Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon 10-2-19

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Half Marathon 10-2-19

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Four GYRR members were enticed to London to be part of the inaugural Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park HM.  As the name suggests it was set in and around the Olympic Park and although there was no sign of Queen Elizabeth herself, 4000 plus runners made up for her absence.

The course map was very twisty-turny and in reality it turned out to be just that.  It was a course where you almost constantly saw other competitors running past or across a different section of the park.  The undulations were frequent, but it was manageable in terms of numbers of runners.  At no point did it feel over-crowded.  Similarly, the bag drop and general organisation was such that it felt like a relaxed race with everything close by. 

All four GYRR members enjoyed it enough to say they would consider returning in the future and the medal was decent.

Full results below:

Penny Studley 1.36.50, Paul Reeve 1.37.25, Emma Dawson 1.56.03 Katherine Audus 2.55.04

Report by Penny Studley