If we go back to my post about race fees then this one was a bargain. A half marathon for £20 – Yes Please. I’ve been signed up for this race for over a year after it was recommended me by Triathlon super star Jon when I very fast started running, determinted to not let my race lethargy get inthe way I set out to enjoy myself.
The race is all along the side of the Thames and allows you to spend the time flicking through RightMove in reality, browsing houses you will never be able to afford and having a peak in to how the other half live!
So here for your delectation are my top house picks and other pictures from the day!
Up Tow, Down Flow Half Marathon in Pictures
More loos than Windsor Trail Half!
I really loved the race, number collection was easy (despite arriving at quarter to start), comms were great, medal was beautiful. there were extra water stations set on (including an unofficial local with water and ikea cups – thanks!) beacause of the hot weather which is exactly what race directors should be doing on hot days. I will be running the race again next year. I also met the lovely Kat who captured this great pic of the medal…
— Kat Miller (@IAmKat) July 27, 2014
I crossed the line ready to tell David all about the experience, but he had his own to tell me about…
David arrived shortly after I crossed the finish line after a highly stressful 30 minutes getting through Marlow to the parking at the Rugby club. As many of the runners had parked here and bussed back to the start the car park was full before any spectators/pick ups arrived, this resulted in parking on the residential roads leading to the rugby club turning them in to a single tracks with no passing places.
The event also clashed with the annual fair in Marlow and a Triathlon at Dorney Lake which added to the traffic chaos in the area. I was pretty glad not to have had to worry about this as David (who is normally calm) arrived flustered, stressed and concerned about the car and getting back out. Luckily as I was so slow by the time we got back to the car some people had left and there were a few passing places. The situation beyond the car park boundary was unmarshalled and it still took us a fair amount of time and stress to get out.
Other than this I can’t fault the race, next year it finishes in Windsor which is a lot simpler for me – woohoo.
See you there?