I’m afraid I’m the Route Master again on Wednesday, but fear not the route is really simple this time!
I’m sure everyone would agree that you need challenge yourself regularly to improve. I have therefore become quite a fan of the TW Run Challenge which Adam Dennis has been organising for the last few years. For those of you that don’t know this is a different segment usually around 4km each month which will teach you areas of Tunbridge wells you never knew were there. Each segment challenges your orienteering skills with a cumulative points competition, a handicap system (most improved) as well as fastest accumulative time over the year.
As Season 3 of the challenge started yesterday, I suggested to Adam that we incorporate the December challenge into the Wednesday club run (he agreed and then volunteered me!). Firstly if you would like to take part (no pressure you can still do the run without doing this) you need to click on join on this link: https://www.strava.com/clubs/
You therefore have a choice of using the run as a recce for a later attempt this month or going full gas. The segment is also broken into a big loop and a little loop and if you would like a different challenge you can see if you can average the same pace on both, or if you are really keen do the little loop faster than the big loop!
Lastly i’m assuming the Canterbury 10 is the first GP race in January (I have chased the Kent GP organiser on this several times), so this segment should provide some ideal hill training.
Route – please find link to route here https://www.gmap-pedometer.
Out of the club and turn right down Warwick park
Left up London Road straight into Mount Edgcombe
Left at roundabout along St Johns road to top of Culverdean down
December challenge (3.8km) – https://www.strava.com/
Top of Culverdean down is the start of the segment (opposite Sainsburys) – regroup of people?
Run down Culverdean down all the way down
Follow it around into Molyneaux Park Road
At the top turn left along Mt Ephraim
2nd left down Royal chase
1st Right into Connaught Way
Right at the T junction and up Culverdean Park
Finish is at the top of the road and junction with St Johns Road
End of challenge
Right St johns road – Mt Edjcombe – Bishops down
Left Major York’s
Left London Road
Right Neville Street – Warwick park back to club
Route is ~ 7 miles
Short route – Straight back down London Road to the club after the segment
Extra long route – add in Rusthall loop