Centurion Running

Thames Path 100®

4 May 2024

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Course Records

Richard McDowell (M)

13:43:42

2021

Samantha Amend (F)

16:00:09

2016

Below is a list of the locations that crews are welcome to meet runners. Runners must not be crewed at any other point than those listed below. More detailed rules for crews can be found in the infopacks. (Please note this list is subject to change at any time. Organisers reserve the right to add or remove locations without any prior notice. Removal of a location between now and race date will be noted at the top of this page). 

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD RUNNERS BE SUPPORTED OR CREWED (EG. MET) ANYWHERE IN THE VILLAGES OF GORING AND STREATLEY.

Please see the video here for details on what the terms crews, pacers and supporters mean and where and when the three groups are permitted at our events.

Crews are in no way essential at this event, we look after you with fully stocked aid stations, medical support and plenty of volunteers to help you on your way.

Crews must follow all of the rules and regulations of the race, including the Rules, Rules for Crews and any supplementary instructions issued in pre-race memos or at the race briefing. All crew members must willingly comply with all instructions from race staff at all points along the trail and its access routes, including parking regulations, or risk disqualification of their runner. 

Crew vehicles must be a maximum size of a Long Wheel Base transit or transporter. No Motorhomes for any reason.

The runner is directly responsible for all of the actions of his or her crew throughout the duration of the event.

NOTE: Please also ask your supporters to meet you only at the designated crew locations. Crews and Supporters are treated as the same thing for the purposes of the rules.

RULES FOR CREWS 

A crew member is defined as any individual who provides material support to a runner during the event. 

Crew vehicles must be a maximum size of a Long Wheel Base transit or transporter. No Motorhomes for any reason.

The points at which a runner may be crewed are listed on this page. Crews/ Pacers/ Supporters are not be permitted meet their runner at any point other than those listed. If your crew do assist you outside of the permitted points, you the runner will be disqualified. PLEASE ensure your crew do not break this rule - you will threaten the future of the race by doing so. YOU are responsible for the actions of your crew. We cannot make this any clearer, if your crew or supporters attend anywhere outside areas deemed as permitted crew access, you risk disqualification from the event. We get people every year who are fully aware of the rules and continue to disobey them. It threatens the future of the event so please ask them not to do it. 

Crews must always drive at safe speeds. 

Crews must never park illegally on the road, or in such a way as to block traffic, access to the trail or checkpoint, or other parked cars. 

Littering of any kind at any checkpoint, along the trail, or at the finish line is strictly prohibited.  

NOTES FOR CREWS 

A daypack can be helpful in transporting supplies to your runner. 

Crews should be equipped with torches and first aid kits. 

As the day progresses, crews should take care of themselves as well as they take care of their runners. Adequate hydration, regular meals and appropriate clothing will keep crew members happier, stronger and focused on the needs of their runner. 

RUNNERS WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THEIR CREWS AND PACERS

Cut off times apply only at aid stations. Listed cut offs at crew only locations are simply a guide and will not be enforced. 

Name
Mile
Crew Access
Drop Bag
Toilet
Est Leader
Cut Off
Start
Richmond
0
09:00
04-05-2024
09:00
04-05-2024
Address
Richmond Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond, London
TW9 1TP

The race starts on the river itself, adjacent to the Town Hall on the new Richmond Waterfront. The best place to park is at Richmond Station in the NCP, The Quadrant, Kew Road, TW9 1DN. There is no parking in Whittaker Avenue or in Heron Square adjacent to the Town Hall. This thoroughfare will be kept clear for drop off only. 


1
Henley
51
15:00
04-05-2024
23:15
04-05-2024
Address
Meadows Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
RG9 1BF

Park anywhere along Mill Meadows Road (pay and display). The aid station is at the far end of the meadows, on the path itself and adjacent to the water, directly opposite the Rowing Museum.


2
Reading
58
16:00
04-05-2024
01:30
05-05-2024
Address
Wokingham Waterside Centre, Thames Valley Park Drive, Berkshire
RG6 1PQ
Aid Station is up the ramp/ stairs in the Waterside Centre. Parking is just off of Thames Drive adjacent to the building.

3
Benson
78.9
19:05
04-05-2024
07:05
05-05-2024
Address
Benson Park/ Public Gardens adj. Benson Waterfront Cafe, A4074, Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire
OX10 6SJ

Runners can be crewed in the small park adjacent to the Waterfront Cafe. Free parking is available along the road just off of the A4074, prior to the cafe and Benson Waterfront. There is also parking available at the Waterfront cafe, but please make sure to patronise the cafe if there during opening hours/ you are awaiting final runners. (Cafe opening hrs: 0800 - 1800).


4
Culham
89
20:10
04-05-2024
09:55
05-05-2024
Address
Culham Lock Car Park, Tolgate Road, Culham
OX14 4NE

Runners can be crewed in the area immediately adjacent/ either side of Tolgate Road where it crosses the river/ the Thames Path. This is just a few yards from the car park given in the address field. Please keep noise to a minimum so as not to disturb the residents.


5
Abingdon
91
20:45
04-05-2024
10:30
05-05-2024
Address
Hales and Hays Meadow, Culham Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
OX14 3HP

Located on the west side of the A415 – Culham Road, which enters Abingdon in a northerly direction. Heading towards Abingdon Town Centre on the A415, crews may attend to their runners in the meadow directly on the left before they cross the Thames. The Parking facilities are on the left hand side, after the football/ cricket club but before the meadow/ bridge.  


Finish
Oxford
100
22:00
04-05-2024
13:00
05-05-2024
Address
Queens College Recreation Ground, 86 Abingdon Road, Oxford
OX1 4PP

To access the Queens College Sports Ground, you must take the signed turning off of the Abingdon Road leading to and from Oxford town centre and the ring road. You enter the sports ground via a single lane tarmac drive that meanders left and then banks sharply right. Follow this road all the way to the end to the parking by the field & the finish line. Parking at the finish line is limited so please only bring one car per runner down to the ground. There is plenty of parking nearby to leave other cars otherwise other runner support won't be able to get in to see their runners finish.