This is our last week of training before the race! Well done to everyone who ran to Kew Gardens last week. On Monday, we have a 6-mile loop through Hyde 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 out on Tuesday 28 March after the race.
If you are going to the race, you should have received a series of emails with details about the trip including an itinerary, flight list and the famous photo directory (THANK YOU AMY!). Let us know if you have any questions.
Monday 20 March – Hyde Park 6 miles
It is race week so the run in Hyde Park is a shorter loop than previous runs.
We start from Barclays and run down Circus Road and turn left on Grove End/ Lisson Grove. Cross diagonally at the light to be on the west side of the street. Cross over Marylebone Rd (now you’re on Seymour Pl) and run until the road ends. Turn right on Seymour St, cross Edgware Rd, and turn left at the next street (Stanhope Pl). Cross into Hyde Park, cross over the Carriage Rd and you’re ready to go.
Upon entering the park, you turn right at the silver sphere. Cross over N Carriage Rd and turn left just after the Italian Gardens. Run along the Serpentine, past the gardens, swimming pond and cafe. Turn left at the end of the Serpentine, over the bridge at the cafe. Take the diagonal path off to your right across the park and head back up along the eastern edge of the park before exiting at the Upper Brook St/Animals of War exit. After crossing Park Lane proceed straight to the next light and turn left at Park Street. Head straight up this street all the way back to St John’s Wood.
Wednesday 22 March – Camden/Morningside Crescent/Regent’s Park (5 miles)
We will run to the canal going 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 towards Euston Road. Just before reaching the huge intersection at Euston Road we turn right at the Sainsburys/Itsu and run between the office buildings and past the nice fountains. When we get onto Triton Street stay on the right side, cross Osnaburgh and continue to the zebra crossing to cross Albany Street. Run to the corner at Euston Road, take a right and the next right to enter the park. We make the first left onto Outer Circle and run around the loop to the Charlbert Street exit (where we usually enter for the canal or park). We’ll run up Charlbert Street to Allitsen Road, make a left, and head back to Starbucks.
Friday 24 March
– We leave for Warsaw!
All others – up the hill or whatever you would like.