2 4 8 November Running Info

Hi All,

We made it through the London hurricane!

It’s a new month and time for some new routes.  We have new routes on the schedule for both the long run and the tempo run this week.  For the long run, with December only a month away, it’s a perfect time to do some window shopping!  We have two separate long run routes this week for 6 and 8 miles and both allow you to be distracted by the beautiful London shops.  For the tempo run, we hit the canal and our local parks.  This one looks fun!  Please take a moment to read the email and look at the maps.  The more people who are familiar with the route, the easier it is for everyone.

If you are training for the spring half marathon, now is the time to make sure you have a good base of mileage so you are ready when we begin to add the longer runs in December and the new year.   If you’re following the gradual training schedule you have long runs of 7 miles the weeks of Dec. 9 and 16.   (The training schedules are posted on the website if you want to look ahead to the winter training plan.)


Holly Bell Stevens ran the Amsterdam Half Marathon on October 21.  Great job!

HATS – Spring Half Marathon Trip to Germany

We’re putting in the order for our popular running hats on Monday.  If you know you’re going on the trip, please email Patricia Shelton (pjshelton2@gmail.com) with your travel details so we can keep track of our numbers.  We’re trying our best to avoid a shortage of hats, but we also want to avoid being stuck with expensive left-overs.  We’ll offer the hat to the first 85 women who email Patricia with their travel details.  She needs to know your race number, flight numbers, hotel room preference (single or double) and roommate if known.  If you haven’t made your travel arrangements yet, but you are planning to go to the race, please let her know that.  The deadline to register for the race is early December.  Come join us!

Walking group

The walking group is off to a good start.  If you’re an injured runner or taking a break from running for any reason, they would love you to join them.  They meet MWF at Starbucks at 8:15 with an 8:30 departure.  The group plans to do a 4 mile walk in about an hour, so they’re not a strolling group.  The goal is exercise, with a little less stress on the body.  Please email Raquel Grosman if you are interested or would like more information at raquel.grosman@yahoo.com.

Reminder – Pub Crawl Saturday November 16

This is a very fun event for runners and their significant others.  We have run between pubs in the past, but this year we will take it down a notch and do an actual crawl.  We will visit a selection of the best pubs in Belsize Park and try some of the finest local lagers.  Extensive research will soon be underway for this, so if you have any input, please e-mail kellimontanaro@gmail.com.  We’ll meet at our first pub at 4:30, so get your sitters lined up!   More information to follow…

Keep running!  (unless there is a hurricane)



LONG RUN – 6 or 8 miles

Monday, 4 November (9s and 10s) or Wednesday, 6 November (11s and 12s)

It’s a NEW month so let’s do some NEW routes!

8 Miles:  Sloane St/Victoria Stn Loop

Head the normal way to Hyde Park and along the east [left] side to Hyde Park Corner.  Turn left on the Carriage Drive and exit left out of the park, across Knightsbridge and head right to Sloane Street.  Follow Sloane St south to Pimlico Street and make a left.  Continue left onto Buckingham Palace Road, then left again on Grosvenor Gardens [near Victoria Stn].  Head back up to Hyde Park, exit at the Animal War Memorial onto Upper Brook Street, then left on Park Street and follow this home as it changes names, all the way to SJW Starbucks.


6 Miles:  Hyde Park/Bond Street Shopping

Start with the full group and run to Hyde Park, following the east path to Hyde Park Corner.  Cross through Wellington Arch into Green Park and run across the northern edge of Green Park, exit the park and continue on Piccadilly to New Bond Street, where you turn left.  Take New Bond Street to Oxford Street, then zig zag left then right onto Marylebone Lane.  Take this until it meets with Marylebone High Street and continue to Marylebone Road, make a left, then a right at the light [York Bridge] and enter left into Regents Park just beyond the Ring Road.  Follow the path along the lake, then exit by the Mosque onto Park Road, take a right and head to Starbucks.


FAST RUN – Camden to Regents Park – 6 Miles

Monday, 4 November (11s and 12s) or Wednesday, 6 November (9s and 10s)

Another new route, this one just a tad over 6 miles.  Everybody give it a try!

Camden Left to Regents Park

Head down Wellington Road, left around the roundabout and cross over the crosswalk to the other side of Prince Albert Road.  Head down to the Canal Path and run until the Camden Market.  Take the RIGHT crossover over the Canal at Camden Market and make a LEFT onto Chalk Farm Hill Road.  Take this road north, past Adelaide, past England’s Lane to Belsize Grove [before the Belsize Tube Stn] and make a left.  Left again on Belsize Park Gardens.  Take this all the way to Primrose Hill Park.  Enter the PH Park and follow the north side path until it ends; make a right and continue to the Ormonde Terrace entrance, make a left and zig zag to the other side of the park and back to the main entrance on Prince Albert Road.  Exit PH Park, cross Prince Albert and go across the bridge and across the Ring Road into Regents Park.  Follow the interior path alongside the Zoo and as it curls onto the Broadwalk.  Go right and follow the Broadwalk to just beyond The Honest Sausage.  Make a right onto the main path and take it across the park, exiting at the Charlbert entrance.  Head up to St Johns Wood Terrace, make a left and head to Starbucks.



Friday 8 November – The Heath

It’s Friday again, so everyone up Fitzjohn’s.  You can pick your distance and whatever you choose, there will certainly be someone else interested in running that distance.  All of these routes are on the website.

In addition, every week there are a group of women who prefer to do a flat run.  We can help make sure that you find each other.  

4 miles:  A great way to ease into running the hill.   Run up to the Hampstead tube station and back.

5 miles: The Betsy Route

6-7 miles:  The partial Heath route

8 miles:  The full Heath route

Click here for maps of all of the Heath routes.


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Facebook Group:  Women Running The World (request to join)

Email: wrwlondon@gmail.com

ASL HS girls, including daughters of Vicky Timbers and Linda Dolan, dressed up as WRW members for Halloween!  Here is Linda’s daughter in her WRW finest.

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