Saturn - The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon

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Get in the marathon spirit and see if you can go the distance in this 8 hour challenge. A great event if you missed out on a London Marathon space or if you're a beginner and want to try a further distance without the race day pressure. Decide how far you run and will be rewarded with a medal.
Participants
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 2 more
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Calendar
Sun, 2 Oct 2022
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Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Thames Side Brewery & Tap Room, Bridge St, Staines-upon-Thames, Staines TW18 4TG, UK
Start times
Sun, 2 Oct 2022
5k:
8:30am |
10k:
8:30am |
Half Marathon:
8:00am |
Marathon:
8:00am |
Ultra:
8:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Saturn - The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon
5k
Distance
5km
£22.95 - £24.95
10k
Distance
10km
£22.95 - £24.95
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£29.95 - £31.95
Marathon
Distance
26.2mi
£29.95 - £31.95
Route information
With two alternating laps with one course taking you out towards Sonning from Wokingham Waterside Centre and the second taking runners towards Caversham, there'll be plenty to see along the way apart from just road! Each lap will be 3.28 miles, is fast and flat and there will be an aid station every 3.28 miles to keep you going on your way round and pushing for marathon distances.
This event is open to runners of all abilities and you are welcome to walk around the course if you prefer. It is possible to walk the entire marathon distance within 8 hours.
Though this event is inspired by the London Marathon, you do not have to complete the entire marathon distance if you do not wish to. The minimum distance required to earn a medal and a goody bag is 5k.
What's included
  • Themed Finisher's Medal
  • Goody bag
  • Full aid table for runners
  • Distance and way-marked course
  • Toilets
  • Changing rooms
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How to get there
Thames Side Brewery & Tap Room, Bridge St, Staines-upon-Thames, Staines TW18 4TG, UK
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By Public Transport
From Staines station, the Thames Side Brewery is a 16-minute walk away. Staines has excellent links to London Waterloo, Reading and Weybridge.
Parking
There is a large pay and display car park at the venue.
Event day logistics
08:00 Half Marathon, Marathon, and Ultra start
08:30 5k and 10k start
17:30 Event cut-off
*Please note that though there is a mass start at 07:30 am, you can start at any time of the day, so long as you finish by 5:30 pm.
Aid Station
There will be an aid station at the start line. Therefore you can access the aid station every 3.28 miles. It will be stocked with drinks and snacks to keep you going
Age Requirements
You must be aged 12 or over to compete in the standard entry. You'll need to be 18 or over on event day to be involved in the UKA Affiliated event.
Toilets and Changing Facilities
Toilets are available at the start/finish area inside the venue. There are also changing facilities available at the venue.
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Saturn Running
Saturn Running Events Limited is a family run company set up during 2017. Our aim to provide flexible running events, for all abilities and ages and where the runner can choose the distance they want to complete. Most of our events will be themed and will have unique medals for each event.
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FAQs
Do I have to run the full marathon distance for The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon?
Not at all. Whilst all runners are encouraged to go as far as they can, you can stop whenever you want. You must complete one 3.28 mile lap in order to collect your medal.
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What are the age requirements for The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon?
Entrants as young as 12 can get involved in this event in the standard entry. You must be 18 or older to qualify for UKA affiliated entry.
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Can I walk round the The Nearly But Not Quite London Marathon course?
Of course you can. This event welcomes runners of all abilities and if you feel like waking round the course, that's absolutely fine.
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Reviews
4.0
5 reviews
ian
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3.7
Did the race in 2022
The course was not great for the marathon distance. Needed to be longer. Very well organised though by the event people.
iain
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3.7
Did the race in 2022
The course could be longer on the tow path for the full and half Marathons, however the main thing that would help future events is a sign post at the road for where the event is. Satnav got it wrong for a number of people. Otherwise a friendly event.
elizabeth
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3.7
Did the race in 2022
Nice small, friendly event.
mark
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
The event was well run, but the out and back course was a little boring
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