Millwall Park - just 5 to 10mins jog from Canary Wharf and runs parallel to Mudchute Park
Did you know that Millwall Park was the original home to Millwall FC, oh yes, your LGN 1km Loop is on iconic sporting land
LGN Run Club's 1km Loops are precisely measured using calibrated surveyors wheels
Millwall Park location and 1km route:
Please click link to see map and 1km route - http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/edit/68824734/
However, for full pictorial route blog please see below:
As you enter the park you descend stairs and have this view, your LGN 1km 'start line' is the white line on the left
'Gentlemen (and ladies) please start your engines'
Lovely long initial straight to help you find your own pace as you run clockwise round the park
Keep your eyes peeled during your 1km effort for Millwall Park's very own Yogi & Park Ranger....
At the end of the long straight the path starts to turn right
Keep it flowing round the bend through the play area - with lovely tangible analagy for how running truly is child's play etc
At the mini round-about with sculpture in the middle get ready to bear right
Take hard right following path around lamp post (refrain from cutting corner on grass as you will only be cheating yourself....)
Turn right once more, look left as you cross cycle lane and keep basketball area on your left
Just keep followong path round to the right soon to have mini viaduct on your left
And here is said 'viaduct' / railway bridge wall on the left as you come into final 200m
With 150m remaining instead of following path to start line, bear right and re-join your opening long straight
Welcome back to initial route, 1km finish is coming up in approx 50m
X marks the finish! Due to lack of land mark we were lucky to find a cross engraved on wooden raised plant bed on left of path
The finish point is also exactly opposite grey modern building on other side of the park
And these are the trees behind the 'X marks the spot' engraving, as you will see it was exactly 1km, spooky!
And that is the LGN Canary Wharf 1km Loop - we look forward to seeing personal best times tumbling like Chinese acrobats.
Happy running from all the team at LGN!
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