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Thames Meander


The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) officially recognises the Hermes Running marathons which include the Thames Meander, Bewl Water and North Downs events as pre-qualifiers for the epic Comrades Ultra (South Africa) hosted annually and here is the link for the respective qualifying times.

Participants taking part in the Thames Meander

Cost: 
£26 - £84
Event Time:
09:00:00
Event Date: 
11/03/2017, 12/08/2017
Event Distance:
13.1 - 26.2M

The Thames Meander Course

Marathon Route:

A flat scenic riverside trail marathon starting and finishing at the YMCA Hawker Centre HQ.The course meanders along the Thames Path out to the far side of Canbury Gardens and then returns past the HQ and along the Thames Path trail as far as the Barn Elms Rowing Club turnaround point, returning past the HQ again to the far side of Canbury Gardens which is the final turnaround point, returning to finish at the YMCA HQ.

Half Marathon Route:

A flat scenic riverside trail half marathon starting and finishing at the YMCA Hawker Centre HQ.The course starts in the opposite direction to the marathon and meanders along the Thames Path out to the first turnaround point at the Kew Gardens car park, then returning past the race HQ and on towards Canbury Gardens just past the Boaters Inn Pub which is the final half marathon turnaround point, returning to finish at the YMCA HQ.

Course Marking/Signage:

Both routes will be very well marked throughout with Hermes Running yellow / black chevron fixed directional signage and pink ribbons all along the run routes.The courses will be also be well marshalled at both turnaround points and at the respective check points which will be well stocked.These courses are both flat and fast so we’re expecting some great PB’s.

Venue Information

These are our flagship races of the trail marathon series, and will start / finish at the YMCA Hawker Centre in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey. Due to the overwhelming demand the popular Triple Crown Series will be hosted again in the spring, summer and winter, in addition to our individual events.The Thames Meander is a flat and scenic riverside run route along the Thames Path on an out / back course with awe inspiring views all along the riverside trail. These races can be entered collectively as the Triple on a discounted rate basis, or as individual events.

Distances

There are two variations to the course, the half and the marathon:

The Half Marathon is 13.1 miles

The Marathon is 26.2 miles


Event Location: YMCA Hawker, kingston upon thames, Lower Ham Rd, Kingston upon Thames , KT2 5BH