Thanks to everyone who has come out to run this week! I know the end of the year is so busy. We had a great run to Borough Market on Friday and came home with some goodies! Monday is a Bank Holiday so we’ll meet at Barclays for a bit later start at 8:30. The plan is to head down to Hyde Park and do a distance of your choice. Wednesday we have our last run for the year to Canary Wharf for the dedicated distance runners. If you’re not up for that long of a run, you can run to The Wall or choose another route of your choice. Some of the groups have been doing a little “adventure” running – making up the route as they go along! That is great – the most important thing is to run and have some fun at this time of the year.
SAVE THE DATE – Friday 6 June
Please join us for our annual “Sights of London” Run followed by our chance to say good-bye to our friends who are leaving London. All the details will be included in next week’s email. Can you let me know if you are moving so that we can properly say good-bye? (We’ll miss you!)
Monday 26 May Bank Holiday
Hyde Park 8:30 am start!
Enjoy a few minutes extra sleep as we start a bit later at 8:30. Since it is a Bank Holiday, we’ll head to Hyde Park and everyone runs whichever distance they want. All the routes are on the WRW website here.
Wednesday 28 May
Canary Wharf [~9 miles] –OR—The Wall [6 miles]
Since Monday was a Bank Holiday, we have a choice of long run [Canary Wharf] or a shorter run [The Wall] today. We’ll all start out and do the first three miles together.
Option 1: Canary Wharf
Section One – Canal to the Wall
The route starts out as the The Wall. Run along Prince Albert Road to join the canal at Charlbert Street. Run along the canal for approximately 3 miles until the canal pathway ends at the famous “Wall.”
Section Two – Angel Roads
We need to run through the Angel neighbourhood until we can re-enter the canal path. At the wall follow the ramp up to Muriel Street. (This is a good place to wait for your pace group.) Take a right and then an almost immediate left up a path that winds between the apartment buildings. See the picture below for the entrance to the path.
Keep going straight on the path and it will become Maygood Street. When you get to the intersection of a main road (Barnsbury Road) turn right. Run until you make the second left onto Chapel Market. (There is a metal archway saying Chapel Market and a zebra crossing at the intersection.) Follow Chapel Market until the end. (NB: There is a public Ladies Room at the end of White Conduit Street, which intersects with Chapel Market at the euphorium bakery.) Turn right at Liverpool Street to the major road Upper Street. Cross Upper Street and turn left. (NB: Angel Tube Station is to your right if you are going home from here.) Make your first right at Duncan Street (Jack Wills shop at the corner) and follow until the end. The entrance to the canal path will be directly in front of you. Go straight along the canal (NOT a sharp right turn.)
Section Three – Canal to Limehouse Basin
We run for about 4 miles following the canal path to the Limehouse Basin. We exit the canal path at the wire looking bridge – see picture below – and take the brown brick steps up to the left.
Section Four – Limehouse Basin to Canary Wharf
At the top of the brick steps, go straight. At the Limehouse Gallery and Bronze Age shop turn right. Run along the water until you reach the second metal foot-bridge leading to a park. Cross the bridge and run through the park. (You’ll see that the way we have gone in the past is blocked so we need to make a slight detour.) When you reach the road (Narrow St.), turn left and run past the Dunbar Wharf and make your first right on Three Colt Street. Run until you hit the water again and turn left. Run with the water on your right until you see the long flight of steps next to Royal China – see picture below. You’re almost there! Only a third of a mile remaining!
Run up the steps and straight ahead, through the small park to India Drive and then veer slightly right along Cabot Square. You’re heading for the big sky-scrapper building in front of you. Stop when you see the sign for the Canary Wharf DLR Station at the ‘mall’ entrance on the South Collanade. We’ll meet at the Starbucks inside the building on the right, next to the DLR station. After a much earned coffee, we’ll head to the Canary Wharf Tube station [Jubilee Line] and tube it home to SJW. Congratulations!
Option 2: The Wall
Run South on Finchley/Wellington Road to the SJW Church Roundabout, follow the sidewalk to the left and cross Prince Albert Road at the crosswalk just beyond the SJW Church. Continue east and enter the canal at the Charlbert entrance. Run east [left], cutting through the Camden Lock Market until you run out of canal path at Islington. Touch the canal boat tunnel wall—this is The Wall!—then turn around and re-trace your steps back to SJW. When you come off the canal at Regents Park, take Charlbert to Allitsen to SJW High Street to Starbucks.
Friday 30 May 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
Facebook Group: Women Running The World (request to join)
Great run to Borough Market – and the running made up for any treats purchased…
26 – 30 May Running Info
Friday, May 23, 2014