Marathon Prep, Dorney Lake: 24 Mile

Dorney Lake, Windsor, Berkshire

Organiser's Description

Bring out your best marathon in Autumn 2020 by preparing thoroughly for your big race day. Our Marathon Prep offers the perfect race day rehearsal and long run training in one event, with options for 16, 20 or 24 mile distances..

We'll provide the ideal conditions to practice your pacing, fuelling and endurance amongst hundreds of other runners to help you head into your marathon feeling prepared and confident. Set at the spectacular, flat and smooth-surfaced Dorney Lake near Windsor, the course takes you around the perimeter of the water.

Start Time

09:30am

Races

Marathon Prep medal

Goody bag

Replenishing food and drink

Chip-timed result

Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire. SL4 6QP.

Directions: Please visit the venue website for further information on getting to the race and parking.

Entry on the Day: Subject to £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).

Age Requirements: Participants must be aged 18 or over on the day of the race.

Registration: From 8:00am to 9:15am.

Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.

Timing: Chip-timed.

Licensing: This race will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.

Further event details will be communicated via email (to the address provided during registration) during the week leading up to the race.

The course consists of 6 flat and smooth laps on tarmac path around the perimeter of the lake and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.

Fuel and water stations will be placed every 2 miles.

Pacers, mile markers and chip-timed results will make it as easy as possible to get your pacing right, so that you can focus on your run and practice refuelling and rehydrating during a race.

Subject to availability, we expect pacers to be running at least the first 20 miles, clearly marked with target marathon times between 2h45m and 5h30m.

Not sure on which distance you should run? Don't worry, all three of 16, 20 or 24 miles have the same entry fee and you can change your mind at any time. Prior to Sunday 30 August, you can drop us an email but otherwise just tell us at the event - before the race at registration or, if you change your mind mid-race and decide to run one or two laps more/fewer than planned, as soon as you finish.

Take this opportunity to rehearse your:

  • race day nutrition
  • race preparation and travel
  • running in a busy race situation with a marked out course that is new to you
  • running in all of your marathon race kit
  • race rehydration and refuelling
  • recovery and strengthening

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