the roadside bins after the water stations. We also encourage runners to also bring own recyclable water bottles for the start/finish, which can be refilled.

Facilities: Toilets, changing and shower facilities are all available at the Leisure Centre. 

Finish/Spectator area: Thank you to the following organisations who will be at the start/finish area:

Other:  Runners are not permitted to race with dogs or buggies. No in-ear headphones allowed due to sections of the course having other road users, in accordance with current England Athletics rules. This is for your safety, so that you can hear marshal instructions and warnings clearly. Bone conductor type headphones are permitted. Any runner wearing in-ear headphones will be disqualified from the race.

The race is run through the New Forest which is shared by lots of horses, cows, pigs and other animals. Please respect this, and make sure you give these animals space if you see them stampeding.

Course Map:

Solent Half Course

Whilst the whole course is marshalled, we are also providing two escape routes in-case you need to return to the HQ. Please let the nearest marshal know if you need to take these.

See you Sunday, GOOD LUCK AND ENJOY!

Vicki Clarke

Hardley Runners Race Director


Previous results and pictures

Click here for previous results back to 2006.

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Last updated 26-May-2022.

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