London Marathon change of start!!

I just got the letter! Oh no!!

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15/04/2012 at 09:26
I just got the letter from the organisers about them having to move the start to Richmond Park due to the building works in docklands for the olympics.

Oh no!!

I looked on a map - richmond park is MILES away from greenwich park. This really screws up my plans!! Also the revised route from the enclosed map looks a lot hillier.

Surely they could have let us know a bit sooner?! Such a big change just 1 week out is criminal!!
15/04/2012 at 09:31
I am staying on the Strand, close to the finish line. Public transport to greenwich was easy. Richmond looks like much more of a journey.

Oh well, as long as they don't make the run any longer than 26 miles!!!
15/04/2012 at 09:59
Am i reading the letter right? You now have to go BACK to richmond after the finish to pick up your after-race clothes! I thiught they were moved to the finish? Help!! Can anybody confirm, i'm starting to panic now!
15/04/2012 at 12:17


I've got the same letter!

Do you know if there is a good kebab shop near Richmond ?  I always have a chicken kebab a few hours before my long run.

15/04/2012 at 12:21
I'm thinking I might camp on Richmond Park on Saturday night.
15/04/2012 at 12:45
My hotel booking came as part of a travel package.

Am i the only one angry about this? It's very lare notice, surely?
15/04/2012 at 13:21
It's a load of nonsense!
The start locations are nowhere near the Olympic park and the finish, again, is even further away from the Docklands/Olympic area.
This is some turd with no life 'doing some mischief' - don't be taken in by this kind of C**P!! You should be enjoying your taper and looking forward to next Sunday
15/04/2012 at 13:28
I'm pretty sure it's official? Contains my race number and comes from marathon hq?
15/04/2012 at 13:39
I'm soooo tempted to be really harsh with my reply, but it's a Sunday so I'll be gentle!
The organisers don't send out race numbers for London! The expo, from next Wednesday, is the only place you can pick up your race pack (which I'm sure you know) Go to the Virgin Marathon website and type in 'Finish Line'
The letter you have received is recyclable, I'd suggest you do just that
15/04/2012 at 13:43
haha CO I think you have just been referred to as a " turd with no life" *snigger*
15/04/2012 at 13:43
I got the same letter too!  Also due to asterity they are having to reduce the number of portaloos so they are asking the men to use the bushes where possible.
Cheerful Dave    pirate
15/04/2012 at 13:49
I heard that they've circulated a letter to local residents asking if they mind people using their front gardens.
15/04/2012 at 13:52
Yep, front gardens for peeing, rear gardens for pooing
15/04/2012 at 13:54
It's a win-win, given the national drought state of emergency.

Actually there's a fertilser shortage expected this year too. Maybe squeezing one out in the middle of somebody's front lawn, should you need to, is the way forwards.
15/04/2012 at 14:02
No shortage of a**holes though, myself included
Enjoy that sunshine folks.
15/04/2012 at 15:56
Looks like we'll have to move the mile 17 support point from Mudchute then. Anyone told TP yet? I'm pretty sure the new route though is only 25.2 miles. Would be interesting to see what a garmin makes it out as.
15/04/2012 at 17:58
At least 28 miles as Garmins are never wrong.
15/04/2012 at 18:25

My garmin says its 26.6 miles does any know if they are accurate with their measurements or round it up to finish in the Mall ?

15/04/2012 at 18:32
I would suggest running the route and just stopping when your Garmin clocks 26.2. The sweep bus should drop you back off at the 'finish' right?
15/04/2012 at 19:43

Candy - will be at Richmond next Sunday - if you say that's where to be then I'll be there! 


Mad Old C~nt

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