The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon

The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon

Staines, Middlesex

TW18 4TG Bridge Street, Staines, United Kingdom

Sun 2nd October 2022

Starting at 07:30

5 races

£26.00 - £35.00

Organiser's Description

Are you feeling rejected by missing out in the London Marathon ballot or are you entered the Virtual London Marathon and looking for a great place to run? - If so then why not join us and run our alternative London Marathon event. In fact, we believe the medal is better than the real one!!

You can also use your Virtual London Marathon number in our event too, which means other runners and members of the public will cheer you on to success.

We welcome runners and walkers of all abilities to our events.

How will it work?
Whilst we encourage everyone to do a marathon, you may wish to do some of your virtual London Marathon with us, before you complete it elsewhere. The choice is simply yours! As long as you complete at least 5k, which is part of our normal lap, you will get the medal and a great goody bag..in fact the goody bag is also better than the one you would get at the London Marathon!

You are able to start as early as 7:30am and the event will go on for 10 hours. Whilst we will have a mass start at 7:30am, you do not have to start then. As long as you finish by 5:30pm you can start at anytime.

Course: The course is along a beautiful stretch of the River Thames. It is fully signed so no navigational experience is required. The minimum distance is 5km.

Medals: As long as you complete one lap, you will be an official finisher and you will receive our fantastic unique London Marathon medal.

Distance Pins: We have distance pins for all runners who do a half-marathon or more. There will be a distance pin for all runners who complete either a half marathon, mega half marathon, marathon, 50km or Ultra in the 7hr time limit which can be attached to your medal ribbon.

Goody Bag: Absolutely! You have earned these replacement calories after all, so all our finishers get a great goody bag. You will have a selection of goodies to choose from. As well as our standard goody bag, we have a vegan goody bag too. Please remember to let us know if you are vegan or if you prefer a vegan goody bag when you enter and we can have this ready for you.

Aid Table: We have managed to maintain our aid table throughout the pandemic with our COVID secure policies, approved by various SAG and Public Health teams across the UK. We have now returned to our full aid table selection, however we will serve you rather than a return to help yourself. You can rely on a great selection of savoury, sweet, fruit, cheese and vegan selections at the aid table - great if you are running long distances.

Special Event: If our event is a special event for you, for instance your 50th, 99th, 100th, 150th, 200th, 250th etc. marathon or half marathon then please let us know. We will provide you with a great number with your name and the event date on it. Also, if it is your birthday, again let us know and we will get you a special number for your birthday!

Toilet & Changing Facilities: Toilets are available at the start / finish area inside the venue HQ. There are changing facilities available at the venue.

Parking: At the venue, there is a large public pay and display car park.

Other Info: There will be an area for kit bags to be left. This area is not watched and any bags left will be at the runner's own risk. Baggage areas are subject to COVID rule changes.

Chip Timing: Yes - we will be operating a chip timing system at this event.

Races

  • 5k

    £26.00

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  • 10k

    £26.00

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  • Half Marathon

    £30.00

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  • Marathon

    £33.00

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  • Ultra Marathon

    £35.00

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  • 5k

    £26.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

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  • 10k

    £26.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

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  • Half Marathon

    £30.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

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  • Marathon

    £33.00

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

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  • Ultra Marathon

    £35.00

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What's Included

  • Great themed medal
  • Goody bags for all finishers
  • Vegan goody bags available
  • Aid station with sweet / savoury snacks and a range of drinks
  • Chip timing
  • Great atmosphere
  • All abilities are welcomed
  • Free race photographs

How to Get There

Staines Railway Station is approximately 1 mile away from the race HQ

Parking

Parking is available in Bridge Street car park. Free parking can be found on nearby streets.

Location

The event starts and finishes at The Thames Side Brewery in Staines-upon-Thames.

Course Details

The course is flat and fast and often produces a PB time. The majority of the course is on well maintained paths.

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George McDonough

Kathryn Barnhill

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David Rabin

James Stott

Laura Searson

Location

Staines, Middlesex

2 Oct 2022

£26.00 - £35.00

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