Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA

Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA
Julie's Jabber - This week with London LDWA


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An overflowing Thames: Rod took this on the recce for last Wednesday's Richmond Circular
PHOTO Rod Smith


Things were a bit less damp by the time Rod's walk took place. A beautiful late spring evening was the backdrop for a 7-mile outing featuring a visit to the site of the Royal Palace, Vancouver's tomb, a herd of deer in Richmond Park, the Isabella Plantation where the azalea colours were magnifcent, and a return via Pembroke Lodge with a very clear view to St Paul's Cathedral. All this with no wind and no crowds - hooray!


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Above and below: A starburst of late spring colours in the Isabella Plantation
PHOTOS Charlotte Minchell and Rod Smith



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More than 400 people are having a crack at the Home-Made Hundred this coming weekend including some London members. Good luck to everyone, and if any of you want to report back to Jabber on your self-inflicted trials and tribulations please feel free to do so! Special good wishes to our friends from Essex & Herts, Gill, Ginny and Mick (otherwise known as The Essex Greyhound), who are doing it in style with the custom-made T-shirts modeled below. Mick has devised a route that appears to have a shed Start and Finish, while Gill and Ginny's route includes a stop at Gill's house at 75 miles. I have to say it would take all my willpower to get up and walk another 25 miles after that.  



Gill hundred tee shirt




gill mick hundred tee




gill hundred team manager




London LDWA - http://www.ldwa.org.uk/London