Originally Posted by Josh Whiting
What areas do run in James? I'm lucky as I'm in leafy SE London!
I live in Wimbledon at the foot of the hill that leads up to Wimbledon Common. Stiff climb and I'm on the Common in between 7 and 15 minutes depending which way I go. Then a further 3 miles on to Richmond Park.
Loads of quiet backstreets with challenging hills and I run them a lot at night. Do a lot of running on the Common and I run with my girlfriend in Richmond Park, Bushy Park, Windsor Great Park and along the Thames near Twickenham & Richmond (some of those involve car journeys).
I work in the City by Liverpool Street and run back to Waterloo about 4 evenings a week. Sometimes I stretch this out as far as Vauxhall or even Battersea Park to use the pull up and dip bars (although apparently only munchkins are aloud to do chins in London these days as all the bars have been dropped in height). I can do my work to Waterloo with a rucksack in 18 minutes which beats the Tube in the summer.