Olympic Marathon, London 2012

what's the course going to be?

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14/07/2005 at 21:32

Wonder what route the 2012 Olympic Marathon will follow?

It's a shame that they can't re-use the route from Windsor Castle to White City where the 26.2 miles became the distance for the first time.

I'm not sure of the distances involved . . can it start in front of Buckingham Palace on The Mall and finish at the Olympic Stadium or is that too far?

And will they have a practise run beforehand that we can enter . . as they did in Sydney in 2000 . . and if they do . . what's the betting you've got to raise loads for charidee to get a place?

Any thoughts?
15/07/2005 at 00:10
Is there a sufficient area for pens, baggage, changing etc on the Mall? Also the current start has 3 different starting points - how would they manage that starting in central London?

Interesting question though. One to think about.
15/07/2005 at 08:19
I saw a map about 6 months ago which suggested twice round the city centre taking in sights like the embankment and Buck House. Then off to the Olympic Stadium for the finish.
15/07/2005 at 08:23
Oh No, it's 3 laps, I hate laps.

London 2012 Marathon Route
15/07/2005 at 10:58
Good job you're not running it then, isn't it?
15/07/2005 at 14:13

thanks Bogtrotter . . you've just prevented months of idle yet fruitless speculation ;)

shame we can't have a Forum Feed Station at Mudchute though innit . .
15/07/2005 at 17:11
Now that's an idea Rich (not Mudchute, obviously)!

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