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The P&O Antrim Coast Half-Marathon 2021 officially launches | Registration now open

Two time British Record Holder, and 2nd in this year’s race Marc Scott, and 5 time Olympian & British Olympic great Jo Pavey have officially launched the 2021 P&O Antrim Coast Half -marathon which will take place on the August bank holiday weekend - Sunday 29th August.

A host of distance running stars have already confirmed their place immediately in next year’s starting line-up including, this year’s Women’s race winner Lily Partridge, Berlin marathon 4th placer Scott Overall, local favourite and Commonwealth Games 4th place finisher Kev Seaward, as well as  Team England. 

With global headline stars set to be announced in the new year it promises to be one of the leading half marathons in Europe in 2021.

The 2020 elite only race, streamed live to over 40’000 viewers and saw 35 of the 62 runners, run personal bests making it the fastest half marathon ever in Ireland, and the fastest domestic half marathon ever in the UK with 2nd and 3rd  finishers in the men’s race ranking 3rd and 4th in the UK all-time list.  There were also age group world records for Tommy Hughes and Gary O’Hanlon.  Irish all-comers records were also set by 2020 race winners Sir Mo Farah in 60 min 27 sec and Lily Partridge in 71:36 seconds.

The newly certified IAAF course is one of the fastest half marathons anywhere in the world, set in the stunning backdrop of the Antrim Coast road, race organisers have set the bold ambition this year of becoming the first half marathon ever in Ireland to run a sub 60 minute men’s and sub 70 minute women’s race.

Other big news will be welcoming back the masses in which record numbers are already confirmed for the 2021 event.  In light of this year’s global pandemic, the event is now pleased to offer every runner the opportunity to ensure their entry in case of cancellation but are optimistic that the masses will all get to run the picturesque course.

New for 2021, and launching in the beginning of March will be the first ever P&O Antrim Coast Kid’s mini marathon, where all age groups will be welcome and will be joined by some of the headline stars on the day, so please watch out for further news on all official race platforms and website.


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