South West London - Sunday runs

For FLM 2004 we've had up to 12 people plodding around Richmond Park for training on a Sunday morning - and we've run with 20 different people over the last 4 months... Generally we keep together in a little 9 and a bit minute mile clump but there have been some much faster runs and runners and some much more relaxed ones too.

For this Sunday, 2nd May - meet at Roehampton Gate, Richmond Park - 9 am.

There'll probably be some one lappers (7.3 miles)

There'll maybe be some two lappers (14.6 miles)

There'll probably be some poeple stopping at Pembroke Lodge for cake!
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  • List for Sunday 2nd May (so far) - feel free to add more names!

    Destiny
    Hollywood
    Kinsey
    Eldest
    Curly Sue - given Sheffield Half a miss, RP much more fun!
  • Holly your legacy to us! How touching!
  • Better put my name down in case I miss anything!
  • Is it definitely 7.3 miles round the park ?
  • I can't make this weekend as I'm off North to see the folks. I'll be up for some in the future. I'm planning a June half if anyone has any ideas.

    Can't believe that I've seen nobody since FLM. Can't make Friday either as I'll be on the train.
  • Cartman - my GPS said it was about that... I've heard estimates between 7.2 and 8... Check out this GPS map that Foo Bar produced - http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/forummessages.asp?dt=4&UTN=36154&srchdte=0&last=1&V=6&SP=

    LiamO - sorry - looks like I'm not going to see you again before my big trip! It was a pleasure running with you. Well done on the well-sub-4 in the FLM. Good luck!

    List for Sunday 2nd May (so far) - feel free to add more names!

    Destiny
    Hollywood
    Kinsey
    Eldest
    Curly Sue - given Sheffield Half a miss, RP much more fun!
    KitKat
  • Can I come too? I was thinking of doing the Park from home, which makes it around about 11 miles, but if I park in Kingston gate car park and run to Roehampton from there, and then back to the car park after one lap, it should be about the same distance.

    Cartman, it's between 7.3 and 7.5 miles depending on who you talk to. I used the very inexact science of measuring by driving around the road (7 miles) and then adding on a bit because the path is a bit further out than the road.

    Will we be doing clockwise or anti-clockwise?
  • Hollywood,

    have a great trip. I really enjoyed our runs and congrats on your own FLM.

    I made a lap of RP to be about 7.4 miles with my Nike SDM.
  • Thanks for RP distance advice. I have been running it for a couple of years now, and have through a process of elimination/comparison throught that it is ~7.3 miles.

    Just a pity that 3 laps is not quite 22 miles !!
  • Try running on the trail paths whenever they appear (there's a lovely springy one just after Richmond Gate if you're going clockwise), that should add on the desired 0.1 mile for 22 miles! How accurate do you really need to be after that sort of distance!
  • LiamO - I'll log back on occasionally and I'll expect to hear even more tales of glory

    Kath - you are very welcome:

    List for Sunday 2nd May (so far) - feel free to add more names!

    Curly Sue - given Sheffield Half a miss, RP much more fun!
    Destiny
    Eldest
    Hollywood
    Lady Lucan - not sure yet
    Kath
    Kinsey
    KitKat
  • Anal alert! Anal Alert!

    Someone's rearranged our list in alphabetical order!
  • 4.5 days left of my job and guess who's rearranging paper clips?
  • You're not looking for sympathy, are you?
  • This is a shame - I tend to do RP on Saturdays alone and would welcome a bit of company. have fun though you lot - maybe I'll tag along some other time.

    My GPS comes up as 7.25 ish following the yellow brick road (the main path).

    Is it easier going anti-clock wise? I've only ever ran clockwise and find the hill after Robin Hood a killer - especially as I'm up to 2 laps!
  • Well-spotted Destiny; keep up the good work Hollywood, said on behalf of librarians everywhere. Although to be truly anal you should have split the list up into pace classes, and alphabetically within these.
  • Lol Kath! He's gonna do it!
  • Destiny - Heading off around the world travelling for a year isn't all fun you know. There's all those bars and beaches and I bet they'll need putting in alphabetical order too.

    AndyH - start the campaign for Saturday mornings - we've done a few of those in the past - e.g. on Feb 14th when Destiny begged me to join her for a couple of laps
  • Good idea

    List for Sunday 2nd May (so far) - feel free to add more names!

    *Normal pace*
    Curly Sue - given Sheffield Half a miss, RP much more fun!
    Eldest
    Hollywood
    Lady Lucan - not sure yet
    Kath
    Kinsey
    KitKat

    *Slower than normal pace*
    Destiny
  • AndyH, the clockwise/anti-clockwise argument will rage for ever! I used to think it was harder clockwise till Percy forced me to do it and now I think its harder anti-clockwise. However, I've heard that Paula has said she found it harder clockwise and if its hard for Paula well....

    I think its subjective.
  • I found anti-clockwise really difficult, and I'd much rather run up the big hill than down it, for the sake of my knees at least. I should add that I had carbo-loaded with a couple of pints of Stella the night before running it anti-clockwise.

    Good luck with the classification of beaches Hollywood, perhaps you could catalogue them for us too (there has to be down side, doesn't there?) Would you like to borrow my copy of Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (second edition, 1998 revision)?
  • Me? Organise things? Oh the responsability!

    Destiny - if it's good enough for Paula, who am I to complain?

    I have to admit that although that hill is horrid, and the one leading up to Pembrook isn't much better, I do like the bit between Richmond and Roehampton clockwise - nice and easy for a couple of miles.
  • bah! we've sold out!

    What would Micha think?
    JPVD.
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  • :-) Good question, JPVD - Micha does have a lot to answer for - although I don't know if she ever actually joined us for a run...

    Can't believe I'm not going to get a final run out with you either - I need a final chance to win back my money...
  • Holly,
    I been trying to keep up, but you keep moving things around.

    Kinsey, what do mean what happened to my picture ?
  • Oops - replied on other thread - it's okay I can see it now - must just be my pc!
  • ok you lot. panicking now, i think you are going to be too fast for me! I am a 10minute girl. Will I have to run on my own?
  • I'm a 10 minute girl too, really, but I'm going to try to keep up, as I'm trying for a sub 2 hour half at the end of May. Why don't we start with the rest of the pack and drop back when we need to.
  • phew - thanks Kath
  • don't worry you two...the sunday run is usually the LSD run. run at around 10mpm
    speed work during the week, y'know. i think the biggest debates will be how many laps? and which direction? (always a favourite)

    there is usually a small pit-stop between laps and really it is just nice to be in the vicinity of forumites. (sober)

    JPVD.
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