Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

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4 out of 5 stars
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Royal Parks Foundation Half & Ultra 2014
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Fancy joining 16,000 charity-conscious joggers on a 13.1-mile run through the autumnal leaves of Hyde Park, Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens? The public ballot has now closed, but corporate and charity places are still up for grabs, and you'll get a warm, fuzzy feeling for supporting a great cause as well as the chance to run one of London's most picturesque routes.  If you're not keen on the energetic part of it but quite fancy showing your support you can still join in. Spectators will be treated to a food and fitness festival in the park, with live music, entertainment and sports to try out.

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It's taken me four attempts to get a place at the Royal Parks Half Marathon and have had to settle for volunteering prior to this year.  It is a lovely course and relatively flat.  It is also a fairly well-supported half and the crowds do spur you on.  I have to say I was a little disappointed with the organisation and have never had to queue for as many things at this race as for other races - in fact, I was still in the queue for the baggage when the race started and found myself starting by myself as the rest of my funnel had already gone by the time I got to the start line.  The removing of caps from water bottles and Lucozade bottles was also a little annoying.  I would do this race again but would probably have lower expectations of the organisation of the event.