Thames Ring 250 Workshop Day

16 Feb 19

Organiser's Description


Thames Ring 250 workshop Saturday 16th of February 2017


Goring Village Hall, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG8 9AG

Parking is very limited in the area, please park responsibly on local streets and road. No parking at the Village Hall please.


Timings : start at 8:00  aim to finish at 14:30 in the hall with optional group runs at 3pm along the Thames Path.


Objective: Help and inspire participants or those aspiring to run TR250 and to prepare for the event.

Participants in other events are welcome to attend and be inspired and motivated.




8:00 – 8:15 arrival – refreshments and hot drinks available.


8:15.    Intro to the day and a brief history of the event - Ringmaster Lindley

Race Director for the race and TRA official, experienced ultra runner and coach. Race director at and safety co-ordinator on the SPINE race.


9:00.   The event through the eyes of a previous finisher, Pete Hammond who finished the 2017 event.


10:00   Previous finisher – Ellen Cotton talks about her experience of the 2015 event and offers advice. Especially about how to climb out of a canal when you fall in.


10:30.  Brunch – light buffet provided. Drinks available


11:00     Volunteering at the Ring – Brian Finlay talks about volunteering at the 2015 event and what he has learnt for his 2017 attempt.

Brian volunteered on the 2015 event and is a multiple 100 mile race finisher and experienced ultra runner.


11:30.   Managing yourself on the Thames Ring - Maxine to do small presentation on foot care with input on hydration and nutrition and keeping cool/warm/dry and general management from Lindley.

( with specific questions to the 'expert' panel)

Maxine is a very exerienced outdoors person and previous SPINE competitor and runs a first aid business (Peritia Training). She assists on many endurance races (including TR250 and Challenge Running Events) as well as teaching advanced outdoor first aid. Can be known as St Maxine of the Feet!


12:30.   Lunch Break – Light buffet and drinks available


13:00.    Guest speaker TBC


13:45.   Logistics of the 2017 event - Lindley


Questions from the floor ..... Check that we have achieved everyone's objectives and a opportunity to ask a few more questions.


14:30.     Wrap up and vacate the hall

15:00 optional group runs with where you can ask further questions during the run.

Groups will go out for an hour at an easy conversational pace although obviously you are free to run any other time or distance if you wish.

You are under no obligation to run with anyone and are free to run on your own

Please remember a head torch if you are going out for longer than an hour.



15 Feb 2019£25.00

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 16/02/2019

Status: Open

Total Places: 50

Places Available: ??


Lindley Chambers


Goring Village Hall High Street Goring-on-Thames RG8 9AG