Running and Walking

Today’s run was to do a walk. There was an Open Day at Ladywell and Brockley Cemetery with several very good, well organised walks during the day by the Friends of the Cemetery. While I knew much of the history of the cemetery, I found out the locations of several graves that I have been unsuccessfully looking for a while – notably the one for the artist and poet David Jones and, in the undergrowth behind it, the weathered gravestone of the Cuban anarchist writer Fernando Tarrida del Mármol.

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Earlier in the week, my legs were very tired from their Tour de France route exertions last Sunday, effectively the two longest hill reps I have ever done, so my planned intervals on Tuesday were abandoned before they even started.

My long run though is slowly getting back to a reasonable length – this week’s was 14 miles over fairly hill terrain.

The other walking this week was along the final mile or so of the London Marathon route – which doubled up on Monday as the finish to Stage 3 of the Tour de France. The flamme rouge, was roughly where the 800 metres to go marker is for the marathon but the finish was a little further down The Mall, although the backdrop was exactly the same as was the atmosphere created by the 2 million lining the route. The end result was the same as Stage 1, with a Kittel, Sagan 1, 2.

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2 thoughts on “Running and Walking

    1. runner500 Post author

      It is beautiful isn’t it? There are several lovely Victorian cemeteries I include in runs, they tend to be over grown and have a fantastic biodiversity for inner London.

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