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Thames Meander 2016

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Jun 2016
9:00pm, 1 Jun 2016
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Norrin Radd
Is anyone doing this in August?
Would be good to get an idea of how it is, how well organised etc.

many thanks
Jun 2016
9:21pm, 1 Jun 2016
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Joe Hawk
Really well, organised. What exactly do you want to know run it in one form or another about 5 times
Jun 2016
11:57pm, 14 Jun 2016
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Norrin Radd
Hi Joe, sorry for delay in responding. Thanks for posting. Just wanted a general heads up. Must be a good one if you've run it so many times : )
Jun 2016
9:31pm, 15 Jun 2016
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Joe Hawk
Good quality riverside path, generally flat narrow in some parts but I've never had any issues. Out and back so you get to see everyone after the switch back.
Dave and Melanie Ross who organise it and the other Hermes races have run over 500 marathons between them so know what is needed.

There are enough aid stations but if it is really hot and you likely to be out awhile a camelbak might be an idea
Jun 2016
7:04am, 16 Jun 2016
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Surrey Phil
It's a very well organised event as far as out-and-back courses go. I've run it four times myself. The path is shared by pedestrians but is not too busy. There is usually a few more people around when you get to Putney (half-way) and Richmond when on the way back.
Jun 2016
10:47pm, 16 Jun 2016
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TeeBee
Probably doing the hal - I've done one of theirs before. No issues with their organisation. Support on the course is low key, but more than sufficient. Have no hesitation in recommending the half. Not sure I would do the marathon but that's just the because route wouldn't excite me that much.
Jun 2016
10:48pm, 16 Jun 2016
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TeeBee
*half* - obviously
Jun 2016
11:46pm, 22 Jun 2016
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Norrin Radd
EXcellent cheers all! Will look and see if i can get in for the half

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Would be good to get an idea of how it is, how well organised etc. ...

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