I’m looking forward to running with you this week! Since Monday is a Bank Holiday we’ll start out just slightly later at 8:30 and head to Hyde Park for a distance of your choice. We have another threatened tube strike on Wednesday so we have two route options. Plan A is a fun destination run to the Picadilly Whole Food and the chocolate store extravaganza Choccywoccydoodah. (Yes, that’s really the name!) In case of tube strike, we’ll go with Plan B, which is to run along the canal to The Wall and back. On Friday, we’re up the hill again but a few of us are going to try to learn the Western Heath route. Let me know Friday morning if you want to join us. (Be prepared that we’ll likely get lost!)
Save the Date
We have some fun routes on the schedule coming up:
Monday May 12 – Brick Lane Coffee
Friday May 23 – Borough Market (9:00am Start)
Wednesday May 28 – One last time to Canary Wharf…
Wednesday June 4 – Happening Bagel via the Greenway
Friday June 6 – “Sights of London” run and Leavers Coffee
Amsterdam Half Marathon
We have a growing group of women who have signed up for the Amsterdam Half Marathon on Sunday 19 October. Check it out at http://www.tcsamsterdammarathon.nl/en/ I can guarantee it will be flat!
Monday 5 May – Bank Holiday (8:30 START)
Hyde Park – 4-8 miles
This is a bank holiday, so we’ll make it easy for everyone. Hyde Park, any distance you wish. All the routes are on the WRW website here.
Wednesday 7 May
There is a planned tube strike that may interfere with our running plans (THE NERVE!). So, there are two route options for today. The first, is to Whole Foods Picadilly. We’ll do this route if there is no strike, since we’ll have to take the tube home. If there is a strike, we go to plan B, which is “The Wall.”
Whole Foods Picadilly – 6.5 miles
This is always a fun route. We start out heading east on the canal and run to the Wall. We’ll exit the canal there and turn right onto Rodney, which will turn into Penton Rise, then King’s Coss Road, and eventually Farringdon, which we will stay on until we reach the embankment. We then turn right and run along Victoria Embankment to Northumberland (just past Embankment Tube Station). Turn Right onto Northumberland and run through Trafalgar Square onto Cockspur and then turn right onto Haymarket. Take Haymarket into Picadilly Circus and turn left onto Coventry. Run through Picadilly Circus, across the street and onto Glasshouse Street, where you will see Whole Foods.
Plan B – The Wall – 6 miles
You all know the drill on this one. Out the canal east to “the Wall” and back.
Friday 9 May
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.
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
Facebook Group: Women Running The World (request to join)
Hanging out with the Playmobils on the canal
5 – 9 May Running Info
Saturday, May 3, 2014