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Thames Meander Spring

Petersham & Ham Sea Scouts HQ, Douglas House Meadow, Richmond, TW10 7AH

Petersham & Ham Sea Scouts HQ, Douglas House Meadow, Richmond, TW10 7AH

Sun 3rd March 2024

Starting at 08:30

3 races

£32.04 - £58.59

Organiser's Description

A stunningly scenic riverside race series starting from the Petersham & Ham Sea Scouts HQ, Douglas House Meadow, Richmond, TW10 7AH and heading out to Barnes on the Thames Path towpath (opposite Barnes Sports Club) then returning on this out / back route to finish back at the Petersham & Ham Sea Scouts. All three race distances are very fast, flat on a runnable route proceeding all along the Thames Path, and the course is very well marked and marshalled all the way along. The Check Points are well stocked and there is excellent medical support throughout from our KLP Medics that are stationed at the Start / Finish (Check Point 1) and at Kew Gardens Car Park (Ferry Lane) Check Point 2.

Runners World is rated as one of the top 10 marathons in the U.K.

Thames Meander Route Descriptions

Thames Meander Routes:These three run routes will all start at the Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets HQ venue and will run alongside the Thames Path on stunning out / back routes.

10km Route: This will be a x1 lap out / back loop for the 10km distance, starting at the Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets HQ and heading out along the Thames Path to Kew Gardens Car Park Check Point 2 the turnaround point and back.

Half Marathon Route: This will be a x1 13.1 mile out and back loop for the half marathon, starting at the Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets HQ heading out along the Thames Path to opposite the Barnes Sports Club Check Point 3 the turnaround point and back.

Marathon Route: This will be x2 13.1 mile out and back loops for the marathon, starting at the Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets HQ heading out along the Thames Path to opposite the Barnes Sports Club Check Point 3 the turnaround point and back.

This is a trail run so please understand that all three routes are as accurate as they can possibly be on this Thames Path trail, given that there are members of the public including some cyclists using this trail. The turnaround points at Kew Gardens CP2 (10km only) and at Barnes (opposite the Barnes Sports Club) for the half and marathon, will be very well marshalled. The three Check Points will also be well stocked with a selection of high energy foods, gels, drinks and electrolyte powders so you can keep well hydrated, and maintain your refuelling needs throughout the race.

Check Point Locations: 

- CP1 Start /Finish Petersham & Ham Sea Scouts HQ, Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 7AH (KLP Medics)
- CP2 Kew Gardens Car Park, Ferry Lane, TW9 3AG (KLP Medics) 
- CP3 Thames Path (opp) Barnes Sports Club, Lonsdale Rd, SW13 9Q 

Races

  • Marathon

    Sun 3rd March 2024

    £58.59

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • Half Marathon

    Sun 3rd March 2024

    £47.97

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • 10km

    Sun 3rd March 2024

    £32.04

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    CLOSED

Book

  • Marathon

    Sun 3rd March 2024

    £58.59

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • Half Marathon

    Sun 3rd March 2024

    £47.97

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • 10km

    Sun 3rd March 2024

    £32.04

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Association of Running Clubs (ARC) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    CLOSED

What's Included

Bespoke medal.

Winners’ trophies for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male / Female runners

Chip timing, free race certificate and net chip times sent directly to your mobile after the race.

Well stocked check points

Medical support throughout the race for all runners

Secure baggage storage

Location

Petersham & Ham Sea Scouts HQ, Douglas House Meadow, Richmond, TW10 7AH

Reviews

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6 reviews

Melanie

·3 months ago

Very scenic route along the Thames, well organised. There was a hall to get changed in, but maybe a few too many runners for the amount of rest room facilities available at peak times. Well signed route.
NP
Natalia

·a year ago

Well organised. Pretty straightforward route to follow along the river. The only thing I have struggled with was the amount of people during the morning and afternoon along the route, especially when coming back from Hammersmith and Chiswick Bridge. Really nice medal and good vibe in general.
KS
Katrina

·a year ago

Excellent organisation, refreshments and atmosphere. Thank you for an incredible experience! I only have one piece of constructive criticism. Running past the finish line to continue running for another 2 miles is psychologically quite challenging. Not sure if it would be possible to extend the first part of the race along the river so it's exactly a half way point? This way when you see the finish line, you're actually running towards it. Thanks again to all the team involved!
CR
Chris

·a year ago

The on-the-day experience was great. The race took in some fantastic scenery along the Thames. Overall, the race was well organised with a nice medal at the end. Quite a bottleneck for the first 1km, so perhaps a staggered start would be better in future. The pre-race confirmation and instructions email could be improved upon - it was rather unclear.
CB
Carlo

·a year ago

Great run. Flat but diverse environment. Very well organized
JC
Jean Christophe

·2 years ago

Great fun with friends! Would have preferred a loop race, but scenery was beautiful on a sunny autumn morning!
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AMY SOMERVILLE

Charlie Allison

David Wearn

Ian Jones

Nick Britten

Nicolas Jones

Location

Petersham & Ham Sea Scouts HQ, Douglas House Meadow, Richmond, TW10 7AH

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