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How far is it round Brockwell Park?

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Mrs Miggins, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. Up the junction

    Up the junction Banned Banned

    Just curious, lefties often feel better going clockwise :)
     
  2. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    The hill isn't as steep going the other way so it feels a bit easier. Not sure if it makes it easier to go faster mind you.

    Running 10k sometimes will really help your 5ks. Also a big milestone in itself - it's a long way!
     
  3. gdubz

    gdubz Hashtaggin'

    10k opens it all up, and particularly around South london - before you know it, you're running along the Thames; up to crystal palace (or that horrific hill through Sydenham woods); round any number of commons - green parakeets cheering you all the way!
     
  4. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Very good point. Clapham Common, Dulwich Park and Peckham Rye are probably all around 10k there and back loops from Brixton.
     
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  5. Up the junction

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    Indeed, I esp. like the lovely quiet route to DP from Brockwell (Stradella > Burbage). Fwiw, even from Loughborough it's 3k to MI6, so you don't get too much Embankment for your money in a 10K loop from Brockwell.
     
  6. gdubz

    gdubz Hashtaggin'

    Come on - there's nothing as exhilarating/upsetting as trundling up to the horniman then along the ridge, riding the hill wave all the way to tulse hill and home. And much as I abhor the whole gentrification thing, that carpetright near the hobbo/hooters never sold you a cheap sandwich and a lucozade sport
     
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  7. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Running up the hill behind the horniman is more upsetting
     
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  8. gdubz

    gdubz Hashtaggin'

    You'd be quicker if the horiman was behind you....

    Here all week...weddings and bar mitzvahs...
     
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  9. Up the junction

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    Fwiw, someone suggested the easiest/steadiest gradient up to Sydenham Hill/CP Parade area is Farquhar Rd. I tend to go straight up the toll road but plan to try the suggestion, perhaps on Friday ...
     
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  10. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Not sure about that. I'd have guessed toll road was steadiest. I haven't gone up farquah (I didn't know where the farque it was till I googled) but I've run down croxted and stayed on till getting to the top of the hill and it steepens up quite a bit and I would guess farquah would too.

    Edit - if I go to CP then I'll be doing a hilly run so will be trying to get a few strung together rather than avoiding them
     
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  11. Up the junction

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    Turns out Farquhar Rd is the steadiest gradient - and I can confirm it is a hill ;) I guess the diff with the toll road is you get a couple of breathers on the latter (where it flattens out somewhat) but have a steeper climb elsewhere to make up for that. Farquhar is just less of a farquhar in that sense.
     
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  12. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I had a great parkrun this morning. My watch told me that I had done it in 27:27, my second best time, my quickest since October 2013. BUT... They had an issue with the barcodes so weren't able to record times. I can't hold it against them, they do such a great job week in, week out. I just need to make sure I do as good a run, if not better, next week.
     
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  13. Up the junction

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    The stop watch stopped working in the inclement weather. Can't recover from that.

    Excellent time, almost exactly my parkrun pb as well!
     
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  14. Dexter Deadwood

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    With my current pace and personal best (set a few weeks ago 32.50), you would be about 1km ahead of me as you crossed the finish line. Good run.
     
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  15. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Need to start going again.

    Doing the junior version on Sundays instead.

    ETA: For the first time, our three all finished without one or more giving up!
     
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  16. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I often wonder if your way is better exercise as you'd be running for five minutes more than me.
     
  17. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Probably... longer period with the heart rate up I guess
     
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  18. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Over the same distance, if we are the same weight, you will burn more calories by running faster.
    Shaved 7 seconds of my PB this afternoon, the park was beautiful. 32.43 closing in on my target of a first sub 30 5km, (386 calories burnt) so I'm only about 975 metres behind you lol.

    I've started using the Nike running app, it's free and I think it's great, split times, everything.
     
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  19. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    IF you go somewhere flat you could do the 30 minutes I reckon.
     
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  20. Up the junction

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    Dulwich parkrun in the obvious choice, though Burgess parkrun is even flatter. You might want to leave Crystal Palace and Hilly Fields for a while.

    Tooting shouldn't be too long now, that's pancake flat as well.
     
  21. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    I've done Dulwich parkrun and it's just so boring. Not only is it flat, it's a constant curve so there are no hills, no corners, no camber. I find Brockwell tough but it has character.
     
  22. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Dulwich is a bit dull but is good if you want to do a time trial. Will have to try Burgess Park one; I like that park and it is flat so would be good for a time too.
     
  23. Up the junction

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    I forgot to mention the newish one at Peckham, also good for a fast time.

    I also like Brockwell parkrun - it's ... character building :D Going up that hill for the second time you at least get the opportunity for a long, dark look into your soul.
     
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  24. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    I hate the slope up from the Lido the most.
     
  25. Up the junction

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    Actually, I totally agree and I've never been able to work out why - it looks pretty innocuous compared to the back hill but it is such a struggle ..
     
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  26. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Yes! With the big hill you know what you are in for, it has a rep, a presence.

    The other is sneakier, crueller.
     
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  27. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    Kinda grinning - managed a PB today: 22:09. Very happy with that. It was tough. I had that horrid running sick feeling up BMX Hill. I knew I was on course for a PB and so pressed ahead.

    Now what?

    How do I lose those 9 seconds?
     
  28. Up the junction

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    lose 16oz ;)
     
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  29. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Thats a great time round that course.

    It's hard to pace as each km split is different because of the hills.
     
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