There will be no summer holidays this year but as I stepped out of my front door this morning, it felt like I was on holiday. Warm sun, soft gentle breeze, golden light over Greenwich Park. I found out on Friday that this year’s London Marathon will go ahead on October 4th – but it will be an elite only event. The rest of us have the option of running a virtual Marathon – as long as we complete 26.6 miles on Sunday October 4th, we get a 40th anniversary medal. And also, be part of London Marathon sporting history at the same time. The photo below was take approximately 2km into my 5km tempo run while listening to Four Tet’s Love Cry. Take microholidays where you can. Leave the madness for a few minutes. Don’t forget to breathe.
One of the joys of running is discovering new parts of London. I followed the Waterway Cycle Route 21 which runs between Greenwich and Beckenham. My running soundtrack courtesy of BBC Sounds:
Starting out with John Finnemore’s sublime Cabin Pressure – the airline where no job is too small, but many jobs are too difficult…
Then I had my own digital dance Glastonbury to carry me through the remaining miles:
Four Tet at Glastonbury 2016 a glorious mix including a rather wonderfully twisted minimal track ‘In Here’ by Joy Orbison and Boddika
Andy C at Glastonbury 2015 – acid beats and drops and suddenly the final push up Lewisham Hill doesn’t seem so bad.
Running during a pandemic. How beautiful and serene this city of ours…
Westminster Bridge April 12 2020 around 945am