Old Deer Park Richmond Half Marathon

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18/01/2014 at 14:21
hey everyone,
I have entered this years race and i'm so excited to run there for the first time
I have emailed the event organisers twice but haven't had a response so was wondering if anyone could help me?
Are any of you running this half? Does anyone know when we should receive our race packs by?
Thanks in advance
21/01/2014 at 22:40

Hey Lisa, 

I'm not sure when the race packs will be sent out for Old Deer Half specifically, but Energized Sports usually send them out a week or so before their events if I remember rightly. 

Hope this helps. 

31/01/2014 at 20:59

Hello, this race is going to be so much fun! Hopefully, we get them soon, because I'm coming from Finland.

Do you know something about the course? How many laps are we running and is the starting time 9.15 or 9.00?


Thanks a lot! 

04/02/2014 at 15:48

Hi Nina,

hope your well & looking forward to the Race  The Race starts at 9am and it's 2laps!!

Hope that helps.

Take care & have a lovely week,

Linz x

05/02/2014 at 15:38

Thanks everyone this is my first time there too, im travelling from Enfield. I thought the start time was 9:15? Xx

05/02/2014 at 21:18

I too am running this, should be fun! Hopefully the weather won't be shocking and we can all run well!!

06/02/2014 at 10:17

I'm signed up for this too. Not received a race pack yet and no replies to an email I sent the organiser a fortnight ago.

Has anyone else heard anything further yet?


06/02/2014 at 10:31

Actually just heard back from them!

"We are sending out emails today with a race info doc and race packs will be sent out in 10 days time."

07/02/2014 at 10:37

Hi guys,

I've been running on parts of this route over the last couple of weeks and its fair to say its an absolute quagmire - it was so bad last week that i'm going to have to rethink my training run this weekend. Anyone else a bit concerned about this?

08/02/2014 at 20:51

Guys, is the route flooded?  I was due to do Wokingham tomorrow but it was cancelled due to flooding.  Looking at some tweets, the old deer park looks like it might flooded - well parts of it - but i'm not local so can't tell?  Any ideas?


09/02/2014 at 13:07

I'm not local, but I did some Googling and found this article from Jan 31st: http://www.itv.com/news/london/2014-01-31/london-on-flood-alert/


 "High waters at the Old Deer Park in Richmond."


11/02/2014 at 09:32

You can barely walk down some parts of it let alone run. A few puddles are okay, but when i ran down there last week it was pretty bad and its also very uneven and narrow in parts. Im not risking it.

11/02/2014 at 18:29
I will be gutted if it is canceled. This was a race in prep for my Marathon in April, I think I may rethink my training run this week because this doesn't sound good at all
11/02/2014 at 21:10

I am not entering, really worried about the flooding firstly as it's not going to get any better but also just the condition of the ground, i can imagine wading through mud on some parts, just with the sheer amount of runners going through the area, not just once but twice.  I tweeted a local who put a tweet about the park being flooded and she said it was not as bad now but she wasn't sure about the entire course.


16/02/2014 at 21:37
Hi, does anyone know what the conditions are like under foot? I have emailed the organisers and been advised parts of the Old Deer Park are flooded but not the route the half marathon takes but not sure what it's like underfoot and PB conditions?
17/02/2014 at 11:28

i e-mailed the organisers last week to see if the event was still on;to date i received NO answer,also NO race pack as yet?

17/02/2014 at 12:02
Chocoholic runner wrote (see)
Hi, does anyone know what the conditions are like under foot? I have emailed the organisers and been advised parts of the Old Deer Park are flooded but not the route the half marathon takes but not sure what it's like underfoot and PB conditions?


i think there is a "park run" that is run close to where the start of this race is;ive just checked the home page of that run and it WAS run last saturday and in the photos of sats run i didnt see any evedence of flooding (thats not to say there isnt any anywhere else on the course)...

in view of the conditions in the area it would be nice for the organisers to come on here to reasure us that the race is ok to go ahead;ive goit 4 months of hard training gonig into this!!!

17/02/2014 at 14:36

Completely agree. I emailed them and they said that they are optimistic that it will still go ahead but if its cancelled they will let us know Friday. I'm hoping it still goes ahead,

17/02/2014 at 17:42

I think the issues will be with the sections of the route that go alongside the river from kew bridge to richmond  - this often gets flooded even when it's not been raining for 2 months solid  !

I was running along the river path further upstream kingston to hampton court, and this was impassible last weekend, had to turn back.

17/02/2014 at 17:51

@ pizzapat i haven't received my race pack yet either

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