Thames Trot 50 Training

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01/02/2013 at 14:13

Has CP3 changed to Goring station?

01/02/2013 at 14:16

Not yet although my hubby was able to run along the stretch of the Thames after Purley just yesterday.  I wouldn't be surprised if we can re-join the Thames after Purley and then have to leave it again the other side of Reading.  Would be nice to run along the river just a tad.

01/02/2013 at 14:19

Karal, that's just how I read it.  CP3 is now at the station as that's the side we approach Goring.

01/02/2013 at 14:36
Andrew u.k. wrote (see)

Anyone not got the emails pm me again as I'm not sure who got them and who didin't.

I have the crs file also to upload to garmin if required.


Good luck everyone. I'll be at the back going very slowly and enjoying the sunshine!

I didn't get a reply but for some reason it won't let me PM you again, maybe you have too many messages in your inbox  I'll also be plodding along slowly at the back

01/02/2013 at 14:44

Andrew uk can you pm me the gpx file also thanks

01/02/2013 at 14:53

Karla - I emailed Steve at Go Beyond and he just confirmed that CP 3 is indeed now at Goring Station. He's sending out the rest of the route shortly ...

01/02/2013 at 15:33
Any news ? Nothing about rest of route.
01/02/2013 at 15:50
The route was in my junk mail (worth checking if you haven't received it yet). I found it quite confusing, even the first part to Abingdon via Kennington which I know really well (I think they want us to follow the cycle path and come back onto the road at Kennkngton, but I can't work out quite where to join the path or whether we're supposed to go out via Donnie Bridge or the ring road). I'll be taking my phone with google maps and will probably just end up making it up as I go along.
I'm just about to go out for a short run to see whether my foot is OK. It's stopped hurting, but I'm still undecided about whether to run at all. I'd really like to if I can though.
01/02/2013 at 16:15

Well I'm finding the route description from CP 5 to the finish to be completely incomprehensible.

01/02/2013 at 16:24

Something like this?

I've missed out the CP 4 to CP 5 since that's unchanged.

01/02/2013 at 16:28
Well, yes it's disappointing not to be Original route, even more that I'm full of cold, haven't trained enough, ache like hell but hey.....lets have a great day!

The sun will be out, the sky will be blue......don't know the route so I'm gonna follow you!!
01/02/2013 at 16:41

julian: just the section from CP5? You're doing better than me!

...and now they're recommending trail shoes again!

01/02/2013 at 16:52

Julian, there's a little wiggle just around Sonning Eye, off to the left and missing out the roundabout

01/02/2013 at 16:53

yes I'm going to start in my trail shoes and leave random pairs of road shoes with anyone who might turn up at a checkpoint to see me  

01/02/2013 at 17:18
Sorry if I haven't emailed anyone with the gps, trying to forward emails on my phone didn't seem to work that well.

I'll try to email the complete gpx and crs files later tonight or early tomorrow morning again.

I can't wait. Good luck everyone.

I really recommend the viewranger app for mapping on your phone rather than Google maps. It's free and gives you much more information and they also have free maps showing footpaths.
Edited: 01/02/2013 at 17:20
01/02/2013 at 17:24
Thanks Andrew. What youve done so far has been great. if you could email the complete stitched route together, would appreciate it.

Also saw the suggestion for trail shoes.

Like touie, I might leave shoes with someone and then changeover at CP2 or 3. Seems to be a fair bit of road in first 15-20 miles ?
01/02/2013 at 17:24
For android phones, try backcountry navigator. It's not free but only 5-6 quid. Loads the OS maps up. And can also load garmin gpx tracks.
Edited: 01/02/2013 at 17:25
01/02/2013 at 17:28

Here's the route from Andrew loaded onto Garmin Connect - you'll have to cut & paste the link, (links don't work in Safari)

To download to your Garmin, click "Send To Device" on the menu bar above the map and it should download next time you sync...


Edited: 01/02/2013 at 17:29
01/02/2013 at 18:11

Here is the final route, even the CP5-Finsh section.

You can then export from movescount in a GPX or KML file if you want to but Google earth on an iPhone is by the best way to find your way around the course.

Looks like it is about 42-ish miles. That's road miles so lots of pounding.


01/02/2013 at 18:24
Thought cp4-5 was trail still hence the suggestion of trail shoes.

One of the spreadsheets says 43 miles.
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