TWH run – Wednesday 24th April 2024 – One big hill

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Greetings Harriers
We know TW has many big hills, but Stella Richardson has chosen a special one for you this week.
Now that we are in British Summer Time we can venture off the tarmac and pavement, well at least a little bit..
So with Stella as  this week’s Routemaster 🚌, fasten your seat belts and here we go ……
We sample the delights of the Common and Cabbage Stalk Lane before embarking upon the challenge that is Tea Garden Lane.
The Beacon in Tea Garden Lane offers some of the best views in TW.
We have a 6.7 mile long route and a short route of 5.2 miles – something for everyone.
There is some off road in the first two miles but road shoes will be fine.
No head torch will be needed this week.
Whether you’re training hard, tapering , recovering from your weekend marathon, or just want to run with your friends, there is something for you.
This week’s route is mostly well lit but please try and stay in groups as much as possible, looking out especially for guests, newer members and wear something bright and hi viz.
Current forecast for Wednesday is for a fresh 9C.
Map and GPX attached.
There is also a walking group that sets off at the same time. So if you’re injured, tired or just want to let it be come along and walk with friends.
Mountain GIF by Sunshine Village
The Nevill is closed for repair until May, so we will continue to utilise the fine facilities of the Nevill Tennis Club next door to us for baggage and post run showers followed by our post-run refreshment. Turnout has been great and we want to keep that going.
So after the run head back to the tennis club – the perfect temporary home for the top seeds of Kent running.
The ideal place for a drink – we might not be there much longer. 
Due to refurbishment work, the women’s changing room will be unavailable at the tennis club for the next few weeks. There is a small disabled toilet facility on the ground floor which can be used to change in if needed and bags can be left in the bar area.
Additional toilets are being provided adjacent to the club house but unfortunately, no alternative female shower facilities are available for the duration of the work.
Blood Mcr GIF by My Chemical Romance
7:30 prompt start from the Tennis Club Bar – Tennis Club MENS change rooms and showers are open, then its afters upstairs at the Tennis Club Bar – it’s time to commit !
If anyone has an idea for a route please get in contact – all contributions welcome.
Geoff Turner


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