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The River Thames Half Marathon is organised by River Thames Running Limited, a company set up by Race Director, Roy Reeder.

Roy has been running in the parks, along the towpaths and on the roads of Elmbridge, Kingston and Richmond since 1996.

 

He has organised Surrey League Cross Country races and for many years has helped on a voluntary basis at several local races: Cabbage Patch 10, Green Belt Relay, Richmond 13.1, Richmond Half, Harry Hawkes 10, Hampton Court Half and River Relay. He has also volunteered at many of the local parkruns: Bushy, Kingston, Wimbledon Common and Banstead Woods.

 

He is a part qualified running coach, having attended a Leadership in Running Fitness course in February 2011.

 

In October 2012, Roy attended the England Athletics course in Risk Assessment at St Mary's in Richmond.

 

Roy has been a member of the Stragglers Running Club since 1998 and a member of the committee since 2002. He was Treasurer from 2002 until 2007. During those five years, he helped grow the membership of the club, enabling it increase its income without putting up the membership fee of £5 per annum, yes five pounds!

 The increased income meant that when he stood down the club took no money from the races which it organised, all the surpluses going to charity. During his stint as Treasurer the club gave over £20,000 to various charities from races and fund-raising activities. He was Men's Captain from 2007 to 2013. During that time, Stragglers spent an unprecedented three consecutive years in Division 1 of the Surrey Cross Country League and achieved it's first medals at the South of England Road Relay in Aldershot - in the V40 category.

 

His personal best for half marathon is 1 hour 11 minutes 6 seconds. His personal best for the marathon was set in London in 2006 - 2 hours 33 minutes 55 seconds. Nowadays, Roy focuses more on short distances - 10km races on the road and cross country races in the winter. He has completed over 300 parkruns mostly in Bushy Park, Richmond Park and Kingston.

 

River Thames Running Limited aim to provide good, fast and safe courses over classic race distances.

Roy Reeder, owner or River Thames Running

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