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Hi and welcome to the Barcelona Casual Runners group!
We are a bunch of sociable runners of all levels who enjoy running in good company. Chatting is an integral part of all our runs but we also sweat a lot! :-)
Our regular 10K runs are held on Mondays at Montjuïc and Tuesdays at the Ciutadella Park.
Apart from the usual runs, we occasionally organize long runs on weekends and organize around races. 
However, this doesn't mean you shouldn't come along if you cannot complete 10K or think you run too slowly. We are more than happy for people to come along and run any distance at any pace. People find fellow runners who share a similar pace, and running with others often results in surprising results.
We do have some regular runners that like to run as far as they can with us then drop off and go, and we have runners that sometimes cut the course to make it shorter. There really is NO pressure whatsoever.
We take a group photo after the run and usually go for a drink. Some come only for the drinks :)
So please, if you're not sure, sign up and come along anyway and try us out! We have not missed a single meetup since the group was founded, come hell or high water. 
We have been mentioned in the local press:
https://miniguide.co/article/barcelona-casual-runners

https://www.barcelona-metropolitan.com/features/sport/running/

https://www.barcelona-metropolitan.com/living/health/keeping-fit-without-a-gym-membership/

https://www.timeout.es/barcelona/es/deportes/correr-de-noche-en-barcelona
See you soon,
Your Casual Runners

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La Diagonal: ~15K from Plaza Tetuan

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Vamos a correr y después desayunar. Nos encontramos en la Plaza Tetuan a las 7:30 de la mañana y vamos a correr más o menos esta ruta
https://www.strava.com/activities/4982395043
El ritmo sería algo como 5:30 minutos por kilómetro y la distancia alrededor de 15K. De todos modos, la idea es acabar en nuestro bar habitual, La Querdia, Passeig de Pujades 33.

Run, then grab something to eat! We'll meet at Plaza Tetuan at 7:30 and take this route, more or less:
https://www.strava.com/activities/4982395043
The pace will be around 5:30 minutes per kilometer and the distance something around 15K. In any case, the idea is to have something to eat and drink at our usual place, La Querida, Passeig de Pujades 33.

Monday is Montjuic ! Time changed !

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We will meet by the Magic Fountain (Font Magica de Montjuic (https://goo.gl/maps/RWPuTcn8htM2)) - Plaça de Carles Buïgas at the end of the first stairs - just 2 minutes walking from placa Espana towards Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.

We'll decide the route on the day.. or just follow Olivier or Carlos ... ;)

We'll meet at 8pm but we'll start running at 8:10pm. Please be on time.

Normally we do about 8-10kms in an hour during which we climb to the castle at the top of Montjuic. The accumulated elevation is about 300m depending on the route.

Note that this is NOT a beginner's run. It can be quite challenging. We recommend that you only join this run if, on a flat course, you can do 10km in 50mins or less or really like running up hill! If not it might be better to first start with one of the beach runs on Tuesday or Thursday.

Starting from October it is getting dark pretty early and not all the streets of the route have lights. If you have a headlamp please bring it with you but it is not mandotory.

Let´s do the entire route together and after the training we can go as usual for a fresh drink at a bar nearby

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Quedamos en la Plaça de Carles Buïgas (donde está la Font Magica de Montjuic), exactamente aquí (https://goo.gl/maps/RWPuTcn8htM2), al lado de la barandilla que está al final de las primeras escaleras. Si vienes desde plaça Espanya, son 2 minutos caminando en dirección al Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.

Cada lunes hacemos un recorrido distinto por Montjuic que decidimos en el mismo día… o sencillamente seguimos a Carlos o Olivier… ;)

Nos encontramos a las 8, y empezamos a correr a las 8:10.

Normalmente hacemos más o menos 8-10 km en una hora, subiendo hasta el castillo en la cima de Montjuic, con un desnivel positivo total de cerca de 300 metros.

Es un entrenamiento exigente aunque accesible si ya tienes algo de experiencia corriendo. No está hecho para debutante. Por favor apúntate solo si puedes correr 10km en 50 minutos mas o menos.

De octubre a mayo el recorrido es de noche por lo que es recomendable llevar frontal, aunque si no tienes, no hace falta.

Realizamos todo el recorrido juntos y después del entreno solemos ir a tomar algo a un bar cercano.

Monday is Montjuic track example https://www.strava.com/activities/926870931
https://www.strava.com/activities/5431087155
https://www.strava.com/activities/5275162408

Carlos y OIivier

Barcelona Casual Runners Weekly Meetup

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We will meet at La Querida, Passeig de Puajades 33,
https://goo.gl/maps/u5ZpycVXeZb7XyeE9
You can leave your stuff there and we will begin running from outside the bar.

A description of the route is below for your information. After the run, we take a group photo and drink and/or eat at the bar.

We will chat a bit before starting to run. The distance is about 10 kilometers (~6 miles). However, there are plenty of opportunities to turn back before and sometimes people run a shorter distance. Each person runs at her/his own pace. Most of the time people are talking/chatting so it's honestly a casual run. Mini groups tend to form according to pace.

Please note people run at their own risk, and please if you have any medical condition make sure you let someone know and be sensible, run within your abilities.

And don't forget to check our facebook group for news and activities!

We kick off by running into the Ciutadella Park via the main gate. We then take a right to exit the park and immediately take a left to run alongside the round wall of the zoo (Passeig de Cicumvallacio). We then turn right at Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas and head towards the beach. We then take a left turn and run along the beach heading northeast. Along the coast, we cross the Passeig Maritim de la Mar Bella for a quick stop at the water fountain and then turn back. The main change on the way back is that we turn right at the tram station along the other wall of the zoo (continuation of Carrer de Wellington) and once we reach the end of the wall, we are back to Passeig Pujades where we will reconvene at the gate of the park for a group photo.

Monday is Montjuic ! Time changed !

Needs a location

We will meet by the Magic Fountain (Font Magica de Montjuic (https://goo.gl/maps/RWPuTcn8htM2)) - Plaça de Carles Buïgas at the end of the first stairs - just 2 minutes walking from placa Espana towards Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.

We'll decide the route on the day.. or just follow Olivier or Carlos ... ;)

We'll meet at 8pm but we'll start running at 8:10pm. Please be on time.

Normally we do about 8-10kms in an hour during which we climb to the castle at the top of Montjuic. The accumulated elevation is about 300m depending on the route.

Note that this is NOT a beginner's run. It can be quite challenging. We recommend that you only join this run if, on a flat course, you can do 10km in 50mins or less or really like running up hill! If not it might be better to first start with one of the beach runs on Tuesday or Thursday.

Starting from October it is getting dark pretty early and not all the streets of the route have lights. If you have a headlamp please bring it with you but it is not mandotory.

Let´s do the entire route together and after the training we can go as usual for a fresh drink at a bar nearby

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Quedamos en la Plaça de Carles Buïgas (donde está la Font Magica de Montjuic), exactamente aquí (https://goo.gl/maps/RWPuTcn8htM2), al lado de la barandilla que está al final de las primeras escaleras. Si vienes desde plaça Espanya, son 2 minutos caminando en dirección al Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.

Cada lunes hacemos un recorrido distinto por Montjuic que decidimos en el mismo día… o sencillamente seguimos a Carlos o Olivier… ;)

Nos encontramos a las 8, y empezamos a correr a las 8:10.

Normalmente hacemos más o menos 8-10 km en una hora, subiendo hasta el castillo en la cima de Montjuic, con un desnivel positivo total de cerca de 300 metros.

Es un entrenamiento exigente aunque accesible si ya tienes algo de experiencia corriendo. No está hecho para debutante. Por favor apúntate solo si puedes correr 10km en 50 minutos mas o menos.

De octubre a mayo el recorrido es de noche por lo que es recomendable llevar frontal, aunque si no tienes, no hace falta.

Realizamos todo el recorrido juntos y después del entreno solemos ir a tomar algo a un bar cercano.

Monday is Montjuic track example https://www.strava.com/activities/926870931
https://www.strava.com/activities/5431087155
https://www.strava.com/activities/5275162408

Carlos y OIivier

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