Matthew Norgate

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Putney & Fulham Riverside Half Marathon

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 14:31


 Has anyone done this half marathon before?  What is it like?


National Lottery Olympic Anniversary Run 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 15:16

So this is very nearly here and the weather forecast is currently saying thunderstorms!  I hope they have got that slightly wrong...

Brighton Half Marathon

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 11:53

I love a run a long a sea front, so it should be right up my street!


Well I'm hoping for a lovely looking medal - and the correct distance of course! - so not worried about if they don't o anythign particularly special for the 25th.

Brighton Half Marathon

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 15:29


Anyone else doing this next year?  Apparently it is nearly sold out, which I guess is not surprising as it is the 25th Anniversay! 

Run Hackney Half Marathon

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 14:32

Hollandasp - Hahaha I'm doing Yorkshire Marathon as well!

Run Hackney Half Marathon

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:36

Hollandasp - Can I recommend The Ealing half marathon in September?  It is not flat, but isn't what I would call hilly - I've got a PB both times I've raced it.  It is very well organised, has great atmosphere and medal and seems to always get good, but not hot weather.

Run Hackney Half Marathon

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 10:05

I thought this was a really good race, especially for the 1st time out and on such a large scale.  I didn't have any problems with the water points, but did think purely because of the weather they should have either added another station or split the energy drink station out away from the water station.

Agree the mile markers where out in places, which wasn't too bad for the most part, except for the Mile 6 mark which was very far out as you say Gazza.

The other, very minor, niggle for me was the start coral, there seemed to be a lot more people in and trying to get into the Sub 1:45 part than was humanly possible, so maybe this should have been wider. 

I also have to say the support a long the course was excellent along the vat majority of the course.  I know people have said about no support in the Olympic Park section, but even during those parts there was more support than any other race I've done outside of the London Marathon.

I would happily do this one again next year if it fits in with my other race plans.

Run Hackney Half Marathon

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 15:42

I've not found the race village either, which is a little annoying!  That said like Hollandasp if it's nice and smooth on the day all is forgiven.  I think we will be ok on that front as the people who organise this also do Plymouth half and that gets good reviews (except for the steep entry, sound familar?

Link to Plymouth reviews below to hopefully relieve a little pre-race stress:


Run Hackney Half Marathon

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 11:22

Fully understand as there are a lot of options to get to the start area as it is in the middle of a few places but not right near any!  I think they are trying to push people to the Stratford Tube/Train etc as it is big easy to get to station that is use to dealing with large crowds.  That is purely a guess by me though!

Run Hackney Half Marathon

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 09:41

Hi 2Weheels, I think they are being a little keen with 20 mins, I think a fast walker would be able to do it in that but most people won't.  Can I recommend you head to Leyton, it is 1 more stop on the central line and will take you 20 mins to get there at a normal pace.

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Putney & Fulham Riverside Half Marathon

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