In short: Here's one for the road. In full: Crook log 5k is held every 2nd Friday of the month at 12.30. The Crook log entrance is off Danson park. More details can be found on the New Eltham Joggers web-site. Here is another free race which is organised by the young man, himself Joe Cleverley - Mr Speedy Gonzales. Be warned about this man he can run like the wind. At Crook log 5k Joe is the time keeper, with helpful assistant Ken.
What you need to know is that this race is a road race but starts and finishes in Danson park. There are no Marshals or markers. If you are new to the race Joe will pair you up with another runner with similar speed. Unlike Crystal palace canter 5k, this race has a staggered start, the slowest goes first and the fastest goes last the plan is that all runners should finish more or less together. The results are posted on NEJ Web-site.
I do love the runners in this race, they are a friendly bunch, and we do have a laugh now and again. There are some top gun runners then thereâ€™s me, yours truly.
This race is an old time favourite of mine; I just canâ€™t get enough of this race.
The next race is 9th April, 2010 12.30. Hey Joe, How many clubs do you belong to? How Many!!!
Oh, Joe donâ€™t forget to tell New Eltham Joggers to start training now for Orpington Mob Match, because Orpington Road Runners are on FORM!
I would just like to add that on 23rd May 2010 at 10.30 Bexley RC has a 10k race also at Danson Park.
19th September, 2010 at 9am is New Eltham Joggers (NEJ) 27 Miles Green Chain Marathon.
In short: Free - Friendly - Fun & Inspirational!!! In full: Free - Friendly and Fun.
What a cracking little race!!
My first 5k so a PB for me, but blimey some of the older runners really put my 22 mins dead time to shame.
Joe who organises the race is 76 years old and did the same KFL match as me on Sunday and only finished 3 mins behind me and believe me I ran my fat little heart out. Some of these guys are really inspirational.
Hilly little course and actually not that scenic as the vast majority is outside of the park, but if you can get down there and want a well organised little outing this is superb.
It is a handicapped race so there are very few people over-taking you, which happens to me a lot. So great as a boost.
Get down there and enjoy, I'll be back next month if I can get the time off.
In short: Little gem of a race starting and finishing in the lovely Danson Park, although taking in a path alongside the less than lovely A2. Well worth making the trip for. Date of review: November 12, 2007