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Bones66



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Age : 52
Location : London/Tokyo

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PostSubject: Victoria Park Running Track, London    Victoria Park Running Track, London  EmptyMon Nov 22, 2010 8:09 am

Used to be my favourite place to train but living on the other side of London now.

Victoria Park Running Track is a criminally neglected gem of a place in East London. It has a full 400m track which is slowly being allowed to disintegrate and become overgrown with weeds. There are pullup bars, dip bars, climbing bars and some other bits and pieces. In the summer it's just a really nice place to work out especially if you like to incorporate track sprinting into your routine.

Equipment 5/10
Overall Impression 6/10
Pullup Bars Yes
Parallel Bars Yes
Monkey Bars No
Parking Free on road by Queen's Gate
Bike Fence by the track

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LondonBoi20



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Join date : 2011-02-15
Age : 28
Location : London

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PostSubject: Re: Victoria Park Running Track, London    Victoria Park Running Track, London  EmptyMon Jun 13, 2011 6:52 pm

Need to start hitting this park up, does anyone go there regular??
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Sai

Sai

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Join date : 2011-08-07
Age : 33
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PostSubject: Re: Victoria Park Running Track, London    Victoria Park Running Track, London  EmptySun Aug 07, 2011 6:23 pm

I live about 10 mins from here, are you still up for training in this park?
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LondonBoi20



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PostSubject: Re: Victoria Park Running Track, London    Victoria Park Running Track, London  EmptyMon Aug 08, 2011 12:13 pm

Yeah i'm up for it, I am a beginner though. When you looking to go there? does anyone else go to victoria park?
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PostSubject: Re: Victoria Park Running Track, London    Victoria Park Running Track, London  EmptyTue Aug 09, 2011 3:10 pm

I was just there yesterday around 3pm before the riots kicked off. But yea i prefer london fields because all the equipment are much closer together. check london fields if u can. pm me if u want someone to go with. ps im pretty new to this too
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BLKB



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PostSubject: Re: Victoria Park Running Track, London    Victoria Park Running Track, London  EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 9:35 am

Hey all, I was at Victoria Park yesterday (Fri 5th July 2012) and the Parallel Bars aren't there anymore.

The other gear is still there. But the running track doesn't seem to exist, it looks like it's been ploughed over.

All the best.
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BLKB



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PostSubject: Re: Victoria Park Running Track, London    Victoria Park Running Track, London  EmptySun Nov 11, 2012 11:26 am

This is one sad, neglected workout area. But the good news is the dip bars are back.

The last time I was there someone had taped a "missing" poster for them to the pull up bars claiming Boris had melted them down for the Olympics Smile
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