Hyde Park 20Mile Marathon Prep Run

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18/03/2013 at 09:21

Hi just wanted to start a thread for this, looking forward to running hyde park.

Has anyone run this before? Not many details on the site, I am guessing its laps of the inner park?

18/03/2013 at 09:55
Hello there I've just signed up to it! Not sure where the laps are it doesn't seem to say on the website we could email the race organiser though?
18/03/2013 at 11:13

I read somewhere the start is from the bandstand, however there is more than one I am sure?!

I would guess though it would be the one at Marble Arch?

Just emailed the organiser, lets see!



18/03/2013 at 11:54
From the organiser:   Laps are 4miles, the run will be anticlockwise around the park.  The bandstand we are using is the one closest to the south east corner of the park.  The run starts at 9:45
18/03/2013 at 14:17

also just entered, does anyone know is there parking in the park on a sunday?

18/03/2013 at 15:02

From memory, there is parking over by the ritz and the hotels. However it is not that cheap having parked there a couple of years ago.


Hyde park is well connected via the tube which is what I am going to use.



18/03/2013 at 15:03
More from the organizers:   Lucozade and water  will be provided during the run, in bottles. No gels this year

Unfortunately it's not sectioned off however I have tried to use less busy paths (let's hope for the best

18/03/2013 at 15:27

Hi does anyone know what the time limit is for this race? I'd love to do it but i think it'll take me 4 hours.  

18/03/2013 at 16:22

Seems a lot of money for a run in a park that is free to run in.

18/03/2013 at 18:46

thanks for that sajstars.


rakhee, im really slow, im assuming as its a training run theres no time limit.

18/03/2013 at 19:56

Hi all,


Hope you are looking forward to the run on Sunday, no limit on time we will keep the gantry open until the last runner is in.

Hopefully running within pace groups will help your training for the big day.


Any other questions please let me know 



20/03/2013 at 09:50

Hey Rakee... I am planning on doing the 20 mile run but it will take me about 5 hours. Are you planning to run it in about 4?

20/03/2013 at 13:04

Hi Seany, yeah I think it'll take me around 4 hours.  I did a 19 mile run last weekend which took me 3:40.

20/03/2013 at 13:31

Wow... I did 15k last week in 1hr 16m which was my longest distance to date so this will be challenging!! 

Any tips? Thanks!

20/03/2013 at 13:41
Loftus Road Runner wrote (see)

Seems a lot of money for a run in a park that is free to run in.

I agree!


20/03/2013 at 13:55

Can't help agreeing. You could all have arranged to meet and brought drinks, gels etc...

20/03/2013 at 14:04

Isn't the money going to charity? 

20/03/2013 at 14:31

I entered this one on Sunday but not heard anything since, will I get sent the timing chip and bib in the post or will have to collect on Sunday?


20/03/2013 at 19:29

Hopefully you will get your race pack before the day, we sent them out on Monday first class.  If not you can get a new one on the day.

Sorry for those that feel its a lot of money, i tried to keep the cost as low as possible, it is one of the cheapest long distance runs around and yes a pound of every entrant goes to charity along with all the money raised by the masseurs on the day.

The idea behind the run is a mass training run where you wil get a chance to meet other marathon runners, pick up some tips and hopefully get that all improtant 20mile run at the pace you will be running on the day in a race format.  I really hope that when the marathon comes round you will look back and think that this run did help to prepare you for the marathon day.

Best Wishes




20/03/2013 at 19:52


i want to enter the run.

was just wondering if anyone knew if i can still enter on the day??

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