Winter Club Run Routes 2019-20
The majority of the Monday / Wednesday winter club run routes will meet at Ealing Green in the normal way with a choice of two distances - long 7.5k / 4.7miles or short 5.9k / 3.7miles.
The winter club run route starts from Ealing Green heading down St Mary's Road as far the zebra crossing by The Castle / University of West London. We then cross over and head down Warwick Road. When you reach The Grange pub at the junction with The Common, the route is the same as the old short / long routes. The picture below shows the long / 7.5k / 4.7miles version of the route.
The short 5.9k / 3.7miles version is the same until the corner of Popes Lane (were Paddy Power is), where it turns right up South Ealing Road and back to the Green. This is the same as the previous winter route and can be seen here
You can see the long club run route in detail here:
Forester or First Wednesday of the month in the winter
On the first Wednesday of the month, the club social will be taking place at the Forester’s and so both club runs will start on the other side of Northfields Ave from the Forester’s at Occupation Road with a bag drop at the Foresters.
The first Wednesday long club run (7.5k / 4.7miles) will be the same as the normal long club run route but meeting and finishing at Occupation Road. You can see more details of the route here.
The first Wednesday short club run (5.5k / 3.5miles) will follow the long club run route along Warwick Road but will turn right on Ascott Avenue (so cutting off the section along the north circular), drop down to Popes Lane and then follow the long club run route around to Occupation Road and the Forester’s. You can see more details of the route here
Summer Club Run Route 2019
The short summer club run route starts at Ealing Green and goes into Walpole Park at the first entrance on Mattock Lane; follow the path around to the left; emerge at the other end of the park to cross the road to go into Lammas Park; follow the path around to the left, past the croquet club and turn left to go out of the park onto Clovelly Road; turn first right into Grosvenor Road; turn left at the T-junction on Dorset Road; cross South Ealing Road at the pedestrian crossing, go through the park and turn right to go along the bridge over the railway; continue running down Olive Road and turn left at Popes Lane; run along Popes Lane and enter Gunnersbury Park at the gate at Lionel Road; turn left and run along the inside perimeter; emerge back onto Popes Lane; cross Popes Lane to go up the north circular towards Ealing Common; turn left at Elm Avenue (before the grass areas); turn right at the roundabout; turn left at The Grove (most people notice the red letter box on the corner); go along The Grove and cross St Mary’s Road to return to Ealing Green
(For those who know the summer club run route from 2018, this is the same route.)
The long summer club run route follows the short club run until the gate at Gunnersbury Park (corner of Lionel Road / Popes Lane) at which point the long run route turns right to follow the inside perimeter around the park; when the path moves away from the north circular, take the first right to go through the formal gardens and between the buildings; turn left to follow the drive to the exit, turn right along Popes Lane, and then cross Popes Lane at the traffic lights to return to the short club run route.
(For those who were members of the club before the works started in Gunnersbury Park; this is essentially the same summer long run route, we used then; the advice is that the inside perimeter of the park should still be accessible even when the festivals are taking place. Please let us know if you see anything which says that the path will be blocked.)
Please use the pelican / zebra crossings where possible and to take care by the entrance / exit to the Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre Car Park at the end of The Grove.
You can see the routes in detail here:
Sunday long club run route
This is the route taken on Sunday mornings for the self-led 10 mile / 16.1k run. It goes through Ealing's parks and across Kew Bridge, down the river as far as Richmond Lock and then back via Syon Park and the canal before heading home through Lammas and Walpole Parks.
You can see the route here in detail:
Tuesday & Friday 10k / 6.2miles Route
There is an ad hoc daytime run on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10am, please look out on Facebook to see if there will be a leader for this run. The route for the run is shown below.