HEADING HOME

You will be feeling tired after The Vitality Big Half, so make sure you plan your journey home in advance. The nearest stations are Greenwich station, Cutty Sark DLR station and Maze Hill railway station. Local buses will also be operating to Greenwich town centre. To plan your journey, tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey.

HIGHLIGHTS

For all the photos, videos and reports from The Vitality Big Half, make sure you follow @OfficialBigHalf on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Results

Remember, results will be available on our official website – thebighalf.co.uk – as soon as possible after the race has finished.

Official photos

Official photographs from the day will be available to purchase from sportograf.com.

Recovery

After you’ve completed The Vitality Big Half, you’ll need to take things easy. Make sure you follow these five top tips to aid your recovery.

- Elevate your legs
Immediately after the race elevate your legs if you can. If possible, find a tree and lie under it with your legs raised against the trunk for 10 minutes. This will help reduce the build-up of fluid in your legs.

- Hydration & nutrition
Drink little and often to avoid the risk of over hydrating. If you can, eat within two hours of finishing The Vitality Big Half – this will help to replace the muscle glycogen more quickly and speed your recovery.

- Ice & cold water
Ice and cold water can be used to help relieve any pain you might be feeling. Sit in a bath or pool of cold water to ease pain in your legs, or wrap ice in a wet towel to target a particular area. Don’t put ice directly onto your skin without a towel because this could cause an ice burn.

- Relaxation & sleep
Make sure you plan time for rest and relaxation after the race. Also try to get some daytime naps in during your recovery period.

- Massage
Many runners get a sports massage after running a half marathon. If you don’t regularly get massages and you’re not used to them, just get a very light massage or ‘recovery rub’.

New Challenge

After you’ve run The Vitality Big Half, you might want to consider having another goal to aim for. If so, the Vitality London 10,000 on Monday 27 May 2019 could be just the race for you.