"Down Tow, Up Flow" Thames Towpath Half-Marathon

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15/07/2007 at 11:59
Hi there Viktoria, you should receive your race number any day now as they were posted out on Wed/Thurs.

JohnB - as cyberwebjaws says there is indeed a footbridge, although we would have loved to see you swim it :-)!
15/07/2007 at 18:30
Thanks for race pack. However just seen that presentations are at 12.00- ermm think I will still be running then. Hope Im not the only one!
15/07/2007 at 18:58
I got my race pack thanks.

I just struggled around Wycombe 1/2 in 1.54, I need to get some long runs in this week to try and build some stamina. It's probably a bit late now. Still after the hilly halves i've done this year it will be nice to do a flat one.
15/07/2007 at 22:28
Hi Jegsy, we will play it a bit by ear re: the presentations. It's hard to strike a balance between catching the first runners before they head off and waiting for the bulk of the runners to come in. But one things for sure .... you won't be on your own!

Cyberwebjaws - I don't think you'll be the only one struggl.ing at the Wycombe Half today, it was so muggy. I heard a few people say they'd found it harder than usual. I did my long run in the afternoon and it was still muggy then!

Snakehips - we talked earlier about the graveyard at Cookham. We have found an alternative route and now won't be going through there - just wanted to let you know so that you aren't confused on the day.
16/07/2007 at 00:14
Claire
ran from Maidenhead to Marlow this evening,and due to the adverse weather we have been having,there was a large tree down,on the river streach between bolters lock and cookham.Iam sure it will be moved soon,but just thought you might like to know!!
16/07/2007 at 17:05
aaah, leave it there. I always like a nice steeplechase!

Got my number. I forget what it is now, but it's somewhere between 0 and 400.
16/07/2007 at 17:15
Thanks Snakehips - that must have happened overnight, as I ran the route myself from Windsor to Marlow yesterday afternoon! Thanks very much for the warning.

Neal - :-) will leave a section there just for you!
16/07/2007 at 17:45
My number is 321, lets start a list so we know who to look out for.

Cyberwebjaws, 321, 1.50- 1.59
18/07/2007 at 15:59
can anyone tell me if they think this is a a realistic PB race? MY problem is that i want to go sub 2 hrs and have never managed faster than 2h04 at richmond last year. I am fitter this year but if its not a PB type course then i dont rate my chances. I have entered a half ironman the weekend after, so by running i potentially mess up my Half IM the week after. If you think its not a PB course because of the gates and bridges, PLEASE let me know. I will still run, i will just set up slowly and use it as a training run instead of braking my balls (which i dont have, i am girl!)
18/07/2007 at 16:32
Hi Philippa,

My honest opinion would be for you to use this race as a training run and save yourself for the half ironman. there are enough gates and other interesting features to break up your rhythm enough to make it not realistic.

I'm sure you will have a really good, enjoyable run and good luck at the Half Ironman!
20/07/2007 at 10:34
Hmmm. It's raining, HARD, today. Does anyone think it will be drier running IN the Thames than beside it?!
20/07/2007 at 10:34
That was my 1000th post. COngratulations to me. Thank you!
21/07/2007 at 13:52
Not sure if I will be running now. I injured my ankle on Weds. Then went for a mile jog down to the pub last night, and it hurts to walk on it now. It's up the back of the ankle, it feels like I might pulled or torn something.
22/07/2007 at 20:27
Arrgh cyber u poor thing, fancy pulling something so near to the event. I might b joining u , as ive just found out im almost 3 months pregnant, thats why i struggled to get round the wycombe half, oh well never mind. We can console one another what do you think cyber.
22/07/2007 at 21:27

Come on you Pacemaker -I am looking for a sub 2 hour pacemaker to take me ot a lifetime PB Come on you runners !
22/07/2007 at 21:37
Is this the same Ron Fraser I recall from British Airways years ago by any chance ? curious Suki
22/07/2007 at 21:37
Is this the same Ron Fraser I recall from British Airways years ago by any chance ? curious Suki
23/07/2007 at 10:16
As the plug of water that flooded the Thames headwaters likely to hit east Berkshire in the next 48 hours this race is probably at risk now. The worst of it may well be the other side of Windsor but towpaths are likely to be under water.
23/07/2007 at 11:20
i would imagine they have to cancel it due to the weather. With more rain due, i would imagine it cant be held?
23/07/2007 at 13:04
I'm prepared for cancellation too. I was going to run the Thames 13k at Wallingford yesterday but it was cancelled early on race day as the Thames has flooded the towpath all around the area.

I think even if its totally dry between now and race day it will still be very wet underfoot...but we've got more rain to come...
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