Date: Fri, 1 Mar 1996 13:21:11 +0100 X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Version 1.4.4 Subject: Run the Planet / Europe / March 1996 ___ / / / \ / ___ ___/ / / _____/ / / / / \ / / / / / _____/ / / / \ / ####### / ____ / __/ / \ / / / / ########### / / / / __/ _/ ______/ __/ __/ ############# __/ __/ __/ _______/ ############### --###############-- RUN THE PLANET ###### 1 ###### MARCH 1996 --#############-- ########### ####### ___ / / ___ / _______/ ____ ____/ / / / / / \ / / / ______/ / ____ / / \ / ____/ / / / / / / / / / __/ _______/ __/ __/ __/ __/ _________/ __/ -- EUROPE -- GRAZ (AUSTRIA) - By Robert Huber (firstname.lastname@example.org): nice running on bike trails along the river Mur, run downstream on left side, cross over at Puntigamer Bruecke, come back on right side of the river past the old part of the city to Andritz, cross over at Moore-Pongratz Steg and back to the spot where you started, total distance 15K. INNSBRUCK (AUSTRIA) - By Carter Thomasson (CThomasson@assocdata.com): Walkway along the river, or its a lot of up. SALZBURG (AUSTRIA) - By Carter Thomasson (CThomasson@assocdata.com): Walkway along the river, or its a lot of up. BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) - By Carter Thomasson (CThomasson@assocdata.com): Carefully, crowded. - By Massimo Carnevali (email@example.com): The big forest near LaHulpe, really huge, you can meet squirrels, deers, rabbits, etc. LONDON (ENGLAND) - By Carter Thomasson (CThomasson@assocdata.com): Buckingham Palace/Hyde Park, many areas. - By Kevin Tiller (firstname.lastname@example.org): 1. Around Richmond Park, Richmond. This park is circular with a 10 mile circumference, with a trail all the way around. Lots of footpaths, so there is lots of scope to cut out sections or add in extra distance. Free car parks. Lots of trees, cross-country running, hills, and lakes. 2. Anywhere along the north side of the Thames towpath from Richmond-Teddington-Kingston-Hampton Court. You won't believe its in London, beautiful stretches of river, trail approx 2 metres wide - No traffic. Approx 10 miles in length. Therefore plenty of scope for anything up to 20 miles if you run out and back. - By Stephen Burmeister-May (email@example.com): A favorite place for a run is Regents Park. There are plenty of paths to provide a variety of routes. London zoo is on the north side. I have only seen a few other runners on early morning runs. PARIS (FRANCE) - By Carter Thomasson (CThomasson@assocdata.com): Great, many areas along the Seine to the Louvre. MUNICH (GERMANY) - By Carter Thomasson (CThomasson@assocdata.com): Through the Marinplatz early and to Englisher (?) Park. ANCONA (ITALY) - By Massimo Carnevali (firstname.lastname@example.org): Palombina seashore: very quiet especially in the morning, big parking place around. BOLOGNA (ITALY) - By Massimo Carnevali (email@example.com): four main tracks fields (Antistadio, Cavina, Biancolelli, Baumann), you need a yearly subscription to run there. East side: Parco dei Cedri, lots of runners, a path of about 1.5K around the park. West Side: Parco Talon, many paths inside, some hills around. Center: Giardini Margherita, concrete and grass paths, some paths marked with 100 meters signs. FIRENZE (ITALY) - By Indro Neri (firstname.lastname@example.org): The largest running area in Firenze is the Cascine park located along the Arno river. Also popular is the street leading up to piazzale Michelangelo, or the narrow streets in the area called Nave a Rovezzano, located on the opposite side of the river from the Cascine park. GENOVA (ITALY) - By Carter Thomasson (CThomasson@assocdata.com): Run at different levels or its a lot of up and down. MILANO (ITALY) - By Roberto Colombo (Roberto.Colombo@omnitel.it): Not so good for running (few green areas, pollution, quite totally flat). In the city: 1. An artificial hill built after the last world war, called Montagnetta di San Siro; 2. Parco di Trenno (near the previous place, flat, with street lights, for 5/15 km tours with some steep but brief intervals), Parco Nord (near Bresso Airport, flat, for 5/10 km tours). I'll suggest not to run in any other garden/park in the city. Near the city: an artificial lake near Linate airport, called Idroscalo (the complete round is 7/8 km, depends on the route). Outside of the city: 1. Parco di Monza (15 km outside in the north, near the F1 track Autodromo di Monza, for 5/50 km tours, flat, very good in summer because of many trees); 2. Parco delle Groane (20 km north, some "wild" areas between little villages); 3. Adda river valley (30 km east, many trails/dirty roads); 4. "The best" Parco del Ticino (25 km outside in the west, where I live from three years, for every tour, many roads and trails; it's necessary to have a map... or a friend). For every other info... or if you would like to have a fellow, please feel free to contact me. - By Massimo Carnevali (email@example.com): three main tracks fields (Giuriati, XXV Aprile, Saini) you can buy a daily entrance ticket for about 2 dollars. Monte Stella: not too hard hill near XXV Aprile tracks, many paths marked around. ROMA (ITALY) - By Indro Neri (firstname.lastname@example.org): I would suggest to run in The Villa Borghese park. It is very close to via Veneto (Spanish Steps) and is the main running place of the city. Paths are so beautiful. You can start your run from the entrance at the Pincio and from there go to the piazzale Napoleone where the panorama is worth the sweat. From there you can run in different directions as you like. Another place in Roma where to run could be the Circus Maximus, that can be reached by running over the Palatine bridge in the Trastevere area. There is a course which is more or less one kilometer long, but you can run in other directions as well. You can also run in the Villa Doria Pamphilij park (two and three kilometers loops inside) and in the Villa Ada park. This last one is a little far from the center but it is worth it: there is a lake that can be reached and a two and a half kilometer long dirt road. - By Carter Thomasson (CThomasson@assocdata.com): Another great city, from the Spanish Steps to the Vatican to the Forum and Coliseum. - By Massimo Carnevali (email@example.com): North: Villa Ada, really a big park, lots of paths. West: Villa Doria Pamphili, the same. Center: Villa Borghese, the meeting point of lots of runners, near the historical center of the town and near the underground. South: EUR lake park, a good concrete path around the lake. TORINO (ITALY) - By Massimo Carnevali (firstname.lastname@example.org): Parco del Valentino: lots of concrete paths, near the center and on the banks of Po river. TRIESTE (ITALY) - By Massimo Carnevali (email@example.com): Miramare seaside: a long concrete path starting from Miramare and following the sea towards town center. Very crowded of runners during summer. VENEZIA (ITALY) - By Massimo Carnevali (firstname.lastname@example.org): Biennale Gardens: the only park inside the town, really peaceful. BERGEN (NORWAY) - By Tore Olsen (email@example.com): Each Tuesday and Thursday you can join a training group of all abilities at Fana Stadium located between the airport and the city. The workouts start at 6:30 pm and you can choose between 11K up to 16K at various pace. Each Saturday at 4:00 pm the group is out for their LSD which last about two hour. OSLO (NORWAY) - By Tore Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org): If you would like to run in the city, the Frognerparken (a green area) is a great place to run, and you will meet a lot of other runners there as well. If you want to experience some of the nature, try the Nordmarka where there are lots of trial courses. MADRID (SPAIN) - By Stephen Burmeister-May (email@example.com): Parque del Retiro is the place for a run in central Madrid. You will see quite a few other runners. AMSTERDAM (THE NEDERLANDS) - By Bram van der Vos (firstname.lastname@example.org): In Amsterdam there are a lot of nice running possibilities. In the centre there is the "vondelpark" a relatively small 100 years old park with two different routes one of 2 km and one of 3.3 km. Independent of your running qualities there is another just as good as you are. Another possibility is running along the river Amstel. Only in the very center of Amsterdam this is not really possible. It is great when is hot and you want to do some Ks. Other possibilities are: Amsterdamse Bos (South near VU-university) tracks up to 21.1 km; Sloterplas West around a small lake, a 6 km round; all the other parks are suitable: Flevopark (east), Rembrandtpark (west). Next to this there about 5 tracks in Amsterdam evenly distributed in Amsterdam. See the phonebook for there adresses and phone numbers. ANTWERP (THE NEDERLANDS) - By Carter Thomasson (CThomasson@assocdata.com): Along the waterfront and in the old quarter, carefully. ROTTERDAM (THE NEDERLANDS) - By Oskar van Rijswijk (email@example.com): near the Center of the city you can run along the northbank of the river Nieuwe Maas, in the area between the Euro-tower and the Brienenoord-bridge. Nice green running spots are the parks: Zuiderpark (South part), Kralingse Bos (North part) and along the river and lake Rotte (North, near the suburb Berschenhoek). If you have time: take the train of car to where the big river meets the sea (20 minutes), at the village Hoek van Holland. Great running there: beach and dunes :)) THE HAGUE / DEN HAAG / 'S GRAVENHAGE (THE NEDERLANDS) - By Oskar van Rijswijk (firstname.lastname@example.org): although there are some nice parks in this town, you simply *must* go to the dunes and the beach at the west-side of this coast-city. For short runs you start from the suburb Scheveningen, or the suburb Kijkduin (West part of the city). In between you can run along the beach and through the chain of dunes. If you have the time (and the endurance) go to the broad dune-area between Scheveningen and Wassenaar (Nortwest part): Meyendel. This is one of the most beautiful nature reserves of The Netherlands. You can best start from the parking-place behind the Alexander barracks.
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