I’m looking at the calendar and it’s hard to believe we only have 5 more weeks of official routes before our summer holiday. I know this time of year is so busy, but try to give yourself a break from everyday stuff and schedule the time to run. We have some fun runs on the calendar, join us!
Thanks to everyone who joined me to explore the Western Heath on Friday. We only made a few wrong turns and it was fun to see a new part of the Heath. Stay tuned for a new 6-mile Western Heath route for the group!
This Monday we have a great run to Brick Lane Coffee and the Beigel Bake. Great bagels and coffee in a funky, cool neighbourhood – what more could you ask for? We’re doing an old favourite, Notting Hill, on Wednesday and back to the Heath on Friday.
Save the Date
Friday, May 23 – Borough Market (9:00am Start)
Wednesday, May 28 – Canary Wharf (or The Wall)
Wednesday, June 4 – Happening Bagel and Greenway
Friday, June 6 – Sights of London run and Leavers Coffee
Monday May 12
Brick Lane Coffee/Beigel Bake 5.7 miles
This is a fun and funky destination run! We will head out in the same way as though we are running to The Wall and Canary Wharf. [Canal east to the Wall—go up ramp to Muriel Street, take a right and then an almost immediate left up a path that winds between the apartment buildings. 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. Turn right at Liverpool Street to the major road Upper Street. Cross Upper Street and turn RIGHT (NB: Angel Tube Station is to your right if you are going home from here.)] Go past Angel Tube Station and then go LEFT on City Road. We will take City Road all the way into Shoreditch, going past the Old Street Tube [the Silicon Roundabout for those of you techies!], heading onto Great Eastern Street from the Roundabout and then crossing Shoreditch High Street to get to Bethnal Green Road before turning right on Brick Lane. Brick Lane Coffee and Beigel Bake are both on your right. They are FUNKY so bring your cool attitudes!
Wednesday 14 May
Notting Hill 6 miles
Channel your inner Hugh Grant/Julia Roberts as we head to Notting Hill. Run out the canal to the west and exit at Ladbroke Grove. Run to Elgin Crescent and make a left. Continue to Ledbury and go right and then left at Westbourne Grove. Run down Westbourne Grove over Bishop’s Bridge and down the steps into Sheldon Square. Go back along the canal and out where you entered and back to Starbucks.
Friday May 16
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
Whole Foods, coffee and gourmet chocolate – what a way to end a run!
12 – 16 May Running Info
Saturday, May 10, 2014