Remembrance Day Marathon and Half Marathon

Race Date: Wednesday, 04/11/2020
Race Distance: Half Marathon

Originally scheduled for Remembrance Day, Wednesday November 11, but cancelled due to lockdown, Phoenix managed at short notice to bring the event forward to the day before the latest restrictions came into force. The event was run as out and back laps along the Thames Path starting from the riverside pub The Weir at Walton-on-Thames, passing Sunbury Lock, and turning round just beyond Sunnyside Reservoir. Four laps for the half, eight for the marathon. Start times were staggered 07.30 to 08.30, and numbers limited: 26 ran the half and 43 the full distance. For those still running at 11.00, a two-minutes’ silence stop was held, and the time deducted from their results. It turned out to be a splendid morning to be running along the river - clear sunny sky, almost no wind and about 1°C.