Training session

Walk the River Lea- Welwyn Garden City to Broxbourne (Group 1)

A social hike outside London with Trainer Simon

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Following the success of our recent "Walk the London Marathon" session, this time we will be tying up our walking shoes again, and taking a trip along the River Lea.

16 miles for the full distance

Based on half the course devised by ultrarunning team Daz n Bone (David Bone & Darren Strachan) for the upcoming Camino Ultra Lea Valley 50km (, we will start our walk at Welwyn Garden City train station (meet at the Starbucks), following the Cole Green Way and then linking onto the River Lea to finishing in beautiful Broxbourne.

Start and finish locations are all easily accessible from Liverpool Street Station, and we pass many other stations.

GPX information for the whole course can be found here:

Maintaining an easy walking pace (3 miles an hour), we should complete the route in 5 and a half hours. In time to enjoy enjoy some victory coffee and food at the Old Mill Treat cafe, Broxbourne.


Due to Covid restrictions, we will be maintaining the groups of 6 rule. This group will only accept 5 walkers + Trainer Simon.

However, other interested walkers are welcome to set up their our groups to participate in this hike together. Trainer Simon would be happy to organise a sign-up for more walkers.

A Whatsapp group will be established for this event to allow for easy communication on the day.

Date and time

10:30 - 16:00 Sunday, 25th of October 2020


Starbucks, Unit 56 (Welwyn Garden City Station)
The Howard Centre
Welwyn Garden City
AL8 6HA View Map

What to look out for

Covid Test and Trace

To keep everyone safe GoodGym has signed up to the NHS test and trace service. We will pass on your contact details only if they ask for it.

The GoodGym central team will also be in contact if we are made aware that anyone attending this session tests positive in the days afterwards.

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

This event is organised by your Taskforce, a group of experienced GoodGym members in your area, they are not responsible for your safety. You should feel confident to participate in the event as it is described and you do so at your own risk.


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Simon Fitzmaurice

Simon Fitzmaurice
- Goodgym Islington Trainer - Likes long slow runs - Coach in Running Fitness - Avid screen printer

Who's going

  • Caitlin
  • Islington runner
  • John
  • Haringey runner
  • Kapil
  • Simon Fitzmaurice

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Starbucks, Unit 56 (Welwyn Garden City Station)
The Howard Centre
Welwyn Garden City

Meeting point for Lea Valley Hike. Meet here at 10.30 am.

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