Thames Meander Thames Meander

Thames Meander

Richmond, Greater London

Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets race HQ, Petersham Rd, Richmond, TW10 7AH.

Sun 13th November 2022

Starting at 08:30

2 races

£42.52 - £50.98

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Organiser's Description

A scenic riverside race starting from the Burnell Avenue Recreation Field, Kingston-Upon-Thames, TW10 7YE proceeding along the Thames Path on an out and back flat and fast scenic riverside route that is very well marked and marshalled all the way along the course, with well stocked check points. 

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

Course Description / Route 

Thames Meander Route/ Laps: The run route will still start at the new Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets HQ venue and will run beside the Thames Path as far as the Kew Gardens Car Park (steps mid way along) which will be the new turnaround point for both the half marathon route. Laps wise it will entail x2 – 6.7mile out and back loops for the half marathon and x4 6.7mile loops for the marathon along this very scenic stretch of the Thames Path trail. This is a trail run not a road race so please understand that both routes are as accurate as they can possibly be on this Thames Path trail. The turnaround point at Kew Gardens will be very well marshalled by our 1254 Godalming Air Cadets. Both the checkpoints will also be very well stocked with a selection of high energy foods, gels, drinks and electrolyte powders so you can keep well hydrated, retain your electrolyte balance and maintain your re-fueling needs throughout the event staging. 

The route will revert to the former out / back route for the forthcoming Thames Meander in October, once the flood defence work has been completed by the Richmond Council between the White Hart Public House and Barns Bridge. This will be an out / back route starting at the Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets and heading all the way along the Thames Path towards Barnes as far as the Barns Sports Club, and back to the Start / Finish at Petersham Cadets HQ.  

Check Point Locations: 
CP1 Start /Finish Petersham & Ham Sea Scouts HQ, Petersham Road, Richmond, TW10 7AH (KLP Medic) 
CP2 Kew Gardens Car Park, Ferry Lane, TW9 3AG (KLP Medic)
 

Awards / Race Support 

- Lovely bespoke race medal
- Winners' awards for the top 3 Male / Female runners for both races
- Photography by "Gareth Parker Photography"
- KLP Medical Supplies (First Aid Support) 
- Professional Sports Massage Therapy by Louise Acher, from LA Sports Massage
- Well stocked Check Points 
- Well marshalled run-route 

Races

  • Marathon

    £50.98

    Sun 13th November 2022

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Half Marathon

    £42.52

    Sun 13th November 2022

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

Book

  • Marathon

    £50.98

    Sun 13th November 2022

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Half Marathon

    £42.52

    Sun 13th November 2022

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    Trail Running Association (TRA) save £2.00

    Booking for more than 1?

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

Parking

There are no parking spaces for runners at the race Petersham Sea Cadets HQ. You will need drive directly to Richmond Town Centre, Richmond Station, Drummond Place, Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 1DN at the NCP Car Park, there are a number of car parks in Richmond Town Centre too. You will also be able to find limited car parking that it free in River Lane which is the road parallel to where the race HQ is located, and some residential parking areas close to the race venue.

Location

Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets race HQ, Petersham Rd, Richmond, TW10 7AH.

Course Details

Both the half and marathon routes will start / finish at the Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets race HQ, Petersham Rd, Richmond, TW10 7AH.

Route to proceed from the Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets Start / Finish area HQ in situ, and the route will proceed all way along the Thames Path out towards Richmond town centre, past Kew Gardens all the way to Barns (opposite the Barnes Sports Club) which is the turnaround point. The course will then return to the Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets HQ. It is a 1 lap route for this out / back half marathon and a 2 lap route for the marathon course.

The route for both the races will be very well signposted with fixed pink / black Hermes Running signs marking the run-route, and there will be marshals at both the turnaround points at Barns (opposite the Barnes Sports Club).The marathon runners will be given red race bib numbers and the half marathon runners will be allocated blue race bib numbers, this is to make it much easier for our marshals / runners to distinguish between the full and half, so if you see a runner flying past you just check out their race bib before you decide to speed up!

Other Information

Please confirm these details before the race:

Registration will all take place on the day from 6.45am onwards, at the Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets, Petersham Rd, Richmond, TW10 7AH.There are no parking spaces for runners at the race Petersham Sea Cadets HQ. You will need drive directly to Richmond Town Centre, Richmond Station, Drummond Place, Kew Road, Richmond, TW9 1DN at the NCP Car Park, there are a number of car parks in Richmond Town Centre too. You will also be able to find limited car parking that it free in River Lane which is the road parallel to where the race HQ is located, and some residential parking areas close to the race venue.

There will be changing and toilet facilities situated within the Petersham & Ham Sea Cadets HQ for you to use and limited shower facilities too.

You will be issued with your race number containing your electronic timing chip on the day. Your race results will be sent though to you via the mobile number you provided at the point of registration and will be uploaded to the website directly after the event has taken place.

There will be a 10 minute mandatory pre-race briefing at the start

The time limit for the marathon is 6.5hrs.

Minimum age for the marathon is 18 years old

Reviews

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4.4

5 reviews

NP
Natalia

·6 months 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

·6 months 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

·6 months 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

·6 months ago

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

·10 months ago

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

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13 Nov 2022

£42.52 - £50.98

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