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  1. Ken stewart says:

    Suggested Routes for Sunday 24th Feb 2019 from Whitewebbs

    6.6 miles WW-Hotspur-Old Park Ride-BH
    http://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4313382.html

    7.8 miles WW-Hotspur-OPR-Cattlegate (reverse)-Hillyfields-BH
    https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4618116.html

    12.9 miles WW-Hotspur-OPR-Cattlegate-Coopers Lane-Ridgeway-HFS-BH
    https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4617694.html

  2. Ken stewart says:

    Suggested Routes for Whitewebbs on Sun 17th February 2019

    WW-Maiden Bridge-Hotspur-Bulls Cross Ride-White Water Centre-River Lee Towpath-NORTHBOUND and return same route. (Choose your own return point to give you the distance you want.)
    https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4672631.html

    Note: Normal 09.00 start time but if you plan to do 16 miles or more, or if it suits, some will start at 08.00.
    No stopping to regroup on these longer runs.

  3. Simon Harrison says:

    Track session 14/02/19 – 7:15 for 7:30 start
    Valentine 800’s – just because

    7 x 800m (2 laps) @ 5k pace
    200m jog (or 2:00 min) recovery

  4. Becky Tanner says:

    Hello – FYI – when I click on the route maps ie: The Ridgeway etc – mapOmeter says they are no longer available. Becky

  5. Ken stewart says:

    Suggested Routes for Sun 10th February 2019 from Whitewebbs

    6.7 miles WW-Clay Hill-Burnt Farm Ride-Old Park Ride-Bulls Cross-Maiden Bridge-BH
    https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4680988.html

    8.2 miles WW-Clay Hill-BFR-Silver St-Bury Green-BC-MB-BH
    https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4680999.html

    Note 1: the Royston Cross Country is this Sunday

    Note 2: there will also be a 20 mile marathon training run (10 mins/mile or faster)

  6. carol_m says:

    Who is running the Cancer Research Winter Run 10k tomorrow? I wonder if we would all get to see each other ?

  7. Ken stewart says:

    Suggested Routes for Whitewebbs on Sun 3rd February 2019

    8 miles WW-Rose Garden-stile-Bulls Cross Ride-Old Park Ride-Burnt Farm Ride-Clay Hill-BH
    https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4858449.html

    10 miles WW-RG-stile-BCR-OPR-Stables-Silver St-BFR-Whitewebbs Lane-stile-BH
    https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4157980.html

    13.2 miles WW-RG-stile-BCR-OPR-Stables-Halstead Hill-Cuffley-track to Cattlegate-Whitewebbs Lane-stile-BH
    https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4862961.html

  8. Ilia says:

    Choosing a marathon training plan.

    Hi everybody

    A bit of a follow-up to the Simon’s marathon chat earlier today.

    There is a good running resource https://fellrnr.com/wiki/Main_Page which is a personal Wiki of a running enthusiast and a top ultra-runner Jonathan Savage. There is a lot of useful data there, but specifically I would recommend the comparison of the marathon training plans and their suitability to different kinds of runners with different targets:

    https://fellrnr.com/wiki/A_Comparison_of_Marathon_Training_Plans

    I know that many people use plans from the websites of sports companies, races themselves or newspapers, but these plans are typically based on the ones discussed by fellrnr and can be defined by several key variables (mileage, speed Vs volume, ramp-up etc.).

  9. Ken stewart says:

    Correction to previous – Date Error! Sorry!
    Suggested Routes for Whitewebbs on Sun 27th January 2019

    A NON-MUDDY ROUTE

    WW-Maiden Bridge-Hotspur-Bulls Cross Ride-White Water Centre-River Lee Towpath-NORTHBOUND and return same route. (Choose your own return point to give you the distance you want.)
    https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4672631.html

    Note: there will also be a marathon training run starting at Picketts Lock Sports Centre at 08.00.
    This is aimed at a pace of sub 10 min/mile. (Choose your own return point to give you the distance you want.) No stopping to re-group. Team up with similar pace runners.

    • Sarah Hitchcock says:

      Hi there – thinking about coming along and doing ~4 miles and turning back. Am I going to slow you guys down too much? Sarah

      • Ken stewart says:

        Hi Sarah
        I assume you are meaning the run at Whitewebbs rather than the run at Picketts Lock which will be at a moderate pace.
        I am not sure how may runners there will be at Whitewebbs but if you turn up there will probably be some slower runners. However the chances are that they will be doing about 6 miles minimum. But if you are happy to run with them initially and turn back on your own that is a possibility.

        • Sarah Hitchcock says:

          Yes, Whitewebbs definitely!! Thank you, I will see how motivated I am in the morning 😉

  10. Ken stewart says:

    Suggested Routes for Whitewebbs on Sun 27th September 2019

    A NON-MUDDY ROUTE

    WW-Maiden Bridge-Hotspur-Bulls Cross Ride-White Water Centre-River Lee Towpath-NORTHBOUND and return same route. (Choose your own return point to give you the distance you want.)
    https://gb.mapometer.com/running/route_4672631.html

    Note: there will also be a marathon training run starting at Picketts Lock Sports Centre at 08.00.
    This is aimed at a pace of sub 10 min/mile. (Choose your own return point to give you the distance you want.) No stopping to re-group. Team up with similar pace runners.

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