London GFA

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Nov 2023
7:42pm, 27 Nov 2023
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SailorSteve
Fantastic TROSaracen delighted for you!
Nov 2023
11:59am, 28 Nov 2023
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larkim
Hope everyone has got their emails now! Just seen on twitter that Sophie Rayworth has also got in via this route; and given you'd imagine she was a dead cert to be gifted a celeb place, that's pretty impressive that she hangs with the other GFA-ers in the application process.
Nov 2023
2:11pm, 28 Nov 2023
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auburnette
Yep I got mine in the end! Goal for next year is to requalify but would also be great to go under 3.30. I need to get my half down to about 1:37 to have a realistic chance of that I think.
Dec 2023
7:04pm, 20 Dec 2023
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Chrismean
Is there any particular half people will be targeting in their London marathon build?
Dec 2023
7:55pm, 20 Dec 2023
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SailorSteve
Mat not be much use but, in the days when I was diligent about running a “sharpener” half, I enjoyed Hampton Court and the White Horse near Oxford. Both well organised and enjoyable, although the WH was more to my liking - rural roads and nice running club feel - whereas the HC used a section of Thames path that was variously busy (public and runners) and fairly puddle/pothole strewn, although that was on a particularly foul day. Courses may have changed in the last five years, but I’d happily do either again if the timing still works.
Dec 2023
9:29pm, 20 Dec 2023
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Chrismean
Thanks so Munch for the suggestions :-)

My ideal would be flattish, closed course and I don’t mind traveling. Just wondered whether there are well trodden “classics” to do before London

Mat not be much use but, in the days when I was diligent about running a “sharpener” half, I enjoyed Hampton Court and the White Horse near Oxford. Both well organised and enjoyable, although the WH was more to my liking - rural roads and nice running club feel - whereas the HC used a section of Thames path that was variously busy (public and runners) and fairly puddle/pothole strewn, although that was on a particularly foul day. Courses may have changed in the last five years, but I’d happily do either again if the timing still works.

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