LGN 1km loops have been located and measured at several key points around London for use primarily by LGN Run Clubs http://www.lgnwellbeing.com/
These LGN 1km loops serve several key purposes;
- Provide comparable LGN standard course for all our Run Clubs
- Via monthly time trial assist with tangible fitness progress
- Offer guide to tempo for people planning fun runs or PB races
- Building confidence for those aiming for initial 5km or 10km
- Help fan the flames of Inter LGN Run Club banter
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!
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?
'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: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=24456264587
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Happy running from all the team at LGN