Thames Meander Marathon

New one on me!

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20/05/2012 at 00:05

This looks like a race worthy of some attention.

Does anyone out there have any experience of running it in the past, good or bad?


20/05/2012 at 13:02

Nope, but I've entered anyway. I like Saturday marathons as they don't play quite as much havoc with my wine drinking.

20/05/2012 at 13:09
Good point! Ok, that's good eniugh reason fo rme. P
26/05/2012 at 19:07

Hi Paul, we hosted it last year, it was a small field as we wanted to trial it and it was very successfully received. Saturday marathons give everyone a chance to recover too before trekking back to work. We will have a great race photographer, chip timing, mile markers for the half / full, really nice hot meal post race, fantastic onsite facilities and a great bespoke medal. You'll love the scenery too, every step of the way !


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26/05/2012 at 21:36

This looks superb value for £25, and everything looks very professional so far. The Hermes Running site is pretty cool, you do some nice work David (and Mel).

27/05/2012 at 06:12

Thanks for the nice comments, really appreciated. We have put in place lots of additonal measures to ensure that everyone doing our events has the best experience, we'll also have You Tube feeds of the Runners which seems to be very popular and I am 110% confident that the event will be thoroughly enjoyed by all, we're very dedicated about our runners needs and do take on board what  feedback we get. Have a look at the testamonials on our website and the "about us" bit !  

27/05/2012 at 20:22

Thanks David. The 2011 field may have been small, but it was nonetheless an impressive looking lineup. I recognised at least three massochists from the 100-marathon club that I have met over the years, so if it's good enough for them, who am I to argue?

I just hope that my annual summer holiday doesn't end up getting in the way.

01/06/2012 at 14:03

I'm doing this as one of my pals is a 100 marathon club massochist and he highly rated it. I was running with him at 3 Forts recently and he pointed David out to me....I'm sure he did altho I was slightly delirious.

I have some romantic notion it will be a lovely run alongside the river Thames on a gorgeous sunny summer Saturday....and then I remember I will have to run 26.2 miles !!

I am hoping for a great event and am sure I won't be disappointed. 

07/06/2012 at 12:15

hey Possum Hopper NuNu  recovered after the Kent Roadrunner lol

Can you tell me how it works with running the Half marathon, do they start off at the same point or does the HM start halfway along and finish at the same point, I know I could look but on my phone the signal isnt great and it takes forever to download


07/06/2012 at 13:06

This may be a silly question but i've looked on the website and cannot find the answer - what is the cut off time for the marathon?

09/06/2012 at 22:29

Im in

12/06/2012 at 20:09

Hi Everyone, Sorry for the confusion. Both the half and full start at 9.30am, they follow the same route for about 3 miles then just past the Petersham green area the half goes left along the Thames path to just past Teddington lock then back again, the full goes in the opposite direction to cross Putney bridge then back again. The cut of time is 6 hours for both. Any other questions then please get in touch.  We have the full map on this link now, the half will be available very soon


21/06/2012 at 14:39

The "proof" for the Medal will be ready shortly and when it is we'll post it on the Forum for you all to see, all I can say is that you'll love it !!!    

21/06/2012 at 17:26

what's the nearest train station to the start?

21/06/2012 at 17:43

found a contact number on the entry form so just texted

21/06/2012 at 21:36

Holiday sorted. Back to the UK two days before the race, so the cheque is now in the post.

21/06/2012 at 22:03
Great Paul hope you had a great holiday too.The nearest Train Station to Marymount School is Norbiton, Surrey?? Should be regular trains from Waterloo or Victoria via Clapham Junction being a Sat there won't be engineering works!
21/06/2012 at 22:07

Thanks Melcelt. Raynes Park may be a good bet for me, as I'll be coming from Epsom.

21/06/2012 at 22:21

If I've googled correctly Norbiton is a mile walk from the start so should be ok, I'm planning on getting the sleeper down, looking at 50 minutes from Euston

21/06/2012 at 22:40

Yes, it's about 1.1 miles on foot (1.2 by car). New Malden is only 1.3 miles away too. It looks like a very civilised way to get there, as it's a Saturday and a good rail service likely.

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