10 11 15 May Running Info

Hi Everyone,

Another great week of running! Thanks again to Kathy for writing our Shaun the Sheep route – it was lots of fun!

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!

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? (Make sure you check out the slightly inappropriate, but funny posters and sayings on the walls at Brick Lane Coffee.) Also, take a minute to look at the route because we wind through East London to get to Beigel Bake. We’re doing an old favourite, Notting Hill, on Wednesday and back to the Heath on Friday.

Trying a new thing- 9:15am start option?

I know we have some members who can’t make it to the 8:15 start for a variety of reasons. Leah Neenan has agreed to be the contact person for any runners who would be interested in joining a WRW group that starts running at 9:15am. The plan would be that the 9:15am group would do the same routes as the main group. At this point, we’re trying to measure the interest and see if we have enough runners at a similar pace to make a group. Can you email me and Leah (leah.neenan@gmail.com) if you are interested? Also if you have a friend that may be interested, please let them know to email Leah. Thanks so much!

Save the Date

Monday 18 May- South Kensington Whole Foods via Brompton Cemetery

Friday 22 May- Borough Market

Wednesday 27 May- Canary Wharf or The Wall

Wednesday 3 June- Happening Bagel via the Greenway

Friday 5 June- “Sights of London” run and Leavers Coffee at Richoux

Monday 8 June- Big Ben

Wednesday 10 June- Last official run of the year

Are you moving this summer?

If you are moving this summer, or you have a good friend that is moving, can you let us know?  We want to make sure that we can properly recognise you at our Leavers Coffee on June 5. (We’ll miss you!)

Keep running,



Monday, May 11th

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!

To get home, walk down Brick Lane [it is an interesting street!] and turn right on Hanbury Street.  Proceed past [or through] Spitalfields Market to Bishopsgate, turn left and head to Liverpool Street Tube Station.




Wednesday, May 13th – 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 15th – 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.


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

Having fun with Shaun the Sheep in London

11 – 15 May Running Info

Sunday, May 10, 2015



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