Regents Park Training, 15/01/2012

What started out as a frosty morning, had more or less cleared in Regents Park by 11am when we started. The sunshine was wall to wall so an ideal day for a training run but wrapped up. The late arrivals ensured it was a good turnout with me as acting photographer & support due to the recent knee injury. It did not stop me walking from Euston and to various meet-up points on the training route. Our leader for the session was David Campbell who along with training friend Patrick, had run from Walthamstow to Regents Park via the canals as part of their marathon training.

After the initial photograph we headed north to Primrose Hill for a loop of the park then back to the nearby small track for relays between two groups with one group running a lap and the other group resting. After three laps we moved on to Regents’ Park for a group run down to the lake and eastwards to the Broad Walk for a series of intervals slightly uphill to the monument. I met the runners there for a photocall and suggested the next and final two intervals giving our runners some further hill training, arguably the steepest of the session looping down to the lowest point in the park, around and back up to the monument.

Left: Christopher Caps, Patrick, Andrew Jackson, Clare Birchenough & Tim Pickering; Front left: David Campbell & Chris Dziadul. Photographer: Peter Simpson

We regrouped back at the busy Hub cafe for a well earned drink.

Peter Simpson