What a week for WRW! The sun is shining, we’re running in short sleeves, we survived a run-in with the mighty Italian bureaucracy and we were accused of a cyber attack! (If you’re not going to Padua, you missed lots of excitement this week.) I think Stefhanie Howe said it best when she said, “this is like a Seinfeld episode!” Thanks a million trillion times to Chris Roberts and Amy Grace for helping to sort everything out!
This is our last week of training before the race! On Monday, we have a 7-mile loop through Hyde Park and Green Park and on Wednesday we have a 5-mile loop through Camden and Regent’s Park. Most of us will be gone on Friday and next Monday, but if you’re not going to the race please meet as usual and you can decide a route on the day. The next weekly email will go on Tuesday April 21 after the race.
Please look out for a series of emails with details about the trip including an itinerary, transport directions and the famous photo book (THANK YOU AMY!) We hope to send them over the weekend. We were planning to get you the details earlier in the week, but the health form fiasco set us back a couple of days.
London Marathon Runners – Sunday April 26
We have three fantastic runners, Adela Bello, Darcy Fautz and Mee Lee, who are running in the London Marathon this year on Sunday April 26. Let’s get a WRW group together to go watch and cheer them on. Please let me know if you can go watch the marathon on that day.
Fun Run on Saturday April 25 for Solace Women’s Aid
A group of ASL students including Meg Stone’s daughter are organising a fun run at Canons Park on Saturday April 25 at 9:00 am to support Solace Women’s Aid, which is an organisation that supports women and children affected by domestic and sexual abuse. To participate, the organisers are asking runners to bring canned goods, toiletries or baby supplies which will go to the women in need. Please email Meg if you and/or your family would like to participate.
Monday 13 April
LONG RUN – Green Park Loop — 7 miles
Head to Hyde Park the usual way and run along the eastern edge of the park to Hyde Park Corner. Cross under the Wellington Arch and run down Constitution Hill to The Mall. Run a short distance down The Mall, turn left and run along the eastern edge of Green Park to Piccadilly. Turn left on Piccadilly and run along the northern edge of Green Park back to Hyde Park Corner. Cross back into Hyde Park and run back up the eastern edge of the park to the Upper Brook Street exit and back to SJW via the normal route.
Wednesday, 15 April
SHORT RUN – 5 miles – This is an easy-paced run
Camden/Morningside Crescent/Regent’s Park Loop
We start out on the canal eastbound to Camden Market, where we exit the canal and turn right onto Camden High Street. We’ll run down Camden High Street to Mornington Crescent Tube Station and veer right onto Hampstead Road, which we will take down to Euston road. We’ll then go right on Euston to Park Square East, where we will enter Regent’s Park. We make the first left onto Outer Circle and run around the loop to the Charlbert exit (where we enter for the canal). We’ll run up Charlbert to Allitsen, make a left, and head back to Starbucks.
Friday 17 April
For those running in Padua, we are off to the races! No scheduled run today.
For those not heading to Italy…
HILL RUN 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
7.5 miles: The Highgate route
8 miles: The full Heath route
Click here for maps of all of the Heath routes
Monday 20 April
Most of the group will be returning from Germany. If you are not traveling meet as usual at Barclays and pick your favourite route!