It’s June, which means it’s time to start making the most of the lighter mornings and evenings. And yes, running really is the best way to do such a thing.
There’s nothing quite like a morning sunrise, or evening sunset, to help you on your way as you train for your next race – especially around England’s capital.
So in a bid to help London runners make the most of this summer’s sunshine, the team behind adidas Runners has put together five runs across the city.
Each route caters for different runners, and varies in distance, location and gradient. So if you’re interested in mixing up your training, why not give one a go?
Hornsey Lane Sunset (6.5km)
Starting off in Finsbury Park, this peaceful green retreat offers runners landscapes far removed from the hectic London lifestyle and office environment, whilst providing a great setting to make the most of the nicer weather. This run is suited to those based in North East London, and is both scenic and easy to fit into a busy day.
Kings Stairs (6.5km)
Aside from its historic past, Kings Stairs Gardens offers marvellous views along the river while also providing an alternative view of the urban skyline. This run is perfect for city workers who enjoy a more nature-filled experience. It’s also a short enough distance, which means it can easily be completed after a long day’s work.
Sawyers Hill Sunrise (11km)
The largest of London’s Royal Parks, Richmond Park boasts an array of wildlife and greenery, as well as two vantage points for those wishing to capture London at its finest. Starting and finishing at the entrance of Richmond Park, this one soaks up a number of the area’s best viewpoints – and is perfect for intermediate and advanced runners around South West London.
West Carriage Drive Sunrise (6km)
The largest of the four Royal Parks in the area, Hyde Park covers over 350 acres of greenery and boasts famous landmarks such as the Serpentine Lake and the Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. This route offers runners a scenic route, and is ideal for runners looking for a quick, scenic run in Central London.
Stave Hill Sunset (4km)
A short distance from Canada Water station, Stave Hill offers an artificial mound that makes up part of the Russia Dock Woodland and provides views over Canary Wharf, the City of London and much of south and central London. This 4km run offers South East London runners of all levels a great excuse to fit in a short run after work.
For more, visit Adidas Runners.