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Thames Marathon (14km Henley to Marlow)

Open Water Swimming Ltd.

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Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom

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Distance Date
3km+ ?

14.00KM

Swim

Aug. 16, 2020

Overview

VOTED BEST UK SWIMMING EVENT IN THE RACECHECK 2017 AWARDS. This event is aimed at swimmers who would like to include a serious long distance challenge in their summer open water swimming season. It’s not a race, but an opportunity for you to challenge yourself and take in the stunning scenery at the same time. The swim is broken down into 4 sections, swimmers must exit the river at each of the 3 locks. There are feed stations at each stop. Tow floats are compulsory. There are a limited number of non-wetsuit places available, please see website for details of how to apply for a non-wetsuit place. Wetsuits are compulsory for all other swimmers.



Course & Event Features

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Review Highlights

Below are the top three aspects of the Thames Marathon (14km Henley to Marlow), as determined by athlete reviews.

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4.98
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Safety
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4.98
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Marshal Supervision
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4.94
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Natural Beauty
All Time Average
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2019 Average
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Latest Reviews

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Mark Stokes
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Reviewed 3 months ago

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If you’ve set yourself a goal to swim a 10km event then this makes for the ideal stretch goal to push you that bit further without being unachievable. This was my first marathon swim and as such have no direct comparison but can’t see it being bettered from an orga...Read full review

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Richard Miles
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Reviewed 3 months ago

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This is a great event.  Far enough to be a challenge but not so far as to intimidate. Can not fault the organisation or the marshalling/ feed stations. Well done.  i will be back for a 3rd time!  

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Awards & Accolades

Racecheck Badge Award

Top Rated Award - 2018



Reviews (87)

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2019 Average
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Race Briefing
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Value For Money
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Uniqueness
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Ease of Navigation
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Local Support
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Safety
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Marshal Supervision
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