Despite the current weather conditions here in Milton Keynes, I am still hopeful given the forecast for the weekend and Sunday in particular that we can go ahead with the first training session. We will be in Hyde Park so there are options of running on the grass (or snow where covered). Given that Hyde Park is a central location, it is likely to be less affected by snow and ice than the suburbs.
I will continue to monitor the weather and aim to contact you again early Saturday evening or especially the contacts who have showed interest and left a phone number.
A reminder below of my original message which is also on the website.
The first session will be held in Hyde Park on Sunday, 17 January and we try other parks in subsequent sessions depending on feedback. The start time will be 11am and the meeting point will be the Bandstand near Hyde Park Corner tube station. Obviously we will keep a close watch on the weather forecast and in the case of severe weather will reschedule it for the following week. From April we will probably start the sessions earlier at 10am.
We will plan the session to make it suitable for most abilities ideas include:
1. Start off with a slow group run
2. Handicap session where the slowest runners set off first and the fastest last 3. Interval session with say 1 minute at your faster pace, one minute slow jog (to re-group) and repeat.
4. Finish off with a brisk long walk to a cafe
The session will last a minimum of an hour and subject to interest could last longer for those runners in training for a marathon or long distance event.
If you are interested in attending it would be useful to e-mail the organiser, Peter Simpson on firstname.lastname@example.org. The contact phone number on the day is 07967 589663 otherwise the landline is 01908 503919. Look forward to seeing many of you on 17 January weather permitting.