All a bit muddy but ok with that! My concern now is I've got a hamstring strain that stupidly did early in the week cycling at the Veledrome, so lots of ice, massage stretching and fingers crossed for next week, have plan to do this and Thames Trot but will make a judgement call so not to ruin both!!
Certainly allowed and possible, towpath is a bit slippy in places but not too bad, I had some road shoes in my back pack last year but didn't bother changing, don't think I will bother this time either or even take them. As long as trail shoes aren't too extreme.
Entered this one again this year...did it last year but completely forgot to train, did 2 longs runs...first one was 12 miles from Henley along the river but had been at a cocktail party until 3am the night before so a bit worse for wear and to phone my wife at Marlow as felt like poo....then the only other long run was a train into Paddington and run back along the GUC...again phoned for the broom wagon at 16 miles.
Went into the day thinking at least it may be a good training run.....got to CP3 and spoke to my wife...told her to pick me up but then changed my mind and just MTFU until London...terrible time of 8.33 but at least completed!!! May just remember to train this year!!!