Hi Muttley! That's a shame, would be good to see you there. Could you take a train from Reading to West Drayton, then jog to the start (1.5 miles). Then take a train from Watford to reading - take around 1hr 50mins I think ..... any good?
Actually, taking a closer look it might be feasible. Train to W Drayton is no prob, but the return journey is. According to the tube website it'll be three or four changes, part tube and part bus and journey time about 90 minutes. That'll mean a total of 2 hrs to Reading, and a multitude of tickets.
*Two minutes later*
The trainline.com website gives a reasonable service from Watford Junction to Euston and thence to Paddington and onwards. Multimap says Watford Jn is about a mile from the finish.
You're such a smooth talker Claire I'll have to think about the logistics but it suddenly looks much more do-able.
I do my best
Hope it works out and we see you there!
Hmmm - I will mention it to RW - it is definitely NOT Oxford! It is Uxbridge ......
They probably thought it was Oxbridge. Posh lot they are at RW towers ...
I'm in. Just entered online. It'll make for a long day, but why not. This is what our weekends are for.
Hi Muttley. Yeah, this one looked interesting and I haven't run around there before.
I'm trying to do a race a month and get back into some sort of shape (well, less of a round shape). Oct - Croydon 10k, Nov - Canal, Dec - Bedford, Jan - ??? Not sure yet and Feb - Meon Valley Plod.
Thinking of entering, but concerned about my slow time and being the last to cross the finish line. I appreciate someone has to be last, but my fragile ego won't stand it!!
Anyone else running about 2.20?
I doubt very much 2:20 will be last DM2. I just looked at last years results for the Bedford Half Marathon as an example and a bunch of people came in at around 2:20. The last person to finish was at 3:01:52 so nothing to worry about especially as Bedford is underlating and I imagine the Cancal path is flat as a flat thing.
My first half was Tunbridge Wells about 6 years ago. I did it in 3:35 and got beaten by an 80 year old speed walker but I still wasn't last.
Is the organiser around?
I'm considering this one, but my times have been around 3.15 so far (though on courses with some hills). Is there going to be a cut off? With it being a small field I don't know if they'll be able to cater for slow folks like me.
We have no problem at all with you entering the race - you are very welcome .
See you there .......
Claire, I'd really like to do this as it sounds like a lovely race, just wondered if the race entry info pack would contain a map of both where the start and finish are? If someone came to meet me at the end would it be easy to find if they went to the park from watford underground station?
Glad to hear you're thinking of joining us. We certainly will be sending out maps of the start and finish in the packs. The Watford Metropolitan underground is right next to Cassiobury Park and if your friend went into the park, I am sure it would be quite apparent where the finish is (lots of tape around!). We are aiming to finish quite close to the cafe there so that you folks can easily get tea/coffee/great big slices of cake, etc!! (and me too ..... well I will have worked fairly hard too ......)
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