Monday, 18 May 2009

LGN Fulham 1km Loop

Old Father Thames 346km long in its full majesty, how about enjoying just 1km along its meandering heritage to improve your running tidal flow?

LGN 1km loops have been located and measured at several key points around London for use primarily by LGN Run Clubs

These LGN 1km loops serve several key purposes;

  1. Provide comparable LGN standard course for all our Run Clubs
  2. Via monthly time trial assist with tangible fitness progress
  3. Offer guide to tempo for people planning fun runs or PB races
  4. Building confidence for those aiming for initial 5km or 10km
  5. Help fan the flames of Inter LGN Run Club banter

Life saving indeed, use the LGN Fulham 1km loop to improve fitness and running tempo confidence, not to mention keep cardiac and respiratory function ship shape

While we at LGN embrace technology with a cuddly bear lost & found like grip, and indeed for identifying our LGN 1km loops we used internet mapping to find best routes with same start / finish area, however when it came to accurate measurement we laughed in the face of GPS and used trusted measuring techniques for inch perfect accuracy, thus while you will have a route map to provide, rest easy knowing we walked every single 1km loop with a manual measuring wheel to make sure each one LGN 1km loop is indeed exactly 1km.

LGN's hard worked measuring wheels taking a well earnt vacation in the Pyrenees

The LGN Fulham 1km is a very simple loop around the edge of Bishop's Park

To gain an idea of location and of course via internet mapping please click link:

But for a pictorial guide to LGN Fulham 1km loop please see below:

This is your start point, via the entrance gate closest to Fulham Football ground, the beginning of the bike cycle route is official start line

The official start line, no toes touching the white paint please... 3.... 2.... 1 - go!

Running straight down cycle path, lovely flat and quick, but get ready to negotiate a disco shimmy through park gates
And there are the disco shimmy park gates, wriggle yourself through and try to re-establish initial momentum

At end of your path you will see flower beds on your right, this is your cue to bear right, preparing for 2nd right turn in 50m and return leg, how much left in the tank...?

Again, yet more beautiful flat n fast paths greet you and with the River on your left urging you on, can you find that extra gear to push on for a PB effort?

Final 200 - 300m now, open playing field now visible on your right, Craven Cottage football club in front, the finish awaits you, just one final right hand turn

Last 50m as you complete your turn, choice of left or right of tree, keep those shoulders relaxed..

'X' marks the spot and the finish, well done, you are now only a few feet from where you started and hopefully your LGN trainer is smiling while looking down your new improved 1km time

So lets lace up and use the loop to either join us with our monthly time trials, or perhaps use it for rep session, do five and get a 5km time or perhaps as a guide to tempo for an upcoming race.

We look forward to hearing your results - please let us know via this blog or indeed via our The LGN Run Club on Facebook:

Or if you think your company should join the likes of BP, M&C Saatchi & Nike et al and deserves an uber cost effective LGN Run Club, then contact us via for more info.

Happy running from all the team at LGN

1 comment:

LGN Admin said...

This is a BIG congratulations to everyone at DDB Health who completed the Fulham LGN 1km time trial in June.

You all ran very well and should feel very proud of yourselves. Of particular note Anna and Khalid, 4:22 and 3:20 respectively showing huge improvement from last month. Pino 4:43, Tom 3:33 Sandra 3:34, Michael 3:20.

Superb running one and all and now we can really look at targeting your training a little more effectively to correspond with your goals for the summer.

Keep up the great work - LGN Inter Advertising 5km only few weeks away - September 10th!

Happy running ome and all

The LGN team