January Marathon Training Run

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At the end of January we hold our first well-renowned Marathon training run, which is open to all runners whether you are a member of an affiliated running club or not.
12 Mile
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Sun 26th Jan 2020
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Hemel Hempstead, UK
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for January Marathon Training Run
12 Mile
Route information
The course is mainly along quiet country roads through the stunning Ashridge Forest with a small section on the towpath of the Grand Union canal. It starts and finishes at our clubhouse, which is at the Boxmoor Cricket Club, St Johns Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1NP. The routes are well sign-posted with mile markers every mile, fully marshalled with water stops and our much-loved jelly baby stop!
What's included
  • Fully signposted course
  • water stations
  • Jelly Baby station
  • Marshalled course
  • Tea, coffee, juice and cake
How to get there
Hemel Hempstead, UK
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Address: Boxmoor Cricket Club, St Johns Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1NP.
We also do ask that if you drive and are intending to park nearby, please avoid parking on the grass verges or illegally across private property or driveways for the benefit of our neighbours.
Event day logistics
We operate a slightly staggered start to try and alleviate the problem of congestion getting onto the canal towpath, so please line up at the start according to your estimated pace and do take your own timings as this is a training run and not an officially timed race.
The main race begins at 9 30.
Please arrive in good time to register and get ready to run. You may leave bags in the Clubhouse, it will be supervised but anything left is at your own risk. These runs are always popular and it gets busy in the clubhouse in the 30 minutes leading up to the start! We typically have between 400-500 runners taking part.
Whilst we don’t like to set an official “cut-off” time for these runs (they are not official races and are very much catering for first time marathon runners), for the benefit of our marshals out on the course and also due to the time we need to vacate the clubhouse, we do ask that if you expect to be over 15mins per mile pace that you join one of our earlier starting groups.
One of our coaches will run with a 12min+ group at 9am for the first 4 miles of the course and we are always happy to set you off even earlier if required. Just email us prior to the day if you would like to run our event but are worried about your finish time.
All registration is on the day. There is no pre-registration.
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Gade Valley Harriers
Gade Valley Harriers is a Club organised by runners for runners. We like to think of it as a group of friends all sharing a common interest. Today we have a strong base of good quality runners and in recent times we have won several team events ranging from the Berkhamsted Half Marathon on the road to the South Downs Marathon Relay over testing cross country routes. We currently have 170 members and we welcome adult runners of all abilities. About The Club
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Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome.
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