2024 Geelong Half Marathon

April 9, 2024

A big thank you to everyone involved in the 2024 Geelong Half Marathon and 5 km Run. Special thanks to our fabulous partners – The Running Company Geelong, as well as GPC Squad for the lead cyclists and pacers, Eileen Sims from Feast Geelong as Event MC, Barwon Water and East Fruit Market.

Thanks to your participation, we will again be making a substantial contribution to the Barwon Health Foundation for the Andrew Love Cancer Centre here at the Geelong University Hospital, so they can continue their vital work.

With slightly warm but otherwise near perfect running conditions, Harry Norman was fastest male over the 21.1 km, in the outstanding time of 66 mins 47 secs,  adding to Harry’s amazing times over numerous other distances.

“The Geelong Half Marathon was a fantastic event. I have been building up training for the upcoming XCR season and the half marathon was a perfect opportunity to test myself over a distance I had not raced prior to this weekend. The course was fast, flat and protected from the wind which ensured for great racing!”

Fastest female was Tokyo Olympian, Ellie Pashley, in 73 mins 4 secs (a course record).\

“I really enjoyed the run today, half marathons are always hard, but I felt like there were a lot more people out on course than when I’d done the event previously so the atmosphere was great. My half marathon PB is 1:09:14 and marathon is 2:26:20. I’m currently training for Hamburg marathon in 3 weeks.

For new runners I think building up slowly is key. This way you can run consistently with less injury risk and will reap the rewards long term. Seeking a running coach is a great way to help you do it safely and to keep you accountable.“

Ellie’s reflections shortly after the Tokyo Olympics are also most interesting.

Hope to see everyone back for the Geelong Half Marathon in April 2025.

Related Articles

Pro Feet Podiatry 8km Handicap

Another pleasant Sunday morning greeted the 82 competitors who turned out for the running of the Pro Feet Podiatry 8 km handicap at Portarlington. The numbers were down slightly due

Read More
Active Feet 6km Handicap

A perfect morning for running saw a bumper field of 125 turn out for the Active Feet 6km handicap at South Barwon Reserve on Sunday. The new course which included some grassy sections was

Read More