Wednesday, 27 May 2009

LGN Imperial War Museum 1km Loop

Imperial War Museum provides an iconic back drop to this LGN 1km loop
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
and last lap bells don't get more symbolic than this memorial work of art
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.
The LGN Imperial War Musuem 1km loop is held on museum ground in a small park known as the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park which is relatively small but great for encouraging other LGN Run Club runners and building a lush lactic atmosphere.
At only 447 metres around the green perimeter, the LGN 1km loop requires two laps with and extra 116 metres to the finishing line.
To find a the location and gain a rough idea of LGN loop please click on mapping facility below:
or for full LGN pictorial tour please see below.

447 metres in distance, get ready for 2 lap 1km joy

Welcome to the LGN 1km start and indeed the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, the start line is where the man in the red jumpers path intersects junction and is marked by white line

There is the white 'start line'

This should be your view from the official start after only a few seconds of running, keeping to the tarmac, bear right after picnic area.

Run past disabled parking bays on your right and get ready for left turn on path

as you turn left you will have the side of the musuem on your right, run all the way down the end of the path and get ready for left turn at the bottom.

With musuem on your right, follow arrow and keep running!

as you turn left you will presented by brick wall on your right, run along its length and then geat ready to go very mildly 'off road'

Well... we did say mildly off road, follow this path to its end and you will have comepleted one of two required laps.

After two laps of course you then need to finish 116 metres further along from your start point, which is by the third disabled parking bay, handily marked by white paint as above.

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

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