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where to safely go running #103506
07/23/2016 12:00 PM
07/23/2016 12:00 PM
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Annapolis, MD
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Hi Friends--
It's been a long time, but we're headed back to BVI heaven after too many years. One of us is training for the NY marathon in November and I'd like to know, as we're deciding our itinerary, if any of you have favorite safe running spots, especially that we can get to from our sloop and dingy. Thank you for any advise you can share, and best wishes all around.
-Ginger

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Re: where to safely go running [Re: ginger] #103507
07/23/2016 01:33 PM
07/23/2016 01:33 PM
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West Virgina
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On Norman, there is a path behind Pirates that goes up to a helicopter pad. It then branches off left and right and the paths follow the ridge. Beautiful views. I run up to the pad and back down. The ridge paths are a bit rough and rocky. Ankle sprain waiting to happen.. It's a little boring but a good workout.

Be ready for HILLS, hard to avoid. I'm used to them so I don't mind.

At Leverick you can run the road to the left of the resort. You can run toward Gorda Peak and run the road to to Hog Heaven. Steep! Great workout!
VG Yacht Harbor. Run the road either direction.

On JVD. Run from bay to bay. Again, HILLS but doable. Beautiful view!

When running on Tortola keep your head on a swivel when not on a sidewalk. There is a track downtown also.

Unless you are willing to do several hundred laps on the beach? I haven't found a good place to run on Cooper.

Hope this helps a little,
Jim W <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Cheers.gif" alt="" />

Last edited by jrw; 07/23/2016 01:38 PM.
Re: where to safely go running [Re: jrw] #103508
07/23/2016 03:05 PM
07/23/2016 03:05 PM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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Run the length of Apple Bay twenty times..beautiful and fun!

Re: where to safely go running [Re: ginger] #103509
07/23/2016 04:26 PM
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I've never had much luck finding "good places" to train on charter. But that's ok with me. Vacation is for fun and while, when conducive I will go run, swim etc. on vacation, not running for a week really isn't going to effect her training all that much.

Giving her legs a rest week might even be a good thing. Plenty of opportunity to swim or otherwise cross train without planning too much.

Re: where to safely go running [Re: Chriskal] #103510
07/23/2016 04:55 PM
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Peter island... They even have water jugs along the way!

Re: where to safely go running [Re: TepeRacing] #103511
07/23/2016 05:10 PM
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Re: where to safely go running [Re: warren460] #103512
07/23/2016 06:29 PM
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Re: where to safely go running [Re: Deepcut] #103513
07/23/2016 07:17 PM
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1) Virgin Gorda Yacht Club: ran from there up to the Baths and beyond. No sidewalks so you have to be careful of traffic
2) Trellis Bay: ran from dock past airport and off Beef Island onto Tortola. Again careful of traffic
3) Bitter End Yacht Club: trails over to and through Biras Creek Resort.

Good luck with training and like one poster stated, sometimes it good to have some time off from running.

Re: where to safely go running [Re: ginger] #103514
07/24/2016 11:26 AM
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Isn't that interesting... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" /> We are going to Virgin Gorda for a long weekend and I was just going to post the same question about running in the area around Spanish Town. We usually stay at Saba Rock and do a lot of hiking, and am not as familiar with the town area.

P.S. There is a 1/2 marathon 12/3/16 in Tortola that is flat and fun.


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Re: where to safely go running [Re: ginger] #103515
07/24/2016 02:00 PM
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Some run on the road right along the ocean between Roadtown and West End. As mentioned it is where they will have the 1/2 marathon in December. A couple friends are using our place on Virgin Gorda and going to run in it. Now traffic moves fast so be careful. In May I think Dive BVI and others have some events from Spanishtown up North sound Road out to Mahoe over the hills. I see runners on North Sound road frequently but again lots of hills curves, narrow roads and some fast moving local traffic. All in all..it would be safer to swim. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />

Re: where to safely go running [Re: Will_L] #103516
07/24/2016 03:37 PM
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You can enjoy a great 4 mile run from the Anegada anchorage all the way to Cow Wreck on beaches - head left as you face land <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" /> -- nice to jump in the water when you get hot too!


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Re: where to safely go running [Re: rfrimmel] #103517
08/01/2016 04:35 PM
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The road from Virgin Gorda Yacht Harbour to the Baths is easy as pie. No traffic at 6 am. But if someone is looking for a long run, it would be necessary to do multiple loops. I didn't bring my Garmin, but I don't think it's longer than 1 1/2 miles.


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