Due to the American Thanksgiving holiday, many of our runners are out of town or unavailable to run on Wed/Thur/Fri so we’ll do one, combined group long run on Monday. We’re running to the Happening Bagel Bakery (LOVE that name!) in Finsbury Park via Highgate and the Greenbelt. This is a great run and we don’t do it often because the first part takes us up the hill in Hampstead, which we usually do on Friday. The first part is the hill, but the second part is beautiful as we run through a stretch of woodland. If you’ve never done this route before I strongly encourage you to give it a try. (If I can’t twist your arm to try it, you could always do one of our other Heath routes.)
We’re not setting routes for Wednesday and Friday. If you want to run, show up at the usual time and as a group you can decide where you would like to go.
IMPORTANT – Race deadline is here!
If you are considering going on the half marathon trip to Germany you need to register for the race before next Friday Nov. 29 AND let us know by emailing Patricia Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org. The race is filling up so you must meet this deadline. Also, if you had originally signed up for the race, but your plans have changed for whatever reason, please let us know as well. We’re trying to get an accurate count so we can calculate the per person bus costs. Click here to go to the race information page.
IMPORTANT – German trip money collection Wed – Friday 4-6 December
On 4-6 December, we will be collecting money for the race registration, hat and bus costs. We’ll also be handing out the WRW t-shirts to those who ordered one. Please plan to meet us after the run on one of those days in the basement eating area of Pret. We’ll follow-up early in December with the exact costs, once our attendance numbers are set.
Monday 25 November
Happening Bagel via Highgate and Finsbury Greenbelt (7 miles)
As we said above, this is the only organized route we’ll have this week. There will most likely be folks running Wednesday and Friday, but since it’s the Thanksgiving holiday break, everyone can just show up and figure out their routes and distances together.
For this run we start up Fitzjohn’s like we’re going to the Heath, but pass the entrance and continue up Spaniards/Hampstead Lane to Highgate. Cross the street at the big intersection and go down Southwood Lane and at the bottom of the hill veer to the right onto Jackson’s Lane. Continue down Jackson’s to Archway Road and make a right, then a relatively quick left onto Holmesdale Road. Run a short distance on Holmesdale and the entrance to the Finsbury Greenbelt will be on your left. Follow the path to Finsbury Park, cross over the train tracks, turn right and run along the western edge of the park and exit onto Seven Sister’s Road. Happening Bagel is across the street and we will go to Costa for coffee. We will take the tube home from the Finsbury Park Station.
Congratulations to current and former WRW runners who beat the heat to run in San Antonio’s half marathon with Paula this past weekend!
25 – 29 November Running Info
Saturday, November 23, 2013