Thames Path 100

100 mile point to point run from Richmond to Oxford

1,861 to 1,880 of 2,426 messages
22/11/2012 at 10:34

A true Gent, Thanks Mr F

26/11/2012 at 10:14

Ran (or waded) most of the route between Henley and Marlow last night and its very flooded between Henley and Hurley. Had to take a detour onto the road which was not much fun. I've learned that its definitely worth checking for flood warnings before you head out, especially in the dark.

26/11/2012 at 10:21
I DiD the Thames path 50 a number if years ago in flooded conditions. So much of the course had to be rerouted over roads. I've got photos of us wading down a country road with water up to our waists, people were holding their ruck sacks up to stop them dipping in the water!! If I knew how to post photos on here I'd show you, they really are great pics!
26/11/2012 at 10:48
Spoke with James yesterday on this. Still a long while to go. There are some contingency routes but if there was bad flooding, it would have to be a postponement. Fingers crossed as its a nice route and I don't want a life jacket added to the mandatory equipment list :P
26/11/2012 at 14:55
O don't think I've ever run alongside the Thames without it either being sloppy or flooded! Feeling stronger than this time last year so just a matter of keeping it going now over the dark winter months
27/11/2012 at 09:57

From Henley along the path wasn't too bad, but after the deer park the thames path became the thames river. I'd really like to beat my Thames trot time from last year but I think waste high water might slow me down a bit.


12/12/2012 at 11:49
Why won't my posts appear here?!
12/12/2012 at 11:50
Oh that one did, shame about the two other lengthy ones! Grrr
12/12/2012 at 11:52
Shortened version.... Having two week stay in Goring at the minute so plenty of running opportunities up and down the river. Looks so beautiful in the early morning thick fog and frost. Hope everyone is training well and keeping niggle free?
12/12/2012 at 16:57
Ah enjoying the facilities are you mr f?
12/12/2012 at 18:12
Indeed lirish. First time in 13yrs, about time I got my moneys worth! Awesome. I take it you've been too?
12/12/2012 at 19:05
No happily I've never had the need, though if I do go my full thirty without having been I may make up an ailment just to pop down for a look
12/12/2012 at 19:35
It's free in retirement which I didn't realise. You don't carry on paying your subs but only entitled to 5 day visits. Can't rate it highly enough.
12/12/2012 at 19:41
Well hopefully you're not in for anything serious and you're ready for the new year and the build up to the TP100
13/12/2012 at 08:43
Thankfully nothing that's going to get in the way of my TP schedule!
29/12/2012 at 10:18
Morning all. Hope you had a great Christmas and are ready to kick on jn the new year towards race day! Full of a head and chest cold at the minute which doesn't want to shift so no running for me but as soon as it clears il be hitting the trails again!
29/12/2012 at 11:44

Glad it's not just me Mr.F I can't get out the chair. This cold has knocked me for six.

Edited: 29/12/2012 at 11:46
29/12/2012 at 13:49
Ill also- any TP100 runners out there who are healthy!? Does anyone live between the Henley to Streatley section and has been on the trail recently? Is it flooded and impassable? I wanted to do the 20 something miles, stay in Streatley and then do the reverse, but don't fancy a swim.
29/12/2012 at 14:28
Hi all. I feel like a bit of an imposter here. I've been asked by a running friend to crew her for the thames100 and I wanted to get your advice having run it the previous years. What would you want from someone supporting you? Are there specific areas that are difficult (technical/mental) where it'd be good for us to be?

Good luck with your training!
29/12/2012 at 19:53
Emmy - supporting runners is generally good fun. You should enjoy it. Typically it is pretty straight forward but I think a couple of useful tips are :

- Find out what the runner expects from you. For example how often they want to see you, what food and drink they like to be ready for them and any kit they want handy. Some people like to change shoes etc.
- keep in mind that they will likely be in a different mood at various points of the race. Encourage them and keep them moving along as best you can. Maybe some tough love if need be.
- concentrate on the runner. They don't need to know if you had trouble finding the meeting point, are tired or hungry. To be honest they are unlikely to care

It is fun, enjoy.
1,861 to 1,880 of 2,426 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

RW Forums