The Thorpe Park Half Marathon starts and finishes inside Thorpe Park, one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions. After leaving the park at 1 mile, runners are treated to 12 miles of full road closures where the rural countryside of Thorpe is both beautiful and, more importantly, FLAT!
The event is brought to you by the folks that stage the official Hampton Coure Half, and the Olympic Park 10k.
Positives - well marshalled and signposted. Nice t-shirt Negatives - IT IS NOT FLAT!!!!! There are two notable hills with the rest of the course undulating. One of the hills we use for hill training reps! Also there were quite a few cars driven on the roads so definitely not a fully road closed event as advertised. The medal fiasco was another issue as there was an advertising issue and they had to be crudely sawn to prevent copyright problems!