John Lewis, 101 The Arcade
Westfield Stratford City
Montfichet Road, London, E20 1EL
[meet by staff entrance/carpark]
4 min walk from Stratford tube/DLR
Bus routes: 25, 69, 97, 241, 339, D8
This group [started May 2012] is for ALL abilities jog/walkers to runners.
Runs take place next to Stratford International and in the Olympic Park [and along local towpaths/Victoria Park in the lighter Summer months]. There are toilets and secure bike lock-up facilities and a water fountain.
The group is lead by myself, Paul Lewis [an experienced Running Coach and 30 year road runner] and Andre Ellis a qualified Run England Leader, who is also an experienced runner. The group has taken part in challenges including a before work Around Westfield inter-department relay [started by Sally Gunnell] and a Conquer Everest stair climbing event to mark the 60th Anniversary. JL Team Stratford was awarded the Run England London group of the Year in 2012.
The group [along with my other Run England groups] will be entering races together on an on-going basis.
Event: 5th Oct 2013 The British Heart Foundation 5K/10K
Event: Saturday 14 December 2013 CAFOD 5K /10K
Event: Sunday 23 March 2014 Sport Relief 6 mile
Event: Wednesday 21st May 2014 BHF Canary Wharf 5/10K
Sunday 20 July
The National Lottery Newham London Anniversary Run 2014
Saturday and Sunday 30 & 31 August
The Spitfire Scramble 2014
Over this weekend the team entered [including three JL team Stratford runners] into the inaugural Spitfire Scramble 24 hour relay event in Hornchurch managed to finish 8th out of 19 teams in the mixed category, with a total of just under 157 miles. For two of the runners this was the first time they had run beyond the 10K distance.
Next event: Half marathon in October.