Greenwich Park

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12/03/2003 at 15:20

None of you is to be found there early in the morning though, are you?!

FANY, what kind of speedwork do you do there? I mainly use GP for hill work, or just go through on way to other far places (long runs).
12/03/2003 at 16:41
having now run around Crystal Palace park I can honestly say that I really do miss GP! CP is boring. And considering it's built on a hill, finding a suitable path to do hill reps on was almost impossible.

I also miss sitting outside the COach And Horses with a pint of Old Speckled Hen...
12/03/2003 at 16:51

Is that before or after your sessions, cns ?!?!

Also, you could always run to GP from CP for your medium long runs!
12/03/2003 at 16:55
oh teh sitting in the covered market was in my days before I became a r*nner
12/03/2003 at 17:45
FLM - Greenwich 10k was in the Runner's World race diary and did get over 300 entrants (a few down on 2002) but given the suberb venue, I would have thought they could have filled it by e.g. putting up posters in the park, handing out flyers at other events etc (Hope this doesn't sound critical.)

cns - not sure you'd recognise the Coach & Horses, mate - it's been given the 'paint everything white and bung in a few sofas' treatment
12/03/2003 at 20:51

Thanks SB. I guess the reason I didn't know about it was because I am not looking for 10k races at this stage (preparing for marathon). Having said that, I would definitely like to run it at some point in the future (although as I mentioned before, I'd be dreading going up that hill TWICE in race conditions!).

13/03/2003 at 07:18
I've really enjoyed reading this thread.

I'm a beginning runner and Greenwich Park is where you'll find me early most mornings running (slowly). I've actually found people to be very friendly - and there is a core group of runners/walkers/dog owners I see almost every day. Most have been really encouraging of my progress and knowing they are watching helps keep me motivated.

The Greenwich 10k was my first race - and I'm happy to hear that REAL runners share my view on THAT hill appearing twice in the route!! (btw - the route is still posted in some of the notice boards in the park - it's a small photocopied map with blue highlighter marking the route)
13/03/2003 at 10:24

Thanks for the tip about the map, SG. If you are there most mornings I am sure I'd seen you then! Next time I am in there, I'll go round shouting 'Susan' !!

If you keep training there, I am sure you'll be an elite (never mind a real one; you're already that) athlete in no time!

Keep going.

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