Three2go Lea Valley Trail Marathon

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22/06/2009 at 20:36

Well, I guess it's time we started a thread.

Looks like it is going ahaead and, all being well, will be accurately measured this year.


Are you there? I will e mail you.

03/07/2009 at 22:28

Entries are available now.

If anyone is interested I have booked a Travelodge in Docklands for the night before and wouldn't mind sharing it with someone who has a car and could drive me to Hackney.

E mail me if interested.

04/07/2009 at 11:17

Hello Pam.

I have entered this one too  See you there.

05/07/2009 at 19:47
I'd love to be there, but am a little nervous about running 2 marathons in 7 days after my experiences with the FLM and Halstead.   Is it teddy bears again this year?
05/07/2009 at 20:27

Sir C de C, 

What happened then?

If you are planning Marathons in consecutive weekends then you need to slow the pace a bit. When I was preparing for London to Brighton in October 2000 I first ran Two Bridges 35miles  26/8 in 6-43-27 then Moray Marathon 3/9 in 4-27-14. Then New Forest Marathon 10/9 in 4-47-21 and finally  Battersea Park Marathon 17/9 in 4-17-51. London to Brighton was 1st of October and I just managed to complete it.

. As you can see, of the Marathons the last one was the quickest!

Prior to that I had been running between 4-15 to 4-25 about one a month.

13/07/2009 at 17:43
Has joining in with the wife, this looks like a good way to spand a Saturday taking in the views whist wondering into London...... or have i read this wrong!
13/07/2009 at 19:05

The views of loads of electric pylons are great! Nicest bit is through the country park otherwise it is what you would normally expect on a tow path. Not many boats but there are a few walkers around.

Have done previous events and personally I enjoy it as it is flat and a fastish course. Will be well organised and marshalled.

Would reccomend it as something a bit different from your normal Marathons

13/07/2009 at 20:38

I wonder whether there will be a bit more traffic on the river as it's a bit earlier this year.

As for Halstead and London... the sun came out.   Need I say more?

13/07/2009 at 20:42
It's a shame this race isn't the other way round with the more scenic bits in the latter stages!  Course that would rather defeat the purpose of finishing "in sight of the Olympic stadium". 
13/07/2009 at 21:39
I am going to be under trained for this race
13/07/2009 at 21:53


Does it matter as long as you finish within the time limit? I will be recovering from a 6 day race (30th August) but still intend to give it a go!

By the way, if anyone wants to sponsor me for my 6 day race please e mail me. Charity is  I hope to do 50k per day for 6 consecutive days.

08/08/2009 at 12:09
Just signed up for this. Looks a bit different to the normal road marathons. Trainers acceptable or trail shoes?
08/08/2009 at 12:49

Have decided to ditch Robin Hood in favour of Three2Go.

T&B, you should be fine with road shoes.  They've been perfectly ok the last two years.  It's mostly along towpaths so the surface is generally pretty good.

19/08/2009 at 14:18
Kaz - I am so glad that you are doing this one again. It just wouldn't be the same without you My longest run for this is 15.44 miles of hills in 30c.
19/08/2009 at 18:04
If anyone needs accommodation the night before the race I have a family room booked at the Travelodge in Docklands which I can share. (sorry ladies only!) E mail me if interested
19/08/2009 at 21:55

All right then I'm in again

I seem to be rather busy in September (strange how that happens)

19/08/2009 at 23:09

Hi Joe,

How are you, haven't seen you for a while?

19/08/2009 at 23:21
Now Jow. Are you going to leave your bike in Hackney Marshes this year?
20/08/2009 at 15:36
Nope train this time then jumping on another up to Nottingham for Robin Hood
21/08/2009 at 19:35
Is this one any good for beginner marathon runners? I ran my first in four hours this year and am looking to do more longer runs. Any advice? It's not far from me and I'm bored of the quick 10km this summer...
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