Hi, Race Director here!
I won't get involved in the general forum thread, but want you to know that I am here if you need info or anything. If you want to direct a question to me, please do so and I will answer asap. Of course, you can also email me if you prefer.
Hope to see you at the race.......
Hello - the coach will probably leave Cassiobury at 9am. We haven't yet finalised how long the journey will take, but you will be advised when you should be there in your race pack. You can leave kit at the finish before you board the coach to the start and/or you can leave kit at the start - we will take any baggage left at the start back to Cassiobury Park (the finish!). Clear as mud but hope you understand!
Am i being naive here??
Point to point or straight run Half marathon...Point to point sounds map and compassy??
Sounds a good event though
Hi, yes there are toilets at the start and the finish.
Tony, it is a straightforward half marathon - the point to point meaning it isn't a loop course, i.e. start and finish at different points. However, map and compass sounds like a good idea ...... maybe next year!!
I am in, and talked a couple of other Benfleeters into doing this one.
We were part of the support crew for one of our guys doing the GUCR 145 miler this year, and the route along the canal is very scenic (even in the rain !) but a little narrow in places...
Anyone know if the start is reasonably accessible on foot or bus?
I did the Down Tow Up Flow (or Up Tow Down Flow, whatever) and thoroughly enjoyed it. This one looks interesting, but I'm wondering how public transport friendly it is. This from the entry form:
"You can either park at the finish in Cassiobury Park and take the coach provided to the start (£5) or park at Cowley and make your own way back to your car afterwards."
Assuming I can get to the start venue in time by train from Reading, how will I get back after running the race?
I've worked out that Watford tube is very close to Cassiobury Park if that helps.
I have some info for you.....
Cowley:The nearest tube station to Cowley is Uxbridge, which is approx 1.2 miles away (nice warm-up J!). The nearest railway station to Cowley is West Drayton, which is 1.5miles away – there are probably buses I would think, along Cowley High Street
Watford:Nearest tube is right next to Cassiobury Park (Watford). Nearest rail is Watford West, which is 0.6 miles away
The bus timetable from Watford to Uxbridge is here: http://www.londonbusroutes.net/times/724.htm#Sun_
It all adds to the fun !
Hope this helps, but if you need more please shout!
Thanks Claire. Looking at the tube and bus timetables and maps, I can see that I won't be able to make this one. Too many variables.
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