Beginners Week 28: 15 March 2016

Hi everyone,

Well, it’s back to mileage/time building this week!  Your bodies had a nice rest and now it’s time to go back to work.  This week is a great run, going down to Hyde Park then through Sloane Square (make sure to do some window shopping as you run by!) and over the river to Battersea Park.  Then we’ll head along the river to Big Ben and finish up at Green Park.  The schedule says 110 minutes but as you all know the runs now are more about the distance – the time is just an approximation and some of you will finish a little before and some a little after and all of it is OK.  Just remember to take it nice and slow.
Unfortunately, I will not be joining you this week and Vicky may not be there as well but hopefully Jane will be back in fighting form.
Lesley has the big bag of gels and she will bring them on Thursday so you can try a different flavor or kind.  We have plenty and we may have enough to see us through Canary next week as well.  Yum yum!
Don’t forget to bring your Oyster card for the tube right back to SJW.
A quick reminder about the race – don’t forget to get your medical form filled in and submitted.  There are instructions on the website ( if you’re not sure what you need to do.
Here is this week’s route in detail:
We head out to Hyde Park (Circus to Lisson Grove to Gloucester), along the eastern edge of the park, and down Sloane Street to Sloane Square.  We continue through Sloane Square, down Chelsea Bridge Road, and over the Chelsea Bridge to the south bank of the Thames.  We will then turn right into Battersea Park and run along the south side of the Thames to the Albert Bridge, where we cross back over the Thames and then turn right again and run along the north side of the river all the way to Big Ben/Parliament.  We will turn left at Big Ben and run down Birdcage Walk, turning right to cross through St James’ Park to the Mall.  Turn left and then turn right to cross over the street before the Victoria Memorial.  Keep heading straight along the western edge of Green Park to end at Green Park Tube.