Wednesday, 27 May 2009

LGN Regents Park 1km Loop

Once a private hunting ground for Henry 8th and now open to you for your very own royal LGN 1km romp, the Royal Parks 'Jewel in the Crown' is indeed a tad special

Primrose Hill is a mere 5 minute jog from our LGN 1km loop, how about warming down with a view to explaining the benefits of training at lactic threshold to Sienna and chums?

Regents Park theatre is located only only inches from your own LGN 1km loop theatre of dreams

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

Let us assure you we at LGN take measuring very seriously, oh yes

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.

Each LGN 1km loop is measure slowly and accurately by Sports Science qualified craftsman

The Regents Park 1km loop is a beautiful single loop around the Inner Circle whoch sits in the middle of the park and is a mere 20 metres shy of 1,000m aka 1km.

If you would like map directions and simple instructions please click this mapping link:

However, if you would like a more detailed pictorial guide to route and advised start & finish points just scroll down below.

We started our loop by the entrance gates opposite Chester Road and just to the left by the below the sign.

The 1km starting point sign with white painted line

The white painted line represents yoru strt point as you launch yourself anti-clockwise

Keeping railings on your left, you start off on very slight downhill

After nearly 500m you will pass the Park Cafe on your left - your latte awaits..

As you crest the slight hill, you will pass the bigger gates opposite York Bridge

As the lactic increases so does the hedge height on your left - only 100m to go

At the gates you started from, go 20m past your start line and the furthest gate entrance is your finish point - hurrah.
We hope you can either join us with our monthly time trials or perhaps use it for a solo rep session, do five and get a 5km time or perhaps as even a guide to tempo for an upcoming race.

And 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


LGN Admin said...

LGN Run Clubs...

...come on then, lets see your 1km times!

Adam said...

Well done to all from Omnicom Run Club who completed their first 1km TT on Weds 16th March. This was topped off with some suitably lactic inducing 50m repetitions! here are the times:

Ingrid W 4:53
Simon T 3:47
Tom B 3:46
Beck Mc 4:42
Amy H 3:51
Rachel T 4:07
Alex C 4:20
Federic F 5:17
Adam S 3:31
George W 4:17
David K 4:28
Rhian F 5:03
Gayle R 5:11
Naomi A 5:06
Oli R 3:49
Laura W 5:21
Onder D 3:56
Richard S 3:42
Katrina L 4:32
Darren S 3:31
Danny B 3:38
Tom R 3:38