Hi - the people at nice work were really helpful when i called and said they had details for each of their individual events as to whether a buggy would be permitted and that they would contact anyone they needed to confirm if they didn't know. They thought some of their events do so I would try them first (as all the ones I asked like paddock wood, Brentwood etc said no).
Parkrun incidentally is brilliant with a buggy - why more events can't be like that I don't know. Pre baby we took part in a number of events in California and its common practice to take part with a buggy.
I appreciate that it would be annoying to have buggies in the thick of the pack, but I was perfectly happy to start at the back, not get a time or anything, just wanted to make it a family day out!
Hi - am looking to do a spring half marathon in London/SE somewhere and would ideally like to take part with the baby in a running buggy.
I know I can parkrun with the buggy, but does anyone know of any 10 milers/half marathons which permit you to do so? I tried Paddock Wood HM who said no (I guess its too crowded and they say their insurance doesnt cover it) - am looking to get back into it post baby and would like to get something in the diary! thank you
Hi Delaney - I am a beginner too from a running background, and am thinking about joining a club myself at the moment - Tri London are based in Islington/Highbury way, or East London Tri are at Woodford/Walthamstow - have some details from both, so email me if you want to come along and give them a try with me sometime!
just to wish everyone good luck - my first time at London too (only took up tri 3 months ago) and here's hoping it doesn't rain as I am not a good enough cyclist for that! and yes, I am feeling very nervous.......
I like Serpentine Lido in Hyde Park, a really lovely venue where you can just turn up and swim in a sectionned off part of the river, open 10 till 6pm every day, £4. 110m, Lifeguards, bike parking, cafe, sun loungers and a childrens paddling pool! Wetsuits permitted. Swim for Tri also do coached sessions in the evenings, but haven't done these. (http://www.serpentinelido.com/)