So – this is the week we’ve all been waiting for! Believe it or not, you are all ready to run to Big Ben, our first destination run. Don’t be intimidated – it is really not much farther than you have already been running. In addition, there are a lot of traffic lights along the way that will give us some extra breaks. We are so excited to do this run with you!
For those of you with kids at ASL, I hope you had a nice break! I look forward to hearing about it on Thursday’s run.
Now that the race has been announced, I have revised the training schedule to reflect the actual race date. It is attached. Please let me know if you have any questions about it.
Please remember to bring your Oyster card with you since we will be taking the tube home from Westminster. We will take a photo in front of Big Ben (well, what you can see of it given the scaffolding…) and maybe grab a coffee at the Nero across the street.
If you aren’t able to join us on Thursday but want to do the run at a different time and/or repeat it next Tuesday, here is the route:
Start heading west on Circus Road and turn left on Grove End and follow south as it becomes Lisson Grove. Cross over Marylebone Road and continue on Seymour Place until the end. Turn right and cross over Edgware Road and then left to enter Hyde Park at the intersection with Stanhope Place. Run along the eastern edge of the park to Hyde Park Corner, under Wellington Arch and down Constitution Hill. Run past the Victoria Memorial down the mall and enter St. James Park. Run over the pond and out of the park, turning left onto Birdcage Walk and down into Parliament Square to Big Ben.