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Does anyone have a list of (roughly) 10k run routes?

danm
danm
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One thing that would be great would be a list of routes/maps for 10k runners, somewhere nice and natural would be really good.

I'm sure there are probably apps or online resources for it, but I thought I would ask here first...

UPDATE:

I'm going to collate a list of the suggestions here -

Apps/websites:

Goodrunguide (Gold Award routes on there)

Mapymyrun

New Route

Suggestions for running places in London:

Canals

Olympic Park

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danm
danm
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Thanks, I live in London, but if I ever visit Lancashire I'll have a run in the Lune. Is the name something to do with the moon?

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10

There are loads of 10k routes and the list of the Gold Award ones is on the Goodrunguide. It might well be somewhere else too but that's where I found it. I was looking for a 10k route in Bamburgh and the one which came up just happened to be a Gold Award one because of it's beautiful views

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danm
danm
in reply to misswobble

Thanks, I'll have a look through there. It'd be nice to have a run in a pleasant place, rather than through the grimy streets of east london.

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate10
in reply to danm

It makes sense though to run in your area. You say it's grimy but it probably has some good bits to run in. You can find details of your nearest runs on Mapymyrun or Goodrunguide. You can just pop your postcode in and up they come. You are bound to have loads of runners near you and they have probably posted details of them on there. I have some grotty bits to run in but I don't have to run too far to find some good bits. I get in the car sometimes to find new trails. A new route gives your runs a bit of a boost

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sadietaber
sadietaberHealthUnlocked
in reply to misswobble

I would also recommend Mapmyrun!

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Phil72

I recommend you go look for your nearest canal, they often feel like the countryside, even in the city. I ran a few in London in the west when I was training for my first marathon :-) after I completed C25k

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danm
danm
in reply to Phil72

Yeah, I can just imagine what it would be like in the morning though, knowing London there'd probably be a queue (sorry, I'm still getting over the nightmare that was commuting in this morning).

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ancientrunner
ancientrunnerGraduate10
in reply to Phil72

Your first marathon - how many have you done now Phil? I think you were heading to the first last I heard!!

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Phil72

I've done one, but I've trained for three, but my bloody knee means I pulled out on the last two. Now trying other things to build up my core so that I can improve my form, well that's the plan :-)

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ancientrunner
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in reply to Phil72

Well done. Sorry to hear your knee is troublesome but to me who is unlikely to ever do a half marathon even your training impresses me. Good luck. Linda

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Realfoodieclub
RealfoodieclubGraduate10

I use an app called new route and map mine out before I go out. I tend to use circular runs so I can loop back home. I keep saying I need to be more adventurous and do a bit of running tourism but I mostly rely on public transport and I'm not a big fan of sitting in the bus sweating on my way home.

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danm
danm
in reply to Realfoodieclub

New route sounds really nice. Imagine an app that gave you a different route in your area every time that you ran. That way you might get to see places that you wouldn't normally see. That's what I imagined when I heard that name anyway...

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ancientrunner
ancientrunnerGraduate10

Are you near the Olympic Park? It's a bit of a buzz and there is the water.

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danm
danm
in reply to ancientrunner

I'm within running distance of the olympic park, but by the time I run there and back I'll probably have done 10k anyway....

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ancientrunner
ancientrunnerGraduate10

Problem I have to with the nicer local runs - gives you something to aim for I suppose.

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Whenever I used to go to new places I am always looking for a new route!!! I found endomondo had some good ones. For example I love staying with my sister in Truro and I found a 10k in endomondo. I have to say it's my ultimate 10k... All trail, hills, and a good circuit... It remains my favourite run, I even did it Christmas Day!!!!

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ashishkulkarni

Best thing to do is to use mapometer to create your own route :-)

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