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villapete

Jogging route's
« on: May 29, 2011 »
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  • Can anyone help with finding a good jogging route please, will be flying over this weekend and looking forward to lazing around for a week or so,
    but i do like to go for a run after breakfast.

    Regards

    Pete

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    Re: Jogging route's
    « Reply #1 on: May 29, 2011 »
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  • Can anyone help with finding a good jogging route please, will be flying over this weekend and looking forward to lazing around for a week or so,
    but i do like to go for a run after breakfast.

    Regards

    Pete

    Watch out for the zimmers and mobility scooters

    villapete

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  • Haha, yeh i believe it gets a bit busy around the Los Gigantes hotel with zimmers!!!

    grockle

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  • With a little roadside running and a small section of rock hopping (unless you take the inland diversion) you can happily jog in to Alcala and back. Nice tapas stops in the village too to recharge before heading home!
    Apart from that it is up and down hills nearer Los Gigs.
    Enjoy!

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    Re: Jogging route's
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  • Where are you staying Pete and how far do you like to jog?

    villapete

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  • Im staying at Pablado marinero's, just completed the London marathon so still pretty fit for a 5-8 mile run at a good pace.

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    Pete

       

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    Re: Jogging route's
    « Reply #6 on: May 31, 2011 »
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  • With a little roadside running and a small section of rock hopping (unless you take the inland diversion) you can happily jog in to Alcala and back. Nice tapas stops in the village too to recharge before heading home!
    Apart from that it is up and down hills nearer Los Gigs.
    Enjoy!

    where do you rock hop?  and, how long would this jog take (at a moderate pace....)

    grockle

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  • I must confess that I was only talking about the coastal path from Puerto Santiago down to Alcala via Playa Arena. The rock hopping involves the couple of small sections just before Alcala where it is necessary to climb down onto the pebbles where the path doesn't exist. I do believe that it is possible to avoid that by heading inland by the plantations and coming in above the Gran Melia Palace. The clamber down and back up again is not too arduous.

    It also looked like Falstaff was volunteering his services as a running mate...???

    Anywhere from Poblado Marinero is uphill, apart from the marina of course. A steady jog up cardiac hill before continuing along the coastal path past the Barcelo Santiago would be a good run out for a seasoned runner. Not many other places to run locally apart from up the hill to the fire station, down to Varadero and back round the block via Playa Arena?

    Whatever happened to lazing in the sun and eating & drinking too much as holiday pastimes? That is all Mrs Grockle wants to do!

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  • Well Grockle,  I used to be  a keen cross country runner in my youth but  my knees and other parts    are not up to it these days but  I do manage about  10  miles every week on my bike.

    Pete, it looks like the run to Alcala is favourite for jogging but the coastal path route  rather than up cardiac hill would be my choice. The best place though (if you have transport to get there) is the National Park - the climate tends to be cooler,  there is far less traffic and the views are spectacular but it's rather a long way for the ambulance to get to you with a defibrillator. :D

    SANTA

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  • if your a marathon man why not jog up to masca and back down the gorge and catch the boat back to the marina, great views , or get the bus up but masca is a must see ;D

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    Re: Jogging route's
    « Reply #10 on: June 02, 2011 »
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  • Villapete - i've often thought about walking from Los Gigantes up inland to the village of Tamiamo - it's up hill all the way, so you will need to take some h2o with you, then you can canter back down again and spend the rest of your holiday in an oxygen tent - if you were canny you could save some money at the same time by running up behind the Titsa bus and save yourself 3?, or if you wanted to save some real money, run up behind a taxi and save 6?  Let us know how you get on  :-\\
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