Thames Meander Marathon

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08/08/2013 at 09:34

I did 10 miles this morning and hoping to do a couple of 3 milers and 6 miles the sat before the race. Already tapering hope not too soon.

Note to self: Don't drink too much winethe night before 10 miles it makes it very hard to get up early and the run wasn't that easy too.

10/08/2013 at 22:25

Did 10 miles today at marathon pace then another 2 at 5km pace just give myself a boost!  Taper time so 3-4 runs this week with a 1 hour run next weekend at marathon pace again.  

No mile markers I see now?  Hummm.  Might run with my Iphone without earphones to shout split times at me - or is that banned too?  

11/08/2013 at 15:03


if you are still interested in a place email me on . Fredric I will ask my husband to email you regarding a place.




14/08/2013 at 14:35

Came across this one too late. It would have been nice to run around some of my old training routes. Will have to add it to next years "to do" list.

14/08/2013 at 18:17

Not liking the long range forecast. Looks like we might be in for a hot one!

14/08/2013 at 22:52


I have sent you an email

15/08/2013 at 07:55


Maybe a bit short notice, but does anyone have an entry going spare? I was due to be going on Hols over the bank holiday but will now be at home and would love to runcourse race!

If anyone knows anyone please let me know and I'd happily reimburse for it.

Thanks and safe miles

15/08/2013 at 20:06

Yipee I'm in now does anyone know which is the nearest parkrun to the start, for my husband to do while waiting

15/08/2013 at 23:09

Pinkbug - there are several nearby. There is one in Richmond Park, Kingston and Bushy is not far away. My hubby and daughters may well be attending Richmond.

Am tapering and suffering from headaches, neckaches, calf aches Why does that always happen? Fortunately I know I will bouncing around as usual come the day

16/08/2013 at 10:08

Thanks Chilibean and goodluck

19/08/2013 at 20:25

Close to the big day now - taper is going OK, hope that's the same for everyone else!

Bit strange, now that I've cut back, starting to feel niggles, aches and pains!  How's that work?  Maybe it's just in my head.  Just want to start the run now - although looking forward to a few days of carb loading first  

See you all at the start line!

19/08/2013 at 21:21

Only a few day's to go strangely looking forward this, no expectations other then a good day, weathers' looking good as well!

happy carb loading all!

20/08/2013 at 08:46

G-Baker - Welcome to the taper madness You'll feel fine on the day but it's your mind telling you that something is wrong!

After my 30 mile ultra and marathon over the weekend my legs are not feeling too prepared for the race this weekend! I'm just hoping to take it easy and focus on checkpoint to checkpoint. For those that have never done the race - Mel's cooking is absolutely delicious!

20/08/2013 at 11:34

Thanks Emmy!  Unknown territory for me - lots of half marathons but never the full distance.  Hope you've got something left in the tank for this weekend!

20/08/2013 at 12:39

Every time you feel a niggle just tell yourself: you've trained for this, you're prepared and you've done the hard work. Now - all that's left is the fun of running the event on the day. The other runners will support you and get you through it!

I'll be focusing on Mel's flapjacks so i'll be fine

20/08/2013 at 16:32





Hi all,left it to late to enter, Has anybody got a race no for sale. Thanks Chris

20/08/2013 at 16:33

Sorry ny no is 01268785467

20/08/2013 at 20:25

And the forecast has improved (ie the temperature has dropped) Things are looking up. G Baker I'm with you - 1st marathon ever. I'll be being very conservative at the back. Just had a very serious deep tissue massage this morning - now covered in bruises, but lots of knots are no longer there! No pain no gain

21/08/2013 at 10:40

Yes not long now. Did 4 miles this morning and it didn't feel nearly lomg enough! Carb loading which I hate next.

21/08/2013 at 12:11

@Chris - it's not advisable to list your private number on a forum. Perhaps contact the RD's and get on the reserve list.

@Redheadedraver - Don't worry about being  at the back. I'll be there too

I'm most likely to be wearing either a bright orange top or a blue vest with: "Follow me and i'll show you an eiffel" on the back.... and i'm redheaded

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