Fresh from the Butcombe Ultra Trail last weekend, I headed off on Saturday to take part in the Centurion Running Thames Path 100, which involved running (mostly) from Richmond to Oxford along the Thames Path. It was already pretty hot on Saturday at 10am when we all lined up at the start. The race directors wise words were “start steady, it’s going to be hot, don’t worry if you’re a bit slower during the day as you can make up some time when it cools down overnight.” He was right, it was incredibly hot and I was very grateful for a cool down with a hose pipe at one checkpoint and a kind lady out for a picnic who gave me some ice to go under my hat. Joanna was marshalling at the 44 mile checkpoint and it was nice to see a friendly face. Once the sun went down, the temperature was much better and I managed to speed up. Finished just after 8am Sunday morning, pleased with a time of 22hrs12mins especially in that heat and I was quicker than last year too.
Stephen Turner
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Joanna Rich

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