Saturday Long Run Supporting Mind for Mental Health Awareness Week – 11th May

As part of our Saturday Long Run series, we are going to do a heart-shaped route in Central London, totalling about 20km:


Run details

–          Date: Saturday 11th May 2024

–          Run Start Time: 09:30 (please arrive between 09:15 and 09:20)

–          Run Start Location: The Italian Gardens Café in Hyde Park (opposite Lancaster Gate Tube Station – Central Line)

–          Run route brief description: Lancaster Gate – Baker Street – Warren Street – Tottenham Court Road – Trafalgar Square – The Mall – Sloane Square – Kings Road – South Kensington – Holland Park – Latimer Road – Little Venice – Paddington – Royal Oak – back to Lancaster Gate

–          Strava link to the route: please find it here. You can join or leave at some of these locations if you only want to complete part of the route, although obviously you will end up with a broken heart on Strava!

–          Pace: This is a social run about mental health so we will not leave anyone alone!  We will decide on pace groups just before the run.  We might do a few groups of manageable sizes, pace guide – between 5:00/km and 7:00/km.

–          Post run gathering: The Swan pub


Mind T-shirts

Apart from the inevitable thousands of kudos we are all going to get on Strava, you can also get a Mind T-shirt for the event.  Members are encouraged to order a T-shirt and wear it for the run:

–          Mind cotton t-shirt (£5)

–          Mind technical t-shirt (£10)

–          You can also choose to have Iron-on letters – follow this link.

–          Delivery takes 3-5 days, so we advise you to place your order no later than the evening of Monday 6th May.



We are hoping to raise money for Mind through this run.  For donations, please go to this Just Giving link, and feel free to share with anybody you know who will be inspired by our running, either before or after the event.  We will then let everyone know how much money we have raised.


Sign-up and Questions

Please put your name down in this sheet if you would like to come.  Signing up isn’t mandatory but will give us an idea who and how many are coming.

Any questions about this run and our fundraiser with Mind, please contact Michael Ngo, who is the Strava artist for the route, liaises with Mind on our behalf, and will be leading the run himself on the day! You can also join our ‘Marathon Training’ WhatsApp group (within our WhatsApp community) which will be where you can chat about this run.

Finally, a reminder that the normal Saturday morning club runs will still take place as usual, for those who want to run the usual 2 or 3 parks routes.


Happy running,

Hans Ho

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