Yes it definatly was a lovely race - both me and my other half keen on doing it next year!!
I used this race as a training race for Berlin and ended up finishing in a faster time than i did in the London Marathon. Lovely course, friendly marshalls and well stocked drink stations and a great medal, and a bonus of running past about five stags with huge antlers in Richmond Park, i also loved the cooling rain and the fact it was on a Saturday, could still go out for a few beers on Saturday night.
What a day !! I was one of the marshalls at Barnes train bridge and boy oh boy....did it RAIN !! Never done a marathon marshal before and never marshalled at a water / aid station so it was pretty frantic at times......hard not to panic and tried to give you all you needed and pretty quick at that !! Great fun tho and many thanks for all of you who thanked us on the day and since. I have always thanked marshals and been appreciative of them up until now anyway, but after that experience I will be even more so.
Possum hopper - I think we briefly chatted on saturday. Thank you for your support, your encouragement.
Possum Hopper, without people like you events like this couldn't happen. All of you on the day did an amazing job considering the weather... I think when we all signed up, you included probably, we though we'd need sun block not arm bands! Thanks again
Hi I had a great day with a pb at the end so can't and shouldn't complain. The really heavy rain started for me in my last half hour and pegged me back a little in the run-in through Richmond Park that is mostly uphill. But the run along the river path was great and this was overall the fastest course of the seven I've run this year. So I was buzzing at the finish and can thoroughly recommend this event. Good organisation generally, a great idea to have the spagetti at the end - really good. One quibble only - that mile markers would really help as it was a little frustrating not to know the distance covered. However this was better in the run back from the turn as one then knew roughly where one was. But mile markers would definitely help and make this the perfect marathon. Thanks to all the marshalls for braving the atrocious conditions later in the day. The school provides a great base as well - one of the best I've come across. Happy days!
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